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Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri getting desperate

Original post made by Gary, Downtown North, on Apr 23, 2008

Could it be that Bush's war against the jihadists is bearng fruit? This latest missive from the #2 jihadist scumbag sounds ecouraging. It seems that the jihadists are running out of energy, if not bombs.

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It will be a real joy to watch this guy swing at the end of a rope. He will get nabbed, or killed. Worse, for him, is that he gets ignored by his own folk.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Seems as hale and hearty and boisterous as ever, and totally unafraid of "dead or alive" Bush. Likely same for his boss Osama.


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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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Posted by Not Dr Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Dr Ferragamo--there you go again. You are free to refer to anyone by anything you want. You may be edited on this forum, but it is clear where you are coming from. Do you support the actions of Ayman al-Zawahiri?
If I were you I would be more concerned about Hamas in Gaza--they are facing a major crisis. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm

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Posted by ol' lady
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Yes, in general it is socially acceptable to call murderers scumbags, but, really, one can call anyone a scumbag that one wishes.

Who you choose reveals more about you than the person you are calling a scumbag.

Yes, Gary, I have no doubt....murderous scumbags are on the run. Let's hope we don't embolden them by electing the wrong President.


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Posted by Not Dr Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 2:28 pm

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 24, 2008 at 4:36 pm

$4/gallon gas is a creation of the LibLud Malthusians who consider commoners a blot on the earth. The damage to our economy by being denied th exploitation of domestic energy has damaged us far more than any reasonably projected environmental damamge. I do agree that suicidal Jews are far too much represented in the ranks of those strangling our energy, just as they were over represented in the ranks of VW owners.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Jihadists are determined to force conversion of all non-Muslims to Islam. I haven't noticed any Jews insisting that all non-Jews be forced to become Jewsish.

There is along history of Muslims relegating non-Muslims to dhimmitude (second-class existence). The myth of Islamic tolerance is exactly that, a myth. Not all Muslims, today, are jihadists, but they sure do keep quiet about their differnces with the jihad.

There is a huge difference between Zionists and jihadists. The Zionists do not attempt to force me, a non-Jew, to convert. In fact, those non-Jews in Isreal have many equal rights. Not so for Jews (or other riligionists) in the Arab Muslim world. It is not even a close call.

That is why the jihadists are scumbags.

The jihadists need to be confronted with lead, becasue it is the ONLY thing they understand. It has been this way for centuries.


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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 24, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 24, 2008 at 8:40 pm

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2008 at 8:49 am

Don't gloat too quickly with another "Mission Accomplished." Pakistan is about make a deal with its militant tribes which will guarantee a safe haven. The Taliban has made serious inroads into Afghanistan. Given the poor communications between bin Laden and the rest of Al Qaeda, it's not all clear that killing him and his immediate cadre will seriously damage the network. A greater emphasis needs to be placed on modifying the message in the local Mosque, especially in Saudi and the rest of the Mideast.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:03 pm

"A greater emphasis needs to be placed on modifying the message in the local Mosque, especially in Saudi and the rest of the Mideast"

Perspective, that is true. However, don't forget Britain and France and Indonesia and New Jersey.

The essential problem is that Islam has not gone through a reformation, like Christianity has. It is still wide open to interpretations by many Muslims that allow for using the sword to spread the faith. This must end.

In the meantime, this jihad, like previous ones, will need to be dealt with using lead and bombs and ideology. If a strong enough Western response is seen, the majority of Muslims will see that the cost is too high to continue the jihad.

The myths about Islamic tolerance need to be challenged, especially in Western universities. The Orientalists must be brought back to prominence, and Edward Said needs to be debunked.

The current fight in Iraq and Afghaistan needs to be brought to a successful conclusion. The mere thought of Western-style democracy is poison to the jihadists. The neocons are right about this. So is Bush.

This will, indeed, be a very long battle, especially if the hatriots prolong it.


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Posted by ol' lady
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Gary, I love your saying "So is Bush"..With this you show clearly that you know that Bush is not a neocon.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:35 pm

ol' lady,

Bush is not a neocon, becasue he is not new to the conservative mindset. A neocon, to put it in simple terms, is a liberal who has been mugged by reality (like me!). Bush was a privileged kid who came of age in west Texas. He likes that wide open country and the attitudes of serious folk in that area. Nothing wrong with that.

However, Bush and the neocons both understand the danger of the jihadists. That is why I support him in this fight.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Neocons are just unreconstructed JFK-era liberals. They have no connection with true conservatism. The con part describes their way of doing business.


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