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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Hmmmm?? If he's in Iran .. maybe the Mossad can ....????
Heh heh heh.
If Zarqawi's in Iran, that's reason #239 for getting jiggy with the mad, murderous mullahs.
Why can't the ROP can't produce any qualified doctors over there? Or decent hospitals? Why do they have to move him to a non-Arab country for surgery? Hmmm?
The Saudis sent of lot of their fat, fat kings and sheiks here to the Cleveland Clinic for heart surgery. We should offer Zark that opportunity to get his US military supplied splinter removed. And we won't even charge him for the surgery. A guest of the American people. Then when he's all better, we can throw his slimy 4$$ into solitary at Gitmo until his murder trial.
This is BULLSH*T of the highest order.
Shot in western Iraq, who really believes he is going to be carted all the way across Iraq to get back to Iran while severly injured avoiding all sorts of American and Iraqi patrols and air survielance?
He is either hunkering down in some farm house in Iraq spreading storries about his location, or he is in Syria (the most likely). Remote outside possibility is Turkey, but unlikely.
Thanks for posts. But something doesn't seem to ring true here.
"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."
Why not treat him in Iran? They have fully equiped surgery units with lots of western educated doctors etc.. Besides,
is probably welcome in Iran due to his terrorist affiliations with groups out of Iran.
I think this is mis-information.
How do we know he's not hiding in your left pocket? :)
Good choice of words by ABC, they still have a measure of respect for military power.
It's surprising to hear that ABC used that word, 'enemy'. Perhaps it was an editorial oversight?
al Zarqawi's in Iran, and so is Osama.
They were probably referring to the US soldiers.
Now that makes more sense...
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.
UBL is not in Iran and very doubtful Zarqawi is either (his organization has many more ties within Syria...if he did seek refuge from Iraq for a time being) - Though I am starting to suspect he wasn't wounded to begin with now -
It was loud and clear. I didn't catch the name of the newsreader, probably some retired Korean War era guy they had to hire for the weekend.
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The rumor mill on Zarqawi is 24/7. One possibility, is that he's already dead, maybe for sometime now, so a continous flow of rumor's about him put out by his closer associates that know the truth keeps him 'alive' to keep up the morale of lower minions. More likely though is he is wounded and hiding out somewhere in Iraq still, but I'd bet most of the info we get is nothing but rumor and any facts that slip by are probably months old. Who the hell knows anymore, all I do know is I will believe my eyes to his status when his stinking rotten corpse makes Fox news.