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Thursday, May 28, 2009

No One Ever Could Have Predicted...

that Iraq would continue to be fucked up:
The tensions between the Sunni Awakening Forces and the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government continue to rise with each passing day, as the membership of the 90,000-strong group becomes increasingly resentful of unkept promises and struggles to make ends meet with the Iraqi government in some cases months behind on their pay.

In recent months, the Iraqi government has even taken to arresting leaders of the group as terrorists. The charges predate the formation of the Awakening Forces, and it was never a secret that the US was recruiting former insurgents into the group amid promises of steady pay and pardons. With the pay not coming and the pardons not worth nearly so much as they hoped, the concern is that many will return into the insurgency.

1 Comments:

Blogger engineer said...

Iraqi government? With an occupation force? Lackey servants, facade. Will US taxpayers pick up the phony pay on top of the rest?

The luxury of concern over Iraq will soon end. According to taz.de, a horde of helmeted police in Berlin swarmed onto the scene of 17 students having coffee in front of a Cafe. The were meeting over plans for a strike against the university system. The were searched and some private items such as a pocket knife were confiscated.

The complaint, apparently, is that they had not reported the meeting 24 hours in advance, a rule which would apply to a "demonstration".

What ever happened to the post WWII pacifism, conscience and all that?

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