Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by NATO AIR, Oct 13, 2004.
good news for the marines and iraqi forces who will be taking the city in november/december
Looks like it might be decision time for some people---perhaps they could "unmix the cards" and decide whose side they are on. I like the word "Arabian Fighters". Think I'll use it for awhile to differentiate them from Iraqis.
"arabian fighters" i concur dilloduck
The Arbian fighters are the hard core elements, As in Belsan, Russia, Afganistan, Somolia, Cosovo, Chechneya. The have been accredited with doing the worst acts.
It might be good to imply a distinction in our rhetoric, while simultaneously making it clear neither groups' actions are acceptable. Stress that terrorists will be destroyed but insurgent Iraqis who want to participate in Iraqi democracy must disarm and surrender.
Either way, now is the time to squeeze them even harder, get the 'insurgents' to rat the Salafists out, and generally breed more dissension amongst them.
Will ISIS make a comeback?...
Freed Fallujah Not Leveled, as Iraqi Army Learns Lesson of Ramadi
Jul 01, 2016 | The long-awaited liberation of Fallujah this week came with minimal damage to the city's infrastructure, Iraqi officials claim, unlike the disastrous campaign to free Ramadi from ISIS, in which bomb damage and civilian casualties amounted to a Pyrrhic victory.
IS Fled Last Stand in Fallujah but Fears of Comeback Linger
JULY 1, 2016 — Clumps of hair from hastily shaven beards littered floors and filled wastebaskets in houses in the Iraqi city of Fallujah's western neighborhood, a dense block of low-rise homes that were the Islamic State militants' last stand before they largely fled, melting into the sprawling Anbar desert in the face of advancing Iraqi ground forces.
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