Thursday, July 15, 2010
JIhadi Terror Monkeys
I told you Spot was next! I predicted that an Al-Qaeda puppy wave would soon descend on us in a previous post. I got it slightly wrong however, as it's not dogs but now monkeys who are aiding Al-Qaeda. I am not sure what kind of disinfo, psy-op, or just plain stupid propaganda this is. Perhaps it is satire from the chinese? The War on Terror has surpassed all levels of the absurd so it is hard to tell when they might be actually being sarcastic.
From The Atlantic Wire
The People's Daily, a newspaper produced by China's ruling communist party, has either been hilariously pranked or has out-reported every news outlet in Afghanistan to secure the scoop of the century. The outlet today reports that the Taliban in Afghanistan is "training monkeys to use weapons to attack American troops." After 16 years of war and nine years of battling the U.S., the Islamist insurgents have decided to arm monkeys with "AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan."
The Chinese author, who apparently believes that PETA is more influential than the 31 percent of Americans who oppose the Afghan war, tries to explain what's happening. "Analysts believe that apart from using 'monkey killers' to attack the American troops, the Taliban also sought to arouse Western animal protectionists to pressure their governments to withdraw troops from Afghanistan..."
The National Terror Alert also is covering the Jihadi Terror Monkeys, where they quote NATO as reassuring us that "absolutely nothing [ ] leads us to believe that this tale could be even remotely based in reality."
And now for the video also from the Atlantic Wire.