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"More Suicide Attacks" ("Just the beginning" says Iraq's vice president)
Sky News ^ | March 29, 2003

Posted on 03/29/2003 11:30:48 AM PST by Asher

'MORE SUICIDE ATTACKS'

The suicide bombing which killed four American troops is "just the beginning" Iraq's vice president has said.

The attack, described by Iraqi TV as the "Blessed beginning on the road of martyrdom" against the US, was the first instance of a suicide bombing since the war began

But Iraqi vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan has threatened more will follow.

He said: "This is just the beginning. You'll hear more pleasant news later.

"It will be routine military policy. We will use any means to kill our enemy in our land and we will follow the enemy into its land.

"The United States will turn the whole world to martyrs against it. What do they expect? The Arabs and Muslims are not allowed to develp missiles and bombs as powerful as theirs."

The bombing happened on Saturday at a road checkpoint north of Najaf.

US military Captain Andrew Wallace said the four victims were part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Divison.

Sky News reporter Collin Brazier said the driver of a taxi had pulled up at the checkpoint.

"Two soldiers went to the front of the car, two to the rear. The driver beckoned to them and there was an explosion. All the soldiers were killed," said Brazier.

"This marks a significant change of tactics."

The suicide bomber, named as non-commissioned army officer Ali Jaafar al-Noamani, has been awarded two posthumous medals by Saddam Hussein.

Last Updated: 18:54 UK, Saturday March 29, 2003


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdaddefense; homocidebombings; iraq; iraqifreedom; war
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1 posted on 03/29/2003 11:30:48 AM PST by Asher
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To: Asher
Pure evil...
2 posted on 03/29/2003 11:33:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This area under construction.)
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To: Asher
"This marks a significant change of tactics."

There has been a corresponding change of tactics by those manning checkpoints. 3 drivers have been shot trying similar things since then. ABC Radio news this morning.

3 posted on 03/29/2003 11:33:42 AM PST by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts: Proofs establish links)
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To: dixiechick2000
Pure chickensh*t
4 posted on 03/29/2003 11:33:56 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: Asher
How do say in Arabic: Halt, step away from that vehicle(if there is one) and remove all your clothes or you will be shot dead?
5 posted on 03/29/2003 11:33:58 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Asher
Where's Saddam and all his bluster about the Iraqi army winning this war and humiliating the US?

Why does he have to send one of his p!$$ boys now? Hmmm?


6 posted on 03/29/2003 11:35:20 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ()
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To: Asher
Fool me once....
7 posted on 03/29/2003 11:35:50 AM PST by b4its2late (I'm really easy to get along with, once you people learn to worship me.)
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To: Asher
It's time to take off the gloves.
8 posted on 03/29/2003 11:36:14 AM PST by itsinthebag
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To: Asher
I can understand why we want to spare as many civilians as possible, since the whole purpose of our being there is to get rid of Saddam and liberate the Iraqi people. But this PC crap must stop. I'm all for protecting the innocent, but how can our troops figure out who's the good guys and who's the bad guys? I'm at a point now where I feel that "if it moves, shoot it." Never thought I'd be thinking that way, but I am now. Our troops are dealing with the lowest scum of the earth. Sure hope everyone's praying for our troops -- they need all the prayers they can get. Sorry for rambling, there's no one to talk to here and I just had to get that off my chest. Let's hope for better days ahead :)
9 posted on 03/29/2003 11:36:44 AM PST by angelwings49 (Thoughts & Prayers with our troops and President Bush!)
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To: RandallFlagg
Let me calrify: If they think that these cowardly acts of death helps their cause, they're wrong. It will make the entire world demand (out of fear) that they all be corraled into a single country and kept contained; thus losing all status in the world of Humanity.

IE: They will be thought of as animals. That's the last thing Arabs want.

10 posted on 03/29/2003 11:37:04 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: Asher
I guess that answers the question about whether or not Iraq supports terrorism.
11 posted on 03/29/2003 11:38:55 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Asher
Bring in thr IDF...
12 posted on 03/29/2003 11:39:12 AM PST by hope
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To: Asher
We better start thinking about getting nasty.
13 posted on 03/29/2003 11:40:24 AM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: Asher
Before the WOT is over, our nuclear arsenal will be put to use.
14 posted on 03/29/2003 11:40:39 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Asher
VP Ramadan needs a serious attitude adjustment.

Perhaps SF`s can accommodate him very soon along those lines.

15 posted on 03/29/2003 11:41:46 AM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Asher

Jamhuriuyah al-Iraq for what it's worth...

16 posted on 03/29/2003 11:43:07 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Beware of Disinformation and propaganda)
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To: Asher
He said: "This is just the beginning. You'll hear more pleasant news later.

