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

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Kerry: More ammo to Ayman Al Zawahiri

Wednesday: John Kerry, interviewed in Pakistan - a country that knows something about military rule - was asked why the US has not taken a clear position regarding the military intervention against the democratically elected government in Egypt (see video below).  Kerry thanks the interviewer for a great question, clears his throat, and goes on to endorse the regime change in Egypt because, he claims, the military 'were in effect restoring democracy'.  Not a position shared by mourners of Muslim Brotherhood supporters subsequently gunned down, but perhaps a clear one to be observed by all Islamists considering a future democratic path.
Friday: CNN publish a 'purported' statement from Egyptian  Ayman Al Zawahiri.  Not known to be considering the (somewhat perilous) democratic path. :-
Mursi’s “Muslim Brotherhood government strove to please America and the secularists as much as it could, but they were not satisfied with it,” said Zawahiri, who is believed to be hiding somewhere in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
“They did not trust it [Mursi’s government] because they did not forget the Brotherhood’s slogan: ‘Jihad is our war, and death in the path of God is our highest aspiration’,” he said.
“The Brotherhood abandoned that slogan, substituting it with the slogan ‘Islam is the solution,’ but the Crusaders and secularists did not forget,” he said.
“What happened is the biggest proof of the failure of democratic means to achieve an Islamic government,” he said of the coup.
“I call for them to be united ... to make Islamic law rule.” Link

John Kerry Interview -01 Aug 2013 by GeoNews