November 11, 2005

Jordanian Bombers Were Iraqis

Via YNet:

Two of the three suicide bombers that struck three luxury hotels in Jordan's capital Amman on Wednesday are believed to have been Iraqi citizens, CNN reported Thursday.

According to the report, Al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for the bombings in a website posting. Three blasts occurred almost simultaneously Wednesday evening at the Hyatt Grand Hotel, the Radisson SAS and the Days Inn hotels, killing 57 people and wounding hundreds.

Al Qaeda in Iraq has, once again, miscalculated horribly:

Sameeh Khreis has spent years demanding justice and more rights for jailed Islamic extremists. But on Thursday, he joined thousands who took to the streets across Jordan to condemn the militants behind Amman's triple hotel bombings that killed 59 people.

"This is disgusting. We will never tolerate such terrorism," Khreis said, marching with 2,000 others in Jordan's capital.

"Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!" they shouted, denouncing the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi's group claimed responsibility for the blasts but later, confronted with mounting protests, took the rare step of trying to justify the attacks on Arab civilians.

Bringing the war "home," targetting Arab civilians, has been a horrible decision for the terrorists. There is a saying that "you don't crap where you eat."

They have not learned that lesson, and one must wonder if they will before they lose their remaining public support.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 11, 2005 07:17 AM | TrackBack

re:bombers Iraqi

This fits well with my "it was a contract hit" conspiracy scenario.

PA general in charge of security was killed

The PA general was cooperating with IDF and Shin Bet

A Palestinian Authority general, in charge of security, who just happened to be giving palestinian extremists a hard time, just happens to be at a Jordanian hotel, where few Americans are exactly the time some splodydopes walk in? The odds against coincidence are staggering.

This has a very strong whiff of "outsourced hit" as quid pro quo disguised as random bombing.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 11, 2005 11:02 AM