The news yesterday that suicide bombers had attacked in Jordan made me pause a moment.
Isn’t this the homeland of Zarqawi? Why would he attack his own land:
?Despite the security measures that the traitor (Abdullah), the son of the traitor (the late King Hussein), to protect such (sites) ? the soldiers of Al-Qaeda succeeded in reaching their objectives and fulfilling them,? it said.
The Zarqawi group warned Abdullah II that his country was now ?in the line of fire? for having become a ?protective wall? for Israel and a base for US-led forces in Iraq.
?Let the dictator of Amman know that the protection wall for the Jews which was built east of the Jordan (river), and the military backbase of the Crusader armies and the (Iraqi) government of the (Shiites)?are now in the line of fire of the mujahedeens (fighters) and their raids,? it said.
I love it, he kill’s his own people and attempts to blame it on Iraq. Immediately I knew the liberals would pounce on it since their memories prior to the Iraq war seem to have disappeared. 9/11, what’s that? There wasn’t any attack on any US ship before we made the terrorists mad in Iraq…come on now you neo-con. Idiots.
Do these people not see the global war we are in, and have been in since 1979? How many attacks, how many deaths of American citizens at the hands of these emissary’s from the “Religion of Peace” does it take to get these liberal cowards to understand this?
To the MSM and the liberals everything would be sunshine, blue skies, with dandalions as far as the eye can see if only we hadn’t gone into Iraq. Hell, they are excusing the Muslims in France at this very moment because those poor widdle immigrants we’re treated badly. So let them burn and pillage.
Ok, getting back on track. After the bombings and the Al-Qaeda statement the Jordanians were a bit miffed:
Thousands of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities, shouting, ?Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!? a day after three deadly hotel bombings killed at least 59 people. Officials suspected Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida?s Iraq branch.
As protesters in Jordan and elsewhere in the Arab world denounced the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, security forces snared a group of Iraqis for questioning and officials said one of the bombers spoke Iraqi-accented Arabic before he exploded his suicide belt in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The main demonstration in Amman lasted for more than an hour. But honking vehicles decorated with Jordanian flags and posters of King Abdullah II cruised Amman?s streets until late in the night. Passengers chanted ?Death to al-Zarqawi, the villain and the traitor!? and anti-terrorism slogans.
About 50 people, including Jordanian children holding tiny flags, placed candles on a makeshift sand memorial in the driveway of the Hyatt.
King Abdullah II, a strong U.S. ally, vowed in a nationally televised address to ?pursue those criminals and those behind them, and we will get to them wherever they are.?
Two Americans were killed and four were wounded in the bombings Wednesday evening at the Hyatt, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said. Two of the wounded were hospitalized.
The victims also included some two dozen Palestinians with roots in the West Bank. Among them were the West Bank?s intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Bashir Nafeh, a diplomat and a prominent banker. Many Jordanians and Palestinians have supported the Iraqi insurgency, but the hotel bombings could tip Arab sentiment against al-Zarqawi.
In the West Bank village of Silet al-Thaher, members of the Akhras family mourned 13 of their relatives killed during a wedding party at the Radisson.
?Oh my God, oh my God. Is it possible that Arabs are killing Arabs, Muslims killing Muslims? For what did they do that?? screamed 35-year-old Najah Akhras, who lost two nieces in the attack. Similar thoughts were heard over and over throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
[…]Two daughters of ousted leader Saddam Hussein now live in Jordan, as do many other wealthy and formerly powerful Iraqis.
?I hope that these attacks will wake up the ?Jordanian street? to end their sympathy with Saddam?s remnants … who exploit the freedom in this country to have a safe shelter to plot their criminal acts against Iraqis,? Iraqi government spokesman Laith Kubba said.
So it takes the death’s of their own people to finally scream at Zarqawi? Sure looks like it. After Al-Qaeda heard this they issued a second statement trying to explain their attacks even further:
In an apparent response to Jordanians who took to the streets to call for its leader to “burn in hell,” al-Qaida in Iraq took the rare step Thursday of trying to justify the triple suicide bombings that killed 56 people, mostly Arabs.
