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Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad

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Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad

The situation in Baghdad was sharply complicated after the airstrike that the US Air Force inflicted on Iraqi territory. Recall that the other day the United States confirmed the data on the attack on Iraq, saying that they attacked objects belonging to Hezbollah. Meanwhile, in Iraq they note that representatives of the Shiite militia, which at one time helped the Iraqi army to counter ISIS terrorists (banned in Russia), were hit.


Today, thousands of supporters of the Shiite Al-Hashd al-Shaabi police in the Iraqi diplomatic missions rally in protest against US actions. The Iraqis are demanding that the country's government close the US embassy or at least lower the level of diplomatic relations with the United States for actions that were not agreed with the Iraqi authorities.

Shiite police commander Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Faleh al-Fayad takes part in the actions.

In the last few minutes, the most active protesters began to shower the territory on which the US diplomatic mission is located with Molotov cocktails. Dozens of people went to storm the closed and guarded object.

Police used tear gas and other special equipment against activists.

Currently, 12 victims are reported. These are mainly protesters who received chemical burns of mucous membranes as a result of the use of grenades with tear substance by the Iraqi police.


The US Embassy is located in the embassy building.
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  1. Major Yurik
    Major Yurik 31 December 2019 14: 51
    +49
    The US Embassy is located in the embassy building.

    Yankee go home! Good motto for the upcoming New Year around the world! drinks
    1. Finches
      Finches 31 December 2019 14: 53
      +22
      Give the expansion of Arlington Cemetery !!!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 31 December 2019 14: 59
        +10
        The Iraqis are demanding that the country's government close the US embassy or at least lower the level of diplomatic relations with the United States for actions that were not agreed with the Iraqi authorities.

        Fairly demand! And it’s right that they are outraged by the Cunning actions of the Americans!
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 31 December 2019 15: 29
          +27
          In time, they remembered national pride
          It was necessary to help Saddam Hussein when he fought with the Yankees.
          So that the ground under the feet of the invaders burns, and there is no front line.
          And now - yes, they wanted to spit because of the fence for any peaceful protests, and not the Iraqi cops would disperse the peaceful ones.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 31 December 2019 16: 25
            +8
            Quote: Shurik70
            And now - yes, they wanted to spit because of the fence for any peaceful protests, and not the Iraqi cops would disperse the peaceful ones.

            Who knows, who knows ... The Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia numbers from 100 to 120 thousand bayonets. About two months ago, the leaders of the group put forward a demand for the Americans to leave Iraqi territory in order to avoid "negative consequences." So it was with a relatively peaceful coexistence, and then the mattresses of their people were decided. It may so happen that the new year throughout its entire length is unlikely to be calm for the "liberators".
            1. bayard
              bayard 1 January 2020 02: 30
              +5
              Happy New Year to the American invaders came to congratulate ... not indifferent Shiites. fellow With a fire show and exciting rides ...
              In the New Year, I wish the indifferent Iraqi patriots the fulfillment of all their innermost desires, success in all endeavors and the triumph of justice!
              And for American touring guests, the traditional wish is how you will meet the New Year, and you will spend it.
              And bless Ahura-Mazda all the good undertakings of the inhabitants of Mesopotamia.
              yes drinks fellow bully
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 1 January 2020 03: 17
                +5
                Quote: bayard
                Happy New Year to the American invaders came to congratulate ... not indifferent Shiites. fellow With a fire show and exciting rides ...
                In the New Year, I wish the indifferent Iraqi patriots the fulfillment of all their innermost desires, success in all endeavors and the triumph of justice!
                And for American touring guests, the traditional wish is how you will meet the New Year, and you will spend it.
                And bless Ahura-Mazda all the good undertakings of the inhabitants of Mesopotamia.
                yes drinks fellow bully

                Keep drinks
              2. Nemchinov Vl
                Nemchinov Vl 1 January 2020 23: 53
                +1
                Quote: bayard
                Happy New Year to the American invaders came to congratulate ... not indifferent Shiites. With a fire show and exciting rides ...
                In the New Year, I wish the indifferent Iraqi patriots the fulfillment of all their innermost desires, success in all endeavors and the triumph of justice!
                I understand you, - Vitaly, and I agree ... "by what measure you measure, - this and ..." To the Americans ... !!
            2. Grits
              Grits 1 January 2020 02: 44
              -3
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              The Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces number from 100 to 120 thousand bayonets.

