Al Qaeda Takes a Beating on Field & In Polls
Military officials released an intercepted letter from Al Qaeda (captured after the NIE report) this week that paints a dreary picture of the terror organization’s current situation:
The letter, found in the headquarters of Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, after he was killed on June 7, was sent to Zarqawi by a senior Al Qaeda leader who signs his name simply “Atiyah.” He complains that Al Qaeda is weak both in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region and in Iraq.
A former jihadist who fought in Algeria in the 1990s, Atiyah appears from the text to be speaking for Al Qaeda’s Shura Council — the group’s decision-making panel chaired by Osama bin Laden. In the letter, he sharply criticizes Zarqawi’s leadership, saying he alienated key allies necessary for the implementation of jihad in Iraq.
“Know that we, like all the Mujahidin, are still weak,” he wrote in the letter dated December 11, 2005. “We are in the stage of weakness and a state of paucity. We have not yet reached a level of stability. We have no alternative but to not squander any element of the foundations of strength, or any helper or supporter.”
Overall 94 percent have an unfavorable view of al Qaeda, with 82 percent expressing a very unfavorable view. Of all organizations and individuals assessed in this poll, it received the most negative ratings. The Shias and Kurds show similarly intense levels of opposition, with 95 percent and 93 percent respectively saying they have very unfavorable views. The Sunnis are also quite negative, but with less intensity. Seventy-seven percent express an unfavorable view, but only 38 percent are very unfavorable. Twenty-three percent express a favorable view (5% very).
Views of Osama bin Laden are only slightly less negative. Overall 93 percent have an unfavorable view, with 77 percent very unfavorable. Very unfavorable views are expressed by 87 percent of Kurds and 94 percent of Shias. Here again, the Sunnis are negative, but less unequivocally—71 percent have an unfavorable view (23% very), and 29 percent a favorable view (3% very).
Not very good news for the barbarians.
And, now today even more bad news for the death cult …
From today’s headlines:
Al-Qaida in Iraq: 4,000 Foreign Insurgents Dead!
Let’s see… Allied Forces have seen historically low losses in the Iraq War- 2,944 total Allied losses.
Al Qaeda beasts- 4,000+
Not to mention the Iraqi insurgents lost in the this fight for freedom.
That’s 4,000 less terrorists who could be one way tickets to the USA.
It kind of puts things in perspective.