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The Black Prince is Dead
National Review Online ^ | June 9, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Posted on 06/09/2006 5:55:35 AM PDT by SuzyQ2

"There are other effects when a leader in an organization like this goes down. The lesser tiers of the terrorist leadership have to start talking. They will use any number of sophisticated and unsophisticated means to do that talking. Some of them will do what is easy — get on the phones and cell phones. They’ll have to move to meet and determine their next steps. All that talk and all that movement generates what’s called ‘actionable intelligence.’ It puts more and more of them in our crosshairs."

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: air; airborne; army; coronado; f16; force; infantry; iraq; marines; navy; osama; quantico; seals; terror; war; zarqawi

1 posted on 06/09/2006 5:55:37 AM PDT by SuzyQ2
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To: SuzyQ2

Gee, I've been told that Al-Z's death is only "symbolic."


2 posted on 06/09/2006 6:01:59 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Conservatives embrace American exceptionalism; liberals despise it.)
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To: SuzyQ2

Good article, but I hated the title. The Black Prince was one of the greatest warriors of ther Middle Ages. And he killed his enemies face to face, in open battle - unlike Rat Boy.


3 posted on 06/09/2006 6:04:09 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: SuzyQ2
BOOM...HE BLOWED UP REAL GOOD


4 posted on 06/09/2006 6:08:39 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: clintonh8r
"Gee, I've been told that Al-Z's death is only "symbolic."

Even if that were true - that his death is only symbolic - nobody likes having their battle flag shot out of their hands. Losing that symbol of unity leaves the troops without a rallying point and questions as to who is in charge - just as this article states.

Hopefully, being Z's replacement will be like volunteering for a job in a Whack-a-mole game :-)

5 posted on 06/09/2006 6:16:04 AM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass)
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Hopefully, being Z's replacement will be like volunteering for a job in a Whack-a-mole game :-)

Or like being an extra on Star Trek, and being told to wear the red shirt!

6 posted on 06/09/2006 6:54:10 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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Ah but at least you'll have a scene in which Dr. McCoy refers to you.


7 posted on 06/09/2006 7:12:55 AM PDT by xp38
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To: SuzyQ2

Edward of Wales is dead?


8 posted on 06/09/2006 7:14:28 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: xp38
Ah but at least you'll have a scene in which Dr. McCoy refers to you.

yes, but only in the third person.

9 posted on 06/09/2006 8:42:52 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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