Friday, October 12, 2007

Opening a new front

Today's announcement of a new resistance group in Iraq is a landmark in the armed campaign against the US occupation.

By Seumas Milne
The Guardian

"Today's announcement on al-Jazeera TV of the launch of a Political Council of the Iraqi Resistance, which brings together the main non-al-Qaida Islamist groups in the Sunni areas, is likely to prove a landmark in the emergence of a coherent leadership for the armed campaign against the US occupation.

The new front, first reported in the Guardian in July, has published a 14-point programme, declaring the armed resistance against illegal foreign occupation to be the legitimate representatives of the Iraqi people; rejecting as null and void all constitutional arrangements and laws passed under the occupation; calling for the establishment of an interim government and the defence of Iraq's territorial integrity; and rejecting sectarianism and attacks on "the innocent"....."

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