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The Fall Of Fallujah

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1991:

During the Gulf War, Fallujah suffered one of the highest tolls of civilian casualties. Two separate failed bombing attempts on Fallujah's bridge across the Euphrates River hit crowded markets, killing an estimated 200 civilians.[citation needed]

The first bombing occurred early in the Gulf War. A British jet intending to bomb the bridge dropped two laser-guided bombs on the city's main market. Between 50 and 150 civilians died and many more were injured. In the second incident, Coalition forces attacked Fallujah's bridge over the Euphrates with four laser-guided bombs. At least one struck the bridge while one or two bombs fell short in the river. The fourth bomb hit another market elsewhere in the city, reportedly due to failure of its laser guidance system.[10]

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2004:

This led to an abortive US operation to recapture control of the city in Operation Vigilant Resolve, and a successful recapture operation in the city in November 2004, called in English and in Arabic. Operation Phantom Fury resulted in the reputed death of over 1,350 insurgent fighters. Approximately 95 troops were killed, and 560 wounded. After the successful recapture of the city, U.S. forces discovered a room in which they claimed to find evidence of a beheading, and bomb-making factories, which were shown to the media as evidence of Fallujah's important role in the insurgency against U.S. forces. They also found two hostages—an Iraqi and a Syrian. The Syrian was the driver for two French journalists, and , who had been missing since August, 2004. The Iraqi's captors were Syrian; he thought he was in Syria until found by the Marines. Chesnot and Malbrunot were released by their captors, the , on December 21, 2004.

2014:

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Tossers. All of them.

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Three guesses which scholar and shrewd geopolitical analyst wrote the following...

The liberation of Iraq has actually been that rarest of things – a proper British foreign policy success. Next year, while the world goes into recession, Iraq is likely to enjoy 10% GDP growth. Alone in the Arab Middle East, it is now a fully functioning democracy with a free press, properly contested elections and an independent judiciary ... Sunni and Shia contend for power in parliament, not in street battles. The ingenuity, idealism and intelligence of the Iraqi people can now find an outlet in a free society rather than being deployed, as they were for decades, simply to ensure survival in a fascist republic that stank of fear.

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Oh, and...

Independent (2012): Iraq records huge rise in birth defects

It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah's homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their "City of Mosques" to "the polluted city" after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health Organisation reveals its view on the legacy of the two battles for the town, a new study reports a "staggering rise" in birth defects among Iraqi children conceived in the aftermath of the war.

High rates of miscarriage, toxic levels of lead and mercury contamination and spiralling numbers of birth defects ranging from congenital heart defects to brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs have been recorded. Even more disturbingly, they appear to be occurring at an increasing rate in children born in Fallujah, about 40 miles west of Baghdad... (cont.)

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Birth defects are caused by the depleted uranium.

Cameron was involved in the selling of this dangerous nuclear waste to the weapons manufacturers before he was PM.

Impossible to clean up its also causing birth defects in American soldiers kids after they return home too.

The sand from these deserts is carried all across the world too. Its impossible to "clean up" vaporizing into dust it remains radioactive for billions of years.

Why pay do dispose of expensive nuclear waste when you can flip it for a profit and shoot it at poor people so you can then steal there resources?

These politicians and bankers now represent a danger to the very survival of the human race. They are completely insane.

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Cameron was involved in the selling of this dangerous nuclear waste to the weapons manufacturers before he was PM.

Evidence for that?

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The only way out of this situation is that they EVOLVE.

Alternatively, you could just stop bombing them.

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Three guesses which scholar and shrewd geopolitical analyst wrote the following...

Military Blunders

The end of this book has a brief bit on the Iraq war, which gives the impression that there was no policy as such apart from getting out as quickly as possible and burying our heads in the sand and pretending Basra was OK.

2 SAS members got caught whilst following a senior police officer who was corrupt and was going to be arrested. This then prompted the British to surround the police station they where held in and bring in a SAS team to rescue the 2 caught members. Needless to say it ended up a complete shambles, the police station was stormed but the SAS members had been moved, luckily it was known where too and the 2 individuals where recovered. But we managed to p155 off the US because we didn't tell them about it and the fact Basra was being run by non friendly factions but the British didn't seem to care as we wanted out. The raid p155ed off the locals to the point where the local police didn't want to work with British troops. All in all a total success for British policy.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-05/ron-paul-iraq-part-2-%E2%80%98liberation%E2%80%99-neocons-would-rather-forget

From Ron Paul

Iraq: The ‘Liberation’ Neocons Would Rather Forget

Remember Fallujah? Shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US military fired on unarmed protestors, killing as many as 20 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, local Iraqis attacked a convoy of US military contractors, killing four. The US then launched a full attack on Fallujah to regain control, which left perhaps 700 Iraqis dead and the city virtually destroyed.

According to press reports last weekend, Fallujah is now under the control of al-Qaeda affiliates. The Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, is under siege by al-Qaeda. During the 2007 “surge,” more than 1,000 US troops were killed “pacifying” the Anbar province. Although al-Qaeda was not in Iraq before the US invasion, it is now conducting its own surge in Anbar.

For Iraq, the US “liberation” is proving far worse than the authoritarianism of Saddam Hussein, and it keeps getting worse. Last year was Iraq’s deadliest in five years. In 2013, fighting and bomb blasts claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces. In December alone nearly a thousand people were killed.

I remember sitting through many hearings in the House International Relations Committee praising the “surge,” which we were told secured a US victory in Iraq. They also praised the so-called “Awakening,” which was really an agreement by insurgents to stop fighting in exchange for US dollars. I always wondered what would happen when those dollars stopped coming.

Where are the surge and awakening cheerleaders now?

One of them, Richard Perle, was interviewed last year on NPR and asked whether the Iraq invasion that he pushed was worth it. He replied:

I've got to say I think that is not a reasonable question. What we did at the time was done in the belief that it was necessary to protect this nation. You can't a decade later go back and say, well, we shouldn't have done that.

Many of us were saying all along that we shouldn’t have done that – before we did it. Unfortunately the Bush Administration took the advice of the neocons pushing for war and promising it would be a “cakewalk.” We continue to see the results of that terrible mistake, and it is only getting worse.

Last month the US shipped nearly a hundred air-to-ground missiles to the Iraqi air force to help combat the surging al-Qaeda. Ironically, the same al-Qaeda groups the US is helping the Iraqis combat are benefiting from the US covert and overt war to overthrow Assad next door in Syria. Why can’t the US government learn from its mistakes?

Ron Paul's thoughts on what's happening.

Did the US really lose 1000 troops in this area in 2007?

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