WWW--Again, I cannot make claim to the veracity of this, but it all looks about right and comes from a source in the Middle East whose identity will remain anonymous. Cut-and-pasted as received, misspellings included.
*ALL 49 STATES HAVE SNOW* HAWAII ALONESOMALIA/YEMENUS Naval & Air Bases:1. Island of Socotra (off Horn of Africa)[NEW]2. Hudaydah (Yemen)[NEW]3. Djibouti [US/FRENCH BASE]4. Island of Diego Garcia [US/UK BASE][[[Limited use of bases in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Seychilles Islands]]]
OPERATION MOSHTARAK (largest op of aghan war)0330 Hours Local (started)+15,000 US, NATO & Afghan ForcesSieze & Control Marja (+80,000 residents)("Opium Capital of Afghanistan" +1,000 taliban)
opertion moshtarak (update)air strike requests (fighter jets)marjeh:80% sunni pashtun's - pro taliban and/or pro pakistan10% shia hazara persians - pro iran10% other (pro india)
attack order (not order of battle)special force kill/capture initiated inside perimeterground troops begin perimeter breachinghellfire & tow rocket strikesair assault (helo insertion of ground troops inside perimeter)air strike requests (fighter jets)AFGHANISTANOPERATION MOSHTARAK0330 HOURS begin op[[[no pre-aerial bombing due to new civilian population heavy warfare concept]]]
US & NATO Special Forces shaping operations (kill & capture of leadership)Conventional Forces initiating breach of Taliban tunnels, bunkers, heavy weapons emplacements, set IED's and landmines around Marjah.90% of population remain in Marjah
IRANDOS (DEPT. OF STATE - SUNDAY DEPARTURE)SEC STATE Clinton: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel & JordanUNDER SEC STATE Burns: Lebanon & Syria"COLD-WAR LEVEL DIPLOMACY"
LEBANONUSNS GRAPPLEExplosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU8)Ethiopia Airlines 737