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al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Godric on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:26 pm

BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.

>The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/al-qaeda-force-captures-fallujah-amid-rise-in-violence-in-iraq/2014/01/03/8abaeb2a-74aa-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-03/al-qaeda-fighters-take-fallujah-as-iraqi-army-attacks.html

>The al-Qaeda fighters have seized military equipment provided by the U.S. Marines to Fallujah police, whose headquarters have been seized, Uthman Mohamed, a local reporter in the city in Iraq’s western Anbar province, said in a phone interview late yesterday. There’s no sign of government forces inside Fallujah, and most of the fighting is taking place on a highway that links the city to Baghdad, he said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/world/middleeast/fighting-in-falluja-and-ramadi.html

> BAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor’s office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi city to be their new independent state on Friday in an escalating threat to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, whose forces were struggling to retake control late into the night.



How many marines and soldiers died fighting in fallujah again?
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:49 pm

Godric wrote:
BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.

>The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/al-qaeda-force-captures-fallujah-amid-rise-in-violence-in-iraq/2014/01/03/8abaeb2a-74aa-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-03/al-qaeda-fighters-take-fallujah-as-iraqi-army-attacks.html

>The al-Qaeda fighters have seized military equipment provided by the U.S. Marines to Fallujah police, whose headquarters have been seized, Uthman Mohamed, a local reporter in the city in Iraq’s western Anbar province, said in a phone interview late yesterday. There’s no sign of government forces inside Fallujah, and most of the fighting is taking place on a highway that links the city to Baghdad, he said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/world/middleeast/fighting-in-falluja-and-ramadi.html

> BAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor’s office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi city to be their new independent state on Friday in an escalating threat to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, whose forces were struggling to retake control late into the night.



How many marines and soldiers died fighting in fallujah again?


Yeah, I agree it's horrible. We learned nothing from the same thing (losing lives only to hand the damn country over anyway) in 'Nam.

The lesson here isn't to occupy, or
Some Marshall Plan, it's to stay the F out in the first place.
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Sarcastic on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:55 pm

So now what. We go back? :scared: :face:
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Jim on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:56 pm

Organized religion FTW...
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby dodint on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm not going back.
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby tifosi77 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:42 pm

Wasn't Kaizer in Fallujah, also?
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby GSdrums87 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:51 pm

Jim wrote:Organized religion FTW...
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby BigMcK on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:05 am

Only pick a spot where they want to be free?

Please honor those that fought.
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Godric on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:33 am

BigMcK wrote:Only pick a spot where they want to be free?

Please honor those that fought.


huh?
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:13 pm

I'm guessing, "Why did we go in a place like that in the first place, but please don't diminish those who fought regardless."
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:17 pm

Sarcastic wrote:So now what. We go back? :scared: :face:


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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm

dodint wrote:I'm not going back.


Thanks for having gone in the 1st place. :thumb:
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby thehockeyguru on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:20 pm

Sarcastic wrote:So now what. We go back? :scared: :face:


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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby dodint on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:27 pm

The Snapshot wrote:
dodint wrote:I'm not going back.


Thanks for having gone in the 1st place. :thumb:


I never know what to say to this, in real life or on the internet, so I'm just going to nod and go back to Googling pictures of funny cats. (Thanks for acknowledging, I think. :oops: )
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:13 pm

dodint wrote:
The Snapshot wrote:
dodint wrote:I'm not going back.


Thanks for having gone in the 1st place. :thumb:


I never know what to say to this, in real life or on the internet, so I'm just going to nod and go back to Googling pictures of funny cats. (Thanks for acknowledging, I think. :oops: )


I think you should take it that it is appreciated that you were there on my behalf and every other citizen, and then google cats
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:15 pm

dodint wrote:I'm not going back.
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Kaizer on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:31 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Wasn't Kaizer in Fallujah, also?


Good times, not. Its positioning made that **** hole important just because of the huge highway that ran through it. It was like gaining control of the panama canal when we finally took over. Without that, I out phantom fury would have ever happened. With condition of it now, i'd just let them keep the damn place.
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Re: al-Qaeda Forces capture Fallujah

Postby Eismann on Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:04 pm

Jim wrote:Organized religion FTW...



???
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