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JIHAD ON THE RUN…

By ATWadmin On December 28th, 2006

Delighted to see that the Islamist forces in Somalia have surrendered control of the capital Mogadishu to pro-government forces backed by Ethiopia!

As fierce fighting in the African nation entered its sixth day, a senior Islamist leader said Islamist troops had withdrawn from the capital. Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) forces remained united, and the retreat was a change of tactics in its war against the internationally recognised government and its Ethiopian allies. Sure, we believe him, right?

Following the announcement this morning, a government spokesman issued a triumphant statement, saying state troops would be in control of the capital within the next few hours. "The Islamic courts leaders have dispersed in thin air," Abdirahman Dinari told reporters, adding that the Islamist leaders had fled to the southern port of Kismayu.

Once again we see that the mighty forces of militant Islam are little more than girly-men when it comes to real fighting. Sure, they know how to decapitate a defenceless woman, or cut the throat of a helpless Air Stewardess, or detonate themselves at a Wedding Party – but when it comes to standing toe to toe with an opponent, they scarper. What cowards they are. 

8 Responses to “JIHAD ON THE RUN…”

  1. "Once again we see that the mighty forces of militant Islam are little more than girly-men when it comes to real fighting."

    Unlike David "Girly Man" Vance who’s been involved in how much "real fighting"?

  2. BB,

    I sincerely apologise to you if my characterisation of those nice Islamic chaps currently sprinting at 100 mph out of Mogadishu as "Girly men" has rattled your sensitivities! LOL, one day you’ll make a contribution that may be relevant!!

  3. It’s great to see what can be done without UN and EU assistance, just imagine how much more succesful they would be with the help of those great institutions!!!!

  4. Amazing isnt it. All the might of Western military power cannot in a damn thing in Iraq or Afghanistan because politicians in the West have hamstrung our soldiers and in the case of the UK reduced their funding to the point where faulty or non-existent equipment is costing lives. Yet because they do not have the political and media baggage that we do, Ethiopia (a country which has dragged itself out of drought and famine by its own bootstraps) has done in a few days what we couldnt – faced down and defeated a powerful Islamist force that had take over half a country.

    Kudos and praise to the Ethiopians – I just wish our craven and cowardly politicians had the same strength of will to get the necessary job done.

  5. yeah fair dos to the ethiopians.
    However itis not over yet. ALso worth pointing out that the enemies are different in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. They share the same religion is all.

    DSD – what have the Ethiopians been doing, in practical terms, that our forces cannot do because they are being "hamstrung" by our politicians?

  6. Yes, good news indeed.

    In response to Andy’s question: "what have the Ethiopians been doing, in practical terms, that our forces cannot do because they are being "hamstrung" by our politicians?"

    Not too difficult to answer: look threatening, that’s what. They’ve used airpower and they’re not too shy about it, and they really look like they mean business. They did what Israel could and should have done- push on into the country following provocation. Immediately install a Government worked out in advance. That’s good for a start. I only hope we get the message.

  7. "DSD – what have the Ethiopians been doing, in practical terms, that our forces cannot do because they are being "hamstrung" by our politicians?"

    Erm…fighting? Using those quaint shooty things called rifles when they get fired on without having to consult a lawyer first? Meeting mortar fire, petrol bombs and snipers with guns instead of riot shields and truncheons? Responding to death threats from thousands of armed Islamists in the Al-sadr mould by fighting them instead of hiding in their bases?

    And Andy, there is NO difference in the nature of the enemy. They are linked to, funded, supported and aided by the same sources.

  8. This is a sample of the wisdom of the PM – check the 4th paragraph.

    http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070101faessay86106/tony-blair/a-battle-for-global-values.html