Thursday, October 13, 2005
As you all know, a letter between Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was recently intercepted. After reading it I wanted to briefly talk about three things that grabbed my interest.

This isn't about Iraq
In the letter, Ayman al-Zawahiri tells Zarqawi about his four-stages of events.
"The fourth stage: Extend the Jihad wave to the secular countries neighboring Iraq"
Now if this was about us being in Iraq, then why do this? If he had never gone into Iraq, or should we pull out, it wouldn't matter. This war was coming whether we liked it not and there is no end in sight in the near future.

al-Qaeda is out of money
I just think it's funny that this terrorist is resorting to begging for money.

I've changed my mind about a pull out
I've stated that by the middle of next year that out troops should start to pull out. After reading this letter I've changed my mind about that. In the letter, al-Zawahiri has a long section about how after the American troops pull out they, al-Qeada, need to be ready to rush in and take control. He talks about what happened in Vietnam when that happened. We pulled out and the slaughter began. The same thing will happen in Iraq. If we pull out, and the Iraqi army isn't ready, the ensuing slaughter of the Iraqi people will make Saddam's genocide look like nothing.

If you want to read the letter, download it here. It's in PDF format, but it's only 60K.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look.


Opinionnation said...

Hey RWRM, I did get your e-mail. Thanks for sending it. I have been pretty busy but I will look through the templates pretty soon.

Thanks, Anthony

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

Very good point. No, we shouldn't pull out until their governemnt is set up and running and they have some form of democracy. Then they can deal with the terrorists themselves.

Anonymous said...

Al-Qaeda isn't out of money... not by a long shot. They've got millionaire investors... this just shows it's not an Al-Qaeda op, or if it is, he's doing it as his own project.

But I'm glad you agree that we shouldn't pull out so soon.