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Strategic Airlift Capability[edit]

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Well you have encouraged me to do some deeper research into the operators, so I revamped the operator section of the Ilyushin Il-76 article (and added an updated map). Let me know if you have any additional data for the map. Thanks! Josh 06:56, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Canadian Leopards to Afghanistan[edit]

If the post on my page is in reference to an article, it's probably best to discuss this there, or at least give the article's name, so I at least have an idea what it's in reference to. Thanks. - BillCJ 16:53, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

The C-17 Globemaster edit of Jan 28 2007

Re C-17 article[edit]

Sorry, I didn't realise that 'runway excursion' was a correct aviation term - I don't know much about that kind of stuff. However, neither will most of the people who read the article, so could I suggest that you use a non-technical term? (such as the aircraft 'left the runway when landing' or whatever is appropriate and correct. cheers, --Nick Dowling 04:11, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Accident of chinese AWACS[edit]

I found some contradictory sources for the type of this aircraft.See China PLA Air Force KJ-200 Accident--Ksyrie 00:20, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

In fact,if you carefully read the webpages what you had presented to my talk page,you will find the sinodefence's one [1]] claiming it was a KJ-200 was based on the chinese internet forum some Chinese websites have reported that the plane was in fact a KJ-200 AEW aircraft,because when I search in the chinese search engine by keyword KJ-200 and crash in chinese,I cann't find serious chinese site reporting it was a KJ-200 except some millitary forums--Ksyrie 18:03, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

The Real fighting in Afghanistan[edit]

I don't think your last modification in the War in Afghanistan was Neutral. The last time a Canadian was killed in "combat", ie in a firefight, was back in Oct 2006. Except for one who died in a mortar attack, all those that have died since, were killed by IEDs, mines, road accidents, friendly fire and self inflicted wounds. Based on that, you chose to put those that are better at driving over IEDs than those who are better at avoiding them but had recent firefight deaths? - Did I say that? Don't think I did.

I think that sorting them in Alphabetical order, or by numerical order as they were was a better idea. Wikipedia must not get involved in political debates....That is just as arbitrary and out of context (and lacking ‘neutrality’) as the order I placed it in.

In what about the French Fighter Bombers, who conducted Air Strikes in support of ground troops yesterday, that is not "fighting" I suppose. - Did I say that? Don't think I did.

And Australia, which has only a PRT team of a few hundred, and no aircraft, and which has only had four fatalities is, according to you, doing more fighting than France and Germany?

And of course you don’t measure intensity and frequency of combat engagement by the numbers of fatalities. Just because Australia has fewer fatalities than Germany, that does not mean Australia has had fewer combat engagements. 79 Spanish deaths compared to 4 Australian does not mean Spain has seen more combat than Australia (respect to the allied fallen, regardless of circumstances). A larger deployment involved in a quieter area, compared to a smaller deployment in a more intense area. Which is more significant is a matter of interpretation, and can be an arbitrary distinction.

The phrase ‘combatant’ and ‘belligerent’ are matters of interpretation. It is inevitable that people will have different perspectives. We could list every flag of every nation who has sent a soldier. But we would have 40 plus flags and it would look silly. And lack real world context. Or we could play the numbers game. But again that lacks context.

And any attempt to add ‘real-world context’ and we fall back into the old problem of who to include and who to exclude. What is combat and what is not.

If we say “well, we have to have the US”, then surely we have to have Britain. Then the Dutch? Iceland? Tonga?

In my opinion, there is a simple solution to this inevitably ‘matter of interpretation’ problem. Get rid of the flags altogether. And have links to articles (such as Afghanistan Coalition Allies and ISAF, and they both need work) where real context can be added, and people can make up their own minds as to who is doing the ‘real fighting’.

