Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jihadist Study Proves Their Defeat

There has been a precipitous drop in the number of insurgent operations by various terror groups in Iraq including al-Qaida, writes a jihadi sympathizer who posts under the name Dir’a limen wehhed (‘A Shield for the Monotheist’.) His "Brief Study on the Consequences of the Division [Among] the [Jihadist] Groups on the Cause of Jihad in Iraq" was posted May 12 on a primary al-Qaeda media outlet website, Al-Ekhlaas.

Based on al-Qaeda's own numbers (see chart and graph), the author tallies a steep decline in mujahedeen operations in Iraq. Most prominent is the drop in al-Qaeda operations which showed a 94% operational ability free fall. A year ago, al-Qaeda accounted for 60% of all jihadist attacks in Iraq. The al-Qaeda franchisee, Islamic State of Iraq, is credited with 334 ops in November 2006 and 292 in May 2007 compared to 25 ops in Nov 2007 and 16 in May 2008. Read more at FrontPage Magazine, The Jihadists Admit Defeat in Iraq, Nibras Kazimi (Talisman Gate.)

In another AP story today, Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, interim commander of U.S. Central Command, said al-Qaeda in Iraq is the weakest in the five years since the US led invasion. "Our forces and the Iraqi forces have certainly disrupted al-Qaida, probably to a level that we haven't seen at any time in my experience." Dempsey reminded, "They can regenerate, and do from time to time."

Maj. Gen. John Mulholland, who oversees U.S. commando operations in the Middle East, said in another interview that al-Qaida has not been defeated yet, but is rapidly running out of places to hide with local Iraqi aid who are no longer buy into the extremist ideology. "I don't want to paint a picture — or to convey to you in any way — that al-Qaida in Iraq is being completely destroyed or rendered irrelevant, because that's not the case... They are still potentially a threat capable of death and destruction against the Iraqi people and our own forces there. But it is not something he can do easily any more."

For probably the first time in the war of civilizations, the forces of evil and the forces of good are in agreement. The dreams of al-Qaida re-establishing a caliphate in Iraq have been dashed. Osama bin Laden released a message for the 60th anniversary of the Israeli State. In that message, OBL seriously downgraded his caliphate aims to liberation of Palestine.

Coalition forces are not only militarily defeating the Islamofacists in Iraq, but are also neutralizing the appeal of the extremist's philosophy and exposing their gaols as unworkable. We are winning, they are losing, and we all know it (except the liberals.)



The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

1 comment:

Mike's America said...

It must be tough being a Democrat these days. Even their allies are giving up and admitting defeat.

The question is: Will Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, et. al. be held accountable for wanting to withdraw and surrender?