BAGHDAD: Former Sunni insurgents asked the U.S. to stay away, then ambushed members of al-Qaida in Iraq, killing 18 in a battle that raged for hours north of Baghdad, an ex-insurgent leader and Iraqi police said Saturday.
Fighters of the Islamic Army in Iraq staged the surprise attack Friday afternoon near Samarra — sending advance word to Iraqi police and requesting that U.S. helicopters stay away, since the fighters had no uniforms and were indistinguishable from al-Qaida.
A top Islamic Army leader known as Abu Ibrahim told The Associated Press that his fighters attacked al-Qaida southeast of Samarra, a mostly Sunni city about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad.
"We found out that al-Qaida intended to attack us, so we ambushed them at 3 p.m. on Friday," Abu Ibrahim said.
Wooohooooo!!!! I would have popped some f'ing popcorn and took a seat on the nearest high ground to see that show. Hell, I would have got them some fire support or an air-strike or two if they wanted it.
My guess is this is what happens when the neighborhood association decides that you got to go.
The libtards will claim that this is only an isolated incident and that the people are out to settle the score in a civil war that we are in the middle of and we are only dying for the Halliburton, Big Oil, Bush Cabal that is just like the Nazi Regime blah blah blah.....
Meanwhile, farther east in Diyala province, members of another former insurgent group, the 1920s Revolution Brigades, launched a military-style operation Saturday against al-Qaida in Iraq there, the Iraqi Army said.
Afterward, hundreds of people paraded through the streets of Buhriz, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Baghdad, witnesses said. Many danced and fired their guns into the air, shouting "Down with al-Qaida!" and "Diyala is for all Iraqis!"
Oh, and this one;
And at Baghdad's most revered Sunni shrine, the Abu Hanifa mosque, voices blasted from loudspeakers Saturday urging residents to turn against al-Qaida as well: "We are your sons, the sons of the awakening, and we want to end the operations of al-Qaida...We call upon you not to be frightened, and to cooperate with us."
It was not inevitable that this would happen. It was not a forgone conclusion that the population would rise up against these foreign ass-hats that want to not only kill us, but to enslave and kill them too. It could however be discerned that with a renewed effort and a change of strategy on our part, and walking the streets and living among the the people.
The throat cutters from Asscrackistan, or where ever they came from are in trouble, big trouble.
And so are the distinguished members of the Surrender Lobby....