Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

We will send them home in body bags: Insurgents respond to the Bush 'surge'
The Times ^ | January 12, 2007 | Stephen Farrell

Posted on 01/11/2007 8:11:29 PM PST by jmc1969

Iraqi insurgents last night threatened to send President Bush’s 22,000 new troops home in body bags as details emerged of the new Baghdad crackdown at the core of his “surge” strategy.

The Shia-led Government of Nouri al-Maliki reacted positively, but there is widespread scepticism as to whether it will confront Shia militias within its own hardline parties. On the streets there are near-universal predictions — from Sunnis and Shias alike — that the plan will join previous failed initiatives.

One al-Maliki aide told The Times that the Baghdad offensive would first concentrate on outlying Sunni insurgent strongholds that “choke” the capital — such as Abu Ghraib, Latifiya and Salman Pak — rather than taking on al-Mahdi Army.

“He argues that the way to deal with the Mahdi Army is to bring down the level of terrorist attacks so ordinary Shia don’t feel the need for the Mahdi. Right now they think the Mahdi is bad, but without them they would be killed by al-Qaeda and the others.”

After four to eight weeks — once ordinary Shias see a reduction in insurgent killings — the Government would be in a stronger position to persuade the militia to disband.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 01/11/2007 8:11:37 PM PST by jmc1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Somebody on the DU just quoted this with approval. One of his little DU buddies agreed with him.


2 posted on 01/11/2007 8:14:20 PM PST by popdonnelly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly

You have to remember members of Ansar al-Sunna and al-Qaeda are posters for DU.


3 posted on 01/11/2007 8:15:35 PM PST by jmc1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Is there an Insurgent Union that the media can contact to find out what they are thinking?


4 posted on 01/11/2007 8:16:44 PM PST by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: woofie

I was thinking the same thing...do the insurgents have spokespeople now? This is just out and out made up.


5 posted on 01/11/2007 8:17:46 PM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

1 week and these goat-humpers will be crying uncle.


6 posted on 01/11/2007 8:19:47 PM PST by Spruce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Probably on AOL, as well.


7 posted on 01/11/2007 8:20:03 PM PST by popdonnelly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Oooooh. Boogey men!


8 posted on 01/11/2007 8:20:11 PM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
Iraqi insurgents last night threatened to send President Bush’s 22,000 new troops home in body bags as details emerged of the new Baghdad crackdown at the core of his “surge” strategy.

ROFL

9 posted on 01/11/2007 8:23:54 PM PST by Christopher Lincoln
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
How are they going to send us home in body bags when they are going to be running faster then they ever thought they could?
10 posted on 01/11/2007 8:25:52 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #11 Removed by Moderator

To: woofie
Is there an Insurgent Union that the media can contact to find out what they are thinking?

The media is the insurgent union. The union griever is the DNC...

12 posted on 01/11/2007 8:30:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: woofie
Is there an Insurgent Union that the media can contact to find out what they are thinking?

Try 1 800 DemoraticParty

They are in with ALL the unions (especially the Soviet Union). LOL MAN!!! I just bust me up!!! LOL


13 posted on 01/11/2007 8:31:28 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

I hope our guys and gals send these animals home in ziploc bags.


14 posted on 01/11/2007 8:33:08 PM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibSnubber
I hope our guys and gals send these animals home in ziploc bags. Tiny pieces of DNA would work too. Won't need plastic bags then.
15 posted on 01/11/2007 8:36:13 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
blah, blah, blah... yeah, we've heard it before....

oh yeah... I know, I know... you're "outraged"........ again....

these were the last muzzie asshats that were gonna conquer us and send us home in bags....Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

16 posted on 01/11/2007 8:42:46 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
Just like the bloodbath that was supposed to happen when the whole war in Iraq started? You know, all that resistance them met rolling into Baghdad?
17 posted on 01/11/2007 8:44:06 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

"Iraqi insurgents last night threatened to send President Bush’s 22,000 new troops home in body bags..."

