Thursday, June 08, 2006

Zarqawi's Demise

It was good news this morning when the demise of the unlamented terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi from a number of 500 pound bombs was announced. I was intrigued by the timing. On June 7 (yesterday) the Strategy Page had a piece commenting on the growing rift between Zarqawi and al Qaeda. He was becoming a loose cannon that was causing more problems then he solved. They concluded:

"Given that Zarqawi has become a loose cannon and that his actions are handicapping Al Qaeda's efforts, it seems reasonable to expect that an accident may befall him at some point in the near future. If handled right it can be made to look like he went out in a blaze of glory fighting American troops or that he was foully murdered. Either way, al Qaeda gets rid of a problem and gains another "martyr."

The he dies and one the New York times webpage this afternoon is a story that the information that led to Zarqawi's demise came from within his organization.

Could these things be a coincidence or is it all a plot by Karl Rove? Only time will tell.

Keith Olberman led off on Countdown yesterday with my point. I must have been precient.


Blogger Special Forces Alpha Geek said...

Not only is the truth stranger than you know, the truth is stranger than you can know - since you're not cleared for it.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Mental Meanderings said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah. That what all high speed, low drag spec ops guys say. :)

6:57 AM  

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