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US Marines, Afghan troops attack Taliban-held town (Marjah .. It's On!)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/10 | AP

Posted on 02/12/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NEAR MARJAH, Afghanistan – Helicopter-borne U.S. Marines and Afghan troops swooped down on the Taliban-held town of Marjah before dawn Saturday, launching a long-expected attack to re-establish government control and undermine support for the militants in their southern heartland.

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Marine commanders say they expect anywhere between 400 to 1,000 insurgents to be holed up inside this southern Afghan town of 80,000 people in Helmand province, including more than 100 foreign fighters.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; helmand; marines; marjah; oef; taliban
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1 posted on 02/12/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Prayer Eagles Up and Godspeed


2 posted on 02/12/2010 2:11:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Get some.

God bless and protect. BTT.

3 posted on 02/12/2010 2:11:42 PM PST by Billthedrill
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Graphic on Afghanistan's Helmand province, ahead of a major assault against Taliban militants. US-led troops have dropped leaflets and broadcast radio messages warning Afghans not to shelter the Taliban as they prepared to assault a bastion of the insurgency. (AFP/Graphic)


4 posted on 02/12/2010 2:12:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did they read the people in the town their Miranda rights before starting the attack?


5 posted on 02/12/2010 2:13:14 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers up.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 2:13:47 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: NormsRevenge

More Weaselzippers!


7 posted on 02/12/2010 2:15:02 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: NormsRevenge

GET SOME!!


8 posted on 02/12/2010 2:20:41 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: NormsRevenge

Time to tune up


9 posted on 02/12/2010 2:21:22 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: NormsRevenge

Mess with the best, die like the rest!


10 posted on 02/12/2010 2:26:31 PM PST by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: NormsRevenge
CNN is sounding like it's the surge and it's going on now.
11 posted on 02/12/2010 2:28:25 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: McGruff

“CNN is sounding like it’s the surge and it’s going on now.”

Can you tell which side they are rooting for?


12 posted on 02/12/2010 2:30:15 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: McGruff

CNN talking heads, especially Begala the Foehead and Carville, would be prefectly happy wearing turbans and not just to cover their heads. ;-)


13 posted on 02/12/2010 2:32:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: 444Flyer

Prayers up for our Marines!


14 posted on 02/12/2010 2:33:15 PM PST by Saoirise (Let Them Fight OR Bring Them HOME)
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President Zero has your back.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 2:33:29 PM PST by Competition clutch
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To: NormsRevenge

No problem.

The f**kers in the White House and Congress will manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 2:34:13 PM PST by Levante
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To: NormsRevenge

May God grant them a sure victory and remove these varmin in quick time....amen


17 posted on 02/12/2010 2:34:56 PM PST by caww
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To: NormsRevenge

My heart and prayers are with them all.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 2:42:53 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember guys. take no prisoners.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 2:42:55 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: IrishCatholic
Can you tell which side they (CNN) are rooting for?

Good one. Obama’s for sure.

20 posted on 02/12/2010 2:43:45 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Marjah Marines!


21 posted on 02/12/2010 2:55:02 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: real saxophonist

We had the same thought. From now on, they’ll be known as “Marjah Marines”. I want every one of them home in good shape, Lord. From the tippy-tippy top of their heads to the tippy-tippy bottom of their feet and everything in between. Make it so.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 2:59:08 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: NormsRevenge

Interview with a contractor over there, who says they have been picking off TB for weeks!

https://www.covertradioshow.com/podcast.cfm?pid=354


23 posted on 02/12/2010 3:10:24 PM PST by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: NormsRevenge

USA....USA....USA....USA

God Bless the USMC


24 posted on 02/12/2010 3:23:06 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: IrishCatholic

“Can you tell which side they are rooting for?”

Good shot, IrishCatholic. Made my day a good one.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 3:24:43 PM PST by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers up for our troops.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 3:50:20 PM PST by amom
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To: NormsRevenge

US-led troops have dropped leaflets and broadcast radio messages <<<

Maranda rights have been issued - Bring it on!!


27 posted on 02/12/2010 4:04:17 PM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: NormsRevenge

God bless and good hunting, Marines!

Semper Fi!!!


