Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Electronic Warfare

LGF reports on advice for jihadis to wage psychological warfare on "weak-minded" Americans via web forums.

“There is no doubt, my brothers, that raiding American forums is among the most important means of obtaining victory in the fierce media war... and of influencing the views of the weak-minded American who pays his taxes so they will go to the infidel American army. This American is an idiot and does not [even] know where Iraq is... [It is therefore] mandatory for every electronic mujahid [to engage in this raiding].”

Now that we've established that let's move on-

“You should enter into debate or respond only if it is extremely necessary... Your concern should [only] be introducing topics which... will cause [them to feel] frustration and anger towards their government..., which will... render them hostile to Bush... and his Republican Party and make them feel they must vote to bring the troops back from Iraq as soon as possible.”

So let's get this straight, this is advice to "electronic jihadis" engaged in the media front of the jihad- and their self-professed aim is to weaken support for George Bush and the Republicans. That's an important clarification- as is their stated aim of having the troops brought home from Iraq ASAP. These aren't peace activists who "support the troops but not the mission" and nor are they Democrat campaigners- they are the enemy of America; and they are urging their fighters to wage propaganda war on Americans in an effort to weaken support for the war effort.

In other words, muster support for the Democrats and their cut and run strategy. Their tactic of surrender in Iraq.

In a sane world elected politicians who found the enemies of America parroting their very own policies would quickly rush to re-evaluate those policies. They would, in fact, make every effort to see to it that the enemies of America and Democrats in Congress did not hold identical views on what the outcome of the war in Iraq should be. That they do is deeply troubling- America is at war with a bloodthirsty enemy that revels in mass murder; and the Democrats are giving them exactly what they want.

Are they so blinded by hatred of Bush and their own insatiable lust for power that they can't see that they have sided with the enemy on this issue?


Bag said...

Bit of a double edged sword here. You see the issue is Do we go to war with Iraq.

X say 'Yes' Y say 'No' Iraqis are going to say No so you are saying that Y people must say 'Yes' or they are siding with the enemy?

Bit too much like you are for me or against me. I can not like Bush and not support the invasion of Iraq but nor do I support terrorism and in fact would support the annihilation of an entire culture if it was required to make us safer.

Jay.Mac said...

We're already engaged in Iraq, like it or not. We've gone far beyond the question of whether or not it was right or wrong to go. The question now is- do we retreat and permit our enemies a gigantic victory that will further embolden them to attack us (and will also likely grant them a safe haven to conduct attacks against us) or do we continue until Iraq is stable?

The Democrats have, I believe, placed hatred of Bush/love of power ahead of their country and the safety of American citizens (and the rest of the West too). Bin Laden claimed that America was a paper tiger after the withdrawal from Somalia and we know where that led- the jihadis have come out of the woodwork since then so a surrender in Iraq will have far more dire consequences. That their political policy is exactly the same as the enemies of America is terrifying. I don't think it's simplistic at all- we're fighting a war and killing vast numbers of jihadis; they want us to leave- they can't force us out militarily so they attempt to use propaganda against us.

And the Democrats are essentially representing them right now. They can't see beyond this as a defeat for Bush- they can't seem to grasp that it will also be a defeat for the people of Iraq and the West as a whole. Their victory will be a victory for the jihadis.