ARAB-US RELATIONS - Sept. 18 - Rise In Iraqi Hostility.New intelligence assessments are warning that the most formidable foe in Iraq in the months ahead may be the resentment of ordinary Iraqis increasingly hostile to US military occupation. (This picture, shared with US military commanders in Iraq, is very different from the public view currently being presented by senior Bush administration officials, including Defence Secretary Rumsfeld, who again on Sept. 16 listed only "dead-enders, foreign terrorists and criminal gangs" as opponents of US occupation. Pentagon officials are concerned about retribution RETRIBUTION. 1. That which is given to another to recompense him for what has been received from him; as a rent for the hire of a house. 2. A salary paid to a person for his services. 3. The distribution of rewards and punishments. for straying from the official line. They say it is a mistake for the US to discount the role of ordinary Iraqis who have little in common with the groups Rumsfeld cited, but whose anger over the US presence appears to be kindling kindling (kinˑ·dling),
n change in brain function wherein repeated chemical or electrical stimuli induce seizures.
1. parturition in the doe rabbit. some sympathy for those killing US forces. Some of the concerns have been prompted by recent polling in Iraq by the State Department's intelligence branch. The findings, which remain classified, include significant levels of hostility to the US presence. Indications of that hostility extended well beyond the Sunni heartland of Iraq, which has been the main setting for attacks on US forces, to include the Shiite-dominated south, whose citizens have been more supportive of the American military presence but have also protested loudly about raids and other US actions. As reasons for Iraqi hostility, defence officials cite not just disaffection over lack of electricity and other basic services basic services,
n.pl frequently insurance companies split dental procedures into basic and major categories. Basic services usually consist of diagnostic, preventive, and routine restorative dental services. in the months since the war, but cultural factors that magnify mag·ni·fy
To increase the apparent size of, especially with a lens. anger about the foreign presence. A Pentagon official is quoted as saying: "To a lot of Iraqis, we're no longer the guys who threw out Saddam, but the ones who are busting down doors and barging in on their wives and daughters Wives and Daughters is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. When Mrs Gaskell died suddenly in 1865, it was not quite complete, and the last section was written by Frederick Greenwood. ". But Ms Rice took issue with the assertion of Iraqi dissatisfaction with the presence of US troops, saying the US was making headway head·way
1. Forward movement or the rate of forward movement, especially of a ship.
2. Progress toward a goal.
3. The clear vertical space beneath a ceiling or archway; clearance.
4. in places like Baghdad and Tikrit, where much of the resistance is centred". There is, even in that part of the country, progress", she said in an interview. People finished their university exams; the Iraqi symphony orchestra performed and took a tour up to the north. Kids went to school". Some officials say the intelligence assessments underscored that opposition to US forces in Iraq was most likely to get worse before it got better. Others caution that it is risky to make such forecasts, and some cite indicators of recent improvements in the security situation. But while Bush and other senior officials have described the conflict in Iraq primarily as a battleground in the war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act , recent intelligence assessments tend to cast it mainly as an insurgency in·sur·gen·cy
n. pl. in·sur·gen·cies
1. The quality or circumstance of being rebellious.
2. An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.
1. in which the key variable will be the role played by ordinary Iraqis. One official says: "As time goes on, if the infrastructure doesn't improve, and American troops are still out there front and centre, it's hard to see the public mood getting any better". But bounties being offered in Iraq for attacks on Americans has increased to as much as $5,000 - an indication that those opposed to the US-led occupation are having a harder time enlisting support. The number of intelligence tips and other useful information provided to US forces in Iraq is generally on the increase, which is a sign of increasing co-operation by large segments of the Iraqi public. To help blunt the anger directed at the US-led force, Rumsfeld said on Sept. 16 the US hoped to accelerate the hand-over of security responsibilities to the Iraqi police The creation of this unit was guided by the Coalition Provisional Authority however the command of the Police belongs to the new Government of Iraq. Overview
The Iraqi Police Forces are part of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior (MOI) which in conjunction with the Civilian , border guards, civil defence forces and soldiers trained by the US. Nearly 60,000 Iraqis are now in uniform, he told reporters at a Pentagon briefing, and the administration hopes to increase that number to about 70,000 soon, to include more than 10,000 former Iraqi soldiers who are being trained to join in the new civil defence force. But the Sept. 15 assassination Assassination
See also Murder.
Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br. of a high-ranking Iraqi police official highlighted the difficulty involved in the effort, including the danger that Iraqis working with US forces will be targeted as collaborators. The role played by foreign extremists, including Wahhabis and members of the Shiite Lebanese group Hizbollah, remains a source of increasing concern. The largest recent indicator of foreign involvement came last week, when US forces detained de·tain
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.
2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement: some 80 foreign fighters, including Saudis, Jordanians and Sudanese, who were rounded up along with money and weapons in two separate raids conducted by the 101st Air Assault Division near the Saudi border. The degree to which such fighters, along with Saddam loyalists Loyalists, in the American Revolution, colonials who adhered to the British cause. The patriots referred to them as Tories. Although Loyalists were found in all social classes and occupations, a disproportionately large number were engaged in commerce and the , were finding support within the Iraqi population is making it difficult for US forces to track them down and root them out).