Monday, July 28, 2003

(NOT SO) HIDDEN AGENDA

"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly.

It's simple. We've pissed off every terrorist in the world by storming Iraq and taking control of the country just months after doing the same in Afghanistan, and we've put so much pressure on the Iranians, Syrians and Saudis that they're arresting and killing terrorists operating in their countries. And, horror of horrors, the Palestinian Authority is trying to negotiate a peace with the Jews.

So if you're a self-respecting terrorist, you're pissed. And you want to kill some infidels. What to do? You go to Iraq, where else? And there's mounting evidence this started to happen even before we invaded. I remember Oliver North, as an "embedded" reporter, saying that his unit had captured "irregulars" who turned out to be Syrian, Lebanese, Iranian, etc., etc.

Now, the US is finally admitting this. Shouldn't we be concerned?

No way. Call it the terrorist version of the "Wild Weasel" strategy. If you remember, the Wild Weasels were a response to the SAM (surface-to-air missile) problem we had over North Viet Nam. Weasels were outfitted with radar detection devices that would "see" a radar site and fire a missle back at it. The idea was to draw out the enemy, but shoot them before they had a chance to shoot you.

In Iraq, we've done everything short of taking out ads on al Jazeera saying "your mother sleeps with Americans" in an effort to get these nutjobs to come to Iraq to try to kill someone. As we gain greater control over the country, finding and killing these "imports" will become easier and easier.


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