They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Al-Qaida prepare "very precise response" to Rushdie honour

Osama bin Laden's deputy has threatened to carry out attacks on Britain in retaliation for the award of a knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie.

An audiotape by Ayman al-Zawahiri, considered to be al-Qa'ida's second-in-command, declares that a "very precise response" was being prepared by the group. According to a US- based intelligence monitoring group, the tape, lasting 20 minutes and 43 seconds, entitled Malicious Britain and its Indian Slaves, was produced by "as-Sahab", which describes itself as the multimedia wing of al-Qa'ida. Link

db: A very precise response? al-Zawahiri here sounds much like the US military. As with the US military you can be sure that any 'precision' attack will involve the certain death of a number of random and wholly innocent civilians.