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I would like at this time to thank the Socialist Arab Coalition of North America for it's efforts at rejecting Normalization of Relations with the Zionist Enemy, and for its assistance towards the just goal of building Pro-Resistance Popular Forces in the US. They have a website available at www.geocities.com/arabsocialistcoalition .
Also, we will be working more towards converting our web based efforts into a foco point for building Pro-Resistance in the US. We are calling on your various organizations and personages to work with us towards building Pro-Resistance Events and Demonstrations in the upcoming year. We also are requesting that your esteemed organizations formalize written theortical statements against US Imperialism and Zionism and in favor of Resistance in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and around the periphery. This is an important step in kicking Pro-US sentiment and Zionism out of all of our movements, particularly the Anti-War Movement. While we favor unity, our unity can only exist within principled parameters. We are on the side of Arab/Islamic Resistance, and we call on our collegues to take up such a non-negotiable banner as part of their efforts towards social justice.
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Iraqi Resistance Report:
Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice.
Sunday, 25 January 2004.
Amidst what appears to be a battle between the Resistance and
occupation forces in the area of Mosul, a US military occupation
helicopter crashed Sunday in the Tigris River in the city while
searching for a soldier. Both helicopter crew members were listed as
missing, a spokeswoman said. The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was
searching for a US occupation soldier missing when the boat he was
in "capsized" earlier Sunday, the spokeswoman said on condition of
anonymity. The soldier was on a river patrol with three other
soldiers and some Iraqi puppet policemen, she said. The other three
soldiers were safe but two Iraqi puppet police officers and an Iraqi
translator are reported dead, said the spokeswoman. She did not say
what caused the crash of the helicopter, attached to the 101st
A later statement by the occupation forces and Iraqi puppet police
claimed that the helicopter went down after striking an electric
pole. Local witnesses told al-Jazeera that the helicopter plunged
into the Tigris River.
At least one indication that the Iraqi Resistance was active in the
area was a report by a Reuters photographer, mentioned in the
Jordanian daily al-Arab al-Yawm for Monday, 26 January. According to
the newspaper, the Reuters photographer said that one Iraqi puppet
policeman had been killed as a result of a shot to the head from a
speeding car while he was taking part in the search for the missing
American who had been on the river patrol.
A US occupation soldier died Sunday of wounds suffered in a grenade
attack on his Bradley vehicle that was patrolling a central Iraqi
town of Bayji, 200km north of Baghdad, the day before, said Major
Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the 4th Infantry Division.
Resistance fighters fired the rocket propelled grenade at the Bradley
in the town of Bayji, north of Tikrit, late Saturday, piercing the
driver's compartment and critically wounding the soldier. The soldier
was evacuated to a military hospital, where he died.
A second Bradley fighting vehicle returned fire toward the area from
where the grenade was launched, and soldiers later captured six men
who were in the possession of a grenade launcher, Aberle said.
A roadside bomb detonated in the center of Baghdad on Sunday morning
as two American Humvees were passing, but no injuries were reported.
A US military occupation spokesman said that the bomb, concealed in a
mound of garbage, detonated as the vehicles passed but caused no
casualties. Local resident 'Aql Abu Zahrah said that he was walking
by the area at the time and that the bomb went off after the second
US vehicle had passed. Sajidah Nu'man said she saw four men around
the mound of garbage before the American vehicles went by.
After the blast, American troops searched through the garbage looking
for other possible explosive devices.
An Iraqi officer in the puppet police was killed and a number of
other puppet policemen wounded when a bomb exploded on the Kirkuk -
An Iraqi driver was shot to death by US occupation forces when he
tried to pass an American military convoy in Kirkuk.
In Mosul a security official in the Mosul Province puppet council
survived an assassination attempt - the third such attempt in a week.
An official in the collaborationist Kurdish chauvinist party the so-
called Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is led by Jalal
Talibani, said that one of their organization's offices came under
rocket attack on Saturday night but that the missile missed its
target and hit a neighboring house but caused no casualties.
Sunday, US invaders arrested 46 people and confiscated weapons in
several raids in Iraq, after a series of bombings that killed six US
occupation troops. Occupation soldiers raided several locations in
Baaquba, 60km northeast of the capital, and captured 46 people
including three men suspected of involvement in Resistance
activities, Aberle said. The remaining 43 were detained for
possessing weapons without authorization, she said. In Mukayshifah,
a town south of Tikrit, soldiers raided a house Saturday and
confiscated 220 hand grenades, Aberle said.
Al-Jazeera television announced that the US occupation forces in Iraq
have released al-Jazeera cameraman, Sahib as-Samarra'I who had been
arrested last November. A spokesman for the popular Qatar-based
satellite television company stated that as-Samarra'i was released
from Abu Ghurayb prison west of Baghdad after the occupation
authorities found nothing to hold against him.
As-Samarra'i was arrested and his camera and film cassettes
confiscated on 18 November 2003 as he was filming events in the Iraqi
city of Samarra'. During the more than two months in which he was in
prison, as-Samarra'i was never charged with any offense.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Monday, 26
Monday, 26 January 2004.
The Lebanese satellite TV channel LBC reported on Monday that the
American proconsul in Iraqi, L. Paul Bremer survived an assassination
attempt that was made against his motorcade in al-'Amiriyyah district
in Baghdad. Informed sources said that a sniper struck one of the
wheels of a car in the motorcade, causing it to flip over and kill or
injure those inside. It is evident that Bremer was riding in a
different car at the time, as the motorcade sped away from the scene
of the Resistance attack.
This is the second reported attempt on the life of the American
governor of occupied Iraq, the first having been a Resistance attack
on the road from Baghdad to Saddam International Airport which took
place as Bremer returned from seeing off the US Defense Secretary,
Al-Jazeera reported that six Iraqi puppet policemen were killed and
others wounded in two separate rocket and machine gun attacks on two
puppet police locations. Four of those Iraqi puppet policemen were
apparently killed when Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on the
al-Jazirah station north of the city of ar-Ramadi, an incident
reported earlier by the chief of the station Major Ahmad Muhammad ad-
Dulaymi. The other dead and wounded puppet policemen apparently fell
at a check point set up by the puppet police at the eastern approach
An official in the puppet police directorate for the province of
Mosul said on Monday that one Iraqi puppet policeman had been killed
on Sunday night when Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on him.
The fighters escaped.
Al-Jazeera TV reported that two Iraqi puppet policemen were killed
and three others wounded, two of them severely, on Monday evening
when Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a puppet police check point
at the entrance to al-Fares residential compound near 'Amiriyat al-
Al-Jazeera also reported on the authority of eyewitnesses said that
Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on members of the puppet police
in al-Basrah and then escaped.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent also reports from an-Najaf that the local
headquarters of the American occupation forces and also the
headquarters of the so-called multinational forces serving the US
occupiers came under two separate rocket attacks. Fires could be
seen burning in the multinational headquarters where troops from
Spain and El Salvador are centered.
Spanish occupation forces immediately launched a campaign of raids
and searches of the buildings and homes adjacent to their
headquarters. The Spanish occupation troops prevented ambulances and
fire trucks belonging to the puppet so-called Iraqi civil defense
forces in an-Najaf from getting into the area of the two attacks.
Initial reports provided no information as to the extent of
occupation forces losses in casualties or destruction.
The Japanese Defense Ministry announced in Tokyo on Monday that a
truck carrying supplies for the Japanese occupation troops serving
the Americans in Iraq had been attacked near Baghdad, killing the
Jordanian driver of the vehicle. That attack came just hours before
the Japanese government ordered 600 of its infantry to Iraq in the
first ground deployment of Japanese military forces in a battle zone
since the defeat of the Japanese militarist aggressors in 1945.
A Japanese spokesman said that the attack on the supply truck
occurred in ar-Ramadi west of Baghdad as the vehicle was transporting
a prefabricated building intended to house a Japanese occupation
officer who will be taking up work in Baghdad. The Japanese official
said "it is not clear that the attack was aimed specifically at Japan
since the truck and its cargo carried no sign indicating that they
An officer in the puppet so-called civil defense forces in Iraq
reported that two Iraqis who had been in a minibus were killed and
two others injured seriously on Monday when a bomb went of in the
southern part of Baghadad. The officer, Mustafa Tareq, told Agence
France Presse (AFP) that "a passenger in a south Korean-made Kia
minibus asked to get off in a certain point on the road and as it
pulled over, the bus struck a mine which exploded. The disembarking
passenger and one other were killed, while the minibus driver and
another passenger were wounded." Tareq added that the bomb was
apparently planted in the road with the intention of detonating as an
American convoy passed the spot, since the US occupation troops are
constantly using this road which leads to the puppet police station
located a mere 200 meters from the site of the explosion.
Witness 'Isam Khudayr, his clothes covered in blood, said that
he "heard the sound of a powerful explosion that shook the whole
area." Khudayr said: "when I came out of my shop I saw the bus
overturned and on fire so my companion and I hurried over there to
save the people inside. One of them was already dead with his limbs
blown off. Another had severe head wounds, and he died on the way to
al-Yarmuk hospital. Two others had various injuries and were taken
to the hospital."
According to the AFP, US occupation forces and Iraqi puppet police
cordoned off the street leading to where the explosion took place.
One of them shouted through a loudspeaker from an American jeep to
the crowd who had gathered at the bomb scene to disperse or else they
would be arrested. Nevertheless, many local people, in particular
unemployed youths remained at the site watching what was taking place
and watching curiously the activities of the American occupation
soldiers and the members of the puppet police and puppet so-called
civil defense forces. Later three of those youths were arrested for
not paying attention to the instructions. Subsequently one of the
three was released after his mother came and implored the Americans
to release him.
A commander of the Iraqi puppet police in Kirkuk province, Lieutenant
General Shirgu Shakir Hakim told the AFP that the Iraqi puppet police
had arrested on Monday two high-ranking "former" officers in the
Iraqi intelligence service in Kirkuk and claimed that they had "large
quantities" of weapons in their possession. He said that they were
arrested on their way to Kirkuk from Tikrit. The officers, Shakir
Mahmud, an intelligence officer from Tikrit, and Muhsin 'Abdallah
from al-Bu 'Ajil on the outskirts of Tikrit. The puppet police
commander said that the American forces had released 'Abdallah just
three days previously. He claimed that when the puppet police
arrested the two on Monday they had weapons, military maps and
telephone numbers of Baath Party members and ranking intelligence
officers in the Iraqi intelligence service in their possession.
In keeping with their servile role, the puppet police handed the two
captives over to the American occupation forces four hours after
their capture, according to puppet Lieutenant General Hakim.
A correspondent for the Agence France Presse (AFP) reports that about
2,000 Iraqi pilgrims to Mecca held a demonstration on Monday on the
Iraq-Kuwait border in the area of Safwan, to protest the fact that
Kuwaiti busses which were supposed to pick them up from the border
and take them to Kuwait airport for a flight to Saudi Arabia where
they would take part in the Hajj pilgrimage had not arrived.
The angry demonstrators assembled two kilometers from the Kuwaiti
border on the expressway linking the two states near the camp that
the pilgrims had built and where they have been staying for six days
waiting for the busses.
Haytham 'Isa, Chairman of the al-Basrah Branch of the Iraqi Red
Crescent Society said "all of those pilgrims have original entry
visas from both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia but they have been stuck at
the border for six days because the busses that were supposed to take
them to Kuwait airport for a flight to Saudi Arabia have not come."
He said, "the deputy [puppet] governor of al-Basrah, Brigadier
General 'Ali Shani, came to visit us today and reviewed our situation
and then headed to the border to discuss the problem with Kuwaiti
officials and the possibility of finding a solution."
Demonstrator Karim Hadi (45 years old) from al-Hillah said
that "people appear on Iraqi TV and claim that there are no problems
regarding the Iraqi Hajj pilgrims, contrary to the reality which is
that we are now in our sixth day on the border and don't know what
our fate is to be."
Demonstrator Ra'id Shaker Kazem, 40, from the city of al-Kut
said "each one of us paid about US$700 to cover the cost of
transportation and lodging but they have left us here for days and
there are only a few days left for us to get there in time to perform
An official with the Saudi Ministry of Pilgrimage declared that more
than 30,000 Iraqi pilgrims have come to Saudi Arabia to perform the
Hajj rites in Mecca and another 3,000 are still expected to arrive
Al-Jazeera reported that the US occupation forces on Monday released
a new batch of Iraqi prisoners from the various concentration camps
that the invaders maintain in the occupied country. About 300
prisoners were released Mondy as a part of a US-announced program to
release 506 prisoners on condition that some local guarantor agrees
to take responsibility for their behavior, and on condition that they
pledge in writing to "renounce violence."
That figure - 506 prisoners - if they ever really are released, would
amount to less than five percent of the more than 12,000 prisoners
which the Associated Press recently reported were in the hands of US
occupation authorities in Iraq. Recently released prisoners report
that the concentration camps in which they were held are severely
overcrowded and that one main reason for the releases is simply to
relieve that congestion, as the flow of new prisoners into the camps
Special Report from al-Arab al-Yawm on Iraqi prisons.
According to a report by Ahmad Sabri carried in Tuesday's edition of
the Jordanian newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm, Iraqis who have been held
prisoner by the American occupation forces have been subjected to
most brutal forms of physical and psychological torture in five large
detention camps, particularly those at Abu Ghurayb, west of Baghdad,
and Umm Qasr, near al-Basrah in the south.
Former prisoners have offered testimonials on the inhuman practices
of the occupation authorities to the newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm,
saying that the number of those imprisoned by the occupation
authorities exceeds 10,000 prisoners and that the release of some of
them early in January cam as a result of intense overcrowding of the
prisons and concentration camps, in addition to the fact that the
arrests were arbitrary and based on no evidence, and that no real
charges were ever filed against the prisoners. Most of the
prisoners, in fact, were civilian citizens arrested for "suspicion" -
something that pertains to every Iraqi in the eyes of the occupation
In their testimonies, the former prisoners disclosed having seen a
number of former Iraqi officials arrested and fettered and held in
solitary confinement cells without any consideration for their health
or the conditions of their confinement in the cases of many of these
The following is a translation of the story written by Ahmad Sabri,
Baghdad correspondent for al-Arab al-Yawm and published in that
newspaper's edition for Tuesday, 27 January 2004.
Baghdad - al-Arab al-Yawm - by Ahmad Sabri. Iraqi prisoners released
by the American occupation forces recently are describing what they
were subjected to during the periods of their detention and how and
where they were arrested. In talks with al-Arab al-Yawm they have
disclosed that Abu Ghurayb central prison camp, in which thousands of
Iraqis are being held, was subjected on several occasions to mortar
attacks resulting in the death of dozens of the prisoners and the
American forces charged with controlling the prison camp.
Prisoner 'Ali Mahmud, who spent about five months in five different
prison camps in various parts of Iraq before winding up in Abu
Ghurayb, said that the charge against him was not based on any
evidence but was merely slander. Yet the way he was captured was
outrageous. "They raided my home in al-Karakh district late at
night, provocatively wrecking our household goods. They stole five
million dinars from my house and arrested three of my sons."
Mahmud said that the investigators used psychological torture on him
throughout long hours of interrogation sessions during which his
hands and feet were bound in iron chains.
