Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Read Michael Yon

Excerpt:

An Iraqi officer near Sinjar told me that recently a group of perhaps twenty “jihadists,” many of them foreign, descended on a Nineveh village. The Iraqi officer said the terrorists killed some adults and two babies. One baby they murdered was 15 days old.

Until recently, such terror attacks inside Iraq could have coerced the village into sheltering Al Qaeda. Yet this time, the “jihadists” got an unexpected reception. Local men grabbed their rifles and poured fire on the demons, slaughtering them. Nineteen terrorists were destroyed. Times have changed for al Qaeda here. Too many Iraqis have decided they are not going to take it anymore. Al Qaeda in Iraq is still fighting, and they are tough and wily, but al Qaeda Central seems to realize there are easier targets elsewhere, perhaps in Europe, where many people demonstrate weakness in the face of terror.



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3 comments:

RT said...

Sounds like they are learning that they can stand up to those cowards.

From reading the news today, it seems like the Iraqi PM has found his stones, too. 'Bout time.

I am going to link this to my "good stuff" post. :)

Brooke said...

Yon rocks.

Thank goodness we can read him; the midstream media will never tell us what REALLY happens over there.

Rogue said...

right on, right on