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Can Iraqis win the war?

June 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON – The harder President Bush has pushed to win in Iraq, the closer he has come to losing.

The question no longer is whether the U.S. military can fully stabilize Iraq. It cannot.

That was a possibility four years ago, immediately after Saddam Hussein’s government fell. Before the insurgency took hold. Before U.S. occupation authorities lost any chance to avoid the sectarian strife of today’s Iraq.

And this has been the evaluation on many great military mind, we blew our chance when we didn’t take immediate and full control of Iraq as soon as Saddam was deposed, we lost any chance we had at control, and that chance isn’t going to happen again…

Now only the Iraqis can save Iraq.

They need the U.S. military’s help, no doubt. But the Bush administration has made no secret of the fact that the U.S. troop buildup in Baghdad is simply buying time for the Iraqis to sort out their differences, create a government of national unity and show they can defend themselves.

So it is not whether the U.S. can win the war. It is whether the Iraqis can, which is in great doubt.

And as stated before, the Iraqis will NOT stand and defend themselves, not in any great numbers, certainly not in the numbers necessary to pacify their nation with ANY form of democracy, they don’t have the will…

But what they are capable of, and I am fairly certain that if we pull out you would see this come to almost immediate fruition, they WILL roll over and allow themselves to be totally dominated by some form of Sharia law, and allow themselves to be the servants of some form of dictatorship, much as they submitted to Saddam…

With limited sign of progress in Baghdad, U.S. officials are asking themselves how long it makes sense to tolerate an escalating rate of U.S. casualties � at least 3,576 dead since the war began in March 2003 � while the Iraqis debate and delay.

In my opinion we have already overstayed our welcome, we need to pull out of Iraq, we need to fight a war against the terrorists that threaten America, we need to concentrate on protecting THIS nation, the people of Iraq were not, and will not be a threat to the USA unless they get nuclear technology AND a delivery system, an ICBM to be precise, the fallacy of nuclear destruction in a suitcase is just that, a fallacy, the Iraqis, regardless of which radical element you refer to, have no way to bring actual physical harm to the USA if, and I do say IF, we tighten our security, close our borders and remove any and ALL illegals, in other words, allow HSA, INS, Border Patrol and our other various law enforcement elements to actually DO their job…

The individuals setting off the bombs in Iraq are not Iraqis, they are Islamic jihadists that have come to Iraq to kill Americans, disrupt the American effort and to insure that an American style of government will not be allwed to take hold, and the idea of ‘it’s better to fight them there than it is to fight them here’ is a crock, if our borders are secure and our immigration laws are vigorously enforced, we will have reduced the risk of attack on our soil exponentially…

The Iraqis, as a whole, will not stand and EARN their freedom, and as I have said before, freedom isn’t a gift, any man or woman not willing to stand and fight, and sometimes DIE to gain or maintain their freedom, and the freedom of their homeland, is not deserving OF that freedom, and that describes Iraq to a ‘T’…

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War Crimes?? Reasons for Impeachment??

June 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

U.S. Raids Baghdad Slum; 26 Iraqis Die

BAGHDAD (AP) – American soldiers rolled into Baghdad’s Shiite Sadr City slum on Saturday in search of Iranian-linked militants and as many as 26 Iraqis were killed in what a U.S. officer described as “an intense firefight.”

But residents, police and hospital officials said eight civilians were killed in their homes and angrily accused U.S. forces of firing blindly on the innocent. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned the raids and demanded an explanation for the assault into a district where he has barred U.S. operations in the past.

Afghan Civilians Said Killed in Clash

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – U.S.-led airstrikes targeting Taliban militants who had attacked NATO forces slammed into civilian homes in southern Afghanistan, killing both civilians and insurgents, Afghan and Western officials said Saturday.

Like most battles in the dangerous and remote regions of Afghanistan, casualty estimates varied widely.

Most of my regular readers already know this, but lately I’ve been picking up a few anti-American trolls that seem to think that no matter what America does, it’s wrong, well, here’s a bit of that REAL DEAL truth I am known for handing out, in WAR, people die, and not all of them are combatants either…

There are some that will try their very best to construe any and all civilian deaths as the President either committing an act of murder or having actually ordered these deaths so he could gloat in his commission of WAR CRIMES…

Recently I engaged in a robust debate with a couple of very dedicated libbers HERE and they are just foaming at the mouth for Bush to be impeached for WAR CRIMES, treason and other ‘high crimes’, and while I personally don’t agree with us going into Iraq, I FULLY agreed with us going into Afghanistan, but in either case, I see NO war crimes or acts of mass murder being committed as claimed by the libbers in the linked comments on another blog…

And you know what really scares ME?? The fact that I was forced to agree with Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi on their views regarding the impeachment of President Bush, points that totally escaped the flaming libbers involved in this discussion as they continued to spout off with ‘Bush must be impeached at ALL costs’ as they let their hatred for Bush blind them of ANY common sense…

I would encourage my readers to actually read the post and comments at Pen and Sword and offer your comments as well, I know Jeff would appreciate the visits and I would love to see how some of you handle the same libbers, and please, be somewhat polite, it’s Jeff’s blog and while he does lean a bit to the left, he’s NOT a moonbat, not by ANY stretch of the imagination, Jeff Huber is a reasonable guy that served this nation well, he’s a retired U.S. Navy Commander and a writer of some note, he is regularly published at Military.com and I have a great deal of respect for him personally…

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Has WAR been declared on the U.K.??

June 30th, 2007 . by TexasFred

2 Men in Flaming Car Ram Glasgow Airport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Two men rammed a flaming Jeep into the main terminal of Glasgow airport Saturday, crashing into the glass doors at the entrance and sparking a fire, witnesses said. Police said two suspects were arrested.

The green SUV barreled toward the building at full speed before crashing into security barriers. Witnesses said two men jumped out, one of them engulfed in flames. Two men were arrested, Strathclyde Police spokeswoman Lisa O’Neil said.

U.K. police hunt for car bomb plotters

LONDON - Police mounted increased patrols in a jittery London Saturday as detectives conducted an intense hunt for a man seen running from an explosives-packed car in the heart of the city’s entertainment district as well as two other men suspected of involvement.

The three men have been identified and are believed to be from the Birmingham area, a center of radical Islamic unrest in Britain, U.S. officials who had been briefed on the developments told NBC News.

I suppose the radical Muslims, those purveyors of peace, are declaring war on the U.K. now, I wonder, is this just a coincidence that they waited until Tony Blair was out?? Are they testing Gordon Brown?? Pushing the envelope and seeing just what they can get by with on the new P.M.??

And I wonder, do the tolerant Brits now wish they had been a bit more persnickety regarding allowing their nation to be over-run by the Muslims??

Europe, as a whole, is in a much worse position than we are in regards to an Islamic uprising taking them over, the Europeans are basically unarmed, imagine that, they can’t stand and fight for themselves, they MUST rely on their military to do ALL of their fighting for them, and once it gets too bad, they’re sure to start begging the USA to come save their asses again…

Well, with the way the Europeans have supported the USA in the GWoT and have pretty much turned their backs on America, maybe we need to not be so fast to jump in and save them this time, maybe we need to close ranks and put the Muslims OUT of America and save THIS nation for a change…

The only thing that truly surprises me is that the radical Islamics haven’t at least tried it here, I think the only thing keeping them from it is the very fact that they KNOW what the reaction from the citizens of this nation will be, and it won’t be pretty…

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