Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Already Foresees His Own Demise
Al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist-in-chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi knows that he cannot survive more than months beyond October's popular referendum on a draft constitution. That will represent defeat of the very ideas Zarqawi represents, it will turn more, ambivalent Iraqis against the cause of Islamic radicalism, and he will lose his vital hiding bases (hint: his wherabouts are not unknown today).
Zarqawi will exhaust every resource at his disposal in attempts to prevent, delay or invalidate this vote. Although terrorists have the advantage of surprise and Zarqawi's will be particularly horrific (why have his beheadings stopped?), he now faces 'employment' problems: Turnover (the capture/killing of many of his top lieutenants) is causing an expertise deficit; payroll discrepancies among rank and file soldiers of fortune is eating away at insurgent strength; recruitment of suicide bombers has become more difficult and he is now forced to use Muslim women; finally, his popular support will be irrevocably eroded by ratification of an Iraqi constitution.
He has planned his own death at the hands of an ally, knowing the U.S. will not martyr him and he will endure a noose if constitutionally appointed Iraqi authorities capture and try him. The cowardly death he plans will not martyr him, either. He will share not a single day of eternity with anyone truly deserving of paradise. Zarqawi is not only doomed, he is now a short-timer (about 161 days) . Allah speed, villain.