Is it possible that members of the U.S. Military are behind the attacks?
Is it possible that General Petraeus is allowing, or encouraging through Iraqi channels for these attacks to occur?
Is it possible that General Petraues, who is said to have political ambitions (meaning for the presidency) is attempting to undermine Obama though instigating or giving the green light in some way, to these attacks?
Don't you think it odd the attacks began on the day of the announced troop withdrawal?
Is it possible that Generals don't always do what they are told? Is it possible that some Generals and Lt. Colonels in Iraq are entirely corrupt and have stolen millions of dollars and sent it back to the United States?
Seymour Hersh thinks it is.
The idea of the U.S. planting expolsives in market places should not be shocking. The British have been caught red handed doing just that. This is one of the ways the U.S. created the rift between Sunnis and Shiites. This rift did not exist to the extent advertised by the U.S. press prior to the war. Intermarriage was common between Sunnis and Shiites. This is confirmed by Iraqi's including Riverbend.
Here's an article exposing the British in Iraq and their attempts to plant explosives and the ensuing chaos that resulted from their arrest by Iraqi authorities who found bombs in their cars.
In an interview with Al Jazeerah TV , the popular Iraqi leader Fattah al-Sheikh, a member of the Iraqi National Assembly and deputy official in the Basra governorate, said that police had “caught two non-Iraqis, who seem to be Britons and were in a car of the Cressida type. It was a booby-trapped car laden with ammunition and was meant to explode in the centre of the city of Basra in the popular market.”........No wonder the Iraqi authorities were annoyed. Two British SAS soldiers had been caught undercover dressed as Arabs, loaded with explosives and anti-tank weaponry , acting uncooperatively at a routine checkpoint, and opening fire on police when approached. This is hardly a mistaken case of ‘friendly fire.’ The undercover operatives had conducted themselves suspiciously and aggressively. When it became clear that the British Army was about to use overwhelming force to rescue the operatives, it is hardly surprising that Iraqi police were reluctant to give them up, preferring to interrogate them to find out precisely what they had been doing.
General Petraues seems to have been involved in some deeply disturbing arms deals prior to being proclaimed a national "hero" for his surge "idea". He may have been directly involved in the murder of Dale Stoeffel who wrote a letter to Petraeus just prior to his murder stating that Stoeffel and Petraeus could wind up in jail for the way they had conducted business in arms sales.
The Petraeus surge idea is merely the paying off of Sunni rebels to hold off the fighting. When the cash stops, the fighting presumably resumes.
Just who is General Petraeus?
General Petraeus was appointed, annointed by George Bush and especially Dick Cheney.
Ricks, who interviewed Petraeus about the meeting, writes that Obama's remarks "likely insulted Petraeus, who justly prides himself on his ability to do just that..." That strongly implies that Petraeus expressed some irritation at Obama over the incident to Ricks.
On top of the interest of Petraeus and other senior officers in keeping U.S. troops in Iraq for as long as possible, Petraeus has personal political interests at stake in the struggle over Iraq policy. He has been widely regarded as a possible Republican Presidential candidate in 2012.
Petraeus evidently believed the White House was promoting a story that made him look like the loser at the Jan. 21 meeting. "I imagine the White House is not too happy that this information is out there," said the military source, referring to the Petraeus account he had provided to IPS.
And Dick Cheney who apparently headed the office of executive assassination in the Whitehouse appointed Petraeus.
Ever since he began working on the troop surge, Keane has been the central figure manipulating policy in order to keep as many U.S. troops in Iraq as possible. It was Keane who got Vice President Dick Cheney to push for Petraeus as top commander in Iraq in late 2006 when the existing commander, Gen. George W. Casey, did not support the troop surge.
General Petaeus has openly declared his interest in running for President. He is blamed by Sabah Khadim, then a senior adviser at Iraq's Interior Ministry for the theft of the entire Iraqi arms budget.
For a soldier whose military abilities and experience are so lauded by the White House, General Petraeus has had a surprisingly controversial career in Iraq. His critics hold him at least partly responsible for three debacles: the capture of Mosul by the insurgents in 2004; the failure to train an effective Iraqi army and the theft of the entire Iraqi arms procurement budget in 2004-05.