posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 09:34 AM
Well Operation Iron Fist and other offensives to cleanse towns in the area of insurgents sure cleaned out all those terrorists in Tal afar. ....
I don't think this has much to do with the elections at all. I think it has much more to do with the offensive and air strikes that the US military
has undertaken in the region over the last 8 weeks. The suicide bombers have now sent a rather pointed message to recruits joining the Iraq forces to
fight with the US troops.
A total media blackout was placed on the town by US Officials prior to these suicide bombings. Below is a picture gallery of part of the offensive by
Us Led troops. Warning :graphic story and photos
BBC - Tal Afar
What I find worrisome about the above link is the fact it was filmed. A media blackout has been imposed on the town. Even if the media blackout began
after this was filmed, why are the pictures public knowledge over the Internet? By the angle of the picture of the child screaming after her parents
were killed, it was taken by soldiers or at least was public knowledge to the soldiers that the phot was going to be taken.
This image does nothing to enhance the US war effort in fact it is extremely bad publicity for the troops yet this photo is in the public arena by a
respected news source. It doesn't make sense, something more secretive is going on in Tal Afar than what is being made public.
I have been following the Tal Afar offensive for many weeks now and it does not add up.
Tal Afar Offensive News
UN Iraq News Story
Al Jazeerah Media Blackout
Islam Online - Media Blackout
Related News Links:
Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
WAR: Tal Afar Offensive - Mayor Resigns And Iraqi Border Crossing Closed
NEWS: Zarqawi Accuses US Forces of Using Poison Gases In Tal Afar
WAR: Operation Iron Fist - US Launches New Offensive Near Syrian Border
WAR: Syrian Border - US Forces Step Up Offensive
and the first suicide bomber that hit the marketplace was a female as they have now discovered.
[edit on 12-10-2005 by Mayet]