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Old 10-04-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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Normal 30 Days, 2,368 Attacks

Graphic from the ultra-liberal NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...ACK-GRAPH.html
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Seems that the thugs of the region have converged in one country.
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that's almost 80 terror-attacks per day
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Seems that the thugs of the region have converged in one country.
Possibly. Is there any evidence of this?
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You mean news accounts of Syrians or other foreign nationals engaged in armed uprisings in Iraq? It's happened since day one.
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You mean news accounts of Syrians or other foreign nationals engaged in armed uprisings in Iraq? It's happened since day one.
This map does not necessarily show what you say it does. Sure, there are some foreign fighters coming into the region, but there is ample evidence that much of the insurgency is home-grown.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-break...2817-8040r.htm
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Nearly all of the attacks according to the map happen in "Sunni" area's of the country.
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This map does not necessarily show what you say it does. Sure, there are some foreign fighters coming into the region, but there is ample evidence that much of the insurgency is home-grown.
It is mostly home grown Iraqis,

the foreign fighters, taliban, Al quaeda talk is being spoon fed to gullible Americans.

People do not like being occupied.
How many British are buried in Iraq?
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It is mostly home grown Iraqis,

the foreign fighters, taliban, Al quaeda talk is being spoon fed to gullible Americans.

People do not like being occupied.
How many British are buried in Iraq?
The central core of the insurgency is Saddam's "Special Republican Guard" 4 Brigades of whom were tasked with defending Baghdad from within the city, while the regular Republican Guard Units defended the city from outside. The "Special Republican Guard" which was small compared to the regular Republican guard slipped away and hid where Saddam's support had always been highest, the Sunni Triangle. The Special Republican Guard was more elite and loyal than the Republican Guard itself and numbered 20,000.

Knowing full well that they could not compete with US forces in open battle, they retreated to Saddam's base of support in the area around Falluga and Tikrit in order to create an insurgency as a way of surviving and fighting, using the population that strongly supported Saddam there as a key means of hiding and finding new recruits.
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"All of the above" is the truth.
The majority are Iraqi's, but there are plenty of Syrians, Iranians etc pouring in. I think there's quite a bit of support from the governments of those countries as well, particularly Iran.
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I guess the Sunnis feel like they have something to lose when the elections take place because they are in the minority. They're not used to having to share power either. So maybe that's why the attacks are going on.
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