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World events: Terrorists become guerrillas

Where have all the terrorists gone from Iraq? Perhaps to the United States since General Ashcroft and Secretary Ridge attract them like flies.

No. There is a more easily explained reason. When Dubya declared war on Iraq to get all those WMD's terrorists began to flow across the border of Syria and Iran, according to Dubya. The war then began as a war on terrorists. When U.S. troops delivered Saddam to Dubya the whole scenario changed again. It became a war against guerillas and insurgents (look it up). Two weeks ago Mr. L. Paul Bremer reported that he had “escaped a guerilla ambush." The same day the Associated Press wrote, "Insurgents using a roadside bomb and small arms attacked....." A general in Iraq reported, "U. S. forces conducted operations in Samara on a force of guerilla resistance."

Voila! No terrorists. Only a bunch of ragtag guerilla forces, insurgents, rebelling against authority.

An aside. British press has reported that Kurdish forces actually captured Saddam and reported the facts to U. S. Forces. As U. S. troops were closing in the Kurds drugged Saddam and left him to easily be captured. Maybe that helps to explain why Dubya has said that it was unnecessary to pay a reward to anyone.

Second aside. The word, "embed" means to set firmly in a surrounding mass, like tile in cement. It is likely that Karl Rove chose the word, and the word fits very well on most of members of the media.

Gene Coleman

Oak Harbor

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