Saturday, 23 May 2009


Ordinary Warriors
Washington has dismissed the Iraqi resistance as extremists, Saddam loyalists, foreigners, and criminals. But Baghdad is full of ordinary men and women ~ teachers, shopkeepers, mothers ~ who are learning a clandestine new trade: armed insurgency. Getting to know a number of fighters, and discovering how organized they have become, the author finds this disparate army shares one belief: that expelling the U.S. is a battle they cannot refuse, or lose.

by Molly Bingham
July 2004

At three p.m. on December 14, L. Paul Bremer walked into a crowded press-briefing room in Baghdad and announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!” Saddam Hussein had been captured the night before, and the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority (C.P.A.), headed by Bremer, expected that, with Saddam gone, the resistance to the American occupation in Iraq would quickly fade away.

That night, I went to see a contact, a member of the Iraqi resistance, at an address in the Adhamiyya district of Baghdad. Just minutes after I arrived, we heard shouts and gunfire approaching outside, and my contact, whom I’ll call the Traveler, ushered me out to the dark, electricity-deprived street and into the middle of a fervent pro-Saddam demonstration.

Young men were shooting AK-47 rifles into the air and chanting, “With our souls, with our blood, we sacrifice ourselves for you, Saddam!” A few hotheads objected to my presence and pointed their guns at me, then lowered them when the escorts the Traveler had sent out with me explained that I was an invited guest. When the mob attacked a Shiite bakery, throwing stones and breaking the plate-glass window, a man who clearly had some standing in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood stepped in their way and waved his arms. “No! No! No!” he shouted. “This is not what this is about!”

When I returned to the apartment, the Traveler was sitting on a dingy couch in a small room lit by a single flashlight, surrounded by friends and colleagues. Watching the news of Saddam’s capture earlier in the day, he had paced a small room, declaring, “If this is Saddam, found as a coward like that, hiding, then he is no longer my leader.” But he had already regained his composure and adjusted his thinking, though I could see it wasn’t easy for him. “We thank America for capturing Saddam Hussein,” he said. “That will give us credibility in our resistance.”

A woman active in the insurgency who was sitting nearby with her young child on her knees chimed in: “The resistance is against the occupation. We weren’t resisting because of Saddam. This is our country, this is an occupation ~ we believe that. If this was your country, if this was your house that was taken from you, you would feel the same way.”

In late May of 2003, I was working on a story at the Abu Hanifa Mosque, in Adhamiyya, when a mild-mannered man approached me and struck up a conversation. After a few minutes of amiable talk on the large white marble flagstones of the mosque’s compound, the man told me that he was a member of the resistance.

There had been only a handful of attacks against Americans at that point, and it seemed strange that this gentle, thoughtful man should be telling me, a foreigner, that he was involved in opposing what he called “the occupation.” As the attacks increased throughout the summer, I often thought about him and wondered if this man, whom I’ll call the Teacher, was representative of the Iraqi insurgency.

Even in August, three months after George W. Bush declared the end of major combat in Iraq, no one seemed to know who the resistance fighters were, how they thought, what motivated them, and what, if anything, would bring them to peace. Was it true that they were “Saddam loyalists,” “Ba’th Party diehards,” “dead-enders,” “common criminals,” or “al-Qaeda and foreign fighters,” as officials in Washington and Baghdad had variously described them? I decided to find out.

I discovered that members of the insurgency cannot be found. They must find you, and find me they did. After just two weeks in Adhamiyya, a small neighborhood with close ties to Falluja and Ramadi, I realized I didn’t need to go anywhere else; the area was filled with resistance members from various groups. Over the nine months I spent there walking the streets, hanging out at the main mosque, and sitting in tea shops, bakeries, and juice bars, I developed contacts within the resistance and got to know a number of its members.

(There is an array of terms used to describe these fighters. They usually refer to themselves as “mujahideen” and to their side as the “resistance.” The coalition authority often calls them “insurgents” or, in some cases, “terrorists.” For lack of a neutral term, I’ve chosen to use “resistance” and “insurgency” interchangeably.)

Some of what I discovered about the insurgency is not so surprising. Its members are fighting for their freedom and for the sovereignty of their nation. They are fighting for their God against an occupying force of a different faith. They are also fighting for their dignity and ghira ~ an Iraqi term meaning a sense of integrity, self-respect, and honor, rooted in the protection of one’s country and family.

What I hadn’t expected was that the insurgents would be so diverse. For while some certainly are veterans of Saddam’s 400,000-man military, which Bremer summarily disbanded in May 2003, others I met included a teacher, a wife, a mother, a mechanic, a truck driver, and a Ph.D. holder.

In mid-April 2003, just a week after the fall of Baghdad, the resistance to the American occupation was already beginning to take shape. Through the late spring, uncoordinated attacks on U.S. military vehicles and personnel were common. In the summer, however, the insurgency developed and employed homemade bombs known as improvised explosive devices (I.E.D.’s), then remotely detonated I.E.D.’s, and then highly coordinated, multi-layered attacks combining I.E.D.’s, small-arms fire, and rocket-propelled grenades (R.P.G.’s).

As the U.S. military and C.P.A. built bigger walls and fortified their positions, the insurgency began using car bombs, mortars, surface-to-surface missiles, and multiple-rocket launchers. By the end of November, the coalition’s casualty figures were substantial, with 356 dead and 1,605 wounded in combat.

From Washington to Baghdad, officials dismissed the insurgents’ tactics—particularly the use of I.E.D.’s and car bombs ~ as signs of a desperate and dying force, remnants of the regime’s leaders and military, without the manpower or expertise to confront the U.S. military machine directly.

As it turned out, however, this was a capable resistance that was busy developing its coordination and communication skills and securing sources of weapons and funding. As one colleague of mine commented in the fall, “It’s like watching the I.R.A. on speed.”

Back in the living room on the night after Saddam’s capture, the Traveler expanded on his nationalist principles and the fundamentals of the resistance. “Saddam Hussein is a great leader,” he said. “We adore him. We respect him. But today’s operation, arresting him, will not undermine our morale. Our leadership will remain stable. If one man is removed, 10 people will replace him. They will fight, fight, fight, and kick out the aggressor, inshallah [God willing].”

The Traveler is a silver fox of the resistance. Now in his 50s, he fought with a militant organization on behalf of the Palestinians for almost 20 years, beginning when he was a teenager. He went on to pursue degrees in law and military science in Lebanon, returning home every so often to Iraq, where he has children with his wife of 30 years.

He resigned from Saddam’s Ba’th Party in the late 1990s in disgust over corruption and the local leadership, but he still believes in the founding principles of the Arab Ba’th Socialist Party, the unity of the Arab nation, and the greatness of Saddam Hussein with the fervor and enthusiasm of a fresh recruit. He also debunks the myth of an exclusively Sunni resistance: the Traveler, it turns out, is a Shiite.

