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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, November 11, 2005

Jordan is angry, Al Qaeda explains

The Jordanians are furious over their hotel bombings by Al Qaeda, so furious that they have taken on the streets in protest to Al Qaeda, demanding that it goes to hell. No, for real. Thousands of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities shouting "Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!" a day after three deadly hotel bombings that killed at least 59 people. As protesters in Jordan and elsewhere in the Arab world denounced the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, security forces snared a group of Iraqis for questioning and officials said one of the bombers spoke Iraqi-accented Arabic before he exploded his suicide belt in the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The main demonstration in Amman lasted for more than an hour. But honking vehicles, decorated with Jordanian flags and posters of King Abdullah II, cruised Amman's streets until late in the night, as passengers chanted "Death to al-Zarqawi, the villain and the traitor!" and anti-terrorism slogans. About 50 people, including Jordanian children holding tiny flags, placed candles on a makeshift sand memorial in the driveway of the Hyatt. Al Qaeda was so preplexed by the reaction, that for the first time ever, they issued an explanation: Earlier Thursday, the group posted a Web statement claiming responsibility for Wednesday's attacks. Then a second al-Qaida statement appeared on the Internet "to explain for Muslims part of the reason holy warriors targeted these dens." That statement appeared after Arab-wide expressions of outrage. This should be good. "Let all know that we have struck only after becoming confident that they are centers for launching war on Islam and support the crusaders' presence in Iraq and the Arab peninsula and the presence of the Jews on the land of Palestine," the group said. The statement said the hotels that were hit were "favorite places for the work of the intelligence organs, especially those of the Americans, the Israelis and some western European countries" for what the group called "invisible battles in the so-called war on terrorism." Ahh, ok. So the war on terrorism was being conducted from the Radisson. Who knew? The statement also said the hotels, the Grand Hyatt, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn, were used by NATO as a rear base "from which the convoys of the crusaders and the renegades head back and forth to the land of Iraq where Muslims are killed and their blood is shed." Ehh....emm... BY YOU YOU NIMRODS. YOU ARE THE ONES KLILLING MUSLIMS YOU GODDAMN MORONS. So far you have killed like 25 times more muslims there then you've had americans. You did that. You. Ehh..nevermind. And now for some moral hand-wringing... Striking a moral tone, the al-Qaida manifesto said the hotels were a "secure place for the filthy Israeli and Western tourists to spread corruption and adultery at the expense and suffering of the Muslims in these countries." At the expense and suffering? Aren't the tourists the ones who are bringing the money in? And who is suffering exactly from the existance of the hotels? I know who will be that those Hotels are destroyed: the employees in the hotel, the workers in Jordan touristic industry establishments, you know, those muslims. Or aren't those muslims? I am so confused. And now for the sweet farewell note: Warning that Wednesday's attacks would pale by comparison, the statement promised "catastrophic" assaults in the future. "Let everyone know that we will never hesitate in targeting these places wherever they are... . By God, we have never noticed them caring when they shed the blood of Muslims and rape the honor of the decent women," the statement said. So we will kill them. Because they don''t care about our problems, those damn westerners and their insensetive minding of their own business. Because they don't care, we will destory their hotels and kill them on their vacations. Then they will care. Oh yes they will. They will care enough to demand that we get hunted down like dogs and killed by any means necessary. That may not be what's in our best interest, but at least they will care again. They will have feelings for us. Is it just me or is Al Qaeda starting to sound like that crazy ex-girlfriend who will kidnap you and torture you so you can love her again? Oh well...


At 11/11/2005 01:58:00 AM, Blogger Yaakov Kirschen said...

wonderful line about the ex girlfriend.
Dry Bones
Israel's political comic strip since 1973

At 11/11/2005 02:20:00 AM, Blogger FLORA said...

This was too good!
been lurking a long time, but YK is right.
the line about the crazed girlfriend is perfect. I love the way you express your insight. If i could crown you the "prince of bitter irony" in your genre of commentary, i would.


At 11/11/2005 04:22:00 AM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

FLORA is right. Your bitter irony and sarcasm are great.
I also liked the line about the crazed ex girlfriend.

At 11/11/2005 05:19:00 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Dry Bones is right -- that crazy ex-girlfriend line is wonderful . . . even perfect.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11/11/2005 05:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post..keep up the good work..sis from the usa

At 11/11/2005 07:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, didnt Jordan rejoice & glorfiy the suicide bombers in Israel? They thought they were far away from it, think again...promulgating such insane ideology will only backfire & it did. Strange thing is, the suicide bombers are Iraqis!!!!!

