Ramadi falling to insurgents, as Fallouja already has

Insurgents are killing and kidnapping government officials, police and Iraqi national guard members in an apparent campaign to destabilize this city, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated Al Anbar province west of Baghdad.

The apparent aim is to make Ramadi into an ungovernable area like neighboring Fallouja, where insurgents have free rein. Ramadi and Fallouja represent 70% of Al Anbar’s population, according to U.S. estimates.

“Ungovernable?” A better phrase would be, “out of US control”

And who are the insurgents?

Insurgents are mostly Iraqis, U.S. Military says

Gee, Didn’t Dubya and the Iraqi puppet government tell us the insurgents were outside agitators who had snuck across the border? The US military now says that just ain’t so.

“They say these guys are flowing across [the border] and fomenting all this violence. We don’t think so,” said a senior military official in Baghdad. “What’s the main threat? It’s internal.”

People whose country is invaded will fight like banshees to defend it, something that should come as absolutely no surprise at all to anyone.

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