Friday, July 13, 2007
Iraq War Maps - July 12
As the Iraq War continues to dominate headlines a recent press release (PDF) contains some very good maps.
A Map of captured al Qaeda. Note how the activity centers on the greater Baghdad area and Mosul. Both these places are fringe areas for the Sunnis.
A Map of al Qaeda activity. The map is made by al Qaeda. Note how the map calls Shia "Rejectionists" and is equally against "Turks" meaning Kurds. The Arab al Qaeda has accepted the Western ideal of racism. Traditionally Islam has been a unifying religion but recent radicalism has introduced racial bigotry. The bigotry is spreading elsewhere including Sudan where Arabist Muslims are killing black Africanist Muslims.
Finally a map of Iraqi controlled areas of Iraq. Progress is slow but continuing. The southern areas, most peaceful with the exception of gang and some Mahdi army, is quiet. The Kurdish zones have also been relatively easy. The problem is in the Sunni areas of Baghdad and elsewhere.
(Hat tip: Gateway Pundit)