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'Insurgents' minor to US planners; nonviolent acts effective?

"The main factor that has caused the US to back down is mass non-violent resistance, including huge demonstrations, Sistani fatwas, etc. It should be regarded as a triumph of non-violence, I think. The 'insurgents' are not a major problem for US planners. The US has such overwhelming reserves of violence that in that arena it will never have much trouble. But nonviolent resistance is a different matter." -- Noam Chomsky

He elaborates more here:
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
March 1st, 2005
I must confess I will feel a huge satisfaction if the Iraqi government tells the our army to get out ASAP.

I have worries about what our response would be though....
Permalink FullNameRequired 
March 1st, 2005
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