Iraqis exercise their own version of the Second Amendment

Iraqi Civilians Fight Back Against Insurgents

This attitude is the one thing that will finally win Iraq for Iraqis. When the people decide once and for all that they’re sick and tired of these “jihad” opportunists killing them for simply wanting to get their lives back in order; when they finally decide to stand up and do something for themselves, then we can start talking about Iraq as a free, independent country.

Dhia – you deserve a good old fashioned /salute.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 22 – Ordinary Iraqis rarely strike back at the insurgents who terrorize their country. But just before noon on Tuesday, a carpenter named Dhia saw a troop of masked gunmen with grenades coming toward his shop here and decided he had had enough.

As the gunmen emerged from their cars, Dhia and his young relatives shouldered their Kalashnikov rifles and opened fire, the 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 nephews and a bystander were wounded, the police said.

“We attacked them before they attacked us,” said Dhia, 35, his face still contorted with rage and excitement, as he stood barefoot outside his home a few hours after the battle, a 9-millimeter pistol in his hand. He would not give his last name.

“We killed three of those who call themselves the mujahedeen,” he said. “I am waiting for the rest of them to come, and we will show them.”