IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MERCIFUL THE COMPASSIONATE
Let me remind you of that all-important Zarqawi document. Here are some excerpts that are pertinent to the situation these days:
“This matter, with the anticipated awaking of the slumbered and rousing of the Sleeper, also includes neutralizing these [Shi`a] people and pulling out their teeth before the inevitable battle, along with the anticipated incitement of the wrath of the people against the Americans, who brought destruction and were the reason for this miasma. We must beware of allowing people to lick the honeycomb and enjoy some of the pleasures from which they were previously deprived (i.e prevent any progress towards peace and reconstruction- Alaa), lest they surrender to meekness, stay on the[ir] land, prefer safety,, and turn away from the rattle of swords and the neighing of horses.”
“If we are able to strike them[the Shi’a – Alaa] with one painful blow after another until they enter the battle, we will be able to [re]shuffle the cards. Then, no value or influence will remain to the Governing Council or even to the Americans, who will enter a second battle with the Shi`a. This is what we want,
and, whether they like it or not, many Sunni areas will stand with the
mujahidin. Then, the Mujahidin will have assured themselves land from which to set forth in striking the Shi`a in their heartland, along with a clear media orientation and the creation of strategic depth and reach among the brothers outside [Iraq] and the mujahidin within.”
And yet another:
“Fourth: The Work Plan
After study and examination, we can narrow our enemy down to four groups.
1. The Americans
These, as you know, are the most cowardly of God’s creatures. They are an easy quarry, praise be to God. We ask God to enable us to kill and capture them to sow panic among those behind them and to trade them for our detained shaykhs and brothers(in Quantanamo-Alaa).”
“There is no doubt that the Americans’ losses are very heavy because they are deployed across a wide area and among the people and because it is easy to procure weapons, all of which makes them easy and mouth-watering targets for the believers.”
I have to remind you of all of this. This is the enemy, and this is his thinking, and his plan which he is implementing to the letter. I am not conceited or big headed, but it makes me sad that many of the things that I said were not listened to. If you recap my previous posts you will find that I foresaw most of this and even suggested proposals which only succeeded in attracting some simplistic remarks from some of my innocent friends, which only shows how difficult it is for the westerners to deal with such complicated problems. This is indeed one of the roots of the problem. The U.S. and coalition have simply underestimated the enemy and failed to counter him after a brilliant short campaign. Too many mistakes! All I can do is try to offer some more advice through this modest forum, may be someone somewhere will listen.
Today’s tragedy cannot be allowed to pass. If we are not careful, we are going to lose many more good people. The man fallen today was one of the great people who was very important for the future. Even Sistani’s house was attacked today. The attack was perpetrated exactly in the same manner that was done some weeks ago. It is incredible that the simplest precaution of having a VIP entrance for people such as the fallen leader was not even thought of. There are many things that I would like to say. “Gods Willing” they will be said.