Iraq rebellion will last years - Rumsfeld

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Proximo, Jun 27, 2005.

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  1. From BBC News:

    Full story is here.

    With logic akin to that displayed in the last line being deployed here, I suspect that Rumsfeld may be onto something here...
  2. Should we be surprised? Rather than an organised insurgency, the "rebellion" would appear to be a hate fuelled quasi-jihad, with old regime supporters and impressionable, disaffected iraqi youths and other hangers-on taking a pot at the western infidel at any given opportunity. Sure, there are third parties funding, arming and providing technical and training assistance but we are fighting a hydra. Cut down one alleged ring-leader and another lunatic will fill his shoes. With the amount of religious and hate fuelled rhetoric we are seeing many clerics, even western based ones, spouting, we had better steel ourselves for a long and painfull peace enforcement operation.