Feb 10 2008

al-Qaeda On Last Legs In Iraq According To AQ Documents

Published by at 7:29 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

Even al-Qaeda is finally admitting what the US SurrenderMedia and Surrendercrats (a.k.a, Democrats) cannot admit: al-Qaeda is on its last legs in Iraq and our victory is getting closer by the day. In the words of our enemies:

Al-Qaeda in Iraq faces an “extraordinary crisis”. Last year’s mass defection of ordinary Sunnis from al-Qaeda to the US military “created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight”. The terrorist group’s security structure suffered “total collapse”.

These are the words not of al-Qaeda’s enemies but of one of its own leaders in Anbar province — once the group’s stronghold. They were set down last summer in a 39-page letter seized during a US raid on an al-Qaeda base near Samarra in November.

The US military released extracts from that letter yesterday along with a second seized in another November raid that is almost as startling.

That second document is a bitter 16-page testament written last October by a local al-Qaeda leader near Balad, north of Baghdad. “I am Abu-Tariq, emir of the al-Layin and al-Mashahdah sector,” the author begins. He goes on to describe how his force of 600 shrank to fewer than 20.

“We were mistreated, cheated and betrayed by some of our brothers,” he says. “Those people were nothing but hypocrites, liars and traitors and were waiting for the right moment to switch sides with whoever pays them most.”

al-Qaeda is so delusional they don’t even understand it was their rampant killing and torturing of Iraqis that lead to their allies turning on them. And it was not without warning. Many times their Sunni allies asked Bin Laden and al-Qaeda to stop the bloodletting of Muslims. But they continued on and are now a defeated force in retreat and barely hanging on in their last foothold north of the Iraqi city of Mosul. George Bush and Dave Petraeus have been waging a good war, and they stuck through the tough times when Sunnis tried to ally with al-Qaeda and learned a harsh and bloody lesson.

And that is the truth of The Surge, it had to await the Sunni and Muslim Awakening before it could work. al-Qaeda had to brutalize its Muslim hosts to the point they switched sides. No amount of US forces was going to hasten this process. But now that we have moved pass the lesson period for the Muslims in Iraq (and apparently in Pakistan as well) al-Qaeda is being routed and destroyed – by their fellow Muslims who al-Qaeda made into their own enemies.

I love saying this: al-Qaeda is no longer the future of Islam, it is now the enemy of Islam. And no media embargo on this phenomena is going to change those facts.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “al-Qaeda On Last Legs In Iraq According To AQ Documents”

  1. sandalorio says:

    Balad? Balad??!! Did you even read what happened in Balad today?


    Of course that doesn’t disprove the news that Al-Qaeda is on its last legs in Balad, since most of the violence in Iraq is not carried out by Al-Qaeda. Today’s bombing was not from AQ, though you’ll claim it is. But that’s just another reason why America must leave Iraq: if we stay in Iraq, violence like today will continue to happen and we will have gained nothing, because the Iraq violence is not being caused by AQ.

    So, the surge has failed, Iraq is still in hell and we are in Iraq instead of fighting Al-Qaeda. Why do Republicans want us to stay in Iraq, even though a pullout would make Iraq safer and enable us to fight Al-Qaeda instead of the Iraqis who are killing each other?

    More on the myth of AQI here:


  2. AJStrata says:


    Only fools think we can stop all the violence before we can declare victory. You do know there are still Nazis alive and well and evil to this day. Read up on your history and learn something – the enemy is never completely vanquished, just unable to gain a serious following.

    In Iraq AQ is losing and the people are rallying against them. No need to panic and run away.

  3. kathie says:

    It’s been tricky, it’s been costly, it’s been painful, it’s been soul wrenching, it’s been deadly and it’s been hard to see past politics to see that the few have lead a revolution for the Islamic people. I hope that this form of Islam can go to into the dust bin of history.

  4. Terrye says:


    Of course AlQaida is not the only player in Iraq, there are Shi’ite militia to deal with too, and they get their help from Iran.

    So your idea is that if we just pull out of Iraq, the vacuum that we leave will not be filled with more of the same?

    Time and again I have heard anti war people say we must leave Iraq because we are the problem, without us they will turn into a country of laughing flowers and dancing butterflies, but the truth is…chaos will reign if we just run away.

    And that means we might very well have to go back. Again.

    And this is the problem with the anti war people, they say we should have thought more carefully about what would replace Saddam…they need to think more carefully about what will replace us.

  5. Terrye says:

    And sandalord, those Democrats have been doing some fancy footwork about Iraq themselves. I am not so sure what they intend to do, and neither are you. No really. They are just feeding you a line so that you will vote for them.

  6. owl says:

    Since you have the solution to stop violence, maybe you can apply it to the guy that killed 5 in a Lane Bryant’s mall store. He had a war with the government.

    We are in Iraq for a purpose bigger than just killing Saddam. We are winning. One of the stupidest things I have ever heard Obama and Hillary say was about pulling out immediately. You have to be a deaf, blind, MSM believer not to understand how many enemies of the USA that we have killed at this point in Iraq.