Thursday, July 13, 2006

Another Coalition Victory

Australian, British & Iraqi flags fly side by side in the Muthanna Province

The Coalition has scored a number of dramatic victories in Iraq and continues to do so. Over and Over, the insurgents worst fears are materialized and they are powerless to prevent them. A new Constitution, elections, formation of a democratic government, expulsion from Fallujah and Najaf, etc…

Today the insurgents’ prospects have become even dimmer. At a ceremony today in the city of Samawah Coalition officials handed over the control of the Muthanna Province to the Iraqi authorities. For the first time the security of an entire province was handed over to the Iraqis. While it is a peaceful and remote province, it is still an important milestone. This is the beginning of the transfer of security for the whole country to Iraqi control.

Australian Private Luke Wiffen is welcomed by Iraqi children as he takes a break from a patrol in the Muthanna Province

Imagine the despair of Iraqi insurgents if US troops no longer needed to patrol Iraqi roads. The insurgency is at such a poor state that their only effective weapon against US troops is Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Remote controlled bombs that keep them out of the reach of superior US firepower.

After a complete transfer of military control the insurgency will continue, but they will be delegated to almost exclusively fighting their fellow Iraqis. There will be no more occupation to rally against.

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Completion ceremony of an Australian built bridge in the Muthanna Province

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Opening of an Australian funded Mobile Health Clinic in the Muthanna Province

Of course, the violence will not immediately stop because the Baathists and Islamists are not fighting for self-determination. Iraq already has that, they are fighting for power and bigotry. When US troops are off the streets, the little public support that the insurgents enjoy will evaporate because their true intentions will become obvious to even many of the most vile anti-American bigots.

We still have a long struggle ahead of us, but we will continue to check off a lengthy list of accomplishments along the way. Iraq will know freedom for the first time in its history.

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Completion ceremony for a Japanese built elementary school in the Muthanna Province

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Inspection of a new water purification plant constructed by Japanese troops in the Muthanna Province

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Japanese soldiers in the Muthanna Province. It was a job well done!!!


beakerkin said...

Most of the mayhem is in the Sunni Triangle. Part of me would love to see the Shia kick Sunni tail. However this would cause an exodus into Jordan and Syria.

Always On Watch said...

Understandably, Iraq isn't much in the news right now.

Thanks for posting this good news!

nanc said...

it's always good to hear of the positive events in iraq - must be getting better as i see orangeducks got to have a mini-vacation!

this is an anonymous comment.

nanc said...

HA! i got my comment past your, "this blog does not allow anonymous comments." comment! dayam, i'm good.

Freedomnow said...

Hmmm... you succeeded in posting an anonymous comment. My killer attack droids must have been down for system maintenance.

nanc said...

if you're not careful i may do it again and again!

hey fern - you've been laying low lately - hope you're perfecting it!

Freedomnow said...

I have been working on a post, but it is not ready for release yet. When I make a post sometimes I have a tendency to over-research.

This gets me blogged down in hours of web surfing.

I miss the old days when we used to go to the Library to do research.

nanc said...

so go to the library.

you say the old days like you cannot recreate some of them!

Freedomnow said...

Modern time crunching is my lot. I am a victim I tell ya.

Do they still make books?

If you like nostalgia maybe we can pull out the old slide rulers and 8-Track tapes?

Janice said...

http:/ Iraqi Resistance Reports.

Face it you are LOSING in Iraq.

How many suicide bombers in Iraq 2002?
How many now?
Too many

HI NANCE!!!!!!!!!!! (waves)

Freedomnow said...

Hello Jance,

I hope you enjoyed your visit. It will be my pleasure to help you today. You see, your statistics are incomplete.

In 2002 how many fascist and genocidal regimes were there in Iraq?


Today how many fascist and genocidal regimes are there in Iraq?


In 2002 how many democratic governments were ruling Iraq?


Today how many democratic governments rule Iraq?


In 2002 how many Iraqi Baathist war criminals were on trial?


Today how many Iraqi Baathist war criminals are on trial?

Here is a list of some of them...

Saddam Hussein – former president

Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti – former presidential secretary

Ali Hassan al-Majid – former presidential advisor

Barzan Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti – former presidential advisor

Watban Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti – former presidential adviser

Taha Yassin Ramadan al-Jizrawi – former vice-president

Tariq Aziz – former deputy prime minister

Sultan Hashim Ahmed – former defense minister

Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi – former member, Revolutionary Command Council

Aziz Salih al-Numan – former head of Ba’ath party for western Baghdad

Kamal Mustafa Abdullah al-Tikriti – former commander of the Republican Guard

Sabid Abdul Aziz al-Douri – former mayor of Baghdad

Those are some of the reasons why we are WINNING the war in Iraq.

