Iraq's Maliki Bracing For An Al Qaida Surge As U.S. Withdraws

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    Had this discussion several places so why not here...Iraq is going to disintegrate into a
    bowl of broken pieces as soon as coalition forces pull out unless someone can pull off
    a Holy Mary rescue. I'd like to hear from the board's seasoned members on this one.



    Iraq's Maliki Bracing For An Al Qaida Surge As U.S. Withdraws

    Iraq's Maliki is bracing for an Al Qaida surge as U.S. withdraws

    BAGHDAD — Iraq has concluded that Al Qaida would intensify operations as
    the U.S. military withdraws from cities throughout the country.

    Officials said the Baghdad government and military have assessed that Al
    Qaida would expand operations, particularly against Iraqi security forces
    and Shi'ites. They said AQI would seek to exploit the withdrawal of the U.S.
    military from cities, particularly Baghdad, Baqubah and Mosul.


    "The attacks will be stronger," Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki said.
    "They will try to give the impression that Iraqi forces have failed in their
    duty with the withdrawal of multinational forces approaching."

    In a June 11 address to his Cabinet and military command, Al Maliki said
    Al Qaida would also expand operations to Shi'ite provinces. He cited the
    bombing in the Shi'ite province of Dhi Qar, in which 32 people were killed
    on June 10. Dhi Qar has been deemed the quietest of Iraq's 18 provinces.

    "This is a political message that says attacking a market is an attempt to
    bring back sectarianism," Al Maliki said.

    Officials said AQI carried out the car bombing in the market of Batha, a town
    in Dhi Qar. They said two Al Qaida operatives, based outside the province,
    have been arrested and linked to the car loaded with rockets and explosives.

    The Iraq Army has also been bracing for an AQI resurgence in the Diyala
    province. Until 2009, Diyala was used as a launching pad for suicide bombings
    in Baghdad.

    Amid the redeployment, the U.S. military has also been reducing its presence
    in detention camps around Iraq. The military plans to transfer three detention
    camps, filled with suspected AQI insurgents, to the Baghdad government by
    August 2010.

    Officials said AQI as well as other insurgents were accumulating weapons in
    what could mark a power struggle in wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraqi
    cities on June 30. On June 9, the Defense Ministry said Iraq Army troops
    found 15 tons of weapons and explosives in a cache in southern Baghdad.
    This was believed to have been the largest cache ever found in Iraq.
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    Thewy have to stand up for themselves sooner or later.

    We gave them more then enough lives and money to make a new start, now its up to them.

    If they can't handle running their country they don't deserve a country at this point.
     
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    Is the irony that there was no threat to Iraq from Alqaida BEFORE we took over that nation sinking in, yet?
     
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    Ya remind us how there is no problem with announcing when we are leaving again.

    Ya instead of terrorists they were being murdered, kidnapped, raped and tortured by their Government. Remember the mass graves?
     
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    Okay, there is no problem with announcing we are leaving. I don't know if this is too difficult for you to understand but they'd probably notice if we started leaving, anyway.

    I sure do remember what a piece of shit Saddam was.

    Don't you wish we'd realized that BEFORE your right wing pals gave him poison gas and military aid?
     
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    We have killed far more Iraqies than Saddam ever did
     
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    Ya, where was Reagan?
     

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