Saturday, March 18, 2006

Iraq operation fails to find insurgents

Maybe they're all gone.

US and Iraqi forces have spent a second day hunting for insurgents in villages and fields north of the capital Baghdad. While troops have seized weapons, they have not encountered any insurgents.

Well seizing weapons is just as good no? I mean, insurgents battling with harsh language isn't very effective.

Completing the second day of Operation Swarmer, US and Iraqi soldiers seized mortar rounds, rockets, explosives, and high-powered cordless telephones used to remotely detonate roadside bombs.

Is Iraq like one big dumping ground for weapons? It seems on a daily basis soldiers are stumbling across stockpiles of explosives and arms. I found a pocketknife in the woods once when I was twelve. I guess that's kind of the same thing. I wonder if that would constiture a cache?

The US military says while 48 people had been detained, no insurgents had so far been found.

So what are we holding 48 people for? Parking tickets?
Oh well, guess the largest operation since the Iraqi invasion has proved to be unsuccessful. So much for shock and awe.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Our guys coming back from Basra are reporting finding rockets and mortars pointed at the camp on a regular basis.

We take them away and the Iraqis just stick some more there, maybe they're just getting us to do their rubbish disposal for them.

March 20, 2006 12:48 AM  

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