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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:12 PM
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Iraq: Fallujah Under Siege Again
IRAQ: FALLUJAH UNDER SIEGE AGAIN

Rome, 20 July (AKI) - US and Iraqi troops have launched another offensive on the city of Fallujah in the volatile Anbar province in western Iraq. US military leaders believe a group of guerrillas has established itself in the city once more, taking advantage of the last few months of relative calm. News of the new operation comes from aid workers from the Italian Solidarity Consortium (ICS) in Iraq, who are carrying out monitoring and humanitarian assistance programmes in the area to help the many citizens displaced by the last military offensive on the city, which began in November last year.

In the last few days there have been a number of explosions in Fallujah, a statement from the ICS aid workers says, and the multinational force has closed the city, to comb it house by house. This has sparked another mass exodus of civilians. Hundreds of families have already abandoned the city, they report, "further worsening the humanitarian emergency."

ICS director Rosita Viola, commenting on the latest news from her workers said: "At the moment in the governorate of Anbar, around 30,000 people are homeless, in a state of total poverty."

http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Security&loid...
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:14 PM
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1. fallujah
Lather, Rinse,Repeat
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:02 PM
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10. ground hog day, uh didn't we do this already.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:30 AM
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14. I guess the 'truth tour' can call off any plans
they may have had to visit there. No success story here, move along, please.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:16 PM
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2. Take that hill
only to give it up tomorrow.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:20 PM
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3. IS there anything left of this city? Doesn't sound like many civilians
are going to want to return again after this one.

When the major military offensive on Fallujah began in November, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society estimated that some 250,000 of the city's 300,000 population fled the city. By January, the UN's refugee agency said only 85,000 had returned to the city to inspect the damage to their homes, and only ten per cent of those were thought to have stayed.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:23 PM
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4. Throw the natives on reservations
behind fences -- throw some diseased blankets and rotting food at the savages -- for gods sake -- after all the US military should have a whole lot of experience dealing and "pacifying" the savages. end of sarcastic rant.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:26 PM
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5. "again"?
Was it ever ...uh, stable?
This clusterfuck is beyond description.
:grr:
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:34 AM
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19. Only if by 'stable' you mean
practically empty...

:banghead:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:29 PM
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6. What a quagmire
The "insurgents" blew up a newly built police station in Basra. No one was hurt because it was the night before it was supposed to open. The building was totally destroyed.

Oh well, more money to W's corporate globalists friends paid for by our taxes. W has been very effective at income redistribution.
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ecoalex Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:42 PM
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7. This is a depleted uranium city
It must be inhabitable.

They are better off abandoning it.
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ScamUSA.Com Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:36 PM
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21. map of fallujah
contrary to what the media would have us believe, this city is not just a couple neighborhoods of shacks


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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:45 PM
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8. After this latest "Shock and Awe", Fallujah will be a true ghost town
<snip>

"What is worrying is the all too real hypothesis that the example of the citizens of Fallujah will also be followed by those of Ramadi, Hit, Qaim and all the other cities that have suffered tough attacks by the multinational forces and Iraqi army in the last few months," the ICS statement points out. "It is impossible to predict when this will finish, and even harder to say when the humanitarian emergency situation will start to get better."
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:47 PM
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9. And today the house voted for us to stay there. Just great.
Guess they just haven't had enough. Will they EVER?
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 PM
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11. They should thank Bush by erecting a 60 foot statue of him as
gratitude for all of the freedoms he has brought to those lucky
people.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 PM
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12. There must be a few houses left standing in Fallujah
Bush can't have that.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:00 AM
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13. No calls to prayer there anymore as I understand it.
There were something like 89? mosques and less than 20 or 25 left "usable".
A horror for those poor souls that could not leave and by staying became "insurgents".

Please, someone stop this, now.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:24 AM
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15. Your wish will be granted......
when the US runs out of money to fund this war. We're currently spending $4.9 billion per month on Iraq and Afghanistan. None of this is money we have. It's all borrowed from the future.

Thom Hartman recently said that we're currently borrowing $2 Billion dollars per day, just to run the government.

At some point, this lunacy will stop. It will come to an end because the rest of the world is unwilling or unable to fund us any longer.

THAT's when the war will stop, not before. Because they have many more plans in store. They've only gotten to Bus stop #1 on their PNAC agenda.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 05:20 AM
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16. Only when the idiots stop lending $$$$$$$$$$
For the Bush Criminals to continue their murderous ways.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:13 AM
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17. And they are getting kicked off the bus!
Hopefully soon.

I just don't know how much more the world can take of their destructive agenda! I know I want to scream often anymore. They are financed by China, et al, and will have to pay the piper sometime! (or rather WE will pay more).
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:25 AM
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18. Deja Vu all over again!
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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 03:13 PM
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20. If Anyone has details on type of munitions
used in this "siege" I would be interested to get that info.

War Crimes
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Niccolo_Macchiavelli Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:01 PM
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22. old habits die hard eh?
a city to return (fire) again and again
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