posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 09:12 AM
Another scary turn of events U.S. troops found U.S. military uniforms and suicide bomb belts during a search in a house in Fallujah. The method of
suicide bombings has not been employed by the Iraqi Resistance as yet, but with the guerilla warfare being already used, such as suicide car bombings,
it is not surprising to see this method being considered. The possible attempt to use such suicide bomb belts by two Iraqi men, who were shot by U.S.
troops last week, led to the investigation of the house. The alarming fact that they had access to U.S. issued uniforms, means they could potentially
get too close to our soldiers.
Discovery of Suicide Bomb Belts in Fallujah Raises Concern of New Insurgent Tactic
Marines on Sunday examined a house that was discovered three days earlier where two such belts were found. The new search revealed three more belts
and a carton with "82nd Airborne" stamped on the top that was full of U.S. Army-issued desert fatigues, said Lt. Col. Brennan Byrne, commander of
the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
A search of the house also found sacks full of chemical-coated rocks, leather belts stuffed with explosive putty, boxes of batteries with wires taped
to them, and bomb-making instructions, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Islamic books, pamphlets, tapes and farewell letters in Arabic also found suggested that some of the men were not Iraqis, but foreign Sunni Muslims
who came here to fight in a holy war, the newspaper said.
[Edited on 4-12-2004 by worldwatcher]