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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 09:03 am
One man’s terrorist is another man’s prison bitch:
U.S. and Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda in Iraq, National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said on Sunday.
“I can say al Qaeda in Iraq is severely wounded,” he told a news conference.
He named the man as Hamed Juma Faris al-Suaidi, also known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, and said he was the deputy to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who took over the insurgent group after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air strike in June …
“He was hiding in a building used by families. He wanted to use children and women as human shields as our forces attempted to capture him.”
Al Qaeda cheerleader John Pilger will be distraught. The veteran idiot recently rejoiced over the murder rate achieved by his beloved “resistance”:
In Iraq, in contrast to the embedded lie that the killings are now almost entirely sectarian, 70 per cent of the 1,666 bombs exploded by the resistance in July were directed against the American occupiers and 20 per cent against the puppet police force. Civilian casualties amounted to 10 per cent. In other words, unlike the collective punishment meted out by the US, such as the killing of several thousand people in Fallujah, the resistance is fighting basically a military war and it is winning. That truth is suppressed, as it was in Vietnam.
Only 10% of 1,666 bombs were directed at civilians in one month? Why, that’s but a mere 166, or five bombs every single day; good work, resistance! (By the way, isn’t it us warmongers who are meant to be cavalier about civilian casualties? Oh, I forgot; Pilger is a warmonger—for the other side.) Those killers have much to teach us:
Here in the west, as people abandon the political parties they once thought were theirs, there is much to learn from resistance movements in dangerous places and their tactics of informed direct action.
Most people know that IEDs are “improvised explosive devices”. Pilger thinks they’re “informed direct action”.
There is no difference in principle between the people’s movement that saw off the Israeli invaders and the stirring of people everywhere as they become aware of the real meaning of the ambitions and hypocrisy of Bush and his vassal, who want us to be ever fearful of and cowed by “terrorism” when, in truth, the greatest terrorists of all are them.
Headline on Pilger’s column: “The return of people power.”