Thursday, January 26, 2006

Infighting is seen as splitting enemy in Iraq

First sign that maybe a country's resistence to foreign occupiers is not going as well as they planned? When the insurgents start killing insurgents. Kind of a win-win situation for US and British forces no?

A deepening rift between radical foreign-led fighters and Iraqi insurgents has turned violent and created an opportunity for U.S. forces to persuade local rebels to put down their weapons and join the political process, the top U.S. intelligence officer in Iraq said.

This, I'm guessing, is good news on the Iraqi front. Looks like Al-Qaeda in Iraq's strategy of winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people by blowing them fifty yards through the air with shockwaves from human bombs is backfiring. Who would have guessed?

At least six ranking members of al-Qaeda in Iraq have been assassinated by Sunni insurgents or tribal gunmen in separate incidents since September. The killings are usually in retaliation for al-Qaida's role in violence, such as the execution of local police officers.

Here's a note to Al-Qaeda. People don't like being killed. Being willing to die for your cause, no matter how distorted that cause may be, is one thing. Forcing others to die for your cause is just plain ignorant. About three years of that seems to be all the people of Iraq can take. (you'd think this should have happened sooner, oh well, better late than never. Kind of like a girls period)


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