Monday, June 07, 2004

Al Qaeda Announces New Attacks

Al Qaeda have released an unconfirmed statement that threatens attacks on Western airlines, possibly on the Arabian peninsula, and calls on Arabs to avoid contact with Westerners.

Is it just me, or are they starting to move more and more openly against the House of Al-Saud? Have they seen how easy the price of oil can be influenced by killing Westerners housed in their compounds in Khobar? Are they packing up and leaving Iraq, to bring home their struggle? It would make sense if you'd take the Al-Zarqawi letter into mind, who gave a fixed window for staging a civil war in Iraq:

"It is our hope to accelerate the pace of work and that companies and battalions with expertise, experience, and endurance will be formed to await the zero hour when we will begin to appear in the open, gain control the land at night, and extend it into daylight, the One and Conquering God willing. We hope that this matter, I mean the zero hour, will [come] four months or so before the promised government is formed. As you can see, we are racing against time. If we are able, as we hope, to turn the tables on them and thwart their plan, this will be good. If the other [scenario] [happens] – and we seek refuge in God – and the government extends its control over the country, we will have to pack our bags and break camp for another land in which we can resume carrying the banner or in which God will choose us as martyrs for his sake."