Jul 09 2007

Sunni Insurgents Slap Down al-Qaeda’s Senseless Brutality

Published by at 1:52 pm under All General Discussions,Diyala,Iraq

I posted yesterday that al-Qaeda had become so blood-thirsty it decided to slaughter innocent Muslim in a small, quiet Iraqi village to achieve some major press time. I predicted this would rebound badly on al-Qaeda with the Iraqi and Muslim ‘street’. It did not take long for Sunni extremists to publically slap down al-Qaeda’s senseless brutality:

A prominent Iraqi insurgent group has condemned a Saturday truck bombing blamed on al Qaeda that killed 150 people, signalling a growing rift between hard line Islamist militants and home grown nationalist fighters.

“These acts are in breach of the Koran … the deliberate killing of one believer has enormous consequences, so how can you kill tens or hundreds!” said the statement, signed by the Jihad and Reform Front and emailed to Reuters on Monday.

“We call on all Jihadi groups … to announce their innocence from these criminal acts, condemn them and expose the people who stand behind them,” the Jihad and Reform Front said.

It is rare for insurgents to condemn each other’s actions, highlighting a growing rift between al Qaeda and its allies, who follow a hard line form of violent Islam, and nationalist groups opposing the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad.

For anyone thinking of retreating from Iraq now, as al-Qaeda implodes so badly other terrorists are starting to distance themselves, is just not thinking straight. We WANT al-Qaeda to be rejected by the general Muslim and Arab community, and this public rebuke goes well beyond that desire. al-Qaeda is proving to repeat the same mistake other Fascist orgnizations have done – become o brutal that just about everyone rejects their warped and sick mindset.

If Iraq ends up tipping the Middle East and Muslim world into denouncing al-Qaeda and its methods then it would have exceeded all expectations in effecting the Global War on Terror. Sit tight and be patient people – the tipping point may have been reached and the entire picture could be changing. And if it does, it will change quickly.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Sunni Insurgents Slap Down al-Qaeda’s Senseless Brutality”

  1. crosspatch says:

    Something really big is about to go on in that region later this month. I don’t have a clear idea of what it is, but if a human can have “spidey senses”, mine are tingling bigtime.

    Something pretty major is about to erupt and I believe it is going to involve more than one country. I am thinking Iran, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and possibly Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:


    From what I have been reading on the various blogs I follow the summary version is a three way front against Israel from Gaza, Lebanon and Syria at the same time under Iran marching orders.

    Also Patraeus is predicting a Tet style offensive by AQ and sympathizers before September to garner headlines.

    Both seem very reasonable.

  3. crosspatch says:

    Here is something else to look at too:


    Meanwhile, the Syrian government is evacuating its citizens from Lebanon in advance of…something they expect to happen after July 15, 2007.

    And there is also rumor that Sadr has fled Iraq to Iran again. Maybe he is getting himself out of harm’s way. I have no idea but there is *something* going on.

  4. crosspatch says:

    This might also be worth a read too, just to collect some “bullet points”


  5. Jacqui says:

    I’m worried about things too – especially with my step son in Iraq. Every time the phone rings I get chills lately.

    The Turks have 140,000 troops on the Iraq border – they’re not planning to clean out a few rebels with that amount of power …

    Heard tales from Michael Yon on Rush’s show about AQ intimidation and brutality – doesn’t fit the MSM agenda – so they only point fingers at our troops.

    I’m so afraid they sill start something with an attack here or in the UK to divert our attention.

    Meanwhile the MSM and the Dems are AQ best friend.

    God Help Us

  6. AJStrata says:

    Not to be contrary, but if Syria and Iran want a democrat for president in 2008 an major attack would be the last thing to do. With that said, I have never found sane reasoning coming out of those two nations.


  7. MerlinOS2 says:


    Check out this report and see what you think, to me if true it means they are starting their move because of the International Tribunal. 

    Syrian troops on Thursday reportedly have penetrated three kilometers into Lebanese territories, taking up positions in the mountains near Yanta in east Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
    The daily Al Mustaqbal, citing sources who confirmed the cross-border penetration, did not say when the procedure in the Fahs Hill overlooking Deir al-Ashaer in the Rashaya province took place.
    The sources said Syrian troops, backed by bulldozers, were fortifying positions “in more than one area” along the Lebanese border, erecting earth mounds and digging “hundreds” of trenches and individual bunkers.

  8. crosspatch says:

    I think that whatever happens is going to be bigger than just Syria/Lebanon.

    Iran is getting into a position much like Japan was finding itself in prior to WWII. The war in the Pacific against Japan was the first war we ever fought over oil. We refused to sell oil to Japan because if Japan’s actions in China and elsewhere. The nearest source of oil was in the Dutch East Indies. In order to secure it, Japan had to disable the US fleet in the Pacific and so they attacked Pearl Harbor. The idea was to knock the US fleet out long enough for Japan to take the oil fields and the thinking was that once Japan had that oil secure, they could then keep the US out of their area of operations. They would have succeeded, too, if they had taken out the oil bunkers at Pearl Harbor but the third wave of bombers was never sent because the Japanese were afraid that our aircraft carrier-based planes would spot them. Had they done so, they would have taken out our entire Pacific fuel reserve and pushed the Pacific fleet back to the West coast of the US.

    Iran is in a pickle because while they have a large amount of oil reserves, they don’t have sufficient refining capacity for any sustained military operations. They would run out of fuel and in case of any hostilities, whatever refining capacity they now have would be destroyed in the first few seconds of a battle. I believe that part of the reason for the institution of fuel rationing in Iran right now is because supplies are being shunted to strategic storage.

  9. crosspatch says:

    Bunkers and fortifications are defensive construction. This tends to reinforce my thoughts that Syria/Iran are going to attempt to provoke an attack by Israel.

  10. crosspatch says:

    WRT Iraq:

    People in the US need to understand the situation in Baghdad to really get the proper perspective. Imagine if Washington DC were in Death Valley and most buildings either didn’t have air conditioning or had it only a few hours at a time.

    Imagine how much work would get done in summer in the halls of government.

  11. Terrye says:

    I think maybe the Iranians are thinking it is now or never.

  12. crosspatch says:

    I agree, Terrye, so the idea is how to avoid playing into their scheme.