But sometimes we hit the Green Zone
DUBAI (Reuters) ...In an audio recording posted today , Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, whose faction styles itself ' The Islamic State of Iraq ' announced it has begun local production of a missile.
"One of the [foreign] devils was right in saying that if Afghanistan was a school of terror, then Iraq is a university of terrorism," said the Sunni leader of the group." We would like to inform the mujahideen all over the world, and especially in Iraq, that the Quds (Jerusalem) 1 rocket has gone into the phase of military production," Baghdadi said, adding that its length, weight, range and precision "matches those of world powers."
In reality, the pint-sized unguided missile is a home-brew descendant of the WWII Katusha or the Congreve rockets of the War of 1812 , with scant range. Unfortunately , ample supplies of modern high explosives render the flying IED as deadly incoming as a howitzer round . The rocket fuel is apparently compounded from foodstuffs like sugar , and nitrate fertilizers.