Friday, June 09, 2006

US Military Gives It's Secrets Up To The Insurgency!

Cell phone tracking helped find al-Zarqawi
U.S. military: Terrorist alive briefly after airstrike

Friday, June 9, 2006; Posted: 2:07 p.m. EDT (18:07 GMT)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Intelligence from cell phone technology helped U.S. forces find and kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said an Iraqi army colonel Friday in an exclusive interview with CNN.

Col. Dhiya Tamimi said he worked with U.S. forces to monitor al-Zarqawi and his associates' cell phones, helping to lead to Wednesday night's airstrike on a safe house near Baquba.

Well isn't that special? It wasn't that long ago that warmongering pundits were arguing that giving away our methods, just teaches the insurgency how to beat us.

Remember when we found out that the White House had the NSA use a private and commonly hacked data mining corporation, to monitor our phone records, and to record and unspecified number of calls? Remember how when it was discovered that our calls were being recorded without a warrant, the whistleblowers were accused of helping the terrorists, because otherwise they wouldn't know that phones could be tapped?

Even though law enforcement all over the world has been listening in on phone calls since the phone was invented, we've been able to keep that information from bad people. I guess we don't let terrorists watch black and white detective movies.

And now, here's our own military, explaining to the bad people, the techniques they use to track them down and kill them.

What will the Cheerleaders For War, say about this? How will they flip flop this time?


At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, most likely, they'll say nothing because the point you make requires that people who have never needed a trip to Room 101 re-learn that 2+2 does not equal 5.

That's to say, you've connected dots that too many folks have a vested interest in seeing as separate.

Good post.


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