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Al-Zubaydi was considered one of the most brutal members of Saddam's regime and was listed in a U.S. State Department report "Iraq: Crimes against Humanity, Leaders as Executioners." He was once featured in an Iraqi videotape brutalizing Shiite dissidents as a display of authority and encouragement to soldiers to be tough.
A Shiite himself, al-Zubaydi also presided over the destruction of the southern marshes in the 1990s, an action aimed against Shiite "Marsh Arabs" living there.
as posted by SomewhereinBetween
Hence, whatever the outcome, it is a sham, no?
Its called tax dollars and everyone has built something there, no matter how big or small.
I am talking about the security problem after the war till now, not before the war
They had that long before we got there. On a daily basis. I know that from them, who said what happens with Coalition being there was no different to what was happening there prior. They said you just never heard about it cause Saddam and his sons controlled the media and the situations there. War happened there on a daily basis, much like Israel and Palenstine.
Had we not, where do you think Iraq would be right now? They harbored terrorists there, it was a safehaven after 9/11. Saddam wont admit it, but he gave them that. Why do you think there is so much controversy there? Half of the insurgency isnt even Iraqi, its a combo if many different nationalities.
The US governement has said, on more than one occasion, that the US will withdraw troops from Iraq if they are asked to do so by the government of Iraq. I think they will honor that request if it is made but I'm not sure how long it will take for the troops to leave.
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim's desire to have better relations with Iran and Syria may be a problem for the US as they both are essentially 'enemies' of the US.
After the sanctions where imposed (and blame falls as much in Saddams lap as anyone else) the Iraqi people suffered.
Or this is one big snow job to have a US-backed leader who enables a quicker withdrawal from Iraq while maintaining a staging base or two
I know if I was the spymaster in charge this is EXACTLY what I would want... The comments about Iran and Syria would likewise be a snowjob to establish one as an anti-US candidate to ensure election. Such a leader, when elected, and then making claims of Syria and Iran being involved in terrorism, would be MUCH more believable than an overtly US-backed representative. If my suspicions are correct, then it's nice to see someone in the CIA with a workin' noggin' for a change...