US losing grip in the Middle East.

by user | April 25, 2005 10:07 pm

Everyday, more and more evidence, some suppressed, comes to light about The United States Government loosing the battle against terror.
3 Months after the elections in Iraq and 3 years after the war in Afghanistan, there is little sign that the world is a more peaceful place.
No government has yet to be elected and finalised in Baghdad, despite the pressure from the US for the Iraqi politicians to come to some agreement.Any progress on the hearts and minds of the Iraqis themselves after the elctions has been lost with the civilian population clearly becoming frustrated with the lack of improvement of security or the supply of basic services of water, sanitation and common goods , even petrol.
In a further blow to the US credibility, the US Military in a report about to be released have cleared the US tro0ps of wrongdoing or fault in the execution of a Italian Agent securing the release of an Italian Hostage.The Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari was killed as he escorted the hostage Giuliana Sgrena to the airport bound for home.US officers opened fire on what they claimed was a speeding car at a checkpoint just kilometers away from the airport.The release of the report has been delayed as the Italians and The United States have differing versions of the facts.Sgrena who was injured in the shooting claimed that the car wasn’t speeding and The Italian authorities claim that the US were well informed of the cars movement.Negotiations are being carried on to edit the report for the satisfaction of both sides.
On another note, Larry Johnson, a terrorism expert, formerly a CIA analyst is claiming ” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s office..” is sitting on data showing an increase of “major terrorist attacks”that the number of major terrorist attacks ” increased from 175 in 2003 to 625 in 2004.
Apparently Condoleezza Rice’s office asked the National Counterterrorism Center ..” to use a methodology that would reduce the number of terrorist attacks..”, The NCC declined and so her office terminated publication of the State Department’s annual“Patterns of Global Terrorism” report.

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