AN INTERVIEW WITH
GENERAL ABU AL MU'TASSIM, A BA’ATH PARTY
OFFICIAL AND IRAQI RESISTANCE LEADER
OctobER 31, 2004
AL MAJD / AL MOHARER NET,
Baghdad. Special report.
Because of AL MAJD's outstanding attitude towards Iraqi Resistance, this Newspaper was able to get into the heart of the heroic Iraqi Resistance, to find more about its activities led by the Ba’ath Party, and to inform the public about its field developments in the confrontation with the Occupiers and their agents. AL MAJD, willing to give every help and media support to the Heroes of the Iraqi Resistance, has met with a leader of the Resistance named Abu Mu'tassim. He is a field General in the Republican Guard.
He spoke to us about the real state of affairs of the Resistance, which is about to achieve victory very soon!
After eighteen months of US Occupation,
how do appreciate the Military Resistance state of affairs in Iraq?
are very satisfied indeed concerning the reality of the
resistance and its results on the terrain. The Resistance in
fact has become an every day popular state no one can ignore.
We can speak about the Resistance in two terms: First in Iraqi
terms: the Resistance has spread its complete control over a
great number of Iraqi towns. What is happening in Fallujah,
Samaraa, Qaem, Baaquba, Hawijah, Tallafar, Heet, Saqlawyia,
Ramadi, Anah, Rawa, Haditha, Balad, Beiji, Bahraz, Baladruz,
and other cities and towns of Iraq, confirm perfectly this
reality. The Resistance also controls totally some areas in
Baghdad and its suburbs such as Yusufya, Latifya, Abu Ghraib,
and Mahmudya, which shows the political and the security
impasse encountered by the Occupiers and their agents. Here we
have to mention the widespread popular cover the Resistance
enjoys in these areas and elsewhere, rendering all Iraqi
resistance fighters in the confrontation moments with the
Secondly in US terms, in fact the US administration is no longer able to
conceal its losses, which are growing as days pass by. Iraqis
know the volume of these losses; they are always capable to
this rapid and summary lecture of the Iraqi resistance reality,
I can say that we are very confident about the future. What
we planned before the Occupation is being achieved on the
terrain in a good way. This shows the correct political and
military Iraqi leadership long-term vision, when it planned
the Resistance and started its fire.
Many of the Resistance military operations go unreported by the main media,
who do you think are responsible for that?
must here make a distinction between the necessity to continue
actions and to announce these actions. Our mission is to find
ways and means to continue strong and hurting Resistance
operations, as far as the reporting to the media, it's none of
I would like here to tell you something. We did take in the past, video
of some of the big and strong resistance operations and gave
them to a few Arab Satellite channels, but they didn't air
them because of the Occupiers censorship and because of the
shady connections of these medias with the US administration
and its political discourse.
Media problem concerns the political branch of the
Resistance, and I think the Ba’ath Party Information
and Publication Political bureau, fulfill its mission in
the very best way, and participates to publish the Resistance
The fact that these Resistance military operations go unreported doesn't
influence our morale, because we witness the consequences of
these operations on the behavior and the attitude of the
many military operations the Resistance undertakes in a single
We are not crazy for numbers. No one of us has the time to count and to
calculate, but I would like to stress here that the valiant
heroes of the Resistance undertake their operations around the
clock, day and night and on the whole surface of geographical
did here from the Media that these operations average a
hundred in one day, I would like here to say that this number
is not completely precise. In fact the number is far much
there any military cooperation between the Iraqi Resistance
see some kind of doubt through your question! But I would like
to say that what is going on the land of Iraq, as heroic
Resistance, can't just be the deed of some people or few angry
chaps who have no connections with each other. It is a highly
and very well organized action. There is a unified military
leadership, which leads the operations in the terrain in
every town of Iraq. This leadership includes the best officers
of the Iraqi Army, the Republican Guard, Saddam's Fidayyins,
the Security and Intelligence services. What is happening in
the Provinces of al Anbar, Diyala, Mosul, and Salah el Din,
Babel and elsewhere is a bright sign of what I am telling you.
