The Anbar formula spreads to the Shiites

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by msr, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    The New York Times has an excellent story on the loss of prestige and influence of the Mahdi Army and the rising collaboration between the Shiite population and the US military in taking on the militias. This complex change in the relations between the various party’s is both encouraging, and tragic. Encouraging because the official leadership of the Mahdi Army is discredited, and desperately seeking to come to an accommodation with the coalition, tragic because the change is partially due to the “success” of ethnic cleansing efforts

    http://asecondhandconjecture.com/?p=1634
     
  2. Or for people with certain access problems

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/world/middleeast/12mahdi.html?ei=5090&en=99b9dbef5663af83&ex=1349841600&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print
     
  3. ... and we all know what happens when shiite spreads.
     
  4. It's hardening as well. What a mess.

    In all seriousness though, it's good to see this level of co-operation between the residents and US forces in that area. Headway is evidently being made :).
     
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  6. Qom will think Allah smiles upon them. I'd hope they are wrong.