              These are the same militias as the overwhelming majority of the Russian police, the price of such "bayonets" is not a big deal against the Americans armed to the teeth in Iraq.
            3. Nemchinov Vl
              Nemchinov Vl 1 January 2020 23: 16
              +3
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Who knows, who knows ... The Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia numbers from 100 to 120 thousand bayonets. About two months ago, the leaders of the group put forward a demand for the Americans to leave Iraqi territory in order to avoid "negative consequences." So it was with a relatively peaceful coexistence, and then the mattresses of their people were decided. It may so happen that the new year throughout its entire length is unlikely to be calm for the "liberators".

              Well, if the "mattresses" feel "on their own skin" (!), Then the very thing that they did with our Ukraine, then it should be so (!), - "what they fought for, they ran into it" ... (even if on another territory). And we and Russia, God willing, let us be reconciled ...
        2. Chaldon48
          Chaldon48 31 December 2019 17: 10
          +1
          "The cunning actions of the Americans" I wonder when this club was cunning?
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 31 December 2019 19: 31
            +4
            Quote: Chaldon48
            "The cunning actions of the Americans" I wonder when this club was cunning?

            hi
            Is always. To create chaos controlled by a taste of blood and calmly catch a goldfish in this turbidity is a favorite Anglo-Saxon policy. Once again, the groups will get rid of each other (and they in Iraq, like any BV country, like a bitch of fleas) and will conduct this chaos, robbing the country quietly.
        3. Lelek
          Lelek 31 December 2019 19: 24
          +2
          Quote: Tatiana
          Fairly demand!

          hi , Tatyana. Happy New Year.
          And who would doubt the justice of the demand, but this is the demand of the crowd, not the Iraqi government. Such riots in Iraq occur often, but quickly fade. It can be seen that people are accustomed to the deaths of consanguineous and this riot (IMHO) will end with another pause.
      2. URAL72
        URAL72 31 December 2019 19: 43
        +1
        I don’t understand how long the people who were bombed, occupied, and then reduced, can tolerate puppet power and the troops of the invaders. The result is predictable. I hope we have already pulled out of stocks and arabified a couple of hundred T-72, BTR-70, carnations, hailstones, etc. And at the same time, our influence in the Middle will grow. The West already claims that Russia is the main player in the Middle. But we can become even stronger.
        1. Grits
          Grits 1 January 2020 02: 50
          +1
          Quote: URAL72
          I hope we have already pulled out of stocks and arabified a couple of hundred T-72, BTR-70, carnations, hailstones, etc.

          All this will be very quickly disposed of by the Americans. In Iraq, the best thing right now is Kalash, snipers, mortars, grenade launchers, MANPADS, ATGMs, mines and a bunch, a bunch of land mines. In general, everything that will launch a total guerrilla war. Only in this case, the Americans drape.
      3. Vadivak
        Vadivak 31 December 2019 20: 11
        -3
        Quote: Finches
        Give the expansion of Arlington Cemetery !!!


        Soldiers then what?
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 1 January 2020 01: 45
          +5
          Quote: Vadivak
          Quote: Finches
          Give the expansion of Arlington Cemetery !!!


          Soldiers then what?

          Some boy from Urengoy on this issue got very burned when he announced from the rostrum that the German soldiers who had been under the distribution did not want to fight .... Do you really think that Hitler personally killed 28 million Soviet citizens? Or did the soldiers do it all the same?
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 1 January 2020 12: 37
            -1
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            Some boy from Urengoy on this issue got very burned,

            Do not compare Iraq and the USSR.
        2. Grits
          Grits 1 January 2020 02: 51
          +2
          Quote: Vadivak
          Soldiers then what?

