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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 08:47 PM

 

al-Qaeda Denounces ISIS Beheadings: Use Bullets Instead.

Nearly a decade ago, Ayman al-Zawahiri — the man who would go on to become the head of Al Qaeda — wrote a letter to his deputy in Iraq, scolding him for beheading hostages and posting videos of their execution online. He explained that although he was in favor of killing the enemy and agreed with the principle of sowing terror, the scenes of slaughter risked turning public opinion against their organization.

His advice was to be more discreet: “Kill the captives by bullet.”

The letter — written in 2005 and recovered by American forces in Iraq — was addressed to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of the group that would become the Islamic State, which split off from the Qaeda network earlier this year.

On Monday, Al Qaeda came out publicly against the practice of beheading in a strongly worded interview with one of its field commanders, making clear that the organization founded by Osama bin Laden was more pragmatic and as a result less extreme than its jihadist rival in Syria — which has turned the act of decapitation into a signature of its brutality.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/world/middleeast/qaeda-commander-denounces-decapitations-as-used-by-islamic-state.html?_r=1

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Rhinodawg Dec 2014 OP
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #1
delrem Dec 2014 #2
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #3
delrem Dec 2014 #5
Baclava Dec 2014 #4
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #6
Baclava Dec 2014 #7

Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 08:51 PM

1. When al queda says you are too extreme...

 

figure you're insane.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 09:18 PM

2. Hopefully they don't acquire a stockpile of predator drones w. hellfire missiles. nt

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Response to delrem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 09:44 PM

3. That would be real fun to watch.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 10:14 PM

5. Hellfire missiles are the preferred method of dealing with

15 year old boys, wedding parties, and collaborators who rush in search for survivors scattered in the muck of body parts. To say nothing of how this method precludes the necessity for rendition and torture, with the awful possibility of trophy photographs being uploaded to facebook by smiling patriots.

Those forever re-spawning terrorists don't have a clue how to act like a freedom loving civilized western nation.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 09:48 PM

4. Line em up and shoot em in a trench - yeah, that's the ticket

at least they're trying, eh

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Response to Baclava (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 07:57 AM

6. I was going to post a picture of that...

 

but I thought better.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:32 AM

7. yeah - I've seen those - wouldn't want to upset the delicate flowers around here

ayep

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