Post by Virtugal
It is good that you are standing behind the troops and YOUR President. But I
have a real problem with where you get your information. The TV has been on all
day and there has been no mention of 50 million dollars nor of any list. We
killed four people, a body guard, a teenager, and SHs two brothers. The troops
are doing good work and needed this to improve morale. But President Bush has
practically admitted that he is a liar and he was told time and again that the
information he was getting was suspect. He went ahead and gave the information
in his speech. God Bless America and hope that Bush stubs his toe so badly
that no one can play denial any longer. This man did not tell the troops that
they were going int guerilla warfare nor did he tell them that their tours of
duty would be extended by at least 6 months. Seen the interviews with the
Post by EmmaLdy
SH's sons are dead.
A list of guerrilla warefare individuals was located in the house, along
Post by EmmaLdy
50 million dollars or so. The brothers were hiring these men on the list, to
ambush our soldiers.
The numbers of attacks should be lower now.
Our troops are saving the lives of thousands of Iraqis and doing good work.
President Bush is not a liar.
President Bush said at the onset of this war, that we would be in Iraq for a
long time, and that we sould be prepared for that.
I still stand 100% behind my President and all of the troops.
God Bless America.
I don't get all my facts from TV.
I use numerous sources and supply myself with a balanced array of sources to
compare facts and have a good feel for the accuracy of information that I trust
I also talk to family members of soldiers serving there and exchanged emails to
some in country and city.
The 14 yr old teenager was one of SH's son's sons according to Col David Hunt.
No one can predict when and where ambushes are going to happen before they are
planned, so the President could not supply our troops with this information.
However, he did tell our troops and America to prepare for a long time in Iraq.
Below is a release from today out of Central Command, reflecting some of the
good work our troops are doing.
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
July 22, 2003
Release Number: 03-07-67
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NUMEROUS POTENTIAL SUBVERSIVE ATTACKS DETERRED
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces prevented several potential subversive
attacks bringing the country of Iraq closer to a safe and secure environment.
A 1st Armored Division unit identified an improvised explosive device outside
of their detention cell. The device consisted of three pounds of plastic
explosives with an electronic timer in a black bag. An explosive ordnance
detonation team disabled the device without incident.
Also at the 1st AD detention center, an unidentified Iraqi man dropped off a
black bag containing a bomb with a timing device on it. An EOD team neutralized
the bomb and removed it for further investigation.
A 1st AD unit conducted a raid at a house in a Baghdad neighborhood and
confiscated one AK-47, one rocket-propelled grenade, one G3 assault rifle and
two 69 mm tubes. Two individuals were detained. Additional raids on three other
houses yielded two AK-47s, and one 9 mm pistol.
Military police from the 1st AD responded to small arms fire at the new Baghdad
police station detaining one Iraqi in a vehicle with an AK-47. There was
several brass cartridges found on the front and rear seats of the vehicle. The
Iraqi was taken to the local brigade support area detention area for
A 1st AD infantry sniper team on patrol spotted two Iraqis with AK-47s in a
library. The patrol searched the library and found 6-60 mm mortar rounds, one
82 mortar round, three rocket-propelled grenade-7 warheads, one 14.5
anti-aircraft gun and two AK-47s. The Iraqis escaped prior to the arrival of
the search patrol team.
Another 1st AD patrol in Baghdad identified and neutralized an improvised
explosive device. The device was a fragmentation grenade placed in a plastic
container that was filled with gasoline.
An EOD team in the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force area reported finding four
125 mm high explosive tank rounds evenly spaced and camouflaged by foliage. The
devices were set for command detonation approximately 100 meters from the road
using a small tractor battery. Only one of the four rounds detonated.
The 1st MEF responded to a reported looting at an agricultural factory in
Iskandariayah. Six individuals were detained and three AK-47s, one 9 mm pistol
and four grenades were confiscated. Additionally, 50 rocket-propelled grenades
and one large bag of 7.62 mm link rounds were found in a closet at the factory.
Finally, in the 1st MEF area of operation, the Iraqi police along with military
police conducted a joint raid in Ash Shafiiyah and confiscated 140 grenade
fuses, 654 7.62 rounds, 43 hand grenades and four AK-47s. One individual was
First AD soldiers confiscated three million Iraqi dinars, counterfeiting
equipment for fake license plates along with numerous fake license plates a
typewriter, two printers and a key board. One individual was detained for
Elsewhere, Coalition forces continued aggressive patrols throughout the country
over the last 24 hours conducting 23 raids, 1,126-day patrols and 928-night
patrols. They also jointly patrolled with the Iraqi Police conducting 145-day
patrols and 162-night patrols. Independently, the Iraqi Police conducted 11-day
patrols and 10-night patrols.
The total raids and patrols resulted in 154 arrests for various criminal
activities including two for murder, seven for car jacking, four for aggravated
assault, eight for burglary and one for looting.