The Military field leadership is directly responsible of
all the Resistance factions and their Mujahideen in the area,
be they Ba’athist, Islamist, or other honorable patriots,
which compose the military resistant body in Iraq.
don't divulge a secret when I tell you that there is a unified
military high command, which supervises the rudder of the
Resistance in all Iraq. This command includes
outstandingly qualified military and intelligence people in
Iraq, and with them there is a representative of the
political branch of the Ba’ath Party connecting the military
and the political leadership with each other.
Yes there is coordination between factions of the Resistance. It is a
highly responsible, professional, and high quality
coordination safeguarding the Resistance ranks from being
penetrated by the enemy.
We witnessed lately a resurge of hostages taking in Iraq,
is the Resistance involved in this? And what does it for?
the beginning we would like to confess that the Resistance is
not responsible of every kidnapping in Iraq, but we do not
clear ourselves from such operations. We warned many a times
the Iraqis, Arabs and foreigners from cooperating with the
occupation forces, because this will make them a target.
Resistance in all its factions does confine occupier spies and
collaborators. The Resistance has in this field a clear
agenda. Our demands are political and military ones, which
serve the interest of Iraq and its people; few of these
demands were met in the past such as the withdrawal of the
Philipino forces from Iraq.
we would like to make it clear to the public opinion that Occupation
forces and their agents in Iraq take hostages to strike a blow
to the image of the Resistance, they collaborate with criminal
gangs for hostages taking and kidnapping.
are confident that our people in Iraq and in the Arab land are
able to distinguish between what the Resistance is doing and
what is undertaken by the Occupier agents. We never undertake
any action unless we have precise information, thus minimizing
the errors, and if we find out that somebody has been wrongly
captured, he will be freed immediately. Any way we did free in
the various Resistance factions many of the hostages kidnapped
by evil gangs and Occupation agents.
In this occasion we would like to ask our extended family in Jordan and
in the Arab land, through AL MAJD, to avoid cooperating with
the occupation forces, and to limit their cooperation only to
help the Iraqi people.
Allawi's government and Occupation forces were able to neutralize
the Sadr current, taking him out of the battlefield.
How can this influence the continuation and the growing Iraqi resistance?
Resistance against the occupation started long before what is
called the Sadr current, that is why it will not be affected
by ousting this current from the battlefield, even though we
regret their departure in such a humiliating way.
let me clarify one important thing, which could be unknown to
the Arab brothers. What happened between Muatqtada al Sadr and
Allawi puppet government is a political deal in the first
place, which has been exploited by the occupation forces to
kill the personality of al Sadr and his group and those who
went to sell their arms are not all Sadr followers. All of
Sadr's people don't accept this agreement. Allawi's puppet
government and the dishonorable parties such as the Dawa party
and the group of Alhakim mobilized their elements to sell
their arms in the name of Sadr group to undermine this current
in the Iraqi and Arab public opinion.
of course doesn't prevent us saying that Muqtada al Sadr
and the ones who were authorized to speak in his name are a
group of morons with no political awareness. They were
drawn to a stinking enterprise to back the occupation, period!
We do assert that there are a big proportion of the elements
of this Current, which has nothing to do with this game, and
they continue in this project of the Resistance, as a
A year and half after the occupation, what are occupation force
and weakness points, seen through your experience?
The Resistance fighters are the masters of the Iraqi street. This is a
reality well known to everyone in touch with the Iraqi affairs.
I don't exaggerate if I say that the Occupations soldiers hope
never to leave their fortified positions. They think that they
are strong when using their jets, but these jets can't go
everywhere, and with the direct confrontation we feel the
cowardice in which the occupiers behave. This has become clear
from the shooting at random they excel in with or without
reason. As for the traitors who came with the occupiers'
tanks, they also are hiding and never quit their fortified
you feel confident concerning the continuation of the
Everybody must be reassured that we are able to take on the
fight for long years, but the occupation will not live that
long. The political and the military command have provided us
with enough arms and ammunitions, which you can find all over
the land of Iraq.
Have you given the Iraqi citizen a political program
concerning your vision of the future?
is none of our business. The political program is the business
of the Resistance political branch, i.e. the Ba’ath Party
leadership which launched a clear political program and
which covers our actions.
who put the Resistance objectives in doubt are the same who
speak about political programs and they turn a blind eye on
the Ba’ath Party program, which has been accepted by all the
(Translated by AL-MOHARER team)
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