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Iraq: IED Attack (VII) Against U.S. Stryker Vehicle - December 5th, 2006




“[…] One of the things US troops are learning in Iraq is how people with little training and few resources can fight a state. Most American troops will see this within the framework of counterinsurgency. But a minority will apply their new-found knowledge in a very different way.


“After they return to the United States and leave the military, they will take what they learned in Iraq back to the inner cities, to the ethnic groups, gangs, and other alternate loyalties they left when they joined the service.


“There, they will put their new knowledge to work, in wars with each other and wars against the American state. It will not be long before we see police squad cars getting hit with IEDs and other techniques employed by Iraqi insurgents, right here in the streets of American cities. […]” - Excerpt of a commentary by William Lind from December 16th, 2006

IED hits Stryker


The Video



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War Scenes from Iraq - December 2006

Dead victims of the civil war

Wreckage of car bomb

Insurgent in Ramadi

Video & Photo Credits


The Video


1) Subtitle text of the video: “At exactly 1:00 on the afternoon of 5/12/2006, an explosive device was detonated west of Baghdad [against] an armored convoy, which led to the destruction and scattered parts of them were thrown into the air and then burnt. All have been killed who were there. Praise God and his gratitude. Allahu Akhbar Allahu Akhbar Glory be to God, His Prophet and the believers.” - December 5th, 2006 - The video has been published by the insurgent group “Jaish Al-Mujahadeen”;


War Scenes from Iraq - December 2006


1) An Iraqi mortician inspects bodies in a hospital in Baqouba, 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. - December 16th, 2006 - Adem Hadei/Associated Press;

2) Iraqis inspect the wreckage of a minibus at the site where a car bomb exploded overnight at Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City. - December 14th, 2006 - Wissam al-Okaili/Agence France Presse;

3) An armed militiaman holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher in Ramadi, Iraq. Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, is located in Anbar province, where many Sunni-Arab insurgent groups are based. It has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting between U.S. forces and insurgents. - December 5th, 2006 - Associated Press;

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