Zarqawi Says Hizbullah Is a Cover for Israel
Of course! How could we be so blind?
By the sound of his latest bizarre internet recording, it appears that Al Zarqawi has lost his head. Maybe all of that savage killing has finally done this butcher in.
The following is a Iraqi American Haider Ajina’s translation of a headline and article from the Iraqi newspaper Iraq Shabab on June 6th, 2006.
“Zarqawi attacks Hizbullah and entices sectarianism in Iraq”
An audio recording claiming to be Zarqawi (head of Al Qaeda in Iraq) calls on Sunni Muslims to refute any reconciliation with Shiite Muslims. In this recording (transmitted on the internet on sights used by Iraqi terrorist groups) the speaker (appears to be Zarqawi) says, “Oh you Sunnis wake up and deflect the poisons which bite you and numb you by torture since the occupation of Iraq till today. Stop calling for non-sectarianism and national unity.”
The speaker on the tape attacked the Shiite reference Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, who was described as “leader of sinners & heretics”. Zarqawi believes there is a conspiracy between Iranians and the USA to open the Iranian-Iraqi border to change the demographics of Iraq.
In a different part of the tape (which was a series of speeches and ramblings called “Have you heard the opposition talk?”) Zarqawi attacked Hizbullah (the Iranian backed Shiite Lebanese group) as being a cover for Israel. (My thoughts, this man is off his rocker)
Haider Ajina comments:
These are the continuous ramblings by Zarqawi. He is trying to entice Muslim against Muslim, and seeking to divide Iraqis. These ramblings are a sign of his lack of success and loss of support amongst the Iraqis. The best evidence of that is the Tribal meeting in Fallujah on June 5th. Out of this tribal meeting came a joint statement declaring the tribes of the Fallujah area are banded together and are pooling their resources to kick out the terrorists of the town and province. Most of these tribes are Sunni. This meeting shows the endorsement and support of these tribes of the new government in Iraq, and of their support for security operations.
Further the militant organization, Islamic Caliphet Army, Al-Mujahedien Place, Twentieth revolution corps, Islamic Army (Sunni militant groups) declared a non-cooperation compact with Al Qaeda or Zarqawi. This is evidence that the foundation of support for Zarqawi in Iraq is crumbling.
Our effort, the Iraqis efforts and the fact that Iraqis are taking over more and more responsibility for cities and provinces is causing this decline in support. Months of training are paying dividends and a multi year elected Iraqi government is beginning to flex its power against terrorist in Iraq. This is happening while the rule of law is respected. This is evident by the release of over 2000 arrested suspects who have not been charged just yesterday. Now, what other countries in the region treat arrested suspects this way?
Aljazeera has this strange accusation from Zarqawi’s tape:
He suggested that Shia themselves were behind the February bombing of a Shia shrine and other attacks which touched off a wave of sectarian killings and revenge attacks.
“The attacks were a charade … that revealed their (Shia) hatred of the Sunnis,” the speaker said.
The Strategy Page offers this on Zarqawi today:
Given that Zarqawi has become a loose cannon and that his actions are handicapping Al Qaeda’s efforts, it seems reasonable to expect that an accident may befall him at some point in the near future. If handled right it can be made to look like he went out in a blaze of glory fighting American troops or that he was foully murdered. Either way, al Qaeda gets rid of a problem and gains another “martyr.”
Meanwhile in Jordan, Al Zarqawi’s cousin was charged with “Terrorism” today along with 11 others for plotting against American and Israeli targets.
“Is it just me, or is the Middle East a lot like 7th Grade with RPGs?”