To be filed under 'Holy !@#$%&'
I was just going to dismiss this article until I noticed it was from Yahoo.
Apparently, an al qaeda splinter group has told European nations that they have until August 15th to get out of Iraq.
"This message is the final warning to European states. We want to give you a one-month deadline to bring your soldiers out from the land of Mesopotamia (Iraq)," said the statement signed by Al-Qaeda group the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades and dated July 16.
After August 15, "there will be no more messages, just actions that will be engraved on the heart of Europe.
So much for taking the fight to them and all that rot...
The communique goes on to send a sharp warning to nations supporting the War on TerrorTM
"It's a message we are addressing to the crusaders who are still present in Iraq -- Denmark, the Netherlands, Britain, Italy and those other countries whose troops continue to criss-cross Iraqi territory.
"These are our last words. The mujahedeen, who are on the lookout, will have other words to say in your capitals."
Summer European tourism...down the tubes. Estimated economic impact? Speaking of tubes...
A statement issued in the name of the "Europe Division" of the same Al-Qaeda group claimed responsibility for the July 7 bombings on London's public transport system which killed at least 56 people and wounded some 700.
The same group also claimed the 2004 train bombings in Madrid and the 2003 attacks in Istanbul.
"After the laudable strikes that have shaken London and the cities of other Crusaders still present in Iraq, we have renewed the ultimatum that we had given," the statement said.
Curiously, the statement mentions absolutely nothing about our freedoms. Huh. Must be a typo.