GIs Perishing / Resistance Building
There has been a recent spike in the number of US GIs who have died in ambushes and other conflict with Iraqis. While the US is blaming the attacks on “Saddam Loyalists” there have been massive demonstrations since the US seized Baghdad against the “US occupiers.” Recently, a young Iraqi woman tossed a grenade at US troops and was gunned down. She is now heralded in mosques throughout Iraq as a legendary hero. In response to the arrests of several Shiite religious leaders, a leaflet was handed out warning of a pending “intifada” against the US occupiers should the arrests continue. And then, after a day of US raids on homes of numerous Iraqi, in the town of Hit, an uprising began with demonstrations by hundreds, turning into thousands and ended in the withdrawal of US troops and the torching of the local police station.