Wednesday, November 09, 2005

HOTELS IN JORDAN DESTROYED BY AL-QAEDA...SCORES DEAD...

The terrorist bastards were able to hit again... this time in Jordan. On 11/9. Early indications show at least 67 dead, 150 injured in the 3-prong attack against Western Hotel interests in the capital of Amman.
At least 67 people have died and more than 150 have been injured in explosions at three major hotels in Amman, Jordan.

The country's deputy prime minister confirmed the numbers. Marwan Muasher said in a CNN interview that one suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding party.

Another report from the Post has more details on the attacks...
The explosions hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels just before 9 p.m. One of the blasts took place inside a wedding hall where 300 guests were celebrating _ joined by a man strapped with explosives who had infiltrated the crowd. Black smoke rose into the night, and wounded victims stumbled from the hotels.

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Jordan's deputy prime minister, Marwan Muasher, said there was no claim of responsibility but that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, was a "prime suspect."

A U.S. counterterrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the strong suspicion is that al-Zarqawi was involved because of his known animosity for Jordanian monarchy and the fact that it was a suicide attack, one of his hallmarks.

In February, U.S. intelligence indicated that Osama bin Laden was in contact with al-Zarqawi, enlisting him to conduct attacks outside of Iraq, noted another U.S. counterterrorism official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity. Jordan has arrested scores of Islamic militants for plotting to carry out attacks and has also sentenced many militants to death in absentia, including al-Zarqawi.

Ok... so, since the end of Ramadan, we've had uncontrollable riots by Muslims in France, a cruise ship attacked by terrorists off the coast of Somalia, hotels blown to smithereens in Amman, and a foiled terror attack in Australia. Is this the dreaded RAMADAN OFFENSIVE? If so, what's next?

The sick result of the 'religion of peace': Their own religious brethren, slaughtered like animals in the middle of the streets of Amman.