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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Should have told everyone to leave the town single file into a holding area. Tell ‘em to strip and seperate the possible bad guys from the good. Then level the town. Then level the town.Then level the town.Then give good ones each ten thousand dollars .....if they don’t like it, next time don’t harbor terrorists. The bad guys get to rebuild the town while in a chain gang.
No casualties on our side. NO civilian casualties. Bad guys dead or in prison.
If the civilians left. Then the rest are the enemy and should recieve the droppings of B52s. No need to go in and play the cat and mouse game this stupid General we got overthere wants to play, handcuffing our hands with ROEs. That General is a scumbag. If he had abided by these ROEs in Iraq they never would have taken Zarqawi. They hit that house with 2 2000 pounders and knew their were civilians inside.
But that didn’t stop them. Well why not do the same now? Smack that town with bombs till its 2 inches tall.
The Afghans understand war. If we act stupid and fight stupid they will treat us with the respect a stupid person deserves. And fighting with our hands tied is S T U P I D.
How do you separate 400 grains of wheat from 80,000 bits of chaff?
This am FNF is reporting 11 terrorists dead and 10 captured.
Not Marjaheads? ;-)
2 NATO dead reported so far
2 NATO dead reported so far
Now the report is gone. I bet they had this mixed up with the suicide bomber deaths.
We pray for the safety of our troops, and for the success of their mission.
Amen to that.
Give them a little credit, there fundamentalist, not blind.
This wont make much of a difference until someone gets up the gumption to attack Pakistan to the South. Thats the real terror factory. But why not go even further back to the root of the problem, and understand that not until the foul Islamic creed is wiped from the face of the Earth, will the battle be won.
to the root of the problem, and understand that not until the foul Islamic creed is wiped from the face of the Earth, will the battle be won.
Well we will need much better leadership than Bush telling us that its a religion of peace and then a President who was trained in madrasses and whose name is barack huessain osama ah I mean obama.
Marine Snipers must be having a field day. Get some Devil Dogs.
Marjah, the poppy capital of the world!!
Hi,Dita,,,It sure is,,,
I had hoped the Troops would be allowed to work it over
with the air/arty before they had to go in...
Yeah, do the “hearts and minds” thing after flattening the place. LOL.
Unless an enemy has a weapon in his hands, don't fire. How's that? If he got off his 14.5mm HMG 90 seconds ago, and is on his way to the mortar out back, well, does he have an AK now or not? Not? Then no shooting.