November 20, 2003


They’re against Saddam Hussein AND they’re against the Americans. They’re also evidently against the Red Cross, the UN ... and, considering how many Iraqi civilians they’re killed, they’re also against Iraq. The leaders of Iraq’s blood-crazed “resistance” speak:

A former Iraqi general who claims to be part of the insurgency against U.S. troops says the guerrilla war around this "Sunni Triangle" city is being waged by small groups fighting on their own without direction from Saddam Hussein or others.

He and two other Samara men, who said they are in separate guerrilla units, insisted in interviews with The Associated Press that their fight isn't aimed at returning Saddam to power. They said it's about ending the U.S.-led occupation and restoring Iraqi rule.

"I am fighting for my country — not Saddam Hussein — to get rid of the infidels. Very few people are fighting for him. They gave up on him at the end of the war," said one of the men, an unemployed electrical engineer.

Here’s a better way to fight for your country, Commandant Sparky: get a job. It seems as though the inspiration for these bumpkin warriors is drawn from the helpful propaganda of idiot Westerners:

The men said they believe the Americans are here to pillage Iraq and steal its oil.

Well, looks like at least some people -- who make up in arms what they lack in cognitive ability and numbers -- are convinced that it’s all about oil. Who said that the peace movement was ineffectual?

Posted by Tim Blair at November 20, 2003 07:44 AM

yes, because clearly it's impossible that the iraqis could have arrived at that conclusion themselves. these guys from the backstreets no doubt kept a very close eye on protest movements in australia & elsewhere through their highspeed internet connections.

Posted by: john at November 20, 2003 at 08:26 AM

John: they're sure as heck watching them on Al-Jazeera, Al-Bawaba, CNN, the BBC, and all the other media outlets now freely available to them. Not to mention all the propaganda fed to them by Saddam's regime pre-war.

Posted by: Josh Crockett at November 20, 2003 at 08:53 AM

josh: so you're saying westerners are capable of making this assessment themselves, but iraqis only can by being fed propaganda from both within & without iraq?

Posted by: john at November 20, 2003 at 09:10 AM

Hey,John is right. Iraqui stupids can keep up with the best of 'em.
Stop being such a racist, Josh.

Posted by: Katherine at November 20, 2003 at 11:14 AM

Goddamnit everybody, SADDAM IS DEAD.

I'd put money on this: he was killed in the first five minutes of the war. He was on TV all the time during the buildup, a few bunker busters later he dropps off the face of the earth, and we get this 'minister of information' clown no-one's ever heard of befor.

No more televised Saddam speaches, we just see file footage of old meetings and the entire oraganising structure of the Iraqi army collapses. This is the guy who was on TV 24-7 during the first gulf war, being the champion of Araby, hamming it up, loving it. Where's he go?

And now we get fuzzy AUDIO ONLY recordings supposedly from him, he can't get his hands on a video recorder? Can't hold up a current newspaper? His little murdering dipshit fedayeen buddies are making video recordings left right and centre.

He was vaporised at the bottom of a three storey crater filled with rubble, his body wasn't found because there wasn't enough of it left to fill a matchbox. Just like Osama, he's dead.

With every month that goes on I become more sure of it.

Posted by: Amos at November 20, 2003 at 12:39 PM

Being an electrical engineer, he should know all about resistance.

Posted by: Jim Flair at November 20, 2003 at 03:43 PM

Maybe he could INDUCT some more recruits, you know, to increase his POWER. I doubt his CURRENT fighting FORCE would be enough to get any real GAIN in the FIELD

Posted by: Jim Flair at November 20, 2003 at 03:48 PM

Hello ?? is this thing on ?

Posted by: Jim Flair at November 20, 2003 at 03:48 PM

I believe that he is looking for a job. And that job sounds like leader of Iraq.

What a moron. We didn't kick out Saddam just so one of his generals could become king. Sheesh.

Posted by: Harry at November 20, 2003 at 07:27 PM

I don't think Western radicals think for themselves either. The whole far Left has been recycling the same Soviet propaganda since about 1970. The only originality comes from the broken telephone effect.

Posted by: maor at November 20, 2003 at 11:36 PM

Fighting for Saddam or fighting to become the next Saddam, no frickin' difference.

Jockeying to become the next tyrant in a long list of them doesn't make you a heroic resistance fighter. It makes you a prime candidate for a 5.56mm enema.

Posted by: Garrett at November 21, 2003 at 05:29 AM

Get a job? Like blogging? Or cutting and pasting?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at November 21, 2003 at 12:12 PM