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June 18, 2007

"We Asked The Locals, 'Is Anyone Fishing Out There?,' They Said No... So We're Taking Out All Those Boats As Well"

An indication of surging seriousness: having determined that the Tigris river is being used almost exclusively for transporting terrorist bombs and ammo, the US is now destroying all the river traffic.

An amusing anecdote:

U.S. soldiers on patrol here recently watched a man walk into the street with a bomb and begin to dig. They killed him before he finished. Out stepped another man to finish the job, so they shot him too then another, and another and another.

In all, five people tried to place the makeshift bundle of munitions in the same hole within an hour.

"You see what we're up against," said Adam Jacobs, a 26-year-old Army captain, after recounting the astonishing story.

The article details the US' partnering with Sunni insurgents/militamen, like the 1920 Brigades, to oust Al Qaeda from Diyala.

More signs of seriousness: bombs drop on Iranian-armed Iraqi stooges in eastern Iraq.


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