Friday, March 17, 2006


Uh oh. It seems as if the insurgents got lazy and forgot that we have more up our sleeves than just ground troops.

It's been reported that there were "intensive air invasions" throughout central Iraq, leading to the captures of numerous insurgents and seizures of bomb-making materials. The St. Pete Times reports that Operation Swarmer "detained 41 people, found stolen uniforms and captured weapons, including explosives used in making roadside bombs." reports:

"The military described the operation, in which a combined Iraq-U.S. fighting force was delivered in 50 helicopters, as the "biggest air assault" in three years. It was not an air raid, however, as the military reported no bombing or firing from the air in the offensive northeast of Samarra, a town 60 miles north of Baghdad."

It's about time we started back up with more procedural, war tactics. Granted, I'm not a General nor am I fighting there, but I feel we are fully utilizing our resources. We need to show our strength, and seek out the insurgents with all types of warfare. In this particular situation, it's also positive to see that the troops are working directly with Iraqi forces to weed out these insurgents (ABC News):

"A military statement said "Operation Swarmer" involved more than 1,500 Iraqi and US troops and 200 armoured vehicles targeting insurgents active near Samarra, 100 kilometres north of Baghdad. A defense official in Washington said 600-700 of the troops involved were Iraqi government forces. The rest were Americans."

All in all, hopefully we'll step up our offensive in an effort to obliterate all insurgents and push the Iranians back, proving the recent uprising is temporary. I have faith that our General's are making the appropriate steps in successfully liberating Iraq.

Picture compliments of Reuters


ABFreedom said...

That's what I like to see ... insurgent butt being kicked ... god bless and keep the soldiers safe.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Ditto ABF's comments!!!

Neo-Con Tastic said...

WE need to start acting like a military giant and use our resources. We're spending like $10 billion a month, let's at least look like we are.

Gayle said...

I agree fully, which I am sure is no surprise to anyone. I don't understand many who think we should withdraw from Iraq. Withdraw? Let's list some reasons why we shouldn't do that:

1. The terrorists would take over Iraq and kill most of the civilians.

2. They would undo all progress that has been made.

3. It would be morally wrong to leave people in that situation.

4. We would look like cowards to the entire world and rightfully so.

5. We would have to fight this war right here on our own soil. Still may have to, but this lessons that possibility.

6. All the soldiers who have died over their will have died in vain.
(Actually, if these are listed in order of importance, then 6 should be number 1.)

There are probably more, but I'm not fully awake yet.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

All good points. My main reason is really a summation of your six points.

Pulling out now would create a vacuum of insurgents, fighting, and upheaval. Also, the 2300+ that have passed will have done it in vain.

We are accomplishing a great deal, the Iraqi citizens appreciate our help, and WE WILL WIN THIS WAR.

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

We are both in agreement on this...that is for sure. I think we should keep the fire up on high.