Monday, 16 May 2005. from charlievictor
It would seem that Newsweek is being used as a patsy for the obfuscation of the clash of mythologies and ideologies, since it is well-known that the Righteous Holy Crusaders and the New Israelite Warriors routinely desecrate the holy scriptures of the occupied Muslim citizens of Iraq.--Pete
Khalidiyah. Resistance fighters armed with anti-personnel rockets and BKC medium machine guns attacked an American foot patrol near the Citizenship Office, killing or wounding 11 US troops. The Resistance fighters withdrew unscathed towards the old city cemetery. US forces surrounded the scene and closed the old highway linking Ramadi with Baghdad.
Hit. A high-explosive Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of four Humvees near the old citadel destroying one Humvee, killing four US troops and wounding two in the vehicle. Two more Americans in the vehicle behind the one that blew up were also wounded by flying shrapnel. US troops surrounded the area and arrested a number of shopkeepers in the area, accusing them of being involved in the attack and not telling the occupation troops that Resistance fighters were planting a bomb.
Baghdad. Iraqi Resistance forces mounted an intensive mortar bombardment with ten heavy 120mm and 80mm mortar rounds on the US 'Ayn al-Asad base causing a series of explosions and flames and rising smoke as American aircraft came in over the area.
Ramadi. Violent combat broke out between 20 Iraqi Resistance forces, equipped with light and medium arms, RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades and pipe rockets, and US occupation forces in a column of five US armored vehicles and three Humvees.The fighting left six American soldiers dead and five wounded. One armored vehicle was set ablaze and a Humvee destroyed.
An Iraqi Resistance explosives-laden Opel car exploded on a road leading to the US al-Warrar base as a column of six US armoured vehicles was passing, destroying one armoured vehicle and disabling a second. Six American troops were killed and four were wounded.
50 US soldiers stormed into the al-Quds Mosque at dawn and "searched" the building. They ransacked the mosque tearing up copies of the Qur'an and beating up worshippers. The Imam of the mosque said : "Americans stormed into the mosque as we were starting the dawn prayer. They trampled all over the mosque with their boots while surrounding us and confining us to one corner while they searched the mosque and the adjoining rooms. A number of the soldiers, in full view of the commander of their group, kicked copies of the Qur'an around on the floor having fun in a game among themselves, until they got to the outer door of the mosque. One soldier pointed to a copy of the Qur'an with his finger while kicking it with his foot and laughing." "Another soldier carrying black paint, drew seven crosses on the pulpit and three on the prayer rug of the Imam who was standing in front of the worshippers. He drew three more crosses on the interior door of the mosque and on the two interior supports. If they desecrated a copy of the Qur'an in Guantanamo, here in Iraq, God's Book is abused every day by the Crusaders and the Jews."
Fallujah. Iraqi Resistance forces fired four Grad rockets into the US base, sending up two plumes of dense smoke. US helicopters hovered over the base.
Baghdad. An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove a pickup truck loaded with propane gas cylinders used for cooking into a column of US occupation troops destroying a Humvee, killing all aboard. The explosion set a tank on fire from the turret, disabling it and wounding the soldiers aboard. US forces encircled the area and called in two helidopters to evacuate their dead and wounded. The Americans left a small force to guard the disabled tank and the wreck of the Humvee from the cameras of journalists who gathered in the vicinity.
The puppet "Iraqi minister of defense" ad-Dulaymi, who comes from the predominantly Sunni city of Ramadi banned raids on Sunni mosques in Baghdad and the provinces by puppet "national guard", and puppet army troops, the so-called "shock forces." The order stipulated penalties of imprisonment and discharge from the puppet service for any members who violated the order and raided Sunni mosques on the excuse that Resistance fighters might be inside. Several Shi'i collaborator politicians expressed strong reservations with the order. Since the installation of the current Shi'i chauvinist puppet "prime minister" al-Ja'fari, raids by largely Shi'i puppet security forces on Sunni mosques and arrests of Sunni religious and community leaders have sharply increased.
Balad. Iraqi Resistance forces using heavy machine guns shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance plane used for spying on the movements of the Iraqi Resistance and set it on fire, causing it to crash.
Ba 'qubah. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of four Humvees, destroying one Humvee, killing two US troops, wounding three.
Mosul. An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb destroyed a US Zil troop transport and killed five American soldiers and seriously wounded one. After the attack US forces opened fire indiscriminately around the area, killing a woman and her husband who happened to be passing in their car on their way home.
Iraqi Resistance forces armed with light weapons and RPG7 rocket-propelled grenades attacked an American truck convoy loaded with fuel for the US occupation forces, setting two tankers ablaze, killing two American drivers and wounding two.
Tall 'Afar. Iraqi Resistance forces fired a barrage of rockets into the US base destroying an observation tower. A number of US troops inside the tower were killed or wounded when it fell to earth.