Sunday, March 2, 2008

"We are Waiting for These Sardine Cans Packed with Crusaders to be Incinerated"

Franklin Lamb from Saida (lebanon): AlQaeda mujahedeen drooling over uncle Sam's flotilla;

...According to 'Ahmad', a boyish faced middle-aged veteran fighter who arrived from Iraq some months ago, and who would fit the caricature of 'an Al Qaeda inspired salafist mujahedeen' if ever the reader would bump into one, "The US Warships will not leave Lebanon's water until they are attacked and destroyed. They are coming to wage war against Lebanon on behalf of the Zionists", he explained.

A stunning blonde woman, 'Rena' who seemed more European than Arab and appeared to be some sort of military expert explained as though she was a Pentagon spokesperson:

"The US Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group based in Naples, Italy arrived in the 6th Fleet's operational area three days ago. They may join the Cole and we are expecting eventually six ships. The Cole was re-commissioned in April 2002 and had its first post-attack deployment in November 2003."

As this observer's eyes widened, Rena continued:

"We are watching their movements carefully. Besides the Nassau, the group includes a guided missile cruiser, two guided missile destroyers and two additional amphibious ships. The amphibious ships can carry thousands of Marines and can land on Lebanon's shores at almost any point along 120 kilometers."

"How do you know all this stuff?" this observer blathered.

2 comments:

Jeff Dexter said...

and her answer was??

I stumbled upon your blog via Foreign Policy Watch, good stuff here. I enjoyed the video, "Le Chef" a few posts below.

Salem said...

jeff, thanks.
here's the interesting sequel:
Her associate patiently explained, while serving yet more sweet tea:

"Our mujahedeen have learned much since we attacked the Cole in Aden in October of 2000. The Bush administration has learned nothing from history. Does Bush read? Does he know what happened when the US sent the marines and USS New Jersey in 1983? Does he think Lebanon forgets that it turned South Beirut and Mount Lebanon into rubble with 2,700 pound shells? We are waiting for these sardine cans packed with crusaders to be incinerated like the Merkavas in the July War. Let them come -- they will leave -- just like when Reagan sent them last time!"

http://www.counterpunch.org/lamb03012008.html