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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

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Al Jazeera spin

Man, only Al Jazeera would spin the latest Bin Laden tape as a "Truce offer". Here is what it said: In an audio tape broadcast on Aljazeera, Osama bin Laden has warned that al-Qaida is preparing an attack very soon, but also offers Americans a long-term truce. The voice, attributed to Bin Laden and apparently addressing Americans, said: "The new operations of al-Qaida has not happened not because we could not penetrate the security measures. It is being prepared and you'll see it in your homeland very soon." Nice. Now on to the part about the truce: "Bush tried to ignore the polls that demanded that he end the war in Iraq. "We are getting increasingly stronger while your situation is getting from bad to worse," he told the US, referring to poor US troop morale and the huge economic losses inflicted by the war. "The war in Iraq is raging and the operations in Afghanistan are increasing." "In response to the substance of the polls in the US, which indicate that Americans do not want to fight Muslims on Muslim land, nor do they want Muslims to fight them on their land, we do not mind offering a long-term truce based on just conditions that we will stick to. "We are a nation that Allah banned from lying and stabbing others in the back, hence both parties of the truce will enjoy stability and security to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan, which were destroyed by war. Ok, first of all, you don't threaten someone, and then tell them that you don't mind having a truce with them. Just kind of ruins the whole Truce offer effect of it all. Second of all, the americans aren't really suffering high casualties in Iraq at all. Not really. It's how many dead soldiers now? 2000? 2200? And that's over a span of 3 years, and including those who died in the initial invasion? That's a lot of casualties? Are you kidding me? And what's the percentage of the dead compared to the number of troops? 2000 out of 180,000 troops is what? Less than 2% casualty rate? After 3 years of war and an invasion? Fighting insurgents who are using rockets against you (which means they don't even have to aim well) instead of bullets and only killing 2200 in 3 years? Are you kidding me? Thirdly, I love how he talks about how god prevents him from stabbing people in the back, cause he has no problem slaughtering people like sheep, even if they are journalists who are on his side, let alone those who oppose him. Taking a truce offer from a guy like that is like putting a rattlesnake in your room and expecting not to get bit. Not to mention, rebuilt Afghanistan and Iraq? They will do that? In the image of the Taliban I persume? Yeah, right. That sounds like a good idea! And is it just me, or does it seem like the tailor his speeches to the democrat voters base? This fits perfectly with the "Bush lied, babies died" "withdraw the troops now" crowd, who apparently couldn't give a rats ass to the consequences such a troop withdrawel would have on the lives of iraqis, that I swear they share talking point memos. This isn't the first time this happend though, remember Bin Laden's tape right before the 04 election, where he mentioned parts in Fehrenheit911? He must really follow Michael Moore's work. Now the question is, why offer the truce now? Is it out of the benevelonce of his hearts? Are we really expected to believe that he-Mr. death to the Great Satan- cares about the welfare of the american people and doesn't want any of them to die? Or could it be that things aren't going his way anymore, with thousands in Morocco and Jordan marching against terrorism, with more and more Iraqi troops getting trained and deployed, and with the US strikes getting closer and closer to him and his Zawahiri? Could that be really why he is offering this truce now? I wonder...


At 1/19/2006 02:50:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

Well said SM - I think America should send over Michael Moore to negotiage this truce of his!!!

It's so obvious that this piece of human filth is starting to feel the heat from Hellfire missles. That fact alone is why he's sticking his tail between his legs and trying to get America to agree to a truce...hahaha what a joke! There will be no truce until this guy and his goons are vaporated!

At 1/19/2006 03:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he offer Spain and Europe a truce just before the elections in Spain where the appeaser won. Shortly there after I believe some trains exploded, hmmm. Osama said, "We are a nation, for which God has disallowed treachery and lying". HA HA HA HA, thats a good one. I think he should stop eating and drinking Camel dung and urine, respectively. I think he is just practicing taqiya.


At 1/19/2006 03:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he is trying to get tenure at one of our Universities.

At 1/19/2006 05:37:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Don't worry, SM... he's talking to the hand. If he really wanted a truce, he should tell it to the Marines. Perhaps he's been negotiating with the GI Joe doll that Al Jazeera captured a couple months ago...

At 1/20/2006 05:23:00 AM, Anonymous Suz said...

Trying to get tenure! Ha! That's a good one! Thanks for the best laugh of my day, Anonymous!

At 1/20/2006 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On second thought, I think Bin Laden is running for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the US since he is so closely paroting the dim bulbs like: Ted Kennedy, Howard Dean, John Kerry et al.


At 1/20/2006 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

Deception and Jihad

"...In order to understand how a religion can rationalize and justify lying, we must first briefly revisit the concept of jihad and the goals of Islam. We have already discussed this in the last chapter, but will point out again that jihad is essentially viewed within Islam as a struggle to bring all things into submission to Allah and Islam. The battlefields that jihad is fought on can be viewed on a spectrum. On one side of the spectrum is the personal inner struggle. This struggle is fought by every Muslim who wishes to overcome his or her own personal weaknesses, or inner demons. As we move across the spectrum there is the need to wage jihad to cause other individuals to submit to Islam. This is, of course, what Christianity calls evangelism. In Islam it is called Dawah. Flowing on down the spectrum, there is the imperative for Islam to take over local and eventually national governments. This is the point, unfortunately where the true face, the violent face of Islam is often revealed and, where jihad usually begins to get bloody. This reality is seen throughout the World today. So, while many people in the West think of jihad as simply fighting against non-Muslim governments and nations etc., the concept in Islam actually includes all aspects of life. So, in the Muslim mind, even the struggle to convert non-Muslims to Islam is part of jihad. Evangelism in Islam is more than just “sharing the good news,” it is war. With this in mind, it is vital that we note Muhammad’s famous saying that, “War is deception.”Thus, when dealing with non-Muslims, Islam encourages Muslims to use an aggressive jihad/war-time mentality that is literally defined by deception.

Indeed until any non-Muslim comes to realize the degree to which this mentality plays out when dealing with many Muslims, it will be only too easy to lose touch with a healthy sense of objectivity. When dealing with someone who is purposefully deceptive, trusting individuals – as so many in the West are these days, are like sheep being led to the slaughter..."

Papa Ray
West Texas


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