"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" - Ronald Reagan

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The War on Terror was just won with the bombing in Jordan.

It is not often that Islamic terrorists make strategic mistakes because the war they fight is tactically based with operational consequences. They typically focus their attacks against entities that most of the population hate. From their own words, they attack infidels, and heck everybody hates an infidel. When they get attacked by government forces which invariably cause collateral damage, they can use these attacks as a rallying cry for recruitment at the strategic level.

When terrorists attack their own Islamic people, they either blame it on governmental forces or come up with some reason as to why their own people were attacked. The recent bombing of hotels in Jordan are explained because they are an American owned chain. However, most folks in the hotels were Islamic. As this Yahoo article points out, Jordanian are angry. They are angry against al-Zarqawi who has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Thousands of Jordanians rallied in the capital and other cities shouting "Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!" a day after three deadly hotel bombings that killed at least 59 people. Officials suspected Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida's Iraq branch.

As protesters in Jordan and elsewhere in the Arab world denounced the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, security forces snared a group of Iraqis for questioning and officials said one of the bombers spoke Iraqi-accented Arabic before he exploded his suicide belt in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The main demonstration in Amman lasted for more than an hour. But honking vehicles, decorated with Jordanian flags and posters of King Abdullah II, cruised Amman's streets until late in the night, as passengers chanted "Death to al-Zarqawi, the villain and the traitor!" and anti-terrorism slogans.
I guess al-Zarqawi did not learn a lesson from the Hariri's murder which was the start of terrorists loosing the War on Terror. People in the Middle East have tasted democracy. They have seen Iraqis vote for whomever they want in office. They have witnessed Palestinians vote for their preferred choice. They have seen Lebanese successfully revolt. They have seen the autocracies of Saudi Arabia starting to lean toward democracy which its local municipal elections. The have witnessed limited free elections in Egypt.

All of this with the backdrop of American forces who created a true democracy in the center of the Middle East. It is hard to blame the "Great Satan" for these bombings. Everybody knows the Americans are looking for a way to pull out of Iraq, to let Iraqis govern themselves. It is all over the MSM. We have created democracy in Iraq. We would be gone if it wasn't for al-Zarqawi and his ilk. That is the new tone being sent in the Islamic press. Then al-Zarqawi executes a strategic blunder in his home country of Jordan. Here we have another Palestinian who is unhappy and willing to murder innocent people for an unrecognizable cause.

Palestinians now freely own territory and they are still murdering innocent civilians-whether across the border into Israel or their own in Gaza Strip. They can argue that they are fighting for more homeland, but that just doesn't wash with their violent actions against their own people.

Middle Easterners do not want a live in a caliphate that bin Laden and al-Zarqawi are espousing. This is very reason why Afghanistan fell so quickly. Afghanistanians saw what a califphate was and they did not like it, so they assisted the American invasion. They have tasted democracy and have freely voted overwhelmingly to keep it.

It seems the Founding Fathers were right over two hundred years ago when they wrote these words into the American Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
All people in the world know of this document. They have always wanted freedom. America has been a beacon for them for over 200 years. They are now learning that to have freedom, it is their right to alter or to abolish destructive governments or movements, like al-Qaida in Iraq.

Iranian cartoon shows children how to use suicide bombing to "Wipe Israel off map"

Iranian TV (IRIB 3) aired an animated cartoon on 28 October 2005 which promotes suicide bombing to Iranian children. Watching this 10 minute animation makes one wonder what possesses a government to promote and educate its children to use suicide bombing as a method to wipe Israel off the map? It also makes one wonder what a nation would do with nuclear weapons?

Apparently Abbas' Fatah Party agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement to wipe Israel "Off the map". WorldNetDaily sites a pamphlet published by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the militant wind of the Fatah Party. Below is a synopsis of the article in WND.
The military wing of PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party today expressed solidarity with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks to "wipe Israel off the map," and is currently the only Palestinian terror group to reject a cease fire being quietly negotiated by Egypt, WND has learned.

"We express our full support and solidarity with the Iranian President in which he frankly called to erase Israel from the map of the world. We support the Iranian President's position vis-à-vis this illusion that is the state of Israel and we say that with the help of Allah this illusion will disappear," stated a pamphlet distributed in Gaza yesterday by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and obtained by WorldNetDaily.

Remember, Iranians and Palestinians both rejoiced when the World Trade Center towers were attacked and in the destruction of Louisiana by Katrina.

However, it seems that our efforts in the Middle East are making headways. An article in The Christian Science Monitor shows that we are changing views in the Middle East. The show "Al Hoor al Ain" (The Beautiful Virgins) is one of the several shows on during Ramadan that challenges the view that Islam justifies terror. It is also the #1 rated mini-series on this month in Saudi Arabia.
"This is an integral part of the battle against terrorism," says Abe al Masry, production manager for the Saudi-owned and Dubai-based Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, which is broadcasting the show. "It shows how bad people intentionally misread religion, and exploit religion to recruit terrorists."

The fight for democracy in Iraq, the center of the Middle East, and the central front in the War on Terror is making progress. Two parties, the Iranians and Palestinians, just cannot accept they are on the losing side of this war. Their evil ways are now being discussed not only in the Arab press, but also in Arab TV.