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Iraq
U.S. Nabs Fedayeen Saddam Leader
2003-10-10
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U.S. troops on Thursday arrested an Iraqi resistance leader believed to be responsible for scores of deadly attacks against American forces around Saddam Hussein’s hometown, officials said. The 720th Military Police Battalion, in a series of overnight and midday raids of small farming hamlets along the Tigris River, also uncovered a factory where deadly roadside bombs were being built. Led by an Iraqi informant, MPs raided a desert oasis in Tikrit’s Abu Ajeed area and arrested a member of the Fedayeen Saddam, the ousted leader’s former imported goon squad paramilitary force. As he was arrested, the captured Fedayeen Saddam member looked at the U.S. soldiers with hatred as he was bound. "He is a card-carrying Fedayeen," Poirier said, holding up the man’s membership card in the organization.
And I always thought "card-carrying member" was a metaphor.
As Poirier spoke, soldiers discovered a rocket propelled launcher and nine rockets buried in a nearby well. The man also is suspected of orchestrating a Sept. 18 ambush that killed three U.S. soldiers, an attack that marked a new cycle of orchestrated violence against the American military in Tikrit. "He is responsible we believe for the attacks in the Abu Ajeed area, the ambushes on troops and attacks" against the main U.S. base, said Capt. Desmond Bailey, from Wetumpka, Ala., who commands the 10th Cavalry’s Golf troop, whose soldiers were killed Sept. 18.
Break out the giggle juice and the Metallica.
Posted by:Mike

#4  What is this "arrested" shit? Is he guilty of littering or something. How about "captured, pending brain dump and summary execution".
Posted by: Mercutio   2003-10-10 1:53:04 PM  

#3  "As he was arrested, the captured Fedayeen Saddam member looked at the U.S. soldiers with hatred as he was bound."

-Yeah, I know, flex-cuffs are a bitch. You f*cked w/us, now we're gonna f*ck w/you.

"He is a card-carrying Fedayeen," Poirier said, holding up the man’s membership card in the organization.

-Wonder if that got him a 10% discount off hummus at the local market.
Posted by: Jarhead   2003-10-10 12:46:55 PM  

#2  This sounds semi-big. Wonder if the dime dropper was mercenary or revenge minded.
Posted by: Shipman   2003-10-10 11:49:20 AM  

#1  Just how stupid do you have to be to carry the card? It must be a cultural thing. "I'm important. Look, I have a card!"
Posted by: Chuck Simmins   2003-10-10 11:32:03 AM  

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