Janice it is unfortunate that you are a reactionary supporter of Saddam's genocidal regime and of his insurgency. Perhaps you will give Democracy a chance sometime...

beakerkin said...

Freedom Now

Janice may actually be retarded if you do not believe me look at her blog. Her incoherence tops the Commie Star Wars clown.

Do note that like John Brown she disabled her comments. She also has zero readers and is another failed bloger.

Freedomnow said...


I prefer to debate with Janice based on the comments that she leaves on this post, but I did notice how dysfunctional and pretentious her blog is. This was also evident in her comment above.

While arrogance is not the sole domain of such Leftists, they sure have bought up majority shares of it.

beakerkin said...

I do notice your friend Gert has not shown his face. Not that his arguments have ever raised a single point. I am somewhat disappointed in Greg running his mouth before reading my blog. Unlike MZ I seldom post on Israel as my beat is the far left deteatists.

Freedomnow said...

Gert thinks that because he is a Leftist that he should be excused from committing unwarranted personal attacks on the people he debates.

I believe that I am right as much as he does, but I would never have such an arrogant attitude.

kev said...

The left's lascivious desire for us to lose in Iraq, or anywhere for that matter, creates fertile ground for stupidity, as demonstrated by janice.

Greg said...

Freedomnow: i loved the pic's, especially of the Iraqi kid shaking hands with the Auzie. Shows how regular Iraqis are becomming more and more open to democracy. I think you have my number on this one:)

Freedomnow said...


Here's a post that I did a little while back...

Greg said...

Freedomnow: I read your article. It was very clear and to the point, as usual and I got quite a bit out of it. Thanks a bunch!

Freedomnow said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

On another note, I hope that you are getting past your anger about the Hezbollah/Hamas situation and are able to think more strategically now.


Greg said...

Freedomnow: yeah...I've been on the edge lately with most of Northern Israel being bombarded but I think(know) we'll win this war if the world let's us.

beakerkin said...


Screw what the rest of the world thinks. I would sooner have scorn in the salons of Paris then anymore dead Jews or Americans. Make zero mistake Hezbollah has been supplying the IEDs in Iraq and fighters.

The conflict in Lebanon is the war on terror. No matter what Israel do the Anti semitic Commie left will twist it anyway. Bury terrorists first and let the chips fall where they may.

Russet Shadows said...

Great post, man. Iraq is not only the incubator of democracy, it is the training ground for all nations in the coalition of the willing. The tactics that the Japanese and Australians (but to name a few) learn here will help them better defend their own countries. So while the U.S. army seeds the U.S. with warriors, Iraq is seeding the free world with warriors. This not only reduces dependence on the U.S. but also allows others to understand what a sacrifice freedom is; they share in our labor as our ties between them are strengthened. In a word, this is sheer genius.

nanc said...

fern - janice is NOT our friend. she is a stalker - why me?

nanc said...

p.s. - is it my avatar? i may have to change it.

Freedomnow said...


Everybody loves you. Thats why you get stalked so much.

Its actually cute. She is like a little stray you picked up from the sidewalk.

nanc said...

but i don't like strays >^..^< raerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

nanc said...

well, at least without soy sauce and wasabi.

Freedomnow said...

I see you are the humanitarian type and you put seriously ill strays to sleep.

nanc said...

oh no, we cook them alive!

Greg said...

baekerkin: I totally agree with you with the exception of one little curiosity...what does the commie left have to do with this?

Please explain.


beakerkin said...


You will find the vast preponderence of Isreal's critics outside of the Muslim world are actual Communists or far left anarchists. The mentality of this group is summed up by Chomsky and Norman Finklestein. No matter what Israel does in the eyes of the communist it will always be cast as evil.

As I have said before you need to include Marcuse victims Communism in your definition of Communism. The most popular type of Communism is the Marcuse victimology group rights variant. If and when you see anti semitism at a University it is the followers of Marcuse.

nanc said...

so patient, beak.

Greg said...

I guess I'll have to look up this Marcuse fellar. Otherwise I'll be left out in the dark in regards to what you're claiming so adamently, beak.