US General calls Fallujah a “rat’s nest.”
“We went in because we had to to find the perpetrators and what we found was a huge rat’s nest that is still festering today. It needs to be dealt with,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
All right. It’s time to call BS on this Fallujah farce. This so-called “truce” is unilateral. The “civic leaders” supposedly undertaking the thankless task of communicating to the rebels the American demand that they lay down their arms – and that is the one and only demand the Americans have left, they’ve already caved on everything else – are likely nobodies. Anyone who thinks the rebels are going to comply needs to lay off the Kool-Aid.
All signs point to the fact that the Americans were fought to a standstill at Fallujah. They made a big mistake trying to lay siege to Fallujah because now their supply lines are cut and they’re the ones under siege while rebel forces move at will to conduct ambushes on the highways, mortar the prison at Abu Grahib and attack the Marines who claim to be “shutting down the Syrian border.” That’s a joke.
The Marines at Fallujah and Ramadi are rationing MRE’s. There hasn’t been a supply convoy for over a week.
Today, even Rumsfeld is admitting that the truce talks are a farce:
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says there’s only a ”remote” possibility that negotiations will bring peace to Fallujah, Iraq.
Rumsfeld says he never rules anything out. And Joint Chief Vice Chairman Peter Pace says talks among U-S military leaders, Iraqi Governing Council members and Fallujah’s town elders will continue as long as they’re fruitful.
But Rumsfeld says the problem is that the people wreaking havoc on Fallujah aren’t involved in the negotiations. He says former Iraqi intelligence officials, Republican Guardsmen and foreign terrorists are inside the city but aren’t part of the talks.
Pace says U-S troops are holding back to allow politicians to try diplomacy in Fallujah. But he says the Marines are poised to go back on the offensive if talks fail.
The only way they’re “going back on the offensive” is by bringing in massive airpower. The rebels have had a week to reinforce their positions and bring in more fighters, and you can bet they’ve been doing just that. The Marine position has deteriorated because of lack of supplies. They’re going to have to make a move soon and it is likely going to be one of the worst bloodbaths of the invasion because IF they go on the offensive again they’re going to bomb Fallujah to rubble from carrier-based aircraft.