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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:39 AM
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Iraqi Guerrilla Gives U.S. a Dire Warning
October 7, 2003
Iraqi Guerrilla Gives U.S. a Dire Warning
Thousands are ready to die to evict Americans and return Hussein, he says. Kidnapping of troops is threatened.



By John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer


FALLOUJA, Iraq "Commander A," a hawk-nosed, stubble-bearded former Iraqi intelligence officer who says he leads anti-American guerrillas in this area, sat in a car on a deserted country road screened by seven-foot reeds Monday and laid out his vision for driving U.S. forces out of Iraq.

Slowly, he said, the "resistance" has been building its strength, accumulating stores of weapons and collecting money from residents. Former supporters of Saddam Hussein and observant Muslims alike are rallying to the cause, he asserted. Thousands are willing to die to evict U.S. forces from the country, and attacks are now being centrally coordinated, he said.

"The American Army will feel that Vietnam was just a playground by comparison," the self-proclaimed leader of Serayeh al Jihad the "Companies of Jihad" said. At one point his deputy flinched when two U.S. helicopters passed overhead.

The man who gave his name as Commander A and the deputy who called himself Commander B agreed to meet with an American journalist and discuss their activities, offering a rare glimpse of what may be the thinking behind the insurgency against U.S. forces in Iraq. (snip/...)

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-resi...
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:16 PM
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1. kick
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:32 PM
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2. Now, what will happen if we actually NEED our Armed Forces elsewhere?
I mean other than to protect and expand Bushevik land, oil, and $$$$.

There was once a time when the Imperial Army, Imperial Navy, Imperial Marines, and Imperial Air Force actually protected and defended the Consititution of the United Sattes.

Of course, those days ended with the Old United States.

The Busheviks own Amerika now.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:45 PM
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6. this is how they have damaged national security
But no one talks about it. We are less prepared for a genuine threat than we have been in fifty years.
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IkeWarnedUs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:31 PM
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3. I heard the LA Times reporter on NPR
I am not sure what to make of this. I heard the LA Times reporter interviewed on NPR a little while ago. He said (and this is in the article too) that the Iraqi guerilla he interviewed said they plan to kidnap US soldiers and turn them over to binLaden to use to get Gitmo prisoners released. The reporter says the men he interviewed were security officers under Saddam and wanted to return Saddam to power. They claim the US government is lying when they say we have been capturing Baathist leaders, that Uday and Qusai are not really dead and that the US is grossly under reporting US military deaths.

The reporter said in the NPR interview that he was surprised by some of what they said - especially the parts about binLadden, since it goes against what he has been hearing in Iraq. He also said he thought their claims that the resistance was about to spread in the north and south were exagerated, since the Kurds in the north and the Shiites in the south don't like or trust the Sunni Baathists.

We know the US is under reporting the numbers of soldiers killed and injured and I have always had a funny feeling about the way Saddam's sons were killed. Like I said, I don't know what to make of this.

Is this US propoganda to counter the riots in Baghdad and support the BS of Saddam supporting binLadden? Are the Iraqis just a couple of disgruntled Baathists who are venting?

P.S. to Lazarus - sorry about the dupe - I did look, but I guess not far enough.
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:56 PM
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4. If I were Bush, I'd let the U. N. take over,
and get the hell out of there. No amount of oil is worth that much.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:21 PM
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5. ___"Vietnam was just a playground by comparison"___
Scary to realize that the Iraqis know how badly Vietnam went for the USA

I fear the Iraqis learned more from the Vietnam disgrace than the USA did!

The Iraqis had no illusion that they could "beat" the American firepower and bombs

- Occupation is a whole different ball-game and I believe the Iraqis don't care if it lasts 100 years

- They want the Americans OUT !

Just My Humble Canadian Opinion
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