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Zarqawi's mentor said to be killed by U.S. hit
Wash times ^ | 9/23/04

Posted on 09/23/2004 1:05:36 PM PDT by finnman69

BAGHDAD — The Muslim cleric responsible for the practice of beheading hostages in Iraq — including two Americans this week — has been killed in a U.S. air strike, a newspaper and Islamic clerics said yesterday. ------------------------------ The Muslim cleric, Sheik Abu Anas Shami, 35, was killed when a missile hit the car he was traveling in on Friday in the western Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, said the clerics, who have close ties to the family in Jordan. They spoke on the condition of anonymity. ----------------------------------

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuanasshami; abushami; airstrikes; doit; dropcannedhams; dropfrozenpigs; enemy; goodnews; iraq; killed; shami
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Reader Mark Sebald draws our attention to this article from today's Washington Times: "Zarqawi's mentor said to be killed by a U.S. hit." The Times reports:

The Muslim cleric responsible for the practice of beheading hostages in Iraq — including two Americans this week — has been killed in a U.S. air strike, a newspaper and Islamic clerics said yesterday. The Muslim cleric, Sheik Abu Anas Shami, 35, was killed when a missile hit the car he was traveling in on Friday in the western Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib.

Mr. Sebald observes:

Notice any similarities to the way Israel takes out terrorists? To me this is good news. It implies that U.S. forces are developing intelligence sources and making progress fighting the insurgents. I had thought there would be some reaction to this by now, but so far I haven't seen any.

1 posted on 09/23/2004 1:05:38 PM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69

Maybe if we get lucky, Zarqawi will show up for the funeral.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 1:07:29 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: finnman69

One would think that this would be breaking news on all the stations and newspapers - but then again, the MSM doesn't want us to know of any progress there.


3 posted on 09/23/2004 1:08:05 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: finnman69

No daily limit, no caliber restrictions on terrorists. Gotta love it.


5 posted on 09/23/2004 1:09:43 PM PDT by datura (Democrat=Communist=America's Enemy Within)
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To: sartorius

I think that was a different strike.


6 posted on 09/23/2004 1:09:46 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: finnman69

My taxes helped pay for that missle.

And it was worth every penny.

APf


7 posted on 09/23/2004 1:10:10 PM PDT by APFel
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To: finnman69

Zarqawi's mentor or mentee?


8 posted on 09/23/2004 1:11:02 PM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: finnman69

Well, the MSM must be screaming this like wild fire across the airwaves of the world!! Great news!! One down!! Keep it comin'!! Glad we saw it first here!!!

What's that?

OH, they're not reporting it. What a surprise.


9 posted on 09/23/2004 1:11:42 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (At 200mph on two wheels, you have no friends..)
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To: Brilliant
Maybe if we get lucky, Zarqawi will show up for the funeral.

Yea, and hopefully an AC-130 Scepter Gunship will be there to observe the ceremony.

10 posted on 09/23/2004 1:16:55 PM PDT by GaltMeister (I'm just a Pajamahadeen cog in the wheels of the VRWC.)
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To: finnman69

YYYYYYeeeeeeessssssss! Best news I've heard all day.


11 posted on 09/23/2004 1:18:26 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: finnman69

>>>"Notice any similarities to the way Israel takes out terrorists?"

And, what about the rest of the story?

What about the bulldozing of his family's or host's house(s), like they so effectively do in Israel?

Great use of technology, and good news.

Hoppy


12 posted on 09/23/2004 1:20:06 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: b4its2late
Zarqawi's mentor or mentee?

I think the correct terminology is "spiritual leader."

13 posted on 09/23/2004 1:23:34 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: lilylangtree

BINGO. This is the best way to get rid of this JIHAD scourge...selective lethal encounters, targeted at their political and 'spritual' leadership wherever they are. You will be seeing this and other quiet but lethal operations more and more I believe.


14 posted on 09/23/2004 1:23:57 PM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: Inyokern
I think the correct terminology is "spiritual leader."

Actually, the correct terminology might be "crime boss".

15 posted on 09/23/2004 1:24:47 PM PDT by Nachum (Kerry spells "Fine Dining")
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To: Inyokern

How old or young is this Zarqawi a-hole then if the guy that was turned into a grease spot was only 35?


16 posted on 09/23/2004 1:31:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: finnman69

I hope it took him a good 10 minutes to expire.


17 posted on 09/23/2004 1:33:46 PM PDT by leadpencil1 (GW+4 HAHAHA)
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To: Brilliant
"Maybe if we get lucky, Zarqawi will show up for the funeral."

One wonders just how many of the people who will show up for the funeral were also mentored by this guy. Maybe for once, we really should bomb the funeral party.

18 posted on 09/23/2004 1:40:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Hmmm. Good idea.


19 posted on 09/23/2004 1:41:23 PM PDT by jim35 (Will the press still be anti-war when a democRAT is in office?)
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To: finnman69

I was thinking the same thing -- I suspect the IDF is helping plenty since the Al Qaeda probably cooperate w/ Hamas, the Iranis and the Palies...


20 posted on 09/23/2004 1:43:05 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: finnman69

What's hysterical is that the title gives the idea of an Al Capone style "rub out".
The mental image of a Humvee driving by with Tommy gun toting soldiers in the back just cracks me up at the moemnt.
Sorry.. I gotta take a breather before I can say antything taht will make sense about this.


21 posted on 09/23/2004 1:58:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (Liberalism is political domestic abuse.)
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To: finnman69
Notice any similarities to the way Israel takes out terrorists? To me this is good news

Noticed indeed! We seem to be saying "screw it" with the political correctness and let's not play any more games.

22 posted on 09/23/2004 3:16:00 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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