Earlier Thursday, the group posted a Web statement claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s attacks. Then a second al-Qaida statement appeared on the Internet “to explain for Muslims part of the reason holy warriors targeted these dens.” That statement appeared after Arab-wide expressions of outrage.
“Let all know that we have struck only after becoming confident that they are centers for launching war on Islam and support the crusaders’ presence in Iraq and the Arab peninsula and the presence of the Jews on the land of Palestine,” the group said.
The statement said the hotels that were hit were “favorite places for the work of the intelligence organs, especially those of the Americans, the Israelis and some western European countries” for what the group called “invisible battles in the so-called war on terrorism.”
The statement also said the hotels, the Grand Hyatt, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn, were used by NATO as a rear base “from which the convoys of the crusaders and the renegades head back and forth to the land of Iraq where Muslims are killed and their blood is shed.”
Striking a moral tone, the al-Qaida manifesto said the hotels were a “secure place for the filthy Israeli and Western tourists to spread corruption and adultery at the expense and suffering of the Muslims in these countries.”
Filthy corrupt people such as these:
THEY came from all over. From the swanky suburbs of Amman, from ancient Jerusalem, Kuwait City and the United States to celebrate the union of their families.
A day later, the wedding guests found themselves gathered together in mourning, around freshly dug graves in the sprawling cemetery where, one after another, 17 of those who had come in celebration were laid to rest.
The bride and groom, Ashraf Da?as, 32, and Nadia al-Alami, 24, had been married less than half an hour when tragedy struck. Married in front of 200 guests, many of who had flown in days before for the society wedding, they went upstairs for their official photographs as the guests milled around in the ballroom, talking excitedly and catching up on family news.
The last picture to be taken was of the couple with their fathers on either side, Nadia?s holding his new son-in-law?s hand and Ashraf?s clutching that of the bride, to symbolise the union of the two families.
Ashraf took out his mobile phone to call downstairs and tell his friends to prepare for their arrival. The traditional Palestinian band, or dabbka, struck up its pipes as the four walked towards the door of the ballroom. And then the bomber struck.
Very unusual for these scumbags to issue an explanation but I gather the “burn in hell Zarqawi” slogans got to them. But still the MSM tried to insinuate that this was all about the US and Iraq.
Jim Kouri say’s it all here:
While terrorist bombers continue to inflict death and suffering upon innocent people, our political leaders in Washington, DC are carping about some CIA bureaucrat having her name leaked to the media, even though witness after witness after witness including a decorated US Army General tell us that it was the “victim’s” husband who told them his wife worked for the CIA. There are political leaders who are calling for commission after commission after commission in the hopes they can hurt other political leaders, while ignoring those things that would actually make Americans safer.
While bodies lay in city streets throughout the world, we have political leaders who seek to score brownie points as they pontificate about national security while behind the scenes they work to undermine our military, our intelligence operatives, and our police. They do this with the help of news organizations who enjoy an aura of non-partisanship when in actuality they shovel liberal, anti-war talking points on Americans on a daily basis. The problem is too many Americans still believe these terrorist enablers in the news media.
While the terrorists plot and plan attacks, gather weapons and build explosive devices, our leaders in Washington, DC are busy trying to discredit the Commander-in-Chief with anything they can find. If he doesn’t act as they believe he should, they attack. If he takes action, they attack And they attack anyone who attempts to protect the American people, whether they be police chiefs, mayors or governors.
In New York, for instance, the left-wingers dispatched the ACLU to stop police officers from performing anti-terror measures such as random bag checks. Our political leaders and their minions in the media, in left-wing organizations and in groups representing ambulance-chasing lawyers comb the nation seeking examples of that horror of horrors — racial profiling. Our Supreme Court and the liberals are attempting to give due process rights citizens enjoy in the United States to terrorists and enemy combatants.
And polls show these political leaders are gaining the support of a majority of Americans. We’ve had our wake up calls. It may be Americans aren’t asleep, they’re just comatose.
Looks like they need another wake up call unfortunately. Sad.
Dr. Walid Phares give’s a good history lesson here on the difference’s between Jordan and some in the Middle East.