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2003-02-01 Axis of Evil
Iraq threatens suicide attacks...
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-02-01 01:12 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [367 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1  This sounds to me like an attempt to discourage wholesale surrender by Iraqi troops. They'll tell them that the US troops will not accept any surrenders because the Americans will be afraid of suicide-bombers, thus the Iraqi soldiers have no option but to fight to the death. Sound plausible? Remmenber how many Iraqi soldiers surrendered to anyone who'd accept it in Gulf War I. I'm sure Saddam and his cronies do.
Posted by Rifle308 2003-02-01 14:38:21||   2003-02-01 14:38:21|| Front Page Top

#2 Actually, the anticipated mass surrendering of Iraqi troops is something that requires substantial planning, pre positioning of POW infrstructure, etc. The POWs will have to be held and fed for a while until the post Saddam Iraqi justice system is ready to deal with them. The work getting ready of this may be one of the reasons we are not yet ready to invade.
Posted by mhw 2003-02-01 20:55:01||   2003-02-01 20:55:01|| Front Page Top

#3 If it is aimed at Iraqi troops, it won't work, for two reasons: (1) most Iraqis are probably deeply suspicious of any messages they get from 'authority.' (2) most people in Iraq probably know someone who was captured by Americans in GW I, and treated well by them. Soldiers, especially, are probably aware of this. They probably know that being captured by Americans is the best thing that could to them.
Posted by Patrick 2003-02-01 21:41:35||   2003-02-01 21:41:35|| Front Page Top

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