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Saturday, June 21, 2003

Of peasants and princes

The Americans may have the best armed forces - awesome firepower and air supremacy. But when it comes to the streets, they are pretty much exposed. Yougoslavia, Somalia, some others...and now Iraq. The more experienced British, Israeli, Indian or Sri Lankan forces with numerous years of street fighting would probably be a good force to deploy. Else the count of dead innocent bystanders will steadily grow as well as the American soldiers out to do their duty.

Not only is it their inexperience, but the Americans lack of understanding the perspectives of the people in the region is also going to take a lot of lives. And as they did in Afghanistan, they are trying to bring in royalty to try and solve their problem in Iraq too. What they don't realise is that this is only leading to more factions in an already much-split nation.


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