Surprising: I found this story on a Victory by the Marines in the AP News….


Harry Reid and the liberals really hate it when the military has a victory in the War on Terror. Nancy Pelosi hates when the Military does great. Obama has been undermining the Military effort since the beginning. Remember how good ole Harry Reid was totally against the surge, and announced that we had lost the war? Remember how Jack Murtha claimed that the troops in Haditha had raped and killed women and children in the dead of night? And wouldn’t apologize even when it was proven that they didn’t? Remember how John Kerry said much the same thing as Murtha. Come to think of it he didn’t apologize either. But I digress……

The media has always followed closely with what the liberals in government said and felt. And with this administration, they have done it even more. That is why I was so surprised when I found this article a short time ago, about a great victory by United States Marines. HOOOOAH!!! This is great that it was printed, but it is also great that our Military is doing so great. God Bless them all. Here is the article:

US Marines seize Taliban headquarters, IDs, photos

By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU, Associated Press Writer Alfred De Montesquiou, Associated Press Writer 57 mins ago

MARJAH, Afghanistan – After a fierce gunfight, U.S. Marines seized a strongly defended compound Friday that appears to have been a Taliban headquarters — complete with photos of fighters posing with their weapons, dozens of Taliban-issued ID cards and graduation diplomas from a training camp in Pakistan.

Insurgents who had been using the field office just south of Marjah’s town center abandoned it by the end of the day’s fighting, as Marines converged on them from all sides, escalating operations to break resistance in this Taliban stronghold in southern Helmand province.

Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines fought their way south from the town center Friday after residents told them that several dozen insurgent fighters had regrouped in the area.

Throughout the day, small groups of Taliban marksmen tried to slow the advance with rifle fire as they slowly fell back in face of the Marine assault.

“They know that they are outnumbered … and that in the end they don’t have the firepower to compete with us conventionally,” said Capt. Joshua Winfrey of Tulsa, Okla., commander of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines.

As the Marines advanced, they found rows of abandoned bunkers dug alongside an irrigation canal that the Taliban had used to fire on them the day before. Located at a crossroads, the five abandoned bunkers, camouflaged under a layer of mud, looked out across an open field. In the near distance, large stones had been set up to help the Taliban site in on their targets.

Just behind the bunkers, the Marines found a compound, surrounded by a mudbrick wall, typical of family homes in the town.

Inside the compound, where a few chickens still wandered, Marines uncovered dozens of Taliban-issued ID cards, official Taliban letterhead stationery and government stamps.

They also found graduation diplomas from an insurgent training camp in Baluchistan, an area of southern Pakistan that borders Helmand province, along with photos of fighters posing with AK-47 assault rifles.

The insurgents had fled with their weapons and ammunition. The Marines said they’d been coming under fire all day — but never saw any of the elusive gunmen, who retreated to resume hit-and-run tactics using snipers and small gun squads to harass Marine lines.

Lima Company’s advance was part of a move by several Marine companies to converge on a pocket of Taliban fighters from all four directions. The Marines believe they’ve cornered what appeared to be a significant Taliban fighting force.

“It seems that it’s their last stand,” Winfrey said.

NATO said one service member died Friday in a small-arms attack but did not identify the victim by nationality.

Six coalition troops were killed Thursday, NATO said, making it the deadliest day since the offensive began Feb. 13. The death toll for the operation stands at 12 NATO troops and one Afghan soldier. Britain’s Defense Ministry said three British soldiers were among those killed Thursday.

No precise figures on Taliban deaths have been released, but senior Marine officers say intelligence reports suggest more than 120 have died. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

The Marjah offensive is the biggest since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and a test of President Barack Obama’s strategy for reversing the rise of the Taliban while protecting civilians.

Marjah, 360 miles (610 kilometers) southwest of Kabul, has an estimated population of 80,000 and had been under Taliban control for years.

Before dawn on Saturday, about two dozen elite Marines were dropped by helicopter into an area where skilled Taliban marksmen were known to operate, an officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.

A NATO statement said troops were still meeting “some resistance” from insurgents and that homemade bombs remain the key threat.

At a briefing in London, Maj. Gen. Gordon Messenger said the militant holdouts don’t threaten the overall offensive but will take time to clear out.

“The levels of resistance in these areas has increased but not beyond expectation. We expected after the enemy had time to catch its breath, they would up the level of resistance, and that’s happened,” he said.

As U.S. and Afghan troops moved south Friday, they continued to sweep through houses, searching for bombs and questioning residents.

One man came forward and revealed a Taliban position a mile (1.6 kilometers) away. The man, who was not identified for security reasons, said he was angry because insurgents had earlier taken over his home.

He gave U.S. forces detailed information, saying more than a dozen Taliban fighters were waiting to ambush troops there. The position was rigged with dozens of homemade bombs and booby-traps, he said.

Outside of Marjah, U.S. and Afghan troops, backed by Stryker infantry vehicles, pushed into a section of mud-walled compounds that had been occupied by the Taliban in the Badula Qulp region, northeast of town.

Hit with small arms fire, the troops retaliated with machine guns and fired off a missile at a house where insurgents were believed to be hiding, and the militants quickly withdrew.

Now, I had to post the whole article, because it is amazing that the liberally biased media actually printed this. I am glad they did. Our troops need to know that Americans follow what they are doing and love what they are doing for all of us. I know that I appreciate them and always ask God to bless them. Our military is the best in the world and we need to let them know that we all appreciate everything that they do, for us and for America. For the world. The sacrifices they make for the keeping of liberty and freedom. Without our military, where would we be? HMMMM????

God Bless America, her troops, her allies and her people
God Bless my readers, my listeners on BTR and my viewers on You Tube…..

-Robert-

About Robert P. Garding

I am a Reagan Conservative, who is very alarmed at the Liberals who have just lost their majority over our government, but continue to act like it never happened. They have to be stopped. NOW or even sooner.
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One Response to Surprising: I found this story on a Victory by the Marines in the AP News….

  1. Seane-Anna says:

    What’s amazing about this is that our Marines have achieved this victory in Marjah despite having to fight with one hand tied behind their backs thanks to Obama’s ridiculous rules of engagement, which put our troops in more danger than is necessary in the name of protecting civilians and fighting a politically correct, world community approved war. Yet, even with Obama’s restricitions, our troops came out winners. Why? Because they’re the best damn fighters this world has ever seen. Mess with the best, die like the rest. HOOAH!!!!
    reply from Robert: Ain’t that the truth!!!

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