The Traveler’s charm, magnetic personality, and easy way with people made him a natural leader of the emerging insurgency, and his wisdom and experience seemed to trickle down to the lower ranks as the fall gave way to the cool, crisp days of Baghdad’s winter.

Though he commands his own group of fighters in Baghdad, the Traveler really functions as a freelance consultant to the insurgency, though he is choosy about whom he will work with. He is in a position to modify plans, offer advice, approve some attacks, reject others. He has extensive contacts throughout the Middle East and can summon formidable financial and logistic resources.

Having spent so many years fighting abroad, the Traveler is especially passionate about the current struggle. “This is my soil, and it is dear,” he said one day, clutching a clump of dry Iraqi earth in one hand and a grenade in the other, as we sat in the shade of a palm tree outside Baghdad. “Why did [the soldier] come and put his feet on it? Nothing is dearer except Allah. Allah and the homeland.”

When we first met, in August of last year, the Traveler suggested that the insurgency was in its infancy. “As long as the occupation continues, day by day, the Iraqi individual’s sense of patriotism will grow,” he said. Back then, the resistance was most evident in the Sunni Triangle, enclosed by Baghdad, Tikrit, and Ramadi.

The Shiites, who make up a slim majority of Iraqis and whose political parties had been repressed by the predominantly Sunni Ba’thists, seemed to be going along with the U.S.-led coalition, however warily. But even then, the Traveler was confident that the Shiites would come around. If they had been deceived by the Americans with sweet words and promises, he said, it wouldn’t be long before they realized their mistake and joined the fight.

When I met the Teacher for a second time, in August, he described in rich detail the last battle of Baghdad, waged in Adhamiyya and ending on April 10, a day after the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdus Square, just a few miles south, had been pulled down in front of the TV cameras and the world.

The Teacher is no Ba’thist or Saddam loyalist. Now in his 40s, he has been a teacher all his life, and had hated Saddam Hussein for allowing the educational system to degrade under economic sanctions. Today, however, he says of Saddam, “We have come to recognize his value.… Now I refuse to let anyone talk badly about him.”

The Teacher said he belonged to an Islamic resistance group, though he wouldn’t tell me its name. “They don’t know I’m talking to you,” he said. “We don’t seek any fame or recognition, or to be in the media spotlight. We don’t want anyone to know who we are. My family doesn’t even know in detail what I am doing.”

A modest and gentle man who had never been religious (“I didn’t even know my way to the mosque”), he had undergone a stunning transformation that began on the night of April 8, when a group of Arab foreign fighters, invited by Saddam Hussein long before the war began to help defend Iraq, were deposited at a school in Adhamiyya that was being used as a base by the Ba’thists.

The next day, the foreigners awoke for morning prayers to find that the Ba’thists had abandoned them and that the Americans were in Adhamiyya. The battle began that morning, just after dawn, and continued for two days.

The Teacher found the foreign Arabs inspiring. Standing before the grave of one, a Syrian who had been killed fighting the Americans on April 9, he said to me, “What pushed this martyr to come to fight, to come to Iraq?”

Gunfire speckled the sky nearby as he continued: “This Syrian hero, he didn’t even have the cost of transportation from Syria to Iraq. And some say they were mercenaries. If you had seen the fight and what happened in [Adhamiyya], you would know that these people did not come for the sake of money. They came to raise the word of Allah, and to defend the Arab land.”

The American invasion of Iraq, his personal experience during the battle of Adhamiyya, the disrespect with which he felt American soldiers treated the shrine of Abu Hanifa ~ all this drove the Teacher to join the insurgency. He has no military background or training, but within a week of Baghdad’s fall he found a group of like-minded people and began working with them as a weapons procurer, purchasing, organizing, transporting, and storing arms for his group.

“I need four eyes in my head and four hands to do everything,” he said one afternoon as we sat in a dusty Baghdad park. “One to look after my work, one to look after my family, one to look after the weapons, and one to watch out for the spies.”

In the cell structure of the resistance, the Teacher said, he really knows only one other person in his group. In our first conversation, he described his responsibilities, sources of funding, and means of procuring weapons. “We need special kinds of weapons, because the operations have increased … like Strellas,” he said in August, naming a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft weapon that can also be used against armored vehicles. Strellas weren’t reported to be in use until the fall.

He also described a need for more sophisticated explosives at a time when the use of I.E.D.’s and car bombs had yet to become widespread. Several resistance sources told me that the shift to I.E.D.’s was made largely to avoid Iraqi civilian casualties.

Early attacks where insurgents fired AK-47s and R.P.G.’s at U.S. vehicles and then fled often provoked American soldiers to spray busy streets with gunfire, killing and injuring innocent bystanders.

The first major car-bomb attack ~ it was actually a truck loaded with 1,000 pounds of explosives ~ occurred just days after my conversation with the Teacher, on August 19. The massive explosion outside U.N. headquarters in Baghdad injured more than 100 people and killed 22, including the top U.N. envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

While most Westerners view the U.N. as an impartial body, the resistance members I spoke to insisted that it functions as a pawn of the Americans and agreed with the decision to bomb its headquarters.

Individual factions within the insurgency seem to differ slightly over whom they see as legitimate targets, but all agree that American and coalition forces are at the top of the list. After that come Iraqis who cooperate with the C.P.A.: informers, translators, police and civil-defense officers who aren’t cooperating directly with the insurgency (as many are), and, last, civilian contractors and individuals who cooperate with the C.P.A.

The members of the Iraqi Governing Council, roundly despised as puppets of the occupation, are also targets; the May 17 car bombing that killed acting council president Ezzedine Salim was the second fatal attack on a council member.

The Teacher said his funding came from “[Iraqi] people who we know are financially capable, some outside sources from neighboring states, and some sources affiliated with Islam.” He added, “Do you think that the Syrian government or the Saudi government is sending us money? It’s from those [individuals] who have money ~ that’s where we get it.”

I took him to mean Saudi and Syrian businessmen and sheiks, and he did not correct me. “They didn’t even know specifically where the money will go,” he added.

The last time I saw the Teacher, in April, he was in a jocular mood, saying that he hadn’t slept well in months ~ “since the beginning of the war, in fact. I’m so tired that I am like a brother to my wife!” As he laughed, he slapped my hand, which was resting on my knee. It was an affable gesture that no hard-line Islamist would ever make with a woman.

Nevertheless, the Teacher claims that his group is Salafist ~ a strain of Islam that seeks to replicate the life of the prophet Muhammad as described in scripture. When I asked him about Osama bin Laden, also a Salafist, and al-Qaeda, the Teacher lowered his voice and spoke admiringly. “I really feel that they are fighters for the word of Allah,” he said, “but I have differences with them over their means of implementation.”

He paused, then added, “Deep in my heart, I wish I was working with al-Qaeda.”

