Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Friendly fire - sadly familiar

The friendly fire incident, the video of which was on BBC Newsround today, is sickeningly familiar. I did a quick look up. The Scotsman reports:

During the first Gulf War in 1991, an American A-10 attacked British armoured personnel carriers - killing nine soldiers.

Oh dear. Also, an A-10, over ten years earlier.

Oh dear.


  1. Friendly fire incidents are inevitable in a war situation.

    Google "The Battle of Barking Creek"


  2. Why does it happen with A10s repeatedly though?

    And have there been recent incidences of British friendly fire killing American soldiers?