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MUST READ: Iraqi Terrorist Interrogation via MEMRI
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Posted on 08/20/2005 9:09:37 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000

The following are excerpts from the interrogation of captured Iraqi terrorist Ramzi Hashem Abed, which aired on Al-Fayhaa TV on August 12 and Al-Iraqiya TV on August 7, 2005."(To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=813.) Al-Fayhaa TV

Interrogator: "What is your full name?"

Abed: "Ramzi Hashem Abed."

Interrogator: "What is your alias?"

Abed: "'Ubeidi."

Interrogator: "Where do you live?"

Abed: "Nabi Yunis in Mosul."

Interrogator: "What organization do you belong to?"

Abed: "Ansar Al-Islam."

Interrogator: "What organization is this?"

Abed: "It is bin Laden's group."

[...]

Abed: "Mullah Al-Shafi'i said that we were going to carry out operations in Najaf."

Interrogator: "What kind of operations?"

Abed: "The Al-Qabanji operation, for example, or sending them poisoning food on the day commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein."

[...]

Interrogator: "Give me an example of an operation."

Abed: "The Turkish embassy, for example."

Interrogator: "The Turkish embassy in Baghdad?"

Abed: "Yes, or the Red Cross. We bombed it. The guys and I bombed it."

Interrogator: "What was the goal of bombing the Turkish embassy or the Red Cross?"

Abed: "By bombing the Turkish embassy, we wanted to cause a problem between the Turkmens and the Kurds."

Interrogator: "In other words, to cause civil strife between the two sides?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "As for the murder of Muhammad Baqer Al-Hakim, you were one of the perpetrators, right?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Tell me how it took place."

Abed: "The operation... It was agreed upon right from the start by Mullah Al-Raikan, Mullah Al-Shafi'i, and Al-Zarqawi. They took us Iraqis to do surveillance from a distance. There were people there who specialized in bombing operations. They are still in Baghdad and Mosul."

Interrogator: "How many were you?"

Abed: "About four or five people."

Interrogator: "Those who carried out the operation?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "They sent an ambulance and used remote control."

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Where were you exactly at the time of the incident?"

Abed: "We were in the cemetery."

Interrogator: "Why weren't you close to the incident?"

Abed: "Because there were specialists who carried out the operation."

Interrogator: "Specialists? Who were they?"

Abed: "Abu Sajjad, Abu Haidar, and Abu Hamza."

Interrogator: "All these are aliases. What are their real names?"

Abed: "They never give out their real names."

Interrogator: "You don't even know their real names?"

Abed: "No. For example, my name is Ramzi, right? They call me Abu Shema', after my daughter."

Interrogator: "Okay. What was your role in this operation?"

Abed: "They brought us to monitor the security forces' movements."

Interrogator: "How did the vehicle enter?"

Abed: "It came in through Sweiliej."

Interrogator: "I mean the city itself, how did it enter Najaf?"

Abed: "It was easy for an ambulance to enter."

[...]

Abed: "They gave Abu Sajjad $4,000."

Interrogator: "And you?"

Abed: "They gave us $400."

Interrogator: "A religious leader gave you $400? Okay. Did the operation target Muhammad Baqer Al-Hakim specifically, or the Al-Imam Ali mosque?"

Abed: "No... The people in charge, Mullah Al-Raikan and Al-Zarqawi, targeted Al-Hakim specifically."

Interrogator: "Why in this specific place? Why would they try to target Muhammad Baqer Al-Hakim near the Al-Imam Ali mosque? It is the mosque of the Emir of believers. Didn't you think of all the innocent people around?"

Abed: 'There were also people from Iraqi military intelligence, from the Fidayin, and the internal security, who were also involved in this operation."

Interrogator: "So Mullah Raikan had ties with the old internal security and military intelligence?"

Abed: "And they are still in Mosul."

Interrogator: "What other operations?"

Abed: "Operations we carried out in Mosul."

Interrogator: "Like what?"

Abed: "Against headquarters in Mosul. The headquarters of Mas'oud..."

Interrogator: "Mas'oud Rajab?"

Abed: "Yes. Against Jalal Talabani. We attacked them on the first day of Ramadan 2003."

Interrogator: "What squad did you tell me you belong to? Abu Sajjad's?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "The groups you mentioned... Each group had a special mission?"

