Thread: I predict a new surge in Iraq
#1 I predict a new surge in IraqgatorGuest09-10-2008, 10:15 AM
Call me silly but I think there might be an insurgent surge in Iraq prior to Election Day.
Sort of an Iraqi Tet in order to sway Americans voters that McCain was wrong and Obama was right.
It would give the American Left the opportunity to scream "all is lost", just like in 1968.
What do you think?
09-10-2008, 10:46 AM
They did the same thing during the elections for Congress a while back IIRC
The liberals make us extrememly weak with their support of all things un american, wether or not you agree w/ Iraq they know how to play the media who will all to willing play the public"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves." -William Pitt
09-10-2008, 04:54 PM
Don't bet on it. Things are pretty well in hand over there. You might see some renewed intrest by the press in covering things over there - but that's about all I expect.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
09-10-2008, 05:21 PM
09-10-2008, 07:08 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if it happened. It worked with the Spanish just before theiir election.
09-14-2008, 10:51 PM
During OIF III, a group of us were watching some newscast from Baghdad where they were talking about rocket fire into the Green Zone, with the talking head standing in front of a plume of thick, black smoke. We couldn't figure out what kind of rocket had that signature until one of the convoy security company commanders said, "Wait a minute, I know where that is! That's the tire yard!" His guys drove past it all the time. It seems that they had a tire fire going and the media used it as a backdrop. Expect a lot of that a couple of weeks before the election.
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09-15-2008, 10:30 AM
Al Qaeda, Iran and the various fundamentalist Islamic death cults are our adversaries. The media is our enemy.
gatorGuest09-15-2008, 11:24 AM
Not only did the American forces in Vietnam beat back a massive assault by the Communists but they literally destroyed the Viet Cong as a military force. After Tet in January and the follow up May offensive the VC ceased to exist as a viable military force in Vietnam.
Walther Cronkite did a great disservice to America by making that announcement. Americans were stupid to believe the sonofabitch.
If the Insurgents are able to launch any kind of an offensive in Iraq then the Left Wing media will be all over it like white on rice. They will proclaim that McCain was wrong and Obama was right. They will proclaim that victory is impossible and that Obama’s plan to withdraw the troops before the mission is completed is the only thing that is possible. There will be dozens of Walther Cronkites on TV every night.
As we all know we American people are some of the dumbest shitheads on the face of the earth and will believe what the media is telling us. A significant offensive in Iraq could sway the election and the Insurgents know it.
The best possible scenario was for us to have never got involved in Middle East politics to start with and to have not invaded Iraq for any discernible good reason. Since we were stupid and have spent the 40 years getting involved in foreign entanglements that have nothing to do with our on security then we will have to eat the shit pies as they are served to us.
I fear the Insurgents and Left Wing media are about to serve up another king size slice of shit pie and we are all going to have to take a bite. I hope I am wrong. Maybe we have beaten back the Insurgents to the point where they can’t launch a real offensive. However, Gen Petraeus has said the peace is fragile so who knows?
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