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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Laurie"    <bill_laurie@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject:     Iran's Busted Iraq Venture

 

 Very little of this has made it into conventional 'news' coverage.

 
ARTICLE  FROM  THE  NEW  YORK  POST
 

IRAN'S BUSTED IRAQ BID

BASRA 'RISING' WAS TEHRAN'S OP

Maliki: Decisive response made Tehran's gamble go bad.
Maliki: Decisive response made Tehran's gamble go bad.
(Details about Basra are below)

By AMIR
                           TAHERI

April 10, 2008 -- A GAMBLE that proved too costly.

That's how analysts in Tehran describe events last month in Basra. Iran's state-run media have de facto confirmed that this was no spontaneous "uprising." Rather, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize control of Iraq's second-largest city using local Shiite militias as a Trojan horse.

Tehran's decision to make the gamble was based on three assumptions:

* Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wouldn't have the courage to defend Basra at the risk of burning his bridges with the Islamic Republic in Iran.

* The international force would be in no position to intervene in the Basra battle. The British, who controlled Basra until last December, had no desire to return, especially if this meant getting involved in fighting. The Americans, meanwhile, never had enough troops to finish off al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, let alone fight Iran and its local militias on a new front.

* The Shiite clerical leadership in Najaf would oppose intervention by the new Iraqi security forces in a battle that could lead to heavy Shiite casualties.

The Iranian plan - developed by Revolutionary Guard's Quds (Jerusalem) unit, which is in charge of "exporting the Islamic Revolution" - aimed at a quick victory. To achieve that, Tehran spent vast sums persuading local Iraqi security personnel to switch sides or to remain neutral.

The hoped-for victory was to be achieved as part of a massive Shiite uprising spreading from Baghdad to the south via heartland cities such as Karbala, Kut and al-Amarah. A barrage of rockets and missiles against the "Green Zone" in Baghdad and armed attacks on a dozen police stations and Iraqi army barracks in the Shiite heartland were designed to keep the Maliki government under pressure.

To seize control of Basra, Quds commanders used units known as Special Groups. These consist of individuals recruited from among the estimated 1.8 million Iraqi refugees who spent more than two decades in Iran during Saddam Hussein's reign. They returned to Iraq shortly after Saddam's fall and started to act as liaisons between Quds and local Shiite militias.

In last month's operation, Quds commanders used the name and insignia of the Mahdi Army, a militia originally created by the maverick cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, as a cover for the Special Groups.

Initially, Quds commanders appeared to have won their bet. Their Special Groups and Mahdi Army allies easily seized control of key areas of Basra when more than 500 Iraqi security personnel abandoned their positions and disappeared into the woodwork.

Soon, however, the tide turned. Maliki proved that he had the courage to lead the new Iraqi Security Force (ISF) into battle, even if that meant confronting Iran. The ISF showed that it had the capacity and the will to fight.

Only a year ago, the ISF had been unable to provide three brigades (some 9,000 men) to help the US-led "surge" restore security in Baghdad. This time, the ISF had no difficulty deploying 15 brigades (30,000 men) for the battle of Basra.

Led by Gen. Mohan al-Freiji, the Iraqi force sent to Basra was the largest that the ISF had put together since its creation five years ago. This was the first time that the ISF was in charge of a major operation from start to finish and was fighting a large, well-armed adversary without US advisers.

During the Basra battles, the ISF did call on British and US forces to provide some firepower, especially via air strikes against enemy positions. But, in another first, the ISF used its own aircraft to transport troops and materiel and relied on its own communication system.

The expected call from the Najaf ayatollahs to stop "Shiite fratricide" failed to materialize. Grand Ayatollah Ali-Muhammad Sistani, the top cleric in Iraq, gave his blessings to the Maliki-launched operation. More broadly, the Shiite uprisings in Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf and other cities that Quds commanders had counted upon didn't happen. The "Green Zone" wasn't evacuated in panic under a barrage of rockets and missiles.

After more than a week of fighting, the Iraqis forced the Quds commanders to call for a cease-fire through Sadr. The Iraqi commander agreed - provided that the Quds force directly guaranteed it. To highlight Iran's role in the episode, he insisted that the Quds force dispatch a senior commander to finalize the accord.

The Iran-backed side lost more than 600 men, with more than 1,000 injured. The ISF lost 88 dead and 122 wounded.

Some analysts suggest this was the first war between new Iraq and the Islamic Republic. If so, the Iraqis won.

