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Violence in Iraq cripples $21-bln rebuilding effort

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Washington is far behind in plans to pump $21 billion into    Iraq's reconstruction, bogged down by an insurgency that has killed hundreds of contractors and diverted funds to security, a U.S. official said on Saturday.

 

Relentless guerrilla attacks have killed a 295 contractors for U.S. projects alone since reconstruction began, said Theresa Shope, spokeswoman for the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office

 

Hmm, now why would the insurgents want to kill people trying to rebuild and make better their country?

 

But bloodshed has put a U.S. plan to improve the electricity grid on hold, Taylor said.

 

Trying to transport a huge turbine and 400 tonnes of equipment in a convoy to the northern city of Kirkuk proved too risky in a country where guerrillas can strike on any road, let alone a slow desert route.

 

 

 

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....blow the whole country up, kill thousands of people, create thousands of enemies, and then try to rebuild the country.

 

Nice.....

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....blow the whole country up, kill thousands of people, create thousands of enemies, and then try to rebuild the country.

 

and dont compain when "insurgents" to defend their land, so dont stay making propaganda "we want these people to live peacefully"

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Funny how the oil infrastructure was back in business soon after the invasion but the Iraqi people still haven't got regular electric, clean water, sanitation, medicines or equipment in hopitals.

 

Misplaced priorites?

 

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Yes , and the main reason they have'nt got those things , is the insurgents, who are kidnapping , shooting at , threatening ,and killing the contractors that are trying to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure .

Not to mention slaughtering any Iraqi involved in working those projects .

 

Gee dont you have a harder question than that ?

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Yes , and the main reason they have'nt got those things , is the insurgents, who are kidnapping , shooting at , threatening ,and killing the contractors that are trying to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure .

Not to mention slaughtering any Iraqi involved in working those projects .

 

seriously man, you say it is as if the insurgents are sum kinda anhilating achine, killing anything they see.

 

and maybe they never had to resort to so many contractors if USA had not Bombed the country so heavily

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seriously man, you say it is as if the insurgents are sum kinda anhilating achine, killing anything they see.

 

Everything except U.S. soldiers. Insurgents are more inclined o go after the weak and unarmed civilians.

 

Insurgents have killed more Iraqi's than Americans.

 

BTW... Insurgents are not Iraqi. They are foriegn extremists from other Middle East countries. So if you people want to talk about an invasion lets talk about the invasion of exremists within Iraq.

 

It's well documented that 80% of Iraqi's are pro US and anti-insurgent. See my signature..

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Everything except U.S. soldiers. Insurgents are more inclined o go after the weak and unarmed civilians.

 

Insurgents have killed more Iraqi's than Americans.

 

BTW... Insurgents are not Iraqi. They are foriegn extremists from other Middle East countries. So if you people want to talk about an invasion lets talk about the invasion of exremists within Iraq.

 

It's well documented that 80% of Iraqi's are pro US and anti-insurgent. See my signature..

Haha, its 'well documented'? I bear no love for the insurgents, I would be inclined to agree that they are little more than a group of murderers (though some groups may differ from others), but the fact remains on every major Survey conducted in Iraq the most Important Issue they want resolved is the removal of US Troops, In a MORI International Poll when listing reasons for why they felt the Security Situation was so bad, 76% of respondents gave the reason of the antagonistic occupation of Iraq by US Troops.

 

The US must be stopped.

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Haha, its 'well documented'? I bear no love for the insurgents, I would be inclined to agree that they are little more than a group of murderers (though some groups may differ from others), but the fact remains on every major Survey conducted in Iraq the most Important Issue they want resolved is the removal of US Troops, In a MORI International Poll when listing reasons for why they felt the Security Situation was so bad, 76% of respondents gave the reason of the antagonistic occupation of Iraq by US Troops.

 

The US must be stopped.

 

All they have to do is ask the U.S. to go home and they will. Funny they don't.

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All they have to do is ask the U.S. to go home and they will. Funny they don't.

Yeh, I find that strange too, every single candidate before the election said they would remove US troops if they got to power, the Shias especially, now that Ali Sistani's list has won, yet they don't even ask the US to consider going home..... Something fishy is going on.

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All they have to do is ask the U.S. to go home and they will. Funny they don't.

 

When have the americans ever listened to anyone? Even if they are told to leave, the troops will stay to "secure the freedom of the Iraqi people, the land and their resources so that the childeren of Iraq can live in a free, democratic nation and have the chance of a new begining"....cue the startwars theme tune

 

I guarantee to you that 50 years from now, the US will still have bases in Iraq - just like they still have bases in Germany and Japan.

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Yes , and the main reason they have'nt got those things , is the insurgents, who are kidnapping  , shooting at , threatening  ,and  killing the contractors that are trying to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure .

Not to mention slaughtering any Iraqi involved in working those projects .

 

Gee dont you have a harder question than that ?

 

 

 

A few rag tag flip flop outgunned resistance fighters can stop The Mighty World Super Power from rebiulding a country :D .

 

SAys it all i guess .