Mahmud, who is known as 'Ali Mama, did not claim that he was beaten
but said that some of the investigators used threats and intimidation
regarding what would happen to him if he did not confess to his
connections with Saddam and wit the so-called Army of Muhammad,
connections with which he denied. Because he denied any connection
with the Resistance, Mahmud says he was stripped naked and confined
to an empty cell.
Mahmud described how during his imprisonment there he was subjected
to a harsh form of punishment in which the jailers would pour water
on his naked body, bringing on sickness. "I got terrible diarrhea
and have fainting spells which I am now seeing a doctor about."
Mahmud described the food as "poor", saying that it is insufficient
for the prisoners. He said that an Iraqi contractor prepares the
food, which he said was spoiled.
'Ali Mahmud said that during his time of incarceration there, Abu
Ghurayb prison camp was on several times subjected to mortar attacks
which left dozens of prisoners and some American occupation soldiers
dead. He said that tents pitched on the dirt are "home" to most of
the prisoners in the prison camps of ar-Ridwaniyah, Abu al-Khasib, al-
Baghdadi, and parts of Abu Ghurayb prison camp.
Mahmud estimated the number of Iraqi prisoners in the camps that he
spent time in during his five months of detention as being more than
10,000 prisoners. He said that the reason for the release of
prisoners is that the prisons have filled up and are seriously
Asked whether he had seen Iraqi officials during his time of
imprisonment he answered: "Yes, I saw Iraqi officials. They were in
miserable conditions. They have no care, and were badly treated.
Among them was Saadun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National
Assembly; Minister of Trade Muhammad Mahdi Salih; and Samir an-Najm;
and high-ranking Iraqi Army officers."
Mahmud noted that the American forces had not allowed him any contact
with his family nor was he allowed to send any letters or receive any
visits from officials of the Red Cross Organization.
Another prisoner released in the first batch of prison releases a few
weeks back hails from the city of al-Fallujah. I met Hamed 'Abdallah
in front of Abu Ghurayb prison camp. He told me "the charge against
me was possession of unlicensed weapons and that I aided the
Resistance fighters. I denied this totally. I explained that I am a
student in my last stages of study and that the American forces' raid
on my home came as a total surprise."
"They took me to Abu Ghurayb prison," Hamed 'Abdallah
explained, "where I spent most of the three months that I spent
Hamed 'Abdallah said that the conditions in prison were "bad",
causing him to break his leg and suffer serious pains in his spinal
cord as a result of what he said was the intense torture whose
severity he managed to endure.
He said that prisoners from al-Fallujah are singled out for specially
harsh and brutal treatment because the American occupation forces in
the area of the city come under Resistance attack virtually every
day. This leaves a negative impression on the al-Fallujah prisoners
who, he estimated, number in the hundreds in the American prison
Hamed 'Abdallah said that the US forces put cameras up in every part
of the prison camp to observe the prisoners and monitor their
movements and communications, as a result of which dozens of them
were isolated and tortured, in order to prevent their communicating
A religious leader from the city of Mosul, Ghanim Dhannun, described
the treatment he received from the American interrogators as "harsh
and inhuman." He said, "They have no respect for a man of religion
or a learned religious scholar or for a person of great age." Ghanim
Dhannun said that he spent most of his time incarcerated in the
prison at the Port of Umm Qasr in the city of al-Basrah, in the south
of Iraq. He said that he was subjected to humiliation and long
interrogation sessions that no person could stand.
As to the charges against him, Ghanim Dhannun said that most of the
prisoners are charged with cooperating with the Iraqi Resistance. He
said, however, that he was not working with the Resistance and had no
connection with any attacks on the American occupation forces.
He said that he saw dozens of Iraqi officials shackled in iron chains
and held in solitary confinement cells, but he declined to name any
He concluded by saying that the US practice of making the release of
prisoners contingent upon their pledging not to oppose the occupation
and upon getting some well-known person in their home area to agree
to be responsible for them is a dangerous precedent that is not
justified by law or the principles of human rights.
Student Haytham 'Abdallah, who spent months in Abu Ghurayb prison
camp described the conditions of his imprisonment and those of the
others in the camp as "tragic, unbearable, and in violation of all
He said: "My case basically is that I happened to be passing by a
particular street in the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad at a time
when an American column came under attack. I suddenly found myself
surrounded by soldiers. They asked, 'Where are the rest of your
group?'. Despite my denials and calls for help, they took me to a
jail after blindfolding me and tying my hands." He said that he was
beaten and kicked and denied food and water for two consecutive days.
He described clashes that took place between the detainees in Abu
Ghurayb prison camp and the guards. "They broke out because of the
bad treatment and because the prison authorities refused to allow any
contact between the prisoners and their families. In addition there
was the factor of prison conditions - the food, the place, and the
Haytham 'Abdallah said that the prison authorities reacted harshly to
the protesters. First they opened fire into the air and then they
wounded many of them. He thought it probable that a number of the
wounded prisoners had subsequently died of their wounds.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Tuesday 27
Tuesday, 27 January 2004.
Al-Jazeera TV's correspondent in Baghdad has reported that during
Monday-Tuesday night massive explosions were heard in the Iraqi
capital as sirens wailed in the so-called Green Zone - compound
housing the Iraqi Republican Palace which the American occupation
forces have taken over and turned into their headquarters. Initially
there was no information regarding the nature of the explosions what,
if any, casualties and damage they might have left in their wake. It
was later reported that a rocket had landed in the so-called Green
Zone, but the occupation forces gave no information regarding losses
Three US aggressor troops were killed and one other was wounded when
the Iraqi Resistance set off a large explosion west of Baghdad
Tuesday as a convoy, including the Humvee which took the brunt of the
blast, was passing. The troops were later specifically acknowledged
to be paratroopers belonging to the US 82nd Airborne Division.
Hospital staff said two Iraqi civilians also were killed. The US
military occupation reported the US casualties, but refused to admit
that the incident was a Resistance attack. A US military spokesman
said only that the casualties occurred in "a large explosion" but
claimed he "had no idea" what caused the blast. Earlier, however,
the occupation spokesmen had been more willing to acknowledge that
the incident was a Resistance attack. The Associated Press quoted an
occupation spokesman as saying earlier, "one of our units was
ambushed near Fallujah . . . involving two coalition vehicles."
The invader spokesman said three occupation soldiers were killed and
one solider was injured. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the
spokesman said he had no other details.
Witnesses, however, spoke of two roadside bombs in al-Khalidiyah, 50
miles west of Baghdad, and close to Fallujah town. The area is a
hotspot of Resistance activity where several attacks have taken place
against US aggressor forces. The witnesses said the first one
exploded next to a passing US occupation military convoy followed by
a second blast when reinforcements arrived.
'Abd al-Hamid Marzuq, a male nurse at a nearby hospital where the
casualties were taken, said two Iraqis were killed -- Hadi Abed
Shehab, the director of agriculture of al-Khalidiyah, and Hamd Nayef,
a taxi driver. Marzuq said that Shehab died of a gunshot wound to the
stomach. Witnesses said he was shot while standing in his office
close the blast scene, and died on way to the hospital. Nayef, who
was driving by at the time of the explosion, was injured in the head
and face, said Marzuq. He said three other people were injured. It
was likely that he and the other injured Iraqis were victims of the
indiscriminate US gunfire that followed the Resistance attack.
'Ali Muhammad, 41, a resident of al-Khalidiyah said that an explosion
went off as the American occupation convoy passed on the road to al-
Khalidiyah, damaging a Humvee and wounding three occupation troops.
He said, "the convoy stopped, the soldiers got out of the vehicles
and began firing killing an Iraqi and wounding another."
Namir Muhammad, who said he was standing about 500 meters away when
the attack occurred, reported that the American occupation soldiers
fired randomly after the blasts, a standard response of the US
occupation troops whenever they come under attack.
Muhammad described seeing a US military occupation vehicle on fire
after the first blast.
As more American invader forces came to the scene, another bomb went
off, setting fire to a second vehicle, he said. Muhammad said he
carried several injured people to the hospital.
Later on Tuesday, an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded at about
8:00pm near Iskandariyah, about 25 miles south of Baghdad killed
three US occupation soldiers and wounded three others, a US military
In addition, two employees of the US company Cable News Network
(CNN), a driver and a translator-producer, died in an Iraqi
Resistance attack south of Baghdad. They were returning from an
assignment in a two-car convoy, CNN reported, when their convoy came
under Resistance gunfire. CNN identified the men as translator-
producer Duraid 'Isa Muhammad and driver Yaser al-Khatib. CNN said
cameraman Scott McWhinnie, in the second car, was grazed in the head
by a bullet. Correspondent Michael Holmes and several other people in
that car were unhurt.
When the attack occurred, the two CNN vehicles were heading north
towards the suburb of al-Mahmudiyah outside Baghdad. A colored Opal
began to follow the CNN convoy and one of the occupants of the Opal
opened fire with an automatic rifle at the back of the first car in
the CNN convoy. Five shots hit the vehicle, but it was able to
escape after the security officer in the convoy returned fire at the
A source in the puppet police in the region of Hadithah told Agence
France Presse (AFP) that two Iraqis were killed and a third wounded
in a Resistance attack on the Hadithah puppet police station which
the officials say was an attempt to free one of the prisoners held
there. Puppet police officer Sarmad La'iq of Hadithah said
that "after noon on Tuesday a group of four armed men attacked the
puppet police station of Hadithah region with the aim of forcibly
releasing a prisoner." In the course of the machinegun battle, one
attacker, by the name of 'Awwad Ibrahim, died and one other was
wounded, while puppet policeman Falah Hasan Harrat, son of Hadithah
police chief Lieutenant Colonel Hasan Harrat was also killed. Sarmad
La'iq went on to say that "the American [occupation] forces arrived
on the scene after the incident and sealed off the site and
surrounding areas and began to investigate the incident as US
occupation helicopters could be seen hovering near the puppet police
US occupation troops killed three people whom they described as
suspected members of a Resistance guerrilla cell during raids Tuesday
in the central Iraqi town of Bayji, the occupation Army said.
The US occupation forces announced that they had discovered what they
called "a suspected car bomb" near the central offices of the
occupation and its puppet so-called Interim Governing Council.
In Kirkuk Colonel Anwar 'Abd al-Qader, head of the puppet police in
the Dumiz neighborhood of the city, told AFP that US occupation
forces arrested more than 11 Iraqis in the city, suspecting them of
being behind Resistance attacks on the occupation forces, their
puppet police stooges, and oil facilities. 'Abd al-Qader said that
the US occupation forces sealed off the Dumiz residential
neighborhood in the eastern part of Kirkuk and arrested 11
Iraqis. 'Abd al-Qader said that in their arrests, the
invaders "relied on lists of names that they had, names of those
persons whom they suspect of supporting operations targeting Iraqi
[puppet] police patrols, the security of oil facilities in Kirkuk,
and the American occupation forces who have been subjected to a
series of attacks in recent days, particularly at their main
headquarters at the Kirkuk airport."
'Abd al-Qader said that the "raids and searches covered most parts of
the residential neighborhood. The roads in and out were cut. No one
was allowed in or out of the neighborhood until the operation was
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday,
28 January 2004.
Wednesday, 28 January 2004.
A martyrdom attack with an explosives laden vehicle against a hotel
in central Baghdad on Wednesday killed five Iraqis in addition to the
martyrdom of the driver, according to updated reports from a military
An American military occupation spokesman said "five Iraqis were
killed in addition to the driver," and reported that the vehicle was
carrying "between 200 and 350kg of explosives."
In Wednesday's attack, an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom bomber driving a
van disguised as an ambulance blew up his vehicle Wednesday in front
of a hotel frequented by Westerners, witnesses and puppet police
said. Initially the Iraqi puppet police reported four people were
killed, but the US military occupation command at first insisted that
only the driver died. The blast at the Shahin Hotel also injured 17
people, according to hospital officials. US occupation officials said
the injured included one South African; hotel employees said
initially he had been killed.
Islammemo quoted the BBC correspondent in Baghdad as saying that he
had personally seen the body of a dead foreigner in addition to the
corpses of three Iraqi puppet policemen, contrary to US military
claims that only Iraqis were killed.
The bombing attack occurred about 6:40am after security guards opened
fire on the vehicle — a white van with Red Crescent markings — as it
maneuvered around concrete barriers in the street, witnesses said.
The explosion gouged a huge crater in the street, shattered the
ground floor of the three-story hotel and damaged at least three
other buildings nearby. At least 10 cars parked along the street
were severely damaged, some reduced to mounds of twisted metal. The
blast hurled remains of one car across the street, and other cars
were set afire.
Residents of the hotel include the so-called "labor minister" in the
American-run puppet "government", Sami 'Izara al-Ma'jun, who was
unhurt. "My guards came to the room and rushed me downstairs. The
hotel was burning and there was fire and smoke everywhere," al-Ma'jun
said. He said some foreigners were staying in the hotel but he
didn't know their nationalities or profession, and that he saw
injured people including one foreigner being led out of hotel during
The hotel is located in the Karradah neighborhood which includes
several foreign embassies — including the Swiss, Polish and Armenian —
and the main station of the security force protecting diplomatic
missions. "If you see my house, you wouldn't be able to recognize
it," said Sonya Tatyosian, who lives across the street from the
hotel. Still dressed in her pajamas, she stood weeping on the street
as she used a friend's satellite phone to call her brother in
California. "I am OK," she sobbed. "Just didn't want you to worry."
A part of the Shahin hotel's concrete front was torn away by the
blast, and the walls that remained were blackened. Several fire
trucks tried to douse the fire in the building. He said the hotel was
packed with guests at the time of the blast, and expected several
At least three burned out cars were seen in front of the Shahin
hotel, only their metal skeletons remaining. Another car was half
burned a little distance away on the Masbah street in the upscale
Karradah district. What looked like pieces of flesh lay on the ground
in front of the hotel. Karradah puppet police chief Kazem Khalas
initially said three people were killed and four injured in the
blast, which occurred at about 6:30 a.m.
A spokesman at the US occupation command in Baghdad, however, said
one Iraqi was killed and several injured. The spokesman, speaking on
condition of anonymity, declined to speculate why the hotel was
targeted, but confirmed it was a car bomb.
Parts of the hotel's concrete walls were torn away, leaving gaping
holes and destroying the interior. The walls that remained were
blackened. Two other buildings nearby were badly damaged, one
housing puppet policemen assigned to protect embassies in the area,
and the other a company that sells fire extinguishers. It was not
known if any puppet policemen were injured although white smoke was
wafting out of the puppet police building three hours after the blast.
"Everything in our office is destroyed. Nothing is in one piece. Only
the concrete is still standing," said Ma'in Muhammad, a partner in
the fire extinguisher company who was sleeping in the building and
was woken up by the blast.
Khalas, the puppet police official, said one of the destroyed cars
was rigged with explosives, but didn't know if it was parked or
moving at the time of the blast.
"We were woken up by a very strong explosion. The glass fell on us.
My wife cut a leg," said Ahmad Hilli, who lives in a street parallel
to the hotel. The hotel is close to the former US embassy, the
Belarus embassy and a puppet police station.
In other news on Wednesday, in al-Khaws Province 75km south of
Kirkuk, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a puppet police
check point killing one puppet policeman. Eye witnesses said that
the attackers fired from a car moving at high speed during the attack.
