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June 24, 2004
Bombings

We didn't have internet access at the office today until about two minutes ago, so I just saw this story.

A wave of insurgent bombings and ambushes in key Iraqi cities Thursday killed 92 people, officials said, and terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has emerged as a key suspect.

And this.

Istanbul A bomb exploded on an Istanbul bus Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding 14, and another bomb went off in front of the Ankara hotel where U.S. President George W. Bush is to stay before Monday's NATO summit, wounding three.

I find myself puzzled. If Islamic extremists really do want, as they claim to, to get the USofA out of Iraq, then why are they more and more violent, the closer we get to the time when the USofA will theoretically be handing over power sovereignty?

Posted by AnneZook at 07:13 AM


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"I find myself puzzled. If Islamic extremists really do want, as they claim to, to get the USofA out of Iraq, then why are they more and more violent, the closer we get to the time when the USofA will theoretically be handing over power sovereignty?"

I assume you're kidding. We all know the terrorists don't give a damn about whether America is in Iraq or not. Osama bin Laden said one of his chief complaints was having American soldiers in Saudi Arabia, but now we've pulled out all our troops from Saudi Arabia, and what has changed? Exactly nothing. The terrorists are at war with the West, they won't stop till the West is destroyed, or they themselves are deprived of the opportunity to attack. Taking any of their so-called demands seriously is like believing Hitler when he said he'd stop after he'd taken Austria.

I'm sure these are things we all know, but it is worth clarifying.

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at June 26, 2004 12:42 AM

I think my problem is I keep expecting everyone to be acting from some sane motive.

Posted by: Anne at July 2, 2004 01:04 PM