Friday, June 16, 2006

Terrorists in crisis, says Zarqawi document

From the Scotsman:
"AL-QAEDA is being weakened by United States military attacks and propaganda, according to a document allegedly found on a computer belonging to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the organisation's late leader.

The document expressed concern at the failure to attract recruits and proposed a change of tactics to create a new impetus.

One suggestion was that conflict should be fostered between the US and another country, such as Shiite Iran, and by stirring up US-Shiite tension in Iraq. Another was that al-Qaeda should infiltrate Iraq's armed forces, recruit new members and manufacture more weapons.

The writer states that a review of tactics is especially important because forces of the Iraqi National Guard "have succeeded in forming an enormous shield protecting the American forces and have reduced substantially the losses that were solely suffered by the American forces".

The main suggestion is that the US should be diverted by drawing it into another conflict.

"In general and despite the current bleak situation, we think that the best suggestions in order to get out of this crisis is to entangle the American forces into another war against another country," it said.

"Hence, it is necessary first to exaggerate the Iranian danger and to convince America and the west in general, of the real danger coming from Iran.
Ha! Failure to attract new recruits? Well, the Al-Qaeda retirement package sucks, for one thing.

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