Sometimes, the Onion writes documentaries..

From The Long War Journal:

Two days ago, The Onion wrote a humorous story satirizing Pakistan’s ‘cooperation’ in the Long War. The piece, titled “Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces During Upcoming Top Secret June 12 Drone Strike On Al-Qaeda At 5:23 A.M. Near Small Town Of Razmani In North Waziristan,” poked fun at Pakistan for providing tips to al Qaeda and the Taliban on upcoming Predator airstrikes. In the article, Lieutenant General Pasha, the chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s military intelligence branch, gives a briefing that outlines the exact location and target of a future US Predator strike...The Onion story is very funny because it is very true. As if on cue, The Washington Post published an article yesterday detailing how the US recently passed along intelligence on al Qaeda and Haqqani Network training camps to Pasha and to General Kayani, Pakistan’s top military commander, only to learn that when Pakistani forces carried out “raids,” the camps were empty

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2011/06/the_onions_satire_on_pakistani.php#ixzz1Ozc4mxGJ

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