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Interview with Comrade-in-Arms, Awni al Kalemji, of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance

by John Paul Cupp Monday, Dec. 01, 2003 at 7:59 PM


Interview with Comrade-in-Arms, Awni al Kalemji, of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance, conducted via E-mail by John Paul Cupp, of the Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Committee (USA)


Letter to the Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Committee (USA)

First of all, I would like to thank you very much for supporting our struggle to defeat the occupiers and liberate our country .We are sure that this day will come soon.Here are my answers for all your questions. But first, I apologize about my English, because its not enough to express my thoughts.

Awni al Kalemji



Comrades of the Patriotic Alliance, Freedom-fighting children of Iraq, would you please detail for the Anti-imperialist popular forces in the US, the history of your organization, it activities, ideological make-up, long and short term goals, and any activities you feel comfortable sharing?


The Iraqi Patriotic Alliance contains many Iraqi parties from the right to the left, and this IPA was established in 22 of June 1992. Now then, our short and long term of goals are to liberate our country and establish a democratic regime.


What in your opinion are the main reasons for the Imperialist occupation of Iraq? Do you see any divergences between the goals of the Zionist Entity and US Imperialism? If so what?


Briefly, the first goal behind the invasion of Iraq is the Oil. The second is to protect Israel, and help it to end all the rights of the Palestinian people. The third goal is to change the map of the Arab Regime to make it more compliant to the American Designs. If the USA gets these goals, then there are no longerany obstacles to leading the world ten years, or more. I do not think that there is a divergence between the goals ( US Imperialism and Zionism) except in the details.


Comrades, in so far as Iraq is being attacked and occupied, do you think President Hussein should have tactical support, if so on what level, etc? Perhaps what I am asking is, what are the stipulations for being part of the co-ordination forces in the Iraqi National Liberation War?


No doubt that Saddam Hussein and his party are one part of this struggle, and we work very hard to build a wide front to be more active against the occupiers. This is the right way to liberate our country.


In the US, it is hard to figure out who the armed resistance forces are in Iraq. Would you talk about this for us please?


Simply, I can assure that all of the Iraqi people from the right to the left resist the occupiers.


Around the world, principled anti-imperialists are engaged in a " 10 Euro" campaign" to support the National Liberation Struggle in Iraq? What do you make of this, and what other things can comrades, particularly in the US and other Imperialist Countries do to concretely support the People of Iraq, their leadership, and just Anti-occupation Resistance, principally armed resistance?


We support every offer made to the resistance.


Comrade, would you be willing to discuss the anti-imperialist, and leftist forces in Iraq so that comrades in the US and elsewhere can better understand the popular currents that exist in Iraq. We hear of the treason committed by the CP of Iraq, and are curious who is acting in a capitulating way with the occupation apparatus?


All the left forces refuse the the occupation in spite of the Iraqi Communist Party's cooperation with the 0occupiers


Often their is a debate on the concept of "pain thresh hold", that is how big and devastating do you anticipate the number of casualties and fatalities, popular resistance in the aggressor countries, etc before the Occupiers, principally the US/UK im perialists and Zionists are willing to cut their losses, and accept military/political defeat such as in Korea, Vietnam, and southern Lebanon? Do you believe such is being achieved, that is do you believe the Iraqi Resistance is objectively "winning" ?


The resistance becomes strong day after day, and the occupiers will accept defeat sooner or later.


When we look at the various countries that Bush Jr. singled out as the "axis of

evil", why do you think he chose Iraq?


Iraq was an American target for more than 50 years ago, as he who controls Iraq can dominate all the region.


When you look at the DPRK (north Korea) and then look at pre-occupation Iraq, you notice that the DPRK maintains a nuclear deterrent force, and overwhelming military capacity. It has refused to co-operate with attempts to stifle it by force, were on the other hand, we see clearly that Iraq's leadership, whatever its reasons, was legitimately cooperating with the inspections and decisions of the great powers. Do you think that the US for this reason attack Iraq, that is because it was seen as in a weakened position, or do you think the US would still have attacked Iraq?


Because N. Korea is not considered a threat against Israel.


What would you say to countries such as Syria, Iran, Libya, Korea, etc that are facing threats of war, including nuclear attacks from the US Imperialists and Zionists? Also,what should the Anti-imperialists in the US and other Imperialist countries do to prevent from happening to these countries, what happened to Iraq?


I recommend all these countries, say no to America, because it can not open another front as long as the resistance in Iraq is continual.


If you were to make an appeal to the countries involved in the Aggression of Iraq, as boot-lickers to the US, such as Albania, Poland, south Korea, and possibly Turkey, what would you say, how would you say it, and why?


I say to them that you are slaves of the USA.


If you were to make a formal appeal to the masses of the US, what would such appeal be, and why?


The best way is for you to leave Iraq immediately, otherwise you will leave it by force.

Message of Solidarity Received by Comrade-in Arms Awni al Kalemji:

Comrades of the Patriotic Alliance, in the US we have a fascist, anti-popular bill called " the Patriot Act" as well as black-listings of Freedom fighters as so-called "terrorists". In the face of this we send you our whole humanity, our Militant Greetings, and unconditional support for the Anti-occupation Resistance, including armed resistance. It is a deeply honored occasion to have had the opportunity to interview directly our comrades-in-arms of the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance. Thank you very much. This is something that will never be forgotten, or failed to be appreciated!!!


"Love the people, serve them and become a part of them."--Leila Khaled ('My People Shall Live')

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