I have been trying to get down to tell you about this for some time now, but the pressure of trying to survive makes it difficult just to find the time.
You see, “Operation Lightening” was a good start, but it was only a beginning and needed to be developed in the right way. Now it has rebounded. By leaving the doors poorly guarded and failing to hold the ground after the initial offensive, the enemy was allowed to regroup and launch his treacherous counter offensive of car bombings and murders. Experience in other places has shown that the fight against urban terrorism is essentially defensive. Some certain countries in the region have experience that merits study.
As I have said long time ago. Secure Baghdad and you have done most of the work of securing the whole country. Baghdad as whole should be turned into a “Green Zone”, just like the area in Baghdad housing the M.N.F command and the main governmental organs. The entrances to the capital should be treated in exactly the same way as the entrances to this area. The inhabitants and visitors to the city should be checked and vetted in exactly the same way also. The routes of supply to the city should also be protected. The essential services should be assured. There is much to talk about this idea. But for now, I am simply introducing it, without much explanation for lack of time on my part.
Regards to all.