24 February 2008

That Mortar Attack and Disinformation in the Media

Take with a grain of salt

I normally don't discuss much about the Green Zone due to OPSEC considerations. But this recent mortar attack has been making a run in the media, and by the tone of the reporting you'd think it was Tet '08 or something. Huffington Post commenters were virtually masturbating with bloodlust as this meant the demise of the Bush administration's stronghold. Fox News decided to air some file footage that looked like a cross between battle damage from a truck bomb followed by a cat-5 hurricane (I have no idea where this footage came from). I remain in my normal zombie-like state and realize that this was probably the handiwork of a bunch of thugs and not part of a large-scale offensive.

Now for a little gallows humor, I'm assuming that this was NOT the work of Mr. Sadr's people, rather a rogue cell. But in case someone didn't get the memo on the ceasefire, I've solicited the help of Bill Lumbergh of Office Space acclaim to get the message out.


David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 02/25/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

Flag Gazer said...

Disinformation - Media
hum.... ya think???!!!!