Not his words, mine. A suicide bombing in the Parliamentary cafeteria of the Green Zone means, basically, the most secure perimeter in Iraq was penetrated. That is a shift. Quantum.
The United States military, oxidized by four years of occupation, has crossed the event horizon for a tactical defeat in Iraq, more humiliating perhaps than Vietnam. Every day this continues is washing the hands of the United States Congress in blood.
Here is Escobar’s description from inside Iraq:
Apr 14, 2007
THE ROVING EYE
The Baghdad gulag
By Pepe Escobar
DAMASCUS – There are three overlapping wars in Iraq: the Sunni Arab guerrilla struggle against the US; strands of Sunni Arab guerrillas against assorted Shi’ite militias/death squads; and al-Qaeda in Iraq against the puppet, US-backed Iraqi government in the Green Zone. Make it four wars: the Sunni Arab guerrilla war against the government inside the Green Zone. Better yet, make it five wars: the Sadrists, from Sadr City to Kufa and Najaf, against the Americans.
All strands of these five overlapping wars will never allow the United States – or Anglo-American Big Oil – to control Iraq’s oil wealth. Even if the new oil law is ratified by Parliament before June, implementation will be a certified nightmare, and security for billions of dollars of necessary investment non-existent.
Strands of these five overlapping wars also will never accept the long-term imposition of vast US… FULL