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Funkodrom
25-03-2003, 17:23:43
BBC news ticker is reporting that British troops are firing on Iraqi positions in Basra in support of an uprising in the city.

TAZ
25-03-2003, 17:28:56
They are talking about it on Radio 5 right now...

Venom
25-03-2003, 17:31:42
An uprising against us?

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:34:06
not much about it on the internet.

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:36:15
I hate it when BBC gives a clickable link that goes nowhere.

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:36:56
uprising against sadam, I believe.

Venom
25-03-2003, 17:38:39
Ok, that makes more sense then I was a might bit confused.

BigGameHunter
25-03-2003, 17:39:33
The "irregular" troops in Basra have been menacing the citizenry--so they must be getting a little taste of their own medicine?

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:40:29
Originally posted by Venom
Ok, that makes more sense then I was a might bit confused. Sure sounds like it.

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:41:30
This is a good test for who's fast with the news coverage. So far only bbc makes a brief mention of it.

Funkodrom
25-03-2003, 17:43:10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2885713.stm

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:52:35
How come that link isn't on the frontpage of the bbc site???

Sean
25-03-2003, 17:54:19
It is. Under ‘UK’.

Drekkus
25-03-2003, 17:59:50
pfff, stupid.

Anyway, I hope the brits don't leave it at shooting from a distance. If it's a real uprising, they should jump in and help. Pictures of iraqis fighting with brits agains sadam loyalists would do a world of good for PR.

Gary
25-03-2003, 18:36:39
How come I didn't see this thread when I refreshed the page a few minutes ago ?

Sean
25-03-2003, 18:39:52
We tried to hide it from you. It worked just long enough to make you look a fool.

Venom
25-03-2003, 18:43:56
Because you're blind or illiterate.

protein
25-03-2003, 18:54:01
They are also uprising against coalition forces.

notyoueither
25-03-2003, 20:46:40
Where is that reported?

Venom
26-03-2003, 00:32:22
Protein is making that up.

Sir Penguin
26-03-2003, 00:36:25
Originally posted by Drekkus
pfff, stupid.

www.cbc.ca has a section of their front page devoted to the war, and they still manage to post seemingly random war articles under their BC local news section.

SP

Shining1
26-03-2003, 00:40:28
Thanks for the link, Mike.

Drekkus
26-03-2003, 15:19:34
Can't believe we know little more than 22 hours ago.