Aug 01 2007

The Essence Of al-Qaeda: Mass Graves

Published by at 12:26 pm under All General Discussions,Diyala,Iraq

As we purge al-Qaeda’s last large stronghold in Iraq, Diyala Province, we see the true essence of al-Qaeda: mass graves of innocent Muslims:

Iraqi and US forces have uncovered a mass grave in the province of Diyala where the corpses of women and children were buried after killings.

Locals told Iraqi and American forces that last week “terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda in Iraq” killed 17 people, including women, children and the elderly, the US military said.

As the facade of al-Qaeda is removed through their brutal acts in Iraq the Muslim street is seeing the choices. And they are selecting to side with America and the democratically elected government in Iraq. No surprise there – except to those on the left desperarte to find a way to lose by unilateral withdrawal of our forces, just when the Iraqis are asking us to help them in their fight against al-Qaeda.

But then again, anyone paying attention knows all al-Qaeda has shown proficiency at is killing large numbers of muslims on a daily basis.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “The Essence Of al-Qaeda: Mass Graves”

  1. KauaiBoy says:

    This just shows why we need to have resolve to win. Given time the truth about our intention in Iraq is becoming apparent to the Iraqis; they appear to no longer be watching CNN or reading the NYT or have finally begun to see through the BS. Unfortunately the attention span of our congress only lasts until they have to hit the campaign trail again—there is no long term vision there.

  2. The Macker says:

    Thank heaven we have a President that has the judgment to recognize evil, the courage to confront it and the good sense to ignore shrill and cowardly insults.

  3. Soothsayer says:

    So – who’s arming the al-Qaeda murderers?

    It appears to be American taxpayers:

    The US government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to an investigation carried out by the Government Accountability Office.

    According to the July 31 report, the military “cannot fully account for about 110,000 AK-47 assault rifles, 80,000 pistols, 135,000 items of body armour and 115,000 helmets reported as issued to Iraqi forces.”

  4. Terrye says:


    That is so stupid.

  5. scaulen says:

    So per soothiesou the banshee, the US is arming the insurgency. The US must also be providing drugs for users since there are people on welfare doing drugs???? What’s your theory on 9/11?

  6. KauaiBoy says:

    Sounds like a lot of weapons of mass destruction waiting to be found in Iraq. How can we even prove that they were actually given to the Iraqis—-we can’t even track all the money that went to the Katrina “victims”. Oh, and if we can’t account for them how do you know that al queda got them. Sounds like Kos/Soros logic—or as I like to call them the Osholes.

  7. Soothsayer says:

    Looks to me like as many as 110,000 AK-47’s provided by the US- with a street value of – what – $400.00? – have disappeared – distributed to Shia militia, Sunni insurgents, and al-Qaeda . . . er, to the Iraqi armed forces, which consist of Shia militia, Sunni insurgents, and al-Qaeda fighters.

    That’s $44,000,000.00 worth of deadly hardware.

  8. MerlinOS2 says:

    Geeze Sooth is wetting his pants over a GAO report that says the weapons can be accounted for up to 100% snuff of our stateside documentation standards.

    Trying to leave the impression like a couple of news stories that all those weapons just vaporized somewhere.

    All the report says is the paperwork isn’t fully up to snuff to do total end to end tracing.

    So that means I can’t tell you which soldier was issued a particular weapon and tracked it along with his unit transfers as the forces grew.

    Next we will worry about how many paper clips or styrofoam cups we can show full disposition paperwork for.

  9. lurker9876 says:

    And whatever Obama wants to do is gonna cost far more than today’s war. Sigh.

    Good catch, Mer.

    P.S. I did not know that Merlin was the code name for OS/2. I wondered if you were using OS/2. I’m surprised OS/2 is still available on the market. I knew “Skyway” was a code name for a project for the RS6000 prior to release so I named one of my dogs, “Skyway”. 🙂

  10. crosspatch says:

    “The US government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces”

    Of COURSE they can’t account for them, they are no longer in US Government hands. We can’t “account for” weapons we have given to Saudi Arabia or even Canada for that matter. Once they are out of our hands, they are beyond our “accounting”. That statement attempts to create some fantasy that we “account for” things after we give them away. What a crock!

    It is a non-story. An attempt to create something out of nothing. A waste of ink and paper.

  11. Ah, don’t you love that smell?

    That’s the smell of an Anti-American/Pro-Jihadi Leftist Nutbag, involuntarily spewing his bowls down his leg, as usual, as soon as they see their own shadow! (Hint: it’s SOOTHIE)

    He wants so DESPERATELY, so BADLY to SURRENDER; to ANYONE: that he’ll grasp onto any bogus straw, to keep his Leftist Anti-American meme alive…

    Go wipe yourself Soothie, you’re disgusting…

  12. scaulen says:

    Dale I’ll help out soothiesou the banshee and accept his surrender. SSTB Turn in your PC and get an orange jumper and hop down to Gitmo would you, the war is over for you. Go be with your brothers enjoy the weather.

  13. MerlinOS2 says:

    From the GAO report

     As of July 2007, DOD and MNF-I had not specified which DOD accountability
    procedures, if any, apply to the train-and-equip program for Iraq. Congress
    funded the train-and-equip program for Iraq outside traditional security
    assistance programs, providing DOD a large degree of flexibility in managing
    the program, according to DOD officials. These officials stated that since the
    funding did not go through traditional security assistance programs, the
    DOD accountability requirements normally applicable to these programs did
    not apply. Further, MNF-I does not currently have orders that
    comprehensively specify accountability procedures for equipment
    distributed to the Iraqi forces

    Basically this means the enabling legislation funding the transfers didn’t specify which form of documentation to use for the transfers.

    For example they likely should have required the procedures use for transfer of material to foreign governments under the Security Assistance Programs documentation requirements.

    So this is simply a bean counters audit review.

    Also as the report notes that in fact there were operational issues that over rode the paperwork priorities balancing the Tactical versus the Practical. 


  14. MerlinOS2 says:

    So once again we have a case of Sooth throwing in off topic talking points without even providing a link to the source of his assertion, even though that is considered good blog manners.

    Gee I had to highlight some data in his quote , right click on it and select search the net for it via google, then hit news category at the top of the result page for matching story quotes and scan two stories to find a link to the GAO report. I had to spend a whole 3 or 4 minutes to find the report.

    After that I was easy to scan the report and see what a really bogus issue this whole thing was.

    I don’t usually go that far with his stuff, but every once in a while it helps so all the other readers here at AJ’s know what a useless tool Sooth really is.

    Like they really don’t all already know it.

  15. MerlinOS2 says:

    What is even more outrageous in this case is Sooth couldn’t leave it alone with just the original quote he had to jump the shark with this bit of freelance without any proof


    Looks to me like as many as 110,000 AK-47’s provided by the US- with a street value of – what – $400.00? – have disappeared – distributed to Shia militia, Sunni insurgents, and al-Qaeda . . . er, to the Iraqi armed forces, which consist of Shia militia, Sunni insurgents, and al-Qaeda fighters.

    That’s $44,000,000.00 worth of deadly hardware.

    Left by Soothsayer on August 1st, 2007

    Gee I figured he would at least show us a press release or article from The National Review verified by their crack source Scott Thomas Beauchamp. 

  16. Aitch748 says:

    Sooth never provides links for his assertions. When you ask him directly for a source, he condescendingly informs you that there is something called “Google” which you can use to go find his source yourself.