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To: WestNJersey
When the Americans had (or thought they had) insurgents in Iraq, mostly confined in Fallujah, a hotbed of enemy activity, rather than obliterate it (as they would have done in WWII) they gave a week's warning for civilians to depart before they attacked...When the assault eventually went in, the bad guys were mostly gone -- dispersed to other areas to continue their slaughter of the innocent.

Though I agree with the thrust of this article, what I've quoted above is crap. We held off on Fallujah because commanders on the scene felt it would work to our advantage, and there were plenty of Jihadis in there when the Marines arrived.

22 posted on 11/26/2006 10:16:29 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome Freepers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
We held off on Fallujah because commanders on the scene felt it would work to our advantage

Where did you come up with this, please give your references. Below you will find the position of the military responsible for taking Fallujah. You will find this on page 191 of No True Glory by Bing West.

When Toolan and Mattis were holding their separate meetings, at the MEF Conway had received a phone call from Sanchez with a blunt message. The White House, Sanchez said, would never give the Marines the green light to take the city. The White House was under too pressure from too many directions. However, the Marines could remain in a cordon around the city.

If you're going to make a statement about crap prove it.
28 posted on 11/27/2006 3:34:09 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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