Mar 10 2006

Sunni’s Ejecting Zarqawi’s Al Qaeda From Provinces

Published by at 4:21 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

Great news out of Iraq as the Sunni’s in there are chasing Al Qaeda out of their provinces:

The people of Iraq are rising up against an insurgency bent on derailing democracy in the country, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today.

“The people of Iraq are uniting against the insurgency,” Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said during a news conference from Baghdad. “Out in al Anbar, the terrorists and foreign fighters have become the enemy to the people.”

People in that province have collectively turned against Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his network, Lynch said. Seven of Zarqawi’s leaders have been killed in Anbar since September, and insurgent access to Ramadi has been physically blocked, he added.

Another way Iraqi citizens, as a whole, are uniting against the insurgency is by giving coalition members and Iraqi security forces “actionable tips.” Lynch described actionable tips as those that provide information that coalition and Iraqi forces can do something with. Of all calls to the national tip line, 98 percent are actionable, he said.

“Based on these kinds of tips, since November, we have been able to kill or capture 41 bomb makers,” Lynch said. These kinds of tips also have led to the discovery of more than 1,500 weapons caches across Iraq.

The decimation of the insurgency by Iraqi’s is probably the last thing Mad Murtha wants to hear – it really would ruin his plans for a rapid surrender and retreat. The left may now have to face an accelerated success and truimphant departure.

Insurgents’ attempts come at great cost to Iraqi civilians. Of 290 casualties in Iraq since Feb. 25, 239 were Iraqi civilians, Lynch said. Those casualties were the result of 40 car bombs that detonated while Iraqis were in line at gas stations or on their way to the market or school, Lynch said.

Only idiots would blow up their allies. Of course it isn’t too smart to diss your allies and rebuff them either – but that is another topic.

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2 Responses to “Sunni’s Ejecting Zarqawi’s Al Qaeda From Provinces”

  1. HaroldHutchison says:

    Great news, indeed. Now if we can only save the relationship with the UAE.

  2. Aitch748 says:

    Bwaaaahahaha! So much for Michael Moore’s “Minutemen.” Go Sunnis!