Skip to comments.Al-Qaida surges back in Iraq, reviving old fears
Posted on 10/13/2013 7:18:13 AM PDT by nuconvert
Al-Qaida has come roaring back in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than it has in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying out mass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to the highest level in half a decade.
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(Beat me to it, I guess great mines think alike)
Yeah, WTH? To hear king hussein tell it, al qaida is no more. Just like the taliban is no more. Ooooppppppsssss! Just like there’s no green on blue attacks and there are only white on black crimes never any b on w crimes. Hmmmmm!
Our foray in Iraq put the Shia in the driver’s seat, but now the Sunnis through A1Q are surging back. The Shia/Sunni war is heating up again.
Gee, what a surprise.
Let us all learn a lesson from this:
Stay out of these HELLHOLES and let them kill one another in their idiotic religious wars of intolerance. Yes, it’s tragic that there are innocents caught up in this. Horrible.
But they don’t want democracy and freedom over there, and I don’t want any more of our precious sons and daughters’ lives and our tax dollars wasted on this medieval savagery.
Can’t be: “World Peace 1.20.09.”
When Western leaders finally realize that Islamic cultures do not share the values of the Enlightenment, fools errands such as nation building will stop. Until then policies and relations will continue to fail.
But but but al-Qaeda was never in Iraq......
We fought them, and at the same time we were paying them to let us route supplies through their territory to our troops. Our people is truly insane!
I guess it’s time for the Iraqi “moderates” to begin defending THEIR country.
The little islamist is very pleased.
If the West was expecting to collect dividends from our huge investment in Islamic democracy, we will be very disappointed.
I knew that Benghazi was a cover up for the evil of obama... I knew that Libya was a mistake and just wrong and that syria was a debacle. Most of us did which means we all learned that the republican party and dim party leadership are conniving entities representing themselves and those that finance them... and that they do not represent "we the people".
Not lying - they said the war on terror was over, not that terror no longer existed...
What kind of ammo do they need to turn Iraq into the same kind of Islamofascist civil war hell-hole as Syria is?
When Western citizens finally realize that Western leaders do not share the values of the Enlightenment, maybe these fools will stop electing them. Until then policies and relations will continue to fail.
Yes. However, I don’t think it quite returned to ‘normal’. Things were stirred up enough for the age-old sectarian battle between Shia and Sunni to be re-ignited in Iraq and Syria, and thus with the ME as a whole.
All because Obummer couldn't be bothered to negotiate a Status of Forces agreement...
Not at all surprised, though it does leave a bitter taste in the mouth. So many of our men and women in uniform paid the price in Iraq with their blood, sweat, and tears...
Afghanistan will be even worse, I fear.
I agree. Iraq may get messy, but the Shiite majority can crush Al-Qaeda by resorting to massacring the Sunnis. Not that being Iran’s proxy is all the wonderful.
Afghanistan’s likely to just go back to the way it was before 2001. God have mercy on them.
“The Shia/Sunni war is heating up again.”
That makes me feel about the same way as I would imagine General Custer might have felt had he been told that all the tribes of the western plains were engaged in a free-for-all battle among themselves. Send wagon loads of firewater and ammunition.