Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Brutality of Al-Qaida

Thanks to Laura Ingraham, we have a post of a report of the brutality that often goes unreported by our Big Media. Called Bless the beasts and Children, this reporter shows the stark reality our armed forces and the Iraqi military face each day.

I wonder if there are accurate numbers that show the number of civilians killed by Al-Qaida, Iranian and Syrian terrorists. I'm sure those that hate Bush wouldn't want THAT to be published. That would give impetus to continue the fight!


At 8:36 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Do you think it is possible to "hate", using your word, Bush for what he did and to "hate" al qaeda for what they do?

Is it possible that they are both doing wrong even though they seemingly oppose each other?

Such is the conundrum of the Iraq situation and the greater middle east. Barbarous acts against civilians are responded to with acts that have barbarous results on civilians. Everyone claims to be on the right side and the result is the same from both.

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Just Another Beggar said...

I cannot answer your question without accepting as true the hidden premise of your question, that all what the left claims of Bush is true. I cannot and will not do that. This doesn't imply that Bush all things well either.

I will agree that the reason that warfare must be resisted except in dire situations is that innocent civilians die at the hands of the state. I hate the fact that innocent people die. I also hate the fact that Zawirihi, this last weekend, states the need for Al Qaida to maintain Iraq as a key stronghold for Al Qaida. How do we walk away from that?

I will not and cannot make a moral equivalence between what Al Qaida does and what the U.S. does. I don't think you are doing that. However, I will not soften my anger and hatred towards the actions of Al Qaida. It is over-the-top evil.

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

I think we should crush and destroy all of al qaeda. Unfortunately, in Iraq where our force is stubbornly concentrated, al qaeda represents a small fraction of the problem. As a result of our entrance and performance in Iraq we have allowed our eye to wonder from the al qaeda ball. We should have 150000 troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan stopping this thing.

Iraq = Eye off the ball... Every resource that is wasted there standing between the Sunnis and Shiites is a resource not spent killing al qaeda. That makes me very angry.

I may believe they, the jihadists, have a legitimate beef with the west, but believe it or not nothing justifies they evil they have committed.

At 10:05 PM, Anonymous UL said...

I share your frustration and anger. What do you think about Al-Zawahiri's statements this weekend about Iraq?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

His message hasn't changed much. Al qaeda in Iraq is a tiny fraction of the violence. They are committing barbarous atrocities but in reality account for very little of the actual violence. We really should unleash the Shiites on them. The Sunnis are too conflicted to fight them and quite frankly they have their hands full with the shiites, the Kurds and the U.S.

Meanwhile we are standing in the middle getting our kids killed by everybody.


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