Sahaf was famous for his stupidity not honesty
I can find no other explanation as to why these countries are still attempting to totally humiliate themselves over and over again.
I mean take the case of the jailed iranian bloggers you'd think a country that's so damn busy as showing itself macho like these headlines:
Defiant Iran says US aims to destabilize asia
Iran and Syria defy US pressure
Iran defiant over nuclear programme
would have a little more testosterone than totally crapping out over a blogger speaking his mind
the brave, sorry DEFIANT, iranian government have jailed blogger Arash Sigarchi for 14 years on charges ranging from espionage to insulting the country's leaders
Speaking of nuclear arms up there, they keep claiming its their God-given right to own nuclear weapons "to protect their people", how about spending that much needed money on something useful like a basic earthquake warning system or how about making stable buildings that don't collapse so easily especially for a country that's known to be an earthquake hotspot, the stupidity is beyond ridiculous now
In a similar level, yesterday on Iraqia TV they showed confessions of those islamists who show up so bravely screaming and shouting God's name shamelessly while killing their innocent victims
apparently they're the first ppl to break down when caught. Funny how you never find one of them even vaguely defending their "holy cause" once they're caught
I tried searching for it on the net and apparently NYTimes have mentioned it:
Iraqi Police Use Kidnappers' Videos to Fight Crime(registration req'd)
MOSUL, Iraq, Feb. 4 - In one scene, the videotape shows three kidnappers with guns and a knife, preparing to behead a helpless man who is gagged and kneeling at their feet.
In the next, it is one of the kidnappers who is in detention, his eyes wide with fear, his lips trembling, as he speaks to his interrogators.
apparently it's loosely based on "America's most wanted"
"We are going to show you some men who have the blood of innocent people on their hands," the official said. "We are going to show you their confessions, say their names and those of their leaders, and we expect you to help us find them."
And now for the really annoying bit , as usual Iraq-related situations won't be complete without some "i have just discovered morals" tit bleating on about human rights
Some people said they found the practice of showing the insurgents on television troubling.
Sarah lea Watson of Human Rights Watch said such tactics raised the issue of whether the people were tortured or otherwise coerced into making the statements.
Ooh sorry troubling? can somebody please tell these "people" and their kind, that you guys weren't there when iraq needed you most please save us your pretentious newly found morals and leave us in Peace. These supposed "victims" they're defending even killed a guy cos' of an american water bottle found in his car. Funny how that story and the kidnapping of an Iraqi tv presenter and her son from Mosul (the day after these confessions were shown) failed to be mentioned anywhere. What is that not "troubling" enough?... what a joke
Oh yeah and look how the same story was presented on ABC and Reuters:
Iraq wages propaganda war with TV interrogations
There was this clip I was hoping the someone will mention, the part where a number of criminals admit their leader was a .... (Wait for it) a recent convert to islam. The best bit was this interrogator asking him "This man hasn't even been circumcised yet" (kind of like the basic step to becoming a muslim male) "and u ppl went all the way to make him your leader?".
What a sad state muslims have led islam to. You can just dress a pig (no wait make it even a lamppost) in some rags and you would get a huge cult screaming on about how divine it is.
If everyone stopped defending these bearded monkeys and stopped showering them un-needed attention we wouldn't have these problems. Since the media is so obsessed with "islamic groups" why not go for some organization like Free Muslims Against terrorism
So far everything I've read from this group is reasonable (another plus factor is that their website seems to be banned in a few middleeastern countries)
they're the ones who wrote "We are so sorry for 9/11"
here are some other posts by them :
Death Sentence for Apostates
Don't Blame the Jews