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WingNut
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posted 10 November 2003 09:02 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Lesson One: Alienate non-combatants and raise hostility levels

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Hours after Abizaid's warning, U.S. jets dropped three 500-pound bombs in the Fallujah area after three paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division were wounded in an ambush. There was no report of casualties from the bombing.

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"Neither America, nor the father of America, scares us," said one resident, Najih Latif Abbas. "Iraqi men are striking at Americans and they retaliate by terrifying our children."

Fakhri Fayadh, a 60-year-old farmer, said reprisal attacks "will only increase our spite and hatred of them. If they think that they will scare us, they are wrong. Day after day, Americans will be harmed and attacks against them will increase."



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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 10 November 2003 09:26 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sings boisterously: the grand old Duke of York he had 100,000 men, he marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again. And when they were up they were up, and when they were down the way down, and when they only halfway up they were neither up nor down.

My grandma once said that there is a worker on each end of a machine gun. Some things never change.


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WingNut
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posted 12 November 2003 10:53 AM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Lesson Two: Kill Your Allies

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The American-nominated mayor of a volatile Shia Muslim section of Baghdad has been killed in a confrontation with Unites States troops, dealing a serious blow to efforts by the occupation authorities to win the trust of the local population.

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WingNut
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posted 12 November 2003 10:14 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Lesson Three: Scapegoat your own puppet governing council
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Washington’s political spin machine has begun to brief against the Iraqi Governing Council in what many observers suspect is the opening gambit in a move to scrap it. This is yet a further demonstration of the degree to which the United States is finding itself out of its depth in Iraq. As the Bush White House repents its hasty invasion at leisure, life for ordinary Iraqis remains far from easy.



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