Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City
Against The Current vol. 114

Schwartz, Michael
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1136

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2005
Year Published:  2005  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13109

In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not designed to restore order; they were, instead, intended to prevent the consolidation of a very orderly anti-American status quo in a constantly expanding set of "liberated" areas. Ironically, the American attacks in the Fall of 2004 underscore the larger contradictions in American policy in Iraq: that the chaos American leaders keep saying there are preventing will, in fact, occur only if U.S. military forces succeed in destroying these nascent city-states.

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