Apparently cars that are being stolen in the US are turning up in Iraq and being used as car bombs. (Sounds familiar.)
The story in the International Herald Tribune reckons that: “Bought and sold on the international black market, cars and trucks help fund criminal operations and can be turned into the terrorist weapon of choice against U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians: vehicles packed with explosives. The FBI declined to estimate how many stolen U.S. cars have turned up as car bombs in Iraq but said the number is believed to be at least in the dozens.”
One really needs to ask the most obvious of questions: Why on earth would an insurgent want to go to the trouble of nicking a car in the US, have it taken to a US port, smuggled on to a cargo ship, sailed around to the Middle East, have it unloaded at a ME port, smuggled into Iraq just to stuff it full of explosives and then blow it up when that same insurgent can just get out of bed in the morning, stroll downtown, nick a car, drive it round to his lock-up, and then fill it up with explosives and blow it up? Alternatively, why would an insurgent want to buy a car stolen in the US when he could pop downdown and nick one himself?
There are the dumb and there are the gullible that will actually go along with this story.
Out of a population in the world that’s reckoned to be about 6.6 billion there are millions… well, not millions; hundreds of thousands… well, not hundreds of thousands; hundreds… well, maybe not hundreds; scores… no, not scores; dozens… well, not dozens, maybe a dozen… well at least eight at Harry Heidelberg’s right-wing lie and hate-site that don’t like me.
Tim Blair’s hate-site could at least muster fifteen. Mind you, three of them were from Heidelberg’s.
Even Will Howard said something horrible about me; but then, he’s such a lying little toe-rag it’s difficult to tell whether he’s lying about that or not.