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Road Map To Peace
| November 21, 2007
Posted on 11/21/2007 6:10:46 PM PST by Kaslin
War On Terror: A sketchy diagram of al-Qaida's defenses left behind by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may prove to be the key to victory in Iraq. Sometimes in the fog of war, the fog lifts.
It may not rank in the annals of warfare with the breaking of the Imperial Japanese Code, which led to our naval victory at Midway in World War II, or the cracking of the Nazi Ultra Codes, which Dwight Eisenhower said was decisive in the Allied victory. But a map left behind in a safe house by the deceased leader of al-Qaida in Iraq may have helped doom the jihadist cause.
Winston Churchill spoke of the "hinge of fate" — events on which the outcome of a war is later seen to have depended. For Churchill, it was El Alamein and the turning back of Erwin Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps. "Before Alamein," he said, "we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat."
The surge of Gen. David Petraeus that is winning Sen. Harry Reid's "lost" war is our El Alamein. The general's soldiers broke Al-Qaida's code when, last December in an al-Qaida safe house, they recovered a map drawn by Zarqawi. It gave U.S. war planners insight into how al-Qaida was able to move weapons, explosives, fighters and money into Baghdad.
The map showed four rings surrounding Baghdad where al-Qaida and its terrorist operatives were holed up in sort of an underground railroad for jihadists. With the aid of the map and the added surge troops, U.S. forces became lords of the rings, flushing al-Qaida out of its urban strongholds and picking them off as easy targets in the desert.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; america; goodvsevil; hingeoffate; iraqwar; islam; islamofascism; lotr; musabalzaraqawi; visforvictory; wot
posted on 11/21/2007 6:10:47 PM PST
“U.S. forces became lords of the rings, flushing al-Qaida out”
posted on 11/21/2007 6:29:36 PM PST
(Muslims, not rednecks, marry first cousins. http://www.consang.net/index.php/Global_prevalence)
The Lord Of The Rings? If Zarqawi was Sauron, then America was Frodo on a heroic quest to defeat the Dark Lord's minions. When Zarqawi lost the One Ring, he lost the means to Find them all, to Rule them all and to bind them all in The Darkness. What he lost with his death, his army of savage Islamofascist Orcs could never again restore.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 11/21/2007 7:23:02 PM PST
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
posted on 11/21/2007 7:50:00 PM PST
by sheik yerbouty
( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
"Now Baqouba is al-Qaida's Dunkirk"
Wrong analogy alert!! Let's recall that at Dunkirk 340,000 UK and allied troops were able to slip away by sea, to fight again another day. So while it was a major defeat for Britain it was not the complete catastrophe that we hope Al Qaeda has been suffering in IRaq.
posted on 11/22/2007 2:46:50 AM PST
(Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT")
"The Lord Of The Rings"....
Nicely stated! awesome.
posted on 11/22/2007 12:06:49 PM PST
( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Law is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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