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  1. 01 Dec '10 15:53
    (Reuters) - An Iraqi civilian died after U.S. forces opened fire on his car on Sunday as it approached a military convoy near Baghdad's airport, the U.S. military said.

    The road where the incident took place is near a U.S. base and is used by U.S. military convoys frequently.

    "A U.S. convoy traveling on the main road to Baghdad International Airport attempted to stop a civilian vehicle approaching at high speed from the rear without its lights on," it said in a statement.

    An Interior Ministry source told Reuters the victim was an airport communications engineer.

    "The driver failed to slow down, turn on his lights or react to hand-and-arm signals and other escalation-of-force procedures from the convoy," the U.S. military said.

    "As a result, the vehicle was perceived as a threat and a decision was made to engage it with small-arms fire in order to stop it and to protect the convoy from possible attack."

    U.S. forces ended combat operations officially on August 31. Their patrols are rarely seen in the streets and their main role is to advise and train Iraqi forces.

    The remaining 50,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq must leave the country by the end of 2011 under a bilateral security accord.

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday that Iraq's police and army had proved they could control security, adding there was no need for any other international force to help the country.

    Overall violence has fallen sharply in Iraq since the height of the sectarian slaughter in 2006-2007 but killings and bombings still occur daily, followed every few weeks by a major, devastating assault by insurgents.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    01 Dec '10 15:55
    Very strange title for this event.
  3. 01 Dec '10 15:57
    The signal Americans use to stop Iraqis means come here to Iraqis. And then they get killed.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    01 Dec '10 15:58
    Originally posted by Chant22
    The signal Americans use to stop Iraqis means come here to Iraqis. And then they get killed.
    Really? What signal is that?
  5. 01 Dec '10 16:01
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Really? What signal is that?
    I think it's a closed fist. It doesn't happen as much as it did in the start but a lot of Iraqis have died through this misunderstanding.
  6. 01 Dec '10 16:25
    Nothing better then a knife in the back of a witch burning at the stake. . Una!
  7. 01 Dec '10 17:19
    Originally posted by Chant22
    I think it's a closed fist. It doesn't happen as much as it did in the start but a lot of Iraqis have died through this misunderstanding.
    That sound quite unlikely. For one because I have never known a closed fist to be used as a signal to stop. A second reason, because that is the sort of thing that might happen once or twice and after that this sort of misunderstanding finds it's way in army training for deployment in Iraq. Do you have any good sources to back that up ?
  8. 02 Dec '10 02:31 / 1 edit
    You can learn about some of the hand signals American soliders/Iraqis use here.

    http://savageminds.org/2008/09/28/how-not-to-signal-stop/
  9. 02 Dec '10 03:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Chant22
    I think it's a closed fist. It doesn't happen as much as it did in the start but a lot of Iraqis have died through this misunderstanding.
  10. 02 Dec '10 04:00
    Originally posted by Chant22
    The signal Americans use to stop Iraqis means come here to Iraqis. And then they get killed.
    you're full of crap
  11. 02 Dec '10 04:17
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  12. 02 Dec '10 04:22
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I dont think so. how do you figure we have our tail between our legs? are you referring to the "war" that took a matter of days to finish?
  13. 02 Dec '10 12:48
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    you're full of crap
    Yep, it sounds like an urban legend.
    Maybe someone from Iraq can tell us?
  14. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    02 Dec '10 12:57
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Yep, it sounds like an urban legend.
    Maybe someone from Iraq can tell us?
    ....terminal silence,

    ............................the only interruption coinciding with a shoe being launched.....
  15. 02 Dec '10 13:16
    Originally posted by kmax87
    ....terminal silence,

    ............................the only interruption coinciding with a shoe being launched.....
    I'm sure that was very clever in some way but I don't get it.

    I know someone from Iraq, next time I see him I'll ask.

    There is that better?