Friday, 9 June 2006
al-Zarqawi Crashes Blogger
Wondering why Blogger’s been on a go-slow after the maintenance period was over? Seems bloggers, eager to have their fingers on the pulse, all rushed to blog about the death of al-Zarqawi and as Google bumps blog posts up in its search returns, people’s searches for facts caused overheat.
Well, “ding dong the witch is dead” or perhaps it should be “the King is dead, long live the King!”
You see, I’m not convinced that al-Zarqawi was anything other than one of many figures in a loosely formed terrorist organisation, which due to the behaviour of America and its allies can draw on support from a wide range of sources. There is also too much evidence that points to the US military exaggerating the power, reach and influence of al-Zarqawi in an effort to pursue what I call ‘The Star Wars Agenda’.
The American people it seems need a Darth Vadar to focus their wayward ire and they also need a coherent Evil Empire to battle. The idea that the enemy has no particular command structure and a series of individuals that work for the destruction of America is no doubt a difficult one to deal with, as is the idea that the opponent is rather shapeless and makes and breaks alliances with other groups at a moments notice.
Now onto more pressing matters…
THE WORLD CUP STARTS TODAY! BRING IT ON YOU BAD BOY!
That’s right, the world’s biggest sporting event starts today when Germany kick-off against Costa Rica. And for all you doubters, The World Cup is bigger than the Olympics and bigger than any American sports event. Some facts before I go and get very excited indeed:
Total audience for America’s biggest sporting event, the Superbowl: 100million
Total audience for the World Cup draw (not sport, just names in hats): 350 million
Total audience for 2002 World Cup: 30 billion
And its called football, not soccer!