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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:16 PM
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did you know we just attacked 2 more cities?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/international/middlee...

U.S. Troops Start Major Attacks on Shiite Insurgents in 2 Cities

The American military has begun its first major assault against Shiite insurgents, striking at their enclaves here and in Diwaniya in an effort to regain control in southern Iraq.

The coordinated attacks began hours after powerful Shiite politicians and religious leaders met in Baghdad on Tuesday to urge a rebellious young cleric, Moktada al-Sadr, to withdraw his militia from here and from Najaf, both important religious sites for Shiites. Mr. Sadr's followers have taken up positions in mosques in the cities, stockpiling weapons and daring the Americans to come after them.

The operation began at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and took place in two waves. The first assault began late Tuesday here and in Diwaniya, and ended at dawn on Wednesday.

The second unfolded just after midnight Thursday in this city, when more than 450 soldiers in armored vehicles rumbled into a neighborhood amusement park where Mr. Sadr's militiamen, known as the Mahdi Army, were storing heavy weapons near a ferris wheel and bumper car ride.

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"Hopefully we can put enough pressure on them to break their will to stay in Karbala," said Brig. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, who flew down from Baghdad to observe the battle.
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nothing stops the bloody hands bushgang

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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:17 PM
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1. "...in an effort to regain control in southern Iraq..."
That's a telling phrase.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:18 PM
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2. Oh, nice. Real nice.
Using played out troops that should have gone home a month ago?

It isn't enough for George to lose. It isn't.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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3. Yeah, saw that early this morning. So one of my first thoughts for the day
was that it was just another day of continual screwups for the guys who set the standard for stupidity.
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