On June 28 2004 sovereignty was transferred to the Iraqi people from the coalition provisional authority. Governing Iraq has been complicated by the violence Iraq is have since suffered. The nature of this violence in the regions north and west of Baghdad must be analyzed to provide a solution for a safe and secure Iraq. Who are those who seek a violent path? What do they hope to gain? What motivates their violence and leads them to target innocent victims? The answer to these questions will help chart a path to eliminate the threat that insurgents pose to free Iraqi people.