File this under the category of news the press is ignoring. It is a little seen story on the findings of 10-12 Sarin and Mustard Gas artillery shells in Iraq. Of course, this does not fit the "Bush Lied," meme so it is ignored.
Bet you have not seen this reported in most of the mainstream press. It seems the NY Times has discovered that Iraq and Al Qaeda did have linkages after all. Of course, this was not as played up as their stories that misleadingly said there were NO ties between the two.
In addition to killing of Spc. Keith Maupin of the U.S. Army, terrorist thugs are holding Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassou of the United States Marines captive and are threatening to behead him. It is safe to assume that the Marines in Fallujah and other parts of Iraq will not take kindly to having one of their own killed while held captive, especially by beheading. The Japanese did this in WWII and paid a fearful price.
Between this threat and the killing of Spc. Maupin, it is safe to say that the terrorists have, in the words of Tex Cobb's character in Uncommon Valor, "Just bought the whole can of whup ass."
While the media loves to report on Abu Ghraib, our captives can only wish that they would be abused like the captives at the prison. Then they would only be forced to run around naked with panties on their heads while dogs barked at them rather than killed.
The enemy should be very careful about what they are doing. Otherwise it is likely that the soldiers and Marines they face will be unwilling to take many prisoners and even their allies on the Left will be unable to support them. Think long and hard about this one assholes.
Fox News Channel is passing along an Al-Jazeera report that an American soldier held captive, Spc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, has been killed by his terrorist captors in Iraq. As Neal Boortz has pointed out, we would be happy if our POW's were treated the same way we treat Iraqi's at Abu Ghraib.
Some on the Left will use this as another reason to cut and run. The media will likely cover this for a day and then let it be forgotten as there is more reporting to be done on the "atrocities" at Abu Ghraib. After all, that hurts President Bush's chances of re-election. Fortunately, most Americans are made of sterner stuff and this is likely to harden the backbones of a good many Americans. Too bad it took the death of an American soldier to remind us of the true face of our enemies.
The thoughts and prayers of my family and I go out to the family, friends and comrades of Spc. Maupin.
The media has been falling over itself to push the story of Vice President Cheney telling the despicable Senator Patrick Leahy to F@#$ himself. In fact, the Washinton Post was even kind enough to print the word in full. Of course, they virtually ignored Senator Kerry's use of the same word in an earlier Rolling Stone interview. In fact, the Post story likely contains more coverage for Kerry's curse than it received originally. And when they referenced his use of it in this story, they did not literally spell it out as they did with the Vice President. The Post knows that this treatment makes Cheney's use seem worse than Kerry's, but, that is the media for you; all the Republican expletives that are fit to print.
Well to the Post, the rest of the mainstream media and Senator Leahy, I can only say, "F@#$ yourself!
Those of you that think that the insurgency in Iraq is not part of the global war against Islamist terroism need only to read this post by the Belmont Club. Clearly, foreign fighters are a major part of the force we are fighting in Iraq. So, dear readers, where do you want to fight them, in Iraq or in main street USA?
This is a tremendous post from The Green Side, a blog run by the father of Marine Major D.G. Bellon, who is currently in Iraq. Here Major Bellon talks about the backbone of the Marine Corps, the Sergeant. I challenge you to read this and not swell with pride, admiration and most of all, Respect. I urge all my readers to stop by The Green Side for a view of Iraq you will not find in most of the American media.
Islamic terrorists have now beheaded a third prisoner, this one a South Korean working in Iraq. While appearing on Hannity and Colmes last night, Senator Zell Miller of Georgia mentioned something that is on my mind and the minds of many others; Why is it that when these captives are beheaded, it is in the news for all of a day whereas the "atrocities" at Abu Ghraib continue to be the subject of newspaper headlines, including today's USA Today? Excellent question and a stirring indictment of our media.
Of course, many of us believe that the media perseverates on Abu Ghraib because they believe that it hurts President Bush's chances of re-election whereas the beheadings remind us why it is important to be resolute in the War on Terror, which helps President Bush.
Whatever the media's reasoning, it is not good enough. They are being incredibly irresponsible. Little wonder that more people are getting their news from Fox News and the Internet. Good riddance!