Are there members of al-Qaeda here in Iraq? I asked. “I don’t really know the answer to that,” he said. “I heard rumors that they were working in the provinces, but it is just rumors. I don’t want to talk about something I don’t know about with you. I have spoken with you only about things that I know.”

The Teacher then took me to his car and, as American patrols passed by less than 100 yards away, showed me how he hid weapons under bottles of alcohol. (He said he had a special dispensation to use alcohol, which is forbidden under Islam, for this purpose.)

He produced two British-made submachine guns, which he said he was transporting to a man who would modify them for use with silencers. “They are killing them with [silencers]; they are killing the traitors,” he said, meaning spies.

The C.P.A. offers up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of anyone active in the resistance. “A man cannot be bought,” the Teacher said, “but the weak ones can be bought and the dollars are starting to work.”

There are other ways to conceal weapons, I discovered during my months in Baghdad. Wedding processions, which often entail the “celebratory fire” of automatic weapons, are usually left alone by coalition forces after several incidents in which U.S. soldiers, thinking they were under attack, killed innocent newlyweds and their family members.

Vegetable trucks packed to the gills with lettuce or onions can easily hide a box or two of R.P.G.’s. Even coffins, often carried on the roofs of cars, have been used to transport weapons.

The wife of one figure in this article talked at length about the kind of work she did for the insurgency. “[A woman] can transfer [weapons], but the men cannot. In our Arab society, the clothing of the women, the abaya [robe] and other things, can conceal weapons within them.”

Before we parted that day, the Teacher confided that he feared dying a useless death. “I have been responsible for the deaths of so many people,” he said, “and yet I haven’t yet killed anyone myself. I have asked my commander to let me carry out an operation, and he has agreed. With the help of Allah, my death will not be for nothing.” He hoped to one day earn a resting-place among the martyrs who are buried in the back garden at the Abu Hanifa Mosque, where I first met him.

The concept of martyrdom can be difficult for Westerners to grasp. The best way I can find to explain it, after long conversations with many who yearn for it, is that it is an aspiration and an ambition ~ in the same way that achieving social respect or owning a home is for many Americans.

There is an emphasis in Islam on the joys and rewards of “the second life,” rather than on the material concerns of the current one. Fighting jihad in an honest way, in accordance with sacred principles, guarantees a place in paradise for a Muslim. According to an imam I spoke with on several occasions ~ who, like the others, would be arrested if his identity were revealed ~ martyrdom is the greatest achievement a Muslim can hope for.

Much has been made in the West about the promise of 72 beautiful virgins for those who are martyred, but it is perhaps more telling that any martyr is said to be able to mediate the entrance into heaven of 70 of his family members, tribe members, or friends. The family of a martyr is guaranteed social respect and honor in this life, and paradise in the next.

The imam I spoke to, a young and energetic man, explained that there are two kinds of jihad. When a Muslim goes to fight an infidel in a foreign land, as the Traveler did in Palestine, that is seen as optional jihad.

The second kind is obligatory or defensive jihad, in which every Muslim person is called upon to defend his God, honor, and property (read “country”) from a non-Muslim invader. Each individual fights in the way he or she is capable of.

A businessman might contribute money, a teenager might carry messages, a doctor might tend to the sick and wounded, but all are rewarded with paradise.

Sitting cross-legged on a simple wooden bench in the office of his mosque, the imam said that, in his opinion and the opinion of many imams, the occupation of Iraq created the conditions for obligatory jihad. Our conversations took place both before and shortly after the capture of Saddam Hussein, an event that had a transforming effect on the resistance.

“We are at a crossroads,” he said. “Those who are loyal to their country and to their faith will emerge. Were the people fighting for the sake of Saddam? Or for the sake of the country? Now the people will be discovered for what they are.”

Saddam Hussein had used religion when it suited his purposes, but his leadership was founded on a semi-secular nationalism and Ba’thist socialism. By casting Saddam aside, the invasion created an environment where Islam, the only major societal structure left functioning, could flourish.

After Saddam’s capture, what had been a fairly diverse insurgency, with some Islamic elements and some nationalistic ones, began to coalesce, at least temporarily, under the all-embracing flag of Islam.

As a result, the Iraqi resistance has become eligible to reap the benefits of an international network of financial, logistic, and human support. Doors could open throughout the Muslim world, if they haven’t already, broadening and deepening the fight in a way that the Americans either failed to anticipate or chose to ignore during the run-up to war.

In December, I met a man I’ll call Arrak (an Iraqi term for “warrior”). We sat by the Tigris River on a cold and gray Christmas Eve and talked until our hands were frozen. He was nursing a cold and was bundled up against the damp chill.

He told me the story of his privileged childhood. A favorite son, he had been coddled by his parents and had been a good student, learning English in hopes of becoming a translator. In later years, however, he developed an addiction to soccer and did poorly on his exams. When his grades prevented him from getting into college to study English translation, he enrolled at a technical college and got a degree in business administration instead.

Before the 1991 Gulf War, he joined the Iraqi special forces and was trained with a specialty in urban warfare. After the war, the Shiites in the South staged massive uprisings, and Arrak said he became one of 1,186 “suicide fighters” sent to destroy the highly trained Ninth Battalion of the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade, which had taken control of Karbala and Najaf, sites of the two most important Shiite shrines in the world.

At the end of the uprising, the few officers who returned to report the mission accomplished were not welcomed in the way they’d imagined. All 23 were immediately arrested as traitors, ostensibly for surviving their suicide mission, and sentenced to death by a high-ranking Ba’th Party official. As luck would have it, the politically influential father of one of the detainees negotiated a reprieve. Just six hours before they were to be executed, their sentences were commuted to 15 years in prison.

Over the next three and a half years, Arrak said he was tortured relentlessly. One of his bones was broken, pulled through the skin, and mercilessly twisted about in the open. He was beaten severely, and made to stand naked for nights on end in the February cold with air conditioners turned on him while he was hosed down with cold water. There was also “more horrific and personal” torture, which he declined to specify.

Finally, in the fall of 1994, he was unexpectedly released as part of a general amnesty. He was discharged into a military hospital, where it took him four months to recover, mentally and physically. He began to see the world in the starkest terms, as a jungle “full of rabbits, lions, and hyenas who scavenge.”

When he was discharged from the hospital, he returned home to find his mother, who thought he’d been killed years earlier, dying of what he can only describe as shame and a broken heart. His father died soon after.

“Life became very dark, and I found that there is no loyalty, there are no companions, no friends,” he said. “I began to trust no one, not even the people closest to me, because most of them were agents for the party and agents to the Ba’thists.”

Hoping to avoid the regime’s attention, he tried to get along by opening a small store. “I swore an oath that I’d never wear our military uniform again. The party kept chasing me, the security [forces], the combat [forces], the intelligence, and I kept saying, ‘I will not wear the military uniform again.’ But when the war came, I carried my gun and went.” In late February 2003, with war looming, Arrak returned to his old unit.

