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Originally posted by Mokuhadzushi
But let's get back on topic.
Originally posted by Kidfinger
Yeah, lets do that. You still have not answered questions to my first post. Why do you plegerize your post?
And in response to your accusation that men ages 15-55 were not allowed to leave, well, thats pure rubbish. Pamphlets were dropped weeks in advance of the attack. They had PLENTY of time to leave. The fact is, anyone left in the city when the troops arrived were there by choice and that tells me that they support the insurgents. If you really feel this strongly about this subject, why dont you go fight for them. They may give you the opportunity to behead so Iraqi policemen that were just KIDNAPPED by Iraqi insurgents. You would love that wouldnt you
Many of Fallujah's 200,000 to 300,000 residents fled the city before the assault, at which time 1,200 to 3,000 fighters were believed in militant stronghold.
The military says it has received reports warning that insurgents will drop their weapons and mingle with refugees to avoid being killed or captured by advancing American troops.
On Wednesday, a crowd of 225 people surged south out of Fallujah toward the blocking positions of the Marines' 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. The Marines let 25 women and children pass but separated the 200 military-age men and forced them to walk back into Fallujah.