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http://uk.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=55330&group=webcast Army Forced to Retreat by not exclusive 2:07pm Wed Feb 26 '03 (Modified on 6:16am Thu Feb 27 '03) Army have problems recruiting. Link to local corporate media could become broken by thurs/27/feb - sorry Date published: Wednesday 26 February 2003 Army forced to retreat Peace protesters forced Army officers to abandon a recruitment exercise in Oxford yesterday. About 15 anti-war campaigners turned up to protest as officers from Oxford's Armed Forces Careers Office tried to encourage more people to join the military. The officers abandoned their makeshift stall in Broad Street, where they had been handing out recruitment leaflets, just 15 minutes after the arrival of protesters. They left a truck, which protesters covered with posters. Protester Paul Greening, of east Oxford, said: "We are very pleased with the impact we had." The army declined to comment. www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/oxfordshire/... add your own comments nice one! by murder-stopperer...errr! 2:24pm Wed Feb 26 '03 I saw the army set up their stall on my way to work and was disgusted to see them try and recruit more murderers to their ranks. Sounds like a good action - the chalk on the road was a nice touch too! Perhaps its time to visit their evil lair and protest outside the Army/Navy Recruitment Office, up the road from the Eagle and Child, near Little Clarendon Street? Scots medics go unwillingly to war by S. Coull 2:59pm Wed Feb 26 '03 Scotsman on Sunday AN ARMY publicity stunt turned into a public relations disaster yesterday when reservists leaving for the Gulf condemned the war against Iraq. Rather than smiling for the cameras and speaking bravely about doing their patriotic duty, some of the medics ended up in tears as they spoke about leaving behind their families to join the war on Saddam. One - watched by embarrassed senior officers - angrily condemned the stance taken by US President George Bush and Tony Blair. The 26 reservists - from all walks of civilian life - are part of 225 Highland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, were put on show at the Territorial Army barracks in Dundee's Dalkeith Road. They are due to travel to a base in Chilwell, Notts, on Tuesday, before embarking for the Gulf. Gary McIntosh, 36, only learned of his deployment last Wednesday after his papers were initially sent to the wrong address and he hit out angrily at what he termed "Bush's war". The tiler by trade became tearful when he held his three-year-old daughter Charis. "How do I say to her, 'Daddy's got to go away, I don't know when I'll be back'," he said. "I don't understand why we have to go. This is about Bush wanting to finish off what his father started and us Brits are getting dragged into it because of Tony Blair. "I don't really see why I have to be parted from my family for that." Lieutenant Colonel Sam Rawlinson, the commanding officer of 225 Field Ambulance, told the troops and their families: "There have been a lot of political goings on, a lot of uncertainty and demonstrations. But the public will support you when it is time to go." public will be sooo supportive by not exclusive 4:07pm Wed Feb 26 '03 Lieutenant Colonel Sam Rawlinson, told the troops and their families: "There have been a lot of political goings on, a lot of uncertainty and demonstrations. But the public will support you when it is time to go." Ah, Lieutenant, they aren't troops now. It is already time to go - lots of our boys are already in the region and there is bog-all public support - this war is opposed by people from the SWP to the BNP. And it's not like the regulars are going to be much more keen - but you won't make the PR error of letting that out. Last time around, some US troops leaving bases in Europe had to be handcuffed to get them on the transports. The public hate seeing body bags come home so, once again, better put our fallen into fridge containers in the field bases and only let their families have them when it's all over. Buck Up Brits!!! by Mike - American 6:09pm Wed Feb 26 '03 Stop your self-pity and snivelling, buckle you boots and get ready to fight! For all the times we've saved your asses from the powers of evil we deserve a partner whose knees aren't knocking like a schoolgirl's. Death to Islam! Long live the decent Anglo's of the world. All would be barbarity without us. Doh! by Not American 6:16am Thu Feb 27 '03 'powers of evil'??? What is this, a political discussion or an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? sign the pledge of resistance to the "war on terrorism" www.j-n-v.org _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk