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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GORRILLA, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. GORRILLA

    GORRILLA 1/2 ton status

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    > >Speech from British Commander...
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    > >22 March 2003
    > >
    > >With one phrase, Lt. Col. Tim Collins, commander of the 1st Battalion of
    > >the Royal Irish, summed up the task in hand for the British forces
    waiting
    > >to remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq. Collins was addressing his 800 men,
    > an
    > >arm of Britain's 16 Air Assault Brigade, at Fort Blair Mayne, a Kuwaiti
    > >desert camp 20 miles south of the Iraqi border. Here is as much of his
    > >extraordinary speech as has been reported.
    > >
    > >
    > >"We go to liberate not to conquer. We will not fly our flags in their
    > >country. We are entering Iraq to free a people and the only flag which
    > will
    > >be flown in that ancient land is their own. Show respect for them.
    > >
    > >"There are some who are alive at this moment who will not be alive
    > shortly.
    > >Those who do not wish to go on that journey, we will not send. As for the
    > >others I expect you to rock their world. Wipe them out if that is what
    > they
    > >choose. But if you are ferocious in battle remember to be magnanimous in
    > >victory.
    > >
    > >"Iraq is steeped in history. It is the site of the Garden of Eden, of the
    > >Great Flood and the birthplace of Abraham. Tread lightly there. You will
    > >see things that no man could pay to see and you will have to go a long
    way
    > >to find a more decent, generous and upright people than the Iraqis. You
    > >will be embarrassed by their hospitality even though they have nothing.
    > >Don't treat them as refugees for they are in their own country. Their
    > >children will be poor, in years to come they will know that the light of
    > >liberation in their lives was brought by you.
    > >
    > >"If there are casualties of war then remember that when they woke up and
    > >got dressed in the morning they did not plan to die this day. Allow them
    > >dignity in death. Bury them properly and mark their graves.
    > >
    > >"It is my foremost intention to bring every single one of you out alive
    > but
    > >there may be people among us who will not see the end of this campaign.
    We
    > >will put them in their sleeping bags and send them back. There will be no
    > >time for sorrow.
    > >
    > >"The enemy should be in no doubt that we are his nemesis and that we are
    > >bringing about his rightful destruction. There are many regional
    > commanders
    > >who have stains on their souls and they are stoking the fires of hell for
    > >Saddam. He and his forces will be destroyed by this coalition for what
    > they
    > >have done. As they die they will know their deeds have brought them to
    > this
    > >place. Show them no pity.
    > >
    > >"It is a big step to take another human life. It is not to be done
    > lightly.
    > >I know of men who have taken life needlessly in other conflicts, I can
    > >assure you they live with the mark of Cain upon them. If someone
    > surrenders
    > >to you then remember they have that right in international law and ensure
    > >that one day they go home to their family.
    > >
    > >"The ones who wish to fight, well, we aim to please.
    > >"If you harm the regiment or its history by over-enthusiasm in killing or
    > >in cowardice, know it is your family who will suffer. You will be shunned
    > >unless your conduct is of the highest for your deeds will follow you down
    > >through history. We will bring shame on neither our uniform or our
    nation.
    > >
    > >"Regarding the use by Saddam of chemical or biological weapons: It is not
    > a
    > >question of if, it's a question of when. We know he has already devolved
    > >the decision to lower commanders, and that means he has already taken the
    > >decision himself. If we survive the first strike we will survive the
    > >attack.
    > >
    > >"As for ourselves, let's bring everyone home and leave Iraq a better
    place
    > >for us having been there.
    > >
    > >"Our business now is north."
    > >
    >
     
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  3. GORRILLA

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    TTT.
    I had to bring this one back.
    For my ancestors.
    G B Y K U S.
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    That is a perfect speech. I am really impressed and thankful to the british for what they did in the war. Talk about a true friend.
     
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