“I didn’t hope that a war would take place,” he says. “War means damage. It means that people will be hurt, will be killed. I didn’t hope for it. At the same time, I yearned for it. I yearned for it.” Arrak explains that he went to war for two reasons, one personal, one not.

“I hoped that I could be martyred. And when the events unfolded and I fought for 32 days, I threw myself at death, but it didn’t happen. Maybe Allah did not destine that for me. The second reason was that I wanted to break [the Americans’] pride.”

Arrak fought in the province of Diyala, which borders Iran north and east of Baghdad. When the war was over, he removed his uniform and his boots and walked home barefoot. It took him two days, during which he had no food or water. At home, he collapsed and slept for 48 hours before waking to the sound of American tanks rolling through Adhamiyya. Within days, he had organized his own cell of fighters.

When I met him, he was comfortable, confident, rational, and focused. As I asked him questions, he frequently looked off into the distance as if searching through the forest of his emotions for the answers. The English of his early ambitions remains, but he prefers to speak in Arabic and brings a friend to translate for him during our talks. He writes poetry, is well read, and clearly spends at least some of his time reading newspapers and watching TV reports.

There is nothing of the gang leader or power broker about him. He told me he has refused to accept money for his work, as that would violate the Koran’s definition of a true martyr. He owns no car, no property, few clothes, no cell phone ~ none of the accoutrements available to middle-class Iraqis.

And yet when I asked him if he considers himself religious, he replied, “No, I’m not a very committed Muslim. I mean, if someone prays, does it mean that he’s a prophet? And not everyone who drinks is a devil, isn’t that right?”

He looked at me with a wry smile, then added seriously, “I’m committed to my faith. Allah is inside me, in my brain, and during these days, let us say, since the collapse [of Baghdad] up until now, I have the highest level of faith inside me. But I don’t pray.”

Arrak’s strength is in commanding fighters on the ground. He said he has organized and executed operations all over the country, working with various cells and groups that request his help. One day he brought a 22-year-old Syrian fighter to meet me.

A Shiite who had come to Iraq to fight jihad against the Americans, the Syrian had no previous military experience, but Arrak had trained him, and supposedly others like him. He has become an enthusiastic fighter specializing in the use of R.P.G.’s. “The American tanks and vehicles are our training ground,” he told me from behind the red-and-white kaffiyeh scarf that hid his face.

Hoping to find out whether this young fighter’s passage to Iraq had been facilitated by al-Qaeda, I spent the better part of half an hour asking him how he had arrived. Frustrated with my questions, he finally said, “I went to the imam, who was preaching jihad in Iraq from the mosque in my area.… I told him I wanted to go to jihad. He told me I was very young, and to look after my life. But after I pressed him, and showed that I was determined, he made the arrangements for me to come to Iraq.… I traveled through a secret way and arrived in Falluja, where I met Arrak, who has looked after me since.… Arrak is my mother and father now.”

The Syrian said his parents had finally acquiesced and let him go to Iraq, throwing him a wedding-like ceremony before his departure. When it was time to go, his mother told him, “I don’t want you to come back to me alive. I want you to return as a martyr.”

The Syrian has been trained entirely by Iraqis and serves under Iraqi command. His situation bears little resemblance to the picture painted by the U.S. of independent foreign fighters badgering a local population eager for coalition-led democracy. In fact, most of the insurgents I spoke to in Iraq said they didn’t know any foreign fighters. Those who did denied that they were a significant presence in the country or that they were tied to al-Qaeda.

The Syrian said he’d been surprised when he arrived in Iraq last July to find “that the Iraqis are not rising as one hand.” He went on: “I am Shia. But the Shia in Iraq are not thinking about fighting. They are saying, ‘We have a sheikh [religious leader]. When he gives us a jihad fatwa [decree], we will fight, we will be mujahideen.’ If he issues a fatwa, this will be a tremendous thing. The fighting will be alive on the streets. Everyone will fight, Shia and Sunni. If the Shia and Sunni join as one hand … “

He shook his head and his voice trailed off. He had no words to describe the war that would then emerge.

I last met Arrak in April, at a time when the Syrian’s dream of an all-inclusive resistance seemed well on its way to being realized. A series of events had combined to inflame the tinderbox of Iraqi resentment. On Sunday, March 28, the Americans shut down the Al-Hawza-al-Natiqa newspaper, run by followers of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, claiming that it was inciting violence against Americans.

Three days later, four American contractors working with Blackwater Security Consulting, a paramilitary company providing security for the C.P.A., were killed in an ambush as they drove through the town of Falluja. People in the streets dragged at least two of the burned bodies to a bridge over the Euphrates and publicly strung them up. Insurgents I spoke to condemned the desecration and said that the bodies of enemy combatants should be treated respectfully.

Graphic images of the incident were widely broadcast, prompting calls for revenge. The next day, Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, the chief military spokesman for the occupation, gave a press conference in Baghdad in which he announced that the American response to the Falluja atrocity would “be deliberate, it will be precise, and it will be overwhelming.”

Two days later, on Saturday, April 3, an assistant of Muqtada al-Sadr was arrested and charged with involvement in the April 2003 assassination of a rival Shiite leader, Abdel-Majid al-Khoei.

Within hours, the streets of the vast Shiite sector of Baghdad known as Sadr City (formerly Saddam City) and the cities of Najaf, Kufa, Karbala, and Basra were flooded with demonstrators and armed members of al-Sadr’s militia, known as the Mahdi Army. As Iraqi police and civil-defense forces either fled or joined the insurrection, crowds overtook police stations and official buildings.

American tanks rolled into Sadr City, and in the ensuing three-day crackdown the army killed 46 Iraqis and injured 132, according to Qasim Saddam Medhour, the director of the main hospital. I visited the hospital and saw women and children as young as 10 among the dead and injured.

On Monday, April 5, the Americans made public an outstanding arrest warrant for Muqtada al-Sadr, whom Bremer called “an outlaw.” In Sadr City on April 7, a policeman, still wearing his badge, raised his pistol in the air and stood shoulder to shoulder with an AK-47-wielding member of the Mahdi Army, who declared, “Every man, every woman, every child in Sadr City will smash the head of the Americans with their shoes! All of us are behind Sadr! … All of the Iraqis will fight the Americans!”

That same day, the Marines began their “deliberate,” “precise,” and “overwhelming” response in Falluja. Over the next few days, approximately 600 Iraqis ~ some of them surely armed fighters, many others women and children ~ were killed.

Footage broadcast by Al Jazeera showed makeshift clinics where hundreds of civilians were being treated with sparse medical supplies ~ because access to the main hospital was blocked by the Marines ~ and a soccer field that had been converted to a graveyard to bury the hundreds of dead.

“The past two or three months have been equal to all my years,” Arrak told me, explaining that he’d been too busy to shave or get a proper haircut. He claimed to have moved significantly up the ladder and become a close aide to the commander of Muhammad’s Army, a consolidation of groups that emerged last October and fights under the banner of Islam.