BRING

IT


18 posted on 01/11/2007 8:44:56 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: do the dhue

"they are going to be running faster then they ever thought they could"

Ah, that reminds me of a post I once read from a former Israeli military man. He said the Arabs ran so fast, they didn't bother to put on their shoes.


19 posted on 01/11/2007 8:45:41 PM PST by popdonnelly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: All

The only way sending more troops will do any good is if they are given carte blanche to do what they do best , kill people and blow up things. If they still have their hands tied in a PC war with the media all over them then its a waste of time.


20 posted on 01/11/2007 8:46:22 PM PST by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: metmom
You know, all that resistance them met rolling into Baghdad?

They run faster then wabbits behind their women and children.

I'm thinkin they can put us in body bags and we can turn them into DNA.
21 posted on 01/11/2007 8:46:41 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly
LOL

I wonder who runs faster, terrorist or the French?
22 posted on 01/11/2007 8:48:45 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: sonic109
I like the plan Bush put out. The only thing I did not like was that he did not throw the media out of Iraq.
23 posted on 01/11/2007 8:50:18 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Dick Vomer
GOOD post DV
24 posted on 01/11/2007 8:52:11 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you but not for me;
And the little devils how they sing-a-ling-a-ling
For you but not for me.
O Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling,
O Grave, thy victor-ee?
The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling,
For you but not for me.

25 posted on 01/11/2007 8:52:50 PM PST by dighton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Sounds like this will be the Murthas of all Battles.


26 posted on 01/11/2007 8:58:44 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: LibSnubber

"Insurgent Soup"

Try some now, Freeze some for later!


27 posted on 01/11/2007 8:59:32 PM PST by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

That would sure please the Pelosi crowd.


28 posted on 01/11/2007 9:00:02 PM PST by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Looks like they started in Greece, another embassy bombing. Return for the Iranian raid maybe?


29 posted on 01/11/2007 9:01:00 PM PST by Just sayin (Is is what it is, for if it was anything else, it would be isn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

These guys are great talkers. However when it is time to show what they are made of they fall flat. Somalia is most resent case in point. The Islamic Courts talked a good talk but when the Ethiopian army and air force hit them, they fell apart like a house of cards.


30 posted on 01/11/2007 9:10:47 PM PST by Bombard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bombard

Isn't it amazing that wherever someone stands tall to take these zealots up on their call to jihad, they end up running away, hiding like cockroaches when the lights come on and then attacking the civilian populations instead of those there prepared to fight them in their jihad?

How long can the MSM and the Democrats hide this ever growing pattern of events?


31 posted on 01/11/2007 9:13:23 PM PST by Just sayin (Is is what it is, for if it was anything else, it would be isn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

Right on target, sonic.


32 posted on 01/11/2007 9:19:32 PM PST by derllak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

Something for CNN to follow closely.

They won't report how many insurgents we put in body bags but I guarantee it will be 100 to one or better, if theres any pieces left to pick up that is.


33 posted on 01/11/2007 9:22:45 PM PST by o_zarkman44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969; All

Oh yeah? see video at link;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766271/posts?page=34#11

Don't see any body bags but lots of dead terrorists.


34 posted on 01/11/2007 9:33:49 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969

LOL! This brought back a blast from the past. I remember pat buchanan predicting thousands of our troops would be coming back in body bags...and that was just for going into Afghanistan.


35 posted on 01/11/2007 9:36:03 PM PST by CWOJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Just sayin
How long can the MSM and the Democrats hide this ever growing pattern of events?

As long as someone with an R after his name is in the White House...

36 posted on 01/11/2007 9:47:44 PM PST by Christian4Bush ('For the children", Nancy? You mean the ones that your party hasn't advocated aborting yet? - C4B)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: jmc1969
"so ordinary Shia don’t feel the need for the Mahdi"

There may be some truth in this. It seems the Mahdi only started to gain real strength and numbers, and Sistani's power began to diminish, when the government was shown to be unable to protect the Shia, and the attacks began to intensify. Problem is, they now have to draw people away from the established Mahdi.

37 posted on 01/12/2007 4:39:39 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson