Thursday, March 29, 2007

Iraqi troops


Interior Ministry Troops

Interior Ministry Troops in Baghdad. They mostly drive around with
machine guns on their pick ups and terrorize people. If this were a
public blog I would be violating orders to say that (i.e., to say
anything negative of denigrating concerning our Iraqi allies).


Shock Troops

"Shock troops" is pretty sarcastic, although the Interior Ministry does
have "elite" commando brigades. I think "elite" means that they actually fire back in combat. There are also national and local police forces, Sunni, Shiite, Kurdish, and even neighborhood militias, Private contractors, mercenaries, Facilities Protection troops (over 90,000!), Customs & Boarder Patrol guys... You name it, it's out here. Not to mention all the collalition allies we have (Britain, Australia, Korea, Estonia, Latvia, Poland...).

3 Comments:

Blogger KAB said...

Don't forget Uganda!

March 29, 2007 9:03 AM  
Blogger kbinkowski35 said...

With all of those crack troops, shouldn't we be winning this thing?
The problem is that these guys are loyal to their tribes (or whomever is paying them at the time) and not their country. In this case a little nationalism would go a long way...

March 30, 2007 6:17 AM  
Blogger KAB said...

The only thing that united them was a common enemy - like Iran. Or us.

March 31, 2007 7:03 AM  

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