I was reading in the media about the very recent '10 hour battle on Haifa street' between US and Iraqi forces versus Sunni & al-Qaeda Insurgents,
where 50 or so Insurgents were reported killed and 20 captured, including a few Syrians and Sudanese nationals. I'd link to a story on any of the
major news outlet websites for the thread but honestly, you can find it frontpage news right up there with Bush's 'new plan' lol, so I dont feel a
need to post it. I'd rather discuss it and give my opinions on it.
Have any of you readers seen an overhead map of Baghdad? Theres that lazy bug kicking in again, I really could find one and show you, but just goto
google images and type in baghdad and if that doesnt work add the word satellite or overhead. Anyways, Right along the west side of the Tigris river
is the "Green Zone", nestled up against it in an ideal defensive position (I guess..). This is where all the Iraqi government higher ups like the
President and Prime Minister carry out their basic existance because of the dangers just a mile outside of their homes.
Well on an overhead map of Baghdad, Haifa street runs vertically starting above the 'Green Zone' and cutting straight down into the green zone
itself. This road must not be longer than 30 odd miles maximum, for everyone except americans (the global community) that would be about 55 or so
How is it that this street became a "major terrorist al-qaeda haven" completely
under the nose of the US forces and the current government,
huddled together in their green zone. Now I will admit that only a portion of the street is the problem, the northern half, but this actually makes
the case even more laughable. how could this happen, so close to the direct maximum numero uno headquarters of the US & Coalition & Iraqi Govt
No, they arent in cahoots you silly billy conspiracists, the US forces simply ignored the damn place and allowed it to fester to such a state of
Insurgency, directly under their nose.
Now call me crazy, but I dont understand how these Commanders, as well as these members of High Parliament and the Executive Iraq Government can sleep
at night knowing there is a major Insurgent & Al-qaeda base a mere 20 miles up the road. It boggles my mind how it even came to be. The entire
perimeter of the Green Zone should be secure, that means outside of the Green Zone, for miles and miles in all directions. This is what we assume our
military is easily capable of doing, yet perhaps they aren't. Or perhaps it's the leadership, no one gave the orders to go kill the bad guys next
door to Command HQ.
Well, up until now even I thought we, the US & Coalition, had the upper hand or the "drop" on the Insurgent forces to a degree where we were
tracking them and hitting them and making them run around in chaos and disorder. But it seems that not to be the case, if a major Insurgent base could
sit mere miles from the Green Zone. And its been that way for a couple of years now since the invasion. So now even I feel that now 'we' are not
winning at all at the moment, and I dont have much faith in Dubya's plan, considering I've read on Debkafile that the centre of it involves a 4 step
plan to 'secure Baghdad' .. like .. actually do it for real for once. They dont even have control over the freaking capitol! And insurgent bases are
just miles away?
DEBKAFile Reports - Bush Plan to Retake Baghdad