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Basra problems bode ill for U.S. Iraq strategy: report

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posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 12:25 PM
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Basra problems bode ill for U.S. Iraq strategy: report


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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violence and infighting among Shi'ites in Basra are a warning that a last ditch U.S. plan to improve security in Iraq is badly flawed, a think-tank said in a report.

"The answer to Iraq's horrific violence cannot be an illusory military surge that aims to bolster the existing political structure and treats the dominant political parties as partners," said the Brussels-based International Crisis Group.

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posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 12:25 PM
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Well this is a shock
At what point does the ugly reality of the situation make it clear to the neocons that Iraq is all but lost. Basra was the model that the "surge" is based on and it also seems to be failing if this report is to be believed.

We not have to face the ugly reality of the situation and the choices are pretty bleak:

1) We can pull out and let Iran basically exert control over the majority of the country

2) We can admit failure and have the UN come in and take over. We all know how this type of UN action fares and it would basically be the same except the APC would be painted white.

3) Divide the area along its warring groups and pray for the best. historicaly as we have seen it deos not work, but it would provide a chance to regroup...maybe

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posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 12:37 PM
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You are right FredT, but how dare you to say that we have lost Iraq NOOOOO, we are wining the harts and minds of the Iraqi people, specially the death ones you know they have opinions no more and they cannot attack our troops anymore .

Well off with the sarcasm, as if I said you are right.

But again . . . must of us knew that.

You know that UN right now is nothing more than our littler poppet group that will do as US government will tell them to do, FredT, remember that we are financing a trillion dollar war ( I think is that much now) so we broke the country and even if UN steps in we will still finance that countries’ needs.

After all what will UN do with a nation that has lost its capabilities to sustain itself until corporate America get a hold in that nations oil.

Dividing will only spark more violence especially when it will be wars for borders or at least what it will be deemed fear.

Remember no all Iraq has oil, we know exactly who will be losing here and they will not stand for it.

The corruption in the Iraqi government is just too big to fix right now. I can see already our troops on guard in any of the borders been imposed to the Iraqi population and tribal sections and then see our troops become the sitting ducks for unhappy Iraqis fury.

What a mess Fred, what a mess. . .



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