Thursday, June 15, 2006

It’s All In The Last Line

(Via Breitbart)

An English translation of the document found in the safe-house of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been released. Below are some excerpts I found particularly interesting:

The situation and conditions of the resistance in Iraq have reached a point that requires a review of the events and of the work being done inside Iraq. Such a study is needed in order to show the best means to accomplish the required goals, especially that the forces of the National Guard have succeeded in forming an enormous shield protecting the American forces and have reduced substantially the losses that were solely suffered by the American forces. This is in addition to the role, played by the Shi'a (the leadership and masses) by supporting the occupation, working to defeat the resistance and by informing on its elements.

As an overall picture, time has been an element in affecting negatively the forces of the occupying countries, due to the losses they sustain economically in human lives, which are increasing with time. However, here in Iraq, time is now beginning to be of service to the American forces and harmful to the resistance […]

In general and despite the current bleak situation, we think that the best suggestions in order to get out of this crisis is to entangle the American forces into another war against another country or with another of our enemy force, that is to try and inflame the situation between American and Iraq or between America and the Shi'a in general […]

The question remains, how to draw the Americans into fighting a war against Iran? It is not known whether American is serious in its animosity towards Iraq, because of the big support Iran is offering to America in its war in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Hence, it is necessary first to exaggerate the Iranian danger and to convince America and the west in general, of the real danger coming from Iran, […]

Everyone is talking about the tone of defeat expressed in the document and the obvious desire to draw the Americans into a war with someone else, namely Iran. However, it seems very little attention has been paid to the closing line of the document, which I believe says it all:

Let us hope for success and for God's help.

Where’s the normal confidence and cockiness to which we’ve become so accustomed? In the past, we would read something along the lines of- “We will be victorious and the infidel will be destroyed because it is God’s will!” Now the swagger has been replaced by- “God, are you there? Please help us!!!”

The author of this is begging for mercy and is unsure whether his “god” is listening or if he even exists. Where’s the faith? What’s this “hoping for success” garbage?

Before, victory was assured! Now they’re not even sure they can run fast enough to live another ten minutes.

It’s all in the last line.

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