To be sure, the Iranian-backed side lost partly because Iran couldn't use its full might, especially its air force. (That almost certainly would've led to war between Iran and the US-led coalition in Iraq.)

The battle for Basra showed that Iraq has a new army that's willing and able to fight. If the 15 brigades that fought are a sample, the new Iraq may have an effective army of more than 300,000 before year's end.

But the battle also showed that the ISF still lacks the weapons systems, including attack aircraft and longer-range missiles, needed to transform tactical victories into strategic ones. The Iranian-sponsored Special Groups and their Mahdi Army allies simply disappeared from the scene, taking their weapons with them, waiting for another fight.

Tehran tried to test the waters in Basra and, as an opportunist power, would've annexed southern Iraq under a quisling administration had that been attainable at a low cost. Once it became clear that the cost might be higher than the Quds force expected, Tehran opted to back down.

Yet this was just the first round. The struggle for Iraq isn't over.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04102008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/irans_busted_iraq_bid_105852.htm?page=0

 
Basra -    The city is located along the Shatt al-Arab waterway near the Persian Gulf, 55 kilometers (34 mi) from the Persian Gulf and 545 kilometers (339 mi) from Baghdad, Iraq's capital and largest city.  Basra is Iraq's main port..

The area surrounding Basra has substantial petroleum resources and many oil wells. The city also has an international airport, which recently began restored service to Baghdad with Iraqi Airways - the nation's flag airline. Basra is in a fertile agricultural region, with major products including rice, maize corn, barley, pearl millet, wheat, dates, and livestock. The city's oil refinery has a production capacity of about 140,000 barrels a day (22,300 m).     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basra
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If America pulls out of Iraq too early, the below headline will be on FOX News almost daily.   However, you will not hear about these massacres from the Liberal News Media.  (Just like it wasn't broadcast, when it happened the first time.)

Learn the story about the Duc Duc Refugee Village Massacre.
There are eyewitnesses to the massacre.  I lived and served (24/7) in the village prior to its massacre.
 
 
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Jon Corzine wrote the above in a letter, while he was still a United States Senator. 
 
Disabled Marine CAP veteran John "Jack" Cunningham has been writing to Governor Jon Corzine for two years now.  Although a number of these letters were certified regular mail, Governor Jon Corzine's staff refuses to respond to the former Marine.
 
Please help CAP Marine Vet Jack Cunningham get a response to his letters from Governor Jon Corzine.
 
Please write and/or call and ask Governor Corzine's staff to please respond to Jack Cunningham's letters concerning the "Maynard & Truland Attorney Ethics Cover-Up."
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 Barack Obama Tax Records Show That He Is A Great Supporter Of His Church The Last Two Years.
In Just Two Years, $27,500 In Donations To His Church
Barack Obama’s longtime minister and mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., has been a key supporter of Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly made hate-filled statements targeting Jews, whites, America, and homosexuals. Wright honored the Nation of Islam leader for lifetime achievement.
 
Obama may be a gifted orator, but his choice of a friend and advisor suggests he is masquerading as a moderate. While the liberal media have already decided Obama will be our next president, Americans may have a different view when they consider what his ties to Wright tell us about the presidential candidate’s true opinions and character.
        -    Ronald Kessler.
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I would not belong to a bigoted and hateful church, temple, synagogue, mosque, school, community group, etc...  for twenty years, unless I supported it's hateful message.

And I would especially not take my children there to learn and continue the hate message...    Obama was married there and had his children all baptized by Rev. Wright.  Donating $22,500 to the pastor and church, so that Wright's message of hate continues, also tells me a lot about Obama.   Flip-Flopping back and forth, whether he was in the pews during Wright's hate does not matter.  Obama proudly admits to Rev. Wright being his mentor and spiritual leader.  

In most cases, it is not what you say;  it is what you do...

When it comes down to the final vote, the average American will have their say. 

Condi Rice For McCain's VP.

 

 
 
 
 

Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Jesse Jackson are not the racists.

And if you say anything to deny this, you are a racist.

 
"Blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."   Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr 
 
 
 
"I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus," Obama told ABC News, "but I would also say that there's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude." 
April 11 2007 http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3031317&page=1
 
Does this make Barack Obama a hypocrite?
 

