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2004-05-29 Iraq-Jordan
Iraqi insurgents turn against ’out of control’ Saudi al-Qaeda fighters
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Posted by tipper 2004-05-29 9:20:36 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 How do you all like your popcorn?

Posted by Wuzzalib  2004-05-29 9:34:00 PM||   2004-05-29 9:34:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 This is one of the more encouraging bits of news to come out of Iraq in a while. If the Iraqis turn on the Al Qaeda terrorists, it's a win-win for us.

Another interesting aspect is the last paragraph of the article:

The Mujahideen itself is under the direction of several Islamic fundamentalist parties, including the powerful Hya'at Olama a Muslimin, or Islamic Scientists Association. Talib Saha, a member of its political directive, said the party was now developing its political wing, drawing on the experiences of the IRA. "We like the way the IRA was able to enter in politics and have ministers in charge of government, like Martin McGuinness," he said.
Posted by RWV 2004-05-29 9:35:03 PM||   2004-05-29 9:35:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 So far, all talk though.
Posted by Lucky 2004-05-29 10:01:48 PM||   2004-05-29 10:01:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Missiles have been converted into weapons that are effective against tanks but produce a hot back-blast that burns the hands and faces of the fighters.

Stop ... stop ... you're ripping my heart out.

However, the Mujahideen are now losing patience with the radical Saudi fighters, whom they say are linked with al-Qaeda, because they are almost impossible to control. "They are not from here, they don’t share our beliefs and our aims," one Iraqi said. "We do not want them any more."

Can't have it both ways, suckers. Now you've got the tiger by his ears and it's time for your @ss to cash those rubber checks your mouths wrote. Maybe wanting to mix it up with the Marines wasn't such a good idea after all.
Posted by Zenster 2004-05-29 10:44:11 PM||   2004-05-29 10:44:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 I finally saw this link thanks to Jen, and something's bugging me. American helicopter-launched antitank weapons are usually guided by systems built into the helicopter. I'm not sure hellfires, for instance, would be accurate enough without a laser designator system.
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