He said he never sent a group on a mission “without going with them. This isn’t the time to sleep. We will have time to sleep the eternal sleep, and we will go to a Lord that holds us accountable.”

Arrak claimed that, since the Shiite uprisings led by al-Sadr and the Falluja massacre, as many as 75 percent of those who had come to fight were not hardened jihadists but average people “moved by their enthusiasm.”

He described one man who showed up with an R.P.G. launcher in Adhamiyya during a firefight on April 10. “The American tanks were right in front of him, we were there, and he said, ‘How do I use this?’ He carried his weapon, even though he didn’t know how to use it!,” Arrak said with a laugh that had some pity in it, shaking his head, almost unable to believe it himself.

While coalition forces portray the Iraqi resistance as a group of extremists on the fringes of society, I spoke to butchers, bakers, newspaper sellers, birdseed vendors, sandwich guys, children, and old ladies who supported the insurgency.

In the deliberate, measured tone he always used, Arrak talked about the killing of Iraqis in Falluja: “The mujahideen swear an oath: a disaster will result from this. A fire has been lit that can never be extinguished. Never. Never. [The Americans] have exceeded the limits of acceptable behavior.… If the Americans keep operating in the same way, attacking civilians, no. We will answer them in the way that they force us to answer them. If they attack civilians, we will attack civilians.… America isn’t near us, so that we can attack its civilians ~ we don’t accept doing that. Look, we’re subject to an injustice, but we don’t want to be unfair ourselves. Let them be the ones who are unfair. Not so far from now ~ doomsday is soon ~ there will be an account taken by Allah. He will take account of their actions.”

Instead of killing civilians, Arrak said, the resistance had retaliated with kidnappings. There is no official tally of the missing and kidnapped, but as many as 30 foreigners are believed to be hostages of some group or other within the insurgency. The resistance, Arrak said, hopes that the families of the hostages will put pressure on their governments to withdraw their troops, but also that the hostages might be used to trade for insurgency fighters who are among the nearly 8,000 prisoners in American custody in Iraq.

“Particularly the countries that are doing the military operations in Falluja, all of their people are a target for us, currently, via kidnapping,” Arrak said. “But if they continue with the same attitude, they will be a target for killing.… I pray to Allah that we don’t reach that stage where we kill the people who are here, because our main target is the military.”

Mounting outrage at the Americans’ treatment of Iraqis reached a breaking point at the end of April, however, with the release of photographs from Abu Ghraib prison that proved long-standing rumors of prisoner abuse.

Speaking after the scandal broke, Arrak said, “Is this freedom? If they think this is freedom and democracy, then we will follow their example. It seems that they only understand the language of force. A decision has been made. All sides of the resistance agreed. The day before yesterday there was a meeting. It’s probable that some of the Americans will be taken as prisoners, or taken as hostages. There will be no mercy shown to them. The time of the honorable war with them is finished. Though it is not our custom to treat them in the same filthy, dirty way they have treated us, we will implement Shari’a [the Islamic legal code] on them.”

Just days later, on May 11, a grisly video was released showing the decapitation of Nick Berg, a 26-year-old American telecommunications businessman, by masked men who claimed to be avenging the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

At our meeting in April, Arrak expressed cautious optimism about the Shiite uprising. “Since the occupation up until today, the [Sunni] resistance has been ongoing,” he said. “Concerning the Shia, they are resisting, and may Allah bless their efforts. But, still, [for the Sunni,] jihad depends upon each individual and his motivation. Now, if [the Shiites] receive a fatwa from al-Hawza [the council of Shiite clerics] or Muqtada al-Sadr to stop fighting, they will stop. We don’t stop. This is the only difference.…

“But we have benefited from one thing, that [the Shiites] gave [the coalition] a small picture of Iraq, or, rather, what the Iraqi man can do that wants to do something. I mean, now it’s just Muqtada’s followers, and that’s just a faction of the Shia, and they’ve achieved so much. So how will it be if the Iraqi people with all its groups and religions and all its minorities rises up together? What will happen?

“But, for us, the ones who started jihad after relying on Allah, we will continue as long as Allah destines us to live. Our goal is one thing: when our land is liberated and our lost dignity is restored, at that time we will be at peace.”

The night was growing late, and the streets of Baghdad were still unsafe, so we said a hasty good-bye, and he walked off into the darkness, hailing a taxi a hundred yards down the road.

One of the last things he told me kept running through my head. The coalition soldiers, he said, “are fighting, but they don’t know what they are fighting for. For us, we are fighting for martyrdom, no more, no less. [The soldier] will either die and go to hell and the worst fate, or he will remain here alive but live in fear. We will either be martyred ~ and this is victory for us, a victory which cannot be surpassed ~ or Allah will provide us with life and we will keep fighting jihad and be rewarded for that. So, in both cases, whether it’s in this life or the second life, we are the winners and they are the losers.”

American photojournalist Molly Bingham was briefly imprisoned in Abu Ghraib in 2003 while researching the Iraqi insurgency.

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In Russia there comes the hope of the world, not as that sometimes termed of the communistic, or Bolshevik, no; but freedom,freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man! The principle has been born. It will take years for it to be crystallized, but out of Russia comes again the hope of the world. ~ Edgar Cayce, 1944, No. 3976-29

These pro-Israel people like pledges: they tried to force me to sign a pledge of loyalty to Israel. When I refused, it was trench warfare, hand to hand combat every day I was in the Congress, and the U.S. people never knew that I was fighting to remain independent for them. To make real peace and to find real justice. Here, they have the whole of the U.S. government making pledges to them!!! Unbelievable. ~ Cynthia McKinney, PhD

“The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart’s blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe ~ whether we are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists ~ we follow the Talmud. It is our common law.” ~ Herman Wouk


“Those who are incapable of attaining to supreme religious values include the black colored people and those who resemble them in their climates. Their nature is like the mute animals. Their level among existing things is below that of a man and above that of a monkey.” ~ Maimonides


“All of the anxious sighing, longing and hoping of their hearts is directed to the time when some day they would like to deal with us heathen as they dealt with the heathen in Persia at the time of Esther”. ~ Martin Luther



"If [Jews] are as wise as they claim to be, they will labour to make Jews American, instead of labouring to make America Jewish. The genius of the United States of America is Christian in the broadest sense, and its destiny is to remain Christian. This carries no sectarian meaning with it, but relates to a basic principle which differs from other principles in that it provides for liberty with morality, and pledges society to a code of relations based on fundamental Christian conceptions of human rights and duties." ~ Henry Ford


“It doesn’t even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organization for their international world swindle, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the intervention of other states: a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks.” ~ Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter 11


The real God of the Universe does not have “Chosen” in the first place because he is perfect as we understand and predilection is a human weakness. The Jews invented the OT to fool humanity as always. The real God of the Universe does not send any body to kill, destroy his own creation, to rape, to maim, to create misery and havoc on other people. Don’t you get it? the God in the OT is a monster, is another one of the many Gods in the dessert, those sacrifices offered to God are Satanic as their name and the Jews keep offering sacrifices to their God. Last year they immolated thousands of human beings in Gaza to their God Baal, Moloch, Azazel, Satan, Lucifer. ~Isaas, TUT


"I had been asked to sign a pledge for Israel when I first became a candidate for Congress and after refusing to do so my congressional career became trench warfare, hand to hand combat just to remain in the congress.

