posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 08:48 AM
Vowing to turn Iraq into the front line for his war against the US, Osama Bin Laden may have actually started to divide the Iraqi insurgents. Iraqi
insurgents are waging a nationalist war, while the foreign fighters are driven by militant Islam. Iraq's national security advisor, Mouwafak
al-Rubaie, said that they have concrete information that a sharp division is broiling between the two groups. "They are more divided than ever."
said al-Rubaie. The perception among many of the Iraqi fighters is that Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and his group fled Falluja leaving the Iraqi people to
fight the US forces alone, even though he was named by Bin Laden as his deputy in Iraq, whose job it was to lead the fight against the US led
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Osama bin Laden has vowed to turn Iraq into the front line of his war against the United States, but Iraqi insurgents seem
worried that he's out to hijack their rebellion.
At times, the Iraqis and foreign Muslim militants seem to be competing.
Earlier this month, a posting on Ansar al-Sunnah's Web site told foreign militants to stop coming. The group, which defines itself as both
nationalist and Islamic, said it needed money, not more recruits.
"We have concrete information that a sharp division is now broiling between" Iraqis waging a nationalist war and foreign Arabs spurred by militant
Islam, said Mouwafak al-Rubaie, the Iraqi government's national security adviser. "They are more divided than ever."
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This is very welcome information. A division amongst the insurgents can only be a good thing for the US, and allied forces. This rift may create
in-fighting amongst the groups thereby weakening their strength.
The fact that there are doubts to the leadership abilities, and decision making capabilities of not only Bin Laden, but Al-Zarqawi may actually reduce
the threat of terrorism.
[edit on 12-1-2005 by Banshee]