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India and the desert scorpions

By their invasion and occupation of Iraq, the United States and the United Kingdom find themselves caught in a den of scorpions. Sections of the Shi’ites as well as the Sunnis, independently of each other in certain areas and in tandem in others, have mounted hit and run raids on the occupying troops, causing a steadily increasing number of casualties. A stream of jihadi volunteers from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon and other countries have started moving into Iraq to join what is promised as the mother of all jihads against the US. Before the occupation, there was no evidence of any links between the Saddam Hussein regime and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and the International Islamic Front (IIF), despite apparently fabricated US evidence to the contrary. After the occupation, there are increasing reports of attempts to bring the dregs of al-Qaeda and the IIF from Afghanistan and Pakistan and of Saddam’s army and Ba’ath Party stalwards together for what is described as a new jihad, the like of which the world has not seen before. Full Story

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