Abed: "Each group had suicide bombers, who are Afghans, not Iraqis."

[...]

Interrogator: "There were murders of police and National Guard officers."

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Slaughtering National Guardsmen and policemen – tell me about it."

Abed: "Sir, the slaughtering was done by people who belonged to the Syrians."

Interrogator: "Syrians?"

Abed: "Yes, the slaughtering..."

Interrogator: "From your own group?"

Abed: "No. There was a squad that came from the Syrian border."

[...]

Abed: "We carried out an operation in Mosul. We attacked the Islamic movement."

Interrogator: "The Islamic movement party?"

Abed: "Yes. This was in Mosul. We also hit the Al-Hisk headquarters."

Interrogator: "What is Al-Hisk?"

Abed: "It is the Kurdish neighborhood. We hit them, and we also hit the Communist headquarters, in Mosul."

Interrogator: "The Communist party in Al-Mosul?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Why did you mainly target Kurds?"

Abed: "Because in 2000-2003, Jalal Talabani brought the Americans to attack us."

Interrogator: "You mean that this was just revenge, or did you want to cause strife between Arabs and Kurds?"

Abed: "No, it was revenge."

[...]

Interrogator: "Did you kidnap women?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "There were operations of kidnapping and rape, carried out by the squad you belong to?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "Tell me how many rape and kidnapping operations were carried out. My information says that the kidnapped women were university students or daughters of famous people. You raped them and got money for it, and if they were not slaughtered afterwards.... Did this really happen?"

Abed: "Yes, it did."

Interrogator: "Who would carry out these operations?"

Abed: "Abu Sajjad."

Interrogator: "Your superior?"

Abed: "Yes."

[...]

Interrogator: "Is this Jihad – raping women? Is this Jihad?"

Abed: "It is because they collaborated with the Americans."

Interrogator: "That's why they were raped?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "A student who is simply going to her university is kidnapped, raped, and then slaughtered?! This was an American collaborator?!"

Abed: "Mullah Al-Raikan would give the names to the squad commander."

Interrogator: "My information says that they were kidnapped and brought to Mullah Al-Raikan's headquarters. True or false?"

Abed: "He would interrogate them."

Interrogator: "Were they raped after the interrogation?"

Abed: "Yes. He would give them to the squad, and they would kill them. Some would rape them."

Interrogator: "You bastards. This is Jihad? You call this Jihad? "

Interrogator 2: "What was your role in these operations?"

Abed: "I would stand at the entrance to the headquarters. It was a house, and they would bring them there."

Interrogator 2: "Did you participate in the rape and murder?"

Abed: "No. Just one who worked for the PUK. She was a Kurd."

Interrogator: "In the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan?"

Abed: "Yes. We brought her too."

Interrogator: "And you raped her?"

Abed: "Yes."

[...]

Abed: "Our Ansar Al-Islam military camps were in Halabja."

Interrogator: "This was in the days of the previous regime?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "And now?"

Abed: "Now, there is nothing. They were all scattered. The training area was in Falluja."

Interrogator: "And then?"

Abed: "After Falluja was hit, they would come through Syria to Mosul... I mean, through Falluja to Mosul. "

[...]

Abed: "I want to say one thing. Lieutenant Muhammad respected me and gave me food. I never thought it would be like this. He gave me food, and we had lunch together, and the honorable lieutenant-colonel gave me some Pepsi. I never believed Shiites could show such respect and care. We were taught by people like Mullah Al-Raikan that Shi'a is not Islam."

Interrogator: "You mean we show you respect and you slaughter us?"

Abed: "Yes. Mullah Al-Raikan thinks so, and he said so more than once."

Interrogator: "That's what they think."

Abed: "Yes, that Shiites are not Muslims, that they worship the Imam Ali and do not accept Muhammad."

[...]

Al-Iraqiya TV

Interrogator: "Did you rape anyone?"

Abed: "Only one woman, a relative of mine."

Interrogator: "A relative of yours. You kidnapped her and raped her?"

Abed: "No, we did not kill her."

Interrogator: "You didn't kill her, only raped her?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "You have some nerve..."

[...]

Abed: "I want to say one thing. Before the operation they would give us pills."

