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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Insurgency is getting bolder and smarter

News of the real details from last weeks attack that killed 5 US Soldiers show that the Insurgency has evolved into a much deadlier and better trained force. Sending 22 000+ troops into what Republican Chuck Hagel called ‘the grinder’ when the insurgency is displaying tactics like these is another example of how this war is over, there is no military solution to this.

US army describes Iraq abductions
The US military in Iraq has given new details of an attack last week in which five US soldiers were killed.
Four of them were abducted by militants posing as an American security team. They travelled in the kind of vehicles often used for US government convoys, Wore US-style uniforms and carried US-style weapons. Initially the military said all five soldiers were killed repelling an attack on an Iraqi government compound in the Shia holy city of Karbala. According to the new account, US military officers were attending a meeting in the compound when the convoy of at least five sport utility vehicles impersonating Americans entered and killed one US soldier. There was a series of explosions and in the melee, the attackers then set off again with four captured US soldiers.

'Brazen attack'
They drove into a neighbouring province and then abandoned the SUVs. Iraqi police, by now in pursuit, found the vehicles. Two US soldiers were found handcuffed together in one of the SUVs, shot dead. A third American soldier lay dead on the ground. The fourth was still alive despite a gunshot wound to the head but died shortly afterwards. Such a brazen attack is believed to be unprecedented, and the US military say the militants bypassed Iraqi police to reach their goal.


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