Skip to comments.Five Female Marines Feared Dead
Posted on 06/24/2005 11:49:22 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
A suicide car bomber slammed into a U.S. military convoy in Fallujah, killing two Marines, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Three Marines and a sailor were missing after the attack.
CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports that five female Marines are said to be dead, according to officials. They are members of a supply unit who were being driven into Fallujah to assist in searching local women for hidden weapons when their vehicle, which was equipped with armor, was struck by the bomber.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said another 13 Marines were wounded in the Thursday night attack and said some women were among the casualties.
The car bomber targeted troops assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force, an earlier military statement said. Fallujah, the Anbar province town 40 miles west of Baghdad, was the scene of a large-scale campaign in November by U.S. troops to rout militants.
An earlier report also had said six Marines were killed.
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I betcha we're gonna do that just as soon as we get this little "pushover" war out of the way.
Seriously, you're 100% correct .... but we're a couple of years past that decision and in a deep hole of our own arrogant and stupid making.
It's called screwing up ..... big time.
I would have shot him on the spot, risking court martial if necessary. just blow him away fast and be done with it.
Using conventional military in an asymmetric war such as this has been a huge mistake.
9/11 called for non-conventional forces on target cities of the enemy period. What we're doing now is a huge waste.
I haven't reached the level of your cynicism, but I'm closing in fast.
If the jihadis want it to tip their way, they need to launch a Tet-like offensive which shocks everyone with its scope and boldness. They don't have to win the attack--just attempting it is enough.
They don't have to read their history, they just have to watch the Senate Armed Services hearings yesterday. Linday Graham made the same handwringing observation yesterday while quizzing Rumsfeld. Unfortunately, Graham seemed to indicate that Tet was a military defeat for the US, when really, it was a huge defeat for the Communists. Of course, Walter Cronkite and the rest of the MSM made it a huge propaganda defeat for the US.
This war has turned out to be a complete horror show for our side.
Oil prices are higher than ever, the place is now a disaster zone, and our people are open targets from now on. This is *never* going to stop over there.
We blew it right after 9/11 by not using our strategic nuclear forces to put an end to this war instantly.
Hold that thought!
Until it makes sense to you.
No matter how long it takes!
Cut that crap!
It's a LEFTIST movement and there have never been more enthusiastic promoters than those presently in the White House and Defense Dept.
Right on, Fido. Those g*dd*m Clinton c***s***ers are nothing but traitors--and yes, I place the main responsibility for the absolute degradation of what used to be the Democrat party squarely at the Clinton's vile feet.
May Durbin and his ilk roast in hell with all the other traitors now infecting that once noble party.
You can't hold a city like Fallujah or any other secured area with gimmickry. It takes real men with real weapons and a no nonsense, dead serious approach.
Five female Marines dead ...
Ugly, ugly, ugly. There should be NO women in combat -- officially or unofficially.
Religious Israeli soldiers say, "serving with women is like eating pork"!
That's and antiseptic way of putting it.
That was off of a chat forum on Rantburg from God knows who.
Where's the fact checking? Where's the verification? This is how these "Iraqi urban legends" get started.
How are things in the White House basement, Ben?
I be sure to get two sources next time and clear them with you...
So where you posting from?......Hmmm.