Sunday Times The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is attempting to set up his own mini-army and move away from individual suicide attacks to a more organised resistance movement, according to US intelligence sources.
The suicide attacks are just ticking off the Iraqi citizens, who then turn in the terrorists, and they are running out of people willing to commit suicide. Apparently someone read Quran 4.93Faced with a shortage of foreign fighters willing to undertake suicide missions, Zarqawi wants to turn his group into a more traditional force mounting co-ordinated guerrilla raids on coalition targets.
This is fantastic news. If we meet his army in the battleground, we will destroy him. His army can't even compete with the Iraqi army.Al-Qaeda is sending training and planning experts to help to set up the force and infiltrate members into Iraq with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the sources said.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard did not do that well against the Iraqi army when Saddam was in charge. Do they think they can do better against our army?Jihad Watch blogged Al-Zarqawi planning to set up an Al-Qaeda army in Iraq with help from Iran's Revolutionary Guards. What's that? A Sunni group getting help from Shi'ites? Don't they realize that the learned Western analysts have told us that Sunnis don't work with Shi'ites? Al-Zarqawi must be some kind of simplistic Islamophobic propagandist with a magpie's knowledge of Islam garnered from armchair reading.
He certainly does not know that much about Islam. He has been killing innocent Iraqis (Muslims) and Surat an-Nisa,093 (Quran 4.93) says "If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him."Marc blogged Faced with a shortage of foreign fighters willing to undertake suicide missions, Zarqawi wants to turn his group into a more traditional force mounting co-ordinated guerrilla raids on coalition targets. So, how's that working out? Not good, not good at all. The attacks raged for "hours", an Iraqi police official said, estimating that between 400 and 500 rebels took part. The result? At least 21 Iraqi insurgents and seven soldiers have been killed in fighting in the city of Baquba during which at least 43 insurgents were captured. It would seem Zarqawi's army is no match for Iraq's army. Meanwhile, Zarqawi's commanders are being killed or captured in droves. There are 4 major elements that are accelerating the defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq. The Iraqi army is now able to fight on its own and is taking the lead, citizens are increasingly turning in al Qaeda terrorists, local terrorists have delcared war on Zarqawi and the new Iraqi government will be seated in the next two weeks.