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The insurgents aren't few .. Their number runs into hundreds of thousands.I remember reading somewhere there were atleast 200,000 of them.

 

BTW... Insurgents are not Iraqi. They are foriegn extremists from other Middle East countries. So if you people want to talk about an invasion lets talk about the invasion of exremists within Iraq.

 

Can you back up that claim ?

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ok here's the link ..it's a little old .. around the time of Falluja operation in 2004 april.

 

Iraqi guerrilla organisations have not subsided, even after the arrest of Saddam Hussein . According to the intelligence of the interim Iraq government, 200,000 are currently participating in guerrilla activities. This outnumbers American troops in Iraq, who number 150,000

 

 

source ..

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Something more from the same article..

 

The centre of anti-U.S. guerrillas in Fallujah is not Zarqawi but associates and supporters of the military and secret police from the Hussein regime. They are Sunni Islamists but not Islamist militants. Hussein's Baath Party is a modernizing organisation that opposed the Islamic militants.

 

In March-April 2003, when U.S. troops attacked, Hussein's forces did not engage them. Instead they abandoned their tanks and pre-existing organisations, and went underground, becoming guerrillas. Many years prior to the invasion, the government had chosen an underground operations site in case of such an attack, and had taught key members of the secret police etc. guerrilla warfare tactics including the skills of improvising bombs, using explosives that can be acquired easily.

 

As I wrote earlier in 'Trapped America', the U.S. authorities knew about this through sources such as the United Nations weapons inspectors report, but they ignored it. After U.S. troops occupied Baghdad, insurgents looted, destroyed, and set fire to various Iraqi government offices, telephone centers, and power stations. It is highly likely that these acts were organised by the Hussein government, with the intention of making American rule difficult by destroying administrative information and economic infrastructure necessary for governance.

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I cant beleive how you can fall for the USA propaganda.

 

They did it to every opponent, Treating them like "blood thirsty Sub-Human creatures"

 

Like, Russians, to this day there is propaganda calling them Monsters.

 

Same with Japanese.

 

Vietcong. We All know What USA did to them

 

Same with any enemy,

 

sum how, the people convince themselves that their for the good of human kind.

 

its gone beyond the point of Stupidity.

 

What do you mean USA will leave if they shud ask!?!??!?!?!?!!

 

have you forgot all those huge protests?

 

USA did not even care

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The Propaganda around Russians was more far spread than that, it was propaganda about left wingers as a whole. In America these days the political spectrum has been pushed SO far to the right it resembles British Elections in which the National Front and BNP are facing each other.

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There has never been an Iraqi identified behind the wheel of a car bomb. Most have been Saudi's.

 

Tens of thousands protesting against the US in a country with millions is hardly an overwhelming majority. Iraq is a soverign state. If the government asks the US to leave they will, but the US isn't going to pack their bags because the digruntled minority is marching in the streets. At least they have an opportunity to voice their displeasure freely. Fact is, the majority of Iraqi's don't want the US troops there but realize for their own future they need the soldirs. Nobody's going anywhere until the car bombing murderers are dealt with or the Iraqis can handle the job of defending themselves.

 

This so called insurgency is doing nothing more than killing innocent civilians for no reason. Sad

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There has never been an Iraqi identified behind the wheel of a car bomb. Most have been Saudi's.

 

Tens of thousands protesting against the US in a country with millions is hardly an overwhelming majority. Iraq is a soverign state. If the government asks the US to leave they will, but the US isn't going to pack their bags because the digruntled minority is marching in the streets. At least they have an opportunity to voice their displeasure freely. Fact is, the majority of Iraqi's don't want the US troops there but realize for their own future they need the soldirs. Nobody's going anywhere until the car bombing murderers are dealt with or the Iraqis can handle the job of defending themselves.

 

This so called insurgency is doing nothing more than killing innocent civilians for no reason. Sad

 

Prove this Pls !

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There has never been an Iraqi identified behind the wheel of a car bomb. Most have been Saudi's.

 

Tens of thousands protesting against the US in a country with millions is hardly an overwhelming majority. Iraq is a soverign state. If the government asks the US to leave they will, but the US isn't going to pack their bags because the digruntled minority is marching in the streets. At least they have an opportunity to voice their displeasure freely. Fact is, the majority of Iraqi's don't want the US troops there but realize for their own future they need the soldirs. Nobody's going anywhere until the car bombing murderers are dealt with or the Iraqis can handle the job of defending themselves.

 

This so called insurgency is doing nothing more than killing innocent civilians for no reason. Sad

 

 

and your source is ?

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Try reading a newspaper .

 

.....and try naming one thing good the insurgents have accomplished , for themselves or for the Iraqi people , or for Iraq .

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Try reading a newspaper ....or do you have a tv ?

 

As far as the question I asked :

 

..."name one good thing the insurgents have accomplished ,for themselves ,the iraqi people or Iraq "

 

 

- your answer - "proof please " ?????

 

I take it you have no answer . And that is because they have not done or accomplished any good , for themselves , the Iraqi people or Iraq .

 

 

p.s. that question required an answer not another question . B)

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