Sunday, October 08, 2006

Battle for Iraq, in the global war against Islamofascism, continues

A US M1 Abrams tank patrols a steet in the town of Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad. US and Iraqi military forces clashed with armed gangs during a search operation in the southern Iraqi town of Diwaniyah, leaving 20 Islamic savages dead and a US main battle tank destroyed; in other news:

• A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi police colonel in a convoy outside the northern city of Mosul.
• Muslim gunmen killed another man near his house in Mosul.
• Police found the corpse of a shooting victim, who apparently had been killed about a week ago, east of Mosul.
• Another body showing signs of torture was found and a mortar shell killed a civilian and wounded two others in Musayyib, 40 miles south of Baghdad.
• A roadside bomb killed four people and wounded another on the highway near Tikrit, north of Baghdad.
• A bomb in Baghdad killed a policeman.

Meanwhile, NATO's top commander in Afghanistan said Sunday the country was at a tipping point and warned Afghans would likely switch their allegiance to resurgent Taliban Islamic militants if there are no visible improvements in people's lives in the next six months. Gen. David Richards, a British officer who commands NATO's 32,000 troops here, warned in an interview with The Associated Press that if life doesn't get better over the winter, most Afghans could switch sides.
"They will say, 'We do not want the Taliban but then we would rather have that austere and unpleasant life that that might involve than another five years of fighting,'" Richards said.
Afghanistan is going through its worst bout of violence since the U.S.-led invasion removed the former Taliban regime from power five years ago. The Taliban Islamofascism has made a comeback in the south and east of the country and is seriously threatening Western attempts to stabilize the country after almost three decades of war.
"If we collectively ... do not exploit this winter to start achieving concrete and visible improvement," then some 70 percent of Afghans could switch sides, Richards told The Associated Press. Richards will command NATO's troops in Afghanistan, including 12,000 U.S. forces, until February, when U.S. Gen. Dan K. McNeil will take command.
The British general said he'd like to have about 2,500 additional troops to form a reserve battalion to help speed up reconstruction and development efforts. The south of the country, where NATO troops have fought their most intense battles this year, has been "broadly stabilized," Richards said. "We have created an opportunity," following the intense fighting that left over 500 militants dead in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, he said. "If we do not take advantage of this, then you can pour an additional 10,000 troops next year and we would not succeed because we would have lost by then the consent of the people."

And libtards still grill everyone about few e-mails by Republican Rep., but what do you expects libiot ass bandits - typical neo-socialist/ Marxist-Leninist libturd behaviour.


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