01 April 2008

Iraq News (1 April)

The Good: Things have pretty much calmed down where fighting was the worst in Baghdad and Basra due to the Mahdi Army uprising. That's of course after a thorough shellacking taken by the militia thugs (the body count of enemy KIA from the Ministry of Interior is well into the triple digits). Sadr and Friends made a smart move to stash their weapons and conduct politics instead of violence. I just don't know how long that is going to last.

The Bad: LA Times takes a stab at dissecting some of the messy politics behind this whole fiasco. I thought the Quds Force commander in Iran orchestrating the Sadr ceasefire was a pretty interesting twist. I'm waiting for the dude in the clownsuit to show up and grant 24/7 electricity to Iraqi citizens with one toot of his clown horn. This region never ceases to amaze me.

The Ugly: Kudos to the Gulf News for stating the obvious, Iraqis don't like the Green Zone! They probably don't like that monstrosity of a new US embassy either, but who am I to judge.

Militia strongholds, not looking so good (here comes the US taxpayer-funded relief effort)



Hey sir, I was pretty positive those dumb asses were going to quit after talk of a tank getting hit and then another tank and brad rolling up and firing main gun and coax into Sadr City, or when I watched their market burn to the ground a lot of it wasn't rag tag though as some of the ambushes showed signs of being trained like battle drills the EFP threat is still bad but people are back on the streets and NP's and IA (for whats its worth) are back in their check points. Keep your head down sir as much shit as I talk rockets and mortars can get anybody.3 and a wake up on my end and still in the Combat Outpost!

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 04/01/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

LT Nixon said...


Stay safe bro, thanks for the update from the street. Good to hear that the ISF are back at their checkpoints, since I heard that was a...problem when this whole thing went down. Sounds like Sadr City got pretty jacked up, maybe that'll convince them to never pull this bullshit again. But that's a bummer about the EFP threat still being elevated. Safe travels back to Kuwait and then the freedom bird home. Thanks for coming by.