Feb 25 2007

The War On Al Qaeda In Iraq, & The World

Published by at 9:46 am under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT,Iraq

The fight against al Qaeda’s twisted brand of Islamo Fascism is running full bore across the world this weekend. While the Democrats and their media puppets try and surrender as much ground as possible, people are fighting and dying to win. In one very brief report out of Iraq, a local Imam who had spoken out against al Qaeda in the region triggered a bloody car bombing. 35 people died because this man dared challenge the fascists. And instead of calling for America to stand by these allies, the Democrats want to run and hide. We have Muslim and Iraq allies – many of them. In fact, they are the majority of the citizens of Iraq. We must find a way to support those calling for peaceful co-existence and to destroy those who kill indiscriminately.

We also have allies in the Middle East, governments who will fall to the Islamo Fascists first. These other Muslim allies are doing their part to uncover and eradicate the al Qaeda butchers:

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Jordanian intelligence aborts new al Qaeda network, points US attention to menace of Sinai and Gaza cells

February 25, 2007, 11:25 AM (GMT+02:00)

Osama bin Laden’s cells were planned for Jordan’s main cities, structured on the same lines as the Iraq and Gaza networks. The Jordanian group had a name: Al Qaeda in the Land of Crossed Rivers, just as the Iraq branch calls itself Land of the Two Rivers and the Palestinian branch, the Army of Islam or Brigades of the Islamic Sword.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that Jordanian intelligence stumbled on the conspiracy by chance when a group of former contacts of Abu Musab al Zarqawi attempting to cross the Jordanian border to Syria were detained for questioning.

Make no mistake about it, we have both enemies and allies in this battle. One of the disturbing news items in this report is the implication Syria is hosting al Qaeda training facilities right outside Damascus:

They confessed they were heading for an Al Qaeda training camp on the outskirts of Damascus to prepare for a fresh round of attacks in Jordan and to set up a logistic rear command for pumping money, arms, explosives and fighting strength from Syria into Jordan.
It also transpired that the al Qaeda group awaiting them on the other side of the border was the cell which planned and carried out the Sept. 9, 2005 suicide attacks on three American-owned hotels in Amman, killing 60 people. That cell had functioned in Jordan in the time of the Iraqi al Qaeda commander Abu Musab al Zarqawi. The Jordanians had hoped his death in June 2006 would put an end to the jihadist terror looming over the kingdom. Now they see it hasn’t.

I don’t wish anyone harm in Jordan or Saudi Arabia or any other country which has been willing to work with the West, but this news is a good wakeup call to one and all. The battle is heating up, and this is not time to pull back and run away. In fact, the world and we should be considering whether it makes sense to increase efforts. What are we going to do about Syria, now that it seems to be a base of operations for al Qaeda across the ME? Will we and the region’s powers let this blatant act of war stand?

We have a once in a generation opportunity to make a difference. Along with the split in allegiances that are forming on the Arab street there are reports that the insurgents are fighting amongst themselves in Iraq – providing us an opportunity to exploit:

On Jan. 13, 2007, a letter from one of the most important Sunni insurgent groups in Iraq, Ansar al-Sunnah was sent to the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq complaining bitterly that his followers have been killing militants of other jihadi organizations, according to the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

The letter is the latest indication that all is not well in the “Islamic State of Iraq” established by al Qaeda in Iraq and several other groups in October 2006.

The letter protests to the “Emir” of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Hamza al Muhajir, that some of the group’s militants are targeting members of other insurgent groups, including Ansar al-Sunnah, whenever they disagree with them. “We have warned you before about the behavior of some of your members,” says the letter, which criticizes AQI members for considering any Muslim who disagrees with them a non-believer.

The letter says this behavior has become common among al Qaeda in Iraq members, and the violence has become excessive.

The problem with fascism is there is limited room at the top to determine the authorized view of things. What we need to do is sow the seeds of more conflict and frustration amongst the various factions. What we DON’T want to do is give them a victory by abandoning Iraq en masse. The Democrat’s timing is uniquely and consistently dangerous. Right now is the worst time to ‘redeploy’ into a fetal position. Right now is the time to put pressure on. And the reason is al Qaeda seems to be getting more and more desperate. Not only is the Arab street starting to rise up in opposition to them, not only are there huge rifts in their ranks, but the US and her allies are making a difference. So much so it seems al Qaeda is ready to go for broke.

