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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-06-06T02:27:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=27&t=3054 2006-06-06T02:27:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30880#p30880 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:27 am


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2006-06-06T01:27:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30867#p30867 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> Statistics: Posted by 601blues — Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:27 am


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2006-06-06T00:55:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30864#p30864 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> Statistics: Posted by mickeypainless — Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:55 am


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2006-06-06T00:21:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30857#p30857 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]>
And all I can think is....finally, we're back on topic.
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Sorry 'bout that.

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:21 am


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2006-06-05T23:45:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30855#p30855 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]>
http://www.buzolich.com/indecorum/2005/ ... omb-squad/

WARNING - This site contains a link to a video that is very graphic.

Statistics: Posted by dcblues — Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:45 pm


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2006-06-03T16:07:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30643#p30643 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> "BBQ anyone?"... who would ever know what conversations go on under these innocent-sounding thread titles...

Tommy and J.D., I have complete respect and admiration for you guys - what you have been through and the class you maintain despite it all. Tommy, that's a great letter you wrote. Reading between the lines in the response, it sounds like the guy basically agrees with you but can't say so (paper trail). Lots of food for thought in both of your posts. I can't help thinking that if people like you, who have actually been there at the sharp end of the stick, were in charge of policy the military wouldn't be exploited so recklessly for political ends.

Regarding the press, here's a situation where they were used by a commander to good effect. During the Balkan war in the early 90s Canadian troops were deployed as part of a United Nations *peacekeeping* force (what peace??) in Croatia. The Croatians, under Commander Rahim Ademi, tried to block the Canadian's entry into the the area they were supposed to protect. After taking heavy casualties in a 15 hour firefight, the Croatians agreed to meet the Canadian Commander, Lt.-Col. Jim Calvin, to negotiate a ceasefire. From http://www.balkanpeace.org/wcs/wct/wctu/wctc003.shtml

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Calvin met with Ademi at his headquarters in a town near the fighting. Ademi sat on one side of the table, blustering and yelling at the Canadians. "He looked like he was enjoying the role he was playing," says Calvin. "Emotions were very high and I was irate my men were getting shot at." But after an hour and a half, Ademi finally relented and promised to pull his troops out at noon the next day.

The Croatian commander, however, was determined to terrorize the Serb civilians living in the area before he left. By 10 a.m. the next morning, a thick umbrella of smoke covered all four towns in the Medak Pocket as the Croats tried to kill or destroy everything in their wake. The Canadians witnessed scenes that still haunt many of them. "They could see what was happening from their foxholes," says Calvin. "My soldiers knew their role was to protect the weak and the innocent and they were absolutely incensed." But fearing the ceasefire agreement with Ademi would collapse if they advanced, the Canadians could do nothing but hold their ground.

Finally, when the noon deadline passed, the Canadians raced ahead, but immediately encountered a company of Croat troops behind a barricade -- and supported by missiles launchers and an ominous Soviet-era T-72 tank. Calvin approached the senior Croat brigadier; their conversation quickly became heated. The large, bearded Croat ordered his men to cock their weapons and point them at the Canadians. "We knew they were stalling so they could clean up evidence of their ethnic cleansing," Calvin recalls.

Calvin did not order his troops to fight, and instead tried another gambit. With the Medak attack almost a week old, the international media had converged on the area. As negotiations with his bearded counterpart deteriorated, Calvin held a news conference in front of the barricade and bluntly described the atrocities he believed were being committed by the Croatians. Realizing his country's reputation was in jeopardy, the Croat commander suddenly stepped aside. "The transformation was instantaneous," says Calvin. "He made a big show of removing the barriers."

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in 2001 Brigadier Rahim Ademi was indicted for war crimes by the ICTY.

Statistics: Posted by nizer — Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:07 pm


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2006-06-03T03:12:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30607#p30607 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:12 am


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2006-06-03T02:34:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30601#p30601 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]>
EOD tecs in the military go to school for about 10 months.... The civilian school in Alabama that he references in the EM is a 2 week course. For an assistant Chief to say that there are no laws that apply and that there isn't any reason to arrest them is an absurdity of magnamious proportion. He could but it wouldn't be politically correct. Just like anything else in this world.... somebody has to die first.... Then somebody like him will go "We should have done something about that...???!!!!!" Since he IS a desk ornament... it won't be him. Sad..... I sent his response to Imus and Bill O'Reilly. Maybe one of those guys will go against the grain and say something regards their collegues irresponsible actions. Time will tell.

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2006-06-02T16:10:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3054&p=30537#p30537 <![CDATA[BBQ Anyone?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:10 pm


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