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Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War' (on this evil principle of democracy)
Yahoo News ^ | 1/23/05

Posted on 01/23/2005 5:08:09 AM PST by Libloather

Al-Zarqawi Said to Declare 'Fierce War'
13 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A speaker purporting to be Iraq's most feared terror leader declared a "fierce war" on democracy and said in an audiotape posted Sunday on the Web that the Americans were using next weekend's Iraqi elections to install the Shiites in power.

"We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," said the speaker, who identified himself as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq. "Anyone who tries to help set up this system is part of it."

The speaker said candidates running in the Jan. 30 elections are "demi-idols" and those who vote for them "are infidels." U.S. and Iraqi officials fear insurgent attacks and have announced massive security measures to protect voters.

"You have to be careful of the enemy's plan to implement so-called democracy in your country," he added. He said the Americans have engineered the election "to make Shiites dominate the regime in Iraq. Four million Shiites were brought from Iran to take part in the elections to achieve their aim of winning" most of the positions.

Iraqis are scheduled to elect a 275-member National Assembly and provincial councils in the 18 Iraqi provinces. The new assembly will draft a permanent constitution to establish a system of power among Iraq's disparate religious and ethnic groups.

Sunni Arab insurgents have been launching attacks to try to subvert the election, fearing the loss of power to the Shiite majority. Many Sunni Arabs are expected to stay away from the polls. Shiite Muslims, who are the majority of Iraq's 26 million people, are expected to turn out in large numbers and win most of the assembly seats.

The authenticity of the tape could not be determined but the voice appeared to be that of al-Zarqawi. It was the second voice tape posted on Islamic Web sites this week purporting to be al-Zarqawi, responsible for numerous car-bombings and beheadings foreign and Iraqi hostages over the past months.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alzarqawi; declare; democracy; evil; fierce; ishecapturedornot; principle; said; war
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To: Libloather

How can he find time to declare a "fierce war" if he gets captured every other week?

21 posted on 01/23/2005 9:11:09 AM PST by slowhand520
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To: demnomo
[ The difference between a US Democratic Republic and a Democracy is that the US has a Constitution which gives rights and freedon of speech to those citizens who have lost power. ]

WRONG.. The U.S. is NO democratic republic..
There are three words not found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution, ON PURPOSE..
1) democracy, 2) democratic and 3) democrat...

WHy is that.?. I don't expect you to know.. It was merely a rhetorical question...

Its because democracy is MOB RULE.. and no democracy that ever existed was NOT a socialist state.. from the beginning till NOW.. The founders were not conserned with the symptoms they didn't want the disease.. in the first place.. Democracy is the disease that socialism is only a symptom OF.. That is WHY the U.S. was not designed to BE a democracy.. and also WHY those three words are not found anywhere in the American Constitution..

Do not overlook the fact that many americans have been brain washed into believing socialism is a GOOD THING.. Where socialism is abject slavery by government.. That is run by a MOB of political elites.. and not always elected even.. becuase it is MOB run by mobsters that are all mobbed UP.. That is why no third party has a chance.. Becuase a third party is a cowardly way of NOT having a revolution.. AS THE FOUNDERS SUGGESTED MIGHT BE NEED IN THE FUTURE.. when The United STates BECAME a democracy..

22 posted on 01/23/2005 9:22:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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Purported Al-Zarqawi Tape Declares War on Democracy
FoxNews ^ | Jan 23, 2005 | AP
Posted on 01/23/2005 3:40:23 AM PST by RobFromGa

23 posted on 01/23/2005 11:38:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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To: hosepipe
Calm down. I messed up. I meant to post the US is a Constitutional Republic vs a Democracy, but wrote Democratic Republic. I hadn't had my coffee ;) and left the screen to attend to other matters. Now, I come back and see that I've made a major oopsie. Oh, well...
24 posted on 01/23/2005 8:47:46 PM PST by demnomo
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To: demnomo
[ Calm down. I messed up. ]

Thats ok.. Appreciated posting for the lurkers anyways.. ;)..
As I always do when opportunity provides..

25 posted on 01/24/2005 9:02:04 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Libloather


26 posted on 01/29/2005 3:01:34 PM PST by alrea (HELP WANTED. New Jersey Director of Homeland Defense: must be willing performer.)
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