Saturday, May 06, 2006

New York Times Sympathizes With Terrorist

So much for the New York Times even attempting to be "objective." Democrat "journalist" C. J. Chivers feels sorry for head chopper Zarqawi because we made fun of his inability to fire a machine gun.

An effort by the American military to discredit the terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi by showing video outtakes of him fumbling with a machine gun — suggesting that he lacks real fighting skill — was questioned yesterday by retired and active American military officers.

The American military, which said it captured the videotapes in a recent raid, released selected outtakes in an effort to undermine Mr. Zarqawi's image as leader of the Council of Holy Warriors, formerly Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, and suggested that his fighting talents and experience were less than his propaganda portrays. But several veterans of wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as active-duty officers, said in telephone interviews yesterday that the clips of Mr. Zarqawi's supposed martial incompetence were unconvincing.

An active-duty Special Forces colonel who served in Iraq also said that what the video showed actually had little relationship to Mr. Zarqawi's level of terrorist skill. "Looking at the video, I enjoy it; I like that he looks kind of goofy," said the Special Forces officer, who was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on military matters. "But as a military guy, I shrug my shoulders and say: 'Of course he doesn't know how to use it. It's our gun.' He doesn't look as stupid as they said he looks."

I don't believe for a minute that there is any "active-duty Special Forces colonel" that the Times interviewed. This is nothing more than the "journalists" own opinion. I'd lay 10-1 odds that the "journalist" made this entire part up. If you're not going to name your source then to me there is no source.

One thing is for sure, the Times has at least admitted to rooting for the enemy. The democrats in the press will do anything which includes conspiring with al Qaeda to gain back power. God help us all if they ever regain that power.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupidity still rules at New York Times. Jane

May 07, 2006 9:26 PM  

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