Friday, August 19, 2005

Not One, Not Two, Three Rockets Fired Against 2 US Navy Vessels in Aqaba

Three rockets were fired from the port city of Aqaba this morning, one of which narrowly missed a docked American naval ship. The first rocket sailed over the bow of the assault ship Ashland, at approximately 8:44 a.m. and landed on a warehouse near the Kearsarge, killing a Jordanian soldier. The second slammed into a road outside an Israeli airport injuring a taxi driver, and a third landed near a hospital in Aqaba (No Injuries were reported). Jordanian Police & Army forces quickly sealed off Aqaba, and returned several locals and tourists according to friends. Meanwhile The Brigades of the Martyr Abdullah Azzam (the very same group responsible for Sharm El Sheikh attacks) claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks in an Internet posting, saying the United States had "corrupted the earth" and that the Jordanian "devil" had to stop jailing Muslim scholars. Both US vessels arrived on August 13th, carrying 1450 sailor and 2200 marine, who were training Jordanian Forces, providing enough time for perpetrators to plan and launch the “unsuccessful” attack. This time, they had an American target, who knows what’s next? I can’t say I’d be surprised if the next target is a Jordanian, we’ve been liberal and free far too long without paying a price. Photo Credits: Abrahan Farajyan/AP Photo Note: The assault ship Kearsage leaving the Jordanian port of Aqaba today after the attack


Yazan Malakha said...

What do I mean? A friend just asked.

Our society has become liberal, affluent, and westernized enough to piss several pro-islam extremists. Freedom has always had it's price, whether it was a fight against an occupier, or a strike for rights. That price hasn't been paid.

Am I rejoicing the death of the Jordanian Soldier?

No, of course not!

Hareega said...

how do you think you can contribute to paying the price?

Yazan Malakha said...

Against the threat to our lifestyle and freedom? I'd give everything, wouldn't you?