July 29, 2004


Tanker sent me this link from Iraq the Model. Those brothers are smart cookies:

This reveals the fact that the terroristsÂ’ resources are no longer sufficient to their expenses and this is what made them seek financial support through these criminal operations.
Ok, we know now that theyÂ’re close to bankruptcy and here come two countries to reinforce the terrorists position by withdrawing from Iraq. And people here in Iraq believe that Manilla paid several millions of dollars to free the hostage just like what the Egyptians did when the Egyptian embassy announced that the operation was more about money than about politics.
Do you know what this means?

Millions of dollars mean hundreds of victims. TheyÂ’re funding terror in one way or another and I find it very stupid that negotiations take place through the help of a highly under suspicion-group like the "Sunni Muslim Cleric Council".

ThereÂ’s a deal to fund terror in a different way than before and there are groups and countries who support this and maneuver to override the obstacles.
Negotiating with those thugs provides them with legitimacy let alone submitting to their demands and funding them.

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1 Our friends the Germans did the same thing last September. Several of their nationals, plus a couple of others, were vacationing in southern Algeria (a Darwin Awards move if there ever was one), and were taken hostage by an Islamist group with ties to Al-Qaeda. According to the BBC (!!), Germany laundered what amounted to a ransom payment through Mali, and ultimately obtained their release. http://tigerhawk.blogspot.com/2004/07/jihadists-win-again.html

Posted by: Jack at July 29, 2004 02:18 PM (0E1sl)

2 Here's the URL of my original post on the German hostage payment and the war in the Sahara: http://tigerhawk.blogspot.com/2004/06/war-spreads-to-sahara.html

Posted by: Jack at July 29, 2004 02:21 PM (0E1sl)

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