Zarqawi's Death Goes Unnoticed By al-Qaida

Apparently, the sophistication of the al-Qaida terrorist network ends where information flows begin. While the better half of the free world was celebrating the death of al-Zarqawi yesterday, al-Qaida’s No.2 henchman, Ayman al-Zawahri, was busy producing his latest video, Infidel’s and the Infidelity They Promote.

The untimely release of his latest flick, several hours after Zarqawi's death, will most surely result in the "honor killing" of his wife, who works as a stunt double in the film:

The tape apparently was made before the announcement that Iraq's most-wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed Wednesday by a U.S. airstrike. Al-Zawahri praised the al-Qaida in Iraq leader's efforts to confront U.S.-led forces in Iraq. "God bless the prophet of Islam in Iraq, the persistent hero of Islam, the Holy Warrior Abu Musab al-Zarqawi" al-Zawahri said. AP

Wait a minute. Was Zarqawi the prophet of Islam? And if so, does the US military get more or less points for the kill?

For people familiar with Zawahri’s extensive body of work, including his award-winning animated feature, Snow White And The Seven Infidels Who Betrayed Islam With Their Jewish Pig Friends, it comes as no surprise that he touches on political issues in his latest release:

Al-Zawahri urged Muslims to reject a referendum proposed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel. "I call on Muslims to reject any referendum on Palestine, because Palestine is a house of Islam and not subject to any compromise," he said. "I call upon Muslims everywhere to support the brothers in Palestine," he said, mentioning armed Islamist militants, prisoners and their families.

While the Palestinian rhetoric is sure to resonate among Zawahri’s diehard fans, it will be hard for them to overlook his lapse on Zarqawi’s death, which has come to be termed "The Z. Z. Blunder" by infidels in the Arab press.

Fortunately, Zawahri’s publicist, Abu Ibam al-KillAllTheJewsChristiansAndNonMuslims, has confronted the issue head-on. In fact, upon learning of Zarqawi’s death, the publicist immediately issued a statement:

"The Zionists at Al-Jazeera are behind the traitorous editing of Zarqawi’s film."

The statement has been met with mixed reactions by Zawahri’s fans, with many asking: Why is Zawahri allowing Zionist’s to edit his film in the first pace? Zawahri’s publicist has yet to respond, though, at this point, he is presumed dead.

Posted by Dr Politico at June 9, 2006 4:44 PM
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Comment #156123

nice spoof.

This goes to show you that Al Qaida still liked him. I have seen many democrats try to say that Al Qaida did not want him around any more so they gave him up. This makes me doubt that.

Posted by: Randall Jeremiah at June 9, 2006 5:35 PM
Comment #156126

I think the videos are passed along a convoluted chain of couriers between their production and their airing, to prevent us from tracking the stars down. So, the fact that they make this error is not suprising, given the typical time lapse.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at June 9, 2006 5:45 PM
Comment #156127

Politico-
The problem with your writing satire,is that it doesnt jibe with your previous hard liner stance.
While opinions vary on just how much enthusiasm we should show regarding his death,I am only too aware of the films depicting some Muslims celebrating in the streets when the Twin Towers fell.
The ultimate reality of all of this is that Al-Queda is a Hydra,and we have succesfully cut of at least some of its heads. Until we understand the motivations of the terrorists,all we can do try to put out the fire,without securing our own well being.
Its just not enough to say that the terrorists are terrorists,and they want us dead. They are also people,people who have been twisted with a dark and menacing message. We have at our avail some of the most sophisticated communications equiptment in the world,radio,televison,satellites. Why can’t we take the time to educate these people about us and the world?
The only thing that the continuing killings on both sides will accomplish is more of the same. I cannot believe that almost all involved,certainly the vast majority,just want peace. Peace comes through dialogue. Not bombs.

Posted by: jblym at June 9, 2006 5:50 PM
Comment #156142

And By The Way:
watchblog editors,what does a guy have to do to get editorial comment? Just wondering?

