Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda in Iraq Operations Suggest Rising Confidence Ahead of U.S. Military Withdrawal
Posted on 11/25/2009 8:09:11 PM PST by Flavius
On August 19, coordinated explosions rocked downtown Baghdad, resulting in over 120 deaths. Similarly, in the midst of heightened security measures, twin bombings on October 25 killed over 155 people in Baghdad, marking the deadliest attack since August 2007. Involving the participation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the operations suggest militants effectiveness in carrying out coordinated and high-profile attacks on supposedly secured targets. With the gradual disengagement of the U.S. military and all combat forces by August 2010, AQI and like-minded insurgents appear to have a growing level of confidence in their operations.
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With a sissy in the White Hut, can you fault AQ for getting bold?
“With the gradual disengagement of the U.S. military and all combat forces by August 2010, AQI and like-minded insurgents appear to have a growing level of confidence in their operations.”
Destruction of the US currency wins the Jihad globally for them in the short term. Period. Demography wins it for them further down the road. Only the unexpected can alter their juggernaut. Hope for the unexpected.
All the diddling has consequences. Indecisiveness is a sign of weakness.
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