Thursday, March 27, 2008

Civil War Update

Thus far, the civil war in Basra is at a standstill. The Mahdi Army still stands and controls most of the region with Maliki's Army (with prodigious U.S. support) still attacking/threatening. Maliki has given the Mahdi's three days. The Kurds are saying, "huh? What's going on?".

The irony is that the Mahdi's will never lose. If they "win" the battle, it's a big win. If they "lose", they simply dissipate, melting into the populace and live to fight another day on a guerilla front. Meanwhile things deteriorate everywhere else in Iraq.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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