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08 June 2006 Blog Home : June 2006 : Permalink

Explosion of Revenge

The BBC joins all the other news sites around the world in reporting the death of Al-Zarqawi in an explosion last night. Funnily enough though they seem determinied to find the cloud to this silver lining:

His death does not mean either the Islamist al-Qaeda elements or nationalist fighters will give up, says the BBC News website's world affairs correspondent, Paul Reynolds.

Indeed his removal might well bring about an explosion of revenge by his followers, he adds.

So let me get this straight, according to the BBC there could be zillions of Zarqawi followers who will kill indiscriminately in revenge for his death in ways that they haven't been doing up to now? It is only near the bottom that we get a hint that just maybe Iraqis weren't madly enamoured with the Zarqman and his Al Qaida:

Mr Maliki said intelligence from Iraqi people had helped track down Zarqawi, who had a $25m price on his head - the same bounty as that offered by the US for al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

"What happened today is a result of co-operation for which we have been asking from our masses and the citizens of our country," he said.

How many other news sites will make the same spin I wonder?

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