They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, September 22, 2005

US Central Command Blog-Searches Zarqawi/Salvador

db: We don't get too excited when we view the IP's of .mil's and .gov's etc that have, for some reason, seen some value in spending their time visiting blogs including the humble db - the MoD alone has paid around 18 visits to db in the last few days [since the Basra fandango].

However one IP did arouse some interest - ( - who demonstrated cutting edge technical savvy [ha] by using Google's new Beta 'Blog Search' facility - see JPG below - to search for bloggers posting items regarding the one-legged superhuman killer [or fantasy] Zarqawi: as you can see db are high in the rankings...

So, what do you do? You stick it in google and wait and see....

This is what came up from Cryptogon: U.S. Central Command Hits Cryptogon... Again

The CENTCOM user (host:, ip: conducted the following Google search: RAND: Counterinsurgency in El Salvador.

HINT to the CENTCOM user: If you're an analyst trying to use analogical reasoning to link the tactics that resulted in "success" for the U.S. in El Salvador to Iraq, you can forget it. The U.S. will bankrupt itself, economically and politically, before an El Salvador-type horror show could ever work. Besides, El Salvador was a covert war. Iraq is much more in the spotlight. How many U.S. trained death squad members did it take to terrorize El Salvador into semi-submission? Scale that up to the Iraqi situation. The FMLN never had the level of public support the Iraqi insurgency has now. And, the last time I checked, FMLN guerrillas weren't willing to use their bodies as weapons delivery platforms in suicide attacks by the thousands... but I digress.

Wow, brother, it's not going to be easy to torture all those women and children to death... Maybe you should think about letting Saddam out of his cage so he could get up to his old tricks, eh? Maybe keep him on his leash this time?

What? You don't find my humor amusing? Well, all that's left to do at this stage is make jokes about the absurd state of reality, so, get used to it.

Why don't you consider a different line of work? Surely, by now, you know your education and your career have been a fraud. You must also know that the beast you're serving will eventually eat you.

We of course couldn't have put it better ourselves. Now we don't want to go overboard on this - but you have the very same IP searching 'counterinsurgency in El Salvador' as 'Zarqawi' - proving that it's not just the paranoid and alarmist amongst us who question whether there is a link between the two - Uncle Sam knows there is!