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ron,ar    Posted 11-07-2004 at 17:35:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
U.S. Forces Storm Into Western Fallujah

6 minutes ago Middle East - AP

By JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writer

NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. forces stormed into western districts of Fallujah early Monday, seizing the main city hospital and securing two key bridges over the Euphrates river in what appeared to be the first stage of the long-expected assault on the insurgent stronghold. Latest headlines:
U.S. Forces Storm Into Western Fallujah

An AC-130 gunship raked the city with 40 mm cannon fire as explosions from U.S. artillery lit up the night sky. Intermittent artillery fire blasted southern neighborhoods of Fallujah, and orange fireballs from high explosive airbursts could be seen above the rooftops.

U.S. officials said the toughest fight was yet to come when American forces enter the main part of the city on the east bank of the river, including the Jolan neighborhood where insurgent defenses are believed the strongest.

Please pray for our folks on the ground in Iraq

Quint    Posted 11-07-2004 at 21:55:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have 2 family members in the general area around falluja last we heard and at least 3 or 4 more very close friends most likely in the fighting.

Been watching the news footage to see if I recognize anyone. We actually saw some people we knew during the actual invasion. Have a family member in Afghanistan and one very close friend we're not sure where he is. All his family knows is "someplace in the middle east."

You might be interested to know they say that what is happening on the ground in Iraq is NOTHING like is portrayed on TV here. Outside the couple of terrorist hotbeds things are going really well and the people are happy they are there. Also they don't like the impression we get that Americans get killed and the enemy slips away. They kill the terrorists and baathist hold outs by the bushel. The Arabs and islamist terrorists are horrible marksmen. They simply can't shoot for (expletive deleted). The only thing they are somewhat proficient with are IEDs(improvised bombs), RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) and mortars and even then that effectiveness is more of a function of sheer volume. It isn't a "quagmire" no matter how badly the mass media and certain political groups wish to portray it as much. At least that is what my friends and family on the ground say.

I'd give anything to be able to be right there with them. I'd like nothing more than to grab a rifle and fight along side them.

Willy-N    Posted 11-07-2004 at 18:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is going to be HeII to pay real soon for what those guys were doing to our Troops and the Iraq Police. It has been a long time coming and it will be a good show of what we can do when pushed. Glad we let them get all in one spot! Mark H.

KatG    Posted 11-07-2004 at 17:50:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I pray that God puts a hedge of protection around each and everyone there...and for their families give them patience and inner peace...KatG

Dug    Posted 11-07-2004 at 19:01:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen, KatG!

Don't forget to pray for the Commander in Chief and other leaders involved, they have tremendous and difficult decisions to make.


DD    Posted 11-07-2004 at 18:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ditto that from me too : )

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