Puppet police in Kirkuk report that they were able to disarm two
Katyusha rockets that had been targeted on the US occupation
headquarters in the city and were ready for launch. The Qatari news
agency Qana reported that a member of a puppet police patrol in
Kirkuk said that the two rockets were set up in an area of the al-
'Urubah neighborhood in the south of Kirkuk and were targeted on the
airport, the location being used by local US occupation forces as
their headquarters in the city.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Thursday, 29
Iraqi Resistance Data Report Updates:
Iraqi Resistance Data Report for Sunday, 11 January 2004 through Saturday, 17 January 2004.
The following report brings together data from two opposite sources.
The first is the Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah (Harvest of the Iraqi
Resistance) issued by the Iraqi Resistance. The second is the Iraqi
Resistance Log, compiled by the Free Palestine Information Agency,
which uses media sources as well as the Summary of Security
Incidents, an internal security document issued by the American
Although these accounts are not mutually consistent, we hope, by
publicizing them, to help overcome the information blackout imposed
by the American occupation and the imperialist-Zionist media at their
disposal. We also hope to show that regardless of what sources are
used for information on the Iraqi Resistance, that Resistance is
clearly continuing unabated and forging ahead as it inflicts mounting
casualties on the invaders.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial
board of the Free Arab Voice. Iraqi Resistance Log compiled by Free
Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.
Sunday, 11 January 2004.
1) An attack on an American military convoy in the area of ad-Durah
left three occupation soldiers dead and five others wounded. A
Humvee and a military jeep were destroyed.
2) An attack on the headquarters of the Bulgarian forces near the
University of Karbala' during which the headquarters were occupied by
the Fedayeen after their raid upon it. Important documents in the
headquarters were seized. The contents of the headquarters were
distributed to the citizens.
3) An attack on an American military patrol in Abu Ghurayb on the
main highway left two American soldiers dead and wounded one other.
A Humvee was destroyed.
4) An attack on an American military column on the expressway at the
ar-Rabtah crossroads west of the capital Baghdad left three
occupation troops dead and four others wounded. One tank and four
various vehicles were destroyed.
5) An American military convoy was attacked in the region of al-
Haqlaniyah south of Haditha leaving seen occupation soldiers dead,
five others injured and destroying one tank, one truck, one troop
carrier, and one Humvee.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Sunday, 11 January 2004.
Occupation forces suffered 3 killed and 12 wounded in Iraq today
according to media and occupation information. 7 US soldiers, 3
British were wounded. US imperialist Central Command (Centcom)
reported 7 US soldiers wounded today. The media reported ZERO US
wounded. 5 Iraqi civilians were killed and 8 more were wounded. There
were 46 security incidents in Iraq today. The media reported 19 of
3 AM: Small arms attack on a checkpoint in Kirkuk manned by Iraqi
security force stooges.
Early AM: 3 loud blasts were heard in Baghdad.
7:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol 1 ½ miles northwest of
Dulu`iyah. This was one of the largest bombs ever used, estimated at
500-1000 lbs. It left a crater 8 ft. deep by 15 ft. wide.
7:30 AM: Rocket attack on a US base southwest of Kirkuk.
7:30 AM: Shooting attack on Iraqi puppet police near Puppet Police
Headquarters in an-Nasiriyah. 1 puppet was killed and 2 were wounded.
All of the puppet police were female.
8 AM: Bomb explosion in Husayn al-Latif District on the far eastern
outskirts of Baghdad. Resistance fighter fled in a vehicle. This is
one of the first known attacks in this part of Baghdad.
9:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US occupation convoy the highway
southwest of al-Fallujah.
10 AM: Mortar attack on the chauvinist so-called Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan (PUK) collaborationist party offices in Mosul. 4 rounds
fired at the office in this attack and the one on the same office
below, causing damage but no casualties.
10 AM: Resistance fighters in a vehicle tried to run a puppet police
checkpoint in Suq ash-Shuyukh. They opened fire with small arms at
the puppet police at the checkpoint, killing 1of them.
11 AM: Mortar attack on PUK collaborationist party offices in Mosul.
2 shells hit the roof and 2 hit nearby homes over the course of these
2 attacks and 1 Iraqi was wounded.
12 PM: Roadside bomb found along the highway on the far western
outskirts of Baghdad in the area west of the Mazra`ah District.
12 PM: Roadside bomb attack near the US Qastal Mihl Airbase. Bomb was
a 152mm shell.
12 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US military SUV convoy in
12:30 PM: Rocket attack on a US base in Kirkuk. Rockets were fired
from west of the US Kirkuk Airbase.
1 PM: Small arms attack on Iraqi ICDC Traitor soldiers in Samarra'.
Resistance fighters fled in a vehicle.
1:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US convoy in east Mosul.
5:30 PM: Mortar attack on the Husaybah border checkpoint.
6:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base west of Samarra'.
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base near Balad. A small arms attack
followed the mortar attack.
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on the sparsely populated area southwest of
the Baghdad Airport on the far southwestern outskirts of Baghdad.
8 PM: Grenade attack on a US foot patrol in the Sulaymaniyah District
of Central Baghdad near the so-called Green Zone.
10 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol north of Ba`qubah.
Resistance fighters fired anti-tank grenades at a US patrol in
Kirkuk, damaging a US vehicle. No US occupation casualties reported.
Protests continued in Amarah over the killing of Iraqi civilians in
yesterday's protest. Protesters, some armed with sticks and shovels,
threw stones at baton-wielding British soldiers all day long. Several
homemade bombs were also set off. Reportedly protesters tried to
storm the Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR) training base in Amarah and
British troops shot at them, killing 3.
Demonstrations in al-Basrah by ex-soldiers demanding back pay. 2
Iraqis were killed and were 8 wounded. 3 British soldiers were
wounded. British troops and Iraqi Zionist police broke up the riots.
2 percussion bombs were set off near the US occupation offices in
Kirkuk. No damage or casualties reported.
US occupation forces dropped a 1000-pound bomb on a Resistance
fighter mortar position near Balad.
An Iraqi Resistance fighter suspected in an earlier attack on US
occupation troops was arrested in Tikrit.
Bomb found in the `Abd al-Wahid District of Baghdad. Bomb was several
sticks of dynamite and an electrical trigger. A resistance fighter
was arrested for in connection with this bomb.
Bomb found 1 mile west of Riyad. Bomb was a 105mm round.
Bomb found in the Shari` al-Urdun District of western Baghdad. Bomb
was attached to a pole 2 feet off the ground.
Bomb found in an Iraqi police truck muffler at the Iraqi police
station in ar-Ramadi. Bomb was a US 155mm M107 high-explosive round
packed with C4.
Bomb found 8 miles northeast of al-Fallujah near As Saqlawiyah. Bomb
was rigged for command detonation.
Bomb found in ar-Ramadi. Bomb was 110 pounds of TNT, a 155mm round
and connected to a box with an antenna.
Bomb found on the railroad tracks near Iskandariyah.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.
Monday, 12 January 2004.
1) An attack on the headquarters of the Ukrainian forces in the area
of al-Kut left two soldiers dead and six others injured and destroyed
one tank and two military vehicles.
2) An attack on an American patrol in the area of al-`Amiriyah in the
center of the capital Baghdad left one Ameircan soldier dead and
wounded three others. A Humvee was destroyed. A communiqué of the
occupation forces said that the occupation troops belonged to the 1st
3) On the main road in ar-Ramadi a feda'i force carried out an attack
on an American patrol that left three soldiers dead, two others
wounded and destroyed three vehicles of various types.
4) The so-called Green Zone, headquarters of the US occupation forces
and the US civil governor, was attacked by the Republican Guard with
missiles and artillery. All those resident in Baghdad could feel the
powerful explosions that shook the city. Tongues of flame and clouds
of smoke could be seen rising from the target area.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Monday, 12 January 2004
Occupation forces suffered 3 killed and 9 wounded in Iraq today. 1 US
soldier, 1 Puppet Policeman and 1 ICDC Traitor were killed. 7 US
soldiers, 1 Puppet policeman and 1 so-called civil defense force
stooge were wounded. US imperial Central Command (Centcom) reported 7
soldiers wounded today. The media reported only 2 US soldiers
wounded. 8 Iraqi civilians were killed and 24 were wounded, almost
all by US soldiers. There were 39 security incidents in Iraq today.
The media reported only 10 of these incidents.
7 AM: Mortar attack on a US base near ar-Ramadi.
7:45 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in al-Hawd, 4 miles
north of Qayyarah.
8:30 AM: Small arms attack from a rooftop on a US convoy stuck in
traffic on the highway in east Mosul.
8:30 AM: RPG attack on the vehicle of the Assistant Governor of
Diyala Province near Balad Ruz.
8:30 AM: Resistance fighters ambushed a US convoy with a series of
roadside bombs near `Asiriyah, along the highway 1 ½ miles east of
Iskandariya. Bombs were made of artillery rounds and a gas can.
10 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy near a checkpoint in the
Sab`ah Nisan District of eastern Baghdad blasted a Humvee, killing 1
soldier, Staff Sergeant Ricky L. Crockett, and wounding 2 more.
Soldiers opened fire afterwards, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4
10 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy northeast of ar-Ramadi.
There were no reported US casualties in the attack, but troops
responded by firing in all directions, killing 2 Iraqi passerby and
wounding 6 more.
10 AM: Small arms attack on a US convoy along the highway north of
10:30 AM: Several bombs found inside a guard shack at an ICDC Puppet
Army checkpoint near As Sadah, north of Ba`qubah. Bombs were 130mm
10:30 AM: Mine attack on a US armored vehicle near as-Sadah.
11:30 AM: Demonstrations in al-Kut. 400 Iraqis protested lack of jobs
at a government building. A grenade was tossed at Ukrainian troops
and Iraqi puppet police guarding the building. The police opened fire
and wounded 6 Iraqis. Ukrainian soldiers then opened fire and wounded
another Iraqi. 1 Ukrainian and 1 puppet policeman wounded.
AM: Iraqi woman detained and questioned in al-Fallujah. This incident
produced an outraged demonstration where hundreds of Iraqis raged in
12 PM: RPG attack from a building on a US patrol ½ mile north of ar-
12 PM: RPG attack on US troops guarding the al-Fallujah City Hall.
Troops fired back, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4 more.
12:30 PM: Small arms on a US convoy on the highway near Miqdadiyah.
2:30 PM: Small arms attack on several Iraqi contractor dump trucks
near `Arab Dulem 9 miles south of the US Balad Airbase.
4 PM: Drive-by shooting attack on an Iraqi traitor policeman on
patrol in Mosul. 1 puppet policeman was killed. Resistance fighters
escaped in a vehicle.
4 PM: Mortar attack on a so-called civil defence force puppet unit at
the Puppet Oil Ministry in the al-Mansur District of Baghdad. A small
arms attack followed the mortars.
4:30 PM: Puppet so-called civil defense forces and Iraqi puppet
police stopped a vegetable truck near Jaddah, 30 miles north of
Baghdad, to inspect it. A resistance fighter in the truck threw a
grenade at the stooges, killing 1 civil defense stooge. The stooges
then fired back at the truck, martyring 1 Resistance fighter and
wounding 2 more. The truck was found to be filled with weapons being
delivered to Resistance.
6 PM: Rocket attack on the ICDC Headquarters in Abu Ghurayb.
9 PM: Roadside bomb attack during a driving rainstorm on a 2-Humvee
US convoy on Palestine Street in Central Baghdad near the Oil
Ministry, which is located near the US headquarters known as the
Green Zone. Bomb missed the convoy. Troops fired randomly after the
bomb went off, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4 more. No US damage or
9 PM: Rockets launched at unknown targets from so-called Sadr City.
9 PM: Mortar attack on the Baghdad Hotel. 2 shells were fired but
they both missed.
10 PM: RPG attack on US occupation troops at a checkpoint near the
cloverleaf intersection in al-Fallujah.
US reported its occupation troops observed 40 Iraqis armed with AK-
47s taking fuel from a pipeline near Samarra'. The troops attempted
to detain the men but the Iraqis opened fire. Troops returned fire
and killed 7 Iraqis.
Several bombs found partly buried by the side of the highway in
Kirkuk. Bombs were 155mm rounds and an antipersonnel mine.
Bomb found near Kirkuk. Bomb was Tupperware box filled with
explosives with wires protruding.
Bomb found in east Mosul. Bomb was multiple blocks of C4.
Bomb found 7 miles southwest of Iskandariyah near Hazah. Bomb was
Bomb found southeast of Samarra'. Bomb was 130mm round with wires
Bomb found in the southbound lane of a highway in the Martyr's
Monument area of Baghdad. Bomb was a 15mm round with C4, concealed by
a tree limb and rigged with a pager. A Resistance fighter was
arrested in connection with this bomb.
Bomb found in the area just to the east of Baghdad Airport. Bomb was
125mm artillery round with a detonation cord attached and rigged with
a car alarm for remote detonation.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Tuesday, 13 January 2004.
1) Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an Apache helicopter gunship
with a surface-to-air missile in the al-Habbaniyah area west of
Baghdad killing the crew of two pilots.
2) The masses in al-Kut gathered in a demonstration to demand their
rights and the evacuation of the invaders clashed with Ukrainian
forces, leaving two Bulgarian soldiers dead and five others injured.
Three Iraqis were martyred and 10 others injured.
3) A detachment of Resistance fighters killed five American soldiers
and wounded two others as well as destroying two military vehicles in
an attack on an American military patrol in the city of Tikrit.
4) The Baghdad Hotel, which is the residence of American intelligence
officers and members of the so-called Governing Council was attacked
with rockets, leaving two American soldiers dead and seven others
wounded. A large part of the façade of the hotel was destroyed.
5) An attack on an American military convoy outside the city of
Samarra' left four occupation soldiers dead and three others
wounded. Four military vehicles were destroyed.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Tuesday, 13 January 2004.
Occupation forces reportedly suffered 10 wounded in Iraq today. 5 US
occupation soldiers and 5 Zionist puppet police were wounded. The US
imperialist central command (Centcom) reported 5 US troops wounded
today. The media reported ZERO US wounded. A US helicopter was shot
down. 4 Iraqi civilians were killed and 7 were wounded. A train was
derailed. There were 37 security incidents in Iraq today. Only 9 of
these incidents were reported in the media.
3 AM: Drive-by shooting attack on the ar-Ramadi puppet police
station. Resistance fighters escaped in a vehicle.
7 AM: Rocket attack on a US base in the al-Mulla `Alwan District on
the northern outskirts of Baghdad.
7 AM: Rockets hit a number of Iraqi homes in the Husayn Khalifah
District in the northern outskirts of Baghdad. Rockets may have gone
off course and missed the intended target.
7:30 AM: An Iraqi man was found shot dead in his car along the
highway east of Haswah. The car was riddled with bullets.
8:30 AM: An Iraqi man was found shot in the head on the highway south
9 AM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Ghazaliyah District of
9:30 AM: Resistance fighters in a vehicle were observed conducting
surveillance and taking photos of a local so-called Civil Military
Operation Center (CMOC) puppet office in Ba`qubah.
10 AM: Surface-to-air missile attack on a US Apache helicopter 9
miles north of al-Habbaniyah. Copter was shot down. Both pilots
reportedly survived the crash.
10 AM: Resistance fighters on an overpass dropped several grenades on
a US civil affairs convoy 3 ½ miles west of al-Fallujah.
10:30 AM: A demonstration raged all morning long in al-Kut. A crowd
of 1000 tried to storm City Hall and break into a bank. Grenades were
thrown at Ukrainian troops. 5 police stooges and 7 Iraqis were
11:30 AM: A Resistance fighter in a vehicle fired small arms at an
Iraqi Puppet Police Station in Iskandariyah.
12 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol 33 ½ miles northwest of Hadithah
12:45 PM: RPG attack on a US military convoy carrying US celebrity
broadcaster Ted Koppel. Troops returned fire in all directions,
killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 3 more.
1 PM: Small arms attack on a US convoy 4 miles south of Ghalibiyah
along Highway 2 north of Baghdad.
1 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy along a highway near as-
2 PM: Fire truck stolen 5 miles southwest of ar-Ramadi.
2:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol northeast of Taramiyah.
4 PM: A train derailed near al-Basrah. An investigation reportedly is
4:45 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near Balad. Resistance
fighters escaped in a car and a truck.
6 PM: Small arms attack on a so-called Civil Military Operation
Center (CMOC) puppet office in Ba`qubah. Resistance fighters fired
from the east side of a canal across the water at the building.
6:30 PM: Resistance fighters in a large truck used the truck to
strike so-called civil defense forces riding motorcycles, attempting
to run them over.
7 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the al-A`zamiyah District of
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Sulaymaniyah District of
7:45 PM: A US occupation patrol in a district of southern Baghdad
spelled in US reports as "Tall Izhayat" was attacked with small arms
from a house.
10:30 PM: Grenade and small arms attack on a US and ICDC traitor army
combined unit near the `Umar ibn al-Khattab Mosque just south of
10:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in the Ahmad Ghajar District
A group of resistance fighters in vehicles ambushed US troops in
Samarra'. Troops returned fire and say they killed 8 Resistance
fighters, arrested 26 others and confiscated 4 vehicles.
Troops and local Iraqi stooges arrested a preacher at a mosque in
Jabul, apparently near Tikrit. He had invited a man to come from al-
Fallujah and speak to the crowd. The man gave a speech in which he
encouraged the locals to attack US occupation troops and local
Bomb found in Tikrit. Bomb was made of several artillery rounds.
Decoy bomb found on the highway west of Samarra'. Bomb was metal box
with an antenna.
Bomb found near Miqdadiyah. Bomb was rigged for remote detonation.
Decoy bomb and an antipersonnel mine rigged together were found in
Samarra'. The contraption was a satchel filled with wire and an
Bomb found ½ mile northwest of al-Khalidiya near Huwayja al-Bu
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Wednesday, 14 January 2004.
1) A puppet police station in Ba`qubah was severely damaged in a
martyrdom attack by a mujahid that targeted a miltary patrol that was
in front of the puppet police station. Twelve were killed including
three Americans and 39 others - puppet police collaborating with the
occupation and six Americans - were injured. A Humvee and three
police vehicles were destroyed.
2) An attack on railway cars transporting American military matériel
and provisions south of the city of Tikrit left six dead, including
three Americans, and three others injured. Three railway cars were
3) An American military column was attacked in al-Bu `Isa, southwest
of al-Fallujah, leaving five occupation soldiers dead, four others
wounded, and destroying one tank, one Humvee, on transport vehicle,
and one truck.
4) An American military patrol was attacked at the entrance to the
city of Mosul leaving two American soldiers dead and four others
wounded. A Humvee and a military jeep were destroyed.
5) An American military patrol was attacked by an explosives-laden
car near the al-Mansur puppet police station. The attack left three
occupation soldiers dead and two others wounded and destroyed two
Iraqi Resistance Log
Wednesday, 14 January 2004.
Occupation forces reported suffering 4 killed and 23 wounded in Iraq
today. 1 US soldier, 1 puppet policeman and 2 foreign contractors
were killed. 14 puppet police, 4 US troops, 4 so-called civil defense
force stooge troops, and 1 US contractor were wounded. The US
imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 4 US soldiers wounded
today. The media reported 2 soldiers wounded. 3 Iraqi civilians were
killed and 17 wounded, most in a martyrdom operation. There were 29
security incidents in Iraq today. The media reported 12 of these
4 AM: US soldiers conducting a raid in Abu Kharma, near Ba`qubah,
were attacked by Resistance fighters. 1 soldier was wounded. 4
resistance fighters were martyred and 1 was wounded.
12:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in Mosul.
3:30 PM: Attack on a US military and KBR contractor convoy 9 miles
south of Tikrit near ad-Duwar. Resistance fighters driving 2 vehicles
pulled up along the cabs of some of the trucks in the convoy and
opened fire with AK-47's, killing 2 contractor-drivers, 1 Pakistani
and 1 Turk. 1 US soldier was wounded. 1 US KBR contractor, David
Linderman, another contractor-driver, was critically wounded. After
firing on the trucks, the Resistance fighters immediately escaped.
3 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in al-Huwayjah.
3 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in Kirkuk.
3 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit east of al-Fallujah.
3:30 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US patrol northeast of al-
4 PM: Small arms attack on a puppet policeman in northern Mosul.
5 PM: RPG attack on a puppet police station in eastern Mosul.
5:45 PM: Mortar fire was observed in Tikrit.
6 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit in central Mosul.
6 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the ashSha`b District of
8 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near south of Jalula'. Troops
fired back, killing 1 resistance fighter and wounding another.
8 PM: Multiple RPG attack on a US armored patrol in Husaybah.
9 PM: Small arms attack on a Coalition convoy in ad-Diwaniyah.
9:15 PM: Small arms attack on so called civil defense puppet soldiers
guarding a gas station in the Shari` ad-Dun District of Baghdad.
10 PM: RPG and small arms attack on the Nahiyat al-Harr puppet police
station 3 miles north of Karbala'. No casualties or damage reported.
One RPG hit the outer wall around the station and the 2nd landed in a
garden of the home next door. The resistance fighters escaped but
puppets captured a vehicle the resistance fighters had used.
11 PM: Land mine attack on a US vehicle north of Bayji. The mine hit
Night: A US soldier, Sergeant Keicia M. Hines, was killed in an
incident at the US base at the Mosul Airport.
Vehicle martyrdom operation attack on the Ba`qubah puppet police
station. 2 Iraqis were killed and 31 were wounded. 14 puppet police
Shooting attack on a puppet police checkpoint in ar-Ramadi. 1 traitor
and 1 civilian were killed.
Shootout with US troops in Abu Kharmah, 8 miles east of Ba`qubah. 4
resistance fighters were killed, 1 was wounded and 17 more were
arrested. No US casualties reported.
Resistance fighters threw 2 grenades into a meeting between tribal
leaders and US military administrators in al-Huwayja. US troops fired
back and wounded 3 Resistance fighters. 4 puppet so-called civil
defense troops were wounded by the grenades. No US casualties were
Attack on a US convoy near Samarra'. Troops fired back, destroying a
car used by Resistance fighters. However, there were no Resistance
fighter casualties. No US casualties were reported.
US troops engaged on a group of resistance fighters planting roadside
bombs near Khalis. Troops killed 2 resistance fighters and 2 more
escaped. No US casualties reported.
Bomb found in Tikrit. Bomb was placed near an Iraqi home. Bomb was 4
blocks of C4 wrapped in detonation cord. Blasting caps were placed on
surface causing bomb to fail.
Car bomb found in ar-Ramadi.
Bomb found east of ar-Ramadi. It was a 155mm round.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Thursday, 15 January 2004.
1) An attack on the American military base in the city of al-Qa'im on
the border with Syria left six occupation soldiers dead and four
others wounded. One tank, one armored personnel carrier, and one
Humvee were destroyed.
2) An attack on an American military convoy north of the city of al-
Qa'im on the border with Syria left three occupation soldiers dead
and two others wounded and destroyed two military vehicles.
3) The American military headquarters in Kirkuk were attacked with
artillery and rockets, leaving four occupation soldiers dead and nine
others wounded. Two tanks and three various vehicles were destroyed.
4) A military patrol was attacked with hand grenades in front of the
puppet police station in the al-Harr area of Karbala'. The assault
left one soldier dead and two others wounded and set a military
vehicle ablaze. The puppet police station building and its
surrounding wall were damaged.
5) The headquarters of the American forces in al-Fallujah was
attacked with artillery and rockets, leaving three occupation
soldiers dead and four others wounded. One tank and four various
vehicles were destroyed.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Thursday, 15 January 2004.
Occupation forces reportedly suffered 5 wounded in Iraq today, all US
soldiers. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 5 US
soldiers wounded today. The media reported ZERO US soldiers wounded.
2 SAM missiles were fired at a Georgian plane in Iraq. 3 Iraqi
civilians were killed and 2 were wounded. There were 31 security
incidents in Iraq today. The media reported only 4 of these
6:10 AM: 2 rockets landed within the perimeter of a US base at the
Kirkuk Airport in central Kirkuk. Residents reported the blasts
rocked the whole city. After the attack, US occupation forces around
the surrounding area, placing tanks and armored vehicles in front of
the major buildings. Sirens wailed afterwards and security in the
city was intensified.
10:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy northwest of al-
10:52 AM: Bomb found northwest of ar-Ramadi. Bomb was a US M107 155mm
12 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in az-Zuhur, west of
Mosul. Resistance fighters fled in a vehicle.
12 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy southwest of Baghdad.
12 PM: Bomb found in al-Fallujah. Bomb was several 155mm rounds daisy-
12 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the al-Hurriyah District
1 PM: Mortar attack on a US base east of Balad.
2 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in Mosul.
2 PM: Small arms attack on a train south of an-Nasiriyah.
3 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in al-Khalidiyah.
3 PM: Sniper attack on the Assassin's Gate in the Karkh District of
Baghdad. There was a massive car bomb attack at this very location 3
days later. This is the first known attack at this location so far.
This was a possible probing attack for the martyrdom operation 3 days
5:15 PM: Rifle grenade (!) attack on a US patrol south of al-
Khalidiya. This is one of the first known uses of a rifle grenade in
the war so far.
6 PM: 3 Iraqi students were killed and 2 more wounded when their
University of Tikrit bus hit an antitank mine near Tikrit. The 5
students were the only passengers on the bus. This incident was not
far from where 2 KBR employees were shot dead the previous day.
6:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in al-Fallujah.
6:45 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the al-Hurriyah District of
7 PM: Mortar attack on a US base west of Ba`qubah.
7 PM: RPG and small arms attack on puppet so-called civil defense
troops guarding a railroad bridge west of Samarra'.
7 PM: Explosion near the home of an so-called civil defense soldier
north of Mushahidah along Highway 1.
7 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol in Husaybah.
7 PM: Mortar attack on a US border checkpoint near Husaybah.
7 PM: Resistance fighters fired more than 35 projectiles at a US
border post in Anbar Province. US troops pursued the Resistance
fighters and encountered a van heading east. Resistance fighters in
the van fired on troops. Troops returned fire, reportedly killing 2
Resistance fighters and capturing 4 more. No US casualties reported.
7:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol near the Abu Ghurayb
Market in the Mazra`ah District of Baghdad.
Evening: SAM attack on a plane carrying the Georgian Defense Minister
as it was taking off from Baghdad Airport. 2 SAM's were fired at the
8:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the al-Khalij District
10 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a joint US-puppet so-called civil
defense force checkpoint near Abu Sayda.
11:45 PM: Small arms attack on a US checkpoint at the US Qastal
Airbase in Baghdad.
Hasan Gul, reportedly a Pakistani leader of the organization al-
Qa`idah, was said to have been captured by Kurdish chauvinist
collaborators trying to cross the Iraqi border in northern Iraq. The
US claims that he was sent to Iraq by top leaders, possibly from
Pakistan or Afghanistan, to run the operation of al-Qa`idah in Iraq.
Earlier Washington had named another person as head of al-Qa`idah's
organization in Iraq.
Bomb found in Mosul. Bomb was a 122mm round with wires protruding
Bomb found west of Saddam International Airport in Baghdad. Complex
bomb was made of two parts - the first part was 3 black cans stacked
in a pyramid and connected together with wires - the second part was
a 130mm round with a red detonation cord.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Friday, 16 January 2004.
1) The headquarters of the American forces in the town of al-Qa'im on
the border with Syria was attacked for the second time in 24 hours.
The attack with rockets and artillery left three occupation soldiers
dead and two others wounded and destroyed one tank and three various
2) An American military patrol came under surprise attack in the al-
Harithiyah area in the middle of the capital Baghdad. Hand grenades
and automatic weapons were used in the hit and run assault. The
attack left two American soldiers dead and four others wounded and
destroyed a Humvee.
3) An American military convoy was attacked in the al-Miqdadiyah area
north of Ba`qubah, leaving five occupation soldiers dead and three
others wounded and destroying one tank, one truck, and a troop
Iraqi Resistance Log.
Friday, 16 January 2004.
Occupation forces reportedly suffered 2 killed and 5 wounded in Iraq
today. 1 US occupation soldier and 1 puppet policeman were killed. 1
US occupation soldier was wounded but died 2 days later. 2 US
soldiers, 2 puppet Police and 1 Iraqi translator-traitor were
wounded. The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 2 US
soldiers were wounded today. The media reported 1 soldier wounded.
Resistance fighter attacks shut off power to 80% of Kirkuk.
Resistance fighters managed to place 2 bombs inside the puppet so-
called defense ministry. There were 44 security incidents in Iraq
today. The media reported only 10 of these incidents.
12 AM: Small arms attack on an occupation patrol near ash-Shanin. Ash-
Shanin is next to al-Qurnah, 38 miles northwest of al-Basrah.
1:30 AM: Armed men attacked the Agricultural Bank in Mosul firing
small arms at puppet so-called facility protection guards.
3:30 AM: Small arms attack on an occupation patrol in an-Najaf.
4 AM: Rocket fire was observed near the CPA Headquarters in al-Hilla.
The rockets were launched from an improvised launcher. This was
apparently a test run for the attack on the same building the next
7 AM: Multiple roadside bomb ambush on a US occupation convoy near
7:45 AM: US troops discovered multiple freshly dug resistance fighter
ambush positions 7 miles northwest of al-Khalidiya on the south side
of Highway 10 near Saqlawiyah.
11 AM: Iraqi teenagers playing football in a vacant lot on Hayfa
Street in the Sulaymaniyah District of central Baghdad reportedly
found a roadside bomb in a brown plastic bag and summoned US
occupation troops. Troops and puppet police came to deal with the
device but claim that they could not keep the crowd of onlookers away
from the bomb. The bomb exploded, killing 1 Iraqi and wounding 3
more. An Iraqi collaborator-translator was also wounded. No US
casualties were reported.
12 PM: Roadside bomb ambush on a US patrol in southern Samarra'.
12:30 PM: A British patrol arrested several armed Resistance fighters
near az-Zubayr, southwest of al-Basrah.
2 PM: Grenade thrown at a US military police patrol in the Aba Khanah
District of Baghdad.
2:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy north of Samarra'. At
least 1 US soldier was wounded in this attack. 2 days later, on
Sunday, 1-18, he died of his wounds.
2:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base near Tikrit. Resistance
fighters fled in a vehicle.
2:30 PM: Rocket attack on a US base southwest of Baiji.
3 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol south of Baghdad.
3 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy 3 miles west of al-
3:45 PM: Antitank mine attack on a US military vehicle in west Mosul.
The mine hit the vehicle.
5:45 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol north of Abaychi.
6 PM: A US soldier, Staff Sergeant Roland Lee Castro, was killed by
small arms fire while searching a bunker near ad-Diwaniyah.
6 PM: Landmine attack on a US armored vehicle in al-Huwaysh, west of
Samarra'. Mine was buried in the dirt off to the side of an improved
road. The mine hit the vehicle.
6:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base near al-Mansuriyah.
7:30 PM: Automatic weapons attack on Iraqi police stooges in Mosul.
Resistance fighters drove by the residence of the Mosul puppet police
chief and fired AK-47s at 2 puppet policemen sitting in a car outside
his home. The 2 puppet policemen were seriously wounded.
7:30 PM: RPG attack on a puppet so-called civil defense force camp in
southeastern Mosul. Resistance fighters escaped in a vehicle.
7:30 PM: Rocket attack on a US base near Mosul.
7:45 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in ar-Ramadi.
8 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit near al-Habbaniyah.
9 PM: Mortar attack on a US base 30 miles east of Iskandariyah
near `Aziz al-Basi. This is one of the first known attacks in this
9:30 PM: Roadside bomb ambush on a US MP patrol in the Northeast ad-
Dabbagh Kazimiyah District of Baghdad.
10 PM: Resistance fighters ambushed a US patrol in al-Qayyarah,
firing simultaneously from multiple directions.
10 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy on the highway near
10:30 PM: Roadside bomb ambush on a US patrol near ar-Ramadi.
10:30 PM: A US patrol reported an explosion in the ashShu`lah
District of Baghdad.
11 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol near Samarra'.
11:56 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US occupation unit near
Late: Rocket attack on a US base in Kirkuk. 2 rockets were fired at
the base, but no damage or casualties were reported.
Late: Bomb attack on power lines between Bayji and Kirkuk plunged 80%
of Kirkuk into darkness.
Attack on Iraqi Traitor Police roadblock in Taza, 15 miles south of
Kirkuk. 1 resistance fighter was seriously wounded when puppets
returned fire. No puppet casualties were reported.
1 Iraqi was killed and 2 others wounded when a land mine apparently
planted by the Iraqi Army exploded.
Resistance fighters planted 2 bombs inside the puppet so-called
defense ministry in Baghdad. The bombs were discovered and disposed
of by US occupation troops.
The body of the Karbala' puppet policeman who was apparently abducted
in Karbala' on 1-7 after he left his home for work was found in
Karbala'. Apparently he was killed by his abductors.
Bomb found 1 mile north of Muhawalah, northeast of Ba`qubah. Bomb was
several 155mm rounds.
Bomb found in Abu Sayda, northeast of Ba`qubah. Bomb was made of
several 155mm rounds and plastic explosives with wires running to a
Multiple roadside bombs found 5 miles north of al-Habbaniyah near
Malahimah. Bomb was fashioned out of four SA-3 or SA-6 surface-to-air
missile warheads, each one wrapped with 45 pounds of TNT.
The Pentagon awarded the Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR) Corporation, a
subsidiary of the Halliburton firm associated with US vice president
Dick Cheney, a contract of $1.2 billion to rebuild the oil industry
in southern Iraq, even after repeated scandals.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Saturday, 17 January 2004.
1) An attack on a joint American military check point on the Baghdad-
Samarra' highway near the town of at-Taji left seven occupation
troops dead, including two mercenary police working for the
occupation. Twelve others were wounded. One tank, one armored
personnel carrier, and two Humvees were destroyed.
2) An attack on an American convoy outside the region of Hit left
three occupation troops dead and two others wounded and destroyed one
tank and one troop transport vehicle.
3) An American military patrol was attacked wth hand grenades in the
area of al-Misbah in the middle of the capital Baghdad leaving one
American soldier dead and three others wounded and destroying one
Iraqi Resistance Log.
Saturday, 17 January 2004.
Occupation forces reportedly suffered 5 killed and 7 wounded in Iraq
today. 3 US occupation soldiers and 2 puppet so-called civil defense
troops. 3 US occupation soldiers and 4 puppet so-called civli defense
stooges were wounded. A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was destroyed. At
least 2 Iraqi civilians were killed and at least 1 more was wounded.
The US imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 3 US soldiers
were wounded today. The media reported 2 US soldiers wounded today. A
pipeline was bombed. There were 27 security incidents in Iraq today.
The media reported only 6 of these incidents!
12:30 AM: Small arms attack on a Coalition patrol 9 miles north of al-
Basrah near Kibasi.
3:45 AM: Mortar attack on a Honduran base in an-Najaf. Four rounds
were fired. No casualties were reported.
7:45 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol searching for roadside
bombs west of Taji. The bomb hit the lead vehicle in the patrol, a
Bradley armored vehicle, flipping the 60,000-pound vehicle in the
air, ripping its gun turret apart and setting it on fire. 3 US
soldiers, Private First Class Cody J. Orr, Specialist Larry E.
Polley, Jr., and Sergeant Edmond L. Randle, along with 2 puppet so-
called civil defence soldiers, all riding in the back of the Bradley,
were killed, and 2 more US troops, the commander and driver of the
Bradley, were wounded. The bomb was made of two 155mm rounds along
with other explosives. 3 Iraqis leaving the scene in a truck were
detained and bomb-making materials were found on them. A number of
young men in the area were also rounded up, probably at random. A
crowd of Iraqis celebrated around the destroyed vehicle afterwards.
1 PM: Bomb found east of Iskandariyah.
2 PM: Small arms attack on a hospital in Mosul.
4:30 PM: Iraqi Resistance small arms attack on a US occupation convoy
north of Baghdad.
4:30 PM: A roadside bomb hit a civilian truck in ad-Duwar, reportedly
wounding an Iraqi civilian. Intended target unknown.
5 PM: Sabotage attack caused an explosion on a pipeline northeast of
5 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy south of al-Hadithah.
7 M: A bomb reportedly exploded west of al-Khalidiyah as a Resistance
fighter tried to plant it.
8 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in Mosul.
9 PM: RPG attack on an armored patrol north of Ba`qubah.
9 PM: A roadside bomb went off and hit a civilian car in Jalula',
killing and wounding Iraqi civilians.
10 PM: An explosive being transported in a white Mercedes near a US
patrol in Tikrit reportedly blew up, killing 2 Iraqi Resistance
fighters in the car. A third Resistance fighter in the car survived
but was terribly wounded. The radio-controlled bomb apparently went
off inadvertedly before the Resistance fighters had a chance to
10 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US occupation patrol in Mosul.
10:30 PM: Multiple rocket attack on a US base at the Baghdad Airport.
Resistance fighters attacked a regional occupation office in al-
Hillah, killing 1 Iraqi.
Attack on puppet so-called civil defense force troops manning a
checkpoint in al-Huwayjah. Resistance fighters threw explosives at
the puppets, wounding 4 of them, 2 seriously.
US troops abandoned the US base at the airport in Central Kirkuk
after the rocket attack on 10-15. Presumably, this was not the first
time the base had been hit.
3 Resistance fighters were reportedly captured looking over the ad-
Durah Refinery in the ad-Durah District of Baghdad. Guards found 2
tons of explosives in 80 containers that Resistance fighters planned
to load into a vehicle and sneak it onto the refinery and blow it up.
The charge was 4 times the size of the bomb that blew up outside
occupation Headquarters in Baghdad the next day.
Bomb found north of Baghdad. Bomb was a 130mm round with C4 in the
Multiple bombs found in the al-Jihad District of Baghdad.
Bomb found at Baghdad Airport. Bomb was a 105mm round with wires
running out of it.
Bomb found in the Fayran al-Min District of Baghdad. Bomb was made of
several 125mm tank rounds with wires running out of it. A secondary
125mm round was buried beneath the tank rounds.
Bomb found inside a dead animal northwest of ar-Ramadi. Bomb was a
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.
HamasOnline- Solidarity Gathering Held in Lebanon Honors Sheik Yassin
Solidarity rally with Sheikh Yassin in Lebanon
Beirut - Palestinian factions and popular committees in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj Al-Barajneh in the Lebanese capital have called for immediate action to protect Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Hamas Movement founder and spiritual leader, in face of Zionist assassination threats.
Speakers on behalf of the Hamas Movement, PFLP-GC, PFLP and residents of the camp stressed that Sheikh Yassin enjoyed a symbolic status in Palestine and outside it.
They said that Sheikh Yassin was a national and religious leader that all should defend.
They also affirmed that the Palestinian forces would retaliate to any Zionist crime against the Sheikh.
The speakers, in a rally organized in the refugee camp to express solidarity with the Sheikh, championed continuation and escalation of resistance against Zionist terrorism.
Loles Oliván: Paper presented to the 2nd Cairo Conference (PDF)
Comité de Solidaridad con la Causa Árabe / Arab Cause Solidarity Committee
Spanish Campaign against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq
Carretas 33 2º F-G, 28012 Madrid
Tlf./Fax : 91.531.75.99 / E-Mail : CSCA@nodo50.org
Paper presented to the Second Cairo Conference
13th -14th December, 2004
Arab Cause Solidarity Committee (ACSC) and Spanish Campaign Against the Occupation and for the
Sovereignty of Iraq (SCOSI)
I would like to thanks the organizers of this Second Cairo Conference for inviting our organization to take
part in this initiative.
I would like to make a synthesis on 2 questions:
1.- Support of Palestine, Iraqi and Arab Resistance
The ACSC reiterates the need and urgency of recuperate the broad International Movement Against the War
and to recuperate in support of the Iraqi and Palestine resistance.
Resistance is a legitimate right of occupied and oppressed peoples. We reject and combat against the US,
Zionist and European Union speeches on 'terrorism' as much as we resist the 'Global War against
terrorism' launches by US regime, Israel and other shameful European governments like the one of Aznar
in the Spanish State.
I want to mention that despite the Spanish public opinion opposed in 98% to the War against Iraq and that
more that 76% opposes now to the neocolonial occupation of this Arab country, Aznar's Government has
sent the Spanish army as well as the Spanish intelligence services to work under the orders of US
occupation forces and the Pentagon.
2.- Some comments on the incidence of the Arab issues in the frame work of the International
Movement and specially related to the last European Social Forum held in Paris last month:
The parcelling of the Arab regional context.
Although progress has been made in affirming the direct relation between the occupations of Palestine and
Iraq, as well as the necessity of combating them in coordination, the ACSC continues to express concern
over the fact that the Palestinian cause as well as the Iraqi are in many instances being disconnected from
their Arab regional context. Regarding this, it is significant that the European Social Forum's (EDF) Final
Document does not contain any reference at all to this Arab regional context, which in essence constitutes
the wider scenario in which this process of military interventionism is being played out, in association with
the expansion of globalized capitalism.
While in the ESF debates it was recognized that military occupation represents the new neo-colonial
structure which the US intends to impose on Iraq, associated with the insertion of the country and its
resources into the sphere of the global capitalist economy, it was once again forgotten that the neo-liberal
model which the US intends to impose by military force in Iraq is the same which is also being imposed,
through powerful economic pressures and political impositions (exemplified in the US initiative known as
the 'Middle East Free Trade Association') on submissive Arab political regimes whose legitimacy is subject
exclusively to their acceptance of US dictates for the remodelling of the entire Arab region, and not to the
will and democratic rights of the populations they claim to represent.
In equal measure, opposition to the Israeli occupation has been progressively disconnected from its wider
Arab regional aspect, in not touching upon the close link which exists between the goal of territorial and
demographic control over all of Palestine and regional Zionist objectives, which form part of the strategy
for the implantation of Israeli hegemony throughout the entire area.
Absent: the issue of Arab-Israeli "normalization"
The ESF continues to ignore the necessity of tackling a central issue in the fight against capitalist
globalization in the Arab region (and not only in Iraq and Palestine); one issue which has been the subject
of renewed demand by widespread sectors of Arab society —from Morocco to Bahrain, and including
Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon and some of the Gulf states— since 1991: that of rejecting US-imposed
Arab-Israeli normalization by progressively establishing diplomatic, political, economic, cultural and
security-based relations between the Israel and the Arab regimes, without having brought about the return
of those Arab territories occupied by Israel and without the latter having renounced the regressive, racist
ideology upon which the colonial State of Israel is founded: Zionism.
Normalization constitutes an essential tool for assuring the regional economic hegemony of Israel (now that
its military counterpart has been consolidated through the dismantling of the Iraqi state by invasion and
occupation, and thanks to the permanent military support of the US to Israeli governments) and is wreaking
disastrous consequences in the Arab states —as in the case of Jordan, Egypt, Mauritania, etc— given that
the insertion of Israel in the Arab economies is directly linked to the application of unpopular economic and
financial reforms. These reforms, administered through the International Monetary Found and the World
Bank but inspired by Washington, not only force Arab states to execute policies for the privatisation of
public sectors and in favour of foreign economic interventionism (thereby increasing economic dependency
and poverty), but also placing as direct beneficiary of such policies, in economic as well as strategic terms,
the state of Israel: a state which continues to illegally occupy Arab territories in Palestine, Lebanon and
Syria; which has radicalised its use of military force under the auspices of Bush's "global war on terrorism"
to bring down the Intifada and the National Palestinian Movement; and which is moreover already actively
intervening, both economically and in military and security terms in occupied Iraq.
Palestine: human rights and occupation versus national rights and resistance
Without any doubt the Palestinian cause has become, as has been seen in the ESF, a unique reference point
for the struggle of international progressive movements in favouring popular self-determination. The
dimension of military brutality and the unchecked violations perpetrated by Israel against the whole of the
Palestinian population in the 1967 Occupied Territories (OT ), particularly during the past three years of the
Intifada, are provoking a reaction within the international solidarity movement, giving rise to specific
campaigns which have contributed to extending within broad sectors of Europe and the US the knowledge
of what is really happening in the OT's and to the articulation of responses to the challenges facing the
Palestinian solidarity movement.
However, in Europe and in the ESF, two are the exes that underlie the issue of solidarity with Palestine: the
defence of human rights for the Palestinian people and the condemnation of the military occupation of the
OT's. Seen through this framework of solidarity, the drama in which Israel's Zionist policies (now
represented by the government of Sharon) have mired the Palestinian people unquestionably obliges the
demand that rights basic and fundamental to human life be respected, the same rights which the Israeli army
violates systematically in Palestine. Along with this, Israel's policy of repression toward the Intifada has
exacerbated the collective punishment inflicted in practices such as the military attacks on the civilian
population, the reoccupation of autonomous zones, the closing of roads and territories, the curfews, the
demolition of dwellings, the selective assassinations and the confiscation of land, all of which constitute a
contemptible, long-standing violation of fundamental human rights which goes hand in hand with the
violation of rights as basic as those of freedom of movement, education, health care and housing. For all of
these reasons, and in opposition to the Israeli military occupation —the cause of the human drama which
has unfolded in Palestine— both the defence of the Palestinian people's human rights and the condemnation
of the occupation continue to be the focus of the general debate on Palestine in the ESF.
