Friday, June 25, 2004
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi fighters from Falluja, their faces hidden behind checkered cloths, denied in a taped message Friday that suspected al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was holed up in Iraq's most rebellious city.What, are they afraid of what will happen if they admit their association with Zarqawi? Are they afraid of the military response if Zarqawi is found to be in Fallujah? These terrorists are very publicly disassociating themselves from Zarqawi. If you considered a video with their faces covered to be "public."
"The American invader forces claim that Zarqawi, and with him a group of Arab fighters, are in our city," a masked man read from a piece of paper.
"We know that this talk about Zarqawi and the fighters is a game the American invader forces are playing to strike Islam and Muslims in the city of mosques, steadfast Falluja."
And what's with the hidden faces? I thought these guys were the brave warriors of God. Are they ashamed? Afraid? What gives?