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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Irish-Iraqi Brotherhood?

In a recent posting, I likened the so-called insurgents in Iraq to the IRA and the ETA. No I read that a Sunni was found murdered, and "his face and legs had drill holes in them."

Using a power drill against victims is a tried-and-true IRA intimidation technique. Generally, the IRA maimed and mutilated without killing the victim. The Iraqis appear to lack such finesse.

It is my contention that there might be cross-fertilization occurring here. The IRA was historically allied with the PLO and the PFLP in the 1970's and 80's, so why not form an alliance with the Iraqi groups? This alliance could both embarrass British interests and be beneficial to the goals of the IRA.

This is a stretch, but an analyst is supposed to make these linkages.

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