News+and+politics religion philosophy the cynic librarian: Civil War Chaos IS an Option in Iraq

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Civil War Chaos IS an Option in Iraq

Echoing comments I have voiced in previous blogs (also see here), it now seems that there's a plan in the Pentagon playbook that calls for creating ever greater chaos to achieve longer-term, strategic objectives. It includes funding and supporting death squads. ...

According to ThinkProgress, the plan is "the Salvador Option" and involves

[T]he Pentagon is intensively debating an option that dates back to a still-secret strategy in the Reagan administration’s battle against the leftist guerrilla insurgency in El Salvador in the early 1980s. Then, faced with a losing war against Salvadoran rebels, the U.S. government funded or supported “nationalist” forces that allegedly included so-called death squads directed to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers.

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