Jul 30 2007

The Purging Of al-Qaeda In Iraq

Published by at 8:47 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

One of many stories that are being seen across Iraq as the brutal terrorism of al-Qaeda is being purged from the country step by step.

ANBAKIA, Iraq – Two key towns were held captive by a terrorist threat in the Diyala province, effectively blocking a supply route for many citizens in the Diyala River Valley.

As the anti-Iraqi forces continued to terrorize the towns, many of the citizens were displaced and became refugees in the nearby town of Anbakia, overpopulating the town and creating an even further shortage of food and services.

That all changed July 22 with Operation Olympus. Early in the morning, Iraqi Army Soldiers on foot, and teams of paratroopers from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, air assaulted into the towns and completely destroyed the terrorist cells within.

The residents of Anbakia have been loyal supporters of the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces, which is part of the reason help was sent to them specifically with their refugees.

“The town had been friendly to Coalition Forces,” said Shih.

“They help us, so we help them,” he said. “We will continue to work with them and not just abandon them.”

“Our deliberate destruction of anti-Iraqi forces throughout the entire region has set conditions for the repatriation of these dislodged individuals,” said Poppas.

And in the wake of this wave of liberation comes word of al-Qaeda’s brutality and murderous ways – which is transforming the view of the Muslim world against the Islamo Fascists. The story is now completey new. America liberates, al-Qaeda terrorizes. The Muslim world thought it would be the American who would be terrorized. Now they know better.

Also in the news Iraq’s Prime Minister visited what was al-Qaeda’s last large stronghold in Iraq – Diyala Province. Seems al-Qaeda is losing strongholds quite rapidly. The Fall report should be one of immense initial success with the warning that we need to hold these successes, or else Iraq will fall back into chaos. The Surrendercrats and SurrenderMedia will, of course, deny any success has happened. That will only cements their ineptitude in the eyes of America.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “The Purging Of al-Qaeda In Iraq”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    AJStrata, did you read that article about the Iraqi Christian Exodus? They were being persecuted by Al Qaeda (e.g., forced to pay the jizya tax to them). Once Al Qaeda is routed for good, hopefully, will the Iraqi Muslims persecute the Iraqi Christians, especially in light of our US troops being good examples of Christianity to them, hopefully? IOW, would our US troops change their minds to consider the non-Muslims of Iraq as equal and not force them under the restrictive Shari’ah law?

  2. Soothsayer says:

    Bush betrays Kurds. Bidness as usual.

    Robert Novak, self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness and outer of Valerie Plame, releases a stunning story:

    The morass in Iraq and deepening difficulties in Afghanistan have not deterred the Bush administration from taking on a dangerous and questionable new secret operation. High-level U.S. officials are working with their Turkish counterparts on a joint military operation to suppress Kurdish guerrillas and capture their leaders.

    Eric S. Edelman – Cheney boy-toy – now undersecretary of defense for policy revealed to lawmakers his plans for a covert operation of U.S. Special Forces to help Turks neutralize the PKK. They would behead the guerrilla organization by helping Turkey get rid of PKK leaders that they have targeted for years.

    Edelman’s listeners were stunned. Wasn’t this risky? What if impairing the Kurds command and control structure undermines the Kurd position in Iraq suppressing insurgents? Not to worry . . . Edelman responded he was sure of success, adding that the U.S. role could be concealed and always would be denied.

    So, another admininstration pinhead is “sure of success.” Hmmm, the last time I heard that, it was Cheney talking about “last throes.”

    Seems poor strategic planning to open another front when you’re up to your armpits in gators in the fights you’ve already started. I’m sure the brain trust in the West Wing can spin this one, too!

  3. Jules Roy says:

    lurker9876,

    It is not just (Sunni) AQ in Iraq who are oppressing Christians but also Shia Muslims. Toppling Saddam may have been the death knell for Iraq’s Christian communities.

    “The Muslim world thought it would be the American who would be terrorized. Now they know better.”

    That statement is premature to put it mildly.

  4. The Macker says:

    SS,
    Just sit back and watch Bush reshape and humanize the ME and be glad you lived to see it.

