Monday, October 08, 2007

Harsh Realities

How's that for a good impression of an Enemy Media Iraq story? All their defeatist presumptions about any U.S. military operation they don't like, all wrapped up in two modest words.

Of course, it isn't an unfair question to ask just exactly whose realities have become "harsh" - and are getting harsher by the day:
Iraqi forces, with U.S. Special Forces as advisers, detained two individuals believed to be linked to the al-Qaeda in Iraq criminal network October 2, near Baghdad.

During one of the operations, Soldiers from the 6th Iraqi Army Division detained a suspected al-Qaeda financier in Kindi. The extremist financier is suspected of traveling to foreign countries to acquire financial support for terrorist activities and is suspected of supplying more than $50,000 to al-Qaeda each month. He is believed to have received $100,000,000 this summer from terrorist supporters who cross the Iraq border illegally or fly into Iraq from Italy, Syria and Egypt.

The terrorist is linked to financing cells in Doura, Tarmiyah and Baqubah, and uses a leather merchant business as a front to smuggle weapons and explosives from surrounding countries. Intelligence shows he has stores in Fallujah, Syria and Jordan.
Those cells are already in the process of being rolled up. With the cutting off of a nine-figure financing source, it's not very likely that more will be forming off of these two scumbags any time soon. And, reportedly, one of them was the cabbabe-supplier for the January 2006 attack on the Samarra Golden Dome Mosque that set off the post-insurgency sectarian strife that had threatened to plunge Iraq into full-scale civil war.

That, however, did not happen, thanks to the "Surge". And don't think the jihadi enemy doesn't know it:
Several individuals from the ISI [al Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq"] are responsible for killing commanders and fighters from our brigades in the Diyala province....They have killed them and mutilated their bodies. To make things worse, they dug up their bodies from the graves, further mutilated them, beheaded them, and showed them off from their vehicles while driving through the towns. [The ISI] even killed our men's wives and children....

Despite the current harsh realities of the jihad in Iraq - where the hypocrites and traitors to our path have joined in the Crusader offensive - there are nonetheless still people out there who continue operating in the battlefield while, knowingly or unknowingly, ignoring this crisis....

What is happening out in the field is indeed a disaster....
That's a communique from the Iraqi Jihad Union, a Sunni insurgent group and former al Qaeda ally, which acknowledges how out of control AQI has become and how badly both their struggle against us and that of the dwindling ranks of indigenous Iraqi terror groups has deteriorated. I believe the expression "divide & conquer" definitely applies.

Just don't tell Crazy Nancy, Dirty Harry, and the rest, unless you get a kick out of ostensibly grown men and women jamming their fingers in their ears and humming at the top of their lungs.