Skip to comments.Iraqi Police Fired For Failing To Fight
Posted on 03/31/2008 2:15:02 PM PDT by blam
Iraqi Police Fired for Failing to Fight
Posted on: Monday, 31 March 2008, 12:00 CDT
The apparent thousands of Iraqi policemen who refused to fight against Shiite militias have been relieved of duty, the Iraqi interior minister said Monday.
The decision by Jawad al-Boulani covers units operating in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad and the predominately Shiite areas in southern Iraq, including Basra.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered Iraqi forces to crack down on militias affiliated with cleric Moqtada Sadr and other influential Shiite leaders, sparking widespread violence that rippled throughout the country last week.
Thousands of Iraqi police officers refused to fight the militias and several Iraqi army units joined their forces in Baghdad, the Iraqi daily, Azzaman said.
The move, the newspaper said, may boost the ranks of the Shiite militias as those relieved of duty may join their forces instead.
Source: United Press International
There are thousands of us here....oh, wait...millions...who are mighty glad you are not calling the shots.
As for democracy...yes, that's the type of government they have here. And it's working. Any more questions?
Good for them. Now the appropriate targes can be affixed to their chests. They are no longer hiding in the Police and Army.
We are back to the fixed fortification concept. I'm not going to bother explaining the military or historical concept. Bottom line, IF we are successful in stabilizing Iraq we have only built in fixed fortification in a sea of islamic chaos. It isn't going to win this war which is everyone against worldwide islam. We are not fighting terrorists and we are not even in most cases fighting ‘bad’ people. We are fighting a powerful religion. Until the west can face that everything they do will have little practical effect.
Weren't the Baathists mostly Sunni? Wasn't Mookie’s cannon fodder mostly Shia? Doesn't the MSM tell us that the two sects hate each other and that this is largely a sectarian war?
Can you supply their names? I just love to gratify my ego!
As for democracy...yes, that's the type of government they have here. And it's working.
If what is going on in Iraq constitutes a democracy...
The Russians had 10 years of mob rule democracy. Now they have a benevolent dictator and they love him (80% approval).
Iraq is not Russia. Read Red6's post #16. Read early American history.
Socialism is bad for you, by the way.
I love FR!
“What about the Bushee DEMOCRACY agenda?”
Democracy for Iraq has been U.S. national policy since ‘98.
“A benevolent dictator will bring peace and stability. Come to think of it, that’s what Iraq needs right now.”
It’s too late for your wishes. Iraq is already a internationaly recognized democracy.
Always nice to hear intelligent, first-hand analysis. Thanks!
You’re right! Iraq is not Russia. It is a barbaric sh*thole compared to Russia.
What Iraq needs is a benevolent dictator - and frankly one that isn’t so benevolent. The Kurds should be made independent and we should set up a large and permanent base in “Kurdistan” up north. Screw the Turks - with the cold war over we don’t need them. We could protect the Kurds, the Kurds could protect us and we could project power into the region at a moments notice.
MUCH cheaper than compassionate nation building. MUCH more effective. Unfortunately President Bush was too nice to make the correct choice. 1 trillion in debt, too much sacrifice by our Finest, AND NO REAL RESULTS. That’s what compassion has gotten us.
My money’s on you, Allegra. Keep up the great work.
Are there any Arab nations that have established a formal embassy in Baghdad.
“AND NO REAL RESULTS”
How’s Al Qaeda in Iraq been doing lately?
That’s not required for democracy. Besides, the embassies are in the works.
The IP’s needed a housecleaning in some areas for a while.
From what I’ve seen of the Iraqi Army, they’re doing a professional job. Success here will only increase their commitment to stabilize their society.
Mookie's surrender caught them with their pants down.
“Hows Al Qaeda in Iraq been doing lately?”
Like all of the insurgents tied by the same ideology, a whole lot better than if their strongholds had been bombed into rubble. It would have taken two, maybe three times of doing this, and this would be over by now I would bet.
What are we going to do about Al Qaeda in Iran and everywhere else? Another ground war? How about Syria? A ground war? How about Saudi......a ground war?
Hey, I have an idea. lets use some of those highly trained pilots in those multi-million dollar fighters and bombers, that we spend hundreds of millions of dollars of training on, to bomb the hell out of the military assets and defense systems of a few key Islamic nations (including Tehran), and threaten to come back next time with nukes instead of conventional bombs if they don’t clean up the terrorists networks in their own countries. With Iran, if they don’t stop harboring Al Sadr and other terrorists and stop working on a nuclear weapons program. Would that work better?
Oh yea, we are in a world popularity contest and would rather keep losing our own lives and burying our future generations in debt.
It's an 'honor' killing only if you can't fight back.
I’m going to continue to put more weight in the intelligent, first hand analysis of those actually fighting in combat or who have. Sorry, I just trust their experiences and perspectives a bit more. The ones that have been ambushed because the Iraqi people helped the bad guys, not our guys. That carries a lot more weight with me than what the politicians, war strategists, diplomats and humanitarians have to say.
“What Iraq needs is a benevolent dictator”
That is what the creator of Iraq, Englishwoman Gertrude Bell, said approx. 80 years ago.
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