Skip to comments.A STUDY ON REDUCING RADICAL ISLAMIC STRONGHOLDS LIKE FALLUJAH - FR EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT
Posted on 09/22/2004 9:31:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head
A STUDY IN REDUCING ISLAMIC RADICAL STRONGHOLDS AND MINIMIZING AMERICAN CASUALTIES:
What follows is something I wrote not long after the Fallujah incident when the Americans there were killed and butchered and the islamic radicals made a party out of it.
I commented to my wife at the time that we are in a war with gruesome, fierce, and dedicated radical islamic enemies as committed to their cause and willing to kill and die for it as any of the Nazis and Japanese our fathers fought. Also willing to indoctrinate their youth and have them particpate directly in the bloodletting.
Oh, they are mad (as in rabid)...they are tyranical...they are animals...and they are a blight to civilized people and reason...but they are not cowards and they are not unwilling to die.
I figured, like our fathers before us, that it was time to grant them their wish and make sure we kill as many of them, and those who give them sanctuary, support and who abbett them as possible...and to do so while minimizing our own casualties and sending the correct messages to any who would particpate with them against us, or support them.
I happened to be at a part of the Dragon's Fury Series story where I could work something into the plot in that regard...and what follows is a fictional study in how we could reduce such enemy bastions like Fallujah...or others at a future date.
June 18, 2010, 17:22, local time
Secure Command Bunker
The Eastern Outskirts of Tehran
The former Iran
Hasan al-Askari Sayeed had just finished conferring personally with General Abdul Selim, his young Tiger of Islam. He was not happy with the content of the conversation, or what it would mean to the Greater Islamic Republic and his continued faithful dream of a world united under Islam.
The western Allies were advancing rapidly on Tehran.
Selim had performed brilliantly in his defense of the Tabriz gap between the Caspian Sea and the Azerbaijan Sea. His twelve divisions had held up almost forty allied divisions for two weeks as Russian, European Union and supporting American forces assailed his positions.
Sayeed had thought that the young General would be successful and was in the act of thanking Allah for the great victories the General was winning when news of the allied breakthrough at the Dez River Pass had been reported to him. Thirty divisions of American, British and Israeli troops had broken through the pass and had quickly advanced on and attacked Qom yesterday. It was immediately clear to Sayeed, and to Selim, that Qom was falling.
Selim's forces were ordered into a fighting withdrawal towards Tehran in an effort to keep the forces under Selims command from being surrounded, and to allow time to get as many in Tehran as possible to join with Selim's forces in defense of the city.
But it was now clear that Selim and his forces were not going to make it to Tehran in time.
Surprisingly, in Qom and elsewhere, many citizens were going over to the infidels, abandoning the true faith for the hope of the freedoms and secular allurements the westerners, and particularly the Americans, promised.
A free society, Sayeed muttered to himself.
Free to do what sin, to profane Allah and his ways?
Regardless of the reasons, many of the students and their families and many of the more liberal clerics were apparently jumping at the opportunity to align themselves with the invaders.
The great Imam and Ayatollah never considered for a moment the possibility that the many freedom protests that had occurred in Iran itself in the 1990's and early 2000's before his meteoric rise to power had simply faded undercover rather than been extinguished. He never considered the help he had received from the Chinese and the impact it had had on those who might otherwise have opposed him. Many of those opposition leaders simply ceased to exist, either by his hand or by the hand of those supporting him.
But others, and their followers, had never been stamped out, and they had bided their time patiently, realizing that, with the success of Sayeed over the last five years, any attempt at resistance or insurgency would be doomed to failure.
But now that the Americans and their allies had broken into the former Iran, into the heart of the Greater Islamic Republic itself the opportunity for resistance to what Sayeed had sold as pure and unadulterated Islam had arrived. That message of resistance to Sayeed and of acceptance of the western invaders was finding very fertile ground in the hearts and minds of many more people than Sayeed would have ever imagined.
And many of them knew the deepest secret that existed in the Greater Islamic Republic today Medina and Mecca had already fallen. Their faith was shaken, their future was completely unsure and they had lost their zeal and their commitment doubting themselves and their religious tenets.
Despite the fact that he would not countenance the effectiveness or the reasoning of the insurgents, Hasan Sayeed knew the dark secret too and he was deeply troubled by it.
Am I to be tested like father Abraham then who was forced to send one son into the desert and tempted to sacrifice another on the altar, he asked himself.
Oh Allah, where is your pavilion?
How could you forsake all of us?
How could you forsake me?
Medina had fallen in a rather normal and uninspiring fashion. Though Sayeed was terribly upset by the actions of his forces in that area who had retreated past the city in front of the enemy onslaught and then been destroyed when they were caught in the open by several waves of the damnable American Hail-Storm missiles he was thankful that the city had remained intact and been preserved for the faith.
But the story of the fall of Mecca haunted him.
Over one hundred thousand GIR forces, consisting of infantry, mechanized and armor units supported by limited air support, with all of their equipment, and plenty of ammunition had retreated into the city on June 4th. The population had fully and completely supported the GIR forces, with many faithful within the city who had made their pilgrimage there joining the ranks to fight in defense of the holy city.
U.S. and U.K forces had surrounded the city and cut off all retreat or access to or from it by the morning of June 6th. They had set up checkpoints on all major access roads and ringed the city with men and steel. Within two days, they had dug in and the defenders were completely cut-off with no hope for support or relief. Outside of divine assistance, it was clear that the western forces would be content to simply starve the defenders and inhabitants out.
