Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jun 7, 2007.
but seems there are shifts going on:
Thanks! There are more and more reports coming in on the troops getting information that is resulting in arrests and/or kills. Seems even the Sunnis are not crazy about the targeting of civilians by the terrorists, whether al qaeda or not.
Intentional targeting and killing of innocent civilians is only popular among the extremists.
or.. you know.. those who can shrug their shoulders and rationalize death in war (on their side, of course)
That really did not fit in this conversation, at least so far. Perhaps you can delete and enter later?
I gratefully acknowledge the acknowledgement...
I do hope that this movement to the government by sunni communities is not a temporary thing but my gut tells me otherwise. I suspect that, even if sunnis "make nice" to the point where it would appear to outsiders that the Iraqi government has, indeed taken control of the situation and quelled the violent urges of its citizenry, and America proclaims "mission accomplished" yet again and leaves, that sectarian violence can, and will explode shortly thereafter with or without any singular overt provocation. I sincerely hope that my suspicions are unfounded, but like I have said before: crap in one hand and hope in the other and see which one fills up faster.
"U.S. forces have begun arming nationalist guerrillas and former Saddam Hussein loyalists -- and coordinating tactics -- in a marriage of convenience against al Qaeda radicals in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, senior U.S. commanders tell CNN."
I wonder how long before those arms we are giving the nationalist guerrillas will be used against our own troops?
well.. considering the post right above it...
are you going to follow me around this board like a smitten schoolgirl?
N-o-o-o, Kathie! Say it ain't so. You told me I was the only one!!!!
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