Considering all the prior analysis that has been done here on the GMCIR (an initiative of the Ba'athist-Sufi Jaysh Rijal al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia [JRTN] and Harith al-Dhari's Muslim Scholars Association together with his 1920s Revolution Brigades), not much needs to be said here other than the following:
- As ever, the style of address overlaps with JRTN: 'Oh dignified people of Iraq.'
- Though using superficial cross-sectarian nationalist language like JRTN, it is clear this statement is playing on Sunni Arab grievances of ethnic cleansing in areas such as Jurf al-Sakhr (now renamed Jurf al-Nasr after the Islamic State [IS] was driven out in an offensive spearheaded by Iranian proxy militias) and al-Yusufiya (where fighting and IS activity still persist).
- GMCIR evidently believes the insurgency is still on the path to final victory and 'revolution', even as it is clear that the goal of overthrowing the government is unattainable. Some of the areas where GMCIR can be identified as operating at the moment are in the northern and western outskirts of Baghdad (e.g. areas like Tarmiya in north Baghdad), Anbar in unspoken coordination with the Islamic State (e.g. Ramadi city and the al-Baghdadi district further west), and parts of the Salah ad-Din countryside (e.g. peripheries of the Tikrit area, Yathrib and Balad districts).
Translation (original here)
So do not weaken and do not be sad, for you will be supreme if you are believers. If a wound touches you, one like it has assuredly touched the others. And thus are those days. And we give to men by turns so that God may test those who believe and take martyrs from you. And God does not love the oppressors/wrong-doers [Qur'an 3:139-40].
Oh dignified people of Iraq,
Oh heroic revolutionaries,
Indeed your steadfastness and endurance have surpassed all imaginations and today you have shown to the whole world and to the Arab and human peoples in their totality that you are the people of righteousness and this government is no different from its predecessor just as your brothers in the General Military Council for Iraq's Revolutionaries expected. So the change was only superficial and the path of bloodshed and revenge has remained as it was.
The government forces- and with them the sectarian mobilization [NB: a play on al-hashad al-sha'abi- 'the popular mobilization'- in reference to the Shi'a militias]- are today committing the most horrific types of crimes in Jurf al-Sakhr, al-Yusufiya and all the villages neighboring to it, targeting a particular section of the Iraqi people [i.e. Sunni Arabs], arresting its sons and killing them in genocidal executions on the pretext of terrorism, and confiscating their possessions in theft, looting and burning amid the silence of all. As for the representatives of the people among parliamentarians: they either feel a joy with the thirst for revenge or are silent out of fear which only serves personal interest and does not represent the people of Iraq except the space on which his chair stands in the parliament.
Indeed all the hopes of the deluded ones and all the promises of the hypocrites and brokers have been squandered. So there are no national interests, implementation of rights, no meeting of demands, while they [the hypocrites etc.] through this course of action force their peoples to continue fighting to protect their families, possessions and honour from the assault of the militias and the violations of the army of defeats.
Oh steadfast people of Iraq,
It has become clear to you beyond doubt and discussion that this government is extending the criminal path of bloodshed that aims to destroy you, displace you by force, and annihilate your identity. And in this regard, they have devised an old pretext and presented it as a new one and that is accusing a whole section [of the people] of terrorism so whoever is not content with being a humiliated collaborationist slave to them is a terrorist deserving to be displaced and killed,,,Your revolution will continue and your accomplishments will increase just as their hatred has increased just as their hatred, rancor and desire for revenge have increased.
Indeed victory is with endurance and Allahu akbar.
29 October 2014