Saturday, August 27, 2005

Get ready for a bloody wave

That is the only way I can describe what will happen from now and into the future. At the request of provisional Iraqi authorities, the U.S military has agreed to start releasing detainees from Abu Ghraib prison before the October 15th constitutional referendum. 1000 such prisoners have already been released.

This is a very boneheaded move. Surf over to Michael Yon's blog and read the article titled Gates of Fire and ask LTC Kurilla. LTC Kurilla is no longer with his combat command because he was almost killed by a thug released from Abu Gharib.

Ask the Israelis or the British how such prisoner releases worked with the PLO or IRA. All they got was more violence and death of innocents. All the jihadi scum will see from this is one 'conciliatory move,' is the Coalition [the US] is more concerned with positive PR than being thorough. And weakness encourages would-be warrior fanatics.


The MaryHunter said...

Excellent point re IRA and PLO, Anna. This does not bode well at all.

The list of our strategic and tactical (indeed, political) errors in Iraq grows. Then again, the first-wave of the war was a phenomenal success. Indeed, we really screwed up in some big ways before and during WW II, and we still succeeded there 'cept for letting the USSR get away with far too much...

Magua said...

Great post! P.C. moves like this get people killed.

RightWingRocker said...

Yup, Anna.

All this does is give the anti-war crowd more to complain about when the body counts go up due to these animals being let out.


Anna said...

Thank you for the kind words. There is something I forgot to include in my post. The thug who shot LTC Kurilla had been run through the Iraqi court system and released, even though he had been apprehended heavily armed scoping out another American base. The 1000 released from Abu Ghraib have probably not even seen the broke court system yet. All I can hope is whom the US released were the third stringers. An axiom of intelligence is to base tactics on capabilities and not intentions, so I am being a pessimist and seeing 1000 gunmen being put back into circulation.