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Originally posted by Gazrok
They were told for days and days to get out if you will recall.
While I despise collateral damage...these people basically CHOSE it...for themselves, and unfortunately, for their children who had no say in the matter.
You can't expect to conduct urban warfare without civilian casualties. We did everything we could do to minimize this...more than any other power in history. If they chose to ignore the warnings....well, there you go.
Originally posted by Bootyac
Thats just horrible..And we wonder why they hate us.
Originally posted by bobobb
im sure lots of the civys that stayed behind may have been killed. either way something had to be done with the situation in falluja. they tried peaceful negotiations which failed so they went with a telegraphed invasion to allow innocents to leave. Yes some people did not have a choice either due to the terrorists (which are very scary people if you havnt noticed yet) or being a male and being turned back to prevent the insurgents themselves from leaving. The US forces did what they could to reduce the amount of civilian death's. Being in a free fire zone against an invading force which has only one thing on their mind, staying alive would be far from safe, especially with an incredible amount of firepower supporting the invasion.
I think the message is clear now... The gloves are off and if you choose to run around with a mask and a gun your going to be killed. Its the only thing that will make things better in iraq.
Originally posted by Raphael_UO
During an attack by 110 insurgents on US Marines, 10 non-combatants are caught in the cross fire and are killed. During this engagement, 60 of the insurgents are also killed. Before retreating, the 50 live insurgents each grab a weapon of one of the fallen insurgents.
The next day the bodies are discovered.
60 bodies without weapons.
10 bodies with weapons.
How many civilians were killed?
Originally posted by devilwasp
the 10 civlians because originally.