          Indeed, what do they have to do with it? ... They just play dolls there and distribute chocolates to local children.
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 1 January 2020 12: 34
            -4
            Quote: Gritsa
            They just play dolls there and distribute chocolates to local children.

            Like ours in Afghanistan.
            1. Nemchinov Vl
              Nemchinov Vl 1 January 2020 23: 33
              +1
              Quote: Vadivak
              Like ours in Afghanistan.
              Or how "Berkut" in Kiev ?! (but there were divisions from ALL areas !!!). And they really FUCKED for the whole country to save it ?! Heroes returned home, only Crimean "Golden Eagles" , from all the others, the inhabitants of the country preferred - RENDER !!! ??? In my area, even one of the high-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was removed from a responsible position (!) Who "seemed to have undergone a reform" and "was partially reformatted", but two years later, after the coup, he could not continue prevaricate, and came to one of the events "in memory of the heroes of the Berkut" ... the activists raised such a HIGH in the press that the dude was dismissed from the post of deputy head of the regional police department, within a WEEK !!! Yes, he certainly was not an angel, but he did not become "deeply finished" (but on the contrary, after the events on the Maidan, where he was sent more than once that winter, he became much more consistent with the notions of officer honor! (fact!) I know by hearsay, things are in our garrison of the police department ...
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 31 December 2019 15: 00
      +6
      It's time for the US to "collect stones"
      1. Vladimir_6
        Vladimir_6 31 December 2019 16: 05
        +7
        Quote: Siberia 75
        It's time for the US to "collect stones"

        And manat too. They probably did not expect such consequences.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 31 December 2019 15: 03
      +4
      Quote: Major Yurik
      Yankee go home! Good motto for the upcoming New Year around the world!

      It's time for all the countries occupied by Uncle Sam's nephews to say "Yankee go home!"
      1. Dmitry Donskoy
        Dmitry Donskoy 31 December 2019 16: 02
        -1
        "In the last few minutes, the most active protesters began to throw Molotov cocktails at the territory where the US diplomatic mission is located."
        And what kind of mixture is there in bottles? None of them caught fire. Some kind of cowardly trick turned out. yes
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 19
          +2
          Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
          And what kind of mixture is there in bottles? None of them caught fire. Some kind of cowardly trick turned out.

          This is written by the media, and what we really do not know yet.
          1. cost
            cost 31 December 2019 17: 58
            -1
            tihonmarine (Vlad): This is written by the media, and what we really do not know yet.

            American media write that the situation in Baghdad is normal

            Let's wait for the official information
        2. DarkMatter
          DarkMatter 31 December 2019 22: 25
          0


          How do you celebrate the New Year? wassat
    4. Maz
      Maz 1 January 2020 11: 50
      +3


      That's right old lady
  2. Yang yangov
    Yang yangov 31 December 2019 14: 52
    +13
    occupiers do not like anywhere. and in Iraq too.
    1. askort154
      askort154 31 December 2019 15: 08
      +16
      Yang Yangov ...occupiers do not like anywhere. and in Iraq too.

      They do not like freedom-loving peoples. And such as: Poles, Balts, Romanians,
      Japanese, Ukrainians, and others - themselves fall under the Anglo-Saxon invaders.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 31 December 2019 15: 55
        +7
        The answer to the SP-2 flew? Funny ... We look further.
        1. Charik
          Charik 2 January 2020 10: 50
          -1
          Sp2 sold to Americans, look further what else will be sold
      2. Sunstorm
        Sunstorm 31 December 2019 15: 56
        +1
        Quote: askort154
        They do not like freedom-loving peoples. And such as: Poles, Balts, Romanians,
        Japanese, Ukrainians, and others - themselves fall under the Anglo-Saxon invaders.

        aren't we talking about girls? so whether they lie down or not, it’s not even worth discussing ... the question is why they are ready for anything if only not for us ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 25
          +3
          Quote: Sunstorm
          so whether they lie down or not, it’s not even worth discussing ... the question is why they are ready for anything just not for us ..

