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those wacky iraqis

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    its interesting when people read 1 book and understand it in 2 radically dift ways. i suppose radical is the key word here. not radical as in awesome but radical as in one who advovates fundamentalist change. this article talks about this one iraqi group who says what al-zarqawi is doing is against the muslim religion bc he is killing, yet they say if he does not leave they shall kill him. those wacky iraqis.

    Iraqi group threatens al-Zarqawi

    Baghdad — A group of armed, masked Iraqi men threatened Tuesday to kill Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi if he does not immediately leave the country, accusing him of murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling the Muslim religion.

    The threats revealed the deep anger many Iraqis, including insurgent groups, feel toward foreign fighters, whom many consider as illegitimate a presence here as the 160,000 U.S. and other coalition troops.

    In a videotape sent to the al-Arabiya television station, a group calling itself the “Salvation Movement,” questioned how Mr. al-Zarqawi could use Islam to justify the killing of innocent civilians, the targeting of government officials and the kidnapping and beheading of foreigners.

    “He must leave Iraq immediately, he and his followers and everyone who gives shelter to him and his criminal actions,” a man said on the video.

    The video marked the first time that an Iraqi group made such a public threat against Mr. al-Zarqawi.

    It was issued a day after U.S.-led coalition forces, who have been targeting Mr. al-Zarqawi, launched an air strike in the restive city of Fallujah on a suspected safe house used by his followers. The attack killed 15 people, witnesses said.

    In the video, three men, their faces covered with Arab headscarves, were flanked by rocket propelled grenades and an Iraqi flag. The man speaking had a clear Iraqi accent.

    “We swear to Allah that we have started preparing ... to capture him and his allies or kill them and present them as gift to our people.” the man said. “This is the last warning. If you don't stop, we will do to you what the coalition forces have failed to do.”

    Mr. al-Zarqawi, said to be connected to al-Qaeda, is believed to be behind a series of co-ordinated attacks on police and security forces that killed 100 people only days before U.S. forces handed over power to an Iraqi interim government.

    His followers have also said they were behind taken the beheadings of U.S. businessman Nicholas Berg and South Korean translator Kim Sun-il.

    The attacks have led to fears that religious fanatics and Saddam Hussein loyalists may be joining forces to fight both the multinational force and the new Iraqi government, increasing violence that has wracked the country since the fall of Mr. Hussein 14 months ago.

    The military announced Tuesday that three U.S. Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed while on duty in Western Iraq. Two died in action Monday in Anbar province, while a third died of his wounds later Monday.

    In the town of Latifiya, 40 kilometres south of Baghdad, two police officers were seriously injured Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on their patrol car before fleeing, police Lieutenant Hazim Abdul-Kadhim said.

    In the town of Yayieji, about 30 kilometres southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb exploded, just missing an Iraqi police car, but severely injuring a bystander, according to Colonel Sarhat Qadir from the Kirkuk police force.

    Four explosions were heard outside Fallujah on Tuesday, but the nature of the blasts was not known.

    In Baghdad, the U.S. military said Tuesday that troops had fired on a car that failed to heed warnings to stop at a checkpoint, killing one child and wounding a second.

    NATO officials met Tuesday with Iraqi Defence Minister Hazem Shaalan as part of a fact-finding mission to carve out a possible future role for the alliance in the country.

    “The purpose of this visit is to find out what needs to be done and present that in a report, and the political decision has to be taken in Brussels,” said U.S. Admiral Greg Johnson, head of the delegation, which included British and Italian military officials.

    The interim government of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has been trying to find a way to stem violence.

    On Monday, U.S forces dropped two tonnes of bombs on a purported militant safe house in Fallujah, killing 15 members of one family, according to witnesses, and turning the building into a 10-metre-deep pit of sand and rubble.

    The Fallujah attack was the fifth airstrike in two weeks in the area where the U.S. military says Mr. al-Zarqawi's network has safe houses.

    Video from Associated Press Television News showed that the explosion had thrown bricks blocks away.

    Men gathered at the pit where the house had been and pulled out clothes, including a young child's shirt, from the rubble.

    “Is this acceptable to the Iraqi government?” asked an angry man at the scene, who declined to identify himself. “Where are human rights?”

    Yasser Abed, 17, said 15 members of his family, including 12 children, were killed in the air strike. Mr. Abed, his father and a brother were out of the house at the time of the attack, he said. Hospital officials said at least 10 people were killed. Previous U.S. air strikes in Fallujah have killed dozens.

    Mr. Allawi issued an unprecedented statement saying his government provided intelligence for the location of the al-Zarqawi safe house so the strike could “terminate those terrorists, whose booby-trapped cars and explosive belts have harvested the souls of innocent Iraqis without discrimination, destroying Iraqi schools, hospitals and police stations.”

    He appealed to all Iraqis to report the activities of insurgents.

    “The sovereign Iraqi people and our international partners are adamant that we will put an end to terrorism and chase those corrupt terrorists and will uproot them one by one,” he said in the statement.


    i'd fight w/ those guys
  3. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,130 Likes Received: 66
    Like I've said in other threads, just wait until the Iraqi government gets a full head of steam up. I predict the Iraqis will be disposing of "Islamic holy warriors" with a pistol shot to the back of the head. No trial. No appeals court. No fifteen years on Death Row corresponding with a bunch of loony-tunes convict groupies---just "pow" and into the ditch they go, along with a bunch of other "foreign Islamist fighters." ("Thanks for coming--now get the fuck out of our country, and take your goddamned car bombs with you.")
  4. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    That was intense.

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    So you're against the war because you believe the *new government will be no different than the previous one?

  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    you mean on their side or fight against (with) them?
  7. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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    you sound scared
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