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Leader
24 Jun 04,, 01:01
RESISTING TERROR

June 23, 2004 --
As horrific as was yesterday's news that al Qaeda-linked thugs beheaded another hostage in Iraq a 33-year-old South Korean, Kim Sun-il the incident, in a sense, still marked a kind of victory for the civilized world.

This, after all, was the third high-profile decapitation by the thugs in recent weeks, following the slaughter of Nick Berg in May and Paul Johnson on Friday.

And what do the terrorists have to show for it?

Nothing.

Their demands that South Korea keep its troops out of Iraq were summarily ignored. So kudos to Seoul for its resolve in the face of what must have been unbearable pressure.

Conditions for Johnson's release that al Qaeda prisoners be set free were likewise rejected.

In both cases, the kidnappers failed to get what they wanted.

"The free world cannot be intimidated by the brutal actions of these barbaric people," President Bush said yesterday.

Indeed, the more of these acts they commit, the more decent folk will become inured to them.

And the firmer will be the world's resolve to resist them.

Meanwhile, those responsible are being hunted. Yesterday, Coalition forces blasted a Fallujah safehouse used by thugs loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a Jordanian linked to al Qaeda who is thought to be behind yesterday's murder, as well as Berg's.

Clearly, Zarqawi's days are numbered.

It would be difficult for a humane world to strip away the gore and drama surrounding the decapitations, particularly when photos are disseminated. Were it possible, though, what would be left would be no more powerful than the deaths from, say, roadside bombings, sniper fire or gun battles.

Indeed, the fact that the terrorists are resorting to ploys that may shock and repulse but that don't inflict massive casualties or devastation is a sign of their desperation: They know they're losing.

So now they're cutting off heads.

And, yes, they'll keep on doing it.

But they should know: They're going down. And when they do, as Bush said yesterday, the world will be a more peaceful place.

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/editorial/23545.htm

Confed999
24 Jun 04,, 01:48
And what do the terrorists have to show for it?
They have a bunch of dead and imprisoned terrorist pals.

Leader
24 Jun 04,, 02:09
They have a bunch of dead and imprisoned terrorist pals.

And a more resolved world.

Se7eN
28 Jun 04,, 20:23
Between this and the 2 day early transfer to Iraq, I can only picture these idiots kicking in drywall out of frusteration.

Leader
02 Jul 04,, 19:55
Between this and the 2 day early transfer to Iraq, I can only picture these idiots kicking in drywall out of frusteration.

There is going to be a lot of frustration for them in the years to come. They are over matched and are fighting a hopeless cause.