Friday, February 04, 2005

Why no MSM stories on this?

There are reports appearing all over the blogosphere about the Iraqi terrorists kidnapping retarded Iraqis and using them as bomb delivery mechanisms. The first mention of this I saw is over at Iraq The Model and now this report is being followed up by other bloggers.

Also another interesting story involves a table-turn on the terrorists. Tim Blair blogs thusly: "The ABC's [Australian Broadcast Company] Mark Willacy reports that Iraqi villagers are re-enacting The Magnificent Seven:"

Iraqi police have investigated a case in the village of al-Mudhariya, which is just south of Baghdad. The villagers there say that before the election insurgents came and warned them that if they voted in last weekend's election, they would pay.

Now the people of this mixed village of Sunni and Shia Muslims, they ignored the threat and they did turn out to vote.

We understand that last night the insurgents came back to punish the people of al-Mudhariya, but instead of metering out that punishment the villagers fought back and they killed five of the insurgents and wounded eight. They then burnt the insurgents' car. So the people of that village have certainly had enough of the insurgents.

Both stories are very interesting but IMO the latter one is more significant (think First-Former-F & Last-Latter-L) because it shows Iraqis are now standing up to the terrorists.

So we have terrorists who now use retarded individuals to do their dirty work and Iraqi citizens willing to take on the terrorists. This is good news for Iraq's future.

The Command Post reports on other similar stories of the terrorists using the retarded to do the work they are too afraid to do.

Of course if the MSM gets a hold of either story they will probably report on it as if both are signs of insurgent strength. For instance the NYT may headline "Even the retarded are helping the insurgents!" and the other headline could be: "Iraq: Not enough police, vigilante-ism runs rampant!".

The dogs bark but the caravan moves on!