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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:15 PM
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Breaking On CNNI...Major Fire Fight in Kufa...ongoing for over 1.5 hours
Edited on Sun May-30-04 03:33 PM by maddezmom
Truce seems to be for all intents over. Troops have come under heavy fire. al-Sadr's spokesman has reported the US military entered the city from 3 locations. I guess just another day in Iraq. :eyes:

this is the only link I can find:

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Two American soldiers were wounded in the clashes around the holy city, Najaf, the military said. Fighting erupted Sunday night in Najaf's twin city, Kufa, and Shiite militiamen accused the Americans of firing near the main mosque, damaging its outer wall.

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http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040530/ap...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:25 PM
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1. Send DimSon ... with Saddam's gun.
Edited on Sun May-30-04 03:25 PM by TahitiNut
Here he comes to save Kufa,
Mighty mouth is on his way ...
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:28 PM
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2. I just had an Idea
Someone needs to create a cartoon of Dimbo with a mighty mouth suit on that looks like mighty mouse.
Here he comes to save the day mighty mouth is on his way.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:31 PM
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3. Yep, bring it awwwwwwnnnnnnnn...
I really wish I'd never heard about him and that damn gun...the flight suit, banner and turkey were MORE than enough.

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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:41 PM
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5. What's wrong with a trophy?
It's kind of like his grand-Poppy and Geronimo's skull.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:39 PM
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4. I didn't know you had a lisp.
Thanks for sharing. :bounce:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 07:20 AM
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26. I don't think he wath lithping.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 07:25 AM
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28. "Thend DimThon ... with Thaddam'th gun."??
:silly:
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 12:58 PM
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29. Damn! What.....did you have someone else posting in
Edited on Mon May-31-04 12:59 PM by 9215
your name all this time?

Thanks again for sharing and coming out of the closet :bounce:
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:01 PM
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30. AAAAh, the attack of the lispers!!
Edited on Mon May-31-04 01:02 PM by 9215
Makes sense that lispers would be on the Internet to hide your impediment.



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Zanzi Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:49 PM
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6. I can't post yet...
Because I haven't answered enough posts...

Could someone post this breaking news about Cheney and Halliburton?

http://tinyurl.com/2rno7
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Zanzi Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:51 PM
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7. Never mind
I see it's already been done...

You guys are quick!
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 03:56 PM
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8. Welcome to DU, Zanzi.
The LBN people seem to almost get stuff on here before it happens.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 08:30 PM
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18. I've been here two a half years
And I can count the number of times I sucessfully put up an LBN post on one hand.

Welcome, Zanzi!

:hi:
rocknation
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:05 PM
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14. Welcome, Zanzi!
It won't be but a few more and you'll be putting up your very own posts! :)

Enjoy! :hi:
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 04:52 PM
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31. Welcome to DU Zanzi...n/t
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freeforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:01 PM
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19. Welcome Zanzi!
:toast:

Won't be long until you can post!
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 11:50 PM
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24. Hi, Zanzi
glad to have you w/us!


:toast:
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 04:10 PM
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9. If only.................n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:07 PM
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10. update: Major Fighting Reported In Kufa, Najaf, Chalabi negotiating
~snip~
In a report from Kufa, CNN, which has a reporter embedded with 1st Armored Division troops there, said a "major firefight" broke out late Sunday when soldiers tried to secure a police station. CNN quoted soldiers as saying it was the most intense fighting in the area in the past six weeks.
~snip~
Despite the clashes, Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi, who traveled to Najaf to help shore up the agreement, said there was "a momentum for peace" and Shiite leaders were "working to implement this so we can avoid any clashes."

Chalabi met with al-Sadr aides Sunday night and told reporters later he worked out a "detailed plan" for implementing the truce and would present it to U.S. and Iraqi officials Monday.

"We ask both sides to stop hostilities," Chalabi said.
~snip~

http://www.local6.com/news/3363317/detail.html
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:22 PM
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12. Don't know why they are trying to secure the police station
There was a report earlier that all the Iraqi police who were bussed into the area walked off the job because they were not paid extra for combat pay.

Every military action over there seems so uncoordinated.
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 05:12 PM
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33. True...I would have walked off the the job too!
They have every right to walk off. They are being paid to service and protect the people. Not to help the US fight a war. Good for them. :smoke: :beer:
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:18 PM
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17. Why, he has credibility!
I'm sure everyone involved trusts him totally.

:eyes:
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lanparty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 05:09 PM
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11. Wow ...
NPR was just plain preening yesterday on how Sadr had a "very small" following. Juan Williams grows in influence I guess ?????

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Algomas Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:03 PM
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13. Juan Williams
When he took over from Ray Suarez, I was shocked at how stupid he is in comparison. Just another empty talking head toeing the line at the Voice of America.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:13 PM
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15. Chalabi credibility?
Does this con man have any cred left?
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freeforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:02 PM
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20. Welcome to DU Algomas!
:toast:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 09:03 PM
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21. Welcome to DU, Algomas
:hi:
rocknation
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 04:55 PM
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32. Welcome to DU Algomas!
:pals:
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 06:17 PM
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16. There never really was a truce, fighting continued throughout it...
will it ever end?
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 11:48 PM
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22. that is
1 long-assed firefight.






:scared:
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abracadabra Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-04 11:50 PM
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23. are they using Fire and not Bullets in the fight? a fire fight? no guns?
better call the Iraqi fire dept. if it's fires they're having.

A fire fight?

Fire Bush
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 01:35 AM
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25. Update on the Kufa debacle...
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=...

Two US soldiers killed in Iraq clashes
Mon 31 May, 2004 07:26

KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. armoured forces and Iraqi militia loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are fighting near the holy city of Najaf, the fourth day of clashes since Sadr offered a truce.

The U.S. military said two soldiers from the 1st Armoured Division were killed late on Sunday around the town of Kufa, one when his patrol was ambushed by gunmen and one when his tank was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Another 1st Armoured soldier was killed earlier on Sunday, bringing the total U.S. combat death toll during 14 months in Iraq to 591. They were the heaviest U.S. losses in the area, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, for some time.

Local residents and militia fighters in Kufa said U.S. tanks advanced into the town toward the main mosque and skirmished with Mehdi Army fighters based around it for about two hours around midnight.


More at the link, including info on damage to a mosque, how the U.S. broke the 'truce', and Chalabi's laughable attempts to paint himself as independent of the U.S. by 'negotiating'.

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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 07:24 AM
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27. "There is a momentum for peace," said Ahmad Chalabi
yeah ok Ahmad. Thanks for posting,Zhade. :)
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