It still remains to be seen what the long-term effects will be of the Amman atrocities ordered up by Jordanian-born terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The aftermath of the hotel suicide bombings, which took 59 civilian lives including celebrants at a wedding reception, prompted a groundswell of local anger against Zarqawi.
A recent audio tape by Zarqawi then added a new twist. He said the bombers were not actually directed to blow up any wedding parties. His marginal “my bad,” however, was delivered with back-handed arrogance. “We did not and will not think for one moment to target them,” he acknowledged, “even if they were people of immorality and debauchery.”
The civilized world now waits to see if the Jordanian – and any other Arab – “street” will ultimately let Zarcoward get away with a jihadi “oops.”