Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Insurgent checkpoints 

Noticed this in a story about where 50 recently abducted men were kidnapped,

They were abducted at an insurgent checkpoint, he said, about 31 miles (50 kilometers) north of Baghdad while on their way home to the town of Samarra.

There's a insurgent checkpoint 31 miles outside of Baghdad?

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What's wrong with that?
It was an insurgent checkpoint, as in "a checkpoint set up by insurgents".
I misunderstood, but I still fail to see why you are surprised.


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