Originally Posted by ys
What could they do?
I agree plus, I think this could have been a terrible mistake by the terrorists.
They killed a woman that was helping common people, suffering people, and was doing so well before the war started.
She not only wasn't part of the coalition but she was against it.
Let's remember that the terrorist leader is a foreigner, and most of them are. It was always clear to me that the terrorist couldnt' care less for the iraqui people. They only wanted to look tough and ruthless. Beheading a defenseless civilian is not a very brave thing to do, but make you look fearsome.
Now iraquis can start to realize that if the terrorists win, they will be in a far worse situation than they were under Saddam, they will realize the terrorists are not targetting well equipped and trained american troops but innocent civilians, including iraquis. They didn't do much in Fallujah did they?
at the end of the day, the terrorist's survival depends on remaining hidden. The moment the americans know where they are toasted.
Iraq is not Vietnam, or Afghanistan that offer natural sanctuaries, they can only remain hidden if they have a place to stay, and there are not informants willing to reveal where they are.
So far, they have achieved that through direct collaboration (people think they are doing good to Iraq), but less and less people will think this way after this and if they keep killing young iraquis.
The other way is through fear, but they are pushing it too hard, it's clear the terrorists want to establish a taliban style government and they will be worse than under Saddam, so they might start thinking they have nothing to lose.
Personally, I won't drop a tear if a bunker buster bomb falls on Al Sarquawi's head, I am sure he won't be so brave when that happens.