As the Democratic Party continues its efforts to soften America's front line homeland security defenses, private citizens in Iraq are taking those same instruments and fighting back against Al Quaida.
Ordinary Iraqis rarely strike back at the insurgents who terrorize their country. But just before noon today, a carpenter named Dhia saw a troop of masked gunmen with grenades coming towards his shop and decided he had had enough.
As the gunmen emerged from their cars, Dhia and his young relatives shouldered their own AK-47's and opened fire, police and witnesses said. In the fierce gun battle that followed, three of the insurgents were killed, and the rest fled just after the police arrived. Two of Dhia's young nephews and a bystander were injured, the police said.
"We attacked them before they attacked us," Dhia, 35, his face still contorted with rage and excitement, said in a brief exchange at his shop a few hours after the battle. He did not give his last name. "We killed three of those who call themselves the mujahedeen. I am waiting for the rest of them to come and we will show them."
Good for Dhia and good for the New York Times for reporting something that so obviously goes against everything their editorial board stands for.
I used to keep a list of real citizens with real balls, and Mr. Dhia's actions are convincing me to repost it.
I've got an AK clone (but not a real one). Perhaps the time is right to finally get myself a true American homeland defense rifle. Ya know, it would be just the thing to purchase April 15th in honor of Frank Lautenberg, Chuck Schumer, and the bastard terrorist sympathizers in the Democratic Party.