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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:35 PM
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Violence in Iraq will get EVEN WORSE, says Blair
Violence in Iraq will get even worse, says Blair
By Melissa Kite in Washington and Alex Thomson in Basra
(Filed: 18/04/2004)

Tony Blair will tell MPs tomorrow that Britain should be prepared for worse violence in Iraq in the coming weeks.The Prime Minister believes that British and American troops must brace themselves for "acts of desperation" by anti-Coalition rebels as the June 30 deadline for the handover of sovereignty in Iraq draws closer, senior advisers to Mr Blair said yesterday.

Brig Nick Carter says Coalition is in Basra only as long as local Shia leader accepts their presence
The warnings came as the commander of British troops in southern Iraq, Brig Nick Carter, admitted that he would be powerless to prevent the overthrow of Coalition forces if the Shia majority in Basra rose up in rebellion. Brig Carter, of the 20 Armoured Brigade, who has been in Iraq for four months, said British forces would stay in Basra with the consent of local Shia leaders, or not at all.

Last month, 14 British soldiers were injured in Basra, at least three seriously, when they came under attack from demonstrators armed with petrol bombs, rocks and a grenade."A crowd of 150,000 people at the gates of this barracks would be the end of this, as far as I'm concerned," Brig Carter said. "There would be absolutely nothing I could do about that."

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BostonTeaParty04 Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:39 PM
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1. I guess Brig Gen Carter told Blair a thing or two....
"Brig Carter, of the 20 Armoured Brigade, who has been in Iraq for four months, said British forces would stay in Basra with the consent of local Shia leaders, or not at all."

He sounds pretty darned resolute about that!!!

Blair laments that he doesn't have his own krazy killer kimmitt.,
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:41 PM
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2. he is outnumbered like 20 to 1 can't blame him n/t
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deepcover Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:59 PM
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3. get ready
like a roman emperor * has given the thumbs down on najaf, his pied piper whistles his tune as we follow to the cliff
:thumbsdown:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:59 PM
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4. "anti-Coalition rebels"? What are we? Legitimate?
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kera Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:01 AM
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5. Desperation?
who is desperately murdering babies and women?

the most powerful motivation for Resistance fighters is the Hope to be free from invaders.

it is a surge , an powerful insctinct that only invasion triggers that why we see people all over the world and in the US usually accepting dictatorship so easily even those who understand the stakes , intellectual liberal are so lazy , they rarely put their rhetoric into action .
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