Friday, February 16, 2007

Good News From Iraq, al-Qaida Leader Injured

At least the Iraqi government is claiming they injured him.

Security forces have wounded the head of al-Qaida in Iraq in a clash north of Baghdad, Iraqi government authorities said today.


I am a little concerned that this will not make much difference. Abu Ayyub Al-Masri appears to have remarkable recuperative powers. At one point last fall he was reported Killed in a US bombing action. If this report is true, he has gotten a lot better much more quickly than one might expect.

One other detail to remember, Abu Ayyub Al-Masri was the replacement for al-Zarqawi, who we killed last spring. When Al-Masri is caught or killed there will be someone Else who will step up. The media facination with beheading the enemy is ather silly in the end.

3 comments:

Deacon Tim said...

Another lie. But after so many who's counting?

dancewater said...

It's probably a lie that he heads up al Qaeda in Iraq too.

BadTux said...

Allahu Akbar! Allah is Great! Allah grows the leg back on al Zarqawi after he had it amputated in Baghdad in 2000! Allah ressurrects this new dude too!

Oh sure, Jesus ressurected at least one person (plus himself), but that was 2,000 years ago, not last year! Looks like Allah is whipping ass on Jesus when it comes to that miracle stuff, yessiree...

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin