Al-Fallujah Is The Symbol
By Ali Al- Najafi
Fallujah became a symbol of the Iraqi National Resistance that reflects the hope and the determination of the Iraqi people to liberate their country from Anglo American Zionist occupation. It is a miniature picture of Iraqi anger against the Imperialist aggressors and their supporters. It is part of the legitimate resistance that enjoys the support of the vast majority of the Iraqi people across the land of the Two Rivers.
The National Resistance had warned all the collaborators and advised them to abandon cooperating with the forces of occupation or they would be considered as enemies of the people and would be treated as traitors.
The Iraqi people are not happy with the police or with the civil defense forces that were created by the occupying forces. Husam Qahtan, a chieftain of a large Iraqi tribe, described the feelings of the Iraqi people very well: "Killing Iraqi policemen who assist the American forces to suppress the resistance is considered a punishment from heavens because they are betraying their country." When the Armed men of the resistance attacked the police station in Fallujah on February 15 the people did not shed a tear for those who were killed. Mr. Qahtan added "It is permissible to kill those policemen who are aiding the Americans in arresting the Mujahidin (freedom fighters). His opinion is accepted widely among the population of this city that became a bulwark for the resistance.
The people of Fallujah as well as the majority of the Iraqi people consider the Mujahidin as heroes while the Policemen and collaborators are considered as undesirable or traitors. Posters hung all over the city of Fallujah and in other cities and towns condemning the police force and calling upon the honorable members to quit.
The Western Media is describing the National Resistance as a Sunni one while in reality is made of fighters from all walks of life. For instance, the Baath Party is a nationalist and secular movement that has members from all the strata of the Iraqi society, from the north, from the center and from the south. Likewise are the other groups who are part of the Resistance. Operations against the occupation are not limited to the so-called Sunni Triangle but also in Najaf, in Nasseryiah, in Basra, in Karbala, in Sulaymania, in Kirkuk and in the other cities, towns and localities.
The Shia Arabs are part of the resistance as well. Their cities and towns are occupied by the so- called coalition forces and by hundreds of thousands of Irani or pro Iran elements that infiltrated to Iraq through the porous borders. Some came behind the American tanks, such as the Bader Brigade and others. Those collaborators do not reflect the feeling of the millions in Iraq whether in the South or in any other part of Iraq.
The "Democracy" that the United States is exporting to the Arab World is the essence of suppression and colonization. We are witnessing it in Iraq.
The repressing occupying forces, posted a banner on the monument of the Unknown Soldier in Baghdad saying (mamnooa al-mozaharat) which means, "No demonstrations allowed". All demonstrations that take place in Iraq that appear in American televisions are those controlled and directed by the American forces in front of the Palestine Hotel where members of the foreign press gather.
All those who are part of the appointed ruling council do not represent the Iraqi people but American interests. Washington appointed them by the force of bullets and tanks. They are living under extreme security measures, the Iraqi people do not respect them, and they are hated, despised and outcast.
The election that the Americans and some Iraqi "leaders" are calling for do not serve Iraq and "Democracy" but colonization and occupation. Iraq is occupied; election under occupation will legitimize installing a government that serves the interests of Washington, London and Tel Aviv. Liberation is the only alternative to occupation.
All efforts must be directed in support of the Iraqi National Resistance, the legitimate alternative, in defeating the notorious ambitions of President Bush and his allies. The Iraqis expect the American and European Anti War Movements to support the forces of the Iraqi National Resistance.
Al Fallujah is a prime example for the liberation of Iraq. It is the mirror that reflects the hope and firmness of the Iraqi people for a free prosperous Iraq.