i hope they don’t spend TOO much time/money on this report …
Posted by theintelgirl on August 6, 2006
The office of Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte announced yesterday that it will soon begin drafting an updated National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, a declaration that came amid indications this week that the threat to that country from foreign terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda is receding.
Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of the U.S. Central Command, said Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq that al-Qaeda in Iraq’s ranks had been “significantly depleted” since the June 7 death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Its members, he said, now total “less than 1,000.”
yep, because we all know al-Qaeda in Iraq is the *only* terrorist group operating in Iraq and that since their ranks are now less than 1000, that terrorism is definitely on the decline there. check here for a list of all the terrorist groups currently known to be operating out of Iraq. The groups listed below have carried out 15+ terror attacks alone in Iraq.
- Mujahideen Shura Council
- Tawhid and Jihad
- Kurdistan Freedom Hawks
- Ansar al-Sunnah Army
Let’s hope that the DNI does not realistically think that because al-Qaeda in Iraq is on the decline (if that is even really true), that that means terrorism altogether is on the decline.
oh yeah, and if that report doesn’t mention the possiblity of a civil war, i’ll vomit.