Iraq Liberation Front
A newly formed Iraq Liberation Front (ILF) has come into existence out of the collapse of the regime of Saddam Hussein. A statement entitled "Aggression Ends, Liberation Begins", said the new Front comprises local representatives of armed groups and resistance brigades, some still manning positions in Iraq along with Arab volunteer fighters. It includes many former members of the Iraqi army, Republican Guard and Iraqi Special Forces, says the declaration. "Iraq may lose the war, but it will never surrender or die", the declaration says. The document does not state if the ILF is Islamic in orientation or Marxist but it emphasises a pan-Arab view which considers all the Arab nations to be one Arab nation. The founders of the Front seem to reflect Islamic and nationalist trends in Iraq. It charges that those chosen by the coalition to lead an interim government are all CIA agents. The ILF is determined to "liberate" Iraq from the fake liberators, George Bush and Tony Blairs' occupation forces. "All of the Front members share a common concern; feeling the bitterness of defeat at the hands of the occupation forces." The ILF has started accepting volunteers and is calling on other "national powers" in Arab countries to support the newly-formed liberation body with money and weapons in order to liberate Iraq from the Anglo-American occupation. "We would have been able to resist for years. So what has happened? How did everything collapse suddenly like this? Who gave the keys of Baghdad to Hulagu* this time?", asks their statement. "Historians must analyse how the tragedy came about. As for us, we are busying ourselves at this moment with making history, not with sitting down to relate it. "We will not permit ourselves to be ruled by the Zionist general Garner, the close friend of Sharon. We will not permit ourselves to be ruled by the thief of Baghdad named Ahmed Chalabi, or others on the list of CIA or the Mossad collaborators. "Proud Iraq will never accept the distribution of its territory or its wealth to the war criminals and invading murderers, or the sectarian or ethnic fragmentation of its people in accordance with the plans of the modern Mongols -- the Zionists and the Americans. "The whole world will witness an epic of legendary liberation that will not close until every inch of its revolutionary soil has been purged. "All that we seek is the backing of the one Arab people throughout the Arab homeland from Tangier to Doha. What is happening in plundered Palestine, in the south of the Sudan, and the dirty threats against some fraternal states, cannot be separated from the barbarous assault on Iraq. This is all one wound. This is one battle. This is against one enemy. And we must also take a stand in the trench of armed struggle as one people."
* * *The National Front for the Liberation of Iraq. (http://IslamOnline.net) * Hulagu (1217-1265) was a grandson of Genghis Khan. He seized and sacked Baghdad as part of the Mongol attempt to subdue the Islamic world. Baghdad was the religious and cultural capital of Islam. He was defeated by an Egyptian army in 1260.