I love to see this; it’s from Ali at Free Iraqi:
From Radio Sawa:
Citizens of Al Mudiryiah were subjected to an attack by several militants today who were trying to punish the residents of this small town for voting in the election last Sunday. The citizens responded and managed to stop the attack, kill 5 of the attackers, wounded 8 and burned their cars. 3 citizens were injured during the fire exchange. The Shiekh of the tribe to whom the 3 wounded citizens belong demanded more efforts from the government to stop who he described as “Salafis”.
Well, it doesn’t seem that they needed much protection! This is such a good news and I never heard anything like it before. I consider it good even if the government forces were not there at the time to do something about it, because it shows that Iraqis are no longer paralyzed by fear from the terrorists and are able to organize themselves and defend their town when it’s necessary. I believe that this is one of the good outcome of the revolution that took place in the great Sunday. Iraqis realized at that day that they’re much stronger than this bunch of psychopaths that are standing in our way to democracy in freedom.
There have been other stories like this–a crowd in Baghdad beat a bomber to death; another terrorist was caught by a Baghdad crowd in the act of planting a bomb under a car, and pleaded for mercy as he was hauled off to the police–but this is the most large-scale act of self-defense by Iraqi civilians I’ve heard of. It’s clear to everyone, now, whose side the terrorists are on, and whose side the overwhelming majority of Iraqis are on. The spirit of self-defense is one of the key factors that will defeat the terrorists. Maybe the NRA could send some folks over to conduct some training…