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Headlines great cnn article with translation

morelos

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from http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/25/iraq.main/index.html

Headline: "Fallujah strike just missed al-Zarqawi"
Sub-Title: "Interim Iraqi ministers issue tough warnings to insurgents"

Summary: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A coalition strike Friday in Fallujah might have come close to killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born Islamic militant believed to have ties to al Qaeda, a senior Defense Department official said."

Read the link for the full text; i'm not going to bore you with it. but please at least skim it before you read my translation. it will make more sense that way.

Translation: "We think we may have almost killed this guy we consider to be a top threat. What we know we did was killed between 20 and 25 people, and we don't know how many of those (at least one) were innocent civilians. We are trying to put a positive spin on this. Buy it, please."

It's a WMD: Weapon of Mass Distraction (tm somebody or other).

Listen to this language and sort through all the suppositions. It's actually comical, and it was brought to you by CNN, America's Choice News Network..

article said:
The man they saw fall to the ground "wasn't wearing a name tag," but they believe it may have been al-Zarqawi...

As many as 15,000 troops could be deployed to Iraq if the insurgency continues to intensify, CNN has learned. About 140,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq...
the whole article basically just says "we missed, innocent people were killed, we're gonna try to put a positive spin on it with a lot of 'maybes' and follow up with more troops which will inevitably lead to more deaths on both sides."

what do you guys think about this article?

~ dan ~
 

voiceofreason

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morelos said:
from http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/25/iraq.main/index.html

Headline: "Fallujah strike just missed al-Zarqawi"
Sub-Title: "Interim Iraqi ministers issue tough warnings to insurgents"

Summary: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A coalition strike Friday in Fallujah might have come close to killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born Islamic militant believed to have ties to al Qaeda, a senior Defense Department official said."

Read the link for the full text; i'm not going to bore you with it. but please at least skim it before you read my translation. it will make more sense that way.

Translation: "We think we may have almost killed this guy we consider to be a top threat. What we know we did was killed between 20 and 25 people, and we don't know how many of those (at least one) were innocent civilians. We are trying to put a positive spin on this. Buy it, please."

It's a WMD: Weapon of Mass Distraction (tm somebody or other).

Listen to this language and sort through all the suppositions. It's actually comical, and it was brought to you by CNN, America's Choice News Network..



the whole article basically just says "we missed, innocent people were killed, we're gonna try to put a positive spin on it with a lot of 'maybes' and follow up with more troops which will inevitably lead to more deaths on both sides."

what do you guys think about this article?

~ dan ~
Why do you need to drop a 500 lb bomb to kill one guy? And the STILL didn't get him. Unbelieveable. What about one good marksman, some "intelligence" and a little finese?

Yes all spin...
 

morelos

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voiceofreason said:
Yes all spin...
to be honest, it really frightens me that the media can try to turn random killings into some kind of morale victory.

people are dying, here. fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, wives, daughters, husbands, cousins... people with jobs, and lives, and families...

~ dan ~