October 2, 2005

Al Qaeda's Plan. What Plan?

Hatched by Sachi

In today’s Reuters’ article, I found this passage:

Interior Minister Bayan Jabor told Reuters that documents seized after troops killed a purported aide to al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, indicated a plan to spread Islamist violence to other Arab countries.

Whenever I hear about a “plan” by al-Qaeda, I have to ask “What plan?” I have no doubt al-Qaeda has the capability to spread Islamist violence thinly around Arab countries. As Army Gen. John Abizaid said, al-Qaeda is like McDonalds -- a franchise: they can always find some local extremists willing to blow people up under the al-Qaeda umbrella. But that is just a mode of operation, a tactic. What is “spread[ing] Islamist violence” supposed to achieve? What is their strategy and ultimate goal? And, how exactly does random violence help achieve that goal?

Gen. Abizaid seems to know the answer:

"They believe in a jihad, a jihad to overthrow the legitimate regimes in the region," he said. "In order to do that, they first must drive America from the region."

Al Qaeda believes the most important prize is Saudi Arabia, which is home to the holy shrines in Mecca and Medina. If al Qaeda terrorists manage to take control of Saudi Arabia, they will try to create and expand their influence in the region and establish a caliphate, Abizaid said.

The term harkens back to the immediate successors of Muhammed and means a land led by a supreme secular and religious ruler. Al Qaeda insists that re-establishing a caliphate would mean that one man, as the successor to Muhammad, would possess clear political, military and legal standing as the global Muslim leader.

That sounds more like a daydream than a cohesive plan.

Take Iraq for example. Al-Qaeda has been trying to "spread Islamist violence" there ever since Zarqawi arrived in Northern Iraq ("Kurdistan") in May of 2002, nearly a year before the American invasion; and they have been spreading it at a fierce pace, especially since Hussein’s regime fell, killing an awful lot of people.

But what have they achieved? Have they gained territory? No. Have they succeeded in kicking out the "Crusaders?" No. Have they stopped or even delayed Iraq’s democratic progress? No. Have they won the Iraqi people’s hearts and minds? NO!

In fact they are losing ground. Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabor said.

Foreign Arab militants now numbered fewer than 1,000, compared to between 2,500 and 3,000 six months ago....

(I don’t necessarily believe the exact number the minister states; after all he has his own agenda. But you get the drift.)

We should expect more terrorist attacks as the October 15 referendum on a post-Saddam constitution approaches. But that threat is not likely to deter the Iraqi people; they have shown themselves to be hard to intimidate.

After an opinion poll forecast turnout would be as high as 80 percent, one of Iraq's electoral commissioners said voter registration had gone well, including among the once dominant Sunni Arab minority, which largely boycotted a January election.

Al-Qaeda has overplayed their hand. Their relentless attacks have only hardened the Iraqi people’s determination: they have nothing left to lose by resisting the terrorists' demands. As Minister Jabor put it:

"What can the insurgents do that's worse? There are already car bombs every day."

This reminds me of a philosophical observation by Ann Coulter, which I paraphrase: the terrorists hate us and want to kill us; but if we fight against them, then they will hate us and want to kill us!

Well then, we might as well fight; because unlike Al Qaeda, we do have a plan to win.

Hatched by Sachi on this day, October 2, 2005, at the time of 3:41 PM

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The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist

Al-Qaeda has overplayed their hand.

Well *SAID*!!!

Al-Qaeda had been playing 'Poker' with the United Nations and the United Nations' Bill Clinton for almost a decade...Saddam and Osama saw nothing but easy money. Saddam and Osama gave it no thought when Bill gave up his spot at the 'Poker' table, and in fact looked forward to the *NEW* money that a new Player would bring to 'Da Poker table...so to speak of them drooling when they saw W take Bill's former spot.

Saddam and Osama had never played 'Poker' with someone like W...so to speak whilst smiling.

Anyway, back to Al-Qaeda and their so-called "Plan". Al-Qaeda had figured that the Muslim and Arab world would rise up against America if a W ever showed up there. Like Saddam and Osama, Al-Qaeda was wrong. Al-Qaeda's so-called "Plan" fell apart right after the Muslim and Arab world saw America (under W) toss both Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan's Taliban out of Afghanistan in a rather short time...so to speak of Dualistic time.

Perhaps the Muslim and Arab world were having second thoughts, when MSM started reporting that American Troops were "bogged down in Iraq", just after three days; however, when the Muslim and Arab world saw American Troops in Baghdad about three weeks later, the Muslim and Arab world lost trust in any reporting from America's Democrat Party's Mainstream Media. Pakistan had third thoughts, and Libya’s Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI rolled over faster than some Leftist punk in the local jail (BTW, there is a big difference between jail and Prison)...so to speak of such ‘Thangs.

Voting now goes on in Afghanistan. Voting now goes on in Iraq. Heck, even the Palestinians are Voting now!!!

Nice Thread...


The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 2, 2005 5:26 PM

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Keep up or Shut up...so to speak gently.


The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 4:23 PM

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Some 'Thangs going on that MSM misses...as usual.


Iran, U.S.: Tiptoeing Toward Better Relations

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Who is Winning the War, and How Can Anyone Tell?

The Value of a Nuclear Program

Geopolitical Diary: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 In the not-too-distant past, it was unimaginable that Hamas would consider recognizing Israel's right to exist. But on Wednesday, the Palestinian militant group offered its first hint that it might be heading in that direction.

Saudi Arabia: Feeling the Iranian Pinch in Iraq

Geopolitical Diary: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005
The other shoe dropped in Iran on Monday.

That was a free brief coverage from September 7, 2005 up to October 4, 2005...so to speak whilst smiling about what the Democrat's MSM misses or avoids to report.


The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 4:41 PM

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Speaking of what the Democrat Party's MSM ignores or avoids reporting...whilst not meaning to change the subject here:

U.S. watching boom in Canadian tar sands industry

"Canada estimates the sands will yield as much as 175 billion barrels of oil, making it second only to Saudi Arabia in crude oil reserves and enough to satisfy U.S. demand for at least a generation."

From what i have been hearing, America has 3-times the oil of Saudi Arabia...in a "oil shale" form. America has more oil reserves than the whole Middle East when we include the coastal areas.

Why is America paying Foreign countries for crude oil? i don't know...so, ask a Democrat.

The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 4:59 PM

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Sorry that i was so harsh. Anyway, at least try to keep up...


The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 4, 2005 5:46 PM

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