Monday, July 07, 2008

al Qaeda: They're starting to holler 'uncle'

A J Strata brings us this cheery update on the terror group formerly known as al Qaeda, now known as al Ontherunnah al-Libi.

al-Qaeda has been defeated in Iraq and Lebanon. They failed to make a serious presence in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. They and their Taliban cousins have been expunged from 75% of Afghanistan. al-Qaeda has been pushed into its final, small sanctuary inside the tribal areas
of Pakistan where it is surrounded by 100,000 Pakistani troops to the south and 100,000 US-NATO and Afghan forces to the north.

And today we learn al-Qaeda is
surrendering its efforts in Libya after 13 years of trying to overthrow that OPEC nation:

Jailed leaders of Libya’s main Islamist militant group are talking to the government about abandoning their armed struggle, a former senior member of the organisation said in remarks published on Sunday.

Noaman Othmane said the al Qaeda-linked Fighting Islamic Group in Libya (FIGL), which aims to overthrow the government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and set up purist Islamic rule, is “practically defunct”, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.

The FIGL announced its presence in 1995, vowing to topple Gaddafi and launching a violent campaign in the OPEC country. In November 2007, al Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said the group had joined the militant organisation.

One year under the AQ banner and the effort is surrendering. Amazing, even the liberal Surrendercrats in Congress couldn’t pull that off!

Hey Jihadis, looks like that jihad isn't working out quite like planned is it? Read more details on the confab which was conducted by Moammar Ghaddafi's son, Saif and was prompted in light of "the American onslaught on the Islamic world..." Heh.

He said that what is exciting in the matter is that the one in charge of the dialogue is Engineer Saif al-Islam, the son of the colonel himself. Bin-Uthman revealed that he personally met with some elements inside the BuSalim Prison that were wearing a red overall, in other words, they have sentenced to execution. He said that the jurisprudential review includes a re-diagnosis of reality, especially in light of what he described as "the American onslaught on the Islamic world while focusing on the importance of preserving security and stability in Libya". He revealed that the released fundamentalist members of the Fighting Group "have been given 10,000dinars each to start a new decent life and 300 dinars each in immediate assistance from the Prison Administration on the day they were released". The dialogue sessions are a new blow to the leaders of Al-Qaeda and to Bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri who had announced the joining of the Fighting Group to Al-Qaeda and who is personally in charge of the Libyan members in the organization.