- Iraq's Mujahideen are becoming increasingly bold and
innovative in their attacks against US forces in a battlefield strategy
that keeps occupations forces in a state of never knowing what to expect.
- In one rather creative incident Wednesday afternoon,
an Iraqi man appeared on the highway in the area of as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad
carrying three jerry cans full of gasoline. He was obviously a poor, simple
local fellow and when he took up his position at the filling station on
the highway, everyone understood that he was trying to make a little money
selling the three cans of gasoline below the pump price. Oddly, though,
whenever Iraqis interested in buying the fuel approached him, he angrily
drove them away.
- After awhile, a US patrol consisting of three Humvees
came up on the man's "gasoline station". The man looked terrified
and panicky and took off running from the Americans. The US troops laughed
at the man's fright, and got out of the Humvees still enjoying the way
they could terrify a local peddler. But when they prodded the jerry cans
that the man had abandoned in his flight, a massive explosion occurred,
killing three US soldiers and damaging their nearby Humvee. The jerry cans
had been filled with explosives and were rigged to explode upon contact.
- The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam, who reported
the story, noted that the attack not only reflected how sophisticated the
Mujahideen have become in their attacks on the US invaders, but also explains
why the US troops are suffering from severe stress and psychological problems,
as they face every day dozens of events each day that can appear innocent
but prove deadly.
- With Iraq's Mujahideen now carrying our over 100 attacks
a day all over Iraq, resistance to American occupation and the US regime
of Iyad Allawi is rising and becoming increasingly more sophisticated as
Shia and Sunni struggle to end the American occupation.