Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by wade, Oct 24, 2004.
Does this sound like an inside job or what?
Absolutely. This scares me more than anything. Someone can infiltrate the local police or military and befriend everyone, then show up with a bomb one day. These are known risks but scary as hell nonetheless.
this is so jacked up... damn
This concerns me on whether we can really help this country. A country killing thier own people trying to make a difference. Wonder where they get off calling us murders. Atleast we do it accidently, they intentionally kill thier own people. I hope these people are found and repayed the favor.
My take is this has very little to do with insurgency or occupation. In contrast I think we are seeing the fruits of Iran's labor. The last thing Iran wants to see is a democratic neighbor, given their younger people already long for democracy and all things western. Iran would love nothing more than the Iraqi government being one of theology rather than secular in nature. In fact I think Iran must be dealt with if we are to bring democracy and peace to Iraq.
Eric invading another country would not be the best thing to do at the moment. It could make it worse in Iraq. Causing them to think all we want to do is take that part of the world over. Although this isn't true the people there would be easily swayed to believe this.
It's definitely time to take the gloves off and LEVEL Fallujah(sp?). It's time to show those bastards that we're pulling the plug on the PC war and blow the crap out of that town.
From reports I've seen, all of the civilians have left so only militants and their supporters are left. I hope Bush, whether he wins or not, authorizes the military to unleash on that town untuil everyone has died or surrendered. I hope that's what he planning for Nov. 3.
I agree to a degree. Anyone who isn't standing against him is with him. Give him up or we'll weed him out.
No, I am not advocating invading Iran, at least not at this time. There are other ways though that pressure could be put upon them.
Its been reported that the interim government has purged its police and officer ranks of at least 10,000 and they are continuing to screen more. Sound like Nam all over again. It has also been reported that getting inside is one of their preferred tactics. Get inside lay low and wait for an opportunity to strike. Remember they think this is the battle leading up to judgment day.
We need to up our image as a liberator, marginalize the religious aspect of the conflict. I think one of our biggest mistakes was to put a guy like Paul Breamer in charge. The Iraqis complained that he set up camp in the green zone (Saddams seat of power); he dressed too nice, and was to clean. American idol could have held a cattle call for some one hairy that could speak Arabic, a Mojo jojo look alike, complete with turban and purple cape. He could issue religious fatwas from a remote mountainside cave.
In all seriousness that was one of the many mistakes made from the beginning, we did not listen to the Iraqi advisors. Who better to know the minds and politics of the people then an Iraqi himself? Arrogance has a price.
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