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15 November 2005

Geopolitics on a day to day basis

Osama and the boys have spoken:
Queen Elizabeth is Islam’s biggest enemy: Al Qaeda
Monday, November 14, 2005

LONDON: Ayman al-Zawahri, number two in Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terror network, named Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as “one of the severest enemies of Islam” in a video seen by the Sunday Times.

He said that those who followed her were saying: “We are British citizens, subject to Britain’s crusader laws, and we are proud of our submission.” In a possible dig at the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which had instructed mosques to inform on potential terrorists, he attacked “those who issue fatwas, according to the school of thought of the head of the Church of England”.

Source: Daily Times

Of course, the queen wasn't going to take such a brazen challenge to the divinity of her authority lying back and thinking of England and today announced via some minionistic office of the clown [sic - for that is how appalling old waxworks would pronounce it] to rally the provinces for another 'coalition of the united' (against the will of the world) to help with the minor ongoing problems that have plagued Afghanistan since the Anglo American invasion.

UK tries to form coalition to fight in Afghanistan
Simon Tisdall and Richard Norton-Taylor
Tuesday November 15, 2005

Britain is attempting to build a coalition to pursue counter-insurgency combat operations against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan after the withdrawal by the Bush administration of 4,000 US troops early next year.

Talks with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and several other countries are being held before a Nato meeting in Brussels on December 7.

They follow the refusal of European allies, such as France and Germany, to allow their troops to become involved in counter-insurgency.

Source: The Guardian

*cough* petro-euros *cough*

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