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Old 24-03-2016, 08:27 PM   #61
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"Highway of Death" Iraqi Army Armed Retreat from Kuwait 1991..
Originally Posted by loughers View Post
A true hero - not a keyboard warrior..
There is nothing heroic about war..Just a lot of suffering..
The Highway of Death refers to a road between Kuwait and Basra on which retreating units of the Iraqi army as well as Iraqi civilians were attacked and destroyed by American aircraft and ground forces during the UN Coalition offensive in the Gulf War, on the night of February 26-February 27, 1991, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of vehicles and the deaths of an unknown and disputed number of Iraqi soldiers and civilians.
When you type keyboard warrior, who exactly are you referring to ?
Originally Posted by loughers View Post
The Battle of Basra was a major engagement of the Zanj Rebellion, fought on September 7–10, 871.

2003 - The Battle of Basra While elements of the Parachute Regiment cleared the 'old quarter' of the city that was inaccessible to vehicles..Entering Basra had only been achieved after two weeks of conflict, which included the biggest tank battle of the war by British forces when the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks on 27 March..US and UK forces both used depleted uranium munitions in the course of the battle..Basra officials contested the use of these weapons, saying that depleted uranium used during the 1991 Gulf War was responsible for birth defects and cancer among the city's population..British paratroopers fought two companies of Iraqi infantry in the Rumaila oil fields, killing or wounding about two-hundred..The Paras called in close air support from RAF Harriers and US A10 “tankbusters” during the battle...

Aerial view of a destroyed Iraqi column..

The use of DU in munitions is controversial because of concerns about potential long-term health effects..Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be affected by exposure to uranium, a toxic metal..The actual level of acute and chronic toxicity of DU is also controversial. Several studies using cultured cells and laboratory rodents suggest the possibility of leukemogenic, genetic, reproductive, and neurological effects from chronic exposure..A 2005 epidemiology review concluded: "In aggregate the human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of birth defects in offspring of persons exposed to DU"..
Its a pity that DU is not made of straw..This time, he appears in a Christmas special, where he puts on his party head and heads off to the Scarecrow ball..
(Proverbs 23:12):"Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge"

(Amenemope, ch. 1):"Give thine ears, hear the words that are said, give thine heart to interpret them."..'m awfully sorry, but I'm afraid we're going to have to occupy your haus..Have you ever been liberated before?..I've just been on to Monty..He thinks Market Garden Pea was successful..My communications are completely broken down..Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?..Hail Mary full of grace...

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