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2006-04-13 08:40:20

By Peter Graff ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British Air Force doctor was sentenced to eight months jail on Thursday for refusing orders to go to Iraq. Australian-born Flight-Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, 37, was convicted by a five-member panel of officers of what the judge called "calculated and deliberate disobedience" of five orders to train, prepare and deploy to Iraq last year. Kendall-Smith said he viewed the war as a crime and could not participate in any form. But judge Jack...

2006-04-13 08:00:12

ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British air force doctor who refused to go to Iraq was jailed for eight months on Thursday after being found guilty by a court martial of disobeying orders. Australian-born Malcolm Kendall-Smith refused to go to Iraq in 2005, arguing the war was a crime. The judge ruled that the British presence in Iraq was legal and told the five-officer panel acting as a jury to ignore the officer's arguments. The case is the first of its kind in Britain over the war in...

2006-04-13 05:49:25

ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British Air Force doctor who refused to go to Iraq was found guilty of disobeying orders by a court martial on Thursday. Australian-born Malcolm Kendall-Smith had refused to go to Iraq in 2005, arguing that the war was a crime. But the judge ruled that the British presence in Iraq was legal and told the five-officer panel acting as a jury to ignore the officer's arguments.

2006-04-12 11:08:56

By Peter Graff ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British Air Force doctor being court-martialled for refusing a posting to Iraq said on Wednesday he believed the United States was the moral equivalent of Nazi Germany. Australian-born Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith could face an unlimited jail sentence for disobeying an order to go to Iraq last year and four orders to prepare for his deployment. The case is the first of its kind in Britain over the war in Iraq. "As early as 2004 I...

2006-04-12 06:17:33

ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British Air Force doctor on trial for refusing to go to Iraq because he thought the war was illegal said on Wednesday he believed the United States was the moral equivalent of Nazi Germany. Australian-born Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith could face an unlimited jail sentence for disobeying an order to go to Iraq last year and four orders to prepare for his deployment, in the first British case of its kind. "As early as 2004 I regarded the United States...

2006-03-15 08:40:32

By Peter Graff ALDERSHOT (Reuters) - A British Air Force doctor who refused to go to Iraq because he believed the war to be illegal pleaded his case before a military court on Wednesday. Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, 37, had earlier already served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he faces five counts of disobeying lawful orders for refusing to go on training assignments and deploy back to Basra last year. Government lawyers told a preliminary hearing that nothing...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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