          I’ll tell you from my sea experience that I went to any port of the world, I went, and paid a hundred bucks and there were no problems anywhere. It’s all about who, how much to pay and to whom.
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 04
        +2
        Quote: askort154
        They do not like freedom-loving peoples. And such as: Poles, Balts, Romanians,
        Japanese, Ukrainians, and others - themselves fall under the Anglo-Saxon invaders.

        I can’t understand whether they like yaniks or not, but they fall under them like women from the railway station.
      4. Vadivak
        Vadivak 31 December 2019 20: 13
        0
        Quote: askort154
        And such as: Poles, Balts, Romanians,
        Japanese, Ukrainians, and others -

        All of them are united by one ...
      5. Nemchinov Vl
        Nemchinov Vl 1 January 2020 23: 41
        +1
        Quote: askort154
        And such as: Poles, Balts, Romanians,
        Japanese, Ukrainians, and others - themselves fall under the Anglo-Saxon invaders.
        well people and "those who broke through in power on the crest of the coup" are different things .. !! And while God has mercy on you - so cherish! And no need to be clever, with generalizations ... pliz ?! We will still align (!) ...
  3. knn54
    knn54 31 December 2019 15: 02
    +5
    I sympathize with the police, they are doing their duty, although I think. There are not a few of those who would come off on the "aspen's nest"
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 31 December 2019 15: 10
    +5
    Need to expel the Yankees from the region. Expel by force! I hope the Iraqi army will help the protesters kick the Yankees out of their country.
    1. Victoria-V
      Victoria-V 31 December 2019 15: 22
      -5
      I'm not against all the Yankees to shoot. But whose territory is the embassy?
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 31 December 2019 15: 27
        +1
        Victoria hi happy holiday love if the Yankees are driven out of the embassy, ​​then it will not matter to them whose territory they have under their feet! hi
      2. Puler
        Puler 31 December 2019 15: 38
        +4
        the territory of the Golan, the territory of Syria, what do Jews and Yankees and Britons do there without invitation?
      3. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 31 December 2019 15: 39
        +3
        Quote: Victoria-In
        embassy territory - whose territory is it?

        The embassy has the right of extraterritoriality, as the territory is not controlled by the host country.
        Yankee go home - good ma'am for next year
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 31 December 2019 22: 13
          +1
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          The embassy has the right of extraterritoriality,

          Well, that doesn't concern Americans. They expelled diplomatic personnel from the consulate - the territory of Russia - and broke down the internal premises.
          So American diplomats do not have extraterritorial rights. Casus belli.
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 12
        +1
        Quote: Victoria-In
        But whose territory is the embassy?

        And what from this ? You can’t touch the Yaniks,
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 31 December 2019 22: 17
          +3
          Can the FBI touch foreign diplomats, but not American? No, not really, they defeated the consulate in San Francisco, they lost their immunity.
      5. Tersky
        Tersky 5 January 2020 19: 41
        +1
        Quote: Victoria-In
        But whose territory is the embassy?

        For one, enlighten us on whose territory the objects of the diplomatic missions of the Russian Embassy in San Francisco, in Washington, New York and Seattle were.
        1. Victoria-V
          Victoria-V 5 January 2020 19: 55
          -2
          Are you sick and delve into my last year’s comments? And if in the case, then the U.S. request to close the Russian Consulate General, a trade representative in Washington and its branch in New York was put forward in response to the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia - 1 employees of the American diplomatic mission should have left the Russian Federation before September 755. This step of Russia was a response to tougher sanctions against the Kremlin.
          1. Tersky
            Tersky 5 January 2020 20: 37
            0
            Quote: Victoria-In
            Are you sick and delve into my last year’s comments?

