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Ann Frank of Mesopotamia

Ann Frank, like Abu Tariq, would not have belonged to al-Qaida-in-the-Land-of-Two-Rivers eitherThe DoD CENTCOM PR Department reports having recovered the diary of an al-Qaeda leader (now killed). In it, he despairs the surge is working. Gosh, they think they can embed the insurgent dead?

In addition to cursing the usual scoundrels, sectarians and nonbelievers, the journal keeper complains about CLCs, or Concerned Local Citizens, who are taking up arms against them. We are to believe, I suppose, the terrorists share our own DoD’s predilection for acronyms, last year’s Awakening Forces having fallen from favor.

Is there a Western equivalent to al-Qaeda? Several? Beside state sponsored terror. For terrorism outreach, would CIA black-ops qualify? What about Blackwater? You know, an unaffiliated privately funded force, tasked with wreaking havoc, maintaining security, but the offensive variety. Successful American commando operations are generally kept under wraps. Probably the most notorious western covert agency would be the Mossad, the long retaliatory arm of the Israeli secret service.

The closest al-Qaeda comes to being identified with a nationality would be Afghanistan. The US retaliated against Afghanistan for the assumed al-Qaeda connection to 9/11. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda sprung from mujahideen, Afghan resistance groups which fought against the Soviet invaders for the Taliban Islamist extremists.

The American occupiers in Iraq claim they are up against al-Qaeda in Iraq (our translation for al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia). That must be an insulting prospect to Iraqis who have reason and drive enough to mount their own insurgency. When US military spokesmen assure us that al-Qaeda is unpopular with Iraqis, it cannot fail but to be proved true. Otherwise the elusive terror network is conveniently like Harvey the [invisible] pink elephant. If the veracity of those doing the telling is beyond question, Harvey is everything they say, and being invisible, you wouldn’t be expected to see him.

If America was invaded, and our valiant citizens mounted a desperate insurgency, wouldn’t we find it odd to have our occupiers keep claiming they were fighting the Mossad? Or the-Mossad in America, or the-Mossad in the Land Between Two Oceans.

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  1. ‘The Sons of Iraq’ or ‘Concerned Local Citizens’ are the names the Pentagon has given to their own organized death squad terrorists which are under their command.

    Imagine, a group of dimwit US citizens calling their Iraqi hounds… ‘Sons of Iran’? These squads of local terrorists on the Pentagon payroll are directed by American military assholes who can speak a word or two of Arabic, at the most.

    When these assholes come back into the US they will be wanting to be called heroes and will be playing others up to get sympathy for any aches and pains they might have. They might even claim to have Post Traumatic Syndrome, etc.

    Torturer and Terrorist Manager, it’s a job position open always with the US Army and other units of the Pentagon. We even seem to have one of these ‘retired’ manager dudes (an operative in Turkey) who hangs around the Justice and Peace group, because others want to keep dialog open with The Man. Blow Back even into the gut insides of pro-Peace organizations is what it is.

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