Friday, June 24, 2005

We don't need no stinking exit strategy

Rory Carroll reports on a bold attack by the Iraqi resistance on a Baghdad police station this Monday.

The combination of heavy shelling, diversionary feints, infantry thrusts and suicide vehicles - the "precision-guided" equivalent of tanks - left parts of the district of Hi al-Elam a smoking ruin. If the objective was to overrun the station and free its prisoners the offensive failed. The attackers retreated after two hours, leaving dozens dead and captured. But if the objective was to send a message of power and determination it succeeded.|Link|
The comparison between tanks and suicide car bombs is intriguing in a morbid way.

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