[lit-ideas] Re: See SAW

Why is this an issue that should capture public
attention ? O.K.

--- Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> What didn't get much press here in the US is that 
> Zarqawi was wielding a SAW in his video. (Squad 
> Automatic Weapon, aka M249 Light Machine Gun.) The 
> hidden message was that he had captured some US 
> squad leader's weapon.
> 
> What probably didn't get much press in the Arab 
> world is that Zarqawi and his friends were klutzy 
> in handling the weapon. Probably too much for him 
> and for them.
> 
> 
> 
>
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2006-05-04T151733Z_01_IBO453084_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-ZARQAWI.xml&src=050406_1315_ARTICLE_PROMO_also_on_reuters
> 
> BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on 
> Thursday it was close to capturing the leader of 
> al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, after 
> discovering documents and the unedited copy of a 
> video he released last week.
> 
> ....the unedited video showing Zarqawi, wearing 
> New Balance running shoes, struggling to handle 
> the machine gun he was shown firing in the version 
> posted on the Internet and aired on television.
> 
> Another clip appears to show his aides grabbing 
> the gun's hot muzzle and fumbling with it after he 
> had finished.
> 
>
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