Sources of Insurgency

June 29th, 2005  

Topic: Sources of Insurgency

Violence in Iraq and US presence
By Laith Saud
Tuesday 28 June 2005, 14:44 Makka Time, 11:44 GMT

Following one of the deadliest periods for Iraqis since the American-led invasion of the country in 2003, there is as yet no indication as to when the situation may improve.

Indeed, the war being waged in the middle of the streets of Baghdad and Mosul or Najaf and Falluja has made life for the average Iraqi difficult, precarious and dangerous, especially with no foreseeable end to the conflict.

In addition, promises to end the American occupation of Iraq figured largely in the campaigning of the United Iraqi Alliance, (UIA); in spite of victory, however, the alliance has taken no steps towards such an end - betraying or ignoring the wishes of the Iraqi electorate.