Friday, January 26, 2007

Karbala Abduction

The AP via USA Today reports that US soldiers died after being abducted during a sneak attack:

The brazen assault, 50 miles south of Baghdad on Jan. 20, was conducted by nine to 12 militants posing as an American security team. They traveled in black GMC Suburban vehicles — the type used by U.S. government convoys — had American weapons, wore new U.S. military combat fatigues and spoke English.
This is disturbing, indeed. For those who don't believe that what is happening in Iraq is War or are so dulled due to media saturation and video game violence and so view the combat over there as US game-playing, these type of accounts challenge that notion.

I was struck by Michael Yon's latest post. A modern Hemingway, Yon's description of the tense, anxious waiting-to-battle feel will bring you right into the heart of the fight.

As an aside, the AP's report about the abductions I tried to verify elsewhere. I don't have the contacts that some bloggers have, but color me skeptical about all AP reporting these days.

And that, in a nutshell, is the problem with the MSM slanting, lying, omitting and putting forth garbage from dubious sources: no thinking person believes them anymore.