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June 09, 2006

Zarqawi A "US-made" "enemy to America's liking"

See, we invented him. We ourselves created the mass-murderer responsible for the most deaths in Iraq; the man who came the closest to sparking a full-on civil war.

We did this, you see, just to have a convenient, named enemy we could then kill (three plus years after creating him!) and thus convince dullard American voters that the war could be won.

See, we basically teetered ont the brink of losing the war in order to score a "propaganda coup," which this Mensa candidate also suggests isn't much of a coup at all.

Why would such insane machinations work on us?

Because we're all fuckin' morons.

And we need certified psychokinetic atomic fissionists like Patrick Cockburn to explain how stupid we all are.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a little-known Jordanian petty criminal before he became the Islamic fundamentalist fanatic denounced by the United States in 2003 as an insurgent leader of great importance.


Zarqawi's rise was attributable to the US in two ways. His name was unknown when he was denounced in 2003, by Secretary of State Colin Powell before the UN Security Council as the link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda.

There was no evidence for this connection and Zarqawi did not at that time belong to al Qaeda. But to Muslims, Powell's denunciation made Zarqawi a symbol of resistance to the US. It also fitted Washington's political agenda that attacking Iraq was part of the war on terror.

The invasion gave Zarqawi a further boost. Within months of the overthrow of Hussein, Iraq's Sunni Arab community of five million appeared united in opposition to the occupation. Armed resistance was popular and for the first time Sunni militants known as the Salafi had a bedrock of support in Iraq.

The next critical moment in Zarqawi's career was the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. Previously, US military and civilian spokesmen blamed everything on the former Iraqi leader.

No sooner was Saddam captured than the US spokesmen began to mention Zarqawi's name in every sentence. It emerged this year that the US emphasis on Zarqawi as the prime leader of the Iraqi resistance was part of a carefully calculated propaganda programme.

A dubious letter from Zarqawi was conveniently discovered. One internal briefing document quoted by the Washington Post records Brigadier General Kimmitt, then-chief US military spokesman: "The Zarqawi psy-op programme is the most successful information campaign to date."

The US campaign was largely geared towards the American public, aiming to establish that the invasion of Iraq was a reasonable response to the September 11 attacks.

Sigh. Um, no it wasn't "largely geared toward the American public," idiot. They keep seizing on this document with the scary title "Psy-Ops."

In war, get this, you run psy-ops against the enemy. Zarqawi was an enemy. We ran psy-ops against him, hoping to limit his appeal and recruiting abilities.

From our efforts to demonize an actual demon, vicious terrorist-sympathizing amoebae like Patrick Cockburn derive a "propaganda campaign" directed at stupid Americans.

What about winning hearts and minds, idiot? Isn't that what you faggits always suggest we do? Before we win hearts and minds, don't we have to convince people not to give their hearts and minds to a psychopathic headhunter?

Jesus. And they wonder why Bush is so resistant to letting out documents. Because one document with a mention of "Zarqawi psy-ops" gets used as evidence that America is creating terrorists.

This meant it was necessary to show that al Qaeda was strong in Iraq and play down the fact that this had happened only after the invasion. In an increasingly anti-American Arab world, hostility from the US made it easy for Zarqawi to develop his own organisation and finance it. The siege of Fallujah in April 2004 and the storming of the city by US Marines in November led to al-Tawhid wal-Jihad - whose name was later changed to al Qaeda's Organisation in Iraq - becoming a powerful force. The suicide bombing campaign had already begun in November 2003 and from the beginning was directed against Shiites as much as foreign troops or officials. Zarqawi's war was devised to have the maximum political impact. Actions such as the beheading of foreign captives made him an enemy to America's liking.

Nick Berg in particular was a fan.

Although US military officials admitted that few insurgents were non-Iraqi, Zarqawi's Jordanian origins were useful in suggesting that the insurrection was orchestrated outside Iraq.

I've heard this all before. Islamic crazies say the same thing. Al Qaeda doesn't kill people; Americans or Jews kill themselves, and then blame Al Qaeda. Or they manipulate Muslims into crashing planes into buildings already wired with implosive explosives.

America is always the Black Hat scheming behind all violence -- helped by their Jew Zionist Minions -- even when the violence is directed at Americans (or Jews) themselves.

America: A self-contained cycle of violence.

Why, if we could just get rid of America and the Jews completely -- say through nuclear terrorism -- we'd have no more violence at all, and all the Peaceful Brown People and their Enlightened White Supporters (Honorary Peaceful Brown People) could live in eternal tranquility.

We're just this close to a Final Solution of sorts to finally relieve the world of all its woes.

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