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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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; helmand; marines; marjah; oef; taliban
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WSJ Report includes NewsHub Video :

Marjah's Long Game: Months of Patrols

51 posted on 02/12/2010 10:57:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Mariner

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.


52 posted on 02/13/2010 12:05:02 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: mad_as_he$$

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.


53 posted on 02/13/2010 12:14:25 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: NormsRevenge

How do you separate 400 grains of wheat from 80,000 bits of chaff?


54 posted on 02/13/2010 5:04:48 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: VanShuyten

This am FNF is reporting 11 terrorists dead and 10 captured.


55 posted on 02/13/2010 6:13:18 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: TomasUSMC
New ROE’s that severely limit collateral damage. Very foolish stuff.
56 posted on 02/13/2010 6:14:23 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild; real saxophonist
From now on, they’ll be known as “Marjah Marines”.

Not Marjaheads? ;-)

57 posted on 02/13/2010 7:33:54 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

2 NATO dead reported so far


58 posted on 02/13/2010 7:50:11 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

2 NATO dead reported so far


59 posted on 02/13/2010 7:50:12 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Now the report is gone. I bet they had this mixed up with the suicide bomber deaths.


60 posted on 02/13/2010 8:05:56 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We pray for the safety of our troops, and for the success of their mission.


61 posted on 02/13/2010 8:36:18 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

Amen to that.


62 posted on 02/13/2010 8:41:53 AM PST by unkus
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To: NormsRevenge

Update
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/02/ap_marjah_attack_021310w/


63 posted on 02/13/2010 9:36:46 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: screaminsunshine
“No but they warned the Taliban. Obama the Magnificent gave them time to plant thousands of mines and IED’s.” What a dumb ass.

Give them a little credit, there fundamentalist, not blind.

64 posted on 02/13/2010 9:51:43 AM PST by Fyscat
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


65 posted on 02/13/2010 10:19:02 AM PST by ketelone
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To: ketelone

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.
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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.


67 posted on 02/14/2010 1:07:58 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: NormsRevenge
Godspeed US Marines!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
68 posted on 02/14/2010 11:02:03 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Marine Snipers must be having a field day. Get some Devil Dogs.


69 posted on 02/14/2010 3:23:33 PM PST by MattinNJ (O is going to get his candy ass kicked by a girl. Go Sarah.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Marjah, the poppy capital of the world!!


70 posted on 02/14/2010 3:31:24 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: La Enchiladita

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...


71 posted on 02/14/2010 3:49:34 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Yeah, do the “hearts and minds” thing after flattening the place. LOL.


72 posted on 02/14/2010 3:51:18 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: Mariner
The ROEs are ridiculous. Here's hoping the men ignore them, because they were dreamt up by REMFs with a severe case of idiocy.

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.

Fricking ridiculous...

73 posted on 02/14/2010 9:22:18 PM PST by JasonC
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