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  •  Fallujah sat photo's nada (none)
    It looks like there isnt going to be any Fallujah photos unless someone like the Russian's comes through.


    Rove/Bush = Master/Blaster (From Mad Max)

    by Yamantaka on Fri Dec 24, 2004 at 02:13:11 AM PST

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    •  gdam! (none)
      I found some comparison sat photo's!


      Rove/Bush = Master/Blaster (From Mad Max)

      by Yamantaka on Fri Dec 24, 2004 at 02:19:18 AM PST

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      •  Mass Delusion? (none)
        I found some comparison sat photo's! fallujah

        Well, the photos certainly don't show absolute devastation. What comes through to me looking at them, though, is what a joke it is to think they can eradicate the "insurgents". Just look at the millions of hiding places. Anyone who believes they can take and hold that city is smoking some weird stuff.

        Here's a link that Steve G posted:

        Little Stalingrad

        by William S. Lind

        You may recall that the U.S. Marine commanders on scene declared some weeks ago that the battle was won and Fallujah was ours. It now appears they were Panglissading through reality, in a way that seems universal among American generals. Fighting still continues in Fallujah. Far from fleeing, resistance fighters are now infiltrating back into the city. Sectors we have "pacified" spring back to life in IED attacks and ambushes. There is talk about letting a few civilians return to Fallujah's ruins, but only under conditions that would make normal civilian life impossible.


        Of course, Fallujah itself was largely destroyed in the American assault.

        (doesn't really look that way from the photos)

        The American military did the only thing a Second Generation military can do: it put firepower on targets. 2GW armed services are one-trick ponies: they only have one act, and they perform it regardless of whether it fits the circumstances or not. In Fourth Generation war, the usual result is what has happened in Fallujah: a moral victory for the other side. As Colonel Boyd argued, and as this column has pointed out time and time again, the moral level of war is the most powerful, the physical level the least powerful.

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