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Posted on 11/12/2004 6:45:46 AM PST by TexKat
View from the gunners site in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle as 1st Platoon, Apache Troop, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division entering Fallujah. US marines barged house-by-house through Fallujah finding anything from corpses and weapons to hostages as they battled to secure the rebel enclave after seizing almost total control.(AFP/US Army/Johancharles Van Boers)
You are absolutely correct and there is nothing I hate more than these stupid MSM reporters reqriting hostory.
A US Marine escorts captured Iraqi men in the center of Fallujah, Iraq (news - web sites), Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. Hundreds of men trying to flee the assault on Fallujah have been turned back by U.S. troops following orders to allow only women, children and the elderly to leave. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
I am going for a quartet and add Castro.
They are tearing up Mosul now..They want to die fighting?..I say we should help...I hope Zarqawi is trapped in the rubble somewhere for days...until he expires..
.While some think he is in Fallujah..I believe he has hidden himself elsewhere..
DUBAI (Reuters) - An audio tape from al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi urged insurgents in Falluja to resist U.S.-led attacks on the rebel city, saying victory was certain.
"We have no doubt that the signs of God's victory will appear on the horizon," said the speaker who sounded like Zarqawi in the tape posted on a Web site used by Islamists.
Blackhawk down outside Fallujah..wounded..no deaths reported.
And don't complain about the insecticide.
CAIRO, Egypt - An audiotape purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi encouraged his fighters in Fallujah and said victory was near.
The tape surfaced Friday on an Internet site known as a clearinghouse for militant Muslim comment. Its authenticity could not be confirmed.
"As for you heroes of Islam in Fallujah, praise for your Jihad, praise for your nation, praise for your religion. (Have) one hour's patience, and then you will see the results," the speaker said after identifying himself as al-Zarqawi.
Signs of "victory are on the horizon," the speaker said, adding a challenge to "the Americans to show the truth of what goes on on the battleground."
The voice sounds like that on earlier tapes attributed to al-Zarqawi.
The statement appeared as American and Iraqi soldiers pushed deeper into the southern reaches of Fallujah, cornering militants being backed into smaller pockets of the city, on the fourth day of an offensive launched in part to clear out militants linked to the Jordanian-born al-Zarqawi.
His followers have beheaded at least six hostages: three Americans, a Briton, a Japanese and a South Korean. The United States has offered a $25 million reward for al-Zarqawi's capture or killing the same amount as for Osama bin Laden.
The link to the five-minute tape was posted by an individual who signs himself Abu Maysarah al-Iraqi, known as the media coordinator of al-Zarqawi's group, al-Qaida of Jihad in Iraq.
...just heard a blackhawk is down.....praying...the rest of my hubby's BN are blackhawks and we know many of these guys.....
If one were a terrorist Fallujah was the ideal place to be before our Troops opened this can on them.
Praying with you.
Hey, I like yours better!
have you heard anything?
What's he using? The Hubble telescope?
I wonder who else would make the deep list?
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect these soldiers as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm. May the power of your love enable them to return home in safety, that with all who love them, they may ever praise you for your loving care.
For all of you in harms way we pray.Prayers for our Blackhawk pilots as we await news.
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