In my opinion, attacks on the West will destroy whatever validity is left in the radical anti-war movement and rouse public opinion to take action. Is al Qaeda smart enough to make this connection? I don’t know. But it seems they are doing their best to try and strike at our most stalwart ally, the United Kingdom:

THE terrorist threat facing Britain from home-grown al-Qaeda agents is higher than at any time since the September 11 attacks on America in 2001, secret intelligence documents reveal.

The number of British-based Islamic terrorists plotting suicide attacks against “soft” targets is far greater than the security services had previously believed, the government paperwork shows. It is thought the plotters could number more than 2000.

Under the heading “International Terrorism in the UK”, the document states: “The scale of al-Qaeda’s ambitions towards attacking the UK and the number of UK extremists prepared to participate in attacks are even greater than we had previously judged.”

It warns terrorist “attack planning” against Britain will increase this year, and adds: “We still believe that AQ [al-Qaeda] will continue to seek opportunities for mass casualty attacks against soft targets and key infrastructure. These attacks are likely to involve the use of suicide operatives.”

Everyone is watching what world leaders do now. While the threat in England is increasingly from home grown fanatics, the lid could be shut or thrown wide open depending what we collectively do now. The hounds of evil are waiting to see if the West will falter, will fall down. If we try and run from Iraq and the ME, they will rise up to help make sure the Islamo Fascist wave can spread as far as possible. But if we redouble our resolve and start taking serious action, it is they who may falter and hesitate. And we much do as many things as we can to clip the Islamo Fascist efforts to make progress. For example:

The Egyptian Information Ministry has decided to close down the Iraqi television station al-Zawraa, known as the voice of the Sunni “resistance fighters,” according to an Egyptian Gazette report published Sunday.

The ministry said that the transmission frequency of the channel, owned by former Iraqi politician Mishan al-Jabouri, interferes with other channels broadcast by the Egyptian satellite Nile Sat.

The ministry, in an official statement, cited “purely commercial reasons” for the closure, according to the newspaper.

A simple but effective act to curtail the message of al Qaeda. We should do more of these things as many places as we can. We should also take the war right to al Qaeda’s doorstep:

The U.S. military is preparing for a spring offensive against Sunni insurgents and Al Qaeda fighters in the lawless city of Ramadi as part of the troop surge to impose security in Iraq.

U.S. and Iraqi security forces are currently performing a security crackdown in Baghdad, where they have already killed more than 400 suspected militants, according to Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.

With the battle to secure the capital under way, the fight for control of Ramadi in Anbar province to the west will mark the second phase of the surge. The group Al Qaeda in Iraq has exerted a grip on the city and terrorised sheikhs cooperating with the Americans.

And we need to deal with Syria and Iran. Syria should be under severe economic sanctions for hosting al Qaeda training facilities. We need to put so much pressure on Syria it abandons its alliance with Iran. And Iran must never obtain nuclear weapons. The chemical attacks in Iraq using chlorine would look quaint in comparison to the damage possible from a nuclear jihadist. One thing is for sure, the pivot point is coming where we could tip this towards the future we all want. We need to divide and conquer at the street level, within the enemy factions and between the state sponsors. We cannot do this if we are in a fetal position in Okinawa waiting for our way of life to be aborted by fanatics.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “The War On Al Qaeda In Iraq, & The World”

  1. kathie says:

    I wonder if the Dems read anything besides poll numbers? We, the United States are leading this battle not only in Afghanistan Iraq, but around the world, and we are lending moral and real support to those who are in this battle. To pull out and pull in to take care of college tuition would be an abdication of our responsibility to friend and foe alike. Dems are like teen-agers, they can only see what is infront of their noses and act on what feels good. That is why fighting a civil war in Darfur instead of Iraq, feels good because it says they are standing up for the blacks. The genocide in Yugoslavia was a bit iffy also. I think we will come to think it was a mistake when the Islamofacists are marching into central Europe. Perhaps Milosovich knew something that we did not. The Ottoman Empire always wanted Albania and Kosovo. That fight went back to the 14 hundreds. I’m not saying what he did was right, but maybe he was fighting for his country like many in a few years might be also. I think we were a bit naive in the 90’s. We know alot more now about the intentions of bin Laden.