Without questioning in the slightest the necessary stance taken by the ESF, reflection should also be given
to the consequences which, in the context of international solidarity, the defence of human rights in
Palestine and the denunciation of the military occupation may have for that other cause which has served as
the backbone of the Palestinian struggle and the National Liberation Movement throughout its history: that
of legitimate Palestinian national rights, which for the Palestinian people themselves continue to be the
foundation of their cause and should provide the basic, indispensable political reference for the creation of
an international Palestinian solidarity movement committed with the Palestinian popular, national,
progressive and democratic goals.
In the rush to join together the greatest possible number of the diverse strengths, tendencies and sensibilities
which exist within the ESF, and in the context of extreme hostility imposed by US and Israeli policy against
Palestine, the ACSC sees with deep concern the progressively weakening of this national vindication which
justifies, along with the support for human rights in Palestine and the condemnation of the Israeli
occupation, the endorsement in plain terms of the Palestinian cause and its legitimate resistance movement,
as much in the collective resolve of the civilian population not to cooperate with the occupation as in the
armed resistance against Israeli military objectives and settlements. As the disproportionate violence
perpetrated by Israel against Palestine —State terrorism in the truest sense— cannot in any way be
compared to the acts of legitimate Palestinian armed resistance, and as the drama constituted by the
phenomenon of suicide bombers which has mushroomed in Israel cannot be disassociated from the
inequality of conditions which exists between the struggle of an occupied population and the power which
occupies it, the ESF must be clear in rejecting the argument extending within its ranks by the so called
'pacifism' of the Israeli Zionist 'left', and by a good portion of the official European left, that the violence
affects "both populations equally".
The Zionist left and Israeli 'pacifism' in the ESF
Regarding the active participation in the ESF of the so called 'leftists' and 'pacifists' of Israel, two
considerations have barely been taken into account in ESF debates: first, that in their arguments the Israeli
pacifist left —whose presence is incomparably more influential than that of progressive movements from
the Arab world, which are given little recognition in the ESF— oppose the occupation of the OT's from a
point of view which goes little beyond the humanitarian commitment —to the human rights of the
Palestinian people— and from a position which try to exploit the 'anti-capitalist struggle' in Israel to their
Thus, the argument is heard from the 'leftists' Israelis organizations presented in the ESF that the
occupation must be ended because it has very negative repercussions in the Israeli economy through its
prioritization of a permanent war economy, to the detriment of social development and causing an increase
in exclusion, unemployment and inequality.
Using a common speech of the anticapitalists movements, the Israeli left can not pretend to be consider
neither leftists not anticapitalists while it does not renounces, denounces and fights against Zionism and its
colonial and racist project. And the support they are receiving from large sectors of the leftists ESF will be
against the benefit of the Palestinian national cause as well as the whole Arab causes.
The so called Israeli left similarly does not denounce the hegemonic insertion of the State of Israel into the
Arab region —the essence of Israeli Zionist goals— nor the implementing of regional normalization as a
vehicle for capitalist globalization in the Middle East. As internationalists and progresists, we reject this
Zionist Leftists of the State of Israel that neither questions nor denounces that disastrous fundamental
component which nurtures the idiosyncrasy of Israel: Zionism. If internationalism is an essential pillar of
leftist and progressive movements throughout the world, it follows that the Israeli left should denounce and
combat these Zionist goals in the regional framework of the Arab Middle East.
Iraq: an end to the occupation
Despite the unanimous feeling in the ESF in opposition to maintaining the military occupation of Iraq, the
creation of the Final Document as regards this issue has suffered the negative effects of the more moderate
sectors of the ESF organization: although the majority of the document preparation assembly agreed that
the text should call for the "immediate withdrawal of troops" and "end to the occupation of Iraq", after a
prolonged debate this wording had to be modified to: "withdrawal of troops" and "immediate end to the
occupation", opening the way to a formula (little debated in the various plenary sessions, at least those
attended by the ACSC and the SCOSI) whereby US occupation troops may be progressively replaced by
United Nations troops as a preliminary step to restoring the country's sovereignty.
At least as far as it deals with the Palestinian and Iraqi issues, the content of the ESF's Final Document
reflects more the moderate, social-democratic line represented in certain sectors of the Forum than it does
the more progressive groups and organizations of the international left committed to making the World
Social Forum a truly functional vehicle of expression and action for international transformation. The Final
Document supports the mobilization against the occupation of Iraq and Palestine being organized by the US
Coalition ANSWER for 20 March, 2004, the first anniversary of the start of the invasion.
With respect to Arab issues, the urgent necessity to encourage a greater degree of participation and a more
central role in the WSF for progressive Arab organizations should be taken under consideration for two
1) that, although official US and European policy fights against any notion of cohesion and unity in an
area which is in fact linked geographically, demographically, politically, economically, socially and
culturally, the Arab region as whole has become one-select scenario for intense US interventionism and
neo-liberal capitalism. In this sense, viewing the military aggression and occupation of Iraq and
Palestine apart from this other more sophisticated campaign to spread capitalist globalization
throughout the entire Arab region —in all of its political, economic, cultural and ideological facets—
contributes to the hegemonic discourse of division and fragmentation officially favoured by the US and
Europe for an Arab world characterised by permanent weakness, dependence and submission.
2) that, as the struggle against imperialism is also being addressed from within the Arab world, it is
necessary to strengthen dialogue with the progressive Arab sectors, making known and supporting in
the international arena their battle against capitalist globalization and interventionism, which is none
other than the struggle against the process of normalizing Israel within the Arab context; the
normalization, essentially economic but also political, strategic and ideological, which Israel and the
US are attempting to impose (with the European Union in a subsidiary role) on various illegitimate
political regimes, contrary to the aspirations and interests of the Arab people. The Arab struggle
against normalization is the political principle which forms the axis of combat against capitalist
globalization in the Arab world and should be thus a principle and an element indispensable to
the agenda of international solidarity that the WSF is trying to adopt.
The recent decision to delay the organization of the Mediterranean Social Forum (which proposes to
include, along with organizations from Israel, Turkey, Malta and the Baltic states, organizations from the
Mediterranean Arab countries as well) due to "political conditions not being right", opens debate on a
central question in regard to Arab organizations: who are they and which of them should represent the Arab
world in the creation and configuration of a Mediterranean Social Forum?
The lack of an strong Arab presence in the World Social Forum (WSF) is attributed to the absence of a
tradition of association among Arab countries, although hardly anyone wishes to examine this question in
depth; it would necessarily mean recognizing that the European left has little knowledge of the Arab sociopolitical
world and that, if it were willing to be undertaken, such a dialogue with progressive Arabs
would involve contact with sectors much more radical than certain European leftists and the
normalised Israeli leftists are ready to accept, for instance, casting doubt on the very validity of the
initiative of a Mediterranean Social Forum, in light of the urgency for the creation of an Arab Social Forum.
The question which should be asked with respect to the WSF is: why is there no Arab Social Forum in the
WSF?, Where might progressive Arab sectors outside the Mediterranean region —be they Iraqi, Yemeni,
Jordan, Sudanese, Somali, Mauritanian or from the Gulf states— coordinate their activities, if not in an
Arab Social Forum along with the rest of the Arab world?. Should it not be the commitment of the WSF to
identify and acknowledge these Arab progressive organizations and favouring them, as Arabs as much as
progressists, to define, construct, coordinate and finance by their own their own Arab Social Forum in
which they may articulate and express their political, and national aspirations and find a platform for
making these known to the international movement?
We reiterate our support to Iraqi, Palestine and Arab Resistance. It is our obligation and
responsibility as internationalists and anti-imperialists to support without reservations the resistance
in Iraq and Palestine. The Palestinian and Iraqi people and their fight is our fight; their cause is our
cause since their aspirations of freedom, independence, popular sovereignty, democracy and social
justice applies as well for all of us and dignifies all peoples all over the world.
With Iraq, with Palestine, in support of the Iraqi, Palestine and Arab resistance
Hasta la Victoria, siempre
5.On the Significance of the Martyrdom of Rim ar-Riyashi-
Essay by Dr.Ibrahim Alloush, Editor of the Free Arab Voice, defending the use of women as Human Bombs
link to www.geocities.com
On the Significance of the Martyrdom of Rim ar-Riyashi
By Ibrahim Alloush
Translated by Muhammad Abu Nasr
It must be acknowledged that sending Rim ar-Riyashi, a
mother of two, to carry out a martyrdom mission had
several advantages over sending a young unmarried girl
or a married woman with no children.
First of all, it sends a message to the Zionist
colonists about how deep is the Palestinian people's
determination to liberate their land whatever the
cost. We can only imagine what the Jews are thinking
as they try to grasp how difficult a decision it was
for that mother to make when she determined to
undertake a martyrdom mission. The agony of leaving
her children and family was, however, outweighed in
her mind by her determination that the invaders must
leave no matter what, hence her resolve in carrying
out the martyrdom attack. I confess that I was not
fully conscious of this aspect of the matter in the
beginning until somebody pointed out to me that the
homeland is not only more precious than life. It is
more precious than a mother's children. This is how
much we love Palestine. This is the message with the
spiritual power of an atom bomb that Rim ar-Riyashi's
martyrdom sends to the colonists.
Secondly, there is the fact that it was Rim ar-Riyashi
who carried out the martyrdom mission, something that
takes courage and self-denial to the ultimate. This
is a direct threat to the masculinity of all Arab men,
running like sheep before the staff of domestic and
foreign tyrants, while a mother like Rim ar-Riyashi can
act like (their definition of) a real man and expose by
her sacrifice just
how fragile is the male's common conception of duty
and honor, when he fails to leap at once to defend the
rights of the nation. This is a message written in
blood for every Arab man, a message that has shaken
all of us.
Third, Rim sent a message to Arab women too, telling
them that they must take up the struggle as well.
Nothing absolves them of that obligation. It is to
Hamas's credit in this case that it changed its former
position regarding women martyrdom fighters and sent
Rim ar-Riyashi on a joint mission with the al-Aqsa
Brigades. This is a positive development with respect
to the role of women in patriotic activity in general
and martyrdom activity in particular. Here I would
like to put this question to anyone who objects to
this: why doesn't anyone object when a father martyrs
himself, but they object when a mother martyrs
herself, even though the jihad - the struggle for
liberation when the homeland is invaded - is
acknowledged to be a duty for every Muslim, for every
Arab, male and female?
Fifth, Rim ar-Riyashi not only touched our hearts, she
forced people of conscience in the west to start to
think. One example of that is the statement made by
the British MP Jenny Tonge who said that she too would
become a martyrdom bomber if she were Palestinian.
And she stood by that statement too even after being
expelled from the Liberal Democratic Party for which
she had been the spokesperson on matters related to
children. What a good thing it would be for us to
send messages of solidarity to that MP in recognition
of her principled stand. (In your spare time you
could look her up under "Tong, Dr Jenny" at:
and send her an e-mail, or simply use tonge@c...)
Fifthly, we must understand the general situation in
Palestine that impels tens of thousands of Palestinian
women and men to become martyrdom fighters. Martyrdom
has become a dream for them, not a sacrifice. It has
become a way to live one's life, as the film producer
Iyad ad-Dawud says. Martyrdom fighters - male and
female - have become the standard of greatest nobility
for the Palestinian people, leaving us all in
adoration of them.
The importance of these human bombs does not derive
only from their strategic role in shifting the balance
of power to favor the Palestinian people, and in
striking the enemy's most vulnerable point - their
manpower. They are frustrating the plans to subjugate
the Palestinian people politically or in terms of
security under the cover of some "peace process" or
"defensive wall" or the like. They are crippling the
ability of Palestinian supporters of sell-out
solutions to spread their nonsense in order to carve
out a role for themselves in the proposed regional
arrangement. They are arousing the Arab street, and
they are splitting the ranks of the enemy, some of
whom are now refusing to do military service in the
West Bank and Gaza. These and many other such things
show that the prime importance of the tactic of human
bombs and the massive Palestinian and Arab support for
it comes from the fact that they are an expression of
a deep awareness of the very nature of the struggle
that we are waging. They are fully aware that this is
fundamentally a struggle for survival against the
Jewish presence in Palestine, in which there is no
difference between so-called "civilians" or military,
because all of them are invaders. Their very presence
alone on Palestinian territory contributes to their
attaining the strategic Zionist objective of
Thus once again the Palestinian people, through Rim
ar-Riyashi and others like her, are providing an
example for the Arabs, Muslims, and all the oppressed
in this world of how to wage people's armed struggle.
Since the beginning of the intifada, I have seen no
one who can match the martyrdom men and women. They
are heroes in my eyes in ways that Che Guevara and all
the rest no longer can be, with due respect to them
The "angels" have appeared in our times in the form of
martyrdom women. In a few moments they have smashed
at once all the shackles of the past and all the
consumerist idols. They call on men and women to
march in their footsteps. Is there anyone who will
respond to that call in this nation of the oppressed?
:: Diario de la resistencia iraquí: Titulares: 25 a 27de enero
Diario de la resistencia iraquí
CSCAweb (www.nodo50.org/csca), enero de 2004
Martes, 27 de enero
- Seis soldados estadounidenses muertos y al menos cuatro más heridos en dos acciones de la resistencia este martes.
Tres paracaidistas estadounidenses de la unidad Task Force "All American" mueren al explotar una bomba al paso de un convoy de la 82 División Aerotransportada en las proximidades de Jaldiya, al oeste de la capital, en torno a las 13 horas del lunes; un tercer paracaidista resultó herido grave. Dos civiles iraquíes resultaron también muertos, según testigos presenciales probablemente por los disparos indiscriminados de los soldados estadounidenses efectuados tras la explosión de la bomba. Una unidad que acudió al lugar del suceso fue asimismo atacada con armamento ligero sin sufrir bajas, ha informado un portavoz militar de EEUU.
Ya por la noche, en torno a las 20 horas, otra bomba mata a otros tres soldados estadounidenses de la Combined Joint Task Force Seven, hiriendo a tres más en las proximidades de Iskandariyah, al sur de Bagdad, según un portavoz militar estadounidense.
Estas seis nuevas bajas mortales -en lo que ha sido una nueva jornada negra para los ocupantes- elevan a 248 la cifra de militares de EEUU muertos por acciones de la resistencia iraquí desde el 1 de mayo. [Fuentes: Associated Press, News Release CJTF-7 Coalition Press Information Center, Nota Informativa 04-01-23C e Iraq Coalition Casualty. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Dos muertos en un ataque contra un convoy de la 'CNN'.
Dos empleados de la cadena de TV estadounidense CNN resultan muertos en un ataque llevado a cabo desde un vehículo en marcha cuando un convoy de dos vehículos de este medio entraba en Bagdad preveniente de Hilla (Babilonia). Las dos víctimas son el traductor y productor Duraid Isa Mohammed, de 27 años, y el conductor Yasser Khatab, de 25. El cámara Scott McWhinnie, que viajaba en otro coche, fue herido en la cabeza por un disparo, mientras que el corresponsal de la cadena, Michael Holmes, el productor Shirley Hung, el segundo conductor y un miembro de seguridad armado -que abrió fuego contra el vehículo desde el que se había producido el amellatramiento del convoy- resultaron ilesos. Según los supervivientes se ha tratado de una acción premeditada contra el medio, no de un intento de atraco. [Fuente: CNN. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Desactivado en la tarde del martes un explosivo en las proximidades del complejo de edificios de la Autoridad Provisional de la Coalición de la margen derecha del Tigris. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
Lunes, 26 de enero
- Bombardeado el cuartel hispano-salvadoreño en Nayaf.
