Friday, February 24, 2006

Bin Laden Is Lousy Leader Says Al Qaeda Member

Evidently the Al Qaeda troops haven't gotten the word that attacking them in the Middle East has made them stronger. At least one thinks that Bin Laden is a bonehead who has led them into one catastrophe after another, doesn't listen to anyone who disagrees with him, and wastes his people in fruitless operations. That's according to a 2002 letter from an Al Qaeda terrorist named Adl that was intercepted and now analyzed by the US Army's counterterror center at West Point.

Adil whines that Bin Laden "PUSHES YOU RELENTLESSLY AND WITHOUTCONSIDERATION AS IF HE HAS NOT HEARD THE NEWS AND AS IF HE DOES NOTCOMPREHEND THE EVENTS. TO ABSOLVE MY CONSCIENCEB EFORE ALLAH, AND TOANNOUNCE MY INNOCENCE IN FRONT OF ALLAH, I SAY TODAY WE MUSTCOMPLETELY HALT ALL EXTERNAL ACTIONS UNTIL WE SIT DOWN AND CONSIDERTHE DISASTER WE CAUSED. ... MY BELOVED BROTHER, STOP ALL FOREIGN ACTIONS, STOP SENDING PEOPLE TOCAPTIVITY, STOP DEVISING NEWO PERATIONS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ORDERSCOME OR DO NOT COME FROM ABU-ABDALLA (TN: BIN-LADEN). OURADHERENTS HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN US AND IN OUR ABILITY TO MANAGE THEACTION, AND THEY WONDER, WHAT HAS BEFALLEN US."

I guess that's the problem with joining terror groups: Their leaders are so fanatic. And that will be their undoing, as Adil so rightly notes.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

This post is very interesting. We tend to magnify each of our failures and mistakes, and beat ourselves up over this and that. Sometimes it's deserved, to be sure, but much of it is over-the-top.

We forget that the other side has problems too. All in all, I wouldn't trade positions.

Victory in war does not go to the side that doesn't make mistakes. It goes to the side that makes fewer of them.

Sat Mar 11, 02:53:00 PM 2006  

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