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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 12:33 AM
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Mosul attack 'an inside job'
The deadly suicide attack on a US military base in Mosul this week was an "inside job" carried out by insurgents who are part of the Iraqi armed forces, Asia Times Online has been told.

Sources said a strong nexus between Iraqi forces and the resistance is what allowed them to carry out the most devastating attack on US troops since the beginning of the invasion. US forces have imposed a curfew in Mosul and have launched a military operation in the city, but, the sources say, this will have little effect on the problem, for the simple reason that the US-trained Iraqi military is heavily infected with people loyal to the resistance groups. Responsibility for the suicide bombing in the US mess tent was claimed by Islamist resistance organization Jaish Ansar al-Sunnah (JAAS).

While various analysts ponder the insurgents' strategy in the lead up to next month's elections, and opine that their primary goal is to disrupt those elections, the resistance says it has a different agenda. In a message to Asia Times Online from the Netherlands, Nada al-Rubaiee, a member of the central committee of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance, a group that is part of the Iraqi national resistance movement both inside and outside Iraq, said, "Everything in the resistance movement is clear ... There is agreement on one issue; that is, getting freedom from foreign occupying forces and their handymen. It is agreed that only Iraqi people would decide the course of government in the post-liberation era."


Meanwhile, Nada claims that the number of casualties from the Mosul attack is far higher than what was admitted by the US, 22 people. "In the where the attack took place, there were at least 500 US soldiers. The number of casualties given by the occupation forces always excludes private contractors . We expect the number a lot higher than the announced one." According to Nada, the attack was very organized - so much so that a video of the bombing was even prepared and will soon be released.

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FL25Ak01.html
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 12:39 AM
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1. Support our troops -- bring them home NOW! They never should
have been sent there in the first place. Pull them out and pay restitution for Bush's criminal invasion. Lives and money will be saved in the long run. The longer we stay, the more we pay, in the loss of life (both ours and theirs), money, and what little moral authority this government has left after the past four years.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 12:44 AM
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2. Amen............
"The longer we stay, the more we pay"............what else to say?
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-25-04 03:09 PM
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3. Speaking from the Netherlands..
So if Nada al-Rubaiee is currently located in the Netherlands, that means Bush will have to invade, forthwith. "Those who harbor terrorists" and all. :silly:

Seriously, though...Nada's statement should be clear to even the most willfully obtuse, "Everything in the resistance movement is clear ... There is agreement on one issue; that is, getting freedom from foreign occupying forces and their handymen. It is agreed that only Iraqi people would decide the course of government in the post-liberation era." Makes sense to me. Why do they call these people terrorists??
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Carl Brennan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-04 06:23 PM
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4. US military's soft underbelly. You can count on
this happening more and more.

The Bushboy cannot deal with an insurgency this sophisticated and dedicated. A more competent leader would be hard pressed to successfully deal with it, but the utterly corrupt Bush regime is going to get its ass kicked soundly at every turn.

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