When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

June 15, 2004

Is This One For The Irony Files?

Bravo Romeo Delta

Y'all remember the BBC guy, Frank Gardner, who got hisself shot full of bullets in Saudi, and pleaded for help by repeating, in fluent Arabic, "I'm Muslim, help me. I'm Muslim." The guy is just out of a coma and is about to undergo surgery.

Well, he's also the guy who managed the ever-popular turn of phrase in a previous report : "how the Pentagon was fighting its so-called 'war on terror'".

(Courtesy Man Sized Target - the link has been blogspotted so look for the 6/9 entry "Dance With Who Brung Ya")

Couple of things that go into the calculation that bear mentioning:

First, actually read the BBC article. Don't throw out the baby with the BBC.

Second, Gardner, 42, is married and has two young daughters.

All in all, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at June 15, 2004 12:47 AM

Retaliatiory Launches

I think the translation is wrong. It should've read, "I am a so-called 'Muslim', help me."

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at June 15, 2004 04:16 PM

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