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"Captured" GI a real doll

Discussion in 'News' started by CACashRefund, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    "Captured" GI a real doll

    Discussion started by CACashRefund - Feb 2, 2005


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/01/...ain670972.shtml
     
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  2. tokerSAF

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    you can tell that shit is fake
     
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  3. fermentor666

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    That doll shit is hilarious.
     
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    A photograph posted on an Islamist Web site appears to be that of an action figure and not a U.S. soldier being held hostage.

    Liam Cusack, the marketing coordinator for Dragon Models USA, said the figure pictured on the Web site is believed to be "Special Ops Cody," a military action figure the company manufactured in late 2003.

    "It pretty much looks exactly like the same person," he said.

    Cusack said he was contacted Tuesday morning by one of his retailers, who informed him that the alleged hostage appeared to be one of the company's action figures.

    "I thought it was a joke at first," he said.

    But after reading a report on a news Web site about a U.S. soldier allegedly being captured, "I looked at it and said, 'It does look like one of our action figures.'"

    "Cody" is an action figure the company made for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which supplies U.S. military bases worldwide with various items. The doll was meant to look like a U.S. soldier who might be serving in Iraq, Cusack said.

    On the Islamist Web site, a group calling itself the Al Mujahedeen Brigade, posted a photograph of a man it claimed was a captured U.S. soldier named John Adam, and it threatened to behead him if Iraqi prisoners are not released by U.S. forces.

    Staff Sgt. Nick Minecci of the U.S. military's press office in Baghdad told The Associated Press that "no units have reported anyone missing."

    The photograph showed the figure against a black flag with white lettering reading, "God is great, there is no god but Allah." A U.S. military assault rifle was pointed at its head. It appears that "rifle" was part of the plastic weaponry that came with the action figure.

    The photograph immediately raised questions.

    CNN military analyst James Marks, a retired Army general, questioned its authenticity.

    He told CNN in a phone interview that the flak jacket in the picture had a kind of trim along the edges that he'd never seen before, and that the open-legged pants, as opposed to gathered hems, struck him as odd.

    He also questioned what appeared to be camouflage paint on the face.

    "We have not used camo paint with conventional forces serving in Iraq," Marks said.[​IMG]
     
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    the daily show take on it was brilliant.

    ahhh... here comes an insurgent!


    < moving to crossfire >
     
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    "They threatened to blow him up with firecrackers and rub his face in Ken's butt."
     
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    insugent!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Feb 3, 2005

    already a thread.

    merged.
     
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    oops. nice catch symbols.
     
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    hahaha "John Adam"
     
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    Hahaha! Kids these days.....
     
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    LOL!!!! EEYYOOOOOOOO-JOOOOOOOOEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Are there any links to this video floating around? Or did you see it on tv?

    I bet it was hilarious
     
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    It almost made me choke on the cereal I was eating at 1am.....
     
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    hopefully this is a sign of desperation...

    a hysterical one at that...
     
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