            You would be easier, the young lady is sick at the expense, otherwise this "definition" you often slip in relation to other visitors. Yes, and somehow harsh for the weaker sex. And digging in the comments is my job on the site. Excuse me ...
            Quote: Victoria-In
            This step of Russia was a response to tougher sanctions against the Kremlin.
            Well? And where is the forerunner? Jerk only what is digestible?
            At the end of last year, the United States declared 35 Russian diplomats in the United States persona non grata, and also closed access to the so-called suburban "dachas" of the Russian Permanent Mission in New York and the Russian Embassy in Washington. Moscow in July, in response to the closure of its diplomatic facilities in the United States and the expulsion of diplomats, ordered that US diplomatic missions in Russia be cut to 1 employees by September 455. Thus, Moscow equated the number of employees of the US Embassy in Russia to the number of employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States.
            This is how it will somehow be fuller. yes And yes, last year they (comments) will be December 31, 2020. , and while they are not even a week ago.
  5. Terenin
    Terenin 31 December 2019 15: 28
    +7
    The US Embassy is located in the embassy building.

    And why are they masked? The smell is bad, after the American burgers belay
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 31 December 2019 15: 42
      +3
      Quote: Terenin
      The US Embassy is located in the embassy building.

      Ah, they are masked

      hi there are probably all devil usual, but American embassies are guarded by marines. The guys are in tension: remembering Libya it is not clear whether anyone will come to the rescue or not
  6. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 31 December 2019 15: 33
    +4
    The United States is already fighting where it is fed, it provides a roof over their heads, water and electricity, and do not forget about sewers. And in response to this, they are discussing this whole country, with its religion alien to America, the traditions of the people, the culture and history of the country. Correctly Zakharova said - these Americans laid their dirty feet on the table of world politics.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 14
      +1
      Quote: Evgenijus
      Correctly Zakharova said - these Americans laid their dirty feet on the table of world politics.

      And for a long time! They consider the whole world their colony.
  7. Yang yangov
    Yang yangov 31 December 2019 16: 02
    +8
    Guys! All a Happy New Year 2020 !! so that everything bad remains in the year of the Rat) good luck to everyone in the upcoming. I’ll go to help the family)
    1. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 31 December 2019 16: 19
      +3
      Quote: Yang Yangov
      Guys! All a Happy New Year 2020 !! so that everything bad remains in the year of the Rat) good luck to everyone in the upcoming. I’ll go to help the family)

      Year of the Rat (4718) on the eastern calendar will come on January 25th.
      And according to the Slavic calendar, on March 20, we will meet "summer 7528 of the Spinning Misgir".
      drinks
  8. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 31 December 2019 16: 02
    +2
    Good New Year's Eve news! "Give" the embassy!
    We stock up, as they say, with popcorn! good
  9. Positiv
    Positiv 31 December 2019 16: 07
    +3
    Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad

    Oh really ? Iraqis, how we "gorged on bloody democracy" to vomit .. Well, it's better late than never .. I support the people of Iraq! We need to drive them with a nasty broom from all countries of the world .. Let them sit across the ocean ..
  10. izya top
    izya top 31 December 2019 16: 14
    +2
    Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad
    and cho is not in washington? and, there is no us embassy request
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 31 December 2019 16: 28
      0
      Quote: izya top
      and cho is not in washington? and, there is no us embassy

