June 12, 2006

Coming Soon: Bin Laden Never Existed

I've long thought that the mental acuity of the average leftist was highly retarded by a wall of anti-Bush agi-prop (hence the tagline, "liberalism is a persistent vegetative state"), but even still, I was blown away by the blatant paranoia, open delusions, and thinly-veiled hatred of American soldiers manifested on liberal blog Talk Left, regarding the killing of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Starting on Saturday and continuing again Sunday, Talk Left posters began working themselves into a lather over a claim made by an anonymous Iraqi to the Associated Press that U.S. soldiers beat al-Zarqawi to death after his safehouse was hit by two 500-pound bombs.

The claim:

The Iraqi, identified only as Mohammed, said he lives near the house where al-Zarqawi was killed. He said residents put a bearded man in an ambulance before U.S. forces arrived.

"When the Americans arrived they took him out of the ambulance, they beat him on his stomach and wrapped his head with his dishdasha, then they stomped on his stomach and his chest until he died and blood came out of his nose," Mohammed said, without saying how he knew the man was dead.

A dishdasha is a traditional Arab robe.

A similar account in The Washington Post identified the man as Ahmed Mohammed.
No other witnesses have come forward to corroborate the account. U.S. officials have only said al-Zarqawi mumbled and tried to roll off a stretcher before dying.

Now, by even applying basic reasoning skills to Mohamed's claim, one would have to ask how "Mohammed" could see blood flow out of al-Zarqawi's nose with his robe wrapped around his head, but that was easily bypassed by this top liberal blog, which was quick to label al-Zarqawi's killing an act of terrorism by the American military:

Killing Zarqawi and three women in the house with him was not an act of war. It was an act of retaliatory terrorism. By our government. And I don't want it to be in my name.

So according to Jeralyn Merritt, founder of Talk Left, killing a major terrorist is itself an act of terrorism.

The comment left me speechless over the weekend; I could not find a way to adequately explain the moral vacuousness and depraved indifference to reality needed to make such an incredibly stupid comment, and mean it.

But several of Jeralyn's regulars were ready to go beyond her labeling of American soldiers as terrorists, and seemed to float the theory that al-Zarqawi never even really existed at all:

The whole story is so unbelievable to begin with that the AP story only adds to the confusion.

al-Zarqawi has been a psy/ops character made for the American audience since Powell pointed to him as proof aq[sic] was in Iraq.

Why would the last chapter, his death, be any less fictional. With the US military controlling the narrative, anything is possible.

Some where willing to grant the possibility that he existed, but weren't convinced he was a terrorist :

The whole thing is bull. Whatever killed the man, it was not a 500-pound bomb. We know that's a lie, because the building was vaporized and the guy supposedly inside came out looking like he had been slapped by a high-school freshman. Then he died, with hardly a mark on him. Sure would like to see the autopsy report.

It seems that a lot of people are willing to take the word of people who have been wrong about EVERYTHING SO FAR that he was a terrorist, and that his role was important.

That was Saturday.

Sunday's post was even more discombobulated, with Merritt and her supporters apparently convinced that a delay in releasing the autopsy until DNA confirmation was complete as evidence of some sort of a cover-up, with the "discovery" of a second (predictably) anonymous source all the proof they required that al-Zarqawi's death was the result of a brutal beating of an injured man by American soldiers.

It's just heart-warming isn't it? Jeralyn and her followers find it far easier to believe that American soldiers are mindless thugs that would beat a wounded man on a stretcher to death, that believe he actually died as a result of two 500-lb. precision-guided bombs.

Of course, that depends on the silly assumption of those of us outside the "reality-based community" have that al-Zarqawi actually existed. Talk Lefter's don't seem convinced.

From Jade:

All the national and international media reported for the last two years that Zarqawi had one leg. They even told when and how he lost it. The quote often was "how hard is it to find a one legged man in Iraq".

Then we see a video of a two legged Zarqawi and a corpse of a two legged Zarqawi, how did that miracle of science happen?

From Aaron, the "more than one al-Zarqawi" theory:

While the DNA and the fingerprints may prove that this is indeed the terrorist we've come to know as Zarqawi, there does seem to be a lot of conflicting accounts, there may actually be a number of people using this moniker.


