3/11 and 7/7 may have been just previews — indeed, they are certain to be just previews as long as Europe remains in denial about what causes jihad violence. But we will see in a month if these are more empty words, such as we have seen many times before. “Terror Group Threatens War Across Europe,” from AP, with thanks to Kasiale:
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – A statement in the name of a group that claimed responsibility for the London bombings threatened Tuesday to launch “a bloody war” on the capitals of European countries that do not remove their troops from Iraq within a month.
“This is the last message we send to the European countries. We are giving you one month for your soldiers to leave the Land of the Two Rivers. Then there will be no other messages, but actions, and the words will be engraved in the heart of Europe,” Abu Hafs al Masri Brigades said in a statement.
The “two rivers” in the statement refer to Iraq’s Euphrates and Tigris rivers….
The group has no proven track record of attacks, and experts are skeptical of its statements. The organization has claimed responsibility for events in which it clearly did not play any role, such as the 2003 blackouts in the United States and London that resulted from technical problems.