Friday, June 18, 2004

Terror Group beheads US hostage; al Queda group endorses Bush (NOT HUMOR)

Saudi terror group says it has beheaded the US hostage it was holding (Reuters article.

In other news, the group said it was backing Bush for US President in November. (No, not really, but war mongers are good for one another. See my earlier spoof and Counterspin-centrals' graphic spoof.

If Australia's ABC news service's March 18th article can be believed, an al-Queda group in Spain has actually endorsed Bush! (See ABC article and additional article).

In claiming responsibility for the Madrid train attacks, the Muhammed Atef group stated it desired to Bush to win in November because it was not possible to find a leader "more foolish than you [Bush], who deals with matters by force rather than with wisdom". "Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilisation".

It is not clear how much vetting ABC or the other news services did on the statement, which immediately followed the Madrid train attacks, but there is no evidence to suggest its contents were ever disputed by Al Queda.

It looks like my earlier spoof of an Al Queda threat may not have been a spoof at all -- they really are telling their followers they want to see Bush re-elected.