Apparently our Marines were fired upon first before firing on the mosque in Fallujah. No shock there.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Marines on Wednesday defended their decision to attack a mosque compound in the Iraqi town of Falluja saying the fact insurgents were firing from inside meant it lost its status as a protected structure.
On top of that they used air power to knock down a surrounding wall instead of decimating the mosque. Sounds more like a miss to me.
“As a result, the mosque lost its protected status and therefore became a lawful military target. Nevertheless, the Marines only targeted the wall surrounding the compound in order to prevent damage to the mosque.”
Though my true feelings are that every mosque in Iraq should have exactly the same protection as every church, mosque, or synagogue in the US. Therefore we should treat any mosque that houses
armedaccessorized terroristsworshippers exactly in the same manner as the Davidian complex in Waco Texas was treated. The problem of equal religious treatment has been solved.