Islamist Call to Arms Against U.S.

(Washington Times) Arnaud de Borchgrave - A new generation of mujahideen (Islamist "freedom" fighters) is gearing up to take on U.S. occupation troops in Iraq, which they say is the same jihad, or holy war, their fathers' generation fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. A nexus is emerging between Islamist militants and Iraq's underground resistance movement, which is made up of Ba'athist Party has-beens who have lost their privileges, former Iraqi army personnel that were discharged by the U.S. without compensation, and common criminals in it for the bonus they are paid for killing U.S. soldiers. Captured or killed Americans fetch cash rewards up to $2,000.

2013-06-09 00:00:00

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