Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Terrorists love their press releases

Terrorists using the most Western of devices, press releases, is an interesting phenomenon. Mostly they get ignored except for the photo-ops showing lots of men in ski masks.

But even though it is probably false bravado, it is worth it to read what these guys have to say, if only toremind the world that no matter what Israel does there will be large organized groups who are unwilling to ever compromise.

Here's a press release, autotranslated, from Islamic Jihad threatening Israel with a new type of rocket that includs 100 bomblets. The boilerplate ending paragraphs are as illuminating as the main points:
Military statement issued by the Al-Quds Brigades

The commencement of red flowers in response to rocket attacks on the Gaza Strip and the West steadfast Habib

And the red flowers. The missile contains 100 rockets

The Zionist enemy is still commit crimes and create justifications and pretexts to exercise more aggression against our people, which shows that this enemy eager for blood, and remains the victim is the Palestinian people.

وAnd we in the Al-Quds Brigades military arm of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, declare that all the cells are ready to respond to the enemy in case of attack on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and we launch a rocket containing 100 rockets, and also the operation and compliance of the Al-Quds Brigades of the people in the West Bank and especially the Mujahideen our people and on top of the soldiers and leaders of Al-Quds Brigades will begin this process immediately at the start of any aggression on our land and people.

And we in the Al-Quds Brigades-stress : the Zionist enemy that knows well that Sderot and Majdal and two, is the target of a missile Al-Quds Brigades, and that any encroachment Bmujahidi Al-Quds Brigades in the Gaza Strip or the West will pay the price dearly enemy.

(He will enough to defend their security and sovereignty)

Glory to the martyrs of shame and humiliation for the traitors and cowards

It is a Jihad, Jihad. Victory or martyrdom

Information War

Al-Quds Brigades

نThe military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

15-1-2007مToday, Monday, 26 Dhul - Hijjah 1427 Hijri approved 1-15-2007