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Thread #89766   Message #1704289
Posted By: Teribus
27-Mar-06 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
Subject: RE: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?

They did find IED's and one of them had to be set off, in place damaging a vehicle. They did find 11 caches of weapons, expolsives, bomb making equipment, shoulder fire AA missiles and other materials amounting to a heap of stuff awfully useful to an insurgent, but not so healthy for the Iraqi population at large.

The Operation was directed by Iraqi Security Forces acting on information received from the local population - Anybody fond of making Vietnam comparisons with regard to Iraq who has read anything by a Vietnamese General called Giap might realise the significance of that. Certainly not a flop, or a waste of time, by any standard, but that would have to depend on whose side you're on.