Skip to comments.Marines in Falluja Find Rebel Leader's Arsenal, in a Mosque [massive supply dwarves 100s others]
Posted on 11/24/2004 3:16:34 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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A relatively positive article from the Times? It must be the holidays. Good post.
It also sounds like we are finally fighting a war instead of being "sensitive".
I suggest that Mr. Janabi's house would make a great spot for destroying that captured ordnance. After all, he isn't using it.
Hey, if nobody put panties on their heads, then there's nothing to see here!
Great idea! Only, let's wait until he comes home.
Okay. That's just odd.
Powerpoint presentation on caches located ...good info.
Detonate all ammo dumps in place.
The Iraqi government needs to get it out - loud and clear - that the insurgents are routinely using mosques as weapons sites and sniper areas. If the Iraqi people know who it is that's really desecrating the mosques, maybe it will help turn public opinion against the insurgents. On the other hand, maybe the Iraqis will choose to remain in denial about this.
Wow amazing. Lots of weapons and lots of intelligence.
The biggest thing of all is breaking the logistical train between Syria and the rest of Iraq, however...
An awesome event for giving thanks this Holiday.
Artillery that will not be used against our boys.
boom, er, bump...
On the top floor of the mosque were nine artillery shells, mixed in with boxes of tile. In the back of the compound was an ice cream truck, its sides colorfully decorated with orange, red and blue popsicles. Inside it was packed with rocket-propelled grenades and bomb-making materials.
"This was probably a traveling I.E.D. factory," General Natonski said, using the military term for improvised explosive devices, or homemade bombs.
The bizzare, absurdity of war
Also found in the house were files showing the names of people who had been tortured and executed for cooperating with the Americans and their allies, military officials said.
There were also more than 500 letters from the families of insurgents who had been killed or wounded, asking for compensation from Mr. Janabi, said a military translator on the scene. They included the families of fighters from Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Algeria, and about 100 native Fallujans.
Not to mention the horror. Things must have been pretty well institutionalized if the families of the dead foreign jihadis knew where to send letters to ask for compensation.
Upstairs were two red-and-blue tricycles, and a children's primer for learning English. A fridge stood open in the kitchen, with a plate of rice visible inside, three yogurt containers, a half-rotten apricot.
After touring the house, the general sat down to chat briefly in the living room with a dozen officers and marines, including Capt. Drew McNulty, whose men had discovered the house that morning. A detonation shook the windows.
"If you were a glass merchant in this city - ," he said. The men laughed, and there was a pause. General Natonski looked up and smiled. "Who would have thought three or four weeks ago we'd be sitting in Janabi's living room?" he said.
Again, the absurdity, the unexpected wacky humor.
Use those explosives to level the mosque.
could we be seeing a sea-change of a bit?
They lost their campaign to defeat "OUR MAN" - they got a wake up call re: where the majority 'lives' - they want the ratings, ergo, be a bit more honest in reporting?
Not for a minute do I believe their minds or hearts have changed, they just don't want to go the way of Blather
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