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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Terrorist Bombings in Jordan

As you all must know by now, there was 3 terrorist suicidebombing attacks on Hotels in Jordan, leaving 57 people died, 115 people injured. The explosions hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels just before 9 p.m. One of the blasts took place inside a wedding hall where 300 guests were celebrating — joined by a man strapped with explosives who had infiltrated the crowd. Black smoke rose into the night, and wounded victims stumbled from the hotels. [...] Jordan's deputy prime minister, Marwan Muasher, said nobody claimed responsibility but that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, was a "prime suspect." A U.S. counterterrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the strong suspicion is that al-Zarqawi was involved because of his known animosity for Jordanian monarchy and the fact that it was a suicide attack, one of his hallmarks. But hey, don't count out the usual "the Jews are behind it all" conspiracies, especially with Haartez reporting that all Israelis in the Radisson got evacuated houres before the attacks. A number of Israelis staying on Wednesday at the Radisson hotel were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel. But it could be that , maybe, just maybe, the israelis - as always- had better intellegience on what the terrorists are doing and have tried to warn everyone about it and nobody listend. Israel's counter-terror headquarters on Wednesday recommended Israeli citizens not travel in Jordan. Travel warnings regarding Jordan were tightened a few months ago, but many Israelis still visit the country. Many also visit other regions such as the Jordanian Arava and the ancient city of Petra. That's just my theory. Anyway... If that wasn't enough of a dissapointment for the terrorists who probably did it to kill "the damn jews", Natasha reports that the Hotel they attacked was not an american hotel- as the media has reported- and that it is owned by Jordanian Palestinians. Here is an excerpt of their statement: We are the owners of Radisson SAS Jordan. As the owners we want to send deep condolences to all the staff and guests.We are deeply shocked and obviously condemn such acts. We very briefly want to set the record straight on 2 points. Firstly, news reports have been indicating that the Radisson SAS was specifically attacked because it is an American hotel and has hosted Israelis. I want to make it clear that the Radisson SAS is a Scandinavian chain and owned by Palestinian-Jordanians. Furthermore, the Radisson SAS owners and staff represent the strongest supporters out of all the hotels in Jordan for the Palestinian and Iraqi people. We have expressed our support throughout the decades and will continue to do so. In deep sadness,Mary Nazzal, Owner Representative for Radisson SAS Hotels Jordan Al Qaeda, winning hearts and minds as always. You should've seen how strongly they won over Natasha's. Here is an example of the kind words of support she had for them. A prayer of sorts: May you enjoy the hell that is awaiting you, where, to your dismay, you will be greeted by seven demons instead of your long-awaited virgins! May you rot in hell over and over again along with Zarqawi, Bin Laden, Bin Shit and all those that support you. Nothing in the world can justify this. Those that try to justify this can rot in hell as well! May God protect my country and my people. May God bless the souls of those barbarically massacred today. We will never forget! Amen.


At 11/10/2005 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Haaretz report you link to has changed, stating the report they published earlier was false. You might want to update your posting.

At 11/10/2005 09:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, it should say Haaretz is reporting that one of the Arab satellites is reporting that Israelis were evacuated before the bomb.

At 11/10/2005 12:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't be seven demons. It will be 75 NYC spinsters.


At 11/11/2005 01:51:00 AM, Blogger Yaakov Kirschen said...

thanks for your informative posting about the latest horror.
I'll link to it at my blog.
Dry Bones
Israel's political comic strip since 1973


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