Friday, May 25, 2007

Al-Qa’ida’s “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq

Like all good people of course I hate al-Qa’ida. Their ideas says that all people who aren’t Wahhabi (extremist Sunni type) should be killed. Being Sunni doesn’t matter, only a Wahhabi Sunni is good enough for them, otherwise they are allowed to kill you, so they think! Their actions all over the world are just for killing people, many of them. And of course in Iraq they have done very much damage, killing Iraqis and attacking holy sites.

In Iraq I think al-Qa’ida can already say their “Mission Accomplished” at least for a few years and I can tell you why. First we know al-Qa’ida has gone by many names and now they are part of this gang of whores called “Islamic State” of Iraq, which is a insult to Islam and also shows us that they really want to be a government and have a state in Iraq and everywhere else. So maybe they do not have a state in Iraq, although sometimes they control some areas. But to succeed in Iraq they have said they hate the Shi’a and want to kill them and they don’t only kill Shi’a themselves. They make sectarian hatred worse, causing more killings on both sides, Shi’ite and Sunni. Some Sunnis helped al-Qa’ida and that is true. Even now though some Sunnis are turning against them. Still, damage is a lot. The Shi’a have been massacred by al-Qa’ida and have a lot of hatred and frustration in them. The Sunnis who have suffered from Shi’ite striking back, which has killed innocent Sunnis and made them hate the Shi’a more. And you could see after the bombing by al-Qa’ida of the Askariya shrine in Samarra, one of the holiest Shi’ite sites, how Iraq exploded.

Here is my thought… If al-Qa’ida disappeared completely tomorrow from Iraq, the damage from them is all over the place and the effects of al-Qa’ida would unfortunately stick around for a long time. Everyone remembers the massive killings on both sides and the attacks on holy sites. Sectarian hatreds were made much worse by al-Qa’ida and that was their plan. So it will take a long time to make things better.

I have to blame al-Qa’ida first of course. Also I have to blame the people who supported them in Iraq, which means Ba’thists who thought they could work with al-Qa’ida to win back control. Also anyone who let them in their neighborhood and actively supported them, like I have talked about before (different from people who were just scared to work against them). And of course many of the Sunnis and Arabs all over the world who thought that it is “resistance” and of course they don’t give a damn how many Iraqis are killed by the “resistance” of this evil called al-Qa’ida. The Iraqis and foreign people who supported them before or now, bastards, who are more moved by hatred than anything. They are the garbage of Iraq and the world, like Saddam and his supporters.

Iraqis all need to unite against al-Qa’ida and maybe it is happening, more and more I think it is. But they also need to somehow get rid of the higher level of hatreds that al-Qa’ida brought into Iraq. It is one big problem and we know Iraq has so many more of them as well. Iraqis also need to deal with Saddam and Ba’thism, so much to deal with, maybe I will write about that soon. But how can it be done when it is just a struggle to stay alive for your average Iraqi in so many parts of the country?


BrianFH said...

Yes, you have to work hard on all those things at once. But every success in one area will help the others, too. And your efforts will attract help.

I must tell you, however, that there are many Americans and other westerners who feel frustrated by Iraqi's apparent passivity and unwillingness to take action and make known your determination to succeed despite the efforts of AQ and others. It makes it seem like Iraqis are demanding someone else fix everything for them. The behaviour of your government, especially the United Iraqi Alliance, is not reassuring or inspiring. A certain amount of selfishness is ok, but more than that is very destructive.

chamblee54 said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Of course, when I am through I get back to my life here in peacetime America, and you are still in a war zone.
I am curious about one thing regarding al-Qa’ida. It seems to me that people talking about the wars lump all foriegn fighters together under the banner of al-Qa’ida. Are there other militias fighting in Iraq? Are any of them rivals of al-Qa’ida? Maybe these differences can be exploited in the struggle against them.
As for Brianfh and his comment, I am not in a war zone here, and I do not know how I would deal with the invasion of al-Qa’ida, on top of the Americans, and the internal Iraqi militias of a different branch of Islam than mine. All I can say is God/Allah have mercy.

bg said...


many good things have been & are happening in Iraq.. yet the MSM focuses on the few hot spots left in & around Baghdad & either ignores, spins, plays down MNF successes.. at the same time boasts AQ's atrocities.. :-:

chamblee54 said...

