For any of you that think those we fight have not been studying us, think again. Unlike some on this side, al-Qaeda and others of their ilk, have studied us and learned some valuable lessons on how to influence the media and public opinion. Of course the MSM is more than willing to buy into all of this, take for example their overwhelming coverage of Abu Garhib and their Shockingly under coverage of the beheadings and murder of civilians by these same people. The word torture seems to make the dem/leftists, terrorist ass kissers and appeasers and the left leaning MSM salivate much like Pavlov's dogs, Amnesty International included. Who can forget saddam's attempt to get the usual suspects all worked up by bringing up the specter of Vietnam? Rowan Scarborough has some things to add in his column.
"In a raid on an al Qaeda cell in Manchester, British authorities seized al Qaeda's most extensive manual for how to wage war.Of course, these captured terrorists have a willing audience to make their unfounded charges to. The MSM is all too willing to take the word of a scumbag, murdering terrorist over that of nay that have captured or interrogated these scum. That is exactly what these murderous bastards want.
A directive lists one mission as "spreading rumors and writing statements that instigate people against the enemy."
If captured, the manual states, "At the beginning of the trial ... The brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security before the judge. Complain of mistreatment while in prison."
The handbook instructs commanders to make sure operatives, or "brothers," understand what to say if captured.
"Prior to executing an operation, the commander should instruct his soldiers on what to say if they are captured," the document says. "He should explain that more than once in order to ensure that they have assimilated it. They should, in turn, explain it back to the commander.""
" An example might have occurred in a Northern Virginia courtroom in February.The MSM and the usual leftists were all in a tizzy. When the doctor's reports were released, there was nary a word on this in the MSM and the usual suspects either went silent or into denial.
Ahmed Omar Abul Ali, accused of planning to assassinate President Bush, made an appearance in U.S. District Court and promptly told the judge that he had been tortured in Saudi Arabia, including a claim that his back had been whipped. He is accused of meeting there with a senior al Qaeda leader.
Days later, a U.S. attorney filed a court document saying physicians had examined Ali and "found no evidence of any physical mistreatment on the defendant's back or any other part of his body.""
There are those all too willing, such as Amnesty International and the ACLU, to press these false claims of these terrorists. Of course, the facts never entered into any of their reports or claims. - Sailor