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Handwritten on official paper, one of the reports appears to be a road map for the insurgency, with detailed instructions for training what it calls suicide bombers.
In the memo, they are described as "estishehadeyeen", Arabic for suicide martyrs, and would almost certainly have been foreign volunteers.
3 entries found for insurgency.
in•sur•gen•cy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-sûrjn-s)
n. pl. in•sur•gen•cies
The quality or circumstance of being rebellious.
An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.
Main Entry: in•sur•gen•cy
Inflected Form: plural -cies
: the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically : a condition of revolt against a recognized government that does not reach the proportions of an organized revolutionary government and is not recognized as belligerency
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
n : an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict [syn: insurgence]
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
The papers have been translated by Arabic-speaking members of Free Republic, a conservative internet discussion forum that believes the documents will justify British and American claims that Saddam had made Iraq a haven for terrorists.
Earlier this month, the Pentagon released copies in the original Arabic onto the internet in the hope that others would interpret them into English.
The animals were part of a plan to arm and equip foreign insurgents drawn up by the dictator shortly before the American-led invasion three years ago, reveals a 37-page report, captured after the fall of Baghdad and just released by the Pentagon. It is part of a cache of thousands of documents that the United States Department of Defence says it does not have the resources to translate.
If the translation is correct, it suggests that many of the foreign fighters now attacking coalition forces and bombing Iraqi civilians were directly trained by the Saddam regime, although there are no known reports of camels being used in suicide attacks.
It says Insurgency, not Terrorists. Let’s take a look at the definition for the term, "Insurgency";
From The American Heritage Dictionary Thesaurus
1. (n.) A person who rebels:
• freedom fighter
The U.S. had been suspicious for months, partly because of Osama bin Laden's financial ties, but also because of strong connections to Iraq. Sources say the U.S. had intercepted phone calls from the plant to a man in Iraq who runs that country's chemical weapons program.
Anyone can play a game of semantics using the dictionary
I seem to remember something about a foreign intel placing Iraqi officials with Al Qaeda reps a while before the last war.
Here is something that does not refer to that particular topic, but is still smoke that would indicate fire:
Another piece of evidence
Could I ask you a question, Shots? If another Nation invaded your own tonight, what would you call fellow Countrymen resisting those invaders forcefully? Think carefully about your answer.
I would call them patriotic Americans.
Why do you ask?
I'm sure you don't coin the term "Patriotic Iraqi" too often. Perhaps I should rephrase the question; what would you call a Foreign National, trained by the current American administration, fighting in your country (I presume you are an american) to repel an enemy invader?