It’s no longer just about Iraq

Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri Urges Iraqis to Take Jihad to Other Middle Eastern Countries

The deputy leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has urged supporters in Iraq to extend their “holy war” to other Middle Eastern countries.

No way! Those ‘peace loving’ Muslims want a ‘holy war’? Get out of here!
He conjures a vision of an Islamic state comprising Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, where Al Qaeda has already gained its first footholds.

What happened to fighting ‘for’ their Palestinian brethren? Now it’ll be fighting against them. Why?

The goal of an Islamic “greater Syria,” first outlined by Zawahiri two years ago, is detailed in the letter amid growing concern about the activities of new groups under Al Qaeda’s influence in the countries concerned.

Oh, I see now. So much for wanting to create a Palestinian State like everybody has been trying to do for decades.

Can you anti-war folks finally see that it’s not just about us? Or our troops in Iraq? Or for the Palestinians? If we leave Iraq now, guess how much more the middle east will get screwed up. And how much you will pay for that gallon of gas at the pumps. You’re a fool if you think they’ll stop with ‘Greater Syria’. Saudi Arabia and other nations friendly to us will fall as well. It is much better to fight them now while they are fairly weak then to wait until they get a strong foothold everywhere. You think the 3,000+ people we’ve lost now is a big number, wait until then.

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