So - do we all agree there is this Camp Falcon, which can hold around 5000 troops?
Camp Falcon / Camp Al-Saqr
By late January 2004 engineers from the 1st Armored Division were midway through an $800 million project to build half a dozen camps for the
incoming 1st Cavalry Division. Army planners expected to finish by 15 March 2004. The new outposts, dubbed Enduring Camps, will improve living
quarters for soldiers and allow the military to return key infrastructure sites within the Iraqi capital to the emerging government. Plans called for
the camps to last between five to 10 years, possibly even longer. Moving to the outskirts of town will allow Iraqi police and the Iraqi Civil Defense
Corps to take a lead role in the city's security. At Camp Falcon, on the southern outskirts, a base camp for 5,000 was planned.
And do we agre that this Camp was attacked this October?
On October 10, 2006, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 82mm mortar round, fired by militia forces from a residential area in Abu T-Shir, caused a fire
at an Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) at FOB Falcon. The ASP, containing tank and artillery rounds, in addition to smaller caliber ammunition, set off a
series of large explosions. About 100 troops from the 4th Infantry Division were reported to be stationed at the base at the time, but no injuries
So the Official USArmy numbers are ofcourse, that there were about 100 troops in the Camp at the time of the attack.
But, isn't "Forward Base Falcon", the largest American military base in Iraq, located 13 km south of the Green Zone in Baghdad?
And wasn't Falcone Base designed to hold Big number of troops alongside with their equipment, filled with ammunition supplies, fuel, tanks and
So out of total strenght of a US Division - which is around 32,000 troops - according to some reports 3,000 were stationed there at that time,
alongside with probably other members of US Armed forces, Intelligence services, translators and IDF members;
Forward Base Falcon Disaster
The BBC's Andrew North, in Baghdad, said the explosions started at about 2300 (2100 BST) and were becoming "ever more frequent" as the huge
fires spread throughout the base, punctuated by tremendous explosions as more fuel and ammunition dumps ignited.
Over 300 American troops, including U.S. Army and Marines, CIA agents and U.S. translators were casualties and there also were 165 seriously injured
requiring major medical attention and 39 suffering lesser injuries 122 members of the Iraqi armed forces were killed and 90 seriously injured members
of same, were also evacuated to the U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah located some 70km west of Baghdad.
Satellite pictures and aerial photographs from neutral sources showed that Camp Falcon suffered major structural damage and almost all the U.S.
military’s supply of small arms ammunition, artillery and rocket rounds, tons of fuel, six Apache helicopters, an uncounted but large number of
soft-skinned vehicles such as Humvees and supply trucks were damaged or totally destroyed. Foreign press observers noted “an endless parade” of
military vehicle recovery units dragging burnt-out heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers to another base outside Baghdad.
So we have one of the biggest US Bases in Iraq, filled with ammunition, equipment, trucks, jeeps and a mortar hits the ammunition depo and there are
Why did the Foreign Press note, that there was an ENDLESS
Parade of militar recovery vehicles dragging out the burned out equipment to another
STARS&STRIPES: Insurgent mortar fire ignites U.S. ammunition
Three battalions, including tank and infantry units, are stationed at the base, but the loss of the ammunition “will not degrade the
operational capability of [the division],” a U.S. military news release read. The troops at Falcon have been participating in Operation Together
Forward, a massive U.S.-Iraqi effort to clamp down on sectarian violence in Baghdad.
Soldiers as far away as Camp Liberty, near the Baghdad airport, reported hearing the blast, which rattled windows on the base. Many rushed out of
their offices and bunks, thinking the explosions were an attack on Camp Liberty.
Well 3 Batallions were stationed there at the time of attack - are 3 batallions 100 troops?
And whats up with all those airplanes with red-crosses "evacuating" the area, if there were no casualties?
Camp Falcon Mess
Nine huge transport planes ferry American casualties to al-Habbaniyah airbase from devastating Tuesday night Resistance strike on US Falcon
arsenal, indicating heavy American losses.
Residents of al-Habbaniyah agreed that nine massive transport planes arrived at various times during the night and into the morning bringing
casualties to the US military hospital at the base. The first three planes arrived at 1am local time, witnesses said. The fourth plane landed at about
1:30am, then a fifth about 10 minutes later. Then at 3:30am two more large transports arrived at al-Habbaniyah airbase, and the last two transports
were seen coming in at 7am local time Wednesday morning.
Just TOO Fishy...