On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama said that his pastor, spiritual leader, mentor and great friend Rev. Wright is not anti-White and anti-United States.  Please watch the brief video and you decide if Rev. Wright hates White Americans and the United States as a whole...         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=617eK2XIaLk&NR=1

 

POLL:   Is Rev. Jeremiah Wright - Obama's mentor a Racist?      http://capmarine.freepolls.com/cgi-bin/polls/037/poll_center.htm

 
 
Just think what people would say if Hillary Clinton went to an all white church that preached hate for African-Americans.
 
 
Please visit my webpage and see if you understand it:  http://www.capveterans.com/new_jersey_state_goverment/id13.html      I'm sending the webpage as hard copy to the FBI on Thursday.
     I have much more evidence, but I'm trying to make it as brief as possible.
          
     Please give me your opinion.
                 Thanks
  Webmaster Jack Cunningham   ProudCapMarine@earthlink.net
 
 
Then learn below, this Marine's new battle with the State of New Jersey.
 

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A  CRIMINAL  CASE,  ETHICS  CASE,  CIVIL  CASE  OR  ALL  THREE...
 
A high level state Supreme Court attorney ethics official, Robert Correale misuses his government and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard & Truland.  After seven years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the Governor's Office, Attorney General's Office, an United States Senator and the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.
 
 
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The corrupt law firm Maynard & Truland was the defendant in the case,
and I was the Plaintiff in the attorney ethics complaint.
 
Instead of the State giving me "reasonable disability accommodations" for my war-service-related PTSD, the State allowed Maynard & Truland's arrogant lawyers to mock my disability in sworn,
State Supreme Court documents.
 
 
The below picture is worth 10,000 words...!   GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY.   Please press the link below the picture to see a larger copy and the story behind it.
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He might not go down as one of the top five presidents, but President George Bush, Jr will be remembered as one of the best presidents.

His actions saved the United States after 9-11, regardless how twisted the Left tries to make it.    Jack Cunningham

 
F.B.I.  To  Investigate  Disabled  PTSD  Vet's  (Seven Years)  Of  Corruption  And  Civil  Rights  Violation  Charges
  Against  State  Of  New  Jersey
 
 
 

 

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WEBMASTER
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WEBMASTER

 

 
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Webmaster & Disabled PTSD Vet Jack Cunningham Battles A Corrupt Law Firm And The Powerful State Officials,
 Who Are Protecting Them:
The Veteran's Evidence  - The Law Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Court & Superior Court Filed Documents, Statements, Letters, Certifications, etc.
 
 

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LEASE  READ  SOME  OF  FORMER  U.S.  MARINE AND  WEBMASTER'S  JACK  CUNNINGHAM'S  DAY-TO-DAY  EXPERIENCES  OF  LIVING  AND  SERVING  (24/7)  IN  A  VIETNAMESE  PEASANT  VILLAGE  AT:   http://www.capveterans.com/jack_cunningham
 
 
 
Two Faces of Hillary Clinton
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NEWSPAPER  ARTICLE  ON  WEBMASTER  JACK  CUNNINGHAM  AND  HIS  U.S.  MARINE  BUDDY  GEORGE  DROS.
 
 
 
~ WATCH YOUR ASS, MARINE! ~
 
 
Sign in  a Marine barracks.....
 “America is not at war.

The Marine Corps is at war.

America is at the mall.”

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This little quote says so much... !

See the picture at:

http://www.capveterans.com/help_save_marine_corps_memorial_at_pearl_harbor/id50.html

 

 

 
HOLLYWOOD NEWS:  Oliver Stone recruits Bruce Willis for My Lai massacre film
 

Famous Quotes of Past World Leaders That Still Fit Today

 
The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened,
and the . . . greater is the security of the State.
Frederick Douglas  1864 
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, statesman, and former


                                                                                                 slave, November 17, 1864
 
Because guerrilla warfare basically derives from the masses and is supported by them, it can neither exist nor flourish if it separates itself from their sympathies and co-operation….The moment that this war of resistance dissociates itself from the masses of the people is the precise moment that it dissociates itself from hope of ultimate victory…

-Mao Tse-Tung

 

-General Giap, North Vietnam (memoirs)

"What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi.  You had us on the ropes.  If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender!  It was the same at the battles of TET.  You defeated us!  We knew it, and we thought you knew it.  But we were elated to notice your media were definitely helping us.  They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields.  We were ready to surrender.  You had won!"
 
