Marines in Iraq

Turning bad Karmah to good Karmah

Terrible things have happened at this natural ‘choke point’ of insurgent activity

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/marines-karmah-iraq-2174861-iraqi-forces

 

by Gordon Dillow, Columnist

The Orange County Register

9.30.08

 

KARMAH, IRAQ – The Marines are trying to make good Karmah out of bad Karmah.  Karmah – actually in Arabic it’s pronounced more like “Garmah” – is a town and district of about 50,000 predominately Sunni Muslims situated between the cities of Fallujah to the west and Baghdad to the east. As such it has for years been a natural “choke point” of insurgent activity for al-Qaeda in Iraq and its insurgent subsets.  Terrible things have happened here. In fact, there was a time when Karmah was considered to be one of the most dangerous places in Iraq.

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