Friday, August 13, 2004

More "Freedom Fighting"

Here's how the vaunted anti-imperialists are fighting back against the evil American oppressor: by kidnapping journalists:

Insurgents today threatened to kill a British journalist who was kidnapped in Basra if US forces do not pull out of the holy Iraqi city of Najaf within the next 24 hours.

James Brandon, a 23-year-old freelancer for the Sunday Telegraph, was kidnapped at gunpoint overnight by a group of up to 30 men, some dressed as police officers, who stormed his Basra hotel room.
There isn't a chance in hell that this kidnapping will achieve its stated objective, but what these "militants" have managed to achieve is to show even more clearly how delusional those amongst us who are rooting for them as "minutemen" happen to be.