Translation of the latest statement from the 1920s Revolution Brigades, which predictably repeats earlier talking points of an American-led war on Sunnis/Islam. The same rejectionist mindset continues, even though, like JRTN et al., the group’s influence over major Sunni population centers has waned rapidly in the face of the rise of the Islamic State.
And don’t trust [them]
Praise is due to God, the strong, the powerful, and prayers and peace be upon the one sent- mercy to the worlds- as well as on all his family and companions and whosoever has gone on their direction to the Day of Judgment.
Perhaps some of the people are fed up of hearing the same talk more than once, but sometimes you can’t find an escape from the repetition of the same talk, because the rest resist the truth and don’t want to believe it. For we have warned more than once about this war that America is leading against our people in Iraq. And we have warned that the lie of terrorism is only a rack for re-rooting their torn apart project in Iraq, a means to strike our regions, a pretext for destroying our provinces and taking revenge on behalf of the occupation army whose dignity was humiliated at the hands of the heroic men of our resistance.
Despite the fact that all the results we mentioned since the first days are coming to fruition, and despite the fact that the enemy’s acknowledgments support and confirm that, still a number of the liars continue to resist and persist in their lies, for they claim that they are striving for victory for their people and seek the restoration of their rights, but you find these liars thrown into the embrace of the enemy, becoming tools in their hands and implementing their plans. Thus they have become pickaxes of demolition, mechanisms of killing, instruments of destruction, and chests to move what is stolen from wealth.
So we repeat our warning to all not to believe these people or be taken in by their promises. And we say to our people: Verily their deliverance will not come through the path of the criminals. For how is it for the murderer to secure peace, how is it for the thief to protect wealth, and how has it come for the one sowing corruption to renovate, and when was it for the saw to become the means to polish glass? Have you heard of wolves protecting sheep?
And we warn against any cooperation with the occupier and its projects, and we warn even against building up hope in them, for we have heard that some believe that America wants to rectify the situation, and is contemplating the restoration of balance in Iraq. So we say to them: the Iranian-American alliance- in what pertains to Iraq- is an alliance of interests whose interests agree for now on cooperation in Iraq to achieve their shared goals. And the disagreement among them is put off as long as is one in the eyes of the two of them. Thus you find them eager with all zeal to destroy the provinces that have been witness to the humiliating defeat of the Americans over the course of years. And they are agreed on the exchange of roles of destruction, whereby one undertakes to cover up the crimes of his partner.
So the warning is the warning against all that comes from their side for they are the enemy so beware of them, and don’t trust their promises. And don’t surrender to their threats, and there is no solution except to compel them to accept the truth and sit down at it, for the truth is withdrawn and is not to be begged from the wicked. And this is the path on which we have gone, and indeed we will be victorious by God’s permission.
1920s Revolution Brigades
1 Rabi’ al-Awal- 23 December 2014.