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  1. Does anybody knows how is Iraq is actually linked to the internet? is it a satellite connection? which carriers? Is Internet connection in private home working or just Internet points? How is the situation outside Baghdad? Plans for the future?
  2. Here is my quick translation of the article in spanish I mentioned in the other post. The article is supposed to come from an arabic language london based newspaper: Alquds Alarabi. The interviewed person is said to be an authorithative spokesman of the "resistance" whose identity is not revealed for security reason. Neither spanish nor english are my natural language so, please, be forgiving and point out any error/confusion there might be. I would really like to have comments from insiders iraquis. The thing in Italy is very controversial as I said and in on December 13 there is even going to be a demonstration IN SUPPORT OF IRAQUI RESISTANCE. Not many people are going to partecipate probably but the thing has been very much on the media. Ok, this is the article: Interview with a iraqui resistance's spokesman "The resistance is100 % iraqui" From the 'Al-Quds al-Arabi'* CSCAweb (www.nodo50.org/csca), November2003 27 'Al-Quds al-Arabi' Traducción del árabe: CSCAweb (Translation from spanish: me ;-)) "Resistance is based on the idea of national liberation, not on loyalty to any particular personality" Question: Resistance is something everybody is concerned about but who is "the resistance"? Answer: The resistance is100 % iraqui. It is composed of various parties and people of of different professions: ou can find in it the Islamic Movement Party, the Ba'hat party, nasserists, [sectors of] the army and police, medicine, engineers, teachers and also artists and athletes. So it is no correct speaking about Bin Laden or anybody else behind it - without with that questioning his jihad - : we iraquis have the ability and possibility of fighting and we don't need others support that is now needed in Afganisthan. Our desire is that americans and british will be throwned out from all parts. Q: Won't this negatively affect the resistance movement? A: When we say that the people is on our side we don't say it is in the organization. We mean their feelings are on our side and this facilitate our moves, and the whole resistance. But the organization is structured in a way that a group is safe if the members of another group are caught and detained. Q: How many resistants have been detained? A: Nobody. All detained persons [by the occupying forces] are from the people, but nobody among them is linked to resistance. Q: Some civilians have died in some actions, how do you explain this? A: We have just fought against the criminal forces of occupation we did not attack any civilian. Q: Which role play Saddam Hussein and Izzat Ibrajim ad-Duri? [1] A: The resistance appraise the militar role of both but resistance has the aim of [national] liberation, not of loyalty to any particular personality. Oppositions among sihi Q: What do you think about the assassination of Baker al-Hakim [2]? Who's behind it? A: There is an internal fight between sihi clerks for the [control of] riscossions of the al-Hawza [3] and to gain influence, this is what lead to the assassination of al-Hakim, days after he came back in Iraq with the occupying forces. Al-Hakim was a collaborationist of the occupants and had been working fo the american and british secret services since many years. Following the information we have got it was a group linked to Iran that commieted the assasination. At the moment it is better not to reveal the name of the group. Q: Is the GC one of your militar target? A: Everybody collaborating with occupation are traitor and, for this, legitimate target of our fight - in fact it has been issued a religious edict for that [fatwa]. Q: Are there others linked to resistance apart from you? A: Yes, there are, but we organize95 % of the operations; between 32 and 40every day that holds an average of 12 american and british soldiers casualties. Q: Why is there the impression that the resistance is just in the sunni area? A: Iraq is a united country and we have our way of choosing the right place and time to bring our actions. Iraq is for everybody: arabs, kurds and turkman; sunnis and sihi. In the coming days we are going to broaden our actions to cities like as-Sulaymania, Arbil, Dahuk, Anajaf, Amara and as-Samwa. Q: Does exist a centralized command taking decisions for the resistance? A: Yes, it exists and it has a plan realistically and precisely conceived to lead militar operations in all Iraq. Q: What do you think about the latest declarations of Mohamed Said as-Sahaf [4] about the war days and what happened at that time? A: It is supposed that there are some secrets that can not be revealed before some time has passed and as-Sahaf's brother knows this very well, but I disagree his point of view of making these public. Pesonally I'm not against it but some members of the [resistance's] command think that there should have had silence over some questions, mainly because the [arab TV] network that transmitted his declarations is loyal to the occupying forces. Q: What do you think of Siria and Iran position? A: Siria hasn't obtained much after having guested those spies and traitor [5], and having financied them, the same that Kwait, Saudi Arabia Iran and Jordania and Great Britain did. Iran will not oppose neither Israel [6] nor USA. The claims of pressions [from Iran] are ridicoulous: Iran conspired against taliban and against Iraq giving answer to american questions. [ The american claims about developping ] mass destruction weapons in Iran it is just an act. There is no arab or not arab regime [close to Iraq] supporting iraqui resistance. Q: What about Jordania? A: It would be not worth mentioning the squalid Jordanian regime: it was distracting Iraq in the first days of the aggression by allowing american army units entering through its borderline. This regime has delivered militants of Saudi Arabia to the US condemning them to death, now it's devoted to questioning exiled iraquis to raise information about the resistance and delivering it to the americans. Q: And what about the gulf countries? A: They have always supported the occupying forces. They are in fact supporting them now. In these countries there are patriotic, nationalist