Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Tale of Two Strategies

Bill Roggio reports. Al-Qaeda continues to launch headline-grabbing attacks against civilian targets and installations while the Coalition hits back by capturing leaders and al-Qaeda cells. Meanwhile, Coalition forces continue to split the Sunni insurgency and ready to move into the "belts" surrounding Baghdad.

Nothing follows.


Blogger Doug said...

'Two feet and a lot of skin'

Asia Times

But such morbid celebrations for the departed do not necessarily soothe the hearts of relatives.

A religious leader in Khost recounts the story of an Afghan father in Waziristan.
He had just sent his son off to a madrassa and left to work in Saudi Arabia to support the family.
When he returned, he asked the mullah at the madrassa how his son had done in school. The mullah said,

"He has done so well that he has been sent to heaven."

The father collapsed and began to pull out his hair.

Philip Smucker is the author of
Al-Qaeda's Great Escape:
The Military and the Media on Terror's Trail (2004).

6/12/2007 06:03:00 PM  

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