Are any of them rivals of al-Qa’ida?

yes, here's a sample..

Shaykh Sattar: The 'Dawn of Democracy' in Ramadi


["We need to continue to work with the Coalition Forces here," he said. "Increase our cooperation, help out the victims of the violence, get the news more proactive in Anbar providence and begin the rebuilding of our schools, universities and hospitals."

He added, "The time for dictatorship is gone, and we are welcoming the new dawn of democracy and freedom here. I expect the future to be much better for the next generation for they will live in a better world than we do today."]

Iraqi tribal chiefs forming an anti-insurgent party


[One purpose of the party, Sattar said, is to promote a better image of American-led forces "to the Iraqis here." He added that the tribes also would participate in a U.S.-backed effort to reestablish a court system in Ramadi, the provincial capital.]

["The terrorists destroyed the network of people and how they communicate, and the new sheiks council is here to bring it back and fight the insurgents until they are out of the country," Sattar said.]

[But some sheiks in Ramadi and other parts of Al Anbar have established closer links with U.S. armed forces since last year, when they began speaking out against the insurgency and Al Qaeda in Iraq.]

As Surge Begins To Take Hold, Tribal Leaders Turn on Qaeda


[Sheikh Hussein, as well as other sheikhs interviewed for this piece, said the turning point for the tribes was in September when Al Qaeda in Iraq declared the formation of the Islamic State of Iraq, a shadow state that in pockets of the country has established Islamic sharia courts and tried to provide some social services. The declaration was a direct challenge to the centuries-old tribal system that has prevailed in most of Iraq. As a result, the terrorists once seen as allies against the American invaders have also come to be seen as invaders.]

[Despite the rising antipathy toward Al Qaeda, the tribal sheikhs in the Sunni regions in particular are very clear that their new alliance with the Americans is merely a tactical one. Sheikh Hussein summed it up: "We would like America, a friend, to rebuild the country. This is what we want, what the tribes want. But to stay here as a military force indefinitely is unacceptable." For Sheikh Hussein, however, the prospect of a speedy exit is also unacceptable. At a luncheon at a home of one of his cousins, he asked this reporter, "Please, tell the Democrats for now to stop pressuring Bush."]

HT : Gateway Pundit

More Progress In Diyala


[At the Al Abarrah Iraq Army compound, local leaders gathered, May 10, to pave a way ahead for peace between some of the rival villages and gain a commitment toward a unified stand against al-Qaida while supporting the government. The leaders also focused on establishing a police force in Zaganiyah.

Sheik Ahmed Azziz, Sistan’s representative in Diyala, led the meeting and clearly stated that success will not be achievable unless the tribes unite against terrorist groups throughout Diyala. He encouraged the leaders to push their past aside and talk about how they will secure the city for themselves.]

Security Progress Means Economic Opportunity in Al Anbar


[Haider Ajina comments:

In two of the four restive provinces in Iraq we read about tremendous positive steps towards security improvement. Both of these provinces have been the sources of most of the Baathists who brutalized Iraq. These provinces are also predominantly Sunni Arab. After we freed Iraq from the Batthists, the provinces found them selves out of power, in the minority and in fear of retaliation for their brutality.

Now reading about these same Iraqis from Anbar province entering the ISF (Iraqi security forces) in large numbers, is a very hopeful sign. Locals rejecting Alqaida and fighting them is diminishing the recruiting base for the terrorist. Recently the percentage of terrorists arrested and killed who are non Iraqis is hovering around 60%-70%. Progress is very evident in the most difficult parts of Iraq. Not only are the locals fighting terrorists, joining the ISF and increasing participation in the government of reconciliation, the Iraqi security forces are increasing in numbers and capabilities to eventually take over security responsibilities for their own country.]

and lots more.. :+:


bg said...


chamblee54 said...

I am curious about one thing regarding al-Qa’ida. It seems to me that people talking about the wars lump all foriegn fighters together under the banner of al-Qa’ida. Are there other militias fighting in Iraq? Are any of them rivals of al-Qa’ida? Maybe these differences can be exploited in the struggle against them.


my apologies, believe i may have misread your question.. will be back with some info that will hopefully help answer it later..

albeit hard to distinguish.. members of both militia & insurgent groups have joined with the Iraq Government & MNF (multi national forces)..



programmer craig said...

Really good post. Maybe you are not quite as sectarian as you think :)

Shaqawa said...

