CNN report on US patrols in Iraq

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by cheesypoptart, Oct 27, 2005.

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  1. From here.

    Why. Don't. They. Just. Stop. Patrolling. Those. Routes?????????!?!?!?!
  2. we don't know exactly why they didn't ,there must be a good reason, maybe its a vital MSR, i do agree with varying your route daily never getting into a routine.

    the losses are terrible, condolences to the families.
  3. Rod924

    Rod924 LE Reviewer

  4. Or is it just good prose?
  5. Why. Don't. They. Just. Stop. Patrolling. Those. Routes?????????!?!?!

    I asked the same question of my counterpart in our other company after they ran into a rash of mines on a group of roads which had negligible civilian traffic, and which was not near any MSR. They shrugged, said that Higher didn't want to concede to the enemy that they could drive Americans away from where they wanted to go.

    In fairness, though, it was a bit of a unique case since it was a region from which mortar attacks on our base were frequent. Eventually, they found a nice 120mm mortar in the area as well, so I guess it paid off.

  6. Rod924

    Rod924 LE Reviewer

    You cynic! If only Bliar had the balls to pen letters to the families of our people who have lost their lives