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WAR: Iraqi Insurgents Fear Bin Ladens Moves

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posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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Vowing to turn Iraq into the front line for his war against the US, Osama Bin Laden may have actually started to divide the Iraqi insurgents. Iraqi insurgents are waging a nationalist war, while the foreign fighters are driven by militant Islam. Iraq's national security advisor, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, said that they have concrete information that a sharp division is broiling between the two groups. "They are more divided than ever." said al-Rubaie. The perception among many of the Iraqi fighters is that Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and his group fled Falluja leaving the Iraqi people to fight the US forces alone, even though he was named by Bin Laden as his deputy in Iraq, whose job it was to lead the fight against the US led forces.

 



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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Osama bin Laden has vowed to turn Iraq into the front line of his war against the United States, but Iraqi insurgents seem worried that he's out to hijack their rebellion.

At times, the Iraqis and foreign Muslim militants seem to be competing.

Earlier this month, a posting on Ansar al-Sunnah's Web site told foreign militants to stop coming. The group, which defines itself as both nationalist and Islamic, said it needed money, not more recruits.

"We have concrete information that a sharp division is now broiling between" Iraqis waging a nationalist war and foreign Arabs spurred by militant Islam, said Mouwafak al-Rubaie, the Iraqi government's national security adviser. "They are more divided than ever."



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This is very welcome information. A division amongst the insurgents can only be a good thing for the US, and allied forces. This rift may create in-fighting amongst the groups thereby weakening their strength.
The fact that there are doubts to the leadership abilities, and decision making capabilities of not only Bin Laden, but Al-Zarqawi may actually reduce the threat of terrorism.


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posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 10:35 AM
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Well let us hope that it really does cut down on the possibility of an organized attack. Hopefully it will make at least some folks second guess the "leadership"enough to be counter productive to their cause.



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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I can only hope that the insurgents start fighting the islamists. Soon there may be nothing left of either of them. If they start attacking each other, they won't have time to attack the soldiers that are there, then the next thing they know, the soldiers are gone, and they won't need to be fighting over there any more.

Although, although, this may be the civil war that al Zarqawi was hoping to foment.



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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I can only hope that the insurgents start fighting the islamists. Soon there may be nothing left of either of them. If they start attacking each other, they won't have time to attack the soldiers that are there, then the next thing they know, the soldiers are gone, and they won't need to be fighting over there any more.


That does sound like the good side of the game plan. It is certainly feasible, however what is the possibility of this blowing up in our faces. I'm not talking about the civil war that al-Zarqawi was promoting.
What I fear is the possibility that some "young gun" comes out to show that he's the new bully in the school yard, and promotes whole new groups to terrorism.



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