May 09, 2004

But Will They Submit to Lawful Authority

Clayton Cramer points out more news on the Thulfiqar Army which apparently is being bankrolled by local businessmen. It's a genuine resistance movement, but like all militias formed in a time of turmoil there is one, bottom line question. When the Iraqis take over sovereignty and start to reclaim the state's monopoly on violence will the Thulfiqar Army follow orders and incorporate into the Iraqi armed forces or disband?

Nobody knows the answer to that question. We should learn it before sovereignty handover.

Posted by TMLutas at May 9, 2004 10:09 PM