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All is not well in Terrorist World
Posted by: McQ on Friday, October 26, 2007

When you see things like the following start to become public, you can pretty much count on the fact that what you are seeing is really the tip of the iceberg as far as the depth of the problems an organization may be having.

It is also worth noting that the criticism is also aimed at what most in the West consider the mouthpiece of terrorism, Al Jazeera:
Al-Qaida sympathizers have unleashed a torrent of anger against Al-Jazeera television, accusing it of misrepresenting Osama bin Laden's latest audiotape by airing excerpts in which he criticizes mistakes by insurgents in Iraq.

Users of a leading Islamic militant Web forum posted thousands of insults against the pan-Arab station for focusing on excerpts in which bin Laden criticizes insurgents, including his followers.

Analysts said the reaction highlighted militants' surprise at bin Laden's words, and their dismay at the deep divisions among al-Qaida and other Iraqi militants that he appeared to be trying to heal.

"It's not about Al-Jazeera, it's about their shock from bin Laden," said Diaa Rashwan, an Egyptian expert on Islamic militant groups. "For the first time, bin Laden, who used to be the spiritual leader who gives guidance, became a critic of al-Qaida and is confessing mistakes. This is unusual."

"God fight Al-Jazeera," railed one militant Web poster, calling the station a "collaborator with the Crusaders" for suggesting the tape showed weakness in al-Qaida and featuring discussions of how the tape reflected weaknesses and divisions among insurgents in Iraq.
These sorts of indicators show a level of success against the terrorist organizations which probably isn't visible to most people. Dissension, dissatisfaction and impotence are not indicative of a organization, however loose, that is enjoying much success. As we've discussed in the past, much of this "GWoT" takes place behind the scenes with actions and activities which are never reported for obvious reasons. But when things like this surface, however briefly, you're able to get at least an indication of the status of the war. And given this, it does indicate at least some measure of success for the West.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Ahhh, I needed a good laugh today.

Maybe the aubhumans will turn on each other in ernest and solve our problems for us.

God fight Al-Jazeera indeed!

Oh yeah, this is all BushhitlerHalliburtons fault, and we’re losing the WoT!
Written By: shark
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So one might say that AQ sympathizers are attacking Al-Jazeera and/or BL for not supporting the troops and undermining AQ morale.
Written By: timactual
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Haha, pretty funny. Now even OBL is complaining about the liberal media! Some problems are just universal I guess.
Written By: James O
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I think some of the problem started with Al-Jazeera’s report with ""there is no God but Allah and al-Qaeda is the enemy of Allah"".

Still, al-Qaeda doesn’t seem to get it that their videos are treated like jokes.
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