(Via LC & IB Jeff G.)
The al-Qaeda Times are busy masturbating like monkeys on crack over their superior skills and fantastic photography. In the middle of this auto-erotic Jizzmavaganza, they find the time to praise this photo:
Joao Silva for the New York Times
The caption to the photo is the real kicker:
A sniper loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr fires towards U.S. positions in the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq.
Michele McNally: “Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.”
That sack of putrid shit, Joao Silva, is standing right next to a terrorist in clear and open violation of the Geneva Conventions, shooting at U.S. soldiers, and all he can think is “cool! I better get a snapshot of THAT!”
And all the al-Qaeda Times’ Michele McNally has to say is “incredible courage.”
What courage? The courage to stand idly by while a terrorist pig is getting ready to send a bullet through somebody’s son, husband and/or father? The courage to do nothing but grab your camera in hopes of a Pulitzer? The courage to ACTIVELY AID AND ABET AN ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
Because it can’t possibly have to do with the terrorist and his rifle. There is no chance in Hell that the murdering swine would ever turn his rifle on one of the terrorists’ most valued allies.
Somewhere there might be a little girl or boy left with nothing but a picture of a father that will never come home again, a father that will never tuck them in again, a father who will be nothing but a fading memory as the years go by. No trips to the ball park, no graduation pictures with daddy beaming proudly, no father on her arm as she walks down the aisle.
And all of this because of one sniper and one Joao Silva, photographer for the al-Qaeda Times, whose only thoughts were of the perfect picture and the award that might follow.
It’s “incredible”, alright, but it has nothing to do with “courage.”
Hopefully, one day Mr Silva will get himself in position for another “perfect picture”, only to discover the effects of high explosives going off in his immediate vicinity. Hopefully, he will suffer. But if he doesn’t, he’ll still suffer in Hell.
For a long, long time.
UPDATE: Much to nobody’s surprise, we learn that Lady Gwendolyn, Queen of the Douche-osphere, would’ve done the exact same thing as Joao Silva and sees nothing wrong with it. To both Lady Gwendolyn and Joao Silva, we can only echo LC & IB Uncle Jimbo in saying that if you’re the kind of shitsack who’ll stand by while a terrorist shoots somebody, then you’re a terrorist too. When you further aggravate the offense by using the situation to enrich yourself, you’re a particularly vile and amoral terrorist as well.
No, there is no “gray” there. If you witness a crime and do nothing to prevent it, you’re complicit. Every bit as complicit as the swine who pulls the trigger and you should expect to suffer the full consequences thereof, no matter how much the traitor pigs of the al-Qaeda Times shower you with accolades and wax poetic over your “courage.”
And that’s all there is to say about that.
LC & IB Patterico isn’t impressed with the al-Qaeda Times either, and even less surprised. He thinks back on the interview in which Bill Musab al-Keller clearly stated that his paper isn’t neutral in the war, and delivers the following scorching observation in reply:
you notice he didn’t say which side he’s on.
Of course, if Bill Musab al-Keller had declared which side the al-Qaeda Times are on, he’d be guilty of belaboring the obvious.