Think the war in Iraq is over? Think again. Courtesy of my acquaintances Justin and Gavin:
Stratfor has a good analysis of the Iraq situation: it appears the
US is fighting a guerilla war in Iraq now, and that Saddam’s game
plan was probably always to fight a guerilla war. His whereabouts
are now critical, as the question is whether it’s being directed by
the Baath party and what form of command/control they may still
retain. Other questions like whether the guerillas may have retained
the fabled chem/bio weapons are interesting as well.
It explains why the Iraqi army crumbled so quickly: they never
really intended to fight, they intended only to cover while the
Baath party went underground to set up a guerilla network.
And, by scrupulously hiding all evidence of their chemical
weapon misdeeds, perhaps they were plotting a little “regime
change” of their own.
At any rate that remains an unknown, but what is not an unknown is
that there are well-timed geographically disparate attacks that look
a lot like a guerilla campaign, presumably organized in advance of the war.
Read more about the ongoing “bear trap” that may finally prove to the US they aren’t quite as good as they previously thought:
I’m still completely embarrassed to admit I’m an American.