They are taking their masks off. They will show the world who they really are.
17 posted on 03/29/2003 11:43:07 AM PST by usastandsunited
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To: jwalsh07
Good point! But these chickens will soon start sending little kids up to the soldiers like in Vietnam! They are that evil! Let us loose no more of our troops to this form of evil! You know what I mean?
18 posted on 03/29/2003 11:43:52 AM PST by countrydummy
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To: Badabing Badaboom
He said: "This is just the beginning. You'll hear more pleasant news later.

"It will be routine military policy. We will use any means to kill our enemy in our land and we will follow the enemy into its land.

"The United States will turn the whole world to martyrs against it. What do they expect? The Arabs and Muslims are not allowed to develp missiles and bombs as powerful as theirs."

Remind me what this war is supposed to be all about again?

19 posted on 03/29/2003 11:44:22 AM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: Asher

THIS JUST IN: "Based on their murders of fellow Iraqis,
and based upon their shooting of Iraqis fleeing Saddam who are seeking freedom,
and based upon their recent suicide attacks murdering Americans and other Coalition heroes
the EU and UN have nominated the remaining terrorists of Iraqi Baath Party
for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004."


......[ /sarcasm ] I hope.

20 posted on 03/29/2003 11:45:56 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Asher
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

We should destroy all vehicles as we find them before the Islamokazis kill and maim our finest. Toyotas are the "technicals" of choice and even a Fiat can deliver 500 kilos of explosives. When we destroy the Baathists bad actors and resources, we can replace them with only red Fords, Chevies, and Internationals with their oil revenue.
21 posted on 03/29/2003 11:46:29 AM PST by SevenDaysInMay
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To: Asher


Ramadan and the Duncan Donuts man- separated at birth???
22 posted on 03/29/2003 11:47:45 AM PST by DittoJed2 (Ezekiel 38 could happen soon.)
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To: Asher
If they're relying on a few guys in a car with a car bomb, then they're admitting their army/airforce is inept and unable to attack.

The end is near, folks.
23 posted on 03/29/2003 11:48:25 AM PST by peeve23
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To: Asher
What did we expect? Arab muslims by the millions are raised from birth to long for the day they die in "glorious Jihad and martyrdom" against the infidels.
24 posted on 03/29/2003 11:51:02 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: RandallFlagg
LOL! Yes...that, too.
25 posted on 03/29/2003 11:52:16 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This area under construction.)
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To: Asher
"But Iraqi vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan has threatened more will follow."

Dead man walking. He doesn't have many threats left in him :)

26 posted on 03/29/2003 11:53:31 AM PST by Chris_Patrick (What's this for?)
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To: The Great Satan
Remind me what this war is supposed to be all about again?

Why, have you forgotten?

27 posted on 03/29/2003 11:53:31 AM PST by IncPen (Get 'em, boys!)
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To: spodefly
True, we are fighting a death cult, one which believes that they can murder each other by the millions, but if an "infidel" kills one of them to save another, this is a bad thing.

We are dealing with sick, demented death cult adherents. They need to give up the death cult, or they are going to have to be removed from this planet.
28 posted on 03/29/2003 11:54:17 AM PST by tomahawk
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To: peeve23
I agree 1,000%. The Japanese tried the same thing when there was no hope. I am also conviced that the root of all terror will be discovered to have it's beginnings in Iraq. Lest we forget, there was an Iraqi connection to the first WTC attack.
29 posted on 03/29/2003 11:55:38 AM PST by anoldafvet (Duty, Honor, Country: God Bless the U.S.A.)
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To: Asher
"'It will be routine military policy. We will use any means to kill our enemy...'"

These are desparate measures, usually the last resort.
Awfully early to resort to them now.

Or is it?

30 posted on 03/29/2003 11:55:46 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Reagan Man
VP Ramadan needs a serious attitude adjustment.

Let him find his new attitude in the grave.

31 posted on 03/29/2003 11:56:11 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: peeve23
I think you pegged it. Why can't the media figure it out?
32 posted on 03/29/2003 11:56:24 AM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: peeve23
Missed your post before making mine.

I think you nailed it.

33 posted on 03/29/2003 11:57:26 AM PST by tsomer
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To: IncPen
Please do remind me.
34 posted on 03/29/2003 11:58:02 AM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
>>>Let him find his new attitude in the grave.

Exactly!

35 posted on 03/29/2003 11:58:35 AM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Mr. Mojo
Before the WOT is over, our nuclear arsenal will be put to use

The problem that I have with that is that it might be in retaliation for using Terror weapons against our Troops. It is a very disturbing thought for me.

