Skip to comments.Iraq chases Baghdad sleeper cells as 'Zero Hour' looms over capital
Posted on 07/03/2014 7:33:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Iraqi insurgents are preparing for an assault on Baghdad, with sleeper cells planted inside the capital to rise up at "Zero Hour" and aid fighters pushing in from the outskirts, according to senior Iraqi and U.S. security officials.
Iraqis speak of a "Zero Hour" as the moment a previously-prepared attack plan would start to unfold.
A high-level Iraqi security official estimated there were 1,500 sleeper cell members hibernating in western Baghdad and a further 1,000 in areas on the outskirts of the capital.
He said their goal was to penetrate the U.S.-made "Green Zone" - a fortified enclave of government buildings on the west bank of the Tigris - as a propaganda victory and then carve out enclaves in west Baghdad and in outlying areas.
There are so many sleeper cells in Baghdad, the official said. They will seize an area and wont let anyone take it back... In western Baghdad, they are ready and prepared.
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Iraq is stable, independent, has a democratic inclination now, and his legacy is secure.
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What a horrible place to live. No one trusts anyone and you never know who will try to kill you next. If there is any proof that Islam is Satanic, this is it.
Dennis Prager related an incident when he was traveling through the Middle East, and was sitting next to an Iraqi, who seemed educated and somewhat "westernized."
After some minutes of conversation, Dennis asked him how he would describe the Iraqi people in one sentence.
Paraphrasing, the answer was, the cruelest, most savage people on earth. Dennis reported the answer as "unsettling."
Personally, I believe the Afghanis are very much in the running for that 'honor,' too.
If they could pull it off, a Zero Hour assault may be accompanied by other coordinated actions, like in the US.
That may well have a multiplier effect. Our incompetent political leadership may collapse from overload.
Just a heads up.
You beat me to it!!
Everyone claims to have been there.
I met a guy who claimed to have been on the second to last chopper. He threw grenades into a safe room that contained massive bundles of cash and stacks of electronics.
Or so the story goes.