17 October 2007

Not Good

As the region starts to gear up for yet another war (or so it seems like it), our friendly US army folks down at Qatar decide to slip up and blow up some sheep:

US fires missile in Gulf 'by accident'
17 October 2007

DOHA: A Patriot missile was launched accidentally from a US military base in Qatar, landing in a farm but causing no casualties. "A Patriot missile landed on a farm belonging to a Qatari national after being fired by accident from the As-Sailiyah camp," Al Jazeera television said.

The US military said it was looking into the apparent misfire, but declined to give any further details. "We're investigating the incident, which happened last night," said As-Sailiyah camp spokeswoman Holley Silkman.

Qatar hosts the US army's Central Command which directed the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

Doesn't sound too good if you ask me. The (new) war hasn't started and already missiles are falling in the wrong places.

15 comments:

Princess said...

seriously theres a war brewing? ana waini??

Amu said...

ewww I wonder what are we expecting next!! mayb a war by mistake...

N. said...

Umm, sorry, but.. how the fuck do you fire a missile by accident!?

Oops? I did it again?

Note: excuse the language.

KJ said...

They're just checking that their cannons still work.

Sunshine said...

uh oh... c'est pas bien..

CeCe said...

Argh! This doesn't sound good.

ammaro.com said...

n; yes, how the hell DO YOU fire a missile by accident? its supposed to be a full process with a number of people involved...

perhaps its an excuse; theyre doing it on purpose and saying its an accident... and then one day they sink an irani ship by accident and promote war...

yes... and the war that will kill us all would have been started by mistake...

'GreY' said...

Its ok ! no one died ! *shit happens* ...

Anonymous said...

Ammaro you are correct when saying that they are just saying it was an accident. Do you honestly believe that they accidentally shot a missile? These people are highly trained. History tells us that this excuse has been used before when they intentionally bombed (ie-Chinese Embassy) targets and said it was mistake...when it would politically or economically unsavory to claim otherwise. There was something on that farm they obviously didn't like and thought this was the best way present it without stirring up more trouble.

Cat said...

Who knows wats comming next ?!

ALLAH yaster men ele jaay

Joel said...

@ Anonymous

There is a lot things happening in a military camp which could be due to the frustration of the troops(middle east climate is not so friendly) and lot other reasons(incidents of friendly fire). It could be just to say that it was not an accidental fire, but it doesn't mean it was on purpose(Hope you remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that is called purpose!)

Joel said...

left out my thoughts on the troops, but it's not good for civilians :(

Hope this turn out fine

Shoush said...

If it was an Arab who did this by mistake, they'd call him a terrorist, but becuz it's an American.. maskeen, bl '3ala6!

Shionge said...

Oops! Lots of explaining to do what a blunder ;( I'm glad there is no casualties and somehow someone's is gonna get 'grease' very soon.....sigh!

Pearls said...

woooooooooops!!! :P alla yaster