Saturday, August 10, 2013

What's Wrong With This Picture?

A photo on page 1 of today’s Wall Street Journal is titled:

A Wanted Terrorist Steps Into the Spotlight

Under the picture is the caption:  “Hafiz Saeed, the founder of extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, surfaced to lead prayers at a mosque in central Lahore on Friday to mark the end of Ramadan.  It came as the U.S. shut its consulate in the city after a terror threat.”

Let me see if I’ve got this right.  We promise to pay $10 million for the capture of a guy.  This guy then sticks a poker in our eye by making a public appearance, basically saying “Fine, here I am, let’s see what you’ve got.”  And on the same day, in the same city, we close our consulate in response to a terrorist threat.

A bit ironic I would say.


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