 
 

 
On March 27, 2007, based on the communication strengths of the internet, an estimated 30,000 patriotic Americans from around the nation, came through an east coast snow and ice storm to stand together at the War Memorials for World War II, the Korea War and the Vietnam War.   These proud American flag-wavers stood, and still stand together in full support of America's men and women in military uniforms around the world.
Read the American Legion Magazine's article about the March 17, 2007 Gathering of Eagles.  (See pictures.)
 

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WHAT  DO  THESE  TWO  ABOVE  CHARACTERS  HAVE  IN  COMMON...?      YOU  WILL  BE  SURPRISED  AT  THE  ANSWER.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Because guerrilla warfare basically derives from the masses and is supported by them, it can neither exist nor flourish if it separates itself from their sympathies and co-operation….The moment that this war of resistance dissociates itself from the masses of the people is the precise moment that it dissociates itself from hope of ultimate victory…

-Mao Tse-Tung

 


 
 
Gathering of Eagles is open to all proud Americans, who support America's brave and honorable, military men and women.
   Learn more details about this patriotic group at their above link.
 

PRESS  HERE  FOR  DETAILS:     STATE   ASSEMBLY   HONORS   GATHERING   OF   EAGLES.

 

GATHERING  OF  EAGLES  II:  Support our Troop Rally 26 May 2007 // Message From Gathering of Eagles Chairman, Larry Bailey   http://www.capveterans.com/national_veterans_memorials_protection/id63.html

 

WHY  DO  THESE  TWO  YOUNG  MARINES  LOOK  DRUNK?
 

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     Webmaster Jack Cunningham (Sussex, NJ) and George Dros (Cooperstown, NY) are sitting at a table in a Duc Duc Refugee Village peasant hut, near the village's market place.   The two, young United States Marines are members of CAP Team 2-9-2.  (CAP Teams were composed of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages.    The Duc Duc Refugee Village was composed of about 2,000 homes.)
 
In the above picture, Jack's and George's eyes were shut, because of complete exhaustion.  It was July 1970.  At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out.  We were experiencing heavy combat.  Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village while the Americans were still there.
 
      By wiping out CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages.  With alerts at the highest level, night ambush responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night.  With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep. 
 
     Around the day this picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam.  They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout.  Their plan called for wiping out the Fifth Marines at An Hoa.  It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces.  The Village of Duc Duc was on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack.  Our orders that night in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position.  Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist drive off as long as possible.  We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
 
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground.  Hundreds of civilian men, women and children were killed, wounded and reported missing.  Two thousands homes were reduced to ashes.   The blaze could be seen from twenty-five (25) miles away in Da Nang.   It was the light of the blaze that guided United States Marines helicopters to the scene.
 
 
 
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Above is nineteen year old Jack Cunningham with one of the boys from the Duc Duc Refugee Village. 
 
 
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The boy with Jack is the Marine's village boy.  These village boys would run errands, cook C-Rations, clean up-after, massage tense muscles and serve as interpreters for the Marines.  Usually, each Marine had their own boy to help him around the village. 
 
Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned terrorist attacks on the village.   Supplying these intelligence reports on terrorist movements and plans may have been the reason why the Duc Duc Refugee Village was later burned to ashes.  
 
A month after the above picture was taken, the boy lost both of his parents in a terrorist rocket attack on their area of the Duc Duc Refugee Village.   After his parents were killed, the boy moved to a relative's home closer to the City of Da Nang;  which in the long run saved his life the night of the Duc Duc Massacre.
 
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Former CAP Marine and webmaster Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan

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Reasonable Accommodations For Combat-Related Disability.
 
When it comes to legal malpractice against a New Jersey State Supreme Court Official, I have been asking for Reasonable Accommodations For Combat-Related Disability for over six years now. 
Instead of getting Reasonable Disability Accommodations, the State of New Jersey takes advantage of my disability and openly denies me my  Due Rights that belongs to all Americans. 
 
 
JACK  CUNNINGHAM,  SUSSEX,  NJ 
 

I brought up a legal malpractice complaint to the state's Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Ethics against a lawyer and his law firm.  Based on rules of the state's Supreme Court, I was ordered to bring my ethics complaints to my local Attorney Ethics committee.
 
Every localized Attorney Ethics committee is governed by its own chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary.  Each committee is composed of a peer group of vernacular attorneys, who judge these ethics complaints and act accordingly, based on Supreme Court accepted guidelines.
 
Considering the power the Office of Attorney Ethics wields around the state, simple committee members can easily deflect legal malpractice controversies away from their law firms.