[Marxism] Israeli Spies on the Tide Turning in Iraq

Pieinsky pieinsky at igc.org
Sat Apr 10 05:14:05 MDT 2004

US Troops Pull out of Major Centers as Iraqi Security Forces and Interim
Government Buckle
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
April 10, 2004, 12:43 PM (GMT+02:00)

On Friday, April 9 - Day Six of the Shiite radical uprising - the tide
turned in the Iraq war. US-led forces in Iraq were thrown back to the point
they had reached exactly one year ago when Saddam Hussein's colossal statue
was toppled by joyous Iraqis.
They were faced, according to DEBKAfile's exclusive military and
intelligence sources, with a row of devastating setbacks: ministers were
quitting the provisional Iraqi Governing Council set up to hold the fort of
government until the handover of sovereignty on June 30; large parts of the
New Iraqi Army, police, border guard, protective units for oil installations
and intelligence, trained and financed by Washington, were breaking down.
Some Iraqi units were handing their weapons and surrendering to the nearest
insurgent militias, whether the rebellions radical Shiite Mehdi Army or
other guerrilla groups, including al Qaeda. More:

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