Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Iraq update September 25, 2007

It looks like Al Qaeda's new tactic is to attack the Iraqi police. From Pat Dollard is Al Qaeda Holds “Kill A Cop Day” In Iraq Updated. Al Qaeda has indicated it would begin a new offensive. This must be it. Some circles are referring to it as a "mini-Tet offensive". Tet was a major victory for us, militarily, as the NVA suffered massive casualties, but politically a huge loss, as the Democrats leveraged it big time to pull off one of their many cut and run acts.
  • Suicide bombers target cops in Basra, Fallujah, and Mosul, all in one day. Update: Fourth attack reported in Kut.

Bill Roggio over at The Long War Journal has Counterinsurgency in al Qaeda’s last bastion in Baghdad. Bill is back over in Iraq and reporting live.
  • Nine months after the announcement of the Baghdad Security plan and the subesquent “surge “of US forces, the battle for Baghdad remains engaged. With the effort to secure Baghdad from al Qaeda in Iraq and the Mahdi Army alike, the southwestern security district of Doura has proven difficult to tame. The soldiers of the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment are currently engaged in a heated battle against al Qaeda in Iraq in a corner of Doura.

From Centcom there is Violent Incidents Down; Al Qaeda ‘Off Balance’ in Iraq, Spokesman Says
  • WASHINGTON – Attacks and violent incidents in Iraq are down, but Iraqi and coalition forces still have a lot of work ahead, a top coalition spokesman in Iraq said today.
Also from Centcom is Iraqi Citizens Crucial in Locating Terror Mastermind, Securing Country
  • WASHINGTON – Coalition forces have killed an al Qaeda leader who orchestrated a massive bombing in an impoverished Baghdad neighborhood, a U.S. military spokesman announced today.

    Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner conducted a televised satellite briefing at Multinational Force Iraq headquarters in Baghdad to announce the killing of Abu Yakub al-Masri.

Well, it's not Iraq but Uncle Jimbo over at Black Five has his take on the Ahm-a-nuttah-job speech
  • NEWSFLASH: NO HOMOSEXUALS IN IRAN. Deranged dwarf wonders where this silly rumor got started, there is simply no man love in his country. This draws derisive laughter from gay Iranian kids and adults in audience.

    Bollinger represented his sorry peers in academia better than expected, but you can't fix stupid.

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