  2. TommyO says:

    A. J. Talks Sense…

    http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/3397#more-3397I love A. J. Strata. He has his finger on the pulse of the dhimmi congress, TLW (the long war), and, in particular, the bad guys.He is worth reading every day….

  3. lassoingtruth says:


    I know you defy critics requests for a specific answer when they
    challenge your interpretation of events. If they get too “uppity”
    and demand an answer you ban them. You don’t have to answer this.
    ; consider it rhetorical:

    Did you know our rather friendly Jordanian president told
    Bush not to invade Iraq, that he feared a scenario inclusive
    of increased jihad growth and unrest as a result? Isn’t your
    “governments will fall to al Qaeda” if we leave, vulnerable
    to criticism of your masking an imperialist outlook?

    Moving to Iraq, did you know the native Sunni Iraqi tribal
    chieftains have blamed US invasion for bringing al Qaeda
    into Iraq and for being able to recruit Iraqis to their cause? Are they merely pawns to you in a reprise of the British Empire power game which manipulated various players in such a way as to guarantee (hopefully) British influence in the region?

    Can you cite anything in a pre-war commentary of
    yours which runs counter to an interpretation of a priori
    justification of war to which native Mideastern opinion
    must have taken a back seat? If not, what substantiates
    you self-depiction of merely being a promoter of “democracy”
    rather than American Empire? Your refusal to condemn
    Bush’s lying blunder which led to the anarchy, unrest
    and internecine ethnic, tribal and religious civil wars
    in the Mideast shows which side you’re on: the destructive
    greedy American plutocracy side, the interventionists who
    wreak havoc while claiming to promote “democracy.”

    And of course Debka could not possibly want America to
    install Israel-friendly governments in Syria and Iran, could

  4. ivehadit says:

    We need Israel friendly governments all over the Middle East. Democracies do not wage war on each other.

    And frankly, I would not listen to a single leader in the Middle East that is not a democracy. They have all been sitting around allowing radicals to foment hatred to the West…undeserved hatred, in fact, hatred that belongs to many of the tyrants who keep their people down.

    In case you lefties haven’t figured it out yet, we *want* the radicals to “surge” over there…lot easier to take ’em out when their in a small zone…

    And make no mistake, these radicals have brought all this on themselves….but you, the America intolerant, wouldn’t agree with that…

    Cover hostility to our beloved America. Not even covert, really…

  5. BarbaraS says:

    Did you know our rather friendly Jordanian president told
    Bush not to invade Iraq,

    Llaso Apso

    You are preaching to the wrong choir. Turn left and go to Kos. I am sure they will appreciate your rantings.

  6. Terrye says:


    Saddam allowed Zarqawi to come into years before the invasion and he was a Sunni.

    You are so uninformed.

  7. lassoingtruth says:

    Terrye’s deception has been discredited thoroughly. No
    co-operation between Saddam and Zarqawi; even Bush has thrown this extreme crew of disinfo Israeli-oriented propagandist
    interpreters to the wayside.

    Barbara mistakes Abdullah for a Tibetan.

    I’vehaditmistakes Jewish fascism for “democracy.” But their
    Arab semi-citizens don’t-they’ve just demanded equality.

  8. lassoingtruth says:


    Arabs in search if Ivehadit’s mythical democracy.

  9. lurker9876 says:

    Doesn’t matter if there were any cooperation between Saddam or not. Zarqawi and other terrorists were in Iraq before we invaded Iraq. Saddam was harboring terrorists.

    So what if Barbara mistaking Abdullah for a Tibetan….she did not in this thread.

    The Israel democracy exists regardless of what you believe. Hamas does not recognize Israel. If the Israel Arabs wants to assimilate as part of Israel, good for them.