US tactics in Iraq condemned by senior British officers

enior British commanders have condemned American military tactics in Iraq as heavy-handed and disproportionate.

One senior Army officer told The Telegraph that America’s aggressive methods were causing friction among allied commanders and that there was a growing sense of “unease and frustration” among the British high command.

The officer, who agreed to the interview on the condition of anonymity, said that part of the problem was that American troops viewed Iraqis as untermenschen - the Nazi expression for “sub-humans”.

Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans’ use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don’t see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it’s awful.

“The US troops view things in very simplistic terms. It seems hard for them to reconcile subtleties between who supports what and who doesn’t in Iraq. It’s easier for their soldiers to group all Iraqis as the bad guys. As far as they are concerned Iraq is bandit country and everybody is out to kill them.”

Seems rather harsh, old boy! But who knows…

When did German become “Nazi”?

Obviously the English Commander is just a NY Times reading member of this forum. Sad that he can’t think for himself and only follows everyone here. yeah, thats the logic.

Perhaps this was a common term used by Nazis?

Yup, it was specifically part of the Nazi ideology. Us Americans use it for people who don’t have cable. :lol:

Just for fun, I remind you that our staunch allies think we’re fucking up royally.

If he had any bwallzz he wouldn’t be anonymous…

Maybe we should turn Fallujha over to the Brits…

They could certainly keep it straight…

What the hell is up with your misspelling, your bizarre single line paragraphs, and your simplistic ideas & sentence structure? This is the third or fourth post of yours that’s been like this. Out of a grand total of 7, that’s not a very good average.

Now now, the kid’s gotta learn somewhere before we turn him loose on the Gamespy or Avault boards… :lol:

If that were really the US philosophy, there wouldn’t be one stone left standing on another in Fallujah.

I think they are suggesting that it is the philosophy of too many of the enlisted, not the entire force.

To be fair, as the lead occupying nation, most Iraqis probably are targeting the Americans more just because the USA has the most soldiers there. This, in turn, feeds the idea that everybody is against them.


Ben’ll be here all evening folks. Please try the cocktail weenies.

Juxtaposing Anax and me… what’s the point? :lol: