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Tuesday, May 31, 2005
 
Terrorist Thugs Trained To Lie
by Cordeiro
Well, there's a surprise. I think I'm gonna have a heart attack and die from not surprise.

Why is it that the MSM puts so much confidence and credibility in the statements and claims made by terrorist thugs? No, I'm not going to call them "detainees". I'm not going to call them "insurgents". Words mean things, and I prefer to use definitions that are more, well, definitive.

I could use other terms, but this is a PG blog.

Every single time a terrorist thug says he was "mistreated", "abused", "tortured", or "broke a nail", the MSM trumpets the charges (verified or not, credible or not, and most importantly, true or not) from the rooftops.

Every single time, the MSM takes the position that America is the offending party and we, the news consumers, should be more sensitive to the feelings of the terrorist thugs.

Well, dear reader, here's a news flash for you. al Qaeda knows this.

In a raid on an al Qaeda cell in Manchester, British authorities seized al Qaeda's most extensive manual for how to wage war. The manual contains several directives instructing terrorist thugs what to do if captured. Here are some highlights.

If captured, the manual states, "At the beginning of the trial ... the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security before the judge. Complain of mistreatment while in prison."

One of the mission detailed in the manual is the "spreading rumors and writing statements that instigate people against the enemy."
The point is, dear reader, these terrorist thugs are trained in how to use the MSM. They know what gets headlines. al Qaeda learned the same lesson the Viet Cong learned over three decades ago.

My point? Consider the source of the allegations - unless you're a Newsweek editor in which case said consideration might cause uncomfortable enlightenment. A terrorist thug is a terrorist thug. His duty is to create confusion and panic. The terrorist thugs at Gitmo and elsewhere no longer have actual weapons to fulfill their mission. They have no planes to use as improvised cruise missiles.

What now is their weapon of choice? A willing and undisciplined MSM hell bent on quick ratings and cheap headlines rather than actually doing its collective job.

Here endeth the lesson.
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