Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Kurds vs Iraqi government (anyone paying attention?)

October 28, 2008

Apparently there is a very good possibility of the potentially breakaway regions of Kurdistan fighting the Iraqi army (purged of Kurdish units) for control of said Kurdistan. What would the US response be to such developments?

“It’s the perfect storm against the old festering background,” warned Brig. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, who oversees Nineveh and Kirkuk Provinces and the Kurdish region.

Worry is so high that the American military has already settled on a policy that may set a precedent, as the United States slowly withdraws to allow Iraqis to settle their own problems. If the Kurds and Iraqi government forces fight, the American military will “step aside,” General Thomas said, rather than “have United States servicemen get killed trying to play peacemaker.”


US contractors electrocute soldiers

July 15, 2008

There’s been press on this story in the past month or so finally, but not enough. The incompetence of politically connected corporations who suck billions of dollars from us all is no longer shocking by any means, but somehow is telling of the times in which we find ourselves living in.