Thursday, December 29, 2005

Al Qaeda claims missile attack on Israel

I think that the title says it all. This is the claim is being made by Al Qa'eda In Iraq. This hasn't been verified by anyone, but the statement is on the website that Al Qa'eda In Iraq generally makes it's claims on.

Basically what this comes down to is, the US has been providing the field training for Al Qa'eda terrorists who are now starting to use those skills for rocket attacks on Israel out of Southern Lebanon.

The following quotes are from the article on Ynet:The lion sons of al Qaeda launched ... A new attack on the Jewish state by launching 10 missiles ... From the Muslims' lands in Lebanon on selected targets in the north of the Jewish state,"This auspicious attack was a response by the mujahideen (holy fighters) to the oath by the mujahid sheikh Osama bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda ... Which the (Jews) and idolaters’ servants in Muslim countries failed to grasp. The future shall be more bitter and more harsh

If this is true, and not just some type of bravado, it could spell the beginning in the next phase in the Muslim extremist attacks on Israel.

Rockets have been fired into Israel for decades. This isn't a skill that was picked up in Iraq.

That is quite true, but until today's announcement Al Qa'eda hadn't been the ones doing the attacking.

Additionally, until the last year or so most of the attacks they were doing were of the suicide bombing type of attack. In the last year they have done this rocket attack, and the attack in the Jordanian port area. These attacks are a bit more technological then simply blowing one's self up.

I also wonder where the weapons that were used came from. Were they supplied by Iran, as are Hezbu-Allah or were they 'captured' in Iraq by Al Qa'eda In Iraq operatives.

The skill may not have been necessarily learned in Iraq, but the technological attack strategies by this organization certainly were.

Oh and since I am sure you think otherwise, I was not and am not against the invasion of Iraq. I am against how poorly the conflict and invasion has been managed by the administration.
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