Posted by: jblym at June 9, 2006 6:30 PM
Comment #156144

Al Qaeda are pu$$ie$ and their b*tch Zarqawi got just a taste of our mighty (brave, bad-a$$) military. Keep it up fascists; not even the anti-war activists and biased media can protect those Islamic Jihadists. Ha! Ha!

Posted by: rahdigly at June 9, 2006 6:39 PM
Comment #156150

The prophet of Islam they were more than likely referring to is maybe Muhammad. If it isn’t a backasswards bad translation then it is what I always suspected they are f’n crazy beyond even Islam’s pale.

Good to see a pleasant and untroubling post.

Jblym—why can’t we take the time to educate these people, teach who? The terrorists? Umm Jblym they hate us, not the most condusive learning environ. The last guy to try to give Iraqis satelite TV was ummm welll..we just killed the guy who killed him.

Posted by: Novenge at June 9, 2006 7:04 PM
Comment #156153

Regardless of the effect Zarqawi’s death may have, the fact remains that we cannot leave Iraq until every Al Queda Terrorist is dead. ALL of them.

If we must stay for years and spend our fortunes, so be it. We must have complete and total victory in Iraq.

Whatever the cost.

Posted by: Aldous at June 9, 2006 7:30 PM
Comment #156174

Aldous

Good post.

Posted by: Don at June 9, 2006 8:36 PM
Comment #156175

Speaking of the new video praising Al-Zarqawi as a prophet… I always think this thought when passing a fortune-teller’s business, “I’m not coming in.” I’m sure the fortune-teller gets the message. Therefore, Al-Zarqawi must have known the 500lb bombs were coming; I think he wanted to die.

Posted by: Don at June 9, 2006 8:41 PM
Comment #156176

Don,

Yeah Allah said heads-up!

Posted by: Novenge at June 9, 2006 8:46 PM
Comment #156185

I have always wondered about the “heads up” thing. Wouldn’t it be better to dive down.

Zarqawi was a really bad guy, probably a pervert who got gratification in mutilating people. I am glad that he is dead, but I am even happier that he evidently lived long enough to know we got him.

Welcome to hell, Zarqawi.

Posted by: Jack at June 9, 2006 10:17 PM
Comment #156228

Jack,
Amen to that.

Posted by: fred at June 10, 2006 3:55 AM
Comment #156235

Unfortunately Zarqawi’s death doesn’t end the war. I’m glad we took a real bad character out. But we’re still going to be over there for a while.

Posted by: Ron Brown at June 10, 2006 6:45 AM
Comment #156236

My son has just gone to Iraq for his second tour there. His seven year old just came in and saw me posting here and asked if her daddy could come home now. I sure wish I could’ve told her he could.

Posted by: Ron Brown at June 10, 2006 6:51 AM
Comment #156241

Ron Brown,

The effect of Zarqawi’s death may be more beneficial than thought. He was the mastermind of Al Quaida in Iraq and his removal should weaken their efforts. Beyond this, it would seem that a large amount of material was found in the house he was in that led to several raids. Even more material was found in these operations. While Al Quaida in Iraq is not dead, it has been hit hard. The key is that this may give the new Iraqi government time to build credibility.

I would compare Zarqawi’s death to when we killed Yamamoto in WWII. It didn’t end the war that day, but it removed Japan’s most successful and brilliant admiral and probably shortened the war. I certainly hope this is the case here. Good luck to your son, I hope he gets to see you and the rest of his family soon.

Posted by: 1LT B at June 10, 2006 7:35 AM
Comment #156248

Good post Aldous… I’m a little shocked to hear that coming from you, but it goes to show that even dems are red blooded Americans too.

And jblym, why dont YOU go over there and try to make peace with al-Qaida. Damn… I mean these guys are pure evil. You can’t talk to evil - you can only overcome it by staying the high road and by blowing the hell out of it when and where ever possible. Screw these guys, screw peace and screw anyone who wants to get in the way of a final and victorious American victory over these man-dress wearing, camel milk drinking, rock eating hate mongering Islamofascist nut balls. They started this war, we’re finishing it. (Just ask Aldous, he already said the same thing.)

