Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Is Someone Channelling Jimmy Carter?

From AOL news:

Attack Foiled at U.S. Embassy in Damascus
Three Militants, Syrian Security Officer Killed; Chinese Diplomat Among the Wounded

DAMASCUS, Syria (Sept. 12) -- Armed Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in a bold attack Tuesday using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said. Syrian security forces killed three of the attackers and no Americans were hurt.

The attackers apparently did not breach the high walls surrounding the white embassy compound in a diplomatic neighborhood of Damascus. But one of Syria's anti-terrorism forces was killed in the attack and at least 11 others were injured including a local embassy police officer, two Iraqis and seven workers at a nearby technical workshop, Syria's official news agency reported.

Witnesses also said the gunmen shouted "Allah Akbar," or "God is great," as they tried to throw hand grenades over the embassy compound's walls. It was not clear if any of the grenades made it over the walls, which are about 8 feet high.

Any questions?
Or does everyone understand now that "Allah Akbar" actually means "Murder, mayhem and misery for all mankind!"

Seriously- is everyone clear on this?

What else has to happen before people get it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But Islam is a religion of peace! And it's all America's fault for being there in the Middle East where we aren't wanted. And Carter was the greatest president ever! (Hey, I heard that last one from a professor. Hardest part of the interpreting assignment that I was on was not showing utter disgust or laughing - it was a tossup as to which I might be prone to do - while signing the man's talk.)

-The Soccer Mom

(I'm under Beta now, and I can't comment as myself on non-beta blogs until they add that little feature.)