New ''Saddam'' message urges resistance, uprising against U.S. occupation forces
A new audiotape attributed to Saddam Hussein, aired Friday, urges his followers continue the uprising against U.S. occupation forces and keep control of former state property to use in the rebellion. The voice said the tape was made Sunday.
The news message was broadcast by the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite television station.
"The feeling of defeat and bitterness might lead some people to commit treason ... instead of being a gun pointed at the enemy," said the voice.
"I ask people to keep the properties of the country and the party until the situation changes or to donate their value to the glorious resistance," the voice said.
The voice stressed the need to battle. "Our faith is great that God will support us, and that one day the occupation army will falter and that victory is possible at any moment. We must not let things slip away and our situation become desperate," the voice said.
"The balance has shifted, after the military confrontations and this has not changed. They (Americans) will not be able to stop this."
"I say that this shift in balance has happened because of the great mujahedeen and faithful fighters who have worked and struggled to confront the occupation and throw the invaders outside Iraq so that Iraq can return to its normal state after that." (Albawaba.com)
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