Ever since my refusal to sign that pledge for Israel the pro-Israel lobby let me know that my political net was in the hangman's noose it was the pro-Israel lobby they decided to tighten that noose." ~ Cynthia McKinney


"Himself a Jew, Marx has around him, in London and France, but especially in Germany, a multitude of more or less clever, scheming, agile, speculating Jews ~ such as Jews are everywhere: commercial or banking agents, writers, politicians, reporters for newspapers of all shades, with one foot in the bank and the other in the socialist movement, and with their arses sitted upon the German daily press ~ they have taken possession of all the newspapers ~ and you can imagine what kind of sickening literature they produce. Now, this entire Jewish world, which glut a single profiteering sect, a nation of blooksuckers, a single gluttonous parasite closely and intimately interlinked not only across national borders, but across all differences of political opinion ~ this Jewish world today stands for the most part at the disposal of Marx and, at the same time, at the disposal of Rothschild.


This may seem strange. What can there be in common between Communism and the largest banks? Ho-ho! The Communism of Marx seeks an enormous centralization of the state, and where such exists, there must inevitably be a central state bank, and where such a bank exists, the parasitic Jewish nation, which profiteers from the labour of others, will always find a way to prevail. In reality, for the proletariat, this would be a barrack regime, under which the working men and the working women, converted into a uniform mass, would rise, fall asleep, work, and live at the beat of the drum." ~ Bakunin (1814-1876)


“We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. When we got about halfway up, the head rabbi, who was dressed in a fur hat similar to that worn by Henry VIII of England and in a surplice heavily embroidered and very filthy, came down and met the General (Eisenhower)...The smell was so terrible that I almost fainted and actually about three hours later lost my lunch as the result remembering it." ~ General Patton in Germany, diary entry Sept 17, 1945

The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Noahide Laws in legislation that was passed by both houses. Congress and the President of the U. S., George Bush, indicated in Public Law 102-14, 102nd Congress, that the United States of America was founded upon the Seven Universal Laws of Noah, and that these Laws have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization. They also acknowledged that the Seven Laws of Noah are the foundation upon which civilization stands and that recent weakening of these principles threaten the fabric of civilized society, and that justified preoccupation in educating the Citizens of the U.S. of America and future generations is needed. For this purpose, this Public Law designated March 26, 1991 as Education Day.”

Marxism, to which all branches of Socialism necessarily adhere, was originated by Jew Karl Marx, himself of rabbinical descent and has been dominated by them from the beginning. Marx did not actually originate anything; he merely “streamlined” Talmudism for Gentile consumption.” ~ Elizabeth Dilling

Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.” ~ Fr. John Sheehan, S.J.


The cruel canard ‘anti-Semitic’ does not apply for many reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that the slanderous word itself is derived from language games for purposes of propaganda and in real world context has no validity. ~ Tom Valentine


Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.

Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.

Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot'

than the stigma of conformity.

And on issues that seem important to you,

Stand up and be counted at any cost.

~ Thomas J Watson (1874-1956)


'There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.' ~ John Swinton, former Chief of Staff, The New York Times, 1953



Historically, Jews had always thrived in nations and empires with multicultural, pluralistic and tolerant environments, while they fared badly in strong ethnic or nationalistic societies. European Jews have always been the emblematic stranger or ‘other’. Therefore, by definition, a society where the stranger is welcome is good for the Jews, although they have not always appreciated this link. The future of European Jewry is dependent on our ability to shape a multicultural, pluralistic and diverse society. ~ Göran Rosenberg, Jewish author and journalist


American Jews are committed to cultural tolerance because of their belief ~ one firmly rooted in history ~ that Jews are safe only in a society acceptant of a wide range of attitudes and behaviors, as well as a diversity of religious and ethnic groups. It is this belief, for example, not approval of homosexuality, that leads an overwhelming majority of U.S. Jews to endorse ‘gay rights’ and to take a liberal stance on most other so-called ‘social’ issues. ~ Charles Silberman, Jewish writer and journalist


The Jew … Judaizes … he provokes religious indifference, but he also imposes on those whose faith he destroys, his own concept of the world, of morality, and of human life. The Jews detests the spirit of the nation in the midst of which they live. ~ Bernard Lazare


We will legally define the Talmud as the basis of the Israeli legal system. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu


"Anti-Communism is Antisemitism." ~ Jewish Voice, July ~ August 1941.


We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will forever destroy because we need a world of our own. ~ Maurice Samuels, You Gentiles. 1942.


According to the Talmud...."...When the serpent came unto Eve, he infused filthy lust in her (but) when Israel stood on Sinai, that lust was eliminated" ~ Talmud, Abodah Zarah 22b


As monstrous as it may seem, we are engaged in close combat between Israel and the Nations ~ and it can only be genocidal and total because it is about our and their identities. ~ Yitzhak Attia, Israel Magazine, April 2003


"Some may call it Communism, but I call it what it is: Judaism." ~ Rabbi Stephen Weiss.


It was hard for Satan alone to mislead the whole world, so he appointed prominent rabbis in different localities. ~ A Chasidic saying attributed to Nahman of Bratzlav, early 19th century


It is our duty to force all mankind to accept the seven Noahide laws, and if not ~ they will be killed." ~ Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg


"The Jews are called human beings, but the non-Jews are not humans. They are beasts." ~ Talmud: Baba mezia, 114b

"The Akum (non-Jew) is like a dog. Yes, the scripture teaches to honor the the dog more than the non-Jew." ~ Ereget Raschi Erod. 22 30

"Even though God created the non-Jew they are still animals in human form. It is not becoming for a Jew to be served by an animal. Therefore he will be served by animals in human form." ~ Midrasch Talpioth, p. 255, Warsaw 1855

Dear World, "I understand that you are upset by us here in Israel. Indeed, it appears you are very upset, even angry. So…it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear world, that we decided to leave you ~ and establish a Jewish State.” ~ Rabbi Meir Kahane, 1988


"A pregnant non-Jew is no better than a pregnant animal." ~ Coschen hamischpat 405

"The souls of non-Jews come from impure sprits and are called pigs." ~ Jalkut Rubeni gadol 12b

"Although the non-Jew has the same body structure as the Jew, they compare with the Jew like a monkey to a human." ~ Schene luchoth haberith, p. 250 b

"If you eat with a Gentile, it is the same as eating with a dog." ~ Tosapoth, Jebamoth 94b

"If a Jew has a non-Jewish servant or maid who dies, one should not express sympathy to the Jew. You should tell the Jew: "God will replace 'your loss', just as if one of his oxen or asses had died." ~ Jore dea 377, 1


"Sexual intercourse between Gentiles is like intercourse between animals." ~ Talmud Sanhedrin 74b


"It is permitted to take the body and the life of a Gentile." ~ Sepher ikkarim III c 25

"It is the law to kill anyone who denies the Torah. The Christians belong to the denying ones of the Torah." ~ Coschen hamischpat 425 Hagah 425. 5

"A heretic Gentile you may kill outright with your own hands." ~ Talmud, Abodah Zara, 4b

"Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a sacrifice to God." ~ Talmud: Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772


Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity. The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists. ~ Noel Ignatiev, Harvard Magazine, Sep-Oct 2002


We intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed, not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.

