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Posted: 3/16/2005 10:57:49 AM EST
I was listening to a talk show the other night and the guest said that we do not have stop signs in arabic at our checkpoints in Iraq. He further said that no one but the military know that a closed fist means to stop.

He claimed that was the problem with the Italian journalist and intelligence officer getting wounded and killed the other day.

I find it hard to believe. Anyone been there that can comment?
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 10:58:33 AM EST
i've seen dozens of pictures of checkpoints where the only signs up were in Arabic.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 10:58:34 AM EST
Yeah they have them in arabic,geez
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:00:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:02:31 AM EST
I think camoflaged men with rifles pointed at you is universally acknowledged at meaning "Stop Right the Fuck There!"
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:04:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By drrocket:
I was listening to a talk show the other night and the guest said that we do not have stop signs in arabic at our checkpoints in Iraq. He further said that no one but the military know that a closed fist means to stop.

He claimed that was the problem with the Italian journalist and intelligence officer getting wounded and killed the other day.

I find it hard to believe. Anyone been there that can comment?



That's bullshit. I was there 2 years ago and we had signs in arabic.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:07:19 AM EST
My buddy who is over just sent me this pic today as a matter of fact

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:30:37 AM EST
Everywhere I have been, a red octagon means stop.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:32:19 AM EST
Who cares...do they have english writing on their IED's?
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:36:40 AM EST
To funny!
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 11:43:13 AM EST
Everywhere we go is always in what ever native language and english.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 12:01:54 PM EST
BS on the signs
but the hand signal part could be true
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