Saturday, February 05, 2005


Subtle Clues

Are the terrorists winning? You decide:

Two days after Al-Jazeera (search) aired video of what it said was Iraqi terrorists, firing a missile into that British plane that crashed on Sunday killing 10 on board. New Scientist (search) magazine, quoting defense experts now say the video is almost certainly, "bogus."

The magazine says the pointed shape of the missile and its trajectory indicated it was a surface-to-surface missile, not surface to air missile. And the magazine says it seems missile footage was just stuck in the tape in front of wreckage video with no actual connection.

This would be the second apparent terrorist hoax in as many days.
Sounds like they're gonna go out more with a whimper than a bang. Long way to go, though, so we shouldn't get overconfident.