Tuesday, February 01, 2005
If this is all they can do....
The most feared terrorist in Iraq, Al-Zarqawi, promised the streets of Iraq would flow with the blood of those who dared vote on 30 January 2005. The worst he could do was send a few homicide bombers, including a poor down syndrome kid, causing 36 casualties. Yes that's horrible, but in the end Zarqawi was caught with his pants down. He is weak! He is a terrorist that preys on fear, and that power of fear and intimidation is now fading. Sure, he'll keep killing people, but Iraqis are now on to his gimick, and I'm sure his days are numbered.
The second reason I know he's toast is this latest threat to behead a U.S. Soldier. Turns out these fearsome terrorists only kidnapped a G.I. Joe doll, made a small terrorist flag to drape behind him, and announced their demands to an ever-ready International Press Corps that is always ready to run a story that helps their cause.
Let me repeat myself... if this is all they can do to hurt us, the we've already won.
(Update) This is funny. I'll bet that the same people who ran with the original hostage story AFTER looking at the GI Joe picture are the same news rooms who ran the CBS Air National Guard papers, hoping to get a scoop on the story rather then trusting its integrity. I can't believe how easily fooled these 'professionals' are.
I have an idea... someone doctor up a photo of a fleet of martian ships headed towards earth, and just sit back and see what happens. Oh wait, they already fell for that one years ago.
How about some crop circle pics!
posted by El Capitan at 4:33 PM