Target Centermass

1/23/2005

Purported al-Zarqawi Tape: Democracy a Lie

Filed under: — Gunner @ 10:08 pm

I have previously written that the greatest enemies of the blood-drenched Islamist bastards are democracy and freedom, which is why they are desperately struggling and murdering to hold back the tide of time in Iraq. Don’t agree with me? Well, check out their own words on the matter.

An Internet recording claiming to be from wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi condemned democracy as “the big American lie” on Sunday and said participants in Iraq’s January 30 election are enemies of Islam.

The authenticity of the message could not immediately be confirmed by CNN.

“We have declared a bitter war against democracy and all those who seek to enact it,” said the speaker in the 35-minute message.

“Democracy is also based on the right to choose your religion,” he said, and that is “against the rule of God.”

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The speaker attacked the Iraqi interim government as a tool used by the “Americans to promote this lie that is called democracy … You have to be careful of the enemy’s plots that involve applying democracy in your country and confront these plots, because they only want to do so to … give the rejectionists the rule of Iraq. And after fighting the Baathists … and the Sunnis, they will spread their insidious beliefs, and Baghdad and all the Sunni areas will become Shiite. Even now, the signs of infidelity and polytheism are on the rise.”

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“Oh, people of Iraq, where is your honor?” he asked. “Have you accepted oppression of the crusader harlots … and the rejectionist pigs?”

“For all these issues, we declared war against, and whoever helps promote this and all those candidates, as well as the voters, are also part of this, and are considered enemies of God,” the tape said.

These terrorists cannot win a battle of ideas. By definition, their only true weapon is fear — it is the needed ingredient in how they “fight” and how they rule when empowered. They ask for honor from others yet exhibit none themselves. Their leader squawks of bitter war but tucks his tail and runs from Fallujah, choosing instead to hide and occasionally surface bravely on the internet.

Quote of the Week, 23 JAN 05

Filed under: — Gunner @ 9:43 pm

Three-quarters of a soldier’s life is spent in aimlessly waiting about.

—Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

Germany Nabs 2 Suspected al-Qaida Members

Filed under: — Gunner @ 9:37 pm

I find this story especially interesting because of the financial twist.

German police arrested two suspected al-Qaida members Sunday believed to have plotted a suicide attack in Iraq — with a side venture in insurance fraud, taking out a policy on the suicide bomber to use the money to fund the terror organization.

The chief suspect, 29-year-old Iraqi Ibrahim Mohamed K., is also believed to have tried to obtain nearly two ounces of uranium in Luxembourg.

He also “played a not unimportant role in al-Qaida, because he showed signs of contact with Osama bin Laden and met with Ramzi Binalshibh,” one of the plotters of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, chief federal prosecutor Kay Nehm told reporters.

The Iraqi, a resident of Mainz, was arrested on suspicion of recruiting suicide attackers in Germany and providing logistical help to al-Qaida, Nehm said.

The other suspect, a 31-year-old Palestinian, identified as Yasser Abu S., was allegedly recruited by the Iraqi to be a suicide bomber in an attack in Iraq. The Palestinian is a Bonn medical student, who was born in Libya and has an Egyptian passport, Nehm said.

Prosecutors said the Iraqi took out a $1 million life insurance policy on the medical student, who was then to fake his death in a car accident in Egypt. The majority of the insurance payoff was to fund al-Qaida activities, they said.

After the faked death, the Palestinian was to go to Iraq to carry out a suicide bombing, the prosecutor said.

The story goes on to point out that the Iraqi suspect had trained multiple times at the al-Queda camps in Afghanistan before the terror-loving Taliban regime was toppled. Details of other recent German moves against radical Islamists within their borders are also listed.

Thank You, Johnny!

Filed under: — Gunner @ 4:51 pm

Johnny Carson, 1925-2005Johnny Carson, the legendary host of the Tonight Show, has passed away at the age of 79. Precious were the nights in my childhood when I was allowed to stay up to watch, if only for his opening monologues.

As is the way with people of such stature, practically everyone can find something of the man to hold onto and treasure. With Mr. Carson, it may be his character Carnac or his receiving the Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor. It could be his life-long love of the sport of tennis or the dry, often self-depracating humor he used to entertain millions for decades. For most of his fans, it will probably just be the years and years of smiles and accumulated memories with which we were blessed by the man.

“And so it has come to this. I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I always wanted to do and I have enjoyed every single minute of it,” Carson said to close his final show. “I bid you a very heartfelt goodnight.”

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