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Rebels turn on al-Qa'eda

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posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 03:02 PM
More good news coming from Iraq that people on this board will dispute to no end I'm sure....

Rebels turn on Al Q. (need to register to see)

US delight as Iraqi rebels turn their guns on al-Qa'eda
By Oliver Poole in Qaim
(Filed: 04/07/2005)

American troops on the Syrian border are enjoying a battle they have long waited to see - a clash between foreign al-Qa'eda fighters and Iraqi insurgents.

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.

Fighting, which could be clearly heard at night over the weekend, first broke out in May when as many as 50 mortar rounds were fired across the city. But, to the surprise of the American garrison, this time it was not the target.

If a shell landed near the US base, "they'd adjust their fire and not shoot at us", Lt Col Tim Mundy said. "They shot at each other."

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 suspect we'll continue to see more and more of this as the rebels become the real freedom fighters. Fighting for their freedom against the terrorists...the real threat. They're starting to realize the longer the terrorists stay there, the longer we'll be there. They want neither.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 03:09 PM
The only problem is, once the terrorists are run out of the country by the insurgents we'll have them on two fronts. Saudi Arabia is seriously concerned about the terrorists leaving Iraq and coming home, only to get even crazier.

If the story is true, its good news. It won't really solve many problems though.

Thats my two nickels on it anyway,


posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:11 PM
This is good news. The Iraqi's are finally realizing that these foreign fighters do not serve the interests of the Iraqi people, but rather the interests of their own sick, twisted fundamentalism. They are not there launching suicide bombing after suicide bombing in an effort to free the Iraqi people from the occupying coalition, but rather to send Iraq back 5 centuries to a Taliban-styled rule of strict Islamic code.

The Iraqi people must understand that it is these foreign terrorists that are keeping us there longer. It is these foreign terrorists that are blowing up their water treatment plants, their Iraqi army recruitment centers, their mosques, and so on. Slowly, but surely, the Iraqis are realizing just who the true enemy is. It's not the foreigners who make up the coalition, but rather the foreigners who make up a coalition of terror and murder.

The people of Iraq are sick of the car bombs and the beheadings. They now see that these attacks serve absolutely no purpose other than to kill innocent people. They know who and where these foreign fighters are, and we will begin to see more and more that the Iraqi people will be coming forward with information of the terrorists' whereabouts.

We want our sons and daughters to come home as much as the Iraqis want their sons and daughters to be able to live in peace and prosperity. As each day passes, the realization that these two goals go hand in hand is reaching the minds of every good Iraqi.

Let freedom reign!!!

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:12 PM
Oh and one more thing...

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posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:49 PM
Now the Iraqi insurgents are turning against these foreign fighters in Iraq, just as I'd foreseen it!

All it takes two things: a matter of frustration/anger between Iraqi insurgents and the foreign terrorists and a matter of timing these two turns against each other. The die is cast and the tide is now turning.

[edit on 7/4/2005 by the_oleneo]

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 09:35 PM
Here ya go:
Tide Turning on al-Qa'eda In Iraq?


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