August 16, 2007 -- TWO days
ago, al Qaeda detonated four massive truck bombs in three Iraqi vil
lages, killing at least 250 civilians (perhaps as many as 500) and
wounding many more. The bombings were a sign of al Qaeda's frustration,
desperation and fear.
The victims were ethnic Kurd Yazidis,
members of a minor sect with pre-Islamic roots. Muslim extremists
condemn them (wrongly) as devil worshippers. The Yazidis live on the
fringes of society.
That's one of the two reasons al Qaeda
targeted those settlements: The terrorist leaders realize now that the
carnage they wrought on fellow Muslims backfired, turning
once-sympathetic Sunni Arabs against them. The fanatics calculated that
Iraqis wouldn't care much about the Yazidis. [. . .]
second reason for those dramatic bombings was that al Qaeda needs to
portray Iraq as a continuing failure of U.S. policy. Those dead and
maimed Yazidis were just props: The intended audience was Congress.
Qaeda has been badly battered. It's lost top leaders and thousands of
cadres. Even more painful for the Islamists, they've lost ground among
the people of Iraq, including former allies. Iraqis got a good taste of
al Qaeda. Now they're spitting it out.
The foreign terrorists
slaughtering the innocent recognize that their only remaining hope of
pulling off a come-from-way-behind win is to convince your senator and
your congressman or -woman that it's politically expedient to hand a
default victory to a defeated al Qaeda.
Expect more attempts to
generate massive bloodshed in Iraq in the coming weeks. The terrorists
are well aware of the exaggerated-by-all-parties importance of Gen.
David Petraeus' Sept. 15 progress report to Congress. They'll do all
they can to embarrass the general and provide ammunition to the
Al Qaeda has studied Vietnam, the are seeking their verison of the Tet Offensive, where the US Press only reported the first day of the offensive and willfully did not report the crushing defeat of the North Vietnamese Army that followed.
Al Qaeda needs the support of the US Media..because it has been defeated on the ground. And only the US Media and its allies in the Democratic Party can save these terrorists.
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