Monday, July 23, 2007

Al-Qaeda dropping dimes on...Al-Qaeda

Heh, they're losing the general populace, and now they're losing themselves as well. Harry and Nancy of course are desperate to put a stop to these treasonous AQ defections before it causes irreparable damage to democrat electoral aspirations in 08'.

I suspect general Petraeus is a lot smarter than Harry and Nancy though and will have undeniably shaped up the Iraq situation before the democrats can turn it into a loss. It will be shaped up so undeniably that even the MSM won't be able to carry democrat water anymore. The only ones at the end of this year who will still be denying this obvious progress are going to be the hard core deadender oblivions who can't stand to see an American success.

Times Online
Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person’s face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaeda in Iraq are daring to become informants for the US military in a hostile Baghdad neighbourhood.

The ground-breaking move in Doura is part of a wider trend that has started in other al-Qaeda hotspots across the country and in which Sunni insurgent groups and tribal sheikhs have stood together with the coalition against the extremist movement.

They are turning. We are talking to people who we believe have worked for al-Qaeda in Iraq and want to reconcile and have peace,” said Colonel Ricky Gibbs, commander of the 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which oversees the area[...]
More here at TigerHawk


MikeT said...

However, can they stop the other players like the Iranian intelligence and special forces? That remains to be seen, and if they can't handle those, then stability is still going to be largely impossible. There is also the looming threat that comes from having about 140,000 Turkish troops on the northern border with the Kurdish territory. The last thing we can deal with now would be an all out war between the Turkish Army and the Peshmerga.

Purple Avenger said...

can they stop the other players like the Iranian intelligence and special forces?

I think they can. A populace willing to drop dimes makes it much harder for outsiders to operate.

The Iranians will keep trying of course, and there will be incidents, but the volume will have to go down if they don't have active local cover.

I suspect the Turks will hold fast. Their NATO membership and desire for EU membership means a lot to them.