The wild card is the Sunnis. If they join in, the remaining foreigners will become corpses quickly. If they fight, they will face a genocide, brought on by their own leaders.
"The wild card is the Sunnis. If they join in, the remaining foreigners will become corpses quickly. If they fight, they will face a genocide, brought on by their own leaders."
I second your thoughts. A lot of the human rights stuff our guys have been stressing during the many phase training programs, e.g. depends on who is being trained for what type duties, will be put aside. The government will make it clear anyone harboring any form of resistance is part of the resistance and is fair game. They are not going to shi* around.
One thing. Please folks. Let us remember. We must build up their armored capabilities, e.g. fast recon light armor units. And we must further build up their budding airforce, both in transport capabilities (C130's etc.) and in chopper and other aircraft for ground air support. This is all an ongoing process we often do not hear much about. But it truly is essential. Bottom line is we must make sure they can handle things once we start to pull out. Please, it is not a "I told you so", but many of us have been stressing for some time, that the time frames are really in line with what had been hoped for a few years back. I could not find a definitive article one of our freepers challenged me on, and he let me off the hook about a month and a half ago, but I made the statement, and it is true, Lord be my judge on it, that the Marines all along had scheduled the 2MEF to take over in early 2005. So two years back just on this one fact, it should be clear we had planned on being in Iraq at least through the end of 2005 range.