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  • Sunday, January 30, 2005

    US troops cannot win against "insurgents"

    According to this article in the Telegraph, a senior US military officer has said that the "insurgency" in Iraq is "resilient", it may last for a decade, and that US troops alone cannot defeat them. That is a big admission for a US military officer to make, considering the number of US troops in the country:

    "Undoubtedly, insurgents are going to attack polling sites with suicide belts wrapped around them,'' Gen John Abizaid of US Central Command told an American newspaper. Another senior officer disclosed that 400 Iraqi civilians, officials and security officers had been killed so far this month as part of a campaign of intimidation against voters. He said that insurgents had stepped up their attacks on polling stations, with 45 targeted on Friday alone.
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    10 Comments:

    At 1/30/2005 03:24:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We don't want to "win" against the insurgents.....we want the Iraqis to win. Why can't you people understand this?

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:06:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Well Bush and Co apparently wanted to win against somebody, after all isn't that the aim of a war?

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:27:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    isn't it the aim of people who say they support human rights to actually support them? instead of constently siding with the ones that are totally against them? just as you sided with NO ACTION to do anything about it.

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:45:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Now, just remind me, who were the people who were dealing with Hussein's regime at the time you are talking about? As I recall Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other organisations all condemned supplying the tools for Hussein to suppress his own people at the time, where were you?

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:50:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    keeping our ungrateful european allies safe from another danger which they now forget about.


    you are a hypocrit.

     
    At 1/30/2005 04:57:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Still no facts to back that up I see, never mind keep working, i'm sure Rove is pleased with you.

     
    At 1/30/2005 05:20:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "isn't it the aim of people who say they support human rights to actually support them? instead of constently siding with the ones that are totally against them?"

    Hello? The U.S. government currently provides millions in military aid to a regime that is notorious for bioling political prisoners to dead, namely the regime of Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan. Hypocrite you say? You are experiencing projection.

     
    At 1/30/2005 06:10:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Ah yes, Uzbekistan, I believe the country is "an outpost of tyranny", however, if it's in US interests to ignore human rights abuses, then it is alright by our anonymous poster, so long as they are assisting with the "war on terror" of course.

     
    At 1/31/2005 04:38:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You know, the inability to take responsibility for one's actions (ie. funding Karimov, Saddam, Saud, etc.) is one of the signs of mental illness.

    In "Political Conservativism as Motivated Social Cognition" by Jack Glaser, Arie Kruglanski, et al, it was found that "political conservativism can be explained as a set of neurons rooted in fear and aggression, dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity," and that "this intolerance of ambiguity can lead people to cling to the familiar, to arrive at premature conclusions, and to impose simplistic cliches and stereotypes," with "aversions of shades of gray, and the need for closure". (See Dilip Hiro's Secrets and Lies: Operation "Iraqi Freedom" and after, p. 387)

     
    At 1/31/2005 05:41:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Yes, I certainly see signs of certain personality disorders with some prominent figures.

     

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