Interrogator: "Capsules?"

Abed: "Not capsules. They would give us something like hashish and opium, and tell us we would not feel the operation we were carrying out."

Interrogator: "Drugs?"

Abed: "Yes."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; jihad; terrorism; terrorist; waronterror

1 posted on 08/20/2005 9:09:37 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Michael Moores' "MinuteMen"

Allah Crowbar.

2 posted on 08/20/2005 9:15:42 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("I will Declare the Beauty of The LORD.")
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To: sonsofliberty2000; Cindy

BTTT


3 posted on 08/20/2005 9:18:10 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: B.Bumbleberry; prarie earth; UnklGene; Cathryn Crawford; CholeraJoe; Chad Fairbanks; ...

ping


4 posted on 08/20/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000

'They gave us $400'

Wonder if he was paid in Liras.


5 posted on 08/20/2005 9:22:07 AM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Just like the Minutemen. Always raping and extorting money from the relatives of British troops.


6 posted on 08/20/2005 9:22:53 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Interrogator: "What organization do you belong to?"

Abed: "Ansar Al-Islam."

Interrogator: "What organization is this?"

Abed: "It is bin Laden's group."

Abed: "Our Ansar Al-Islam military camps were in Halabja."

Interrogator: "This was in the days of the previous regime?"

Abed: "Yes."


7 posted on 08/20/2005 9:24:22 AM PDT by yooling (A Mse once bit my sister...)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Oh my God! This massive scale of evil is unfathomable. It's much worse than fighting thousands of Ted Bundy clones. They are barbaric & brutal.... all in the name of the religion of peace.


8 posted on 08/20/2005 9:24:27 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: yooling

Wow, nice catch.


9 posted on 08/20/2005 9:25:52 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Ahhh, we must be tolerant now, for Islam is a religion of peace. Why, President Bush told us so!


10 posted on 08/20/2005 9:28:56 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth (Cindy Sheehan = Possessed by the Rachel Corrie demon. Same Hate, Same Foul Taste, Less Calories.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

I wonder if they will play this tape on Al Jazeera.


12 posted on 08/20/2005 9:29:57 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

And .. THIS IS THE SCUM the democrats/liberals/ACLU are protecting and supporting ..??

These aren't "insurgents" .. these are rapists and murderers.


13 posted on 08/20/2005 9:30:36 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: CyberAnt; Admin Moderator

I'd just like to point out that the moderators on this site think this so important they removed it to the Bloggers and personal forum. This isn't news to them, just something to get off the front page. In all the years I've been on this site I can't believe it has got this bad. Read the bloody transcript! This is not from a blog, this is news from MEMRI.


14 posted on 08/20/2005 9:37:55 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Better than reading the transcript, go to the MEMRI site and watch the video clip. If there are any Freepers who understand arabic I would love someone to verify the translation on this.

If this is accurate and this dirt bag on the clip is credible, then this story needs to be buried quick. It does not fit the lib-approved MSM template and could actually turn some of them to be on the side of the USA.< /sarc

15 posted on 08/20/2005 10:00:51 AM PDT by yooling (A Mse once bit my sister...)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Interesting, thanks.
Ping me if you post others.


16 posted on 08/20/2005 10:08:07 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

I've had the same problem, did you freepmail them and ask them why?


17 posted on 08/20/2005 10:09:56 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: AliVeritas

Just did. I'm very POed right now.


18 posted on 08/20/2005 10:10:34 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: marblehead17

ping for later


19 posted on 08/20/2005 10:17:55 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Abed: "Yes. He would give them to the squad, and they would kill them. Some would rape them."

They have the full support of Patricia Ireland!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

20 posted on 08/20/2005 10:19:03 AM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: Khashayar; AmericanDave; Panerai; neverdem; Jet Jaguar; Enchante; mdittmar; Alex Marko; ...

PING


21 posted on 08/20/2005 11:41:07 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Great post. We can't lose sight of how barbaric these people are.


22 posted on 08/20/2005 12:01:48 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers
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To: Pikamax

PING


23 posted on 08/20/2005 12:08:59 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

Yes, this really provides insight into the depravity we face over there.


24 posted on 08/20/2005 12:15:16 PM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: sonsofliberty2000

For some reason I thought they were dispensed speed rather than downers for missions.


