Saturday, July 14, 2007

Their Speed of Press Releases is Truly Awesome

You know, claims that our jihadi enemies are winning seem rather hollow when articles warning of their danger are reduced to praising the speed at which they release press statements:

When Islamic radicals killed 52 people in London two years ago, it took nearly a month for Osama bin Laden's top deputy to blame Britain itself for the carnage.

But this week, when the No. 2 man in al-Qaida decided to weigh in on Pakistan's bloody crackdown on a radical mosque, he was able to get his violent message onto hard-line Islamic Web sites in a matter of days.

Analysts and intelligence experts say the speed and frequency with which Ayman al-Zawahri has been issuing statements recently does not reflect the actions of a man cowering in a remote cave, cut off from the outside world and unable to direct terror operations.

If anything, the video and audio tapes offer chilling evidence that al-Qaida's leaders are in greater command than previously feared.

Our jihadi enemies are dangerous and we should kill them wherever we find them (even when they inconveniently fight us in Iraq), but when their press releases inspire pants wetting episodes and our own cowering, we should really be ashamed.

Yet at the same time, our press ignores the enemies daily murders in Iraq and atrocities.

Yes, fear their press releases!