Even if reason tells us, even shouts with all its force the very absurdity of this confrontation between the small and insignificant people of Israel [i.e., all Jewry worldwide, not just “the State of Israel”] and the rest of humanity… as absurd, as incoherent and as monstrous as it may seem, we are engaged in close combat between Israel and the Nations ~ and it can only be genocidal and total because it is about our and their identities. ~ Yitzhak Attia, Israel Magazine, April 2003


Any trial based on the assumption that Jews and goyim are equal is a total travesty of justice. ~ Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, June 6, 1989:


In 1492 CE, Chemor, chief Rabbi of Spain, wrote to the Grand Sanhedrin, which had its seat in Constantinople, for advice, when a Spanish law threatened expulsion (after the fall of Muslim rule in spain).

This was the reply:

” Beloved brethren in Moses, we have received your letter in which you tell us of the anxieties and misfortunes which you are enduring. We are pierced by as great pain to hear it as yourselves. The advice of the Grand Satraps and Rabbis is the following:

1. As for what you say that the King of Spain obliges you to become Christians: do it, since you cannot do otherwise.
2. As for what you say about the command to despoil you of your property: make your sons merchants that they may despoil, little by little, the Christians of theirs.
3. As for what you say about making attempts on your lives: make your sons doctors and apothecaries, that they may take away Christians’ lives.
4. As for what you say of their destroying your synagogues: make your sons canons and clerics in order that they may destroy their churches. [Emphasis mine]
5. As for the many other vexations you complain of: arrange that your sons become advocates and lawyers, and see that they always mix in affairs of State, that by putting Christians under your yoke you may dominate the world and be avenged on them.
6. Do not swerve from this order that we give you, because you will find by experience that, humiliated as you are, you will reach the actuality of power.

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The reply is found in the sixteenth century Spanish book, La Silva Curiosa, by Julio-Iniguez de Medrano (Paris, Orry, 1608), on pages 156 and 157, with the following explanation: “This letter following was found in the archives of Toledo by the Hermit of Salamanca, (while) searching the ancient records of the kingdoms of Spain; and, as it is expressive and remarkable, I wish to write it here.” ~ vide, photostat facing page 80. ~ The above was quoted from Waters Flowing Eastward by Paquita de Shishmareff, pp. 73-74


“[1] When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are about to enter and occupy, and he clears away many nations before you ~ the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations mightier and more numerous than you ~ [2] and when the Lord your God gives them over to you and you defeat them, then you must utterly destroy them. Make no covenant with them and show them no mercy” (Deut 7:1-2).


"Compassion towards the wicked is really wickedness. It is along these lines that Rabbi Levi opened his speech in honor of Purim: (Talmud, Megillah, 11a): "If you do not uproot the inhabitants of the Land, and allow them to remain - they will become thorns in your sides, and will cause trouble for you in the Land in which you dwell." (Bamidbar 33:55) The mitzvah, then of wiping out Amalek [Palestinians], actually stems from the value of compassion and kindness - compassion on all those whom Amalek threatens to exterminate. This mitzvah is an ongoing one, and valid even today. Today, too, there are those ~ driven by a deep-seeded anti-Semitism - who desperately wish to kill us. These are the people whom the Torah commanded us to obliterate, to leave no memory of them." ~ Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed


Nachman Abramovic demonized Palestinian children stating: “They may look young to you, but these people are terrorists at heart. Don’t look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them. I am absolutely certain these people would grow to be evil terrorists if we allowed them to grow. Would you allow them to grow to kill your children or finish them off right now? Honest and moral people ought to differentiate between true humans and human animals. We do kill human animals and we do so unapologetically. Besides, who in the West is in a position to lecture us on killing human animals. After all, whose hands are clean?”


"Wars are the Jews’ harvest, for with them we wipe out the Christians and get control of their gold. We have already killed 100 million of them, and the end is not yet." ~ Chief Rabbi in France, in 1859, Rabbi Reichorn


"The Communist soul is the soul of Judaism. Hence it follows that, just as in the Russian revolution the triumph of Communism was the triumph of Judaism, so also in the triumph of fascism will triumph Judaism." ~ Rabbi Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and Humanity, p. 143-144


If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there. ~ Moed Kattan 17a


The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world domination by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this New World Order, the “children of Israel” will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled in which it is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands. ~ Baruch Levy in a letter to Karl Marx.


"My opinion of Christian Zionists? They're scum, but don't tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now." ~ Bibi Netanyahu


It was hard for Satan alone to mislead the whole world, so he appointed prominent rabbis in different localities. ~ A Chasidic saying attributed to Nahman of Bratzlav, early 19th century


Gentiles exist only to serve Jews as slaves. Goyim were only born to serve us. Without that they have no place in the world. Only to serve the people of Israel. Why are gentiles needed? They are only here to work. They will work, they will plow. They will reap. We will sit like effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created,” Rabbi Yosef, Sha Party, Jerusalem Post, 2011


"An example of the use of the Jewish code words Esau and Jacob is found in a sermon preached by Rabbi Leon Spitz during the Purim observances in 1946 (quoted here from the American Hebrew of March 1, 1946) : "Let Esau whine and wail and protest to the civilized world, and let Jacob raise his hand to fight the good fight. The anti-Semite . . . understands but one language, and he must be dealt with on his own level. The Purim Jews stood up for their lives. American Jews, too. must come to grips with our contemporary anti-Semites. We must fill our jails with anti-Semitic gangsters. We must fill our insane asylums with anti-Semitic lunatics. We must combat every alien. Jew-hater. We must Harass and prosecute our Jew-baiters to the extreme limits of the laws. We must humble and shame our anti-Semitic hoodlums to such an extent that none will wish or dare to become (their) 'fellow-travelers'.


This is what Trotsky, a Jew, was preparing for the Russians for the implementation of Communism, which Marx based on the Babylonian Talmud for Gentiles:

"We should turn Her (Russia) into a desert populated with white Niggers. We will impose upon them such a tyranny that was never dreamt by the most hideous despots of the East. The peculiar trait of that tyranny is that it will be enacted from the left rather than the right and it will be red rather than white in color.

