ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Sunday, November 20, 2005

*Crickets Chirping*

at least, that's all I've heard about this news item (that didn't even take top billing on Drudge):

The Elaph Arab media website reported on Sunday that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror group, may have been killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The unconfirmed report claimed that the explosions occurred while coalition forces surrounded the house in which al-Zarqawi was hiding. American and Iraqi forces are looking into the report.

Let's all hope that we got him...

In related news, it's been quite some time since we've heard any communication from Osama himself... some think that he may have perised in the Pakistani_earthquake.

*** UPDATE ***
Ok, so the Zarqawi story has seen some airtime... and this statement from Frederick Jones isn't too promising:
In Beijing, China, a stop on President Bush's trip to Asia, National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones discounted the prospect of al-Zarqawi's death.

"The report is highly unlikely and not credible," he said.

But, if we have to believe every unfounded story ever aired on Al Jazeera, why can't we believe this story from Elaph Arab?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler