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US forces strategically trapped by iraqi resistance

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posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 11:20 AM
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In the New York Times this week the first crack appeared in the armor of the "victory in Fallujah" facade maintained by the major US media since the battle began. Eric Schmitt and Robert Worth discuss a secret Marine Corps report that reveals the major bind the US has gotten itself into by sweeping through Fallujah and attempting to pacify it. This US strategy has created exactly the dilemma that many critics of the war had been predicting: in order to hold Fallujah the United States has to keep large numbers of troops there, and then the Americans will not have sufficient troops to handle the uprising elsewhere in the Sunni areas.

www.atimes.com...


Will 'overwhelming firepower' pacify Iraq ?

[edit on 19-11-2004 by Mokuhadzushi]




posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by Mokuhadzushiand then the Americans will not have sufficient troops to handle the uprising elsewhere in the Sunni areas.


The coalition has plenty of air power.

Sanc'.



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 11:34 AM
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The solution seems simple enough...

US troops move out.
Insurgents move back in.
US announces another raid, and for the populace to evacuate.
US troops move back in.
Rinse, Repeat.

Eventually, the people will tire of hiding these rats and will start ratting them out until Fallujah is no longer a safe haven.

This can be repeated for other such havens as well, and with few troops. Eventually, the Iraqi populace siding with the insurgents will grow less and less as they keep evacuating and then coming back to more destruction. Some people just need to learn the hard way.

[edit on 19-11-2004 by Gazrok]



posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
The solution seems simple enough...

US troops move out.
Insurgents move back in.
US announces another raid, and for the populace to evacuate.
US troops move back in.
Rinse, Repeat.

Eventually, the people will tire of hiding these rats and will start ratting them out until Fallujah is no longer a safe haven.

This can be repeated for other such havens as well, and with few troops. Eventually, the Iraqi populace siding with the insurgents will grow less and less as they keep evacuating and then coming back to more destruction. Some people just need to learn the hard way.

[edit on 19-11-2004 by Gazrok]



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