Friday, November 12, 2004

qWagmire: All sadly predictable and, in fact, predicted 

That this was coming was obvious to anyone:

Police Lose Control of Mosul Amid Uprising

Police in Mosul largely disappeared from the streets, residents reported, and gangs of armed men brandishing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers roamed the city, 225 miles north of Baghdad. Responding to the crisis, Iraqi authorities dismissed Mosul's police chief after local officials reported that officers were abandoning their stations to militants without firing a shot.

The most serious incidents took place in Mosul, a city of about 1 million people, where fighting raged for a second day. Gunmen attacked the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party in an hourlong battle that a party official said left six assailants dead.
(via AP)

Ah. Now it's going to be Kurds versus Sunnis? Splendid. Anyone know where we're building our military bases? In Shi'ite territory? Maybe we'll just end up cutting a deal with Sistani, and let the rest of the country go the way of Milosevic's Yugoslavia.

But who really knows, at this point? Except that the situation is worse than we're being told, of course, since otherwise we'd be hearing nothing but propaganda about that.

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