Skip to comments.Report: Sunni Allies in Iraq Quit to Rejoin Al Qaeda
Posted on 10/17/2010 5:43:56 AM PDT by Son HouseEdited on 10/17/2010 6:45:55 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Hundreds of members of the Awakening Councils, a collection of United States-allied Sunni sheiks and their militia forces, have quit or been dismissed from their positions in the past few months, the New York Times reported Saturday.
Iraqi government officials say that the fighters, known as Sahwa, have left as a result of an intensive recruiting campaign by the Sunni insurgency and rejoined Al Qaeda. Many have extensive knowledge of the U.S. military, the Times said, adding that it is possible that thousands of the fighters who are working for the government are simultaneously assisting the insurgency.
Nice attempt at kicking that football, again, Charlie Brown.
All we need is to reserve some Hueys and find the right tall building to pick up the last of our people. Someplace photogenic, with a nice flat roof that can go down in history. :(
I wonder how the negotiated peace with the Taliban is going to work out once we leave Afganistan?? Our problems will all be over.
I wonder how our negotiated peace with the Democrats is going to work out once we get Obama out of office?? Our problems will all be over.
Yep, Democrats ran on getting us out of Iraq in 2006,
Harry Reid, “that this war is lost”
U.S. on Target to Remove Combat Troops From Iraq by Month’s End
Published August 19, 2010
You all summed this up very nicely.
Thats exactly what happens when you play nice in War.
This compassionate war worked out very well for the enemy,they are supposed to be dead BTW and us gone long ago,But we disband the Iraq Army and play games with the “great Religion”.
How’s that date certain for withdrawal working out? Works like this every time it’s tried. ;-)
Arabs will be Arabs.
The US is arming and funding and training a Palestinian Army, to, you know, “fight terrorists”.
What could go wrong?
Actually, Patraeus' policy was absurd from the beginning. It is like trying to stop US crime by bribing criminals with guns, training, and a salary.
Now the Sunnis have been fed, rested, and stocked up with weapons and ammo.
There are no moderate muslims. They all read the same book. It is an absolute oxymoron. The true problem is you can not interpet it like the Bible. The criminal’s words can not be doubted. That is the fear we should all have against this horde.
Somewhere along the line a Muslim has to decide whether to be an Infidel collaborator,which is forbidden in the Koran , or to do Allah's biding -subjugate, convert or kill all people who do not believe there is only one God and Muhammed is his prophet.
Major Hasan made his decision at Fort Hood.
The Iraqi and Afghani Muslims have that same decision confronting them.- Tom
Not necessarily. It depends upon whether there are real dividends to peaceful coexistence or whether returning to religiously sanctioned theft is more profitable.
The answer is as simple as Sunni, Shia and Kurd. They really don’t want to be a part of each other, so why force it?
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