Thursday, June 08, 2006

al-Zarqawi's Death and Iraq

"... for all who take the sword will perish by the sword." -Matthew 26:52

Or in al-Zarqawi's case, those who live by the bomb shall die by the bomb. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and a bunch of friends were betrayed by someone close to them. While many were arrested at various places in the Sunni-parts of Iraq, al-Zarqawi learned what two 500 pound bombs exploding felt like.

The little bugger was hiding in the small Sunni town of Hibhib (For Google Earth enter in "33 50 58.51, 44 28 14.62") well north of Baghdad. From the videos it seems that he was staying in a date farm. Maybe he was being a bad little Jihadist sampling the Arak from the area.

The bombing raid video is now available, as is the raid set to the song "Sabotage".

The news of his death was announced by the Iraqi Prime Minister (BBC video) and soon after there were many occasions of Iraqis celebrating. Not surprising because Zarqawi's violence was so extreme al Qaeda-proper told him to turn it down.

While this monster's death will not end the terror campaign it sure is helping. Zaraqawi was a genius when it came to media victories. His death is a major blow to the propagandists. Christopher Hitchens writes how his death prevents another Saladin. Questions of how long troops will be needed are being raised. Finally and most importantly, Prime Minister al-Maliki has broken the deadlock and filled his cabinet.

Dedicated to all the men and women in the armed forces from countries world wide fighting for freedom

(Hat tip: Every blog in the universe)

Category: War on Terrorism

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