Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hey! Nimrods! Pay Attention to the Enemy!

We are in a life-and-death struggle with our jihadi enemies.

To all those who want to understand al Qaeda's "just grievances" and adjust our policies to soothe them, please read:

In the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command to Osama bin Laden, said that al-Qaida now views "all the world as a battlefield open in front of us."

The Egyptian-born physician said that the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah and Palestinian militants would not be ended with "cease-fires or agreements."

"It is a jihad (holy war) for the sake of God and will last until (our) religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq," al-Zawahri said. "We will attack everywhere." Spain was controlled by Arab Muslims for more than seven centuries until they were driven from power in 1492.

He said Arab regimes were accomplices to Israel. "My fellow Muslims, it is obvious that Arab and Islamic governments are not only impotent but also complicit ... and you are alone on the battlefield. Rely on God and fight your enemies ... make yourselves martyrs."

That's the number two guy talking. And a doctor. Been a long time since he's recalled his teaching to first do no harm. They want Spain "back." Fat lot of good withdrawing from Iraq did for Madrid's chances of staying out of the jihadis' way.

They have no grievances to address--just a bizarre number of reasons and excuses to kill us wherever they find us.

So remember, the only good jihadi is a dead jihadi. Because every jihadi we fail to kill this year is just another one we'll have to kill next year--or possibly assign a lawyer to if the ACLU has its way.

Oh, and I'd like a point clarified. If the United States is so self-evidently wrong in the eyes of Moslems, why does Zawahri have to call on the faithful to rise up? Shouldn't they just kind of do it without prompting?