At 11/11/2005 08:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really nailed it in your last lines,SM! Bravo!

I'd like to say to the Jordanian's that I am very sorry about what has happened to your country. I agree with you, they should/will burn in hell! As long as insane people like this think that slaughtering the innocents will get them a special place in heaven, no place in the world is safe.

As far as Iraqi's being involved. That was probably them trying to send a message to the western press. Never forget that there are still Ba'athist who want their power back.

At 11/11/2005 08:41:00 AM, Blogger The Sagacious Dodger said...

Well, im not going to kiss your butt about the comment on the ex girlfriend, lol, it would be cliche now. I do agree with your commentary. What I find shocking is how they could think that bombing innocent Jordinians would not cause negative opinions of them.

So far Jordan has been pretty insulated from such attacks. But like everyone, once it hits home, people get pissed. Serves al-Zarqawi right, I hope he's caught by the Iraqi's or Jordinians.

At 11/11/2005 11:10:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Well, I'm afraid I have to disagree that they are starting to sound like a crazed ex-girl friend. "Starting"????

At 11/11/2005 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Sam The Blogger said...

I am with you whole heartedly, your commentary is a breath of fresh air. For reals

At 11/11/2005 01:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read that only about 3,000 people protested. considering the size of amman, that isnt very many people. yeah, 3,000 is better than the typical 0, but still...it shows that the vast majority either don't care or approve of what happened.

At 11/11/2005 01:30:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...




Even the Psycho Sicko American must bow to the awesome power of Wise Sandmonkey!


At 11/11/2005 01:58:00 PM, Blogger NYkrinDC said...

Well put. Al Qaeda in Iraq has killed so many innocent Iraqis, other Muslims that they make Saddam look good in comparison. Not by too much either, but that is a feat. Hopefully, after hearing people tell him to go to hell, Zarqawi will suck on a shot gun and go to hell.

At 11/11/2005 04:21:00 PM, Blogger The Northernmost Jew said...

I like the line about the girlfriend. Interesting post, I'm going to add a link to it from mine.

At 11/11/2005 05:21:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

Good job Sam.

I was rather stunned at the comment from a Jordanian woman who was shocked that they would be killing Muslims. Who on earth did she thing was killing the Muslims in Iraq? Who on earth did she think killed the Muslims in Egypt? Who on earth did she think killed the Muslims in Saudi?

Yes, they've been killing thousands of Muslims every single day, but you see, it's OK to them as long as they get to kill one American.....maybe.

It's time people woke up and stopped romanticizing these murderers. They're after all of us, it's just a matter of priority and if that spills over, oh well.

At 11/11/2005 05:59:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Well, what I'm surprised at is that no one is making the connection between the death of the Palestinian Intelligence official, AQ and the claims that they were targeting western intelligence operations.

In case you don't get the message, AQ is in Gaza and they don't like that an American advisor or intelligence is working with the Palestinians to upgrade their security forces and track down their men. You see, Zawhiri's last letter was talking about the Palestinian nationalists and how they have realized, even in their apostacy, that the struggle with Israel is important to creating the caliphate. However, one would be remiss in pointing out that Zawhiri, in his book Knights Under the Prophet's Banner, had some very nasty things to say about the socialists and nationalists taking over the Palestinian movement.

In the same letter that Zawhiri mentions the nationalists' recognition of a struggle with Israel he points Zarqawi to his book.

Subsequently, we get explosions in Jordan that kill Palestinian officials.

The destruction of western property, the deaths of "not muslim enough" Muslims and damage to Jordanian economy are really just side shows.

I might add, the same message mentioned the media, which also is mentioned in the book that Zawahiri asks Zarqawi to get distributed and then there was a subsequent attack on the Palestine Hotel where journalists typically stay.

Coincidence? I don't think so. More like hidden message with directives on targets.

At 11/12/2005 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Adam Gurri said...

hey, I wrote this on why I think these kinds of letters are significant, if you're interested.

'Course, I'm much further removed from the situation than you are, so if anything, I'd love it if I could get your perspective on how close/far off I am on this one.

At 11/12/2005 01:12:00 PM, Blogger . said...

Al Queda is a terrorist organisation- they don't need to justify their murderous actions- it's not like they are going to elect anyone to continue their "Islamic Legacy". Then again, elections are by no means guaranteed to get the right people for the job elected (*ahem* Mubarak). Poor Jordan...

At 11/14/2005 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Gene said...

This is great! I'm quoting and linking to it from mnblogger.com

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