and islamist forces but they are repressed. [...] Q: On whose support counts then the resistance? A: We count on God's help, with the support of the people of Iraq and we wait the arab people with its strength, with the strength of muslim world, and that of all the free [people] of the world that are supporting the fight of Iraq people. We just need political action as the boycott of US, Great Britain and Israel products and those of all other occupants countries like Spain, Poland, Italy and Japan, if [finally] get to send troops. We also want the traitors to be boycotted. Notes of CSCAweb: 1. Izzat Ibrahim ad-Duri, vice-president of the Council of the Revolution in Iraq at the moment of his country occupation, recently has been presented by the Pentagon as a coordinator of the iraqui resistance action. Suffering of leukemia (strongly limiting the credibility of the Pentagon claim), the Pentagon offers 10 millions dollars for his capture. Last wendnsday the occupation troops detained in Samarra his wife and one of his daghter. 2. Baker al-Hakim, dirigente del Consejo de la Revolución Islámica en Iraq, establecido en Irán hasta su regreso a Iraq una vez que el país fuera ocupado por EEUU, representaba a los sectores confesionales shi'íes favorables a la invasión de Iraq, habiendo participado en las reuniones mantenidas en el transcurso del año anterior con representantes de la Administración Bush. Al-Hakim murió en atentado en Najaf el 29 de agosto, junto a más de 100 personas. 2. Baker al-Hakim, one of the directors of the Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, established just after his return in Iraq when the country was occupied by the USA, he represented the confessional sectors of sihi supporting Iraq invasion, having participated at the past year meeting with representatives of Bush administration. Al-Hakim died in an assault in Najaf in August 29 where more than 100 people died. 3. Most important sihi religious institution. 4. Mohamed Said as-Shaf, minister of Information at the moment of Iraq invasion (was Foreign Affair before), repeated the consideration made by some arab media that some high militar commands (in particular of the Republican Guard) and of Iraq information services had made a pact with USA to not oppose resistance during Bagdad invasion. 5. Part of the opposition of the previous Iraq regime was residing in Siria. 6. The Iranian president Jatamì has received on November 10 Jalal Talabani, actual president of the Iraqui Governement Council and other 9member of this institution created by Bremer. This is generally considered an official aknowledgement from Iran.
  3. I think this forum idea is very interesting. Maybe for the moment there are too many different forums and with few opsters this at the beginning can be confusing. It is also confusing exactly where are we "members"(?) allowed to post. Maybe you should have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to answer questions like this one or address to the automatic translation service. The new look it's a lot cleaner and nicer but I miss that beautiful sentence of the araba scheick stating that "the distance from doubt to certainity is 4 fingers, that is the distance between the eyes and the ears". If you need some help I'm here. Thanks for your good work
  4. Baghda, the original article is in spanish and I gave the link in the first post. I also gave the link to a supposed arabic version but it's on an arabic only newspaper and I cannot find the actual url. The above post is the translation of the article from spanish to english that I DID, the only place you'll find it on the web is this forum :-) Can anybody please translate what bahlol said? Bye
  5. Thanks Achillea. The article is extremely interesting and I suggest the readong to everybody. Being italian I already knew Prof. Palazzi and always reputed him an extremely wise man (i've also seen him on TV and you should also really listen to its voice). I think (but might be wrong) that he is of the Sufi minority islamic "current". I think he is at the moment one of the few italians I can be proud of :-) By the way, do you speak arabic or are you using one of those automatic translators? I can't get them to work.... in case would you point me out a working one? Thanks and bye
  6. I've moved the translation of the article's translation into english HERE to a new topic.
  7. Hi Airedale, no, I'm not from Spain, I'm from Italy. Here is also the interview with a resistant in spanish (the site has an entire section on iraq resistance). I renew my offer to translate from spanish if somebody here find it interesting. I think that peace can be lost also because of colaition forces bad behaviour/strategy, not because of iraquis willingngess of going back to Saddam regime (that I think there is none...). I'd really like to hear comments from insiders, now you know what's my opinion on that but, as an outsider, I could be terribly wrong... Bye
  8. Hi to everybody, I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post this but it seems I can't post in any other. First of all I want to thank you all for this good initiative and wish you the best, then I come straight to the point. In left wing press in europe (and I guess in the USA too) there has been a lot of claims about military action opposing coalition forces to be a true and legitimate resistance, fighting to free Iraq from the occupation and fighting for iraqi people true freedom. See for instance this Guardian article about resistance. Or try to find in November 21 issue of Alquds Alarabi an interview to a resistant claiming massive people support to resistance, and "interethnic" participation (kurds, turkman, sunni, shihi). Unfortunately I've read the article in spanish and am not able to read arab (as Alquds Alarabi is written only in arab) but if you are interested I can translate it from spanish. My opinion until now has been that so-called resistance forces are mostly remaining of Ba'hatist party, terrorists from abroad and, all in all, if they are trying to throw coalition forces out of iraq it is very unlikely they are doing this for the freedom of Iraqi people. Obviously I have my doubts. I would really like you to read these article and give me your opinion about it because in EU this is a very controversial question. Thanks
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