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June 15, 2006

Zarq Docs: "I don't know if you were payin' attention, but we just got our asses kicked, man! Game over! Game over!"

Good stuff. Unless fake.

As an overall picture, time has been an element in affecting negatively the forces of the occupying countries, due to the losses they sustain economically in human lives, which are increasing with time. However, here in Iraq, time is now beginning to be of service to the American forces and harmful to the resistance for the following reasons:

1. By allowing the American forces to form the forces of the National Guard, to reinforce them and enable them to undertake military operations against the resistance.

2. By undertaking massive arrest operations, invading regions that have an impact on the resistance, and hence causing the resistance to lose many of its elements.

3. By undertaking a media campaign against the resistance resulting in weakening its influence inside the country and presenting its work as harmful to the population rather than being beneficial to the population.

4. By tightening the resistance's financial outlets, restricting its moral options and by confiscating its ammunition and weapons.

5. By creating a big division among the ranks of the resistance and jeopardizing its attack operations, it has weakened its influence and internal support of its elements, thus resulting in a decline of the resistance's assaults.

6. By allowing an increase in the number of countries and elements supporting the occupation or at least allowing to become neutral in their stand toward us in contrast to their previous stand or refusal of the occupation.

7. By taking advantage of the resistance's mistakes and magnifying them in order to misinform.

Dave In Texas has a few more quotes from Zarkky, like "The only chance we have is to get the Americans fighting somebody else (Iran)."

He says the authenticity of the documents has been questioned. Well-- of course they have been!

Look, it's a propaganda war. Al Qaeda knows it, we know it, the Iraqi governmment knows it. It is not inconceivable that the Iraqi Government wrote this up themselves as a bit of psyops to destroy the insurgents' morale.

There's nothing wrong with that... except that our press is ravenously hungry to disprove anything that seems to hurt Al Qaeda, and if they were successful in debunking the documents, it would harm the new Iraqi Government.

Are they real? I don't know. In the documents Zarkky seems more capable of self-criticism and honest evaluation of his situation than I would have guessed. I had pegged him as the Hitler type, ordering around phantom armies and executing generals who dared to tell him he was losing.

More... No wonder the media and the left are so suspicious of the documents. They expressly name them as assets in Zarkky's strategy:

Based on the above points, it became necessary that these matters should be treated one by one:

1. To improve the image of the resistance in society, increase the number of supporters who are refusing occupation and show the clash of interest between society and the occupation and its collaborators. To use the media for spreading an effective and creative image of the resistance.

Stingray asks, “How successful was al-Zarqawi in enlisting the American mainstream media to turn the American people against the war?”

I'm a pessimist and a cynic, but my reaction here is a cop's skepticism upon learning that a woman hated by her husband has "cooincidentally" been "accidentally" killed: "No one gets that lucky."



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