Daily Revolt

June 16, 2007

U.S.: 60 Percent of Baghdad not Controlled

It won't be long before we lose control over the whole country:
Security forces in Baghdad have full control in only 40 percent of the city five months into the pacification campaign, a top American general said Saturday as U.S. troops began an offensive against two al-Qaida strongholds on the capital's southern outskirts.

[...][General] Odierno said there was a long way to go in retaking the city from Shiite Muslim militias, Sunni Arab insurgents and al-Qaida terrorists. He said only about "40 percent is really very safe on a routine basis" — with about 30 percent lacking control and a further 30 percent suffering "a high level of violence."

It is obvious that the Israelis and their clients in the White House are fomenting civil among the Palestinians. This neocon attempt to divide and conquer will fail just as the war in Iraq is failing:
The US will lift a 15-month embargo on aid to the Palestinians once a new emergency government excluding Hamas is sworn in, a US diplomat has said.

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