Sunday, September 11, 2005

And There's This...

It's impossible to say how much of this story from the Islamic news group Kavkaz is true:
Residents of the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar has sent out an SOS to the international community to interfere with the US occupation authorities to stop their continuing bombing of their devastated city, revealing a terrible humanitarian situation.

"US and Iraqi forces are still besieging Tal Afar amid ongoing intensive bombing, ordering residents of Hassan Kawi and Sarray neighborhoods to evacuate immediately," a Tal Afar tribal leader told IOL over the phone Thursday, September 8.

"The Americans are seemingly bombing the city with chemical weapons," he said, adding Tal Afar residents are speaking of suffocations and other health problems upon exposure to any hit area.

...but it's a good indication of just how badly we've been outmaneuvered by bin Laden and his followers. Everything we do plays into the opponent's strategy.

This article may be a pure piece of fabricated propaganda. But given our government's track record of hiding and distorting the truth about our war on terror, there's every reason to give it credibility.

Tangled webs, and all that.

3 comments:

  1. "...given our government's track record of hiding and distorting the truth about our war on terror, there's every reason to give it credibility."

    Sad but true. Sadder still, a great portion of the American people seem not to care.

    How low Bush and his Band of Bunglers have brought America!

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  2. Real sad. We have more reason to trust Al J that to trust the American government.

    Jeff

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  3. ...but it's a good indication of just how badly we've been outmaneuvered by bin Laden and his followers. Everything we do plays into the opponent's strategy.

    What's interesting in a "D'uh!" sorta way is, as Juan Cole points out in his post that I linked to at PK, Bush essentially gave up pursuing al Queda years ago.

    Sure, there's a token effort underway and has been all along. But, in terms of military, intelligence and financial resources, it's pathetically small compared to Iraq.

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