Thursday, March 27, 2008

McCain's War

US Embassy Personnel In Baghdad Told Not To Leave 'Reinforced Structures' Due To Incoming Insurgent Fire by Matthew Lee AP 03/27/08

Thousands in Baghdad Protest Basra Assault New York Times by James Glanz and Graham Bowley 03/28/08 (accessed 03/27/08)

Who are the "Iraqi Security Forces?" by Pat Lang, Sic Semper Tyrannis 2008 blog 03/26/08:

So, there is fighting in Basra among the Shia? What a surprise! A showdown there between forces of the Mahdi Army and the rest has been "in the cards" for some time. The MSM talks as though the "Iraqi Security Forces" are something other than representatives of millitia anti Sadrist forces among the Shia. That is not the case. The security forces really represent the power of some of the Shia parties/militias being used in this case against the Sadrists. There is an ongoing struggle among the major Shia factions in Iraq. One of these is the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr. Others include the Dawa allies of Prime Ministers Maliki, the al-Hakim faction (SIIC), the Badr Force (generally allied with Hakim) and Fadila in the Basra area.

Need a score card? Well... the "security forces" are full of Badr Force militia men. These people belong to an organization that was raised originally by Iran to fight against IRAQ. They have been recruited into the "security forces" in large numbers. They intend to break the Mahdi Army if they can and the US seems to approve of that idea.

Reinforcements have been sent from Karbala to Basra. Karbala is virtually ruled by the Badr Force.
And since we have a couple of wars going very badly in Iraq and Afghanistan, why not fire rockets at some more countries? Somalia, for instance. Or Pakistan:

U.S. Steps Up Unilateral Strikes in Pakistan by Robin Wright and Joby Warrick Washington Post 03/26/08


| +Save/Share | |

Links to this post:

Create a Link




FEATURED QUOTE

"It is the logic of our times
No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."


-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?


ABOUT US

  • What is the Blue Voice?
  • Bruce Miller
  • Fdtate
  • Marcia Ellen (on hiatus)
  • Marigolds2
  • Neil
  • Tankwoman
  • Wonky Muse

  • RECENT POSTS

  • Green Carnivals
  • The Maverick explains his foreign war policy
  • Different types of reporting on McCain's War
  • A National Life, Unexamined
  • A Blue Voice Returns
  • Today in McCain's War
  • Three Trillion Dollar War
  • The Final Word
  • Hillary Clinton and The Family
  • Throwing in the Towel

  • ARCHIVES




    RECENT COMMENTS

    [Tip: Point cursor to any comment to see title of post being discussed.]
    SEARCH THIS SITE
    Google
    www TBV

    BLUE'S NEWS





    ACT BLUE











    BLUE LINKS

    Environmental Links
    Gay/Lesbian Links
    News & Media Links
    Organization Links
    Political Links
    Religious Links
    Watchdog Links

    BLUE ROLL


    MISCELLANEOUS

    Atom/XML Feed
    Blogarama - Blog Directory
    Blogwise - blog directory

    Blogstreet
    Haloscan


    Blogger

    hits since 06-13-2005

    site design: wonky muse
    image: fpsoftlab.com