Iraq considers arming insurgents

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  1. poncho

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    BAGHDAD — Iraq's government is studying a request from some local insurgent leaders to supply them with weapons so they can turn on the heavily armed foreign fighters who were once their allies, according to two Iraqi lawmakers.
    Leaders claiming to represent about 11 insurgent groups asked for weapons to fight foreign al-Qaeda elements in Iraq, said Haider al-Ibadi, a Shiite lawmaker and member of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party.


    "They want to take part in the war against terrorists," said al-Ibadi, who supports the proposal. "They claim they could wipe out the terrorists and work with the government."


    The insurgent request was confirmed by al-Ibadi and Mithal al-Alusi, another lawmaker. Al-Maliki was out of the country, and several officials in his office declined to comment.


    The request came out of talks between people claiming to represent insurgent groups and the Iraqi government.


    The U.S. military said insurgent talks are an Iraqi matter.
    Coalition forces would "fully support the broad dialogue for reconciliation" but would not discuss details, military spokesman Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said in an e-mail.


    Al-Ibadi said a committee of top Iraqi officials is being formed to study the request.



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    You've been shooting at us and blowing us up now you want us to supply you with weapons? Uh, let us think about it.
     
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    Well, it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to figure out what the answer will be. Look for the weapons (which we will supply, no doubt) to be used on our own troops. Of course, such a scenario would never cross the minds of the Bush administration and their advisors as even a remote possibility. I've always said and will continue to say that these muslims are turning on our own troops (read, insurgents in cahoots with Iraqi forces, police, and citizenry) and will continue to do so in greater numbers the longer we are there. We are the infidels.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2100508

    I imagine if all the truth were told, it has happened quite a lot. The American people have been had.
     
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  3. poncho

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    The greatest military coalition in the history of the world can't do it but the people that have been shooting at them and blowing their limbs off can, if we only give them the weapons??

    Where's that Vonage theme song when it's really needed?
     
  4. LeBuick

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    Another step closer to a second Vietnam. I agree, we'll give them the weapons and some will use them on insurgents and some will be used on our own. Not sure if the last cost is worth the first price.

    If they were sncere, why not join the Iraqi military or police force?
     

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