That’s the verdict of one of Poland’s Arabic experts.
‘The killing of Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will not speed up the normalisation of the situation In Iraq’, claims Marcin Grodzki, Polish expert in Arabic studies.
In a world where political ideologies have all but disappeared, individuals have taken on a much greater importance than they once did in world affairs, for journalists and politicians.
Which explains all the fuss about the death in a raid just outside Baghdad earlier today of Iraq’s chief jihadist and beheader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Tony Blair, one of the architects of the disaster in Iraq, said on hearing of the news of his demise:
"Today's announcement was very good news because a blow against al-Qaeda in Iraq was a blow against al-Qaeda everywhere."
But this is just another delusion from a politician desperate for some good news. I am afraid it won’t make any difference to the situation for Iraqis, or the troops on the ground.
Marcin Grodzki says: ‘Al Qaeda was prepared for such a course of events and their leader’s death may lead to more violence’.
The jihadists have got their martyr, and al-Zarqawi has his virgins.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Posted by beatroot at 6/08/2006