Friday, August 22, 2008

The Al Qaeda Glance

Zawahari bade farewell to some of his dead commanders, gone to the great goat orgy in the sky:

Al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, paid tribute to several commanders from the militant group killed in a recent U.S. strike in a new video recording posted Friday on a militant Web site.

Al-Zawahri praised the deaths of the men, calling them martyrs, and urged other Muslims to follow their lead in waging jihad, or holy war.

"So brothers, go forward and don't look back. Your path is laced with blood, and don't turn this way or that, only look up to the sky," said al-Zawahri.

Looking up to the sky is understandable advice under the circumstances, I suppose. Back in World War II, that habit by German soldiers when facing the Western allies was called "the German glance."

But constantly looking over their shoulders for diving Allied fighter bombers didn't do them all that much good, either