Also, the November conference in Annapolis, Md., which relaunched
Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations was a sham. One of its intentions
was to drive the Arab Middle East against Iran, but Syria didn't play along,
but this wasn't reported on by our awful 4th estate big bro 43 misinformation
as the article "Algeria bombings show al-Qaida's reach" at
states "Algeria has seen more than its fair share of Islamist attacks, but Tuesday's
carnage was different. Never before has such a prominent Western site - U.N.
offices - been struck with such deadly ferocity in the North African nation.
Experts say the powerful twin bombings of U.N. offices and an Algerian
government building in Algiers reflect the growing allegiance of local Islamic
militants to Osama bin Laden, and their adoption of al-Qaida's war against the
West as their own.
They could also be a harbinger of far more bloodshed if the Algerian terror
network behind the attacks - the group changed its name this year to al-Qaida in
Islamic North Africa - makes good on its threat to spread its tentacles into
Morocco, Tunisia and beyond.
Terrorism analysts say that would create a true pan-North African terror group
on Europe's southern doorstep, and be one of the greatest threats to the
continent in coming years.
"Without a doubt this is going to be one of Europe's biggest worries in the
years ahead, because this is a veteran group with well-trained people," said
Javier Jordan, the director of Athena Intelligence, a Spain-based think tank
specializing in terrorism issues. "The kind of attacks they attempt are very
complicated, and they have the know-how to carry them out."
Thanks to W in addition to Afghanistan we have Iraq and now a pan-North African force.
Is this "Mission Accomplished" in GWOT?
There is a terrorism analyst Fernando Reinares at the Elcano Royal Institute who says
that although Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa has not managed to carry out
outside Algeria it is just a matter of time that they do as their hatred of the US
and their Western allies is increasing and "The fact that it has not managed to extend its area of operations does not mean
it cannot achieve this," he said. "The threat is there and permanent."
Islamic North Africa the new brother of al-Qaida in Iraq. Neither of them existed
prior to "Operation of Iraqi Freedom" which has done such a good job of spreading
freedom in the Middle East if that is a synonym for eve of destruction.
And we are getting bogged even more!
The article "U.S. Commanders Say Iraqi Police Can Be Reformed --
Shiite-Dominated Force Accused Of Corruption, Sectarian Killings" at
states "U.S. military commanders in Baghdad have concluded that Iraq's 27,000-member national police force has made progress in weeding out officers involved in
sectarian violence and should not be disbanded, countering the judgment of an
independent commission that last fall deemed the police corrupt beyond repair
and recommended that the force be eliminated.
The Iraqi efforts are "bearing fruit," said Army Maj. Gen. Michael Jones,
commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, which advises the Iraqi Interior Ministry. "We have seen a significant change in their performance
and behavior. For the most part, they are doing a good job."
Great-let's give them more opportunities-except "The new assessment
follows a classified U.S. military review of Iraq's Interior
Ministry and its security forces completed in late October. Gen. David H.
Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, ordered the review after the
commission, led by retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones, issued a report on Sept.
6 that described the Interior Ministry as dysfunctional and said the police
force was "not viable in its current form."
Although U.S. commanders in Iraq acknowledge serious problems within the
national police, they said such issues in part reflect larger struggles in Iraqi
society and are unlikely to be eliminated by scrapping the police force and
The conclusions reflect U.S. commanders' growing confidence in the willingness
of Iraqi officials to carry out reforms and also suggest waning U.S. leverage to
oust sectarian officers or mandate major changes as the United States begins
reducing its forces in Iraq. "The most important thing is not necessarily our
recommendations but what the Iraqis intend to do," Maj. Gen. Michael Jones said.
"They intend to take a different approach and reform the national police. It is
their force, ultimately they have to decide."
Yet members of the commission led by Gen. James Jones warned that a decision by
U.S. military commanders to retain the national police will backfire in the long
"We ought not underestimate that it is hard to do," Maj. Gen. Michael Jones said
of the reform effort. "There are people putting pressure on them" and trying to
intimidate police members and their families, he said. "There are still people
in militia and sectarian organizations hidden in the ranks," he said, but he
added that "they will over time get rid of them."
Some military analysts, however, said they doubt Iraq's security forces can rise
above the sectarian mistrust that permeates the society. Stephen Biddle, a
military expert at the Council on Foreign Relations who has advised Petraeus,
said the national police force is likely to remain ineffective in policing Sunni
country is riven with sectarian factionalism is not going to work," he said."
It seems as insurmountable a problem as having the "bubble boy" veto so much good
Legislation with the aid of his GOP goons in the Congress.
There is so much propaganda coming from Herr Karl that who knows what to believe?