A Disabled Agenda
The 'Emir of Iraq' had so much difficulty recruiting suicide bombers on Election Day that he used a disabled (Down's Syndrome) child as an unwitting bomber. It's hardly worth even commenting on the total depravity of this act after all of the other morally and spiritually bankrupt murders this scumbag has perpetrated on the innocents of this world. But it is a powerful statement that demonstrates the lack of jihadi fervor in a region of the world where infidel invaders are at there most accessible. I have long said that one of the important outcomes of the Iraq invasion (intended or not) was that it created an easily reachable venue for bloodthirsty jihadis to assemble for their own slaughter at the hands of US troops. Despite media reports to the contrary, we have been doing just that for the past two years. Of course, we have suffered casualties and will continue to do so, but this battlefield, centrally located and even within driving distance from Europe, has become a graveyard for radical islam's 'brightest stars'. This is the reason that John Kerry's absurd statements about being LESS safe ring so hollow.
The histrionic appeals made by jihad recruiters in Europe and the Middle East were going to be made with or without the Iraq War. Offering this centrally located place to conduct 'glorious martyrdom' operations has kept these pigs from attempting to invade our shores in greater numbers. Consequently our law enforcement and intelligence services have had a much easier load to bear with a huge percentage of killers focused on Iraq. It seems that the pool of willing candidates to carry forward the demands of allah and to usher in the new caliphate is drying up. Or perhaps the martyrdom operation in Iraq [sic] against the US is not really panning out.
Many more mujahedin have been ‘martyred’ by US bombs, bullets, and artillery than anything else, and even if the MSM doesn’t want to talk about it, the candidate pool is not convinced that Iraq or even the US is a worthy sacrifice. I suspect the recruiters know this and are modulating their appeals. In an excellent episode of PBS Frontline, the threat to Europe by islamofascism is carefully examined. Something not in the program, but I am beginning to suspect, is that the recruiters having diminishing success with anti-US appeals, are now turning to Europe as the prime target. After all, the islamic caliphate never encompassed North America, but it did include much of Europe. Returning to the caliph days must seem like a much more attainable goal these days, than harming the United States in any meaningful way. Besides, Europe is already heavily infiltrated with radicalized muslims which are taking full advantage of the permissive welfare states that host them. Just as the path of least resistance to strike the infidels once seemed to be in Mesopotamia, the path to the reinvigorated caliphate runs through Europe.
It would be interesting to hear Zarqawi's religious justification for strapping a bomb to a retarded child and command detonating it near a polling place. Of course it would be much more interesting to bash his skull in with a baseball bat. Nevertheless, this act of cruelty and barbarism will be added to Zarqawi's ledger in hell, but more importantly it signifies the frailty of his and UBL's movement. The successful elections in Iraq hammer this point home, and what is likely a shift in strategy forced upon them by the US military signifies the crest of the islamofascist wave and the beginning of a downhill slide. If the Europeans don’t get serious... and fast, these killers could gain momentum again. Makes you wonder if the Europeans didn’t see this coming in their hopes of seeing an American/Democratic defeat in Iraq? Sorry Jacques, your turn.