Según la cadena de televisión al-Jazeera, el cuartel general del contingente hispano-salvadoreño en la ciudad de Nayaf (sur del país) fue atacado con morteros en la noche del lunes, un incidente no referidos por el ministerio español de Defensa. La cadena qatarí mostraba en su edición de noche imágenes del complejo con focos de fuego y humo. Una unidad española y salvadoreña habría salido del acuartelamiento en busca de los atacantes sin lograr capturar a ninguno de ellos. [Fuente: al-Jazeera. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Atacado de nuevo el complejo de la Autoridad de ocupación en Bagdad.
Durante la madrugada del lunes un misil impacta en el interior del recinto de la Autoridad Provisional de la Coalición en Bagdad, situado en la margen izquierda del río Tigris, zona de máxima seguridad denominada "Zona verde". El ataque no causó víctimas. Dos pequeñas explosiones precedieron al ataque. El misil impactó en la pista de aterrizaje de helicópteros del complejo, colindante con el Palacio de la República ocupado por las máximas autoridades de la administración de ocupación. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- En la noche del lunes, un grupo insurgente ataca un hotel en la ciudad de Karbala donde pernoctan tropas del contingente polaco. Durante el enfrentamiento con guardias de seguridad iraquíes, un policía resultó muerto por disparos de los atacantes. El contingente polaco (2.400 soldados) tiene su base en esta ciudad del sur de Iraq. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Dos civiles iraquíes -uno, según AP- resultan muertos y otros tres heridos (uno de ellos, de gravedad) en la mañana del lunes al explotar junto a un autobús urbano una bomba colocada en el arcén de una autopista de la periferia de Bagdad, según ha informado un portavoz de la policía iraquí. [Fuentes: Associated Press y al-Jazeera. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Según han informado a Associated Press testigos presenciales, una patrulla estadounidense ha sido atacada este lunes con granadas RPG en Mosul, sin causar bajas. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Nuevos excarcelados reiteran la arbitrariedad de su detención y la indefensión de los iraquíes retenidos por EEUU.
Según informa al-Jazeera este lunes, ayer domingo las autoridades de ocupación excarcelaron a un nuevo contingente de unos 300 iraquíes, la mayoría de los cuales declaró al canal árabe vía satélite a su salida del centro de Abu Ghraib, en Bagdad, que fueron detenidos sin justificación alguna (en ocasiones, tras un accidentes de tráfico) y mantenidos en prisión durante meses con acusaciones falsas de vínculos con la resistencia. Similares declaraciones fueron realizadas por los excarcelados del primer contingente de la cárcel de Abu Ghraib (véase en CSCAweb la crónica de Muhamad Abu Nasr: El testimonio de los excarcelados iraquíes de Abu Ghraib confirma el carácter arbitrario de las detenciones, la indefensión jurídica y la práctica de las torturas). El día 7 de enero, el Pentágono informó que pondría en libertad a medio millar de presos iraquíes de entre los 9.000 y 17.5000 que, según fuentes de ocupación o de organismos iraquíes, EEUU retienen sin garantías legales algunas en varios centros. No se tenía conocimiento de nuevas excarcelaciones desde una primera de unos 60 detenidos inmediatamente posterior al anuncio pro parte de Bremer de estaa medida. [Fuente: KR. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
- Atacado un convoy civil del contingente japonés en Iraq, mientras el gobierno aprueba el despliegue de otros 500 soldados.
Un conductor de nacionalidad jordana resulta muerto en un ataque perpetrado en Bagdad el domingo contra un transporte perteneciente al contingente japonés en Iraq, según ha informado este lunes un portavoz del gobierno nipón en Tokio. Precisamente este lunes el gobierno del primer ministro Junichiro Koizumi aprobaba el despliegue complementario de más de 500 soldados de tierra, que partir para la localidad de al-Samawah el día 3 de febrero. [Fuente: KR. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]
Declaración de la II Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo:
Con la resistencia palestina e iraquí, contra la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU
CSCAweb (www.nodo50.org/csca), 28 de enero de 2004
II Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo, 14 de diciembre de 2004
Traducción: Sinfo Fernández, CSCAweb
"Las organizaciones participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo emprenderán las siguientes acciones: [...] proseguir la solidaridad con el pueblo iraquí y su resistencia contra las fuerzas de ocupación con todos los medios legítimos, incluyendo la lucha militar, y ayudando al pueblo iraquí a sabotear el plan estadounidense que se basa, a nivel interno, en [la creación de] un Consejo de Gobierno Transitorio cuya legitimidad deriva de la ocupación y no del pueblo iraquí. [...] Continuar la solidaridad con el pueblo palestino para asegurar su derecho a establecer un Estado nacional, independiente y totalmente soberano, y apoyar la Intifada palestina y su derecho a resistir la ocupación a través de todos los medios disponibles, incluida la lucha armada"
La II Conferencia de El Cairo tuvo lugar los días 13 y 14 de diciembre de 2003 auspiciada por la Campaña Popular contra la Agresión a Palestina e Iraq [de Egipto] y con amplia participación de organizaciones internacionales, incluyendo a importantes figuras mundiales y activistas políticos y sindicales, escritores e intelectuales, periodistas y artistas, defensores de los derechos humanos de Asia, África, Latinoamérica, Europa y EEUU, así como del Mundo Árabe, unidos por su lucha común contra la globalización capitalista, la hegemonía de EEUU, el sionismo y el racismo, uniendo esfuerzos para encontrar alternativas más justas y humanas a las políticas de globalización capitalista en el marco del lema "Un Mundo Mejor es Posible".
Estamos luchando contra la globalización capitalista a la vista del resultado de sus políticas, que provocan la profundización del abismo entre países desarrollados y países en vías de desarrollo, intensificando la explotación y opresión de los pueblos, marginando a amplios sectores de la población mundial, produciendo la imposibilidad de poder satisfacer las necesidades básicas de la vida y amenazando la seguridad de los pueblos al recurrir a la guerra y a la militarización, todo lo cual conduce al fortalecimiento del imperialismo a nivel internacional y a la dependencia a nivel local. También sirve para apoyar los planes sionistas sobre el Mundo Árabe como una extensión del proyecto imperialista en el mundo y en la región.
Los participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo observan que las conclusiones y convicciones a las que llegaron en la I Conferencia, mantenida en diciembre de 2002 , convergían con un movimiento global activo y efectivo, que se ha extendido por todo el mundo con la participación de un amplio espectro de grupos democráticos, pacifistas, contra la guerra y contra la agresión, a través de la organización de conferencias internacionales antiglobalización que rechazaron la agresión a Iraq y expresaron su solidaridad con Palestina, [a través] de las declaraciones que se han desarrollado desde ese momento, tales como las de las conferencias de Tokio y Yakarta, [y] con el establecimiento de convocatorias en solidaridad con el pueblo iraquí. En esos días fuimos testigos de manifestaciones populares de millones de personas por todas las naciones del mundo, las más grandes de las cuales tuvieron lugar el 18 de enero y el 15 de febrero de 2003. Se han organizado varias conferencias populares en diferentes países del mundo condenando la agresión estadounidense contra Iraq y apoyando la lucha del pueblo palestino contra la agresión sionista y la ocupación israelí.
Aunque esas amplias acciones y actividades populares no impidieron la ocupación de Iraq por EEUU, tuvieron éxito en la condena de la ocupación desde sus comienzos, creando un rechazo unánime internacional que tuvo su impacto en la negativa de muchos Estados a participar en la misma. Incluso sirvieron para privar a EEUU de una alianza internacional amplia. Esta campaña popular internacional ha contribuido también a profundizar las contradicciones entre los mayores Estados capitalistas sobre su posición en la agresión a Iraq. Las actividades del movimiento internacional han conseguido una movilización continua de grupos y fuerzas populares dentro del marco de sus objetivos estratégicos comunes, representados en la lucha contra las políticas de globalización y su militarización y en los peligros que conllevan para los intereses de los pueblos y del futuro de la humanidad. Porto Alegre fue un ejemplo claro y positivo de lo que se puede conseguir a través de una lucha conjunta popular que condene las políticas agresivas y sus desafíos contra los pueblos en cualquier lugar.
Basándose en estos logros y buscando una mayor efectividad en la lucha contra la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU, la II Conferencia de El Cairo discutió los temas principales referentes a esa lucha a fin de aprovechar las lecciones aprendidas en las actividades del último año y preparar una más efectiva confrontación para el próximo. Los temas de discusión incluyeron la resistencia a la hegemonía y globalización capitalista, los medios y vías para apoyar la resistencia en Palestina e Iraq, fortaleciendo el papel de los movimientos populares al apoyar la resistencia y los desafíos que afrontan esos esfuerzos populares dentro del Mundo Árabe.
Discusiones y conclusiones
Las discusiones que se han desarrollado han llegado a las siguientes conclusiones básicas:
1. Sobre la Globalización Capitalista y la Hegemonía de EEUU:
- Los participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo observaron que EEUU continúa intensificando su control sobre el mundo, utilizando su dominio creciente de la economía mundial y sus grandes poderes militares, tratando de evitar la creación de un mundo multipolar que pueda debilitar sus poderes y su creciente influencia. Es por ello importante para el movimiento internacional contra la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU desafiar esa tendencia, que incluye:
- Incrementar y extender la presencia militar de EEUU en nuevas áreas del mundo, tales como el Mundo Árabe y el Este de Europa, además de Afganistán, constituyéndose en amenaza directa para los pueblos del mundo.
- El uso de las instituciones capitalistas internacionales para conseguir mayor control sobre la economía mundial y la reformulación de las relaciones económicas internacionales dentro del marco de los acuerdos de libre comercio, condicionando los préstamos, la ayuda y las políticas monetarias y financieras internacionales, por lo que se tratará de crear nuevas relaciones que se opongan a esas tendencias anteriores para poder establecer un nuevo orden económico mundial que pueda conseguir la justicia y permitir el avance de las naciones en desarrollo.
- La insistencia de EEUU en emprender la guerra contra Iraq, a pesar de las objeciones de NNUU, y un despliegue continuo de presiones en esa Organización a fin de racionalizar la guerra y obstruir cualquier resolución del Consejo de Seguridad (CS) que pueda condenar la agresión israelí contra Palestina, Siria y Líbano, falsificando claramente la legitimidad internacional yendo contra los intereses de los pueblos y creando un doble rasero en los criterios internacionales que entra en contradicción con la Carta de NNUU.
- La imposición de un modelo estadounidense de democracia sobre los pueblos, abogando en el Mundo Árabe por un modelo democrático falso que ignora las características más básicas de la democracia real representadas en su contenido social y en su reconocimiento de la soberanía nacional y de las libertades políticas y de los derechos que se derivan de la voluntad propia de los pueblos, y de la utilización de ese falso objetivo democrático de forzar a los países árabes al reconocimiento de la legitimidad de la entidad racista sionista [Israel] y aceptar su papel de liderazgo en la región, sometiéndose a la agenda de la globalización neoliberal.
2. Sobre la heroica Intifada palestina contra la ocupación:
Los participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo reconocen que la causa del pueblo palestino empezó como consecuencia de la Declaración Balfour en 1917 y la incautación de la tierra árabe palestina en 1948, a través de un colonialismo de ocupación y sustitución dirigido por el movimiento sionista. Esta operación fue completada en 1967 con la ocupación de la restante tierra palestina y de algunas partes de otros países árabes, como extensión de la agresión continua sionista sobre la Nación Árabe. Mientras que diferenciamos entre el judaísmo como religión, respetado como todas las demás religiones, y el sionismo como expansión, como movimiento político, los participantes en la Conferencia condenamos las políticas agresivas israelíes contra el pueblo palestino desarmado, en lo que se refiere especialmente a:
- Deshacer la resistencia del pueblo palestino contra la incautación de su territorio y su ocupación a través del asesinato de dirigentes y personalidades nacionales, detención de miles de militantes palestinos, demolición de casas de los mártires de la resistencia, atacando las áreas de residencia y disparando de forma indiscriminada contre los civiles.
- Forzar al pueblo palestino a rendirse y aceptar la política de asentamientos impuesta por la entidad sionista que no reconoce ninguno de los legítimos derechos nacionales del pueblo palestino, sobre todo el Derecho al Retorno y la aplicación de la resolución 194 de NNUU; a través de la disolución de la resistencia, la destrucción de servicios e infraestructuras públicas, el incremento del padecimiento cotidiano del pueblo palestino, el empeoramiento de sus condiciones de vida, la destrucción de cosechas y la construcción del Muro de Separación racista en los Territorios Ocupados en 1967, además de la limpieza étnica que persigue desarraigar a los palestinos de su territorio.
- Contar con el apoyo incondicional de EEUU en la ocupación israelí, imponiendo cambios cruciales con objeto de crear una nueva realidad en la tierra ocupada a través de la construcción continua de asentamientos, en los que se incluyen mayores cantidades de la tierra ocupada después de 1967.
Los participantes acentúan su apoyo y solidaridad totales con la Intifada del pueblo palestino y el derecho del pueblo palestino a resistir la ocupación utilizando todos los medios, incluido el derecho a utilizar la lucha militar para liberar su tierra, y el derecho a rechazar proyectos políticos con soluciones que no satisfacen sus necesidades nacionales, empezando por los Acuerdos de Oslo y terminando por los Acuerdos de Ginebra.
3. Acerca de la resistencia iraquí contra la ocupación:
Los participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo expresan con firmeza que la ocupación de Iraq constituye una parte de un plan estratégico de EEUU para reforzar su control sobre el mundo con objeto de extenderlo aún más. Es también parte del plan sionista, que persigue el establecimiento del Gran Estado de Israel desde el Nilo al Eúfrates, y el papel directo de Israel en la ocupación de Iraq y en el uso de armas israelíes por las tropas estadounidenses en Iraq, donde los objetivos de EEUU son:
- Controlar Iraq, asegurando una presencia militar directa en una región estratégica que abarca el corazón del Mundo Antiguo, dominando la producción y distribución de las mayores reservas de petróleo del planeta.
- Reorganizar la región al servicio de los intereses de EEUU a través de la cooptación de Irán, forzando la sumisión de Siria, e imponiendo una solución política del problema palestino que ignora la totalidad de los derechos nacionales del pueblo palestino, incluido el derecho al retorno de los refugiados.
- Reanimar el proyecto sobre Oriente Medio que da a Israel el liderazgo en la región para el beneficio de los intereses de los monopolios capitalistas internacionales y la extensión de los modelos culturales que sirven a los objetivos estratégicos de EEUU a costa de la identidad árabe. También, la presión de EEUU para establecer una zona de libre comercio en Oriente Medio que apoye esos objetivos.
4. La prosecución de la lucha en apoyo de un frente internacional unificado contra la globalización capitalista y el imperialismo:
Los participantes en la II Conferencia de El Cairo están de acuerdo en que los hechos y conclusiones a las que han llegado acerca de los temas discutidos han fortalecido su voluntad de continuar luchando para construir un frente unificado popular internacional contra el imperialismo, la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU, extendiendo las actividades de ese frente al mundo entero para asegurar la continuidad de esas actividades durante todo el año a través de varias acciones que puedan irse incluyendo en círculos populares más amplios.