    JR,
    Not sure I’d want Saddam to be the guarantor of my liberties.

  5. Soothsayer says:

    When I was working in Damascus in 1983-84, I was somewhat surprised to find that 12-15% of the population of Syria was Christian, and that same percentage was present in the armed forces of Syria, up to and including Christian generals.

    We need to make the distinction between Sunni and al-Qaeda. The largely secular Baathist party is Sunni, but it is not fundamentalist, and in fact tolerates Christianity.

  6. Soothsayer says:

    Just sit back and watch Bush reshape and humanize the ME and be glad you lived to see it.

    655,000 dead Iraqis, courtesy of George Walker Bush. That’s humanizing?

    This is flat out delusional. It’s not happeneing; it’s nor going to happen. Lay off the Kool-Aid and rejoin the reality based community.

  7. The Macker says:

    SS,
    It helps to have “reality based” statistics and to attribute any deaths to the “real” causes.

    Your “reality based” community appears to be an MSM created virtual community.

  8. Soothsayer says:

    You got some better statistics than THIS,, moron?

    John Hopkins and MIT, published by The Lancet. The only way you’d get on their campuses would be to haul the garbage away.

  9. Wow, look who is calling who a “moron”?

    A study that Anti-American/Pro-Jihadi “Soothie” quotes, by the way, that has been THOROUGLY DEBUNKED, disproven, and is no longer even quoted by his fellow Traitors in Congress, and elsewhere!

    Try again MORON!

  10. PS: I actually know people up “inside” at John Hopkins, they don’t even believe the report; and off the record, laugh at it as a prime example of Leftism and being BOUGHT by Dollars thrown at them by Leftist Senators and Congressmen!

    Nice try, MORON!

  11. Terrye says:

    Well if Soothie actually believes that report then I am going to question his IQ test results for sure. In fact I wonder if he was in Damascus in 83 or grade school.

    No one believes that report, serious people have distanced themselves from it.

    It is a joke, a laughing stock, silliness.

    For instance soothie, they have never come up with any evidence at all that can back up the report. Now considering the fact that the left likes to call other people liars if those other people make assertions the left does not like without all sorts of evidence to back up said assertions, it might be helpful if the people who put that socalled report together came up with some evidence of their own. Like say, names, dates, places, bodies, explanations for how the world media somehow did not notice 800 dead people a day every day ….

    And as far as Bush betraying the Kurds, it should be remembered that the problems between the Kurds and the Turks go way back before the invasion and a lot of the Kurds who are getting involved in attacks across the border are not run of the mill everyday Kurdish citizens of the north.

    Right now the Bush administration is trying to stop an invasion from Turkey into the Kurdish north. As usual Soothie is fine and dandy with anyone and everyone other than the US invading Iraq.

  12. Soothsayer says:

    Dale in Atlanta continues to propagate the most outrageous fantasies . . . like his Super Top Secret gub’mint agent crap. He actually KNOWS people at John Hopkins . . . and they’ve given him the inside scoop . . . and he’d rather believe them than The Lancet, the world’s leading independent medical journal, who peer review each and every article they publish.

    As for Bush betraying the Kurds, his Pop did it in Gulf War I and he’s doing it now. Bush 41 encouraged the Kurds to rise up against Saddam, and when they did, he stood with his thumb up his a** and let Saddam slaughter them.

    Now, in order to placate the Turks, Bush has promised a campaign AGAINST our Kurdish allies that we will conceal and deny according to Cheney pimp Eric S. Edelman.

    What a lovely bunch of cowards and liars . . .

  13. Terrye says:

    Soothie:

    You are making it sound like John Hopkins wrote this silly report, some guys associated with John Hopkins got a report put in the Lancet that was based on a survey. Promptly after that statisticians from all over the world attacked the report and called it politically motivated nonsense.

    It is rather like those public health surveys done that say drinking coffee is good for you vs the public health surveys dones that say it is not. Both reports will appear in medical reviews, both will claim to be peer reviewed and both will be done by people who have their research paid for by someone with an agenda.

    If you were half as smart as you claim you are you would realize that a report based on a survey absent any physical evidence of any kind is not science. But then again, I must admit I am beginning to wonder what you were doing in Damascus in the 80′s when I read this crap you write.

