Thursday, June 15, 2006
The Counterstrike For Zarqawi was Swift and Sure
We've carried out 452 company sized raids, some with mainly Americans but most others had mainly Iraqi troops, since the death of Zarqawi and killed at least 104 terrorists. We're stepping up things in al Ramadi and appear to be preparing a Fallujah type house by house clearing operation in Baghdad. Here is the reaction from the new leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al Muhajer :
"You crusaders, what will happen in the coming days is something that will turn your children's hair white - battles that will reveal the falsehood of (your) might, the weakness of your soldiers and your lies."
I'm reminded of Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon--"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter."
Many of us following the war in Iraq have never heard of Zarqawi's successor. Apparently that's a plus:
The lack of information released by al-Qaida about al-Muhajer since al-Zarqawi's death appeared to reflect a new emphasis on secrecy by the group. U.S. forces have launched raids based on intelligence in the safehouse where al-Zarqawi was killed. The group may fear infiltration, or that al-Zarqawi's public stance led to his downfall.
Bullshit, if they could have, they would have long ago. They are screwed.