"Yesterday London and Madrid, tomorrow Los Angeles and Melbourne, Allah willing. And this time don't count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion. We are Muslims, we love peace, but peace on our terms. We love peace, but when the enemy violates that peace or prevents us from achieving it, then we love nothing better than the heat of battle, the echo of explosions and slitting the throats of the infidels."
So sayeth an American Muslim on a tape delivered to the ABC in the US. Timed to prey on those who have the four year anniversary of the airborne terrorist attacks on their minds, this incredibly turgid piece of propoganda serves to remind us of only one thing. These fucking idiots are certifiably insane. You wouldn't let a dog act like this. An academic from a US university had this to say on the matter.
'BERNARD REICH: My guess is this one isn't going to lead to anything, but it was an opportunistic effort because it was just prior to 9/11, and because he may well be trying to build his own credibility. And, to put it bluntly, while I find Los Angeles an appealing target, I haven't figured out what Melbourne is.
EDMOND ROY: Nevertheless, I suppose we have to take these things seriously?
BERNARD REICH: Well, well yes, but, and let me say the 'but' because it's contradictory but it says the same thing. We expected 9/11 credit-takers. We expected others to reference events to 9/11. There are quite a number of security forces worldwide that expected something to happen on 9/11, no matter how minor, to link it to 9/11. I don't find that that unusual. What I find odd is he is a relatively low-placed individual, and out of the mainstream of the leadership, and not given the task of bringing this to the world.You know, we've heard from Zawahiri a number of times this summer, it would've made better sense to hear from him again. So I find this kind of… why send the third-string cricket player if you've got the star of the team, and why… if he can get something to ABC, then why wouldn't the stars be able to do it even more easily and it would have more credibility?'
No credibility, and no point. If you called the bluff, hand-wringers would be castigating you. If you don't,it's seen as a sign of weakness. An accident of alliteration sees Melbourne as a terrorist target? I'd prefer to think that he was thinking about this Melbourne.
Cross posted at Bastards Inc.