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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:16 AM
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"There is no place safer in Baghdad right now"

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/COL045408.htm

US, Iraqi forces seal off Baghdad district in crackdown

BAGHDAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces sealed off parts of one of Baghdad's most dangerous districts on Thursday, searching thousands of homes in an effort to regain control of the capital's lawless streets.

The sweep in the southern Dora district, involving 5,000 troops and lasting three days, has had one immediate result, U.S. Colonel Michael Beech said -- the murder rate, which peaked at 20 a day after a surge in sectarian violence, is now zero.

"There is no place safer in Baghdad right now," the commander of the U.S. 4th Brigade Combat team told journalists at an Iraqi police compound in Dora.

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Beech said the aim of the operation, which he expected to last another 24 hours, was to "radically reduce the number of murders, kidnappings and assassinations" in the area.


And what happens after 24 hours?
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:21 AM
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1. Wow!!
And all it takes is 5,000 heavily armed soldiers to keep it safe!!

What a freaking accomplishment! Something to make us proud!
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:46 AM
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3. Hey must has only good news right
This here good news see that section turn a corner.... me think yes yes MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
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Kailassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:57 AM
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4. No, it only takes 4.
They man the checkpoint to stop the bodies getting to the morgue.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:43 AM
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2. WOW
Right now is right.
Geee 5000 there and still and if can not do job
It really be such fuck up :rofl:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 AM
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5. WOW
What they need to do now is, define what safe means exactly.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM
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6. You silly... they go back and do it again
It's like flipping a light on in a roach infested apartment kitchen.. The roach problem "goes away" with the flick of a switch..but when you turn the light off....well....
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