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Which contains more bullsh*ttery?

A screen grab from the Islamist web forum Al-Qalaa shows a statement posted by the previously unknown Al-Qaeda-linked group, ‘The Organisation of Al-Qaeda Jihad in Europe, claiming today’s attacks in London.

“Heroic mujahedeens carried out a sacred attack in London, and here is Britain burning in fear, terror, and fright in the north, south, east and west.”
— Organisation of Al-Qaeda Jihad in Europe

“We will find them. We will bring them to justice. And at the same time we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.”
— The U.S. Chimperor in Chief

Geez. I can’t tell which statement contains more pissing contest bullsh*ttery, the statement of alleged perpetrators of the London bombings, or Bush’s crap. It’s like these folks have been watching every grade-Z action flick imaginable.

If you’ve ever seen The Delta Force (1986), you know what I’m talking about. Good god, what stereotypical portrayals of Arabs (specifically Lebanese terrorists – Katie gets a rise out of this, it’s one of her favorite bad movies. The name of the terrorist organization in that flick was “The Brotherhood of the New World Revolution” [!]. The 80s synthesizer soundtrack alone puts her into hysterics). Anyway, the sorry truth is that the terrorist threat isn’t idle. They can actually deliver on the hyperbole. (AFP):

The previously unknown group said that the string of attacks in the early morning London rush that killed at least 37 people and wounded scores of others were in revenge for Britain’s military action in Afghanistan and Iraq.

…”We have repeatedly warned the government and people of Britain, and we have now fulfilled our promise and have carried out a sacred military attack in Britain,” it said.

“We continue to warn the governments of Denmark, Italy and all the Crusaders that they will meet the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The group addressed the Arab and Islamic world, saying that “it is time to take revenge from the Crusader and Zionist government in Britain, in retaliation for the massacres that Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The synchronised nature of the four blasts, which went off within an hour of each other in the early morning rush, recalled similar coordinated Al-Qaeda-claimed strikes that have rocked the United States, Spain, Turkey and other countries in the past years.

There was a particular similarity to the 10 blasts on four packed early morning peak commuter trains in Madrid on March 11, 2004, which killed 191 people and injured 1,900 more in what was Spain’s worst terror attack.

“If you look at the modus operandi, this is definitely the work of radical Islamic terrorist organisations with the attempt to achieve mass civilian casualties,” said Boaz Ganor, director general of Israel’s International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

However there was no way of confirming the veracity of the website statement. Shortly after the claim was published, the al-Qalah site — used in the past for a number of Islamist messages — went offline and has been blocked ever since.

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