February 02, 2005

Call Me Crazy

I was reading this "what the hell were they thinking post" of Froggy's about the recent abduction of G.I. Joe by the terrorists when something again occured to me:

So far, the whole thing has been attributed to either desparate insurgents, dumb-ass insurgent sympathizers or else smart-ass kid hoaxers. But what if this was a job pulled off by our own Psy-Ops people? Think about it - what if we set up a hoax that was guaranteed to be seen right through and to make the insurgents look utterly ridiculous at the same time the Iraqis were basking in the glow of their first election? As I understand it, "taunting," while a flag-throwing penalty in the NFL, is a perfectly legitimate weapon of war that we've used before in Iraq with great success.

I like to think that's what's going on here. To me, such an operation would be a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

Posted by Robert at February 2, 2005 01:50 PM

Plus the Psy-Ops people get bonus points for spanking the AP.

Posted by: KBiel at February 2, 2005 02:29 PM

OK, you're crazy, but what does that have to do with this post?

Posted by: Brian B at February 2, 2005 04:10 PM

Do you really think we are that clever? I don't (sorry to say)

Posted by: babs at February 2, 2005 04:10 PM

Too clever by half. Mossad might've thought it up, but then I'm sure they talked about it over a bottle of Manischewitz and said "Nah, let's just kill 'em."

Posted by: The Colossus at February 2, 2005 08:01 PM

But then they'd have to somehow know that the media would take the bait. Who could predict that they would be sufficiently biased and gullible?


Never mind.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 2, 2005 09:33 PM
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