Sunday, May 16, 2004

The Nick Berg Video

Over the past week, the vicious decapitation of civilian radio contractor Nick Berg has been widely discussed and debated across the spectrum of the blogsphere. (You can see it here.) I choose not to discuss it because I felt I could not contribute anything that hasn't already been said.

I've studied terrorism pretty religiously over the past few years, so it unfortunately comes as no surprise that al-Qaeda would do this. After all, they did it to WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl right after 9/11. I've said for a long time that Abu Musab Zarqawi is the most dangerous man in the entire world right now. Since the fall of Baghdad last year, Zarqawi has launched attacks in and out of Iraq that have killed over 1,000 people. He is responsible for the infamous Madrid bombings, the Irbil bombings, the Ashura Massacre, and the bombing of the UN headquaters and the Red Cross last year.

It's most disturbing that he has staged most these attacks while operating inside Iraq itself. Capturing or killing him