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Another city in Iraq liberated!

by W2X3XP / November 15, 2004 5:48 AM PST

Only a few more to go. Are we almost done?

Fallujans sought food and water at mosques in the northwestern sector of city, military officials said Monday, while U.S. and Iraqi forces patrolled the streets for any remaining insurgents.

Although the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent have sent food and other aid to Falluja via convoy, the supplies have been blocked from entering the city, a Red Cross spokesman said.

The spokesman said a relief convoy trying to enter Falluja on Monday had been turned back by Iraqi authorities or U.S. Marines, The Associated Press reported.


http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/15/iraq.main/index.html

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A side story at the bottom
by TONI H / November 15, 2004 5:56 AM PST

of that link indicates that the two women relatives of Alawi have been released although the 75-year old uncle is still being held.

That's partial good news........thanks as I hadn't even heard a hint of this recently.

TONI

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Re: A side story at the bottom
by W2X3XP / November 15, 2004 6:03 AM PST
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Re: Another city in Iraq liberated!
by Dan McC / November 15, 2004 6:46 AM PST

Let's hope we do a damn sight better at securing it than has been our policy to date. That would be real progress.

Dan

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Re: Another city in Iraq liberated!
by W2X3XP / November 15, 2004 12:37 PM PST

Are you kidding, we can't secure our own country!

U.S. borders porous: mag

Despite the constant threat of terrorists invading the homeland, 4,000 undocumented immigrants simply walk across borders daily, a Time magazine investigation has found.

"Every day we deal with this," Jim Elkins, chief of police in the Arizona border town of Bisbee, told Time. "People don't feel safe. ... They come across in droves."

The numbers represent the largest wave of illegal immigrants since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and triple the number of immigrants who arrive here legally every year.

While the majority of illegal immigrants are from Mexico, a growing number are pouring in via Mexico from other countries, including Afghanistan, Egypt and even Iran and Iraq, Time reports.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/231670p-198803c.html

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Oh, well.
by Dan McC / November 17, 2004 2:34 AM PST

I'm already hearing reports that guerrillas are moving back into the city.

Dan

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(NT) (NT) they can move back in and die
by Mark5019 / November 17, 2004 2:59 AM PST
In reply to: Oh, well.
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(NT) (NT) Yes, but that's not really secured, is it?
by Dan McC / November 17, 2004 3:31 AM PST
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no need to secure just kill them faster.
by Mark5019 / November 17, 2004 4:31 AM PST

i have no problem with a dead insurgant do you?

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I have a big problem with a city left unsecured.
by Dan McC / November 17, 2004 4:45 AM PST

That's part of how we got into the mess we're in.

Dan

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Re: I have a big problem with a city left unsecured.
by Mark5019 / November 17, 2004 5:13 AM PST

dan not every square inch can be covered we will keep what is needed the few that get in will have a servere case of lead posining

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As long as we keep them to a reasonable number.
by Dan McC / November 17, 2004 5:20 AM PST

I agree we can't keep them all out, but we let things go to far in this city before.

Dan

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Re: As long as we keep them to a reasonable number.
by Mark5019 / November 17, 2004 5:57 AM PST

we did that because we were told to by the iraqi leaders wont happen again

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