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MSNBC, the Marines, Southern Iraq, hospital, torture, France

Kadarin

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This message is just a troll, but it's an interesting one...

So I'm watching MSNBC just now, and they went to a report from NBC's Cary Sanders, who was with the (2nd Battalion, 8th Marines) Marines when they went through a "hospital" recently liberated from Saddam's military, and they were discussing some of the evidence that the place was used for torture. There were boxes which contained cut up remains of US military uniforms, bloodstained. In one room was a bed with a large battery lying next to it, and the marine who was being interviewed believed torture likely occurred there. The curious thing? The battery was clearly labeled "FRANCE" in large letters. At the same location, they also found and showed gas masks and chemical suits.
 

Kadarin

Lifer
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Originally posted by: FoBoT
are you suggesting it was staged?
Not at all. It appears to have been for real. I just had to post it when I saw FRANCE labeled on the battery...
 

Dangermouse33

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Damn the Iraqi militia. I hope they all get killed soon, or get captured and put on trial for war crimes.
 

Mookow

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Originally posted by: Astaroth33
This message is just a troll, but it's an interesting one...

So I'm watching MSNBC just now, and they went to a report from NBC's Cary Sanders, who was with the (2nd Battalion, 8th Marines) Marines when they went through a "hospital" recently liberated from Saddam's military, and they were discussing some of the evidence that the place was used for torture. There were boxes which contained cut up remains of US military uniforms, bloodstained. In one room was a bed with a large battery lying next to it, and the marine who was being interviewed believed torture likely occurred there. The curious thing? The battery was clearly labeled "FRANCE" in large letters. At the same location, they also found and showed gas masks and chemical suits.
There is a silver lining in this. Just the fact that now the Marines are going to be PISSED OFF... and given the choice between having to confront the angry hand of god, or a bunch of pissed off marines... well, its like the question "who would win in football... God, or Ditka? HA, trick question, Ditka = God"
 

Nemesis77

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Originally posted by: Astaroth33
In one room was a bed with a large battery lying next to it, and the marine who was being interviewed believed torture likely occurred there. The curious thing? The battery was clearly labeled "FRANCE" in large letters.
Battery? As in car-battery? And what do you think it means if it's proven that Iraq bought car-batteries from France?
 

SuperTool

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Originally posted by: Nemesis77
Originally posted by: Astaroth33
In one room was a bed with a large battery lying next to it, and the marine who was being interviewed believed torture likely occurred there. The curious thing? The battery was clearly labeled "FRANCE" in large letters.
Battery? As in car-battery? And what do you think it means if it's proven that Iraq bought car-batteries from France?
It means that the battery wasn't Made in the USA
 

Mookow

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Apr 24, 2001
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Originally posted by: Nemesis77
Originally posted by: Astaroth33
In one room was a bed with a large battery lying next to it, and the marine who was being interviewed believed torture likely occurred there. The curious thing? The battery was clearly labeled "FRANCE" in large letters.
Battery? As in car-battery? And what do you think it means if it's proven that Iraq bought car-batteries from France?
IT MEANS WE SHOULD BOMB PARIS!!!!!!!!!!



Or something like that :p
 

AndrewR

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Oct 9, 1999
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Originally posted by: sandorski
Damn French Torture Batteries. :D
You want to joke about US servicemen and women being tortured? You're about as low a form of human life as has ever existed on this planet. Why don't you visit a US military installation and start telling some jokes about that? :|
 

sandorski

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Oct 10, 1999
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Originally posted by: AndrewR
Originally posted by: sandorski
Damn French Torture Batteries. :D
You want to joke about US servicemen and women being tortured? You're about as low a form of human life as has ever existed on this planet. Why don't you visit a US military installation and start telling some jokes about that? :|
Good grief.
 

HappyNic

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Since it was a hospital maybe they were tring to save some badly wounded US POWs, that's why theirs cut up uniform and blood stains. The "france" car battry could be also use as a power source for lighting, medical equitment, radio, etc.

But the chances of that happening is pretty slim. :(
 

XMan

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Originally posted by: sandorski
Originally posted by: AndrewR
Originally posted by: sandorski
Damn French Torture Batteries. :D
You want to joke about US servicemen and women being tortured? You're about as low a form of human life as has ever existed on this planet. Why don't you visit a US military installation and start telling some jokes about that? :|
Good grief.
Good grief is right, what sort of moron are you, Sandorski?
 

sandorski

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Oct 10, 1999
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Originally posted by: X-Man
Originally posted by: sandorski
Originally posted by: AndrewR
Originally posted by: sandorski
Damn French Torture Batteries. :D
You want to joke about US servicemen and women being tortured? You're about as low a form of human life as has ever existed on this planet. Why don't you visit a US military installation and start telling some jokes about that? :|
Good grief.
Good grief is right, what sort of moron are you, Sandorski?
It as a fargin joke, not a joke about US troops or anyone else being tortured!
 

Purgatory-Z

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Jan 17, 2000
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Originally posted by: sandorski
Originally posted by: X-Man
Originally posted by: sandorski
Originally posted by: AndrewR
Originally posted by: sandorski
Damn French Torture Batteries. :D
You want to joke about US servicemen and women being tortured? You're about as low a form of human life as has ever existed on this planet. Why don't you visit a US military installation and start telling some jokes about that? :|
Good grief.
Good grief is right, what sort of moron are you, Sandorski?
It as a fargin joke, not a joke about US troops or anyone else being tortured!

Your "fargin joke" is misplaced, rude, and offensive. I'm glad to see you can
in laughter about Marines being tortured (who were then executed). Do yourself a favor and think before you post such clearly idiotic statements.

-Purg-Z

 

sandorski

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Oct 10, 1999
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I just reread the whole thread and now realize my "joke" was tasteless. I'm sorry and hope that the possibility that US Marines or others have been tortured there is untrue.
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: HappyNic
Since it was a hospital maybe they were tring to save some badly wounded US POWs, that's why theirs cut up uniform and blood stains. The "france" car battry could be also use as a power source for lighting, medical equitment, radio, etc.

But the chances of that happening is pretty slim. :(
Of course, that's the spin al-Jazeera and the Iraqi "Ministry of Information" would put on it..
 

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