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Monday, December 05, 2005

Fighting for their own land

Yet more evidence that Iraq's insurgency is led by native Iraqis:

"Iraqis, rather than foreign fighters, now form the vast majority of the insurgents who are waging a ferocious guerrilla war against United States forces in Sunni western Iraq, American commanders have revealed.

"Their conclusion, disclosed to the Sunday Telegraph in interviews over 10 days in battle-torn Anbar province, contradicts the White House message that outsiders are the principal enemy in Iraq."

An insurgency against foreign occupation should not surprise the West (though we now learn that the US has a new recipe for "Iraq victory".) Indeed, resistance to occupation is both expected and necessary.


Blogger Wombat said...

During his speech, the Bush came up with a new twist on the insurgent. It turns out the insurgents aren’t really insurgents at all. The enemy is a combination of rejectionists, Saddamists and terrorists.

I guess that's one way to defeat the insurgency - define them out of existence.

Monday, December 05, 2005 11:59:00 am  
Blogger Stev said...

Don't know that I've heard the speech you're referring to, but it probably comes on the heels of Rumsfeld's moratorium on the word 'insurgent'.


Monday, December 05, 2005 5:21:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

That's what I was getting at. Bush just carrie the theme in his recent speech.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 9:32:00 am  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

Good good, these people are going to run out of others to blame for their woes. Once that's over, perhaps their Saladin will ride his camel into town on a float of oil and save them from the evil crusaders.

Well at least they're now concentrating on blowing each other to smithereens. Perhaps Rumsfeld was right and it was smarter to take the fight to them and act like fly paper. Well, let's just give them every encouragement in their little "insurgencies."

We'll check back in a few years time. Hopefull they will have learnt to do something worthwhile.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005 2:12:00 pm  

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