Its color will be red literally because we would spill such torrents of blood that they will pale all human losses of the capitalist wars and make the survivors shudder.


Remember my children, that all the earth must belong to us Jews, and that the gentiles, being mere excrements of animals, must possess nothing. ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild on his deathbed, 1812


The largest overseas banks will cooperate with us most closely. If we win the Revolution and squash Russia, on the funeral pyres of its remains we will strengthen the power of Zionism and become a power the whole world would drop in the face of on its knees. We will show the world what real power means.

By way of terror and blood baths we will bring the Russian intelligentsia into a state of total stupor, to idiocy, to the animal state of being. So far our young men dressed in leather ~ the sons of watch repair men from Odessa and Orsha, Gomel and Vinnitza ~ oh, how beautifully, how brilliantly do they master hatred of everything Russian! With what a great delight do they physically destroy the Russian intelligentsia ~ officers, engineers, teachers, priests, generals, agronomists, academicians, writers!" ~ Secret Forces in History of Russia. U.K. Begunov 1995, p 148


One of the finest things ever done by the mob was the Crucifixion of Christ. Intellectually it was a splendid gesture. But trust the mob to bungle the job. If I’d had charge of executing Christ, I’d have handled it differently. You see, what I’d have done was had him shipped to Rome and fed him to the lions. They could never have made a saviour out of mincemeat!”~ Rabbi Ben Hecht


The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks.”~ Al Goldstein (publisher of Screw Magazine).


"The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews ~ all of them in all different levels ~ is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle." ~ Rabbi Kook, the Elder, father of the messianic tendency of Jewish fundamentalism, said


"You have not begun to appreciate the depth of our guilt. We are intruders. We are subverters. We have taken your natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and played havoc with them. We have been at the bottom of not merely the latest Great War, but of every other major revolution in your history.

We have brought discord and confusion and frustration into your personal and public life. We are still doing it. No one can tell how long we shall go on doing it. Who knows what great and glorious destiny might have been yours if we had left you alone." ~ Marclis Eli Ravage, Century Magazine February, 1926.


"The United Nations is nothing but a trap-door to the Red World's immense concentration camp. We pretty much control the U.N." ~ Harold Wallace Rosenthal, Zionist, The Hidden Tyranny


Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that’s you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency.

Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges.

They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability.

After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call “Social Insurance.”

Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plot against America.” ~ American traitor, the Jew Edward Mandell House giving a very detailed outline of the New World Order plans that were to be implemented gradually over time to enslave the American people ... A PLAN THAT HAS BEEN REPEATED IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN AND ELSEWHERE.


"You throw a little Jewish on top of that, you got trouble. You got a bunch of wild, crazy energy.

"Sorry that doesn't sound hippie. Sorry that doesn't sound like communal jubilant fun. Sorry I'm not a Pepper. Sorry I didn't pop out of a soda-pop ad, and life is just one big fucking cabaret, because a lot of what propelled Van Halen, what compels me and propels me is precisely this element. It's fury. If you approach me with anti-Semetic preconceptions, I'm not here to re-educate. I come from a whole different school of thought. If you don't get it on the first try, fuck you.

"I once heard somebody say to the Van Halens, "You guys play the music; the Jew sells it." Well, you're fucking right. And now that I'm gone, Van Halen stinks. Okay?

"Want to know why some of my contributions to Van Halen sound like they do? Didn't come from a smiling place in my soul. Not at all.

"Nobody ever said to Mick Jagger, "So, Mick, you're Episcopalian, aren't you?" Nobody ever took Jimi Hendrix aside and said, "So, Jimi, you're a Baptist, aren't you?" Much less start off the interview that way.

"Every step I took on that stage was smashing some Jew-hating, lousy punk ever deeper into the deck. Every step. I jumped higher 'cause I knew there was going to be more impact when I hit those boards. And if you were even vaguely anti-Semetic, you were under my wheels, motherfucker. That's where the lyrics came from, that's where the body language came from, that's where the humor came from, and where the fuck you came from. All equally as important. You want to know the ingredients? Don't ask if you don't want to know.

"What you get from repression and what you get from hatred is fury, and fury was one of the main trigger points for the great Van Halen. What you see now is a bunch of buffoons waddling around at the family barbecue, and their wives admonishing the children saying, "Don't worry, Daddy's just had a few too many Coors Lights and he's imitating what he used to do for a living when he played music, honey."

"What's missing is the testosterone. What's missing is the fury. What's missing is the passionate convicted commitment. And I got a lot of mine from my religious background. So y'all best stop imagining the way Dr. Zorba looked, or some defenseless Hasidic Jew with a little yarmulke on his head, 'cause that ain't here for you." ~ David Lee Roth


Rabbi Isaac Wise, in The Israelite of America writes, “Masonry is a Jewish institution whose history, degrees, charges, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end


“We infiltrated the Roman Catholic Church right from the very beginning. Why do you think the Pope, the Cardinals and all the Bishops wear yarlmulkahs? (skullcaps) The white race never figures this out. A thousand years later the white race began to wake up ... we had to come up with a plan B ... so we formed the Jesuits. There was a nice boy, Ignatius Loyola. He started the Jesuits.” (Loyola was Jewish. Research/read the Jesuit Extreme Oath) Regarding the Jesuits, quoting Rabbi Finkelstein


Does worship of the Talmud pervade Judaism globally? Herman Wouk, Orthodox Jew and famed author of The Cain Mutiny, affirms, “The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart’s blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs, ceremonies we observe ~ whether we are Orthodox, Reform,Conservative, or merely spasmodic sentimentalists ~ we follow the Talmud. It is our common law.”

From Jews Must Liveby Samuel Roth, pg. 22. “The organ is diseased. This disease is a sort of moral gonorrhea known as Judaism, which, alas, seems to be incurable. If you have any doubts, look at any Jew ridden country in Europe. If you need to be further convinced, take a look at what is happening in the United States.”


“Every synagogue we Jews build in a Christian country is a finger of scorn we point at our hosts; a sore finger we stick into their eyes, like the leering of a senile old woman who does all sorts of foul mischief before you, and feels safe in the knowledge that you will not lay hands on her for fear of contamination.” ibid., pg.


Sen. Al Franken: One of the widely disseminated stories was that no Jews died in the collapse of the Trade Towers because they had received calls telling them not to go to work that day.

To tell you the truth, I got the Jew call. I had an office in the Trade Center where I used to do most of my writing. The call came from former New York mayor Ed Koch. “Al,” he told me, “don’t go to work on the twenty-third day of Elul [September 11, 2001.].”


Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us…Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble, let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a wild country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go crazy, that we might go wild and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East, or that we might start World War Three just like that. ~ Ariel Sharon