5th Cav and 11th MEU into Najaf




 
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August 12th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: 5th Cav and 11th MEU into Najaf


Any opinions on this? It seems weird to have to fight in the cemetary and what most of us would consider hallowed ground.
August 12th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Saw this.

Says US troops and Iraqi troops entered al Sadr's residence, unoccupied at the time.

Wanna bet that place is bug infested now?
August 13th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Shit, this deal with the mosque is going to be difficult. This aint any regular mosque, this is the burial site of Abu Bakr, the first Caliph of the Islamic State. It would be like them marching into St Peters Bassilica and tourching it. It's a shame Al-Sadr is so misguided in his own religion that he fails to recognize he's inviting the destruction of a rich portion of Islamic history.
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August 13th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: No going to be fun....


Politically this is a loser no matter what.....defeating the miltia is a given.
August 13th, 2004  
J.Hawk
 

Topic: Re: No going to be fun....


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil Hulk 1988
Politically this is a loser no matter what.....defeating the miltia is a given.
Well, the reports seem to be that while there is fighting in Najaf, Sadr's people are taking over greater parts of Baghdad, Basra, and other cities. His militia will not be defeated until Sadr City is cleared out.
August 13th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Or until a bullet is put in all there heads.
August 14th, 2004  
Trent
 
Yea I am in the 15th MEU and I believe we are replacing the 11th in Najaf
August 14th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
God Speed, your a far braver man than I.....
August 15th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Re: No going to be fun....


Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Hawk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil Hulk 1988
Politically this is a loser no matter what.....defeating the miltia is a given.
Well, the reports seem to be that while there is fighting in Najaf, Sadr's people are taking over greater parts of Baghdad, Basra, and other cities. His militia will not be defeated until Sadr City is cleared out.
Give it some time. The militia might have learned some basic tactics, but it won't make a difference.
August 21st, 2004  
silent driller
 
 

Topic: Re: 5th Cav and 11th MEU into Najaf


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil Hulk 1988
Any opinions on this? It seems weird to have to fight in the cemetary and what most of us would consider hallowed ground.
All's fair in love and war.