CHESTER HAS MOVED!: Oustanding Imagery

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Oustanding Imagery

Alert and Resourceful Reader "chthus" has given me excellent imagery links: This one shows the locations of key events during the aborted March and April battles in Fallujah. Two interesting points here: 1. One of the bridges we seized today is the one where the bodies of the contractors were hung. Retaking this bridge is probably quite a morale booster for US forces and probably has the opposite effect on the enemy. 2. The map notes that the US advance in April was into the southeastern part of the city. So we are coming at them from a completely different angle this time. "chthus" has also provided a link to what is the best imagery of Fallujah I have seen to date. I am printing these out and tacking them to the wall for future reference.

6 Comments:

Blogger Final Historian said...

Great Map. Definitely on the save list.

November 7, 2004 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Mark Buehner said...

Kinda layed out like Vicksburg. Heres to hoping the ending is the same.

November 8, 2004 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger J.Fred said...

"Best imagery...yet," indeed! Thank you very much.

Can someone provide additional municipal map detail, especially traditional or municipal boundaries of noteworthy areas: the 'Jolan district,' the 'old city,' [?] traditional tribal areas [?], where the Brits garrisoned way back when, where the Turks were waaa-a-ay back when?

And the region: why is it there in regard to terrain and geography? An extra dose of agricultural lowlands? Easy river crossing? What, beyond the Euphrates Valley itself, natural features made this a meeting point of two major highways?

I imagine that the mountains [?] that contain the artificial lakes 'Buhhayrat ath Tharthar' (North and draining along present canal route [?] into the Euphrates by Fallujah just above the recently-seized hospital) and 'Buhayrat ar Razazah' (South but draining Northwest [?] toward Ramadi) may have something to do with the location of Highways. How rough is that terrain?

Definitely want the bad guys running East, then, as that is 'turkey-shoot' terrain.

Question: if someone blasted (er, I dunno, a suitcase nuke, or 10 tons of no-longer-so-'missing' high-explosive??) 'Buhayrat ar Razazah,' or its little sister 'Buhayrat al Habbaniyah' would Ramadi be washed away? Likewise 'Buhhayrat ath Tharthar' and Fallujah?

After seeing an item about a school being larded with explosives wired to be set off from the friendly neighbourhood Mosque (sorry, lost the link), one might fear a self-inflicted propaganda coup for them.

November 8, 2004 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

From sattelite, it doesn't look like a 300,000pop. town. Must be alot of two,three, and perhaps a few taller buildings used in housing ...

November 8, 2004 at 7:23 PM  
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