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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Inscrutable Iraqis

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. I do believe in spooks. I do! I do! I do!
--Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz


And you thought the spooks only inhabited your CIA. Seems other people's military personnel can be downright sneaky, too.

This week, two Iraqis, said to be responsible for the attack in Karbala which killed five serviceman, were arrested by U.S. forces.


Military.com reports, "(I)n a major breakthrough against rogue Shiite militants, the military said it captured two brothers 'directly connected' to the sophisticated January sneak attack in Karbala that killed five American soldiers."

Just to set things straight: When U.S. forces sneak into an area and cordon and search, we call that a raid or a military operation. When they do it, it is a sneak attack. It is important to deny the enemy parity at all levels, especially rhetorical, it seems. Any questions?

6 Comments:

Blogger Lurch said...

I was going to comment that the real difference is that the Iraqis and Iranians are - you know - dark-skinned and swarthy and therefore demonstrably evil. Then I remembered that the driver of one of the vehicles that sneak attacked at Karbala reportedly had blond hair and spoke English.

Now I'm all confused.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 12:59:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Labrys said...

Thank you! Being the wife of one veteran (last assigned to 1st SF Group at Ft. Lewis), the mother of another (medical'd out last spring) and a veteran myself, I am glad to know the bullshit has been dammed before rolling to the bottom at least a few times!

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 1:34:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

"Does she, or doesn't she..."
A bottle-blonde, no doubt.

Categorization, Lurch. That's what we're after. This is non-flexible, non-negotiable. Don't be confused; that's Andrew Llyod Webber, swishy stuff.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 1:52:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

labrys,

The thanks should go to you, and your family. Thanks for participating,

Jim

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 5:08:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Mr. Oblivious said...

It has always been thus. That's why they call it propaganda.

Just don't forget that we're always the good guys! Right?

Monday, March 26, 2007 at 12:52:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Mr. Oblivious said...

It has always been like this. That's why they call it propaganda.

Good thing we know that we're the good guys! Right?

Monday, March 26, 2007 at 12:53:00 PM GMT-5  

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