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BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.
The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.
Source: The Washington Post
“At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah,” said a local journalist who asked not to be named because he fears for his safety. “The police and the army have abandoned the city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings.”
So when are all of the liberals going to come in to preach the need to go into Iraq?
blah- war sucks. terrorists suck. governments suck.
I really dont know what to say, this is just beyond depressing.
The police force are on the outskirts of the city from what I heard.
Obama needs his poll numbers to go up- If we go back in- do you think it will actually help his credibility?
Me- Ive always been one to say that we have no buisness in the middle east anymore, all we are doing is fueling the fire.
Maybe we should let someone else take over ? I really dont know.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Then our servicemen and women died for nothing.
reply to post by nugget1
Whatever it started as sure had no resemblance to what it ended as, so does it even matter anymore? (sigh)
What a mess it became....and probably never really had a chance to have worked.