This should make Iraq a little easier

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3782787.stm

Iraq militias 'agree to disband'


Militants have been battling coalition troops
Iraq's new Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he has reached a deal to disband militias that have been battling coalition forces.
About 100,000 fighters will either join the security forces or return to civilian life in the coming months, Mr Allawi said in a statement on Monday.

However the pact does not cover the Mehdi Army militia loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr.

As the deal was unveiled, huge blasts were reported at a mosque in Kufa.


Explosions rocked the compound surrounding the mosque in the holy city, after ammunition used by fighters loyal to Mr Sadr apparently caught fire, witnesses said.

Mehdi Army fighters have been fighting US-led forces in bloody battles around Kufa and other cities, including Najaf.

Foreign-backed attacks

Mr Allawi's statement followed more violence at the weekend, attributed to foreign militants.

At least six Iraqis were killed and dozens were injured by a car bomb blast outside the gates of a US base at Taji, north of Baghdad.

Two Americans and two Poles were killed on Saturday in another incident.

Both attacks were claimed by a group led by suspected al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

At least 12 Iraqis and one Briton also died in separate attacks.

Mr Allawi has said the US-led multinational force is crucial to maintaining security in Iraq after the transfer of sovereignty on 30 June.
 
#2
Ill believe it when it happens, there are far too many people out there who see it as an easy way to kill septics.
 
#3
Iraq's new Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he has reached a deal to disband militias that have been battling coalition forces
Hmmmm.

1. My Bullshitt o' meter just pinged off the scale

2. How long has this guy had comms with Red Team? Which leads to ..

3. Surely you can't manufacture an entire uprising?

4.Ali Allawi, his cousin, is the Iraqi defence minister. This would be the same department, with a bunch of Iraqi Militiamen and Policemen (allegedly on our team) who downed tools on a regular basis, or were lifted about to give sceptics some good news with an IED?

Where are armed members of the Iraqi National Army (INA) now then?


Oh Lord, something really stinks. Didn't think it could get worse than Chalabi. 8O
 
#4
This all sounds like a New Labour election promise. In other words, it's too good to be true, they don't really mean it and anyway it'll never happen.

Just wait for it all to turn to a crock of sh1te and watch them blame Chalabi.


New Allawi, New Iraq......
 
#5
It does seem that this scheme of putting the bad guys in charge of Fallujah (what else has happened?) has just left them a useful base of operations. That was the risk, that putting the gunmen in charge of security would just legitimise them..
 
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#6
What is it you fine and cultured English say?

"Balls"

The Iraq formerly under Saddam today is a false partition of a land area that contains three principal tribal players - Sunni, Kurd and Shia. Any viable self governing scheme will have to take this to account.

Best bet for the time being is to invest in Iraqi morgues and cemetary stock . . .
 
#7
PartTimePongo said:
Iraq's new Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he has reached a deal to disband militias that have been battling coalition forces
Hmmmm.

1. My Bullshitt o' meter just pinged off the scale

2. How long has this guy had comms with Red Team? Which leads to ..

3. Surely you can't manufacture an entire uprising?

4.Ali Allawi, his cousin, is the Iraqi defence minister. This would be the same department, with a bunch of Iraqi Militiamen and Policemen (allegedly on our team) who downed tools on a regular basis, or were lifted about to give sceptics some good news with an IED?

Where are armed members of the Iraqi National Army (INA) now then?


Oh Lord, something really stinks. Didn't think it could get worse than Chalabi. 8O
Why are we surprised ? The locals are not stupid - their ancestors were inventing mathematics (hint: arabic numbers) when our ancestors thought painting themselves blue was cool. And outwitting the spams is hardly difficult after all, they seem to go out of their way to be predictable and always underestimate the locals (doggone ragheads !). .
 

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