Skip to comments.U.S. troops gone, al Qaeda makes Iraq peace elusive
Posted on 03/09/2012 11:04:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
f Iraqis were hoping that the withdrawal of U.S. forces last year would finally mean the end of war, al Qaeda and its Sunni militant allies are determined to prove otherwise.
Daily bombings and shootings remain an endemic feature of life. In the past three months, al Qaeda-linked fighters have been blamed for attacks that have killed at least 250 people.
In a particularly poignant reminder of militants' potency this week, gunmen in unauthorized uniforms of special commandos drove from checkpoint to checkpoint in the western town of Haditha before dawn, gunning down police. They killed 27 including two officers dragged from their homes and slain in the street.
In the absence of American troops to oppose, al Qaeda and its allies in Iraq have hewed to explicitly sectarian rhetoric, calling on all Sunnis to join them in battle against the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad.
"Know that the coming stage is a stage of real confrontation and war against the despicable (Shi'ites?), whether you like it or not," the al Qaeda-affiliated Sunni group Islamic State of Iraq said after claiming responsibility for attacks on Iraqi security forces that killed 60 people on February 23.
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The only way ever to deal with these savages is to use nuclear retaliation if they ever launch an attack on Americans, or on American soil, including embassies.
Obama not gaining immunity for security forces that he should have been kept in Iraq is by far Obamas biggest FU to our national security. Iran and Iraq are one now.
How he can stand as our Commander-in-Chief after thousands paid the ultimate price in helping liberate Iraq is treason.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
I like the way this starts “f IRAQIS” EXACTLY. F ‘em high, f ‘em low, f ‘em any way they want to go.
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