CIA says insurgents now 50,000 strong

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'We could lose this situation'

The White House yesterday drew up emergency plans to accelerate the transfer of power in Iraq after being shown a devastating CIA report warning that the guerrilla war was in danger of escalating out of US control.
The report, an "appraisal of situation" commissioned by the CIA director, George Tenet, and written by the CIA station chief in Baghdad, said that the insurgency was gaining ground among the population, and already numbers in the tens of thousands.

One military intelligence assessment now estimates the insurgents' strength at 50,000. Analysts cautioned that such a figure was speculative, but it does indicate a deep-rooted revolt on a far greater scale than the Pentagon had led the administration to believe.

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SuperTool

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Why are you focusing on the negative? Are you in the LIBERAL MEDIA?
Think happy thoughts. Iraqi schoolgirls with their new Saddam free books. There. Feel better now? No need to alarm the masses. :D
 

VioletAura

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It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
 

BaliBabyDoc

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Curious . . . we can estimate the strength of the insurgents but have no clue how many civilians were killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 

Gaard

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Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, yet I don't think it would bother me one bit to see your sorry ass booted out of here. I get the impression that you probably don't really believe everything you spout, you just want to be a d!ckhead.


 

Doboji

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It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
And you asked why I call you a terrorist sympathizer....

You make me sick.

-Max
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: Gaard
Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, yet I don't think it would bother me one bit to see your sorry ass booted out of here. I get the impression that you probably don't really believe everything you spout, you just want to be a d!ckhead.
Whoa, even pissed Gaard off. That's saying something ;)

Don't feed the Trolls Gaard!
 

VioletAura

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Originally posted by: Gaard
Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, yet I don't think it would bother me one bit to see your sorry ass booted out of here. I get the impression that you probably don't really believe everything you spout, you just want to be a d!ckhead.
I wouldn't waste the time of "spouting" these things if I didn't mean them.
 

VioletAura

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Originally posted by: Doboji
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
And you asked why I call you a terrorist sympathizer....

You make me sick.

-Max
Iraqi insurgents aren't terrorist. Well that shoots down that theory.
 

alchemize

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Originally posted by: VioletAura
Originally posted by: Gaard
Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, yet I don't think it would bother me one bit to see your sorry ass booted out of here. I get the impression that you probably don't really believe everything you spout, you just want to be a d!ckhead.
I wouldn't waste the time of "spouting" these things if I didn't mean them.
So go do something about it. Strap a bomb on yourself and set it off early before you harm a human life with value.
 

Corn

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So go do something about it. Strap a bomb on yourself and set it off early before you harm a human life with value.
Wow, tough room!


 

Lucky

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why has it become acceptable to quote a speculative and extreme opinion on this matter as fact?
 

rufruf44

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Guardian is very anti-US? Besides, I didn't know CIA report on significant matter such as this one can be declassified so quickly for the public. Is this a confirmed report or just an attack toward the White House?
 

Miramonti

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Originally posted by: Gaard
Originally posted by: VioletAura It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, yet I don't think it would bother me one bit to see your sorry ass booted out of here. I get the impression that you probably don't really believe everything you spout, you just want to be a d!ckhead.
I don't see his comments all that far-fetched. With sadaam and cronies still alive, the old republican guard and military may unite out of loyalty fairly quickly to feed into any implosion of power of the occupying forces. They hate us because we don't give them back pay and don't rehire them, and if this resistance continues to gain momentum, we may lose something that we will never be able to regain, power and control over who fills the vacuum, and sadaam may already have a leg up on the others for having survived the occupation so far.

Its a stretch, but not unfathomable. Complete anarchy is probably a lot closer than we are led to believe.
 

DealMonkey

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Go to your happy place ... go to your happy place ... happy trees, happy little clouds ... it's going to be OK ... Iraqis love us ... rose petal parades ...
 

Pers

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Originally posted by: Doboji
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
And you asked why I call you a terrorist sympathizer....

You make me sick.

-Max
you probably make him sick because you're stupid enough to believe this war was about liberating iraqis.
 

Pers

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Originally posted by: DealMonkey
Go to your happy place ... go to your happy place ... happy trees, happy little clouds ... it's going to be OK ... Iraqis love us ... rose petal parades ...

sometimes i wish i was a conservative. ignorance is bliss
 
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Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.

I wish you lived in Texas so I could kick your ass!
I despise Bush, but I would like to kick your ass from
here to Austin!

 

dahunan

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The Americans are trespassers, murderers and oil thieves in the eyes of Iraqis. What is so hard to understand about that?

Put yourself in the shoes of an Iraqi whose family was murdered by American bombs How do you think he feels?


The unemployment rate over there is VERY extreme and this makes people VERY ANGRY...

There are more people starving and looking for work than there ever were under Saddam...

How would you feel if some foreign force came here and bombed the fvck out of us and murdered 20-30,000 people... would they be your friend or foe?
 

Fencer128

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Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
It's very sad that you would actually view it as a good thing if Saddam got back into power.

Get a grip.

Andy
 

Pers

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Originally posted by: chazzheatherly
Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.

I wish you lived in Texas so I could kick your ass!
I despise Bush, but I would like to kick your ass from
here to Austin!
www.disney.com

i think that site would be more for your taste.
 

Pers

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Originally posted by: dahunan
The Americans are trespassers, murderers and oil thieves in the eyes of Iraqis. What is so hard to understand about that?

Put yourself in the shoes of an Iraqi whose family was murdered by American bombs How do you think he feels?


The unemployment rate over there is VERY extreme and this makes people VERY ANGRY...

There are more people starving and looking for work than there ever were under Saddam...

How would you feel if some foreign force came here and bombed the fvck out of us and murdered 20-30,000 people... would they be your friend or foe?
it's very sad that you're about the only person on the boards who has enough reason to think in such a manner. Congratulations. For the rest of the idiots who think this is about liberation...you are proof that democracy isn't great so long as a society consists of idiots.


Edit: 2,500 people died in America, and we're still avenging their deaths. Anyone who questions our motives is an unpatriotic prick. This country literally consists of a herd of hypocritical morons.
 

DaiShan

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Originally posted by: VioletAura
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
Man all you do is troll...
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Doboji
It is going to be sweet when the US runs out with their tail between their legs and Saddam resumes control... back by overwhelming popular demand. If they didn't like Saddam before, they like him now.
And you asked why I call you a terrorist sympathizer....

You make me sick.

-Max
Wow, I'm not fond of a lot of the Nanny State things Ashcroft and Co are doing in the name of Post 9-11 but somebody please send John and his boys after this guy.

 

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