Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More nonsense from Al Qaeda

The news agency Reuters reports a recent tape played on Al Jazeera, purportedly by Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, alleged leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. It's filled with many gruesome gems, such as:

"The fire has not and will not be put out and our swords, which have been colored with your blood are thirsty for more of your rotting heads," said the speaker, identified in the recording as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir. Muhajir, who became the group's leader after his predecessor Abu Musab al Zarqawi was killed in June, called on Muslims to unite and asked each insurgent to kill one American in the next 15 days, saying victory was near.

"I urge you not to throw down your weapon or give yourself or the enemy a rest until each one of you kills at least one American in a period not exceeding 15 days, with a sniper bullet or ... explosive device or suicide car bomb, whatever the battle requires."

As Robert Dreyfus recently wrote so eloquently, there is no chance that the Al Qaeda nutjobs will take over Iraq. Even this Reuters article concedes that "Al Qaeda makes up about 5 percent of Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency." That's a mere 5 percent of the Sunnis only, not including the Shiites or Kurds or others; hardly a majority movement, even in Iraq. Meanwhile Bush and company keep talking about the desire of these theocratic wackos to create a "caliphate from Indonesia to Spain."

One has to wonder, is there really any threat from Al Qaeda, or are they simply the Middle East equivalent of famed American theocractic sociopath Fred Phelps?

After spending billions in a purported fight to defeat Al Qaeda, we also have to raise a larger question: Who is more delusional, George Bush or Abu Hamza al-Muhajir? (Of course, I understand that "Islamofascism" is just a pretext for funneling lucrative contracts to Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, etc. It was once "communists", now it's "Al Qaeda." Whatever. It's all gravy to Raytheon, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman.)


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