25 posted on 08/20/2005 12:39:34 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Jet Jaguar; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

ON THE NET...

http://www.memri.org/jihad.html

http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=subjects&Area=jihad&ID=SP96305
Special Dispatch Series - No. 963
August 19, 2005 No.963

"Iraqi Confession TV Series Captured Iraqi Terrorist Ramzi Hashem Abed: Zarqawi Participated in the Plot to Assassinate Baqer Al-Hakim. "We Bombed Jalal Talabani's Headquarters, the Turkish Embassy, and the Red Cross; Were Drugged; Raped University Students Who ‘Collaborated with the Americans’"

TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from the interrogation of captured Iraqi terrorist Ramzi Hashem Abed, which aired on Al-Fayhaa TV on August 12 and Al-Iraqiya TV on August 7, 2005."(To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=813 .)"


26 posted on 08/20/2005 12:57:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 958: "'The Seekers of Martyrdom Command': Another State-Inspired Organization of Suicide Attackers in Iran (Official Website Based in U.S. and Germany)" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The new Iranian regime, headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, is promoting martyrdom (Shehada). In his second TV appearance following his election, Ahmadi-Nejad praised "the art of martyrdom." [1] (To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=782 )" (August 16, 2005) (Read More...)

27 posted on 08/20/2005 12:59:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE NET...

http://www.truthusa.com/911news.html


28 posted on 08/20/2005 1:00:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

Note: These video clips are on the current front page of MEMRITV.ORG (along with links to the transcripts). The following text is an exact quote:
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http://www.memritv.org

Iranian Defense Program


#816 - Armed Palestinian Factions in Gaza
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - 8/18/2005 - 00:01:57


#815 - Armed PLFP Terrorists on Al-Manar TV
Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) - 8/17/2005 - 00:02:42


#814 - Iranian University Students Form a "Human Chain" around Nuclear Facilities in Esfahan
Iran Ch.1 - 8/16/2005 - 00:03:32


#813 - Captured Iraqi Terrorist Ramzi Hashem Abed: Zarqawi Participated in the Plot to Assassinate Baqer Al-Hakim. We Bombed Jalal Talabani's Headquarters, the Turkish Embassy, and the Red Cross, Took Drugs, Raped University Students Who "Collaborated with the Americans"
Al-Fayhaa TV (Iraq/UAE), Al-Iraqiya TV (Iraq) - 8/12/2005 - 00:09:40


29 posted on 08/20/2005 1:06:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: sonsofliberty2000

The farther this story goes, the more the story is going to become the fact that our allies, the Iraqis, are beating confessions out of people. The libby-dibs and lamestream media will find that angle of the story to be good to the last drop.


30 posted on 08/20/2005 4:02:44 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Interrogator: "Slaughtering National Guardsmen and policemen – tell me about it."

Abed: "Sir, the slaughtering was done by people who belonged to the Syrians."

Interrogator: "Syrians?"

Abed: "Yes, the slaughtering..."

Interrogator: "From your own group?"

Abed: "No. There was a squad that came from the Syrian border."

31 posted on 08/20/2005 4:03:02 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

think of all the electricity he had in his BTTT


32 posted on 08/20/2005 4:09:18 PM PDT by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Interrogator: "Is this Jihad – raping women? Is this Jihad?"

Abed: "It is because they collaborated with the Americans."

Interrogator: "That's why they were raped?"

Abed: "Yes."

Interrogator: "A student who is simply going to her university is kidnapped, raped, and then slaughtered?! This was an American collaborator?!"

Abed: "Mullah Al-Raikan would give the names to the squad commander."

Interrogator: "My information says that they were kidnapped and brought to Mullah Al-Raikan's headquarters. True or false?"

Abed: "He would interrogate them."

Interrogator: "Were they raped after the interrogation?"

Abed: "Yes. He would give them to the squad, and they would kill them. Some would rape them."

And these are the savages the media, the Democrats and its leftist organizations including Cindy Sheehan support. There was a Muslim posting at FR that American soldiers were killing his people and raping women and children; and it was the Muslims who respected women.

33 posted on 08/20/2005 5:52:04 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ExcursionGuy84

It's eerie to know what a hero is to these people.


34 posted on 08/23/2005 6:