Posted by: Bankerz at June 10, 2006 9:15 AM
Comment #156254

We knew this was coming.

The death of Bin laden will ultimatley produce the argument (by the left) that he was not linked to terrorism.

Prepare now, CNN will break the story about 24 hours after the “assasination” of this “great Leader”

Posted by: Jim at June 10, 2006 10:32 AM
Comment #156270

Novenge/Bankerz-
A while back we instituted a program called “Radio Free Europe” in it we gave people an alternative view to the communist propaganda that was their main source of information.
I’m talking real basic stuff here guys. While the fanatical terrorists are enemies,you can’t say that about the all the women,or children,who are being subjected to the same garbage that is always spewed by fanatics.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in counter intelligence but let me propose something simple. How much would it cost to just drop thousands of radios,tuned to pro-alliance stations that would offer a mix of real news and pop music? With a small solar panel attached to them they could run for months or even years.
Putting our message right into the ears of the indigenous population,not to mention the generation coming up,can only help us.

Posted by: jblym at June 10, 2006 12:19 PM
Comment #156279

Randall:
“I have seen many democrats try to say that Al Qaida did not want him around any more so they gave him up.”

They did give him up. From Caldwell’s briefing at the Pentagon
(second page of the article):

In the hours leading up to the attack, “we had absolutely no doubts whatsoever that Zarqawi was in the house,” Caldwell said, adding that the tips leading to the safe house had come from within Zarqawi’s network. “It was 100 percent confirmation. We knew exactly who was there, we knew it was Zarqawi, and that was the deliberate target that we went to get.”

Are we to now suddenly believe that Al Qaeda in Iraq has people in their midst who want to work for OUR side? Or did they perhaps give him up for some another reason?

Posted by: Adrienne at June 10, 2006 1:04 PM
Comment #156281

Jim:
“The death of Bin laden will ultimatley produce the argument (by the left) that he was not linked to terrorism.”

No. The death of Bin Laden would make folks on the left very happy — because that monster is directly responsible for the terrorist attacks on America on 9/11. Problem is, the president doesn’t care about getting Bin Laden. He’s told us “he’s just not that concerned about him” because he’s been “marginalized”.

Posted by: Adrienne at June 10, 2006 1:12 PM
Comment #156326

Adrienne:

They gave Zarqawi up for $25 million dollars(I believe this amount to be correct). This does indicate a lack of allegience. It also points to a leadership problem in his cell. Could be a sign of greater things to come. I’ll revert to my prior post for the “happy liberal argument”.

Victory in Iraq is a defeat for the left. What other reason would they have for being against this war? It’s not possible that many of the left would encourge or welcome another attack, is it? Actually, that would be good for the left too.

Truth is, if its good for the future of our nation, its bad for the future of the democratic party.

Posted by: Jim at June 10, 2006 6:02 PM
Comment #156487

Well, Politico, it is great news that Bin Laden’s right hand man was killed—not to mention we got Saddam’s sons yesteryear. However, the price to catch and kill these terrorists is enormous. The scandels our young men and women are facing(Gitmo/The killing of presumed innoncent Iraqis/The young men facing murder charges) only shows, to me, the inept leadership of our president and his administrative staff. I love our military for their fight and honor in performing their duties. These men and women are placing their lives into Bush’s fight. The least action Bush could have made was the act of being 100% certain our military was prepared and fighting with the best equipment. If he had done that-instead of showing the world his Texas bravado-we probably would have killed/captured Bin Laden and all of his main henchmen by now. Although I will not jump up and down, celebrating the loss of life like their citizens did after 911, I am glad we killed/captured Zarqawi.

Posted by: Tommy at June 11, 2006 11:34 AM
Comment #156724

1LT B
What branch of service are you in? And are you in Iraq, or have you been there?

Posted by: Ron Brown at June 12, 2006 12:50 PM
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