NetWar: Revisiting the Al Qaeda Manual [EN]

Contents Letter From Paris

Contents Letter From Paris

Sunday, August 22, 2004


Revisiting the Al Qaeda Manual [EN]

The Al Qaeda Manual - Index (On the Disaster Center)

Sometimes, people don't know what they talk about. For instance, how many of the people out there pontifying about al Qaeda know that the first sentence of their operative manual contains a reference to Socrate, Plato and Aristotle?

And yet, who can win a war without knowing the enemy?

I invite you to read this manual, think and decide, first, if we are at war or not. Then you can make an educated choice, whether you want to fight the war, or remain neutral or join the enemy…

So thus begins the Al Qaeda Manual:

The confrontation that we are calling for with the apostate regimes does not know Socratic debates..., Platonic ideals..., nor Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing, and destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun.

Islamic governments have never and will never be established through peaceful solutions and cooperative councils.

They are established as they [always]have been

by pen and gun
by word and bullet
by tongue and teeth

Pledge, O Sister
To the sister believer whose clothes the criminals have stripped off .
To the sister believer whose hair the oppressors have shaved.
To the sister believer who's body has been abused by the human dogs.
To the sister believer whose...

Pledge, O Sister
Covenant, O Sister make their women widows and their children orphans.
Covenant, O Sister make them desire death and hate appointments and prestige.
Covenant, O slaughter them like lambs and let the Nile,al-Asi,and Euphrates rivers flow with their blood.
Covenant, O be a pick of destruction for every godless and apostate regime.
Covenant, O retaliate for you against every dog who touch you even with a bad word.

In the name of Allah, the merciful and compassionate

Thanks be to Allah. We thank him, turn to him, ask his forgiveness, and seek refuge in him from our wicked souls and bad deeds. Whomever Allah enlightens will not be misguided, and the deceiver will never be guided.

  • I declare that there is no god but Allah alone; he has no partners.

  • I also declare that Mohammed is his servant and prophet.

  • Go to The Al Qaeda Manual - Index (On the Disaster Center)

    Another link (On Al Qaeda Watch)

    Winds of Change

    An example: this analysis of the March 11th attacks in Madrid, written 5 days later! Imposing.

    Inspiring, passionate and decent

    Iraq, the Model
    A very goodview of what is going on in Iraq by Mohammad and Omar, two brothers... Check it out if you're fed up with the EuroPress

    The Patriot Debates
    Many provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act will expire at the end of 2005. This forum is devoted to civil and informed debate about these provisions and whether they should be renewed.

    A serious visit to jihadist ideology

    Michelle Malkin
    Her column appears in nearly 200 US papers nationwide. Pretty conservative AND very articulate. I like her.

    From Barcelona. I like it! And, by the way, it's getting better every day.

    Across the Bay
    Very good blog by Tony, an expert in in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with focus on Semitic Linguistics, Ancient Levantine history, religion....

    Allah Pundit
    It's quite consevative, but really funny!

    Bjørn Stærk's blog
    In the NetWar since 2001, this norwegian wonderkid is just worth reading.

    Norman Geras's blog
    I mean, READ HIM. He's bright, insightful and knows a lot about Marxism and la condition humaine... Yeeees! (thanks Stygius).

    Dan Darling
    Excellent Open Source analysis of al Qaeda!

    Bilingual (FR&EN) and passionate!

    The Politburo Diktat
    Forthrightly, frankly, fully funny, comrades. Neo-Komintern Urgh.

    Insults for use by the ideologically informed
    Nice page of Real Socialist Nostalgia. Check it out, comrade!

    Letters From New York City
    Michele tells it from the place where the world changed three years ago.

    Alphabet City by Robert Stevens
    Very well informed "from the perimeter of Manhattan ;-)" Impresive collection of links.

    Colt's Eurabia
    If you want to know and follow politically incorrect debate, red it!
    His motto is:"...the only secure basis for oligarchy is collectivism." George Orwell

    Monitoring Media Coverage of the War On Terror

    Political Correctness Watch
    John Ray, a former university teacher gone blogger monitors political correctness around the globe. When you needthat cheering information that somewhere else it's even worse than in your home town...


    Free Lance Corner
    Emilio Alonso, madrileño sin pelos en la pluma, liberal y extremadamente sensato.

    Guerra Eterna en Oriente Medio
    Reportero español polí­ticamente correcto, buena gente y suavemente partisano

    Español residente en Parí­s, liberal, vasco, polí­ticamente incorrecto, reflexiona sobre la situación en Euskadi (Paí­s Vasco)

    Carmelo Jordá
    Otro español, buen analista y políticamente incorrecto. Pertenece a la nueva ola de jovenes liberales (en el sentido europeo) que empiezan a poner en cuestión todo en Europa

    Una Temporada en el Infierno
    Interesante blog de Juan Pedro Quiñonero, escritor y periodista español que merece dos lecturas.

    Location: Paris, France

    I have been a journalist since I was 22. For a (long) while I worked as a reporter for the Swedish, Spanish (I was born in Spain) and American media, covering international affairs... After 1991 I recycled myself to the business press.

     A Must Read!
    Note that on the above page you have BOTH a link to buy the book (US$ 20) AND
    the links to all the 6 chapters in PDF for FREE.

    Contents (PDF)
    Chapter One: Introduction
    Chapter Two: Conceptual Outlines
    Chapter Three: A World in Flux - Ripe for Netwar Chapter Four: Varieties of Netwar
    Chapter Five: Challenges for U.S Policy and Organization
    Chapter Six: Implications for U.S. Doctrine and Strategy

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