Posted by lex, on September 29, 2006
The war in Iraq has severely strained the resources of an all-volunteer force. No, not ours – we met quota again. Theirs.*
Wanted: Chemists. Physicists. Nuclear scientists. Explosives experts.
“We are in dire need of you,” al-Qaida in Iraq’s leader said in a chilling audio message released Thursday. “The field of jihad can satisfy your scientific ambitions, and the large American bases (in Iraq) are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them.”
The fugitive terror chief said experts in the fields of “chemistry, physics, electronics, media and all other sciences — especially nuclear scientists and explosives experts” should join his group’s jihad, or holy war, against the West.
I guess you could frame that as “chilling,” if you were so inclined. To me, chilling would be a request for these specialists to go ahead and stay home, that all billets were filled. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
In the perverse logic of the jihad, al Masri also boasted that 4000 al Qaeda fighters had been killed in Iraq. Which you have to admit is passing strange, given that Iraq is seen by so many people as a “distraction” from the war on terror.
09-01-20 Link gone – Ed.