BAGHDAD, Iraq — The U.S. military released on Tuesday a letter it believes was addressed to terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from an underling complaining that incompetence of leaders in his al-Qaida in Iraq network is hurting morale among his fighters.
The writer of the letter complains about some of the middle ranks of al-Qaida leaders in Iraq — the “emirs,” Arabic for “princes” — and asks the sheik to “test those who are below you. Some of them are … oppressors and some of them are not so.”
“Morale is weakening and there is (exhaustion or confusion) among the ranks on the mujahedeen, and some of the brother emirs are discriminating among them. God does not accept such actions,” the writer says, according to an AP translation of the copy provided by the military. “We have found emirs who are not fit for leadership.”
So what will it be a prescription of Zoloft, Prozac or Paxil for the
insurgents TERRORISTS? I am surprised; however, I should not speak too soon that the MSM has not blamed our military for creating this mental anguish upon the terrorists.
This is either a great find by the US military in Iraq or an even more brilliant misinformation campaign to discredit al-Zarqawi and senior al-Qaida in the eyes of the Muslim world.
He appears to give his side of a particular incident, saying his fighters got confused orders over whether to carry out suicide operations or go home and were abused by their superiors. “This came after humiliation and rude treatment and many other things. Who can tolerate all this?”
He appears to chide the sheik for not being as close as he once was with the fighters. “The situation is not the way it used to be in Fallujah, when you used to come and visit us and we used to enjoy sitting with you. The situation has completely changed,” he writes.