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....Each and every day, take just a moment of your precious time to pray for Peace and Justice.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday Morning News

...Although Bush administration officials have frequently lashed out at Syria and Iran, accusing it of helping insurgents and militias here, the largest number of foreign fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq come from a third neighbor, Saudi Arabia, according to a senior U.S. military officer and Iraqi lawmakers. About 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia; 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa, according to official U.S. military figures made available to The Times by the senior officer. Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, he said. Fighters from Saudi Arabia are thought to have carried out more suicide bombings than those of any other nationality, said the senior U.S. officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the subject's sensitivity. It is apparently the first time a U.S. official has given such a breakdown on the role played by Saudi nationals in Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency.

Division of oil revenues continues to elude Iraqi lawmakers
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki declared Saturday that Iraqi forces could secure the country on their own “any time” American troops decided to withdraw, his first response to the White House report this week that found his government falling well short of many political reforms and military goals sought by Congress. Mr. Maliki has been under attack by American officials and many Iraqi politicians for leading a government mired in disputes and unable to make progress on major legislation seen as crucial to stabilizing the country. (crucial to the oil imperialists who want that sweet Iraqi crude) Support is growing in Congress for an American troop pullout (support that has been in the public domain for years) that would leave Iraqi forces that are already plagued with sectarianism, absenteeism and other problems to battle the Sunni Arab insurgents and Shiite militias that dominate parts of the country (in secret local gangs, they also dominate the the police and military that is supposed to be controlling them, basically they ARE the insurgents and militias, themselves). The White House report found that Iraq failed to make satisfactory progress meeting 8 out of 18 major milestones, such as passing an oil revenue-sharing law (which is the only issue that really matters to the no-bid book-cooking oil companies)and ending favoritism in the security forces. Such favoritism toward Shiites, (new rule of thumb from a slow learner; "Persian" equals "Iranian" equals "Shiite": "Arab" equals "Saudi" equals "Sunni"; "Kurds" equals "Turks" equals "Ottomans"; and "Iraq" is really just a line drawn on a map, that encircled a territory claimed by the Turks (Kurds), another by the Persians (Iranians) and another by the Arabs (Saudis), off into a puppet nation that the west could rule politically, via the Saudis, to claim all that high-grade oil) the report found, even included evidence of Maliki advisers in the Office of the Commander in Chief distributing “target lists,” primarily of Sunnis who were to be arrested, directly to lower-level commanders.

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