“Mommy, al Qaeda did it”
Posted by musliminsuffer on April 14, 2009
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
Monday, April 13, 2009
Any parent that has raised children can recall some event, like crayola’s used to write gibberish on living room walls or some prized vase, knocked over and shattered.
Since the parent and the child were the only ones home at the time, it’s a good bet the parent knows the culprit.
When confronting the little rascal, you’ll see the child’s mind going to work by the way they move their facial muscles and then blurt out that some made up, invisible friend was the one who wrote on the walls.
Coming from a child, who doesn’t know any better, it’s almost cute and laughable.
But what’s not cute or funny is when the USA and its trained lap dog, Britain, shout “aL Qaeda” anytime they get caught in some murderous activity, like the British police beating a man to death who’s only crime was walking home close to a peaceful demonstration.
Or the US Department of War, always making grim announcements about the number of “al Qaeda” fighters killed in the most recent Predator drone missile strike, when the dead are largely Pakistani civilians. Or those Iraqi IED’s, that always seem to blow up whenever there’s talk about the US pulling troops out of that destroyed nation… Again, blame it on “al Qaeda.”
And blaming the horrific 9/11 attacks on some Muslim, needing dialysis frequently, who was living in a cave 12,000 miles away, when we all know the real 9/11 perps were closer, much closer to home. Some are hiding behind Secret Service agents, others, behind a weirdly shaped six-pointed star, still screaming far and wide that “al Qaeda” was responsible for 9/11.
That’s when the cry of “Mommy, al Qaeda did it” doesn’t sound so funny.
The wily ‘al Qaeda’ is difficult to kill. Civilians are easy targets.
Death By the Numbers: Pakistan Counts the Toll of the Bush-Obama Drone War
As we all know, the Terror Warriors in the White House (of whatever political stripe) don’t do body counts. They just kill people, make unsupported claims of “clean hits” on “militants,” backtrack a bit later when eyewitness reports confirm extensive civilian casualties, promise “investigations” that kick the PR can way down the road — and carry on killing.
But strangely enough, the people who are being killed by these well-wadded, massively protected elites do count how many of their sons and daughters and mothers and fathers are being slaughtered by American ordnance. Imagine that! It’s almost like they are real people or something!
Pakistan is the latest target of the Terror Warriors; the progressive, anti-war, last-best-hope-for-world-peace Barack Obama has made it his special project to lay some heavy hurt on the Pakistanis, escalating the drone bombing campaign initiated by his much-emulated predecessor, George Widowmaker Bush. Indeed, the Obama administration is mulling expanding their expansion of the drone war into Pakistan’s troubled — but oil-rich — southern province of Baluchistan. One begins to suspect that the progressive humanitarians in the White House have been drawing on the beserker fantasies of Ralph Peters for strategic guidance on the “Af-Pak” front.
In any case, every week brings new reports of deadly attacks in Pakistan’s frontier regions, almost all of them involving the deaths of civilians. Americans generally hear little or nothing about these attacks beyond official snippets about “successful” attacks against the apparently endless, ever-replenishing supply of “top Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders.” [Or to put it in reality’s terms, the United States government and its progressive, humanitarian leaders regularly order, admit and applaud the “extrajudicial killing” — i.e., murder — of uncharged, untried individuals living within the borders of an allied country. As it saith in the Scriptures: These be your gods, O progressives!] But while Americans turn a deaf ear, in Pakistan the blood cries out, and is measured, as far as possible, by a government that is further shaken by each American attack and the violent extremism it engenders.
This week, Pakistani officials released stunning figures of the civilian death count in the American drone war: almost 700 innocent men, women and children killed so far — as opposed to 14 actual, wanted extremist leaders. As the Pakistani paper The News reports:
Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in Pakistan between January 14, 2006 and April 8, 2009, only 10 were able to hit their actual targets, killing 14 wanted al-Qaeda leaders, besides perishing 687 innocent Pakistani civilians. The success percentage of the US predator strikes thus comes to not more than six per cent….
According to the figures compiled by the Pakistani authorities, a total of 537 people have been killed in 50 incidents of cross-border US predator strikes since January 1, 2008 to April 8, 2009, averaging 34 killings per month and 11 killings per attack. The average per month killings in predator strikes during 12 months of 2008 stood at 32 while the average per attack killings in the 36 drone strikes for the same year stood at 11.
Similarly, 152 people have been killed in 14 incidents of cross-border predator attacks in the tribal areas in the first 99 days of 2009, averaging 38 killings per month and 11 killings per attack.
Now there’s change you can believe in (to coin a phrase)! In just a few months in office, Obama has managed to raise the average kill rate achieved by Bush from 32 to 38 per month. And who can doubt that this young, capable, charismatic president will not increase that civilian slaughter rate even further as he ratchets up the drone war in the months — and years and years — to come?
by Chris Floyd
US Al-Qaeda member urges support for jihadistsWASHINGTON (AFP) — An American Al-Qaeda member has urged followers to step up assistance to suicide bombers and other radical fighters, arguing that the West “has begun to stagger,” a group monitoring Al-Qaeda said.
Adam Gadahn, an American member of Al-Qaeda, made the appeal in a new video titled “How to Prevent a Repeat of the Gaza Holocaust,” which was released on jihadist forums on Sunday, SITE Intelligence Group said.
The video contains excerpts from speeches from other Al-Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid and Abu Yahya al-Libi, the group noted.
In a reference to the economic crisis, Gadahn said that “the enemy, under the leadership of the unbelieving West, has begun to stagger and falter, and the results of his unabated bleeding have begun to show on his economies, which are on the brink of failure.”
He attributes the crisis to “the grace of Allah, and then, the huge sacrifices of your sons, the mujahideen, who are eager for you to stand by their side and reinforce them with money and men.”
Gadahn dismisses efforts by the administration of US President Barack Obama to mend fences with the Muslim world, arguing that nothing in the US approach has changed since the presidency of George W. Bush.
“America is ruled by a political, economic, social, and cultural entity, which carries in its folds hostility to many of the world’s weak and oppressed, among them, Muslims,” Gadahn argues.
“As for the propaganda that accompanied Obama’s election, and which said that he will take an approach different than that of his predecessor, Bush, it is nothing more than a continuation of the policy of methodological disinformation followed by American politicians yesterday and today,” he said.
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