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(Yahoo)   If you join the Iraqi military, choose to be a sailor   ( divider line
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2003-03-25 01:07:09 PM  
She says they are peaceful. NO shiat. Are 12 guys in a foreign country going to go around kicking old men and dogs.
2003-03-25 01:10:57 PM  
Wow, stuck in Italy where you don't even have to do anything. Sounds like my kind of service!
2003-03-25 04:53:22 PM  
No thanks, I have a strange aversion to go near places full of Iraqi seamen.
2003-03-25 04:54:28 PM  
Now, having not read the article of course, I would think that being in the Iraqi Navy would be very, very bad. Considering that you're talking about costal patrol boats against the, you know, USS Theodore Roosevelt and her entire battlegroup.

Just a thought...
2003-03-25 04:55:20 PM  

2003-03-25 04:55:52 PM  
Read the article Whodat...
2003-03-25 04:56:14 PM  
Where do they get their money from? Is Saddam paying them to sit around?

This is odd. Something is not adding up here.
2003-03-25 04:56:43 PM  
Dosn't sound bad to me...Maybe I could learn ta liek coffee for a change
2003-03-25 04:57:10 PM  
Now, having read the article, I would think being in the Iraqi navy would be the coolest thing in the world.
2003-03-25 04:57:12 PM  

You've inspired me!

2003-03-25 04:57:48 PM  
Fark...I knew I was gonna screw up on the first, ummm...try
2003-03-25 04:58:33 PM  
the "Pink Benny" cafe?
2003-03-25 04:58:43 PM  
Oh good.

This settles the internal debate I've been having over which branch of the Iraqi service I should enlist in.

(can i still get the kosher meal plan?)
2003-03-25 04:58:53 PM  
It's a tough assignment. But somebody's gotta do it.
2003-03-25 04:59:21 PM  
"The ships, the Iraqis are part of the landscape here," resident Vittorio Ricci

..and they are becoming less and less a part of the landscape in Iraq.
2003-03-25 05:00:03 PM  
I wish I was stuck in Italy in spring... *sigh*
2003-03-25 05:00:28 PM  
Do you get to choose what branch of the "service" you are in in Iraq?
2003-03-25 05:00:37 PM  
that's farking awesome. and i bet that saddam does pay them to sit on their asses. i'm sure it's nominally to protect the warships, but no one in italy is going after the ships, so there's nothing for them to do. damn, someone needs to pay me to live in italy, raise a flag in the morning, and then drink coffee the rest of the day...
2003-03-25 05:02:23 PM  
All your sandcastles belong to us.
2003-03-25 05:03:13 PM  
Hey, I've been to the Cinque Terre! It's beautiful!

That's all I have to say.
2003-03-25 05:07:05 PM  
I smell a screenplay somewhere in here...

2003-03-25 05:07:09 PM  
I've seen some good posts for and against the war here so I'd like to invite everyone to this board for all of their trolling needs on the war.
Please come and post. The more people argue the more democracy lives!

Ok so everything I said about good and bad posts is mostly a lie but that really is a link to a good message board. =p
2003-03-25 05:07:36 PM  
Is it just me, or have their been an unbelievably large number of articles posted today? Maybe I'm just used to hanging out on slow news days.

The server, she's gonna blow, cap'n

/bad Scottie impression
2003-03-25 05:07:59 PM  
I guess it beats being in Iraq right now.
2003-03-25 05:08:14 PM  
Hope that poor little Italian port doesn't catch some "shock and awe". You know, those ships could be hiding some WoMD. Can of Raid. Moldy bread. Who knows?
2003-03-25 05:10:10 PM  
"Every nation has a choice to make. In this conflict, there is no neutral ground. If any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents, they have become outlaws and murderers, themselves. And they will take that lonely path at their own peril." - GW October 2001

If Italy chooses to harbor the enemy then clearly, we must act.
2003-03-25 05:14:23 PM  
Sounds like the Ethiopian navy after Eritrea seperated. Ethiopia is now landlocked. Its ships (don't know if they still have them) were stuck in some foreign port. The sailors maintained and painted them, but they didn't really have a purpose. Maybe if they mounted tracks on them...
2003-03-25 05:15:21 PM  
"Italy impounded Iraq (news - web sites)'s two most modern warships, the bulk of its navy, 12 years ago..."

Holy shiat their most modern ships are 12 years old, never been used, and is the bulk of their Navy?
2003-03-25 05:15:37 PM  
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"Hellllooooo Sailor!"
2003-03-25 05:17:09 PM  
Perhaps they just fear the mightly Italian military.
2003-03-25 05:17:40 PM  
considering that Iraq has very little coast line in the Persian Gulf, it's no surprise that they have such a small Navy.

America should find these guys, make them surrender and use the boats. Then we can sell them for a profit to somebody ;)

2003-03-25 05:21:16 PM  
Dunno - ..and they are becoming less and less a part of the landscape in Iraq.

I would have said "more and more". what with becoming greasy splashes and all
2003-03-25 05:22:12 PM  
The Navy gets the gravy
but the Army gets the beans,
beans, beans, beans, beans,
beans, beans, beans, beans.
2003-03-25 05:23:34 PM  
Thank you Mr.Hanky for stealing my idea.
funny stuff
2003-03-25 05:24:09 PM  
they'll just join the french foreign legion when the war is over.
2003-03-25 05:30:54 PM  
Iraqi's love able bodied sea men.
2003-03-25 05:40:17 PM  
As farker MFDB2 states:

"The Village People didn't write any songs about the Air Force".
2003-03-25 05:40:34 PM  
refill on my espresso please, thanks.
/iraqi sailor
2003-03-25 05:42:33 PM  
"Rainbow colored peace flags"
WTF?I thought the rainbow flag meant something entirely different.
(not that there's anything wrong with that)
2003-03-25 05:50:03 PM  
How much are they getting paid? And are they still collecting paychecks since the bombs started falling? The only thing that would ruin a great job like that would be runing out of cash.
2003-03-25 06:00:55 PM  
It's espresso and shopping every day in the French Navy.
2003-03-25 06:05:57 PM Ahkmed says "I don't see any WHEEEEELS!"

/old joke
2003-03-25 06:13:00 PM  
Why is it that government jobs are always the easiest?

I wish I could get paid to sit around an Italian port watching a ship that'll never go anywhere. Just have to brush up on my Italian.

2003-03-25 06:16:39 PM  
I don't get it what does "wheels" have to do with anything.
2003-03-25 06:41:49 PM  
Actually, this is good advice if you are joining the US military and don't want to get into any sort of messy ground combat. Just keep it in your pants if you go to Japan.
2003-03-25 06:56:29 PM  
This is all well and good until your tour of duty rotation sends you back to patrolling the moat around Saddam's house.
2003-03-25 07:13:46 PM  

Lucky bastards.

What's landlocked Iraq gonna do with a navy anyway?
2003-03-25 07:21:02 PM  
*points Keelin towards a geography book*
2003-03-25 07:22:34 PM  
If it was built 12 years ago it might have been ordered when Iraq was expecting its coastline to suddenly increase in size with the addition of Kuwait.
2003-03-25 07:35:34 PM  
03-25-03 04:56:14 PM ZipBeep
Where do they get their money from? Is Saddam paying them to sit around?

They probably have to send back reports every so often.

"Uh yeah Saddam, we got these guys right where we want them. No one suspects a thing. Operation: Secret Espresso awaits your command...(laughter in background) sshh! you'll blow our cover, fool!"
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