That was when things had gone even more terribly wrong.
During the mid-afternoon of June 6th, the Americans sent a unilateral peace and cease-fire delegation of ten personnel into the city under a white flag. They indicated that they came to negotiate some way to keep from damaging or destroying the many holy shrines within the city and to save as many lives as possible.
They were admitted into the city by the defenders.
The delegation included a General of the United States Marines, the provisional head of the new Arabian government-appointed by the Americans, two senior career diplomats-one from the U.K. and one from the U.S., two translators thought to be CIA operatives and a team of four Marines to provide security.
The delegation had the power to offer a complete ceasefire, food and medical supplies for all in need and an honorable handling of the GIR forces who were expected to all surrender unconditionally.
The entire team had been taken to the central part of the city and admitted into a large outer courtyard at a mosque there. Two of the security detail had accompanied the peace representatives and translators into the courtyard and the other two members of the security team had stayed outside with the vehicles. A delegation of the city leaders and military leaders of the GIR forces met the U.S> General and the diplomats within the courtyard and negotiations began.
The GIR leaders made their position clear, swiftly and brutally. First, the American signal battalion on the outskirts of the city had lost contact with the delegation.
Then, allied airborne surveillance had picked up a brief exchange of automatic weapons fire, first within the courtyard and then outside, next to the vehicles.
One of the marines near the vehicles had the time to report into the mouthpiece of his communications set.
"We are under attack "
This was followed by more automatic weapons fire and then a few seconds of silence. After that, of a sudden, there was a horrendous uproar and wild celebration. Literally tens of thousands of weapons were fired into the air. The celebrations turned into an orgy and orgy of mutilation.
All ten members of the delegation were decapitated, their eyes gouged out and replaced by horse dung. The bodies were literally torn limb from limb and then, in a manner reminiscent of a similar occurrence in the town of Fallujah, Iraq, during operation Iraqi Freedom in the spring of 2004, the mutilated body parts were hung from bridges and light posts around the central portion of the city.
The heads were placed in one of the allies' vehicles and sent careening out of the city towards the allied lines. The entire thing was captured live on a television broadcast within Mecca and then picked up by allied forces including one enterprising WNN crew that snuck some of its personnel into a restricted area just behind allied lines.
Within hours, the whole world had witnessed the orgy of mutilation in Mecca.
Major General Lender, who commanded the United States Marine who had surrounded the city, had wasted no time in coming up with a plan to deal directly and harshly with the atrocity, and the defenders in the city.
America had learned from its experiences and horrors of this war, she had learned from Fallujah of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she had learned from 9-11 and from the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, she had learned from the initial World trade Center bombing in the early 1990's, she had learned from Beirut and from countless other terrorist and extremist attacks.
There could and would be no negotiations with terrorists or their Jihad cousins in this war. America and her allies knew from harsh experience that those operating in such a fashion understood and respected but one thing.
The official request for retaliation and pacification literally flew up the channels to the White House where President John Bowers reviewed the request the afternoon it arrived, consulted with the entire National Security Council that evening, and then approved it with no alterations.
The next day, all allied sniper teams and probing forces were withdrawn to the perimeter around Mecca.
An ultimatum was issued at 12:00 noon the next day, June 7th.
The GIR forces and those who supported them within Mecca had 24 hours to do the following:
FYI...another diea or two from the series.
ping for later
This sort of response is long overdue. Great work, Jeff...
Still in volume III. But I like this excerpt!
And it's hard to say
Just how some things never change
And it's hard to find
Any strength to draw the line
I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance
I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance
I'm on fire
I'm on fire
I know there's a pot of gold for me
All I got to do is just believe
I'm so happy doin' the neutron dance
And I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance
I'm so happy doin' the neutron dance
I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance
I believe that the fighting would have wound down after that...with maybe a couple of more examples necessary.
We established this precedent and its effectiveness in World War II. it took a while to break their resolve, but we did. Heroshima and Nagasaki are both examples of the same. Too bad if enemies and their lackeys don't like it...to them I say, well, then don't pick a fight with us.
They need to see that there animal behavior will not lead to a heaven of raping virgins...but to hell, soaked in pig blood or pig fat...without any Americans coming in to gratify their sense of martydom.
We re headed there in any case IMHO, we should arrive on our terms, on our timetable.
Hope you are enjoying it...I know you are busy. Mind your knot.
Still need to work in the Pig blood or Pig fat angle. I have no problem using their own beliefs and culture against them when it gets to this stage.
Good excerpt, and it didn't ruin the suspense -- I'll still buy that book.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you think.
Finding time to unwind isn't the problem as much as just going until I crash.
Actually most of my reading takes place on the flight lines or staging for convoys. Sorry to say that your first two volumes and Travis' book look more worn than they deserve. Rucksacks aren't easy on paperbacks.
Thanks for your efforts, your story seems too real to be fiction, but I hope that's all they ever are.
Sounds like a plan, bump! :-)
This scenario is a long time coming. There needs to be no negotiation, just go in and do it to them.
Jeff is an amazing talent. What a patriot. What a writer. What a good, good man.
But the term animal in this sense is really more rhetorical than anything else. The radical islamics are humans who have been raised a certain way and then chosen to embrace that way of life and ideology. By choice they are depraved and mortally determined to foist that depravity on the rest of the world.
We are fighting enemies that are juts as depraved, =just as committed, just as dedicated to killing as many of us as they can as those Japanese who particpated in the Banzai charges and drove their Kamiakzi aircraft into our ships and personnel.
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