36 posted on 03/29/2003 11:58:35 AM PST by Radix
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To: Asher
"The Arabs and Muslims are not allowed to develop missiles and bombs as powerful as theirs."

Nor will you ever be allowed - - you're too stupid and crazy to have the big boys' toys.
37 posted on 03/29/2003 12:00:07 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: countrydummy
Good point! But these chickens will soon start sending little kids up to the soldiers like in Vietnam! They are that evil! Let us loose no more of our troops to this form of evil!

I do but there are two victims involved here. The hapless children who take a couple in the chest and the groundpounder who has that picture seared into his mind.

38 posted on 03/29/2003 12:02:03 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Asher
"The United States will turn the whole world to martyrs against it. What do they expect? The Arabs and Muslims are not allowed to develop missiles and bombs as powerful as theirs."

Ramadan repeats the rants of the America-haters. It's so obvious their rhetoric encourages the enemy.

39 posted on 03/29/2003 12:02:33 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Asher
Hmmm ... so they are adopting Japan's suicidal tactics ... islamikazis ......
41 posted on 03/29/2003 12:04:07 PM PST by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: RightWhale
There has been a corresponding change of tactics by those manning checkpoints. 3 drivers have been shot trying similar things since then. ABC Radio news this morning.

As we should use Israeli tactics in urban fighting we should also use Israeli rules of engagement at checkpoints. Any out-of-line behavior is dealt immediately with lethal force. More taxi drivers have been shot to death at Israeli checkpoints then any other people (when they have tried to avade or run the checkpoints, typically) because the IDF knows taxis are often used as a mask for suicide bombers.

Here is another case where if we just allowed the IDF to fight with us, the Brits and the Aussies, there would be fewer U.S. casualities. We have no closer ally in the world, yet no army we keep more at arm's length to satify Jew-hating Arab dictatorships. I cannot understand this.

42 posted on 03/29/2003 12:05:17 PM PST by montag813
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To: Asher
Where's Osama? He's been pretty quite since the war started. Didn't he promise a lot of terror to coincide with the start of the war? Things bigger than 9/11?

The only thing he has delivered is his Leutinant Mohammed.

Osama is impotent. He's a non-factor.
43 posted on 03/29/2003 12:06:23 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: Asher
The suicide bomber, named as non-commissioned army officer Ali Jaafar al-Noamani, has been awarded two posthumous medals by Saddam Hussein.

And Hussein can hand them to him in person, I hope...

44 posted on 03/29/2003 12:06:55 PM PST by jejones
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To: jwalsh07
How do say in Arabic: Halt, step away from that vehicle(if there is one) and remove all your clothes or you will be shot dead?

I don't know, but I suspect the business end of a .50 caliber machine gun will convey the proper message.

45 posted on 03/29/2003 12:07:59 PM PST by Mark17
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To: Asher; All
I find it interesting that just the day after we KILL 200 of their terrorists (with bombs destroying their building), these people are now threatening MORE TERRORIST BOMBINGS. How can that be ...?? We just killed 200 of them. Surely they cannot mount a more serious effort.

FEAR - is how these people operate.

To me this statement about inflicting more terrorist attacks upon us after losing 200 of those terrorists is just their way of trying to recover from such a devasting loss - by trying to make us think that just because we killed 200 of their men, they still have more than that with which to attack us.

Sorry ... I just don't believe it, and I believe it is nothing more than a scare tactic!
46 posted on 03/29/2003 12:09:50 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: jwalsh07
I know. It makes me sick. Little children and the soldiers that may have to destroy them because of these tactics. I know it would eat me alive for the rest of my life if I had to do such a thing......perhaps Saddam and his henchmen won't go this far, I hope and pray! But nothing out of them would surprise me.
47 posted on 03/29/2003 12:11:34 PM PST by countrydummy
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To: Vigilanteman
The media can't figure it out because of their bias, but I think a more important issue is that they have a basic inflexibility of thinking that prevents them from seeing things from different vantage points.

They truly are NOT open-minded in the best sense of that term. They're locked into one perspective and therefore lack creativity of thought.
48 posted on 03/29/2003 12:14:09 PM PST by peeve23
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To: Asher
Shees, at least the Japanese waited a few years before trying pissing-in-their-pants tactics like these.

It didn't work for the Kamakazi, and it won't work for saddom.

49 posted on 03/29/2003 12:14:33 PM PST by ChadGore (288,007,154 Americans did not protest the war today)
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To: AllSmiles
We will use any means to kill our enemy

When they are desperate, to think they would do anything other than use any means, would be foolish.

50 posted on 03/29/2003 12:16:38 PM PST by EGPWS
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