Teniendo en cuenta el aumento de la toma de conciencia acerca de la contradicción entre los intereses esenciales y los de las políticas de la globalización capitalista, y para conseguir los objetivos mencionados, emprenderán las siguientes acciones:
1. Continuar la lucha contra la globalización capitalista y sugerir alternativas realistas a las políticas de globalización capitalista, en el campo de las relaciones económicas internacionales, que busquen afianzar los intereses de los pueblos y que se basen en condiciones más justas y humanas.
2. Exigir el desarme total, en general, y el desarme nuclear, en particular, en Oriente Medio, a través de la eliminación de armas nucleares en Israel y en todo el mundo, en vista de los peligros que entraña para el futuro de la humanidad.
3. Acentuar la importancia de la democracia para asegurar la efectividad de la lucha popular contra la globalización y el control exterior. Esto exige el derecho de los pueblos a disfrutar de sus libertades y de sus derechos básicos y la construcción de un movimiento popular efectivo que se base en una sociedad civil fuerte y en unos medios de comunicación libres y democráticos. Se está también de acuerdo en que la democracia tiene un contenido social, que supone distribuir el bienestar nacional con justicia y proteger los intereses de las clases trabajadoras, lo que exige un papel efectivo del Estado en el marco de la soberanía nacional.
4. Acentuar la importancia de la coordinación con los grupos y movimientos populares a través de todo el mundo, incluyendo a las organizaciones americanas que luchan contra el imperialismo, el sionismo y el racismo, y que desafían las prácticas de los monopolios capitalistas estadounidenses y a los líderes neoconservadores de EEUU, quienes amenazan los intereses reales del pueblo americano. También se hace hincapié en la importancia del papel jugado por el pueblo americano, semejante al desarrollado en la Guerra de Vietnam, paralizando las capacidades de los círculos gobernantes para continuar amenazando al mundo.
5. Fortalecer la legitimidad de la resistencia contra la agresión externa y el derecho de los pueblos a resistir esa agresión.
6. Proseguir la solidaridad con el pueblo iraquí y su resistencia contra las fuerzas de ocupación con todos los medios legítimos, incluyendo la lucha militar, y ayudando al pueblo iraquí a sabotear el plan estadounidense que se basa, a nivel interno, en [la creación de] un Consejo de Gobierno Transitorio cuya legitimidad deriva de la ocupación y no del pueblo iraquí. Es importante que no se reconozca este Consejo y que se pida el final de la ocupación estadounidense y británica, trabajando para restablecer las instituciones nacionales iraquíes sobre una base democrática que sea formulada por el pueblo iraquí y sus fuerzas nacionales.
7. Continuar la solidaridad con el pueblo palestino para asegurar su derecho a establecer un Estado nacional, independiente y totalmente soberano, y apoyar la Intifada palestina y su derecho a resistir la ocupación a través de todos los medios disponibles, incluida la lucha armada.
8. Pedir un desafío internacional de masas sobre los objetivos reales del proyecto de Oriente Medio, que incluye el reajuste de la región acomodándola a los intereses de las políticas de EEUU, que trabajan para imponer un modelo falso de democracia que, en realidad, persigue la disolución de la identidad árabe, la extensión de los modelos culturales consumistas, la aceptación del papel de liderazgo de Israel en la región y la sumisión a la agenda de la globalización capitalista.
9. Organizar los movimientos de resistencia popular internacional contra las políticas de globalización y en solidaridad con Palestina e Iraq, lo que implica ciertas actividades en determinadas fechas que deben ser conocidas en todo el mundo, principalmente
a) Identificando fechas comunes de solidaridad internacional con la resistencia de los pueblos palestino e iraquí, especialmente el 20 de marzo, en memoria de la agresión sobre Iraq, y el 28 de septiembre, en memoria del comienzo de la Intifada popular palestina.
b) Introduciendo el desafío a la globalización y la resistencia de los pueblos palestino e iraquí en las agendas de las reuniones internacionales, como en el encuentro de Bombay, en la India, en enero de 2004.
c) Expresando la solidaridad con los presos de conciencia, con los defensores de la resistencia y los activistas anti-globalización que sufren juicios ilegales, exigiendo su liberación inmediata.
d) Pidiendo el fin de todas las situaciones no democráticas, especialmente en los países árabes, fundamentalmente la cancelación de leyes marciales, tribunales excepcionales y de las restricciones impuestas al activismo político y de masas.
e) Condenando a los regímenes árabes que participaron y facilitaron la agresión americana sobre Iraq y su pasiva posición con la resistencia iraquí contra la ocupación. Llamando a los gobiernos árabes a cerrar todas las bases militares de EEUU en sus países.
f) Llamando al boicot de las instituciones y Estados ocupantes que apoyan la agresión.
g) Rechazando la normalización con la entidad sionista en todos los campos y apreciando la posición de todas las organizaciones populares en los diferentes países del mundo que boicotean esta entidad a nivel cultural, político y económico.
h) Movilizándose para que NNUU vuelva a adoptar la resolución de igualaba el sionismo con el racismo y su amplia aceptación por todas las organizaciones populares del mundo.
i) Organizando juicios populares en varias partes del mundo para los criminales de guerra: Bush, Blair y Sharon.
El comité organizador es responsable de completar con las agencias regionales e internacionales la puesta en marcha de estas actividades, la campaña popular contra la globalización capitalista, la solidaridad con la resistencia iraquí, con la heroica Intifada palestina, todo ello sobre la base de la II Declaración de El Cairo.
El Cairo, 14 de diciembre de 2003
Nota de CSCAweb:
1. Sobre la I Conferencia de El Cairo véase en CSCAweb: Encuentro Internacional de El Cairo contra la agresión de EEUU sobre Iraq. En solidaridad con los pueblos iraquí y palestino
Nota informativa del CSCA sobre la II Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo
28 de enero de 2004
Los pasados 13 y 14 de diciembre se celebró en Egipto la II Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo convocada en esta edición bajo dos lemas: "Con la Resistencia palestina e iraquí", "Contra la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU".
La Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo es el resultado de una iniciativa lanzada el pasado año 2003 por diversas organizaciones y grupos de intelectuales egipcios organizados en la Campaña Popular contra la Agresión a Iraq y Palestina, que ha aglutinado el apoyo de organizaciones internacionales como el International Action Center (IAC) de EEUU y la coalición británica Stop the War, además de personalidades como Dennys Halliday y Hans von Sponeck -ambos ex coordinadores del programa humanitario de Naciones Unidas para Iraq-, Ahmed Ben Bella -primer Presidente de Argelia-, Ramsey Clark -ex fiscal general de EEUU y presidente del IAC- o Geroge Gallowey -parlamentario británico.
En la sesión inaugural de la Conferencia y tras leer los mensajes de apoyo  intervinieron, entre otros, Ramsey Clark, Dennys Halliday, George Galloway (en representación de Stop the War Coalition), Tony Been y John Rees (ambos parlamentarios británicos laboristas), así como el jordano Leith Shubeilat (presidente de la Asociación contra el Sionismo y el Racismo, AZAR), los egipcios Hamdin Shabahi (miembro del partido naserista Asamblea del Pueblo), Ahmed Nabil al-Biladi (escritor e histórico comunista egipcio), Kamal Jalil (miembro del partido Socialistas Revolucionarios), el palestino Ahmad Furad (dirigentre del FPLP), Adel Samara (economista palestino), etc.
Entre los asistentes, más de 500 personas procedentes de diferentes países del Mundo Árabe (el abogado marroquí Sufiani, el jordano y miembro del Comité por las Libertades de la Unión de Profesionales Jordanos, Hisham Bustani, el dirigente de la oposición democrática de Bahrein Abdel Rahman Nuaimi), así como de Europa. La coalición británica Stop the War Coalition desplazó a más de cien personas. Asistieron igualmente representantes de Grecia (sindicalistas del Socialistiko Ergatico Coma, integrante de la Coalición Griega Paremos la Guerra), de Austria (un representante de Campo Ati-imperialista), de Francia (Attac), de Bélgica, así como de Turquía y Canadá.
Sobre la representación iraquí en la Conferencia y para sorpresa de muchos, la Alianza Nacional Iraquí, la llamada oposición patriótica, coalición de organizaciones políticas históricas iraquíes que representa en el interior de Iraq el apoyo político a la resistencia contra la ocupación, no contó con representación propia. La única representación iraquí fue la del residente en Francia ar-Rukabbi.
Presencia del CSCA
El CSCA estuvo representado por Loles Oliván que intervino igualmente en la sesión inaugural para manifestar el apoyo a las resistencias iraquí y palestina, así como a la resistencia árabe contra el sionismo . En síntesis, la intervención del CSCA se centró en mostrar la preocupación por el hecho de que el Foro Social Europeo (FSE) y el Foro Social Mundial (FSM) no tomen en consideración las ocupaciones de Iraq y Palestina como cuestiones eminentemente árabes y directamente conectadas tanto con el proyecto sionista de Israel en la región árabe como con la globalización capitalista. Igualmente, el CSCA hizo una fuerte denuncia contra el reconocimiento que el FSE y el FSM están dando a la denominada "izquierda israelí" y al hecho de que el proceso de normalización israelo-árabe no esté siendo si quiera mencionado en tales Foros, máxime teniendo en cuenta la gravísima situación que vive el pueblo palestino bajo la ocupación desde el inicio de la segunda Intifada .
Asimismo, el CSCA participó en uno de los cuatro talleres organizados en el marco de la Conferencia, así como en la rueda de prensa (ver foto) celebrada el 14 de diciembre junto a los representantes de otras organizaciones árabes e internacionales. Igualmente intervino nuevamente en la sesión final para proponer que la Declaración Final de la Conferencia , una vez que el borrador se había presentado a la asamblea, incluyese explícitamente la denuncia de la cuestión de la normalización israelo-árabe y el rechazo al nuevo proyecto económico lanzado por EEUU en el último Foro de Davos celebrado en Jordania en junio sobre la Asociación EEUU-Oriente Medio de Libre Comercio.
Notas de CSCAweb:
1. Véase en CSCAweb: Ahmed Ben Bella: Allí donde hay una agresión, nace la resistencia (mensaje a la II Conferencia de El Cairo). Algunas de las intervenciones de esta sesión pueden leerse en inglés en: www.cairocampaign.com/docs_e.htm
2. Véase en CSCAweb: Loles Oliván: Paper presented to the Second Cairo Conference, December, 2004
3. Véase en CSCAweb: Loles Oliván: Evaluación del CSCA sobre la incidencia de las cuestiones árabes en el FSE de París - Documento del Foro Social Europeo. París, 16 de noviembre de 2003: Llamamiento de la Asamblea de organizaciones y movimientos sociales
4. Véase el texto de la columna de la derecha.
Enlaces relacionados / Related links
Ahmed Ben Bella: Allí donde hay una agresión, nace la resistencia (mensaje a la II Conferencia de El Cairo)
Loles Oliván: Paper presented to the Second Cairo Conference, December, 2004
Encuentro Internacional de El Cairo contra la agresión de EEUU sobre Iraq. En solidaridad con los pueblos iraquí y palestino (diciembre de 2002)
¡ ORGANICEMOS LA DEFENSA DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN !
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA
DE LOS "COMITÉS IRAK DE BASE "
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¡ ORGANICEMOS LA DEFENSA
DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN !
1) CREACIÓN DE LA "ACCIÓN INTERNACIONAL PARA LA DEFENSA DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN"
Numerosas zonas de sombra tapan la manipulación mediatica orquestada por el imperialismo americanosionista con motivo de la detención del Presidente Saddam Hussein. Éste fue drogado y su humillación televisada cuidadosamete organizada. ¿ Dónde están los criterios éticos de nuestros medios de comunicación, tan prontos a denunciar hace unos meses la difusión de imagenes de prisioneros americanos por la televisión iraquí ?
Eso consiste en una violación inaceptable de las Convenciones de Ginebra y de La Haya que protegen a los prisonieros de guerra. Otros dirigentes del Partido Baas iraquí, como Tarek Aziz, también están detenidos sin estatuto y en violación de las mismas leyes internacionales.
El « proceso » anunciado del Presidente Saddam Hussein, en la línea de procesos falsificados organizados en La Haya, particularmente contra el presidente yugoslavo Milosevic, por jueces inicuos a las ordenes de Washington y de la OTAN, se presenta ya como una farsa mediática trágica y judicial. Bush y sus Kollabos « iraquíes », ellos, llaman abiertamente al asesinato del rais iraquí.
La acosa de los dirigentes baasistas iraquíes, después de la de los dirigentes yugoslavos, toma sitio en la ofensiva mundial del imperialismo contra todos los que se atreven a discutir el neocolonialismo del Nuevo Orden Mundial impuesto por Washington.
Defender a los dirigentes baasistas iraquíés, y particularmente al Presidente Saddam Hussein, es por supuesto un deber para todos los progresistas y todas las fuerzas anti-imperialistas.
Este 17 de diciembre de 2003 fué creado pues en Bruselas, a la iniciativa de los « Comités Irak de Base » y de la Asociación de solidaridad transnacional « La Causa de los Pueblos », la « ACCIÓN INTERNACIONAL PARA LA DEFENSA DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN" / (INTERNATIONAL ACTION TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN) (IADSH)
La meta del comité internacional es de organizar el apoyo al Presidente Saddam Hussein y a los dirigentes baasistas iraquíes, particularmente en el ámbito de los procesos que se van a intentar, de dar a respetar su derechos de presioneros de guerra, de exigir su liberación.
El Comité se propone también contestar a la campaña de odio y de mentiras orquestadas por los medios de comunicación en manos de los americanosionistas y restablecer la verdad sobre el Irak de Saddam Hussein y el partido Baas.
El Comité llama a todas las fuerzas progresistas y anti-imperialistas, sin distinción de origen ideológico y político, a sostener su acción.
¡ Libertad para el presidente Saddam Hussein y los dirigentes baasistas encarcelados !
¡ Libertad y unidad para Iraq !
¡ Yankee go home !
2) APOYO A Me JACQUES VERGES PARA SU ACCIÓN EN FAVOR DE LOS DIRIGIGENTES BAASISTAS IRAQUIES ENCARCELADOS
Después de defender particularmente al presidente Milosevic, Jacques Verges se pretende ahora dispuesto a defender al antiguo vice-Primer ministro iraquí Tarek Aziz, actualmente guardado al secreto desde el fin del conflicto.
« Son los hijos del Señor Tarek Aziz los que me han pedido que me encargue del Señor Tarek Aziz.Su familias igue sin noticias de él.Al Señor Tarek Aziz no le tratan como un prisionero, según las convenciones de Ginebra. Deseo un proceso justo, eso es lo que pido para los Señores Tarek Aziz y Saddam, y al mismo tiempo para todos sus compañeros de infortunio », dijo el abogado en RTL.
Jacques Verges declaró también que : « Saddam Hussein debe considerarse como inocente, hasta que se pruebe lo contrario cuando su proceso ».
Me Verges denunció el hecho de que Saddam fuera detenido en un lugar guardado secreto, en violación con las convenciones internacionales.
La « ACCIÓN INTERNACIONAL PARA LA DEFENSA DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN » / (INTERNATIONAL ACTION TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN / IADSH) le da su apoyo activo a Me Verges en el combate común por el derecho y la justicia.
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