May 27, 2005

Possible Motive

Iraqi forces have announced that they'll be establishing a cordon around Bagdhad before conducting security sweeps. Like a lot of folks, my first reaction was to question why would you announce something like that?

Thinking about it, I wouldn't be surprised if they're hoping that the terrorists (screw that misapplied "insurgent" label) make some conspicuous movements in response. Right now, a lot of Iraqi citizens are sick and tired of the bad guys inflicting civilian casualties. There might be some very directed action taking place thanks to tips provided by the locals.

Posted by Ted at May 27, 2005 07:53 PM
Category: Military

Indeed, that would be the only sensical reason for making the announcement. Good call.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 27, 2005 08:15 PM
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