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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:40 PM
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Robert Parry: Bush's 'Death Squads'
Bush's 'Death Squads'

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By employing the Salvador option in Iraq, the U.S. military would crank up the pain, especially in Sunni Muslim areas where resistance to the U.S. occupation of Iraq has been strongest. In effect, Bush would assign other Iraqi ethnic groups the job of leading the death squad campaign against the Sunnis.

One Pentagon proposal would send Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads, most likely hand-picked Kurdish Perhmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen, to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, even across the border into Syria, according to military insiders familiar with discussions, Newsweek reported.

Newsweek quoted one military source as saying, The Sunni population is paying no price for the support it is giving the terrorists. From their point of view, it is cost-free. We have to change that equation.

Citing the Central American experiences of many Bush administration officials, we wrote in November 2003 more than a year ago that many of these Reagan-Bush veterans were drawing lessons from the 1980s in trying to cope with the Iraqi insurgency. We pointed out, however, that the conditions were not parallel.

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theresistance Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:14 PM
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1. Absolutely evil
It really shows the sort of people in the Chimpinator's administration that they are considering the genocide tactics of Central America in Iraq.
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:23 PM
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2. stands to reason
it is the same goddamn murderers in charge.


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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:27 PM
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3. A majority of Americans think JFK and RFK were murdered by
conspiracies -- i.e. death squads.

The same VRWC types who run political murder squads abroad can naturally be expected to do so at home.
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