Category Archives for Overheard in a Fallujah bunker

October 10, 2005

Overheard in an al Qaeda cave and tunnel complex on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan

TweetFirst militant: Second militant: Third militant: Fourth militant: Fifth militant: Sixth militant: Seventh militant: “…uh, little help?”*

10. October 2005 by Jeff G.

October 4, 2005

Overheard inside a Haditha bunker, Tuesday, October 4

TweetFirst militant: “I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, Bakr, but I was under the impression that our righteous resistance would lead to a weakening of the Great Satan’s will.  If anything, we seem to be making them angrier and more … Continue reading

04. October 2005 by Jeff G.

September 18, 2005

Overheard inside a Tall’Afar bunker, Sunday, September 18

TweetFirst militant: “Remind me again how dressing as women makes us brave, Sulaymaan?”* Second militant: “Because, my brother, dressing as women is but a means to an end.  Surrounded by the Great Satan’s heavily armed paper tigers, the cagey Islamic … Continue reading

18. September 2005 by Jeff G.

August 23, 2005

Overheard inside a Najaf bunker, Tuesday, August 23

TweetFirst militant: “May I speak frankly with you, Jibril?” Second militant: “Of course you may, brother.” First militant: “It concerns the infidels.  Certainly we are the stronger warriors—menacing, steel-fanged lions to their paper tigers (Allah be merciful)—but that aside, they … Continue reading

23. August 2005 by Jeff G.

August 18, 2005

Overheard inside a Najaf bunker, Thursday, August 18

TweetFirst militant:  “You know, Qasim, I’m really beginning to like this Cindy Sheehan infidel.  Unusual to find an uncovered cur so willing to sing the heavenly music of Truth.”* Second militant: “I agree, brother.  When we conquer the Great Satan … Continue reading

18. August 2005 by Jeff G.

August 9, 2005

Overheard inside a Najaf bunker, Tuesday, August 9

TweetFirst militant: “Do you feel that, Azhar?  That sense of foreboding that hangs like a ripe fig over the city?” Second militant: “You worry too much, Qasim.  The paper tigers of the Great Satan fear the holy warriors of Allah … Continue reading

09. August 2005 by Jeff G.

July 18, 2005

Overheard inside a Musayyib bunker, Monday, July 18

TweetFirst militant:  “Ever watch ‘H.R. Pufnstuff,’ Marwan?  Some pretty trippy shit happening on that show, brother—talking flutes, magic mushrooms, polka-dotted horses… Not to mention Pufnstuff himself.  I mean, what is he, anyway— how did he come to power, what’s his … Continue reading

18. July 2005 by Jeff G.

June 2, 2005

Overheard inside an Haditha bunker, Wednesday, June 1

TweetFirst militant:  “Have you seen Team America:  World Police yet?” Second militant:  “No.  Any good?” First militant:  “American puppets defeat terrorism and save the world.” Second militant: “Feh.  If I wanted to see that I could just look out the … Continue reading

02. June 2005 by Jeff G.

May 26, 2005

Overheard inside an Haditha bunker, Thursday, May 26

TweetFirst militant:  “You have heard the rumors, have you not, Kalil?—that Abu has been seriously wounded and is soon to meet Allah, peace be upon him…?”* Second militant:  “This I have heard, my brother.  But fear not.  I have it … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jeff G.

May 12, 2005

Overheard inside an Anbar province bunker, Thursday, May 12

TweetFirst militant: “About yesterday, Wahid…”* Second militant: “Please.  I feel enough shame already –” First militant: “– No, please.  Allow me to say my piece.  Because after sleeping on it I have decided I agree with you.  Life is so … Continue reading

12. May 2005 by Jeff G.

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