This will hurt al-Zaqarwi




 
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May 5th, 2006  
Lord Londonderry
 

Topic: This will hurt al-Zaqarwi


The Americans are now onto a winning tactic in the fight against al-Zarqawi.


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/05/wo...rtner=homepage

What do people think?
May 5th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
That's pretty funny, but i think that despising 80% of the nation's population probably hurts him more. 20% kurds and 60% shi'ites, not exactly a popular figure outside of the arab sunnis.
May 5th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Well sense of honor and dignity is much felt in the Arab culture. Mocking someone is the best thing to do if you want to brand him "ridiculous" for the rest of his life. Hope this video will become popular in the country.
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May 7th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Watch the video here: http://www.ogrish.com/archives/us_re...y_05_2006.html

While it is true that he seems to have trouble operating the machine gun (which I think was a M249 SAW, can anyone confirm/deny this?) and is assisted by a comrade, the "fact" that one drops the gun after grabbing it by the hot barrel is made up. You see one handing the gun to another, who then seems to almost drop it.
May 7th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
On BBC world news an iraqi news worker commented that even though zarqawi might look like a buffoon in those videos, the USA has trumped up his status of shaking up the insurgency too much. So basically many iraqis could look at the new tape, thinks it's funny but might not be convinced that zarqawi has lost his clout. Mainly due to the reputation the US army gave him over the years. I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
May 7th, 2006  
Locke
 
 
isn't he more of a planner and thinker/orderer than a do'er? its the minions that are getting themselves killed and are killing,

laughing at him will do very little, it might make you feel good, but i bet he doesnt give a damn
May 8th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
Mohmar, yeah, that's an M-249 SAW. That's pretty funny- he didn't think to clear the chamber and hit the forward release.
May 8th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locke
laughing at him will do very little, it might make you feel good, but i bet he doesnt give a damn
Actually, it does a lot. Over there, that's about the worst thing you can do.
May 8th, 2006  
Maytime
 
 
It may be funny to watch him bumble around, but what isn't funny is where he and his cohorts got those US weapons. It sickens me to think of those grubby bastards taking the weapons off of my dead brothers.
May 8th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
That is very silly. I couldnt help laughing for couple of minutes when I first saw this on CNN's situation room last week