Other Takes on Zarqawi’s Death



  1. Dr Victorino de la Vega · · Reply

    This whole Zarqawi circus is hard to believe…Maybe that’s just because, as the father of modern American-Israeli pseudo-scientific thought* once said:“plausibility is a great virtue in a scenario, one should, subject to other considerations, try to achieve it. But it is important not to limit oneself to the most plausible, conventional, or probable situations and behavior. History is likely to write scenarios that most observers would find implausible not only prospectively but sometimes, even, in retrospect. Many sequences of events seem plausible now only because they have actually occurred; a man who knew no history might not believe any. Future events may not be drawn from the restricted list of those we have learned are possible; we should expect to go on being surprised”* Herman Kahn (1922 – 1983)“Herman Kahn was a giant. He boldly confronted public issues with creativity and the conviction, in his case correct, that thought and analysis could help make ours a better world”Donald H. Rumsfeld (German war criminal)

  2. bashir · · Reply

    Informative as usual. Thanks Dr Vic, and yes we will go on being surprised.

  3. Pierre/Candide's Notebooks · · Reply

    So this morning I wake up thinking the world has the right to be off its rockers–it’s the first day of the world cup, everyone is a bit edgy and nutty, but THIS? The New York Times, ya khaye, has given the Zarqawi story a six-coulmn banner headline, huge photo, analyses, the works, as if OBL himself had been caught in a butterfly net and brought back to Pennsylvania Avenue for a parade. This is not just weird, not just an overreaction. It’s indicative of a pathological desperation on the part of the American psyche for claiming ANYTHING that may resemble a victory. Of course a lot of this has to do with the Bushies playing up the story as one big easy way to counter the president’s dismal approval rating. And the media, even the mighty Times, fell for it head over ass, pardon my Peruvian.

  4. Pierre-Marie · · Reply

    Congratulations for your blog.I really enjoy it.I love Lebanon, this country is really interesting about its complexity,its culture.For me Zarkawi was simply a criminal.

  5. Bashir · · Reply

    Pierre/Candide’s: thanks for passing by. I wonder what will happen in the US if OBL is captured. Rumors around here: he is already dead. Bush is just waiting for the right moment to announce it.Pierre-Marie: thanks for your kind words. I agree with you that Zirkawi was a criminal. Rumors around here: he was the making of US, yesterday, news analysis in one prominant local paper depicted Zirkawi’s death as: US killing its own children. BTW, is the following the link to your blog:[ http://mediterraneanunion.blogspot.com/ ] because the link you typed above seems to be misspelled

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