hmmm...I know of no Arabic news services that claim that the suicide bombers are not terrorists or recruited by AlQaida. There is little doubt that Iraqis know...suicide bombing is a terrorist trademark, not an American one. The Middle East knows that.
Yano, Mike, I think I took the wrong approach to responding to this above. Rather than trying to show you where Middle Easterners are being fed the “black ops” idea, I should have responded to your comment with this definition of Iraqi insurgency: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_insurgency . “45% of the Iraqi population, and up to 88% among the Sunni Arab minority, see military attacks on Coalition forces as legitimate opposition to what they perceive as a colonial occupying power, but what is, according to Iraq's democratically elected government, a welcome U.S. presence in the country. Iraq's deep ethnic and sectarian divides have been a major dynamic in the insurgency, with the insurgency finding much weaker support from some segments of the population than others.” My question to you is: is Iraq comprised of 44% terrorists now? Also, in doing all the research for the previous comment, I ran across a number of articles suggesting the U.S. is behind the insurgency and I think some of those links even suggested that.
So, in your definition, Mike, it looks like half the Iraqi population are terrorists. The whole country is not comprised of terrorists, is it? Only 45%? Golly....as soon as that figure gets to be 55% maybe we should just nuke'em and get out of there (cynicism, of course, and going for the jugular--and teasing a little ...forgive me, please).
It's high time we Americans wake up about the situation there. If we implement the draft and send 500,000 more troops there, it will only lead to WWIII. All the drums have been pounding. We need to come to some solution which will get us out of Iraq, saving as much face as possible, and assure Iran, Syria, Eqypt and Saudi Arabia that we are not imperialist aggressors. A commitment to withdraw might be a start. It doesn't really matter whether or not it is propaganda that is influencing the thoughts of our opposers or would-be opponents -- what matters is, they believe it because most of them already have axes to grind with us. Iran, China, North Korea, possibly Russia, not to mention all other Islamic states and the little guys to the south of us, like Cuba, Venezuela, etc.....are we really ready to take them all on at once? Or, is it already too late?
[This message has been edited by iliana (09-21-2006 04:29 AM).]