Thank you Fred. It is an interesting subject and I enjoyed the book. They remind me of something kind of like WWII partisans or something. Making weapon systems out of what they had available. Some of them are almost "Road Warriorish" in style. I should have added this to my review in regards to the Darth Vader style helmet. Here is the information on that.
The Darth Vader style helmet is being worn by a member of the Iraqi paramilitary Fedayeen Saddam. Fedayeen Saddam was a paramilitary organization loyal to the Ba'athist (meaning resurrection" or "renaissance") government of Saddam Hussein. The name was chosen to mean "Saddam's Men of Sacrifice". The Fedayeen crew wore characteristic black fatigue uniforms and Darth Vader-style helmets reportedly designed by Uday Hussein, the eldest son of Saddam Hussein. The helmet had no ballistic protective qualities whatsoever and was obviously more decorative than functional.
Thank you again Fred.