November 23, 2004


Web Posting May Provide Insight Into Iraq Insurgency (Bill Blakemore, 11/23/04, ABC News)

For the second time this month, a message that appears to come from inside the Iraqi insurgency has been posted on a Web site. While its authenticity can't be proven, the message seems to provide a valuable perspective on both the insurgents' strategy and the challenges they face.

The new message opens with a plea for advice from Palestinian and Chechen militants as well as Osama bin Laden supporters in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "We face many problems," it reads in Arabic, "and need your military guidance since you have more experience."

The problems, the message says, are the result of losing the insurgent safe haven of Fallujah to U.S. troops. It says the insurgency was hampered as checkpoints and raids spread "to every city and road." Communications broke down as insurgents were forced to spread out through the country.

The arrest of some of their military experts, more "spies willing to help the enemy," and a dwindling supply of arms also added to the organizational breakdown, it reads.

Nothing like getting advice from fellow losers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2004 8:42 PM

If they need advice they could always read Mussolini or Santa Anna on military strategy.

Posted by: Bart at November 24, 2004 6:28 AM

Looks like they'd better start guarding the schools.

Posted by: Randall Voth at November 24, 2004 7:16 AM

May be the folks that brought us the "Apologies" websites could join hands with DemocraticUndergound to facilitate the information exchange. (Soros may even donate a mil or so.)

Posted by: Moe from NC at November 24, 2004 8:13 AM