Skip to comments.US Marines, Afghan troops attack Taliban-held town (Marjah .. It's On!)
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.
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.
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Prayer Eagles Up and Godspeed
God bless and protect. BTT.
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)
Did they read the people in the town their Miranda rights before starting the attack?
Time to tune up
Mess with the best, die like the rest!
“CNN is sounding like it’s the surge and it’s going on now.”
Can you tell which side they are rooting for?
CNN talking heads, especially Begala the Foehead and Carville, would be prefectly happy wearing turbans and not just to cover their heads. ;-)
Prayers up for our Marines!
President Zero has your back.
The f**kers in the White House and Congress will manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
May God grant them a sure victory and remove these varmin in quick time....amen
My heart and prayers are with them all.
Remember guys. take no prisoners.
Good one. Obama’s for sure.
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.
Interview with a contractor over there, who says they have been picking off TB for weeks!
God Bless the USMC
“Can you tell which side they are rooting for?”
Good shot, IrishCatholic. Made my day a good one.
Prayers up for our troops.
US-led troops have dropped leaflets and broadcast radio messages <<<
Maranda rights have been issued - Bring it on!!
God bless and good hunting, Marines!
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.
I wonder if Hadji will try to take advantage of Maobama’s ROIs and hide behind the women and children.
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,,,
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.
Praying for our men. God bless and keep each and every one of them!
God bless and protect our Marines.
Praying for our soldiers and also their families..Lord please protect them
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!
No but they warned the Taliban. Obama the Magnificent gave them time to plant thousands of mines and IED’s. What a dumb ass.
Some info :
“For their part, the elders begged for limited use of airstrikes because of the risk of civilian deaths,”
That just jumps rite out there...
But, I'm wonderin' what the ROE is....
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.
They are on the side of the feeder mice liberals fed to these brown PC peace religious hitlers.
Bless our brave troops.
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.
That was very interesting...
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.
According to the interview at link on post #23,....they have been working on them for quite some time....
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.
Nite ...bout to post an article on this subject from WSJ....