Friday, November 25, 2005

Jordan's King orders "All out war" against Islamic Militancy

I would imagine that the sight of 200,000 Jordanian citizens calling for Al Qaeda and Zarqawi to burn in hell followed by the proclamation of the King to make war against their cause would make for a rather bad week for Zarqawi and his buddies.

In a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, Abdullah said the Nov. 9 bombings "increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible."

"At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture," Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by Al Qaeda and other militants who condone the killing of those they consider infidels.

Is anyone else fascinated by the fact that the Jordanians have no issue calling the enemy exactly what they are - Islamic militancy and Takfiri culture - when Americans are still getting all palsy over even the barest mention of them? Good to see our affliction isn't global. The extremely bad move of bombing non-combatant civilians and, especially, muslim civilians is continuing to cost Zarqawi. He's now got no friends in Jordan left and any safe houses there have got to be suspect. More people are perfectly willing to provide intel for finding him and his minions. The world is getting a lot smaller for him. Here's hoping it gets too small for him to stand on real soon.