Jewish Resistance Fighters in Algeria an Example for Iraqi Dissidents

(Los Angeles Times) Robert Satloff - In 1942, on the evening before the American-British invasion of North Africa, 377 members of the Algerian underground, more than 300 of them Jews, spread out across Algiers in one of the war's greatest exploits in sabotage. Armed only with knives, hunting rifles, and World War I relics, they cut phone lines, intercepted telegraph messages, and even forcibly detained senior Vichy commanders to ease the entry of Allied troops. In Iraq, if resistance fighters are convinced that the U.S. will fight a war to end Hussein's regime, they too might perform remarkable deeds.

2002-11-12 00:00:00

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