Monday, July 7, 2008

For newcomers: why "Al Qaeda in Albuquerque"?

The name, 'al Qaeda in Albuquerque', is deliberately chosen to excite the NSA. (It has, in addition, nice alliteration and a fun convergence of A's and Q's)

In truth, the name was chosen long before the blog was started.
It intends to mock W's conflating the so-called "al Qaeda in Iraq" with bin Laden's al Qaeda - the folks who in fact attacked us on 9/11.
A little-known Jordanian, Zarqawi, led a small radical militant group that he called, "Group of Monotheism and Jihad"... until the U.S. invaded Iraq. He then renamed his group, "Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country of the Two Rivers", and "pledged allegiance" to bin Laden. Henceforth, this group has been known in the U.S. as "al Qaeda in Iraq". It has NO connection with bin Laden, other than Zarqawi's "pledge".

Just because a group is known as "al Qaeda" doesn't mean they're the folks who attacked us, or that it is allied with bin Laden. ... BUT: W has been quick to seize on Zarqawi's "pledge" to justify our continuing occupation of Mesopotamia.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

[Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, scene ii.]
If no one but the NSA finds this blog, that'd be okay... but I DO hope to reach a larger audience. A point: simply naming oneself 'al Qaeda' does NOT imply an allegiance to Osama bin Laden. As stated on this page, my sole purpose is to restore the U.S. Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. I am a U.S. Army vet, a registered voter, and all in all a proud citizen of the USA who now feels powerless to rescue my Country from W and his minions. This blog is my little contribution to recovering my country.

1 comment:

  1. 7-14-08
    Every little bit helps.
    I've noticed several of your posts at other sites I visit regularly and One Fly gave you a thumbs up and link - so here I is.
    Read your posts. You have an admirable goal and even if you're preaching to the choir, you're doing it well.
    Keep up the good work!