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Drill a Terror Hole in 'Em

March 5, 2006

New tactic to calm the insurgency in Iraq? Drill holes in ’em and let the terror flow out.

Times Online: ‘Driller killers’ spread a new horror in Iraq

“I walked home barefoot in a terrible state . . . I could not call any official to report this. How could I when they were involved?” Two days later he found his friends’ bodies in the city’s Teb al-Adli mortuary. Mustafa’s right eye had been gouged out and his right leg broken. Other parts of his body appeared to have been penetrated by an electric drill, an increasingly common tool of torture in Iraq.

There’s that, and there is this:

…remarks of a United Nations official last week suggest their murders fit a pattern emerging in the sectarian violence that has claimed at least 500 lives since an attack on February 22 on the golden-domed Askari shrine, a Shi’ite mosque in Samarra.

Remember the Pentagon thought process back when they were considering the “Salvador option”?

…new offensive operations are needed that would create a fear of aiding the insurgency. “The Sunni population is paying no price for the support it is giving to the terrorists,” he said. “From their point of view, it is cost-free. We have to change that equation.”

The Salvador Option

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