      Probably not, otherwise they would have crawled out there.
      1. bbtcs
        bbtcs 31 December 2019 20: 30
        0
        I don’t know who got out, but be an honest person and admit that only living in Estonia you can shoot at the shooting range with plenty (along with kaiselite).
  11. PalBor
    PalBor 31 December 2019 17: 01
    +1
    I liked that about two hundred meters from the main building of the embassy, ​​as they write, a representative of the Shiite militia came forward in front of the crowd, stopped the crowd with the words: "Stop bye! Message delivered!"
  12. 1536
    1536 31 December 2019 17: 21
    +1
    Nevertheless, seizing embassies is a crime, whatever one may say. And it seems that these events are provoked so that the Americans can "justifiably" send additional contingent of their troops to Baghdad.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 31 December 2019 20: 15
      0
      Quote: 1536
      Nevertheless, seizing embassies is a crime, whatever one may say. And it seems that these events were provoked so that the Americans could "justifiably" send additional contingent of their troops to Baghdad

      Voice in the desert
      1. bbtcs
        bbtcs 31 December 2019 20: 27
        0
        Yes, no one is not in the desert, but simply who is saying this or inventing stupid things, or inventing stupid things at the command of Surkov.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 31 December 2019 20: 35
          0
          Quote: bbtcs
          Yes no in the desert

          No longer wink Che something everyone forgot how the Syrian T-62 with the Americans took Baghdad
    2. Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi 31 December 2019 22: 20
      0
      In Grenada, the Americans burned the Soviet embassy - a bamboo bungalow. Not allowing people to evacuate. Miraculously, no one died.
  13. Li17
    Li17 31 December 2019 17: 40
    0
    Quote: Victoria-In
    I'm not against all the Yankees to shoot. But whose territory is the embassy?

    so the Americans themselves set an example of how the principle of the exteriority of the embassy is violated. It's me about how they climbed into our embassy, ​​so that means you can take it off as well! And Baghdad already exists in the realities of war!
  14. svp67
    svp67 31 December 2019 17: 45
    +2
    Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad
    What is it? Libya 2.0 or Tehran 2.0?
  15. Zeev Zeev
    Zeev Zeev 31 December 2019 19: 55
    +1
    The embassy building was occupied and set on fire. But the Americans there have long been gone. Neither diplomats, nor their families, nor security. And the local police, who are entrusted with the protection of the building, resigned. There are no victims, the building will be restored. But Trump has an excellent opportunity to strike Iran.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 31 December 2019 20: 16
      -2
      Quote: Zeev Zeev
      But Trump has an excellent reason to strike Iran

      Well, if so, then the CIA applause
    2. Moskovit
      Moskovit 31 December 2019 21: 03
      +1
      Well yes. Embassy in Iraq, and the blow will be on Iran.
      But events are developing rapidly. Not so often, Americans are driven out of embassies.
      1. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 31 December 2019 23: 27
        0
        Iraq, Iran, what's the difference? lol
  16. bbtcs
    bbtcs 31 December 2019 20: 25
    -1
    And when the Ukrainians threw into our embassy, ​​you rolled around in hysterics: "Oh, how disgusting they are .... I'm not friends with such ...." laughing Two-cousins ​​you! Hypocrites! Apologists double standard! Worse than the State Department! For the State Department is there, and you are here! Repent! Repent and reject the vanity and filth of the military-industrial complex, which cost our people one and a half trillion rubles in 2019!
    At the same time, I congratulate the two-dealers on the upcoming New Year (who lives in Moscow). And if someone east is with the Coming! And I wish that they become honest people.
  17. Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi 31 December 2019 21: 57
    0
    Ntsu here. They wanted to intimidate Shiites, they overthrew the Shiite prime minister, the Kurdish president resigned ... All the power of the IS ... Sorry, Sunnis.
    But no, Baghdad is in a Shiite province. And Shiites gather in a crowd faster.
  18. Nedokomsomolets
    Nedokomsomolets 1 January 2020 06: 10
    0
    The main difference between Americans in any "project" is that they play for a long time. They do not always win every battle, but in the end they achieve their goals. I would like to learn.
  19. Barmaleyka
    Barmaleyka 1 January 2020 10: 38
    0
    Protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad

    God help them
  20. Aqr009
    Aqr009 1 January 2020 16: 48
    0
    If you really wanted to, we would not have gone for an assault, but went, in tanks and bulldozers soldier