Thursday, July 07, 2005

London calling

Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahedeen carried out a blessed attack in London, and now Britain is burning with fear and terror, from north to south, east to west. We warned the British government repeated. We have carried out our promise and carried out a military attack in Britain after great efforts by the heroic mujahedeen over a long period to ensure its success. We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

- The Secret Organization of Al Qaeda in Europe.


But no, you're right. We should announce a date our soldiers are going to withdraw from Iraq, and let these guys just wait it out. Oh, and seriously, one more report of us treating our prisoners to the horrors of Christina Aguilera music and cold air conditioning, I'm going to form a sit-in or something. Even if they are the ones who could give us information about stuff like this, that's just barbaric.

7 comments:

Kevin said...

Josh,
This terror attack was from Al-Qaeda....no tie-in to Iraq. Had we done the job right when we went to Afghanistan, Londoners wouldn't have had to deal with this. But instead, Georgy cut the mission short and went to Iraq for no reason...letting Al-Qaeda once again re-group and re-strengthen.

Josh said...

If Al-Qaeda has nothing to do with Iraq, why do they insist governments withdraw troops from there?

"...they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq..."

Alex said...

Oh, the eternal debate... Chicken? Egg? George? Osama? Regardless of your opinion on who started it, it’s become a self-perpetuating cycle of escalating violence. To me, the bigger questions are who's going to break the cycle, and can that happen peacefully? Unfortunately, I don’t have much faith that Dubya will bring about a peaceful resolution. Maybe I’d feel differently if he were less of a gun-totin' Texan-meets-spoiled coked-up frat boy. Maybe if he could just correctly pronounce the word "nuclear"... Clearly that's entirely too much to ask.

It reminds me of those cartoons where the characters face off and brandish bigger and bigger guns at each other, until they finally both run out, fire on each other, and both end up with their faces covered in soot. Was it Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam? I can’t remember. Point is, nobody wins.

Doug said...

If Al-Qaeda has nothing to do with Iraq, why do they insist governments withdraw troops from there?

That really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Plenty of folks, not just al-Qaeda, have been telling us to withdraw our troops from there, but that doesn't make them intimately tied in with Iraq.

So far NOBODY has been able to provide any sort of conclusive proof that Saddam and al-Qaeda were in cahoots before the U.S. invasion. In fact, by invading Iraq we managed to bomb the crap out of one of the very few countries in the Arab world that wasn't brimming with al-Qaeda operatives. But al-Qaeda being al-Qaeda, they still managed to turn Infidels have desecrated a sovereign Muslim nation!!!! into a cause celebre for all manner of no-hopers who can be tempted into walking into a U.S. military encampment or British subway and blowing some shit up.

I mean, I've never set foot in Gainesville, Florida, and certainly have no love for the place, but if some foreign army went marching in there and blowing the place up, I'd be pissed. Wouldn't you?

Doug said...

Point of clarification — I'm not one of those folks who wants to yank the troops right out of Iraq. But, like Kevin, I do want a president who will focus on the task at hand and not start a second war before he's finished the first. Needless to say, Dubya is not that president.

Dennis said...

I knew it wouldn't be long before some lib blamed our President for what happened in London. Also, there is evidence that Iraq had ties to al-Qaeda. It is noted in the 9/11 report and Sadam offering money up to the families of suicide bombers, etc.

DAve said...

I think, unfortunately, that the tie between Iraq and al-Qaeda is more of a case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", although I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if a more tangible connection than that came to light.

Regardless of your opinion on who started it, it’s become a self-perpetuating cycle of escalating violence.

Oh, it hasn't just become that, Alex. It's been that way since 66 AD when the Jews and Romans got into it. Sadly, it's a similar situation in the Balkans, where it seems most people aren't even sure what they're killing people for anymore.