Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - May 29, 2005 - 'Al-Zarqawi in Iran?'
Posted on 05/29/2005 2:33:30 PM PDT by freedom44
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Sunday Times via IranFocus
IRAQS most wanted terrorist has fled the country for emergency surgery after an American airstrike left him with shrapnel lodged in his chest, according to a senior insurgent commander in close contact with his group.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who has a $25m bounty on his head after being blamed for suicide bombings, assassinations and the beheadings of western hostages including Ken Bigley, the Liverpool engineer is now believed to be in Iran.
He has suffered from bouts of high fever since being wounded by a missile that struck his convoy three weeks ago as he fled an American offensive near the town of al-Qaim in northwestern Iraq, the commander said.
His condition late last week was described as stable, but supporters were said to be preparing to move him to another non-Arab country for an operation to remove the shrapnel.
Shrapnel went in between the right shoulder and his chest, ripped it open and is still stuck in there, said the commander. Officials in Washington believe that US forces may have lost their chance of capturing or killing him for now. If hes got to Iran, theres not much we can do, said one. Uncertainty has surrounded the fate of the Jordanian-born Zarqawi since The Sunday Times reported two weeks ago that a doctor at Ramadi general hospital in western Iraq claimed to have treated him for a wound that was bleeding badly. Supporters were urged to pray for him and some reports suggested that he may have died.
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Hey, RW, I wasn't doubting for a moment that you heard it! I was just musing that Brilliant's interpretation sounded more in tune with the ABC we all know and loathe.
There ya go...
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i hope that man is dead. Good try on part of our troops...still need work on that accuracy cause he should of been shredded but it is nice to hear that he is suffering i am very happy about that. i hope he suffers lots and dies slow. and infection would set in quickley . i would like to see the video of him suffering
Maybe they're just jerking our chain .. hoping we'll believe one of their stories. Why that would matter to them I have no clue.
Iran's too far. I think he'd go to Syria.
This is appearing more and more to be the case (faking Zarqawi being injured) - And the purpose for this....to simply create an confusion they can (whatsoever) and hopefully knock of off Z-man trail (even just a little bit).
All of what you posted above could be true (or parts of it) - Though, I am being to suspect Zarqawi was never seriously wounded (if even wounded at all) - This is looking to be more of a rouse now than anything else -
"This is appearing more and more likely to be the case - Zarqawi was probably never wounded to begin with (or hurt only slightly....non-serious) - Yet, it turned into this larger rouse for any number of reasons."
Roger that. Z-man has been running for his life of lately. If he had to leave his computer, personal sack, etc., in that car he escaped from last month, that stopped underneath an overpass, so he could jump out and run for it, while the Iraqi police/army where hot on his trail, he knows how close he came to biting the bullet.
And most probably our military folk that are asked by reporters are going along with it. There will continue to be ops up and down the Euphrates west/east NW of Baghdad up to the Syrian border in all the cities and villages. And each time one or more of our Marine BN's start a new operation, we shall see more of the Iraqi Army getting in on it. At least that's my take on things in mid and northern Al Anbar province. Could be wrong but it just makes sense to me.
Agree completely (this is exactly what is happening)
Been busy wading through TexKat and Gocho's postings. Did not notice your reply. Don't know how else to look at the scenario. We can't be to far off the mark if at all.
Time to sign off, eyes are bleary.
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coming up for air from the weekend, crawling out from under the rock this Tuesday morning. Am vaguely aware of Al Zarqawi in the news during the past weekend. Any updates as of today?
Or he went out through Syria, but then was flown to Iran. Now that the Iranians are claiming he's in a hospital in Jordan, I'd say the chances of him actually being in Iran went up considerably.
Iran is a "Non Arab country" they are Persians, not Arabs.
ME: Why not treat him in Iran?
YOU: Iran is a "Non Arab country" they are Persians, not Arabs.
I understand that. That was not the issue. One of the bordering states, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, could have been used to slip him in and have his wounds treated. The issue was not if a country was Arab or not. And Iran, since it has ties to so many terriorist orgs, and have allowed Zarqawi entrance in the past, could easily been a good choice. Obviously at this point, it is a none issue since they where obviously putting up a smoke screen as to his condition.
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