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AQI threatens Israel
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, February 14, 2008

They're getting their rear-ends kicked in Iraq and now they want to expand operations and take on Israel? Maybe that has to do with their new deployment plan - abandon Iraqi cities and flee to the desert:
The purported leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq called in a new posting on a militant Web site on Thursday for attacks on Israel and proposed that Iraq's territory be a "launching pad" to seize Jerusalem.
Tell me these folks don't live in a fantasy world.
As for attacks on Israel, al-Baghdadi said the "Islamic state in Iraq will be the cornerstone for the return of Al-Quds" and added the group was trying to use Iraq's western province of al-Anbar as a launching pad for missiles against Israel — the same way the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein fired 31 missiles against the Jewish state in the Gulf War.

"The Jews and the Americans have realized this and tried by all means to prevent us from achieving this target including the fierce campaign on al-Anbar, knowing that it is easy to fire missiles on Israel from some parts there," al-Baghdadi said.
Very easy to launch missiles from there. Also barren territory devoid of human habitation which means few if any Rules of Engagement (ROI) problems. I would think both the US and Israel would love to see this situation develop.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Good thinking! Go out into the middle of nowhere, where we can (if so inclined) just drop a MOAB ontop of you, just to make sure you’re extra dead...

And yeah... Poke Israel... That always works out so well... :)
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Actually not a terrible strategy by AQI here. Try to draw the Israelis into it, that would probably cause an uproar among the usual stone-agers (and Democrats)

It won’t work though.
Written By: shark
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Very easy to launch missiles from there.
Fortunately it is even easier to launch miss to there. What did we hit? A bunch of terrorists. What else? Uh. Sand?
Written By: Jeff the Baptist
This is just the typical desperate rhetoric we see from Arab Muslim groups every time they’re getting their a-ss handed to them: "Look! Over there! Israel!"

Written By: Jeff Medcalf
Plan B is to poke grizzly bears with short sticks.
Written By: Is
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This could actually economically assist the locals in Anbar province.

AQI lobs a few missiles towards Israel.
Israel lobs a Nuke at AQI in the desert.
Lot of AQI crispy critters.
All that sand is now glass and becomes a tourist Mecca (pardon the pun).
Economic good times for all.

Sounds good to me!
Written By: SShiell
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Plan B is to poke grizzly bears with short sticks.
That sounds like it would actually be a safer plan...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Hasn’t anyone told them the place to re-deploy to is Okinawa. Just the thought of it fills me with Mirth-a. From there they could launch their missiles Merthalessly.
Written By: tom scott
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You hurt my soul, Tom...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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"Also barren territory devoid of human habitation which means few if any Rules of Engagement (ROI) problems"

Until the environmentalists discover some endangered species of scorpion.

"All that sand is now glass and becomes a tourist Mecca (pardon the pun).
Economic good times for all."

Think of the increase in tanker productivity, alone. Instead of returning empty (in ballast) from the US after delivering a load of crude, they can carry a cargo of Windex, thus earning money both ways.
Written By: timactual
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