Friday, June 08, 2007

U.S. military arming Iraqi guerrillas.

"BUHRUZ, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. forces have begun arming nationalist guerrillas and former Saddam Hussein loyalists -- and coordinating tactics -- in a marriage of convenience against al Qaeda radicals in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, senior U.S. commanders tell CNN.

This new alliance, a result of the deepening divisions among Iraqi insurgent factions, was on display earlier this week at a highway intersection in the town of Tahrir. There, a group of some 15 insurgents publicly chanted: "Death to al Qaeda.""

Full Link: CNN

This is the exact same bonehead move we made when the Soviets were at war in Afghanistan, we went in and armed and trained a bunch of guerrilla forces; a move that came back later to bite us in the ass.