Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 5/17/2011

LastDayWatchers you will continues to see in your LOUPE more evidence which exposes the lies to the so-called "success of the surge" as

US troops face increasing dangers in southern Iraq

"American forces are facing an increasingly dangerous environment in southern Iraq, where Shiite militias trying to claim they are driving out the U.S. occupiers have stepped up attacks against bases and troops.

The uptick in violence serves as a warning about what American forces could face if U.S. and Iraqi officials come to an agreement about keeping more U.S. troops in the country past Dec. 31.

"We're very concerned about it," said Col. Reginald Allen, who commands the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment that operates in five, predominantly Shiite provinces. "This environment is very fluid"

Allen's regiment lost five soldiers in April, one of the highest months for combat-related deaths in Iraq since U.S. forces pulled out of the cities in June 2009.

Two were killed in Babil province by indirect fire — the military's term for rockets or mortars; two more were killed by a roadside bomb in Wasit province, which borders Iran; and the last was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in Qadisiyah province.

"The increase in attacks shows that Iranian-backed cells enjoy greater freedom of movement than they have in the past. They have increased confidence in their ability to engage U.S. forces in stand-up firefights in broad daylight,"

American forces in Iraq have always faced a two-pronged threat: Sunni-led insurgents like al-Qaida in Iraq and Shiite militias with ties to Iran.

The Shiite militias in the south have recently been causing the most problems for American forces.

"If you look into the south, what we see, it's very, very problematic," said Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, second-in-command of U.S. forces in Iraq."

At least two US-led foreign soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded in northern Afghanistan

"Afghan officials say the soldiers died when a bomb blast ripped through their vehicle on the outskirts of the city of Mazar-e- Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.

The deaths bring to six the number of foreign forces killed in Afghanistan since Monday. Foreign troops' fatalities have reached 178 so far this year."

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