January 12, 2007

Ansar al-Sunnah Shoots Down U.S. Plane in Iraq

Another day, another American "spyplane" shot down over Iraq. This time, the Army of Ansar al-Sunna claims the U.S. plane was shot down near Ramadi.

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Along with the video was a lengthy press release from the terrorist organization of self-described "successful" operations in Ramadi, Mosul, and Baghdad.

The announcement and accompanying video comes on the same day that the Palestinian group, the Qassam Brigades, announced they had shot down an Israeli drone plane.

Both are insignificant in and of themselves. These type of unmanned aerial recon planes routinely crash or are lost. The cost to the military is insignificant. And our enemies can gain no useful information from them.

But the fact that a Palestinian group is following the lead of their Iraqi counterparts (similar videos of downed UAVs in Iraq are not uncommon) is interesting in that it shows the interconnectedness of the global jihad. Propaganda methods used in Iraq are slowly being taken up by Salafi jihadis around the globe.

The only other significance of these videos is this: they are damn funny. I mean, is this the best the mujahideen can do? Apparently, yes.

Here's one more pic for the road. Apparently, the giant mujahideen known as Allahzilla was elsewhere. Presumably, rampaging through downtown Tel Aviv.


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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:41 PM | Comments |