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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, April 23, 2007

Forward Operating Bases are brought into the battle - 9 US soldiers die.

9 US soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in one incident today when a car bomb was set off at a US "patrol base" somewhere in Diyala. (CNN reported that 5 of the soldiers still remain in the combat hospital.)

This is a horrible attack, but brace yourself, because this is just the leading edge of a new tactical confrontation between the insurgents and the US troops.

Make note that this is the second attempt at a direct attack on one of these small forward bases. 9 days ago, there was an attempted assault on a JSS south of Baghdad that left 3 US soldiers dead and 7 wounded that was only repelled by the arrival of helicopters and a reaction force.

Although the deaths of so many US soldiers is very significant, I find myself far more worried by the apparent shift towards direct attacks on these outposts. Mortar fire, rockets, and random small arms fire have been put upon these small bases fairly constantly, but, in the last two weeks, it looks like the insurgents have shifted from watching and waiting to scouting and testing out tactics against these scattered bases.

They've tried both a direct assault and a carbombing, and, as they look at their tactics, I would certainly expect more.

This response was always coming, but I'm still not happy it's here.


  • mullah cimoc say ameriki dying the slow and cruel death. so many other soldier come home and take the rope of suicide for the ashamed.

    this all punish ameriki for let neocon and fake usa news media make ameriki people killing and torture the muslim. this all for masters in tel aviv.

    but so true never the usa media mentioning the neocon. this because all peole having the brain know neocon this word also meaning israeli spy working in white house and pentagon.

    even now in this moment ameriki being the punish when the wife whore become the lesbian, the daughter take the LBT (low back tattoo) and be slut. then the ameriki son him become the homosexual with the beautiful hair and hate the work.

    so soon whitie destroyed off facing of the earth then maya and aztec taking the land. lthem not to killing the baby for abortion like whitie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 PM  

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