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Ayad Rahim on the Syrian-trained headchoppers

Ayad Rahim opened today’s Dennis Prager Show with a report from Iraq on Syria’s involvement in the training of jihadist headchopping savages who later terrorized Baghdad and Fallujah. Iraqi state television aired a video yesterday showing what the U.S.-funded channel said was the confession of a captured Syrian officer, who said he trained Iraqi terrorists […]

Marine 1st Sergeant Brad Kasal

Here’s another fine American who’s been recommended for the Medal of Honor for his bravery in the Battle of Fallujah. The wounded man in the middle is Marine 1st Sergeant Brad Kasal. Remember his name, because before long he’s probably going to be mentioned in the same breath as Rafael Peralta. How can we lose, […]

Rafael Peralta: a good Marine

By all rights, we should know Rafael Peralta’s name. The man died a bona fide hero during the Battle of Fallujah. Here’s an excerpt from Rich Lowry’s column on the sergeant: Sgt. Peralta, 25, was a Mexican American. He joined the Marines the day after he got his green card and earned his citizenship while […]

USMC sniper makes 1000 yard shot

Via Cheese and Crackers and Blackfive comes the following story of a frighteningly good Marine sniper:

Raw combat footage from Fallujah

Geoffrey Huntley’s got it. My thanks for the tip go out to John over at Argghhh!

Groan alert

Harrison Ford will soon star as General Jim Mattis in a movie telling the story of the Battle of Fallujah. BlackFive reprints an e-mail to Ford from a Marine wife who wonders if the actor will treat the Marines respectfully in the movie. Hat tip: The Daou Report

Now that’s leadership

When’s the last time you heard of a Major and a First Sergeant standing guard duty at the main gate of a forward base, while a Lieutenant General serves chow to Lance Corporals and Privates who have the night off? It happened in Fallujah on Thanksgiving. It’s no wonder I’m almost as fond of the […]

Fallujah terrorists in the crosshairs

TigerHawk has video footage of an airstrike on a bunch of terrorists trying to surround our Marines in Fallujah. If youu’re an overzealous Muj in the open, twin 500-pounders sure can ruin your day.

An e-mail from Fallujah

Lt Col Dave Bellon sent another e-mail to his folks from Fallujah, dated November 19th. It relates some of what he saw in the battle there, and includes some photographs. Immediately following 3/5’s attack on the apartment buildings, 3/1 took the train station on the north end of the city. While the engineers blew a […]

Good news from Fallujah

I saw this photograph earlier today on USAToday.com … … and I realized that there’s no way I could imagine how good these guys must have felt to sleep on a mattress with a pillow. Then I read an e-mail sent to Rich Lowry at National Review Online: I am also a professor at a […]

Marine shoots wounded(?) terrorist

NBC correspondent Kevin Sites, embedded with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, videotaped a Marine on Saturday shooting an apparently wounded and unarmed terrorist in a Fallujah mosque. On the video, as the camera moved into the mosque during the Saturday incident, a Marine can be heard shouting obscenities in the background, yelling that one […]

Raw footage from Fallujah

I found this footage on The Drudge Report. God bless our troops and grant them victory.

Now that’s what I call a round-up

Winds of Change has the best Battle of Fallujah round-up I’ve seen yet.

Tonight’s last Fallujah round-up

The Command Post brings you a handy comprehensive briefing on The Battle of Fallujah.

Snapshot: Battle of Fallujah overview

Carnivorous Conservative outdoes himself with this original graphic combining an open-source satellite photo with info from news reports. It’s a very informative snapshot of the situation as of 8:30 PM, EST. And people wonder why I’m a blog junkie? Hat tip: Chester (who’s liveblogging the battle as I suspected he would).

Liveblogging the Battle of Fallujah

I’m just guessing here, but don’t be surprised if Chester and Carnivorous Conservative team up again tonight to cover the latest (and hopefully last) developments in the Battle of Fallujah. They started at about this time last night, so stay tuned …

Happy Birthday, Marines!

In the middle of the Battle of Fallujah, the Marine Corps celebrates its birthday. You’ve gotta love those folks. Happy 229th! Marine Verse to The Navy Hymn Eternal Father, grant , we pray, To all Marines, both night and day, The courage, honor, strength and skill Their land to serve, Thy law fulfill; Be Thou […]

Endgame?

Look at this map from GlobalSecurity.org, then read The Belmont Club’s description of what sounds like the endgame in Fallujah. Remember the Highway of Death?

Fallujah, so far

Winds of Change has a multi-week roundup on The Battle of Fallujah.

Battle of Fallujah round-up

Our troops are advancing faster than we’d planned, killing more of the enemy than we’d expected, losing fewer of ours than we’d feared, and might be wrapping up Fallujah more swiftly than we’d dreamed. To sift through what bits of information manage to leak out of Fallujah, read The Command Post. If liveblogging with on-the-fly […]