Thursday, April 24, 2008

Al-Qaida Wants Credit & Reveals Leftist Lie

Westerners who simplify the radical Islamic threat do so either out-of-ignorance and/or as a deliberate intent to obfuscate. Case-in-point are those who maintain that the Iraq conflict is an illegitimate war front and that Afghanistan was and is the only legitimate target because it was from Afghanistan that Al-Qaida launched the 9/11 attacks.

For those who don’t yet know fundamentalist strains of Islam exist in various sects of Islam, not the least of which includes both Sunnis and Shias. And, while Sunnis and Shias can work together in mutual support, at the end of the day the fundamentalists hate each other. Both consider the other to be infidels. And, each expects to inherit the Muslim world at the expense of the other.

Al-Qaida, a Sunni based network, is upset with Iran, a Shia nation, because allegedly Iran is spreading false rumors resulting in Al-Qaida losing credit for the 9/11 attacks.

Osama bin Laden's chief deputy in an audiotape Tuesday accused Shiite Iran of trying to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida terror network by spreading the conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the Sept. 11 attacks.1

The comments reflected al-Qaida's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri's increasing criticism of Iran. Al-Zawahri has accused Iran in recent messages of seeking to extend its power in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and through its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.1
"The purpose of this lie is clear — (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it,"…1.

Don’t accept the simplistic tripe that U.S. leftists and liberals spew in order to convince you that the U.S. does not belong in the Iraq conflict and that the radical Islamic threat is only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Surely I don’t have to convince anyone that the nuclear bomb desiring Iranian Shia theocracy (courtesy of the former leftist President Jimmy Carter) is a threat to world peace. I guess there is one person, Barack Obama, who needs to be convinced because he is proposing sitting down and talking with Iran. That will work as well as Carter talking to Hamas. Carter and Obama; two leftist peas in a pod.

Thanks to Ayman al-Zawahri, it is clear that the radical Islamic threat is not unified, and it is, therefore, all the more difficult to address.

To those who complain that President George W. Bush took his eye off the terrorist ball by attacking Iraq, understand that there is more than one ball in the game. Those who can’t or won’t grasp the picture must be flaming liberals or leftists, which beg the question as to why I bothered to write this piece. I suppose I wrote it for the misinformed liberals who still have a potential of taking off the blinders. Read “War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism” with all the footnotes to prove the points.

Links in this Blog:
1. Al-Qaida deputy Al-Zawahri says 9/11 conspiracy theory propagated by Iran and Hezbollah

2. War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism by Douglas J. Feith

3. Carter accuses Rice of being untruthful over Hamas meeting

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