Friday, October 31, 2003

War News for October 31, 2003 Bring 'em on: Grenade attack in Baghdad wounds two US soldiers. Bring 'em on: Troops clash with demonstrators in Baghdad. Two more US soldiers wounded, one Iraqi policeman killed, three Iraqi civilians wounded. Bring 'em on: Clashes in Baghdad escalate into urban firefight. Bring 'em on: Bomb causes fire in Baghdad. Two iraqis killed. Bring 'em on: Grenade attack on Iraqi police station in Baghdad's Green Zone. Bring 'em on: Polish army convoy mortared near Karbala. Bring 'em on: Mayor's office attacked in Fallujah. One Iraqi reported killed. Bring 'em on: Mayor's office attacked in Mosul, US base shelled. Bring 'em on: Two Iraqi civilians killed by land mine near Baquba. More insurgent attacks predicted. "'There are a number of rumours of a 'day resistance' throughout Baghdad on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2,' the US statement said Friday." More US troops needed in Iraq. "President George W. Bush's declaration that no more GIs will be needed in Iraq may go down with his premature declaration of victory on May 1 as one of the worst foot in mouth gaffs of his presidency." If Bush said it you can't believe it. That settles it. Some units apparently select troops for R&R by lottery. Not sure what to make of this, but it might be very bad news for tank crews. From reading the article, it seems clear that whatever penetrated the crew compartment was some kind of a shaped charge. Idiot Watch Seattle P-I responds to Nethercutt's whining. "Thank you, George, for clarifying your callow, shallow position." Editorial: Nethercutt should apologize or stop snivelling. Commentary Editorial: The situation in Iraq is deteriorating. Casualty Reports Local story: South Carolina soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: North Carolina soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Kansas soldier wounded in Iraq. Required Reading Reader Serving Patriot posted this link in comments. It's a great series of reports from the tactical perspective, and well worth reading. It is also a tribute to the sad state of American journalism that the Asia Times provides better coverage of this war than almost anything published in the American media.


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