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Saddam henchman: Iran funding resistance
WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-18-05

Posted on 01/18/2005 4:31:03 PM PST by Free and Armed

WAR ON TERROR Saddam henchman: Iran funding resistance Head of 'Army of Muhammad' talks of help from Tehran, Syria

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 18, 2005 5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2005

The man who led Saddam Hussein's "Army of Muhammad" during 2004 has confessed that Iran is the primary source of funding for his jihadists battling U.S. forces in Iraq.

Col. Muayed Al-Nasseri made the comments on a taped interrogation that was broadcast on an Iraqi television station operating from the United Arab Emirates, Al-Fayhaa TV. The tape was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI-TV. A video clip of the interrogation is available on MEMRI's website.

Al-Nasseri says the Army of Muhammad was founded by Saddam Hussein after the fall of his regime in April 2003. He claims he is the third commander of the 800-man operation.

"We carried out many armed operations against the coalition forces in all the districts," Al-Nasseri says on the tape. "The operations included bombarding their military posts, their camps and their bases, fighting these forces and planting explosive devices against their patrols and convoys."

He says after the fall of the regime, Hussein put out the word for loyalists to join the Army of Muhammad.

"Saddam Hussein distributed a communique via the [Baath Party], back then, instructing all his supporters or whoever wants to fight the jihad for the sake of Allah to join the Army of Muhammad because it is the army of the leadership," Al-Nasseri said.

The suspect then fingers Iran as the main funding source of the resistance.

"Many factions of the resistance are receiving aid from the neighboring countries," Al-Nasseri said. "We in the Army of Muhammad – the fighting has been going on for almost two years now, and there must be aid, and this aid came from the neighboring countries. We got aid primarily from Iran. The truth is that Iran has played a significant role in supporting the Army of Muhammad and many factions of the resistance. I have some units, especially in southern Iraq, which receive Iranian aid in the form of arms and equipment."

He says another resistance group actually traveled to Iran to pick up arms and cash and to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

"As for other factions of the resistance, I have reliable information regarding the National Islamic resistance, which is one of the factions of resistance, led by Colonel 'Asi Al Hadithi. He sent a delegation to Iran from among the people of the faction, including General Halaf and General Khdayyer. They were sent to Iran in April or May and met with Iranian intelligence and with a number of Iranian leaders and even with Khamenei."

Al-Nasseri says they picked up "$1 million dollars and two cars full of weapons. They still have a very close relationship with Iran. They receive money, cars, weapons and many things. According to my information, they even got car bombs."

The suspect then talks about links to Syria.

"Cooperation with Syria began in October 2003," he said, "when a Syrian intelligence officer contacted me. S'ad Hamad Hisham and later Saddam Hussein himself authorized me to go to Syria. So I was sent to Syria. I crossed the border illegally. Then I went to Damascus and met with an intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel 'Abu Naji', through a mediator called 'Abu Saud.'"

On the videotape, Al-Nasseri says the Syrian government authorized him to meet with a Baath Party member, Fawzi Al-Rawi, "who is a member of the national leadership and an important figure in Syria."

Al-Nasseri says Al-Rawi informed him that "the Army of Muhammad would receive material aid in the form of goods, given to us for free or for a very low price, for us to sell in Iraq, in order to support the Army of Muhammad. This was done this way due to Syria's current circumstances, international pressure and accusations of supporting the terrorism and resistance in Iraq."

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fawzialrawi; khamenei

1 posted on 01/18/2005 4:31:07 PM PST by Free and Armed
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To: Free and Armed

No real surprise there.

2 posted on 01/18/2005 4:49:17 PM PST by SoDak (I am a raindog too)
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To: Free and Armed
"...The man who led Saddam Hussein's "Army of Muhammad" during 2004 has confessed that Iran is the primary source of funding for his jihadists battling U.S. forces in Iraq. "

Let the Games Begin!

3 posted on 01/18/2005 5:05:48 PM PST by NordP (MAY YOUR DREAMS COME ALIVE IN 2005!)
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To: Free and Armed

Is this guy in custody?

4 posted on 01/18/2005 5:13:18 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (UGA won! The SEC kicks the nation's butt in football.)
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To: Free and Armed

Well Gooollllyyyyyyy Sarge.............

5 posted on 01/18/2005 5:41:50 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Free and Armed

Meanwhile, Sy Hirsch is outing our operatives in Iran. And that bastard Kerry is trying to get our NSA to tip our hand regarding Iran. Unbelievable!

6 posted on 01/18/2005 8:42:10 PM PST by Hoboken
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To: Free and Armed

My tagline speaks for me on this subject.

7 posted on 01/18/2005 8:48:37 PM PST by exit82 (Iran and Syria......the bombing should have started five minutes ago.)
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To: SoDak

No real surprise there.

This is a must read - it's short but very informative

The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion
per capita in the United States, especially in the
minority races!!!

Allah or Jesus? by Rick Mathes

Last month I attended my annual training session
that's required for maintaining my state prison
security clearance. During the training session there
was a presentation by three speakers representing the
Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who
explained each of their belief systems

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam
had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the
basics of Islam, complete with a video.

After the presentations, time was provided for
questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the
Imam and asked: "Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but
I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam
have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the
infidels of the world. And, that by killing an
infidel, which is a command to all Muslims, they are
assured of a place in heaven. If that's the case, can
you give me the definition of an infidel?"

There was no disagreement with my statements and,
without hesitation, he replied, "Non-believers!"

I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this
straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded
to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can
go to Heaven. Is that correct?"

The __expression on his face changed from one of
authority and command to that of a little boy who had
just gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He
sheepishly replied, "Yes."

I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem
trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all
Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr.Stanley
ordering Protestants to do the same in order to go to

The Imam was speechless.

I continued, "I also have problem with being your
friend when you and your brother clerics are telling
your followers to kill me. Let me ask you a question.
Would you rather have your Allah who tells you to kill
me in order to go to Heaven or my Jesus who tells me
to love you because I am going to Heaven and He wants
you to be with me?" You could have heard a pin drop as
the Imam hung his head in shame.

Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of
the 'Diversification' training seminar were not happy
with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and
exposing the truth about the Muslim's beliefs.

I think everyone in the US should be required to read
this, but with the liberal justice system, liberal
media, and the ACLU, there is no way this will be
widely publicized. Please pass this on to all your
e-mail contacts.

This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a
well known leader in prison ministry.

8 posted on 01/18/2005 9:23:42 PM PST by danamco
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