    Maybe you should emigrate to Damascus, I think you would fit right in there.

    You could join in the flag burnings and have a high old time.

    And no, Bush has not promised a campaign against Kurdish allies, to say he has is a bold faced lie.

  14. Terrye says:

    As for who betrayed who after the Gulf War Soothie, it was people like you who betrayed the Iraqi people. It was the Democrats who refused to give Bush1 the authority to go after Saddam. It was the same people in the UN who did not support the war this time who refused to go after Saddam.

    Typical leftie, protect the dictator and then blame someone else for the crimes of the dictator. No doubt if Bush1 had ignored the Democratic Senate and the limits of the resolution they passed and had just gone in after Saddam anyway people like you would have asked that he be impeached.

    But then again, people like you think that if you have seen one Kurd you have seen them all and do not even know enough about the region and the tensions and groups there to know what you are talking about.

    So this betrayal, means what, are we supposed to invade Turkey? is that you want? let Turkey invade Iraq? but then you do not have answers or alternatives…all you have is venom and a big mouth.

  15. Soothsayer says:

    It was the Democrats who refused to give Bush1 the authority to go after Saddam.

    Why do you repeat this lie again and again? Why are you such a liar?

    Bush 41 specifically says in HIS MEMOIRS:

    We should not march into Baghdad, turning the whole Arab world against us. Assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerilla war, it could only plunge that part of the world into ever greater instability.

    Game. Set. Match.

  16. Soothsayer says:

    As for the study being discredited — well, notable moron Geroge Bush disagreed with it, however, these EXPERTS didn’t:

    Richard Garfield, Epidemiologist and Public Health Professor at Columbia University, in a 10/13/06 The Christian Science Monitor article titled “Iraq Casualty Figures Open Up New Battleground,” offered the following remarks:

    “I loved when President Bush said ‘their methodology has been pretty well discredited.’ That’s exactly wrong. There is no discrediting of this methodology. I don’t think there’s anyone who’s been involved in mortality research who thinks there’s a better way to do it in unsecured areas. I have never heard of any argument in this field that says there’s a better way to do it.”
    10/13/06 Richard Garfield

    Rebecca Goldin, Statistician and Professor at George Mason University, in a 10/17/06 article titled “The Science of Counting the Dead” retrieved from the Stats.org website, wrote:

    “While the Lancet numbers are shocking, the study’s methodology is not. The scientific community is in agreement over the statistical methods used to collect the data and the validity of the conclusions drawn by the researchers conducting the study.

    War-torn countries do not have central registries to record deaths. People do not necessarily die in hospitals, and their bodies are not necessarily sent to morgues… The website Iraq Body Count (IBC) does not count excess deaths due to a deterioration of infrastructure, lack of hospitals or clean water. Nor does it count deaths not reported by the media. At least in theory, innumerable deaths occur quietly, under the radar screen of any accounting office…

    There has been a wealth of material on the web attacking the Lancet study. Most of it is devoid of science, and ranges from outrage at the numbers (it’s impossible to believe it could be so high), to accusations of bias based on the authors’ views of U.S. foreign policy. Interested parties such as the Iraqi government responded quickly by calling the numbers ‘inflated’ and ‘far from the truth,’ rather than putting forward any real reasons why these numbers are unlikely to have occurred.”
    10/17/06 Rebecca Goldin

    Paul Bolton, Public-Health Researcher at Boston University, in a 10/11/06 Wall Street Journal article titled “Iraqi Death Toll Exceeds 600,000, Study Estimates,” when asked to review the survey’s methodology offered the following response:

    “Excellent… You can’t be sure of the exact number, but you can be quite sure that you are in the right ballpark.”

    10/11/06 Paul Bolton

    Ronald Waldman, Epidemiologist at Columbia University, in a 10/11/06 Washington Post article titled “Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000,” offered the following answer:

    “Tried and true [methodology]… this is the best estimate of mortality we have.”

    10/20/06 Ronald Waldman

    So – believe the experts in the field – or listen to the lying lips of George Walker Bush, First Imbecile.