Enough Crowing To Eat For All
There are some interesting comments going about now that Abu Musab al Zarqawi has been consigned to the ages. Through the agency of a news email I receive comes an interesting little tid bit from a conservative-oriented war-toy groupie news website - one which indicates that there is more collusion going on between Bu$hCo and Al Qaeda than we knew.
Back in May, King Abdallah declared that al Qaeda had been "defeated" in Saudi Arabia, but that doesn't mean for a moment that the Royals are about to loosen the noose around the necks of the Saudi people:
Saudi Arabia remains one of the main battlegrounds between modernity and Islamic conservatism (which rejects some, but not all, aspects of modernity.) One of the things Islamic conservatives are not keen on is democracy, and the al Saud family, as one would expect, tends to agree with that.
is causing more people to demand some form of democracy and accountability.
The al Qaeda solution is to replace the monarchy with a religious dictatorship, and much more intrusion into how Saudis live their lives. This does not have a lot of support, but there are enough old school, and deeply religious, Saudis to regard terrorism as an acceptable tactic.
That doesn't sound very much like a defeated movement to me.
But what does this have to do with Bu$hCo and Al Qaeda?
Despite public pronouncements to the contrary, the actions of the al-Sauds speak louder than their slick PR words. They still would like to see the demise of Israel as a nation, and their disdain for their economic slaves in the US is shown in the price of petroleum, some of the profits of which are used to see to it that the US never gets a viable alternative energy industry off the ground, thus keeping us sucking on the petroleum nipple [or another body part - take your pick].
In addition, there is reason to believe that at least some Saudis support Al Qaeda, as CBS News reported back in 2003:
Still-secret sections of Congress' Sept. 11 report examine interactions between Saudi businessmen and the royal family that may have intentionally or unwittingly aided al Qaeda or the suicide hijackers, according to people who have seen the report.
It is public fact that the Bush family has extensive business ties with the Sauds, some of whom have to have business ties with the bin Ladens, some of who have to be in support of their apostate brother and are still in contact with him in some manner.
showing him holding up current newspapers so easily and quickly?
They would send him the newspapers via couriers, and he would return the video tape in the same manner. No difficult trick, as anyone familiar with covert communication practices can attest. Also, as long as nothing is conveyed electronically, extremely difficult to track.
That establishes the probable communication connection for this next tidbit - the one that caught my eye:
Zarqawi Scheduled for Martyrdom
June 7, 2006
The relationship between terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi and and the mainline al Qaeda leadership continues to deteriorate.
Zarqawi's recent audio messages have not only attacked the U.S. and the Shia-dominated government in Iraq, but also Iran. He's even claiming that the U.S., Iran, and Shia in general, are in cahoots to destroy Islam. He has also called for continued attacks against Shia. Other al Qaeda leaders have been trying to down play anti-Iranian and anti-Shia rhetoric, and have been strongly discouraging attacks on civilians.
he is [sic] almost totally distanced himself from the central leadership.
Given that Zarqawi has become a loose cannon and that his actions are handicapping Al Qaeda's efforts, it seems reasonable to expect that an accident may befall him at some point in the near future.
If handled right it can be made to look like he went out in a blaze of glory fighting American troops or that he was foully murdered.
Now, considering that I have established a plausible communications link between Osama and the White House, how hard is it to accept that the above assertion is possible, even likely? Al Qaeda just opened up a new front in their war against the 'infidels', and a new recruiting tool would prove useful. In addition, it would prove useful on an older front as well.
When it comes to the so-called 'War' on Terror, the Bush (mis)Administration is its own worst enemy, because they allow their opponents to use them against themselves. A short-term popularity benefit for King George gained through the killing of a gnat on Osama's ass is nothing compared to the long-term advantage of attracting more recruits to the jihad by declaring him a martyr.
Either that, or the greedy members of our government are being paid by the oil profiteer supporters of Al Qaeda to throw the fight.
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