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Al Qaeda appoints Minister of War!!! What the heck?

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posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 02:38 PM
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CAIRO, Egypt - A Sunni insurgent coalition posted Web videos on Thursday naming the head of al-Qaida in Iraq as "minister of war" and showing the execution of 20 men it said were members of the Iraqi military and security forces.

The announcement unveiling an "Islamic Cabinet" for Iraq appeared to have multiple aims. One was to present the Islamic State of Iraq coalition as a "legitimate" alternative to the U.S.-backed, Shiite-led administration of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — and to demonstrate that it was growing in power despite the U.S. military push against insurgents.

It also likely sought to establish the coalition's dominance among insurgents after an embarrassing public dispute with other Iraqi Sunni militants.

The Islamic State of Iraq is a coalition of eight insurgent groups, the most powerful of them al-Qaida in Iraq. It was first announced in October, claiming to hold territory in the Sunni-dominated areas of western and central Iraq.


Looks like they trying to present a united front since the conflict between insurgent groups have been growing. Its no accident that Al Qaeda has tried to establish an Islamic state of their own for many years.



posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 02:51 PM
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Well it looks like they got themselves a country now....courtesy of GWB.
Won't that be a kick in the butt if they take over the government once all is said and done? They've gone from a small terror group to a well seasoned mid-sized army. We've also given them resources such as explosives, weapons, and billions of dollars to strengthen them. They were not there before but it seems like they are now and it seems they kinda like the neighborhood too.



posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 03:05 PM
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Maybe it's a response to GWB's hunt for a War Czar.

www.slate.com...

I don't envy the Presidents pick to be War Czar as he is destined to be chumped out just like Rummy and the grunts on the ground.



 
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