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Friday, August 3, 2007

The Retardedness of al-Qaeda.


“The terrorists shot my brother…then they stole him from the hospital..they killed him in Sarai…they cut open his stomach…they put bombs inside him…I’m not sure how many, but a lot…they put his body in the roundabout…my father went to pick him up…they blew up my father, and then they beheaded him.”

Update: Armed U.S. robots patrol in Iraq. It's urban warfare, baby. Blurb: " Robots have been roaming the streets of Iraq, since shortly after the war began. Now, for the first time -- the first time in any warzone -- the machines are carrying guns. After years of development, three "special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system" (SWORDS) robots have deployed to Iraq, armed with M249 machine guns. The 'bots "haven't fired their weapons yet," Michael Zecca, the SWORDS program manager, tells DANGER ROOM. "But that'll be happening soon." (More?)

Update: Iraqis get a taste of American brands. Blurb: When Steve Yelda, a 17-year-old Iraqi high school student, visits the Al-Ameer market, he heads straight for the Pringles display case. "The taste," Yelda said, "is incredible."

Update: From CBS: Pakistani protesters burn a U.S. flag to condemn U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama's remarks, Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan criticized Obama for saying that, if elected, he might order unilateral military strikes inside this Islamic nation to root out terrorists.

Update: Yahoo News: The State Department has a message for White House candidates wanting to expound on sensitive diplomatic issues: Shut up. ...At the State Department, diplomats fear that Tancredo's remarks, coupled with those of Obama and Clinton, will be seen as a broader trend of animosity by U.S. politicians to Muslims, especially in Pakistan, officials said.
In 1979, rumors that Israel was going to bomb Mecca and Medina led to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in European publications prompted violent protests two years ago.