Sunday, April 16, 2006

Is Baghdad the new Fallujah?

The London Sunday Times gives us a glimpse of the new resconstruction program Bush alluded to, scheduled for this summer. The plan is for the "Second Liberation of Baghdad." The first one didn't take so well.

This time the Iraqi security forces are supposed to take the lead but they will be backed up with US troops and air power. The idea is to take back the city, neighborhood by neighborhood and leave behind troops to rebuild the mess as they go.

The Sunnis are expected to be targeted first because nobody wants to deal with the Shite militias that are embedded in the new government. This strategy is apparently expected to reveal the true nature of the Shia involvement in the intercine violence. According to one official, "The battle could be a key test for Iraqi forces. 'Ultimately we have to see whether the Iraqi army is a national army or a sectarian army,' Goure added."

One might think they would want to determine that before the wholesale genocide of the Sunni population explodes in their face. Besides, who doesn't think they will discover it's the latter based on what we've already seen?

And we're supposed to trust these people to "save" from Iran? It's so pathetic it would be funny if so many innocents weren't likely to die.
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Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

I think Teheran's the new Baghdad.

8:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Soon to come to a war theater near you, just as soon as they're done with Operation Liberation Two.

I think it's going to be ugly NB.

9:48:00 PM  

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