Apr 20 2007

Al Qaeda Losing Diyala Province

Published by at 3:47 pm under All General Discussions,Diyala,Iraq

The most amazing news NOT being reported by the liberal puppet media is the fact al Qaeda has worn out its welcome in Iraq. First Anbar Province, home to the infamous cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, turned from terrorist strong hold to caolition ally because of the blind, rampant murdering of Muslims by al Qaeda. I predicted the other day that Diyala would soon follow because al Qaeda showed signs of desperation by killing locals and destroying needed facilities – a clear sign they were losing control and trying to bomb the Iraqis into submission. And it seems I was right (H/T reader Crosspatch):

At least two major insurgent groups are battling al-Qaida in provinces outside Baghdad, American military commanders said Friday, an indication of a deepening rift between Sunni guerrilla groups in Iraq.

U.S. officers say a growing number of Sunni tribes are turning against al-Qaida, repelled by the terror group’s sheer brutality and austere religious extremism. The tribes are competing with al-Qaida for influence and control over diminishing territory in the face of U.S. assaults, the officers say. The influx of Sunni fighters to areas outside the capital in advance of the security crackdown in Baghdad may have further unsettled the region.

“This is a big turning point,” U.S. Maj. David Baker said Friday in the Diyala provincial capital of Baqouba. “If they are fighting against each other, it’s better than them fighting against us.”

Even Sunnis who want to cooperate with the Shiite-led government are becoming more emboldened to speak out against al-Qaida. In Anbar province, more than 200 Sunni sheiks have decided to form a political party to oppose the terror group, participants said Friday.

No wonder Senator “Surrender” Reid was so adament about Iraq being lost. He needs to get us out of there soon or else we will succeed. And he and his party will be damaged goods for not only predicting we would lose, but working as hard as they could to see that we lose. When losing means more death and possibly IEDs here in the US that stigma would be a death knell for liberals across this country. They would rightfully be shunned as the party that almost got is killed. Reid and his party need to read this part very carefully, because it says it all:

“I think what’s changed is, time has gone by and it has not gotten better for the normal folks in Iraq,” he said. “They have seen what al-Qaida is all about and what al-Qaida brings and they don’t like it because they don’t see their future getting better.”

Now did Reid, by opening his big fat mouth, just give some of these people ready to give up the fight and work for reconciliation new hope that al Qaeda might win? For the sake of the Iraqis and our people in Iraq I pray not. But this is why Senator Surrender is not only dumb, but dangerous.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Al Qaeda Losing Diyala Province”

  1. Terrye says:

    AlQaida says the attacks in Baghdad the other day are a sign that the surge is not working, Reid says that the attacks in Baghdad the other day are a sign that the surge is not working.

    Sadr demands a timeline. Pelosi demands a timeline.

    You would think these guys would at least try to sound as if they were not parroting the enemy.

    Things are improving in Iraq, even with the attacks the other day. There is no way that the surge, successful or not is going to stop all the attacks..especially in a few weeks.

    This will take time and determination.

  2. crosspatch says:

    One interesting thing that happened after the Baghdad bombings the other day was that the Iraqi army commander of the unit in charge of security for that area was relieved of his command. This provides incentive for the next commander to become more creative in ways to reduce casualties and find bombers before they strike.

  3. kathie says:

    I wonder if the dems understand that life is a process. I think, that they think, that things should happen with the speed of a click of the fingers.

    As V.D. Hanson asked, just when did the dems decide to be opposed to the war after they were for it? What was their time line for quitting, during the 2004 election, the 2008 election run up. It is hard to believe it was anything more then a political decision.

    The media is soooooo sorry they didn’t ask hard questions before the war. I’m wondering if they think that they are doing a good job of asking the quitters what will happen when we come home. And are the quitters they willing to take on those consequences?

  4. crosspatch says:

    I have a major problem with those MSM stories about all these jihadis supposedly flocking to Iraq and the comments about all the training they are getting and sending “battle hardened” jihadis around the world from Iraq.

    The truth is that most of these kids are used as suicide bombers or VBIED drivers. They are used once. They don’t get a lot of “training” other than how to blow themselves up. They might get a little bit of paramilitary training as far as knowing which end of the gun the bullet comes out of and how to intimidate civilians, but as for action, they tend to engage in battle one time and die in large numbers.

    I would suggest that there are very few of these guys that are actual veterans of battle against MNF-I or the IA. Most are probably “veterans” of shooting civilians and lightly armed police.

    We really need more jihadi jokes. These followers of a perverted version of Islam need to be a laughing stock.

  5. Why Harry Reid Roots for America to Lose…

    They have invested everything in America’s defeat, their political reputation, the 2008 elections, their personal reputations and that is far more important to them than our soldiers lives….

  6. Soothsayer says:

    Since the number of “al-Qaeda” fighters in Iraq is about 4% of total insurgents – what difference does it make with respe to the outcome whether or not “al-Qaeda” is doing poorly?

    Iraq is in the middle of a Sunni/Shia civil war – and the Sunni and Shia factions also serve as proxies for a greater Iranian/Arab long term conflict. Al-Qaeda’s participation in Iraq is statistically meaningless.

  7. ivehadit says:

    Cite your sources, please.

  8. BarbaraS says:

    Whatever happened to all the Saudis who went home from Iraq? Could it possibly be that they got a belly full of violence and deserted? We all wondered if there was a coup planned in Saudi Arabia. Maybe the ones left don’t have an option. Maybe they can’t go home.

    The fact of the matter is that we have captured all the leaders. We capture one and another springs up. We capture him and another springs up. This has gone on for years. Maybe Al Quaeda is left with the rank and file and are taking their leaders from them. Maybe that is why they so stupidly alienate the Sunnis and kill the Shia because they themselves are not very smart.