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Who do you think is behind the attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq?

Former Iraqi army soldiers6 %6 %6 % 6.73 % (7)
Al-Qaida operatives16 %16 %16 % 16.35 % (17)
Iraqi civilians2 %2 %2 % 2.88 % (3)
Disorganized factions7 %7 %7 % 7.69 % (8)
All of the above65 %65 %65 % 65.38 % (68)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.96 % (1)

Total votes: 104
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Re: Who do you think is behind the attacks against U.S. forc
by Anonymous
on Dec 08, 2003
If any part of what I have been reading in recent weeks is true, then I would venture to say it is probably AS likely that a good part of what motivates attacks against our people ( and ANY other foreigners) in Iraq is that BOTH sides of our government repeatedly state their very serious opposition to a Shi'ite majority in any democratically elected new government. If I am not mistaken, it was the Shia who rose up after Gulf War I against the Baathists and Saddam, only to be brutally defeated while desparately pleading for American military support to help them carry the day... ala "Braveheart".
It would not surprise me to learn that, therefore, in view of official American opposition to their majority rule (if the eventual elections were truly fair and open) the Shia extremists or fundamentalists had made league with Al Qaida and the Fedayeen as allies of convenience... if for no other reason than a real or perceived duplicity which could be depended upon coming from the liberator's controlling interests.

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