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Iraq Bombings Pretext For Return Of U.S. Troops To Cities?

Posted By admin On August 19, 2009 @ 9:11 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Iraq attacks threaten stability claims

Magdi Abdelhadi
BBC News [1]
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

There is clearly a sense that violence in Iraq has been on the way up since the American troops pulled out of urban centres at the end of June.

But it is still not as high as it used to be three years ago, when the country appeared to be on the brink of an all-out sectarian war between the majority Shia and Sunni insurgents.

However, the frequency of the recent attacks – and the fact that the latest blasts hit the heart of government in central Baghdad, will raise questions about the competence of the Iraqi security services as well as about the motives.

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Whether it is primarily sectarian or not, the apparent aim of the violence has almost always been to destabilise Iraq and show the government losing control.

This view appears to be even more plausible now as Iraqi politicians have begun preparing for forthcoming parliamentary elections due early next year.

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[1] BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8210263.stm

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[3] US troops to return to northern Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-troops-to-return-to-northern-iraq.html

[4] 3,000 US troops secretly return to Iraq via Kuwait: http://www.prisonplanet.com/3000-us-troops-secretly-return-to-iraq-via-kuwait.html

[5] American troops return from Iraq with ‘criminal behavior’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/american-troops-return-from-iraq-with-criminal-behavior.html

[6] Wave of bombings kill 20, wound 195 in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wave-of-bombings-kill-20-wound-195-in-iraq.html

[7] Iraqi PM tells Pelosi: We don’t need US troops in our cities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraqi-pm-tells-pelosi-we-don%e2%80%99t-need-us-troops-in-our-cities.html

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