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Monday, January 10, 2005

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The "insurgency" in Iraq

Michael Leeden writes about the capture of an important terrorist in Fallujah and the information we've been getting from him. He has confirmed ties between Sadaam, Iran and Syria as well as the extensive planning that took place for the "insurgency".

He also points out the vapidity of a press that could care less about the story.
In other words, while there are certainly plenty of Saddam loyalists among the terrorists fighting against us, they are receiving support from Damascus and Tehran. Yasseen's testimony is one of the first bits of intelligence from the Fallujah campaign to reach the public. If we had truly investigative journalists out there, they would be all over this story, which is only one of many that came out of Fallujah. About a month ago, a letter from an Army officer who had fought in Fallujah circulated on the net, and, like Yasseen's tape, it helps dispel some of the myths clouding our strategic vision.
Some of the guys we fought in Fallujah were reall professionals and well equipped.
"In Fallujah," we learn, "the enemy had a military-type planning system...Some of the fighters were wearing body armor and Kevlar, just like we do. Soldiers took fire from heavy machine guns (.50 cal) and came across the dead bodies of fighters from Chechnya, Syria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Afghanistan, and so on. No, this was not just a city of pi**ed off Iraqis, mad at the Coalition for forcing Saddam out of power. It was a city full of people from all over the Middle East whose sole mission in life was to kill Americans. Problem for them is that they were in the wrong city in November 2004."
Yep. And our Marines kicked their asses. We lost about 50 men. They lost over 2000.
We killed more than a thousand terrorists in Fallujah, and nearly an equal number surrendered, many of whom provided our military with useful information. Presumably Yasseen's information has been exploited before letting the Syrians and Iranians know that he has told us all about them.
Ledeen also takes Colin Powell to task for his timorous attitude toward Iran's mullahs.