28 posted on 02/12/2010 4:12:40 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: NormsRevenge

Hope we’ve studied the lessons of Fallujah this time (e.g.: don’t have your commanders unilaterally declare a brazen cease-fire when the city is almost cleared, so that you have to launch an attack all over again in a few months). Let’s go get ‘em.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 4:22:56 PM PST by ksm1
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if Hadji will try to take advantage of Maobama’s ROIs and hide behind the women and children.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 4:37:33 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fox reported that the Marines went in on foot at 02:00?

their time with support from gunships,,,

I guess they have no armor or arty support,,,

Prayers Up...


31 posted on 02/12/2010 4:40:28 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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Apparently, the area is full of canals built years ago to assist the area to help out the agricultural side of things, and now, we will need to be more careful as we delouse the place.

sounds like the air support is there but it will be the ground pounders that do the deed.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 4:45:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Saoirise

Praying for our men. God bless and keep each and every one of them!


33 posted on 02/12/2010 4:51:49 PM PST by 444Flyer (Save the SEALs!(Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe/ Julio Heurtas))
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To: Billthedrill

Bumpin’ that.

God bless and protect our Marines.


34 posted on 02/12/2010 4:52:15 PM PST by Girlene
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To: NormsRevenge

Praying for our soldiers and also their families..Lord please protect them


35 posted on 02/12/2010 4:58:47 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Girlene
Prayers Up!

Yes! Simper Fi! Keep our troops safe.

It has to be bitterly cold this time of year. Afganis do not like fighting this time year.

I hope this is a good move!

36 posted on 02/12/2010 5:03:30 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: w1andsodidwe

No but they warned the Taliban. Obama the Magnificent gave them time to plant thousands of mines and IED’s. What a dumb ass.


37 posted on 02/12/2010 5:22:15 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: NormsRevenge

Some info :

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGklgS_HVLW88ApiBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bWNidTg1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMjEEY29sbwNzazEEdnRpZANSMjA2XzE1MA—/SIG=11v9lffa9/EXP=1266109842/**http%3a//www.ksl.com/%3fnid=235%26sid=4274962

“For their part, the elders begged for limited use of airstrikes because of the risk of civilian deaths,”
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That just jumps rite out there...


38 posted on 02/12/2010 5:34:50 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: NormsRevenge
A MArine combined arms assault Brigade could kill all of the bad guys in 24hrs.

But, I'm wonderin' what the ROE is....

39 posted on 02/12/2010 6:17:10 PM PST by Mariner
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To: NormsRevenge

It won’t compare to the second Fallujah but hopefully our Marines can take most of them out quickly and effectively with few casualties on our side. Lord willing.


40 posted on 02/12/2010 6:35:46 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: w1andsodidwe
They paper the area five days ago and told the civvies to leave. Most did.
41 posted on 02/12/2010 6:37:44 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: righttackle44

They are on the side of the feeder mice liberals fed to these brown PC peace religious hitlers.


42 posted on 02/12/2010 8:09:40 PM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: NormsRevenge
Godspeed.

Bless our brave troops.

43 posted on 02/12/2010 8:50:21 PM PST by mojito
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To: 240B; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Helicopter-borne U.S. Marines and Afghan troops swooped down on the Taliban-held town of Marjah before dawn Saturday
...and happy anniversary to the Iranian "revolution". Die, terrorists! Come home safe, Devil Dogs! Thanks NormsRevenge.
44 posted on 02/12/2010 9:25:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: RadioCirca1970; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks

That was very interesting...


45 posted on 02/12/2010 10:00:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I’m sure that most of the Taliban and all of the al-Qaeda left, too. There might be some fanatics left, but pretty much most of the bad guys who were there are in Pakistan drinking tea now. I pray for our soldiers, but I see this as Pres. Obama’s way to prove that he’s tough on terror. This attack is certainly no surprise, and I fear, this battle will be used by both sides to claim victory. The president can claim that he was tough, and the Taliban can say that none of their guys got killed.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 10:00:27 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Mariner

According to the interview at link on post #23,....they have been working on them for quite some time....


47 posted on 02/12/2010 10:03:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
So much for a smooth reporting of every event. But great news that our forces have been going after the goons for some time, in these provinces.
With that. Time to sign off and get some much needed sleep. Great upcoming day to all.
48 posted on 02/12/2010 10:14:35 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Saoirise

Maybe they could drop a certain ‘reporter’ from Time Magazine into the center of Marjah before the blitzin starts...that way he could join his BFF’s when it all goes down.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 10:15:55 PM PST by 444Flyer (Save the SEALs!(Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe/ Julio Heurtas))
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Nite ...bout to post an article on this subject from WSJ....


50 posted on 02/12/2010 10:37:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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