Fallujah

As predicted, Andrew Little grandstands over Iraq deployment

First,?Andrew Little was against the Iraq deployment:

In his reply to the Prime Minister’s statement, Labour leader Andrew Little said Labour could see no case for sending troops to Iraq.

He said it was clear Islamic State was brutal. “There wouldn’t be a New Zealander who has seen those images whose stomachs have not been turned. But let’s be clear what we’re dealing with. They call themselves, Islamic State, but they are not a state. They run across borders, they are cultural, ethnic, religious and driven by a number of motivations.”

He said it was a “depository of the dispossessed, the extreme and yes, the evil, but it is not a conventional enemy”.

Mr Little said it was clear the Government had made its decision some time ago “and I venture to suggest it was taken for a range of reasons that have not been outlined today.”

He doubted Mr Key’s assurances the training forces would be “behind the wire”. He said there was little doubt the troops would be exposed to the wider combat and there was little to gain.

“After 10 years of training of the Iraq Army by the US Army, what impact will we have? What can we hope to achieve? We think be sending a very modest force, we are going to achieve what the US Army has not been able to achieve in 10 years? We will not fix the Iraqi Army. It is broken, it is corrupt.”

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ISIS murders 150 women because they refused to “marry” militants

The scumbag Islamic terrorist?group ISIS has murdered 150 women who refused to “marry” their fighters.

At least 150 women who refused to marry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL,?were executed in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights said.

According to a ministry statement released Tuesday, ISIL militants carried out a number of attacks in Fallujah and buried the victims in mass graves in one of the city?s neighborhoods.

“At least 150 females, including pregnant women, were executed in Fallujah by a militant named Abu Anas Al-Libi after they refused to accept jihad marriage,”?the statement said. “Many families were also forced to migrate from the province?s northern town of Al-Wafa after hundreds of residents received death threats.” ?? Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo: Luis Sinco  Taken during the November 2004 battle in Fallujah, Iraq and published in over 150 newspapers in the same month, the photograph above shows Marine Lance Corporal James Blake Miller, tired and bloodied, a newly lit cigarette in his mouth, gazing away from the camera.

Photo: Luis Sinco
Taken during the November 2004 battle in Fallujah, Iraq and published in over 150 newspapers in the same month, the photograph above shows Marine Lance Corporal James Blake Miller, tired and bloodied, a newly lit cigarette in his mouth, gazing away from the camera.

The Marlboro Marine

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Friday Firepower – Operation Phantom Fury

from The Brigade – Operation Phantom Fury (33 Photos)

This shot is from Operation Phantom Fury.

The?Second Battle of Fallujah ??code-names Operation?Al-Fajr (Arabic, “the dawn”) and?Operation Phantom Fury ? was a joint?U.S.-Iraqi -Britishoffensive in November and December?2004, considered the highest point of conflict in?Fallujah during the Iraq War. It was led by the?U.S. Marine Corps?against the?Iraqi insurgency stronghold in the city of?Fallujah and was authorized by the?U.S.-appointed?Iraqi Interim Government. The U.S. military called it “some of the heaviest?urban combat U.S. Marines have been involved in since the?Battle of Hu? City in?Vietnam in?1968.”

This operation was the second major operation in Fallujah. Earlier, in April 2004, Coalition Forces fought the?First Battle of Fallujah in order to capture or kill insurgent elements considered responsible for the deaths of a?Blackwater Security team. When Coalition Forces (majority being U.S. Marines) fought into the center of the city, the Iraqi government requested that the city’s control be transferred to an Iraqi-run local security force, which then began stockpiling weapons and building complex defenses across the city in mid-2004. This was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War to date, and is notable for being the first major engagement of the?Iraq War fought solely against insurgents rather than the forces of the former?Baathist Iraqi government.

 

Operation Phantom Fury

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