Thread: Australian Chickenshits
#1 Australian ChickenshitsgatorGuest06-01-2008, 09:02 AM
Australia turns chckenshit on us:
Australia Ends Iraq Combat Operations
Sunday, June 01, 2008
SYDNEY, Australia — Australia, a staunch U.S. ally and one of the first countries to commit troops to the Iraq war five years ago, ended combat operations there Sunday, a Defense Department official said.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was swept into office in November largely on the promise that he would bring home the country's 550 combat troops by the middle of 2008.
Rudd has said the Iraq deployment has made Australia more of a target for terrorism.
The combat troops are expected to return home over the next few weeks. Local media reports said the first of the soldiers had already landed in Australia on Sunday afternoon.
SonnabendGuest06-01-2008, 09:29 AM
We have troops in Afghanistan and that number will increase as time goes on, Our navy works the gulf.Our civiilian advisors remain.
Two thirds of our troops remain in Iraq and more to go to other theatres.The troops that come home will rest, retrain, re equip and then redeploy, probably to Afghanistan.
Or Timor. Or the Philippines. Or Aceh. Or the Solomons where trouble is brewing.
We are not "chickenshit" and I am offended beyond words at you, Gator.You know better than this..or you should.
Last edited by Sonnabend; 06-01-2008 at 09:55 AM.
SonnabendGuest06-01-2008, 09:33 AM
Additionally...how dare you denigrate the actions of others and how dare you insult a nation that has stood by you through thick and thin.May I remind you that the support of the US and this war is what cost Joihn Howard the election, is what has divided this nation and that the action to remove troops is not broadly supported.
Our SAS dropped behind enemy lines pre OIF, we have served time and again and helped the US in times when needed..we will continue to do so in other theatres, our commitment to Iraq and the WOT is as it has always been.
I might also add that the fact they can leave safely is proof they have done their job well and done what they came there to do....mission complete.
The words you are looking for are THANK and YOU.
06-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Yes, please except our apologies for Gator. Honestly, I don't know what gets into him sometimes.
06-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Gator seems to think this sort of behavior makes the forum more interesting. He pulled the same crap at NU. Hopefully someday Rob will come to his senses about gator.
Sonnabend please also accept my apology for gator being an ass. Australia is a good ally to America and the vast majority of us are very grateful.
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. -Robert Heinlein"
06-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Who, exactly, are the Austratians?At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
SonnabendGuest06-01-2008, 10:47 AM
AUSTRALIA may boost its troop numbers in Afghanistan under a new surge strategy drafted by the US to crush a revived Taliban insurgency.
The news comes amid fresh security fears after at least seven people were killed in a bombing at the luxury Kabul hotel that houses the Australian embassy.
Australia would withdraw about half of its 1,000 troops from Iraq and consider sending them to Afghanistan if the government changes at elections next week, an opposition lawmaker said Friday.
Joel Fitzgibbon, the opposition Labor Party’s defence spokesman, said 550 combat troops currently in Iraq were a “misallocation of resources,” and could be redeployed to Afghanistan."
AUSTRALIA is preparing to send hundreds more troops to Afghanistan's southern Oruzgan province, where deadly contacts with Taliban fighters have escalated in recent months.
By the middle of next year, Australia - whether under a Labor or Coalition government - will have more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than it does in Iraq.
A commitment for a slight increase in the number of Australian troops based at Tarin Kowt as part of a reconstruction force is expected before the election because of a withdrawal of troops from The Netherlands.
In addition to an increase in troops to replace the Dutch soldiers, a mortar team has just been dispatched, 110 crew and support staff for two Chinook helicopters are preparing to go and there are plans for increased RAAF surveillance over southern Afghanistan.
Australia has about 970 military in Afghanistan, including infantry and special forces as well as an RAAF air traffic control group based at Kandahar. The final figure next year will depend on how many troops the Dutch withdraw, and to what extent Australians fill the gap.
AUSTRALIAN reconstruction troops in Afghanistan have come under heavy attack twice in recent days in sustained and co-ordinated assaults forming their toughest challenge yet from Taliban fighters.
Until now, the reconstruction troops — unlike Australian special forces — have not been involved in intense combat.
No Australians were injured in the attacks, but a number of Taliban fighters were killed, their forces repelled with the support of armoured vehicles and helicopter gunships.
SonnabendGuest06-01-2008, 10:48 AMWho, exactly, are the Austratians?
The people who keep watch on some of the worst jihadi hotbeds in the world
Any more questions?.
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