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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:19 PM
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"A Thousand Fallujahs"
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 07:21 PM by MnFats
I don't know the credibility of this news source ... just found it while surfing... but this piece seems terribly ominous.



http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=1...


an excerpt:

Baghdad residents say there are practically no US troops around, even as regular explosions can be heard all over the city. Baghdad sources confirm to Asia Times Online that the mujahideen now control parts of the southern suburb of ad-Durha, as well as Hur Rajab, Abu Ghraib, al-Abidi, as-Suwayrah, Salman Bak, Latifiyah and Yusufiyah - all in the Greater Baghdad area. This would be the first time since the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, that the resistance has been able to control these neighborhoods.
Massive US military might is useless against a mosque network in full gear. In a major development not reported by US corporate media, for the first time different factions of the resistance have released a joint statement, signed among others by Ansar as- Sunnah, al-Jaysh al-Islami, al-Jaysh as-Siri (known as the Secret Army), ar-Rayat as-Sawda (known as the Black Banners), the Lions of the Two Rivers, the Abu Baqr as- Siddiq Brigades, and crucially al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (Unity and Holy War) - the movement allegedly controlled by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The statement is being relayed all over the Sunni triangle through a network of mosques. The message is clear: the resistance is united.
The mobile mujahideen Fallujah civilians have told families and friends in Baghdad that the US bombing has been worse than Baghdad suffered in March 2003.
The Fallujah resistance for its part seems to have made the crucial tactical decision of clearing two main roads - called Nisan 7 and Tharthar Street - thus drawing the Americans to a battle in the center of town. Baghdad sources close to the resistance say that now the Americans seem to be positioned exactly where the mujahideen want them. This is leading the resistance to insist they - and not the Americans, according to the current Pentagon spin - now control 70% of the city.
There are at least 120 mosques in Fallujah. A consensus is emerging that almost half of them have been smashed by air strikes and shelling by US tanks - something that will haunt the United States for ages. The mosques stopped broadcasting the five daily calls for prayer, but Fadhil Badrani, an Iraqi reporter for BBC World Service in Arabic and one of the very few media witnesses in Fallujah, writes that "every time a big bomb lands nearby, the cry rises from the minarets: 'Allahu Akbar' ".
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DeepGreen Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:27 PM
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1. Not only ominous but very, very sad
How can this "kinder, gentler nation" do this ??
;(
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:37 PM
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2. Well, Bush lived up to ONE promise ...
"...The statement is being relayed all over the Sunni triangle through a network of mosques. The message is clear: the resistance is united...."

He's a uniter, all right .... :scared:


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