thank christ they're imcompetent

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    The Romans or the Germans or even the blathering Poms wouldn't let this happen in their new empire

    Officer flees with battle plan
    From correspondents in Baghdad
    November 7, 2004

    AN Iraqi military commander deserted US forces hours after he received a full briefing on US military plans to storm the rebel-held city of Fallujah, CNN reported today.

    But a report sent to Reuters and other media from a marine unit quoted US officers as saying the desertion of the unidentified captain, a Kurdish company commander, would not change plans to retake the city before Iraqi elections scheduled for January 27.

    They said they believe the officer, who commanded 160 Iraqi soldiers training with US marines at a base on the outskirts of Fallujah, was not likely to hand over battle plans to rebels in the Sunni Muslim city, where Saddam Hussein loyalists and supporters of al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi are entrenched.

    The officer disappeared one day after US marine officers gave him a full briefing on the battle plans. US officers found his uniform and automatic rifles on his bed.

    "This man has no known ties with Fallujah and they (the US military) don't believe in the first instance that he is headed for Fallujah. They believe that since the captain is a Kurd, he is more likely headed up north and going home," the report said.

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