I’ve been too busy to post much, but I’ve been trying to at least keep an eye on the Fallujah situation. Three more US soldiers were hurt when their Humvee was hit with either a bomb or an RPG. Accounts vary.
I haven’t seen or heard anything about any US soldiers, Marines or otherwise, in Fallujah since before the attacks and mutilation of US civilians yesterday. Either we’re scared, or we’re getting ready for something big. My money’s on the latter.
In Baghdad, [Brig. Gen. Mark] Kimmitt vowed, “We will pacify that city.”
“We will be back in Fallujah” with a military response that will be “deliberate, it will be precise and it will be overwhelming,” he said. “We will not rush in to make things worse.”
Iraqi Interior Minister Nori al Badran also vowed to send forces into Fallujah, but he did not say when.
Residents vowed to repel U.S. forces if they raided the city.
“We will not let any foreigner enter Fallujah,” said Sameer Sami, 40. “Yesterday’s attack is proof of how much we hate the Americans.”
Another resident, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, 30, said, “We wish that they would try to enter Fallujah so we’d let hell break lose.”
Yesterday’s attack WAS proof of how much you hate Americans. Americans noticed. Try that with US Marines, Sam. Please.