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March 31, 2004

A MOAB would do nicely right about now

The Sunni Saddamites in Fallujah are at it again. Having killed some civilian American contractors, they now fill the air with their inflated boasts of how tough they are and how Fallujah will be the "graveyard of Americans".

In one way, they're pretty lucky they are facing Americans. If they tried this crap against Saddam he would have retaliated with chemical weapons, and they know it full well. They probably also know that the Reuters news crew will not only protect them, but give the world a sympathetic story about them.

My gut reaction is to fly a single B-52 over the town on a clear day, drop a dummy daisy cutter (it comes down slowly, on a parachute) with the message in Arabic "The next one's going to be real" written on it, then request that the guilty parties be turned over immediately. If they refuse, have another B-52 ready to demonstrate the real horrors of war to them.

Of course, we couldn't, and wouldn't, do that. For one, it would kill thousands of innocent persons. For another, there is probably a good percentage of Fallujah residents who are horrified by the actions of the Ba'athist goons but are too few or too intimidated to speak out or do anything about it. The real but difficult task is to protect and empower these people while simultaneously disarming and intimidating the thugs. I am confident that the US Marines are the best ones for the job.

Nation building isn't easy. But then, nothing worthwhile is.

Posted by Captain Holly at March 31, 2004 07:05 PM | TrackBack
Comments
They are hoping that the US cuts and runs just like in Somalia. If we were the Spanish, we would be beating feet out of there all the while repeating that we stand with the countries of the world to fight terrorism, yada, yada, yada, etc., etc., etc. Posted by: El-ahrairah at March 31, 2004 11:37 PM
THE NEUTRON WAY FOR FALLUJAH TODAY: What about using tactical neutron weapons in Fallujah? That way, we can kill the savages and still leave their precious miserable mosques standing (-: Why should one more Marine die for those disgusting cowardly "innocents?" Posted by: M.J.DeYoung at April 14, 2004 01:57 AM
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