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2006-04-26 Iraq
Zarqawi lashes out at new Iraqi government
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-04-26 00:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [395 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I made the mistake of listening to NPR on the drive in this morning. Their spin was that Zark's message is the counterpoint to Rumsfeld and Rice visiting Iraq. Equivalent, ya see?
Posted by Matt 2006-04-26 09:50||   2006-04-26 09:50|| Front Page Top

#2 Matt--SHAME--SHAME,SHAME.WHY would even listen to that dribble???????
Posted by ARMYGUY 2006-04-26 11:04||   2006-04-26 11:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Didn't you know that NPR has been renamed NFC (no fukin clue)
Posted by Captain America 2006-04-26 11:08||   2006-04-26 11:08|| Front Page Top

#4 He has gained a lot of weight since we last seen him.....So it looks like he is hidden away from active field duty eating his frustration away.....
Posted by Slaving Snanter7420 2006-04-26 15:25||   2006-04-26 15:25|| Front Page Top

#5 Zarq is losing, and losing badly. This video proves it. If he weren't losing, there would be no need for a recruitment video. He understands that each time the government moves forward, he loses that much more. He wants to fight a "hundred years' war", but the people around him have already grown tired of his rants, his indiscriminate killing, and the lack of progress (financial security for average Iraqis) that Zarqawi is mostly responsible for.

Hate doesn't do much to fill the belly or cool the nights. Zarq is doomed, and even he knows it.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2006-04-26 16:07|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2006-04-26 16:07|| Front Page Top

#6 When grown men begin making gun-sex videos of themselves, and chum along with their pals patting them on the back...."Stories about Gladiators" soon follow. It's simply down hill from there.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-04-26 16:22||   2006-04-26 16:22|| Front Page Top

#7 I've noticed the weapon placement in videos may be sending a message of sorts. When Bin Laden was in Afghanistan, he was shown with his weapon in hand, and those who were with him. Zawahiri has been shown between to rifles propped up, about the time he was thought to be in Iran, between the two lands of armed conflict. In this one, Zarqawi is shown with his rifle in hand in the western Iraqi desert, but is then shown with his circle of friends with it propped barely above his shoulder. This could mean is safely riding it out in western Iran, near where his old Ansar al-Islam camps crossed borders. Bin Laden doesn't want to be seen at all, but they are letting everyone know they are still alive. Their bluster is desperation.
Posted by Danielle 2006-04-26 16:45||   2006-04-26 16:45|| Front Page Top

#8 Interesting analysis, Danielle. :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2006-04-26 18:06||   2006-04-26 18:06|| Front Page Top

#9 NPR = National Paleostinian Radio
Posted by DMFD 2006-04-26 20:59||   2006-04-26 20:59|| Front Page Top

#10 NPR does a good job with classical and jazz music, and the Olde Tyme Radio Shows. It's only when the poor dears try to think that it gets really ugly. They have this unfounded idea that they have the capability.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-04-26 21:59||   2006-04-26 21:59|| Front Page Top

#11 As always, spot on TW!
Posted by mac 2006-04-26 23:17||   2006-04-26 23:17|| Front Page Top

#12 Logo's? Multiple freakin' LOGOs?

AQI is a black flag, huh? LOL. I assume that is to remember the massive amount of Jihadi dead as they confonted true American warriors, locked n' loaded, who proceeded to snuff them out by the score.

The beauty of Iraq is that the Jihadis had to attack our troopswhich, by their presence, constituted a mortal threat. They must attack to save face and yet suffer debilitating losses when they do against American tactics.

The reality is how little the Muzzie Jihadis have actuallt done in the way of military damage. While I feel for every fallen troop, I know that the price we have paid after 3 years of combat is surprisingly low, less than Pearl or Normandy or the Bulge or Tarawa, the 'canal or many other places.
Posted by Brett 2006-04-26 23:18||   2006-04-26 23:18|| Front Page Top

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