The more you look at this nice neat little package which has been provided for us since day one, with the Jordanian government immediately stepping forward, and everyone revealing their intelligence sources, that's the moment you know to open your eyes wide, and listen very carefully. Far from being a coordinated attack it looks more and more like they just got lucky even with the help of Al Qaeda, and were able to call in a couple of planes which were on routine patrol. Beware of nice neat little packages when examining such counterintelligence scenarios.

And last but not least, Furillo:

I don't believe a word of what Gen. Casey Said.

Zarqawi never existed. At least the terrorist one.

It's all propoganda. Since when does a sullen Gen. Casey have to confirm what some already know is to use to press to brainwash and bombard us with dogma and story telling.

You see folks? al-Zarqawi never existed. Nick Berg sawed off his own head. That half-hour propaganda video so beloved by CNN's Jamie McIntyre was likely filmed on the same set as the faked Apollo moon landings. It all fits… at least when you're having fits.

Sadly, Jeralyn Merritt and her posters are not that atypical of the average "netroots progressive" that feel that our present U.S. government is the single greatest source of evil on this planet, and that terrorists such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden are just props created by President Bush "to further the neocon agenda."

Can you imagine the looks they would have received in World War II?

I wonder what would have happened to people of this ilk during World War II as they tried to tell other Americans of a conspiracy cooked up by FDR to make his friends in the military-industrial complex filthy rich by creating a pawn called Benito Mussolini. Mussolini of course didn't really exist, since they never did find conclusive enough proof that the body recovered after he was reported killed was really a fascist dictator at all.

Back then, they'd be off to a rubber-padded room for electroshock treatments. Today, they run for office as Democrats.

Merritt and her fellow partisans ask us to believe their current insanity is a self-evident truth. Even the release of the autopsy showing al-Zarqawi was killed by the blast overpressure of the bombs will not be enough to convince them.

Based upon their easy dismissal of al-Zarqawi as a fictional character, one can only assume that from their enlightened perspective, Osama bin Laden is but a figment of our imagination as well.

Silly, silly us.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 12, 2006 12:09 PM | TrackBack

Yeah, and these are the jackasses that will lead the Democratic party to victory in 2008; these are the moral & intellectual bankrupts attending the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas (making me wish Elvis' fat angry ghost had walked the halls and kicked butt in the pre dawn hours) to whom a pack of Democrat pols (including the Southern hope Mark Warner) went to play suck up and kiss up; these are the progressive gonna win back the country from evil Bushco. My ass.

Posted by: Zhombre at June 12, 2006 02:00 PM

It doesn't matter how nuts they get, they always seem to be able to outdo themselves. It's almost like we aren't even speaking the same language. And their language is a constantly shifting set of rules.

Mark my words. ONE MONTH and there will be people saying that Bush declared this war over with the death of Zarqawi.

Posted by: Tony B at June 12, 2006 05:47 PM

Not so long ago, when a person exhibited delusional behavior, he/she was committed to a state "institution” (asylum). Today they become card carrying members of the DNC and eventually assume positions of leadership within the party. Bush Derangement Syndrome doesn't begin to adequately describe the nature of derangement of these people.

Note to self: buy aluminum foil company stocks!

Posted by: Old Soldier at June 12, 2006 07:58 PM

I was so amazed about Merritt's talk left article. While very far left, usually she doesn't just fabricate things out of thin air like this - usually she spins the heck out of things, but is at times coherent. But she just made stuff up this time and I think it shows how far things are slipping on that side. Every "Scandal du Jour" they have dreamed up in the past few years is coming apart at the seams; literally crumbling around them. Desparation is setting in and Merritt and her followers are panic-stricken. They are starting to see that all the trouble they have tried to whip up is going to cost them this fall. I think the best we can hope for is that KOS gets behind and supports lots and lots of dem candidates....LOL

Posted by: Specter at June 13, 2006 07:34 AM

Never discount the testimony of the eyewitnesses. Like the guy that was telling the news crews that there were no adult males in the house only women and children "many, many children." And that it had not been bombed. Instead the house had been surrounded by US military and they had placed explosives in it and killed all the women and children.

In a flashback scenerio to Bagdad Bob - while the guy is telling this heart rending story, the bodies of several males are carried past in the background.

Posted by: Jim at June 16, 2006 03:33 AM