Saturday, May 19, 2007

I have a Question: Insurgents give Blair Farewell, U.S. Air Base Attacked, Surge Success Bush Style?

About 50 suspected fighters have attacked a US base in the center of a city north of Baghdad, sparking a battle with US soldiers and helicopters in which at least six fighters have died, according to the Iraqi army. Friday's fighting took place in Baquba, a Sunni antigovernment stronghold.
Separately six suspected fighters were detained during raids in northeast Iraq. They were accused them of being members of a cell that imports powerful weapons from neighboring Iran, and brings Iraqis to Iran for training as fighters. Plus two Iraqi journalists working for ABC News were ambushed and killed as they drove home from work. of course only one resident spoke up but refused to be identified for fear of being killed by so called insurgents.
Meanwhile the unsuccessful search for the three missing American soldiers continues and it only succeeds in getting three more American soldiers killed. Amidst all this surge success a 24-hour curfew remained in place in Mosul, 360km northwest of Baghdad, for a third day on Friday.
It was imposed after fighters used five suicide vehicle bombs, mortars and small arms fire to destroy two bridges and attack a police station and a jail where suspected fighters were being held. More Surge Success?
Plus A suicide car bomber hit a police patrol in the Sunni-dominated town of Jurf al-Sakhar, 65 km south of Baghdad, killing three officers and wounding two and In the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 km north of the Iraqi capital, drive-by shooters killed an Iraqi army officer as he was heading to work, police said.
This is just one days surge success for Bush! North, North East, North West, South of Baghdad, and Bush says his surge is working? Meanwhile at the same time Three explosions rocked Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday as British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived for meetings with Iraqi government leaders, officials said. The explosions wounded one person, said U.S. Embassy spokesman Lou Fintor. According to preliminary reports, there were no deaths. "At approximately 11:30 a.m. there were four explosions," three of them that hit inside the Green Zone, Fintor said. This is only a 4-square-mile area in central Baghdad that holds the Iraqi government and parliament as well as headquarters for the U.S. military and diplomatic missions.
The Green Zone is frequently the target of mortar and rocket attacks but I have to ask, we cannot even secure the Green Zone and the chaos is spreading throughout Iraq. This is success? How is it that every time a western Dignitary has a "surprise" visit at the Green Zone they seem to be attacked? Are insurgents somehow receiving advanced inside information?
You have to wonder if this is all success then what is Bush's real goal? You are left to believe that as we have been saying for years now that our troops and equipment must stay on line amidst Bush's success" until he can "succeed" in finding his excuse to attack Iran.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


David Schantz said...

How is it that every time a western Dignitary has a "surprise" visit at the Green Zone they seem to be attacked? Are insurgents somehow receiving advanced inside information? I'am sure they are. Spies are an important part of this or any war. In his book, The Art Of War Sun Tzu said, "Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good
general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the
reach of ordinary men, is FOREKNOWLEDGE.Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits;
it cannot be obtained inductively from experience,nor by any deductive calculation.Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be
obtained from other men.Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes:
(1) Local spies; (2) inward spies; (3) converted spies; (4)
doomed spies; (5) surviving spies.
When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can
discover the secret system. This is called "divine manipulation
of the threads." It is the sovereign's most precious faculty." Many of our Korean War Veterans feel our military plans were passed on to North Korean Generals by Russian officers serving in the United Nations. Yes it is important to know your enemy, but it is just as important to know your friends/allies.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

LittleBill said...

The growing number of servicemen and servicewomen suffering from severe wounds to their brains, both physical and emotional are a poor substitute and improvement for similar wounds that were usually fatal in previous wars. (And this does not even take into account the innocents, or for that matter, the enemy.) I hope Bush burns in Hell for what he has done to this world so that he can proclaim Victory for himself as the Great Decider.