This needs wider discussion. Chwyatt (talk) 11:14, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:U-2-Intake.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of List of people who died after being tasered in Canada[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of List of people who died after being tasered in Canada[edit]

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reason for deletion request of RD diplomatic incident page?[edit]

Hi Hudicourt, Are you at liberty to divulge to me the "reason" why someone has an issue with the whole article of the Raymond Davis diplomatic incident. --Mystichumwipe (talk) 16:34, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Airbus Beluga[edit]

The official designation Airbus A300-600ST denotes the relationship between the Beluga and the A300-600. Also, books such as Airbus by Norris Wagner states In 1991, a new consortium called SATIC (Super Airbus Transport International Company) was formed by Aerospatiale and DASA, the two companies that bid the winning solution based on the A300-600R conversion. Furthermore, if you want to say the Beluga is based on the A310, please state a source; remember, no original research. Thanks Sp33dyphil (TC • I love Wikipedia!) 06:33, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


WP:AGF Please don't lecture an established and experienced editor, particularly one cleaning up the crap from a disruptive sock puppeteer. Thank you. Wee Curry Monster talk 23:48, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Re.Drone attacks[edit]

Hello Dear Hudicourt, You recently reverted an edit I made on the Drone attacks article, would it be possible to get that better sourced then or Iranian press TV? Neither of which is a WP:RS. Thanks and regardsV7-sport (talk) 03:50, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello Dear Hudicourt, We can leave the information up as it stands on the Iranian TV citation I suppose, I have however had information sourced to removed previously. Do you object to keeping the language the same but removing that source? V7-sport (talk) 21:46, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks so much, cheersV7-sport (talk) 01:52, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


Why are you lecturing me? I reverted a serial sock puppeteer who mixes seemingly legitimate edits with wikifiddling such as changing dates. You reverted the lot and then harped on about an irrelevant detail. I wouldn't care but the edit summary made this plain. Wee Curry Monster talk 23:06, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Scroll down and try putting your listening ears on. Wee Curry Monster talk 07:34, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Personal attacks[edit]

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February 2012[edit]

This is your only warning; if you make personal attacks on other people again, as you did at Talk:Civilian casualties in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. The Bushranger One ping only 01:07, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

My comment WAS 100% on "content". In a nutshell, my comment was that some users changed the name of the article from Civilian casualties caused by ISAF and US Forces in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) to Civilian casualties in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), then using the new name as an argument, decided the article was not balanced (did not contain civilian deaths caused by the Taliban) and deleted most of its content. I explained the whole thing in detail and its all there for verification. The one who complained against me was also party to that little scheme Hudicourt (talk) 03:00, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

No, it was not. Your insistence that there is a "scheme" behind the renaming and modification of the article is commenting on the contributors to the article and is a complete failure to assume good faith. There is no "scheme", there is no cabal, there is no grand plan to whitewash the article. Continued insistance on making this a WP:BATTLEGROUND will inevitably result in your blocking, so I'd suggest you step back, drink a cup of tea, and take a deep breath before commenting further, and editing collegiately and civily, as the next personal attack will result in a block. - The Bushranger One ping only 10:34, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Casualties of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, as it was called out the outset, was created in Nov 2005. It has been in existence for over 6 years. It has always been about the civilian casualties caused by non-Afghan troops and listed almost 200 referenced incidents. I contributed a lot of research to this article, as of 2007. User:Nick-D began editing this article on 12 September 2009. He knew what the article was about. He has since been closely involved with this article, making dozens of edits. Then on Dec 1 2011, he removed the entire list of almost 200 referenced incidents of civilian casualties claiming they made the article unfairly balanced against ISAF and the US [2]. If one can just rename an article to justify doing away with most of its content, Wikipedia will not survive as a credible reference. As for the gentleman who complained against me, User:Wee Curry Monster, he would do things like this: [3], remove the mention of a particular airstrike that had caused civilian casualties was a "US" airstrike although the referenced article clearly stated it was, or change the date of a strike to an incorrect one, using as a justification that the user who edited the correct date was a sock puppeteer and had no right editing the page. We had an exchange about this on his talk page which he deleted of course. This complaint is his payback [4] This same gentleman also engaged in Edit wars with others, on this same page. Anyway, User:Nick-D knew what the article was about, he had been closely involved with it for years, it was on his watch list, and yet he turned the article into another one which is not what it had been in the 6 years since it had been created. You ask me to have good faith in his actions. I will try. Hudicourt (talk) 16:32, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

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