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Great News From Iraq

It was obvious Sunday we would get a few of these stories... Let's hope this is the new norm:

TONY EASTLEY: Mark Willacy, we've heard reports about the high voter turnout, but now there are reports of how some voters have taken on the insurgents in order to vote, you know, the people are fighting back.

MARK WILLACY: That's right, Tony. The Iraqi police have investigated a case in the village of al-Mudhariya, which is just south of Baghdad. The villagers there say that before the election insurgents came and warned them that if they voted in last weekend's election, they would pay.

Now the people of this mixed village of Sunni and Shia Muslims, they ignored the threat and they did turn out to vote.

We understand that last night the insurgents came back to punish the people of al-Mudhariya, but instead of metering out that punishment the villagers fought back and they killed five of the insurgents and wounded eight. They then burnt the insurgents' car. So the people of that village have certainly had enough of the insurgents.

TONY EASTLEY: Do you think that is a one off, Mark, or is it a sign perhaps that some Iraqis are no longer sympathetic to the insurgents' cause, or at least no longer willing to turn a blind eye?

MARK WILLACY: It would appear that people are getting sick of the insurgency. I understand, though, that this is the first report of Iraqis confronting insurgents and actually fighting back in such a way.

But certainly many people here see the insurgency as the work of foreigners who want to turn their country into some sort of Islamic state, like Afghanistan under the Talbian.

And a couple of days ago we spoke to some voters in central Baghdad and every one of them basically said that they'd like the insurgents to stop their bombing and shooting attacks. Some even said they'd voted just to send a message to the insurgents that they would not be frightened any more.

I think the next 2 weeks are critical... a few locals taking out a few insurgents and the whole dynamic of the last year changes. Cross your fingers.


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» SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse linked with Enough Is Enough

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» The Unrepentant Individual linked with The Iraqis are Finding their Voice

» small dead animals linked with Motor City Eloquence

Comments (16)

theme from "2001 s spce ode... (Below threshold)

theme from "2001 s spce odessy" can be inserted here. the first sign of a free people-backbone.

oops! space - weak ring fin... (Below threshold)

oops! space - weak ring finger.

Now that's who I'd call the... (Below threshold)

Now that's who I'd call the true Iraqi "minutemen"!

Micheal Moore, are you listening....?

Can't seem to find anyone e... (Below threshold)

Can't seem to find anyone else reporting on this. Oh, that's right, it's not BAD news.

I guess the whole idea behi... (Below threshold)

I guess the whole idea behind that wacky, krazy "Second Amendment" thing we've all been hearing so much about works after all. Who'da thunk?

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The whole "security of a free state" dealie sounds phatty dope, yo.

Oh, yeah."We will no... (Below threshold)

Oh, yeah.
"We will now punish you for voting!"

"We don't think so"

I just know there's lots mo... (Below threshold)

I just know there's lots more Good News out there going on in Iraq that none of the Liberal MSM are reporting.

I bet there's whole villages with no bombings that we never hear about, and lots of soldiers who didn't get killed today.

Traditional Islamic hospita... (Below threshold)

Traditional Islamic hospitality to guests makes our 'Southern Hosoitality" seem pale. But when a guest brings shame on the host's home, the jig is up.

If the Iraqi's are starting... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

If the Iraqi's are starting to fight back, and it stays that way, it is going to be all over for the insurgents soon. Part of the reason they have been able to operate was because they intimidated the local population, but if the locals are putting a stop to it, they won't be able to hide.

Good for them.

That's good news, maybe the... (Below threshold)

That's good news, maybe the people of Iraq want to prove to us that they can fend for themselves and we can come home. Thanks for the heads up.

Rush just picked up this st... (Below threshold)

Rush just picked up this story. It's starting to spread!

"Mark, or is it a sign perh... (Below threshold)
Rod Stanton:

"Mark, or is it a sign perhaps that some Iraqis are no longer sympathetic to the iinsurgents' cause, "

These guys should have spent the last two years out with the people instead of in their hotels talking to each other and other MSM folk.
The Iraq peple NEVER WERE sypathetic to the foreign insrugents. If the "reporters" were too scared to go out of their hotels they could have at least checked out some Iraq blogs on the net.
What utter B--- Sh--- is passed off as "news reporting" by the MSM!

a few locals taking out ... (Below threshold)
tee bee:

a few locals taking out a few insurgents and the whole dynamic of the last year changes.

how about the whole dynamic of the next year?

Hope is not a plan.<p... (Below threshold)

Hope is not a plan.

Get a grip.

Melior: I love it when a pl... (Below threshold)

Melior: I love it when a plan comes together. Too bad you are too blinded by hostility to see it.

It's always particularly fu... (Below threshold)

It's always particularly funny to see a Dimocrap talk about plans, when all they can seem to do is carp about the plans that are put forth.

Whatta buncha asshelmets.






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