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Monday, July 04, 2005

IRAQ INVADED, RESISTANCE FIGHTS BACK

Foreign forces have invaded Iraq—and locals don’t like it:

Tribal leaders in Husaybah are attacking followers of Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born terrorist who established the town as an entry point for al-Qa’eda jihadists being smuggled into the country.

The reason, the US military believes, is frustration at the heavy-handed approach of the foreigners, who have kidnapped and assassinated local leaders and imposed a strict Islamic code.

These illegal invaders believe their “values” are superior to those of a people whose nation they seek to occupy:
Shops selling music and satellite dishes had been closed. Women were ordered to wear all-enveloping clothing and men forbidden from wearing western clothes.
Water and electricity supplies have been disrupted:
Anyone considered to be aiding coalition forces was being killed or kidnapped. That included those with links to the government - seen as a US puppet - such as water or electricity officials. As a result local services had collapsed.
The insensitivity of these alleged “liberators” is breathtaking:
In mid-June, al-Qa’eda units took over key buildings, including mosques and government offices. “Al-Qa’eda in Iraq” flags were raised.
Little wonder that, instead of showering the invaders with flowers, locals are fleeing in disgust:

Following al-Qa’eda’s seizure of the main buildings a number of residents fled. Arkan Salim, 56, who left with his wife and four children, said: “We thought they were patriotic. Now we discovered that they are sick and crazy.

"They interfered in everything, even how we raise our children. They turned the city into hell, and we cannot live in it anymore."

I bet these invaders—of a sovereign nation!—don’t even have an exit strategy.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/04/2005 at 12:00 PM
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