Hello brianfh,

I understand what you are saying. Also you should understand that Iraqis stood up to fight hard in 1991 in the intifada after the USA said to do it and the USA watched and let the Iraqis get murdered by Saddam and let the holy sites get attacked. Also maybe you think the United Iraqi Alliance wants the USA for fix everything, but actually there are times when the Alliance wants to deal with certain problems and the USA will not let them. For example, look at how the old USA Ambassador Khalilzad interfered and criticized the "Shi’ite militias" and tried so hard to make happy Sunnis who fought against the government.

Hello chamblee54 and bg,

Yes, this is true but I have said before that it is hard to trust all of these people. Also it is true, like I wrote many weeks before, that Sunni terrorist groups are splitting and that includes some tribes and also some other groups like the 1920 Revolution Brigades.

All of your comments help me to think of new posts to write in the future, so thank you to you all for your visit and comments.

RhusLancia said...

Hi Shaqawa-

Nice work! I see on your profile that you've listed "Law Enforcement or Security" as your occupation. Are you in the IA or IP?

Shaqawa said...

Hello rhuslancia,

No, I am not in IA or IP. I put it as "Law Enforcement or Security" because that is what being a real "shaqawa" is supposed to be!

bg said...


hi again.. albiet there was more info last week, i can't seem to find much of anything.. all i know for sure is Sadr's militia has been splintering for quite some time now (i'm hoping for a humpty dumpty scenario), and several ministers have been exposed re: their supporting of miltia's.. will look for that link, hopefully find it, and post it later..

Iraq Report: Sadr's Return

as to who's fighting whom.. all i know is the Salvation Council (consisting of at least 250 tribal leaders all together) have joined with the Iraq Government & MNF against AQ & Insurgents, many are also lining up to enlisting the IP or IA forces.. :+:

ps: i don't know if what's left of any of the militia's are fighting AQ, but are supposedly not fighting the MNF forces, who knows..


bg said...


Iraq's Maliki nominates six new ministers


[Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday nominated ministers for six cabinet seats that loyalists of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr vacated six weeks ago.]

oh btw.. al-Shammari has defected to the US..

Sadr purges movement following defection of aide to U.S.


[Since his resurfacing following nearly four months of absence from Iraqi political scene, the young and charismatic Shiite leader has held several meetings with his aides to “restructure the movement whose ranks has been infiltrated by enemies,” officials close to the cleric said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, they said Sadr’s sudden emergence and his meetings have been prompted by the defection of one of his most senior aides, former Health Minister Ali al-Shammari.

Shammari, who had resigned his post on Sadr’s orders for his movement to leave the government, has sought asylum in the U.S. which Sadr sees as an enemy.

The sources said Shammari was close to Sadr and had insider information of the movement’s influence, spread and organization.

The movement fears that Shammari might have passed to the U.S. confidential information on how the movement procures arms and training and the links it has with Iran.

Since Shammari’s defection, U.S. generals in Iraq have been producing what they described as ‘evidence’ of Iran’s involvement in arming Iraqi insurgent groups and militia factions.

Shammari is also reported to have passed lists of the movement’s military leaders, their whereabouts and functions.

Shammari was moved to the U.S. from Baghdad by a special military plane. His defection is seen is a blow to Sadr.]


bg said...


well, i didn't find the link i was
looking for yet, but i found this..

TNT Found in Home of Iraqi Leader


[The Iraqi general in charge of the Baghdad security plan and the Interior Ministry is pressing Prime Minister al-Maliki to lift legal immunity for 15 Sunni members of parliament and begin prosecuting the lawmakers for conspiring with terrorists, in some cases Al Qaeda.

On April 18, Lieutenant General Aboud Qanbar presented the Iraqi premier with CD-ROM dossiers for the Sunni politicians, including almost all members of the National Dialogue Front, a bloc of three parties that have sought to negotiate cease-fires with those remaining portions of the Sunni Arab insurgency that have not been subsumed by Al Qaeda. The discs on Mr. Maliki's desk include photographs, testimony, and transcripts of conversations as part of the evidence against the premier's political opposition.

The lawmakers' recommendations for prosecution include some American allies such as Adnan al-Duleymi, whom American officials say is likely not linked to terrorism. But they also include parliamentarians that the American military leadership believes are senior terrorist operatives, such as Khalaf al-Ayan.]