Thanks for the current update dragonrider, I've not had the T.V. on for the last few hours & didn't hear about that. From what I've been seeing &
hearing on T.V. earlier today, the Iraqi information minister appeared to be inferring there would be suicide bombers because of his continued use of
Below is some information I came across earlier today.
Uday Hussein, faithfully obeying his father, immersed himself from April 2002 in creating a vast guerrilla-terrorist army 800,000 strong, according to
DEBKA-Net-Weeklyís intelligence sources. Its largest component, around 650,000, comes from the ubiquitous Baath party, the Saddam regimeís eyes, ears
and informers in every corner of Iraqi society, together with members of Saddamís Fedayeen (Martyrs) Division of the Special Republican Guards.
Uday is rumored to have made secret trips to Iran, Lebanon, Bosnia and Macedonia to bring 300 al Qaeda instructors over to Iraq. He also made a study
of the deadliest terrorist practices incepted by al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan and by Palestinian terrorists in their confrontation with Israel.
The pickup-terror tactic he picked up from Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda and Taliban plied dozens and sometimes hundreds of fast vehicles armed with
light and heavy weapons as an instrument of repression against Afghan tribes and warlords. Fear of the ěwhite devilsî suddenly darting out at them
kept tribal chiefs intimidated and obedient. Uday found them ideal for bedeviling US troops and their long supply lines in the open Iraqi desert as
they came up from Kuwait and Qatar. At the end of 2002, he sent agents to Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia to buy 7,500 pickups with four-wheel
drives, ostensibly for farms newly established to ěmake the desert bloomî.
Saddamís son also concluded that the Palestinians had not prepared a large enough force of suicide bombers to stop the Israelis from seizing their
cities. Only in Jenin, in the battle fought on April 7, 2002, did a group of Palestinian and Hizballah suicide fighters blow themselves up and inflict
heavy Israeli casualties.
After making a thorough study of these techniques, Uday ordered the 100,000 troops of Saddamís Fedayeen commandos to set up small suicide units of 3-5
men in every Iraqi city including Baghdad and Tikrit. These men were ordered to greet US forces entering their towns by blowing themselves up in
sequence and also picking off allied troops at vulnerably points.
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