Saturday, November 25, 2006

A Canadian Heritage Moment

This being the Toronto Star, I'm surprised that the paper hasn't been quick to praise this Canadian fighting in the war against Islamic terror:

A top U.S. military commander says the most disciplined, intense attacks from insurgency forces in Iraq to date are being masterminded by an Iraqi Canadian.

Abu Abdul Rahman, who reportedly left Canada in 1995 after marrying an Iraqi woman, is now one of the leaders of a disciplined insurgency unlike anything the American troops have experienced in the past, the New York Times reported yesterday.

The paper said training camps are now providing military instruction for insurgents so they can withstand lengthy fights with the U.S. forces, as opposed to the "hit-and-run" tactics employed during the past.

A battle last week in the village of Turki, east of Baghdad, lasted for 40 hours of close combat, killing at least 72 insurgents and two American officers, the Times noted.

"We hadn't seen anything like this in years," said Lt.-Col. Andrew Poppas of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Poppas singled out the leadership of Rahman and told the newspaper the Iraqi Canadian had been mentioned on jihadist websites as a future replacement for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian who once headed Al Qaeda in Iraq, a group known for its beheadings of foreigners.


Surely Rahman is a Star reporter's dream come true: a Canadian leading the valiant resistance against the armies of American imperialism, the likes of whom we haven't seen since the War of 1812.

But his story has only just begun. To the progressives, he'll be an even more powerful symbol than some random Yankee buck private gone AWOL.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm sure the NDP would love to give this guy an award.

William E. Demers said...

If you think this is strange, you should visit a university campus. Dalhousie has many ratified societies that have held events in the past where they distributed pins showing the world trade towers falling and saying "Down with the US Empire" and stuff like that. They also have pins and buttons with "GO IRAQI RESISTANCE" showing Iraqis in black religious outfits holding AK-47s.

Hostility against ourselves is taught in every public elementary school, high school, university and nobody is doing much to stop it. It's unfortunate.