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6,000 Sunnis join security pact with U.S.

November 29, 2007

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— Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents of the northern city of Hawija joined a security pact with American forces Wednesday in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining escape routes for extremists flushed from former strongholds.

The new alliance - called the single largest single volunteer mobilization since the war began - covers the "last gateway" for groups such as al-Qaida in Iraq seeking new havens in northern Iraq, U.S. military officials said.

U.S. commanders have tried to build a ring around insurgents who fled military offensives launched earlier this year in the western Anbar province and later into Baghdad and surrounding areas. In many places, the U.S.-led battles were given key help from tribal militias - mainly Sunnis - that had turned against al-Qaida and other groups.

Comments

cowboy 7 years, 6 months ago

What the LJW does not print is the rest of the story , 6000 tribesmen are each paid 275 US per month to man checkpoints , that amounts to 1.65 million a month.

Another example of the sheiks telling the US whatever and reaping cash while the Bushco chickenhawks claim it as a major accomplishment when in fact it is a simple bribe. The propaganda machine is in full swing but short on the truth of the situation. But if you say it enuf the wingnuts will believe it.

While the death counts are lower they are still significant , 38 americans killed and 744 Iraqi soldiers killed in November. Get our guys and gals home now

cowboy 7 years, 6 months ago

Maybe if we had the three trillion that your hero has wasted on this vendetta folly we could have full employment and full health care and full education and veterans benefits , and lower interest rates and lower gas prices and 3800 american soldiers living with their families instead of at Arlington National Cemetery.

cowboy 7 years, 6 months ago

Maybe if we had the three trillion that your hero has wasted on this vendetta folly we could have full employment and full health care and full education and veterans benefits , and lower interest rates and lower gas prices and 3800 american soldiers living with their families instead of at Arlington National Cemetery.

One million dollar missle could have taken care of Saddam

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 6 months ago

Cowboy, You don't really want "full health care," do you? I assume you mean a health care system paid for with taxpayer dollars and run by government bureaucrats. That is not what America needs.

cowboy 7 years, 6 months ago

Think your tax dollars aren't already going to the health care coffers , i.e. insurance companies and big pharma , think a again , 49 million citizens with no coverage , build a program for them , the other ones like you can continue with your employer supported / gov't paid health care. When did taking care of others become a bad thing , when the neocons like yourselves stole power , thats when. Ask your self o great righteous ones , what would Jesus do ? Hippocrites

If we have won the war why not leave now , heck everything is frigging rosy in Iraq isn't it ? Not

cap10_insano 7 years, 6 months ago

Cowboy, Give me give me give me. Why do you need so much?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 6 months ago

"I want you to remember that the next time you are tempted to characterize the current Foreign Policy as "Imperialist.""

This is precisely what an empire wants to do-- get the locals to do the heavy lifting for the benefit of the imperial power.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 6 months ago

"Sink trillions into the economy of the nation we are "exploiting""

Well, we haven't doing anything of the sort, unless you are referring to the vast sums we've spent totally destroying its infrastructure. That's a very twisted definition of investment in my book. About the only "investments" we'll make are those that will facilitate the extraction of their oil.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 6 months ago

This invasion and occupation was such a monumentally stupid idea that "a good thing" is not even remotely possible. For a few $million a few tribes have decided to take the US side, or pretend to, anyway, in a civil war in which allegiances shift as fast as the desert sands do. It's completely meaningless, and the recent "success" that BushCo sycophants are desperately clinging to is as good as things are going to get until BushCo has been finally driven from its infestation of the executive branch.

pearlgirl 7 years, 6 months ago

it is said that the situation is changing, but still there is so much violence and both muslim groups are fighting among themselves because of this war which still is not ended completely.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 6 months ago

and, as we read the posts by boozo and cowboy it is obvious that these actually want us to lose in iraq, are emotionally invested in our defeat. the deaths of our troops, they don't really care, except as rhetorical opportunities. denying that the surge is working and the average workaday iraqis are taking over their own security doesn't change the facts on the ground. think what you are doing. you desperately hate the though that success in iraq is happening! that is treasonous. Merrill calls those who blow up our troops "patriots" and thus praises them. his buddy boozo happily ignores the fact the sHrillary voted for this war, and that intel from many countries supported the reasons for war.
a few days after we toppled saddam and took baghdad, 250-tons of yellowcake uranium were found in iraq. apparently boozo thinks that somebody like saddam oughta just have that to play around. duh.


the surge is working and the best the lunatic left can do is try to put down the bush admin, deny it outright, or stretch credulity with their spinning like a top! obvious to anyone looking on.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 6 months ago

"and, as we read the posts by boozo and cowboy it is obvious that these actually want us to lose in iraq, are emotionally invested in our defeat"

If you decide to plunge a sharp stick into your eye, if I comment on the stupidity of such a decision, and the pain that is likely to ensue, you would say that I "want" you to suffer because of my comments.

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