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Monday, August 20, 2007

Surge News = We're Kicking Terrorist Ass.


Army Maj. Gen. James E. Simmons, deputy commander for support for Multinational Corps Iraq has a lot to say. Shhhhhh - let's listen in on some of it:

“We will continue to hunt down their leadership, deny them safe haven, disrupt their supply line and significantly reduce their capability to operate in Iraq.”

He's talking about what we are doing to the islamofascist terrorists in Iraq - kind of like shooting fish in a barrel these days. Ooh. Here's some more:

In the first 24 hours of one operation, Multinational Division North soldiers captured and killed several enemies and seized weapons caches in the Diyala River Valley. Called Operation Lightning Hammer, this operation targeted extremists as they tried to reestablish sanctuaries, the general said.

Ha! Just try and reestablish sanctuaries, you dirty islamofascist terrorists. We're waiting for you.

“We believe that a continued, aggressive offensive operation to seek out and destroy these extremist networks will prove to be the most effective way to continue to protect the citizens of Iraq,” Simmons said.

Yeah, baby.

Operation Phantom Strike comes on the heels of Operation Phantom Thunder, a corps-level offensive launched June 15 that targeted al Qaeda, Sunni insurgents and Shiia extremists in, near and around Baghdad. In 142 battalion-level joint operations, Iraqi and coalition forces detained 6,702 suspects, killed 1,196 enemies and wounded 419 others. Combined forces also killed or captured 382 high-value targets, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said during an Aug. 17 Pentagon briefing.

WOW! That's a LOT of freaking bad guys.

Troops also cleared 1,113 weapons caches and scores of IEDs and car bombs. “The number of found and cleared IEDs, (car bombs) and caches are approximately 50 percent higher than the same period last year due, in large part, to effective tips provided by concerned Iraqi citizens,” Odierno added.

Oh yes. Those Iraqi citizens are getting tired of your terrorist crap, too. EVERYONE is!

“Al Qaeda and other extremist elements will have to contend with an Iraqi population that no longer welcomes them,” he said, “as well as quick-hitting offensive operations by coalition and Iraqi forces.”

The only way we lose is if we quit. God Bless America! God Bless a Free Iraq!

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15 Comments:

Blogger J_G said...

I think that our troops are doing an excellent job and the leadership is homing in on the hotspots, cleaning out the nest of al qaeda and the other insurgents very well indeed. God bless our guys.

The naysayers are already planning a strategy when Gen. Patreaus gives a fvorable report on how things are going. be prepared to listen some garbage coming from the press and the Ted Kennedy/surrenderum Murtha types.

21 August, 2007 09:35  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Yes - I was flabbergasted to see that old whatsisname - the democrat who just got back from visiting Iraq - didn't have any bad news on surge results so he started hammering away at Maliki. I sometimes have naive moments when I am surprised at how unscrupulous congress members can be.
He needs to take a good, long look in the mirror.

21 August, 2007 10:22  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Wow. Interesting stuff. Its amazing how we are doing this and keeping the terrorist at bay over there and you are right if we quit that is when we lose.

21 August, 2007 13:03  
Blogger Jesus H.W. Bush said...

When the librals stop crying and complaining about our tactics maybe we can get some traction over there.Our boys are doing a GREAT job and we need to support them 250%

America is NUMBER 1 !!!!!

21 August, 2007 16:20  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Tweetey - our military men and women rock. There is no limit to what they can win if they are allowed to do what it is they need to do.

Jesus HW Bush - You got it and you've got a link on the sidebar under Philly bloggers. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

21 August, 2007 20:18  
Blogger Abouna said...

Grizzly Mama; Your Guest book sign didn't show up. If you like, you can give it another try.

21 August, 2007 22:50  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Abouna - it worked!

22 August, 2007 00:01  
Blogger Laura said...

You will never hear this in the main stream media; especially, over here (across the pond). Words cannot express how the media feel about Bush, et al. And it hasn't trickled down, but gushed down to the people.

P.S. My son-in-law is coming home soon from Iraq, Yeah!!!

22 August, 2007 06:49  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Didn't Abouna ask a while back why Europe isn't helping us more in Iraq?

I just posted that the French Foreign Minister made a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday with offers to help.

22 August, 2007 13:13  
Blogger MonicaR said...

OMG Laura - some of the comments I've seen over at ATW are shocking to me - lol. One woman stated boldly that the Americans have given up in Iraq so they might as well also. I'm like, given up? Where the hell did she hear that? Hasn't she heard about the surge? The democrat senators grudgingly admitting that the security situation in Iraq is actually improving as a result?

Then another commentor mentioned that he saw a picture of an American family in one of the UK papers. It showed the family posing with - apparently - quite an arsenal of high tech weaponry to show (I guess...) how crazy these gun-owning Americans are.

What a trip.

Glad to hear that your SIL is going to be home, soon. Please tell him that I say - 'God bless you and thank you for your service, and you're doing a beautiful job!' And I thank you, Laura, because we know what the families of military men and women serving active duty are going through - it is a big sacrifice for all. I know. I have had family over there, and very good friends and neighbors, too. God bless you all!

The men and women in the coalition forces are the best of the best.

22 August, 2007 23:33  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Mike - I saw that on your blog entry. Sarkozy doesn't mess around, does he?

God bless him.

22 August, 2007 23:33  
Blogger Laura said...

Yes, the coalition forces are wonderful, but remember my SIL is an American Soldier and they are the finest in the world. (According to me.) Heh.

23 August, 2007 05:18  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I agree, Laura. :)

23 August, 2007 11:48  
Blogger Terror-Free Oil said...

Rally Against Islamofascism:
Remembering Bloody Tuesday


Six years have passed since the worst terrorist attack on America. It seems that most Americans do not remember what happened on September 11, 2001. We are back to business as usual. While our military is fighting the War on Terror, American consumers are financing terrorism by buying Middle Eastern oil. While a Crucifix submerged in urine is considered to be a free artistic expression and received a government grant, flushing a Koran down the toilet is prosecuted as a hate crime. While moderate Muslim groups like American Islamic Forum for Democracy and Muslims Against Sharia are virtually unheard of, terrorist fronts like CAIR and MPAC receive multi-million dollar payments from Saudi Arabia and enjoy full recognition by our government officials.

When: September 11, 2007, 4pm-6pm
Where: 12901 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137
Inquires: Omaha @ TerrorFreeOil.org

28 August, 2007 23:53  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I'm with you in spirit, TFO. Thanks for commenting.

29 August, 2007 00:17  

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