CHESTER HAS MOVED!: On a roll . . .

Friday, November 12, 2004

On a roll . . .

Another vindication for The Adventures of Chester's analysis of yesterday which stated " . . . the southern cordoning. This seems correct, and the USMC forces are probably the 4th Recon Battalion . . . " Fox is reporting that: "On Wednesday, a crowd of 225 people surged south out of Fallujah toward the blocking positions of the Marines' 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. The Marines let 25 women and children pass but separated the 200 military-age men and forced them to walk back into Fallujah." So it is the 2nd Recon Bn from the East Coast, and not the reserve 4th Recon Bn from Texas. But it is still a recon bn. Interesting that this tidbit is reported from Wednesday and makes the Fox front page today. Leads us to suspect there's a delay on many other stories . . .

1 Comments:

Blogger Tony Lekas said...

Do you have any idea why they would not take the military age men captive rather than turn them back into the city? If they are insurgents it would be better to have them captive instead of imprisoned. If they are non combatants they would be safer in coalition custody than stuck in the middle of the fighting.

Unless the preference is to kill the insurgents rather than imprison them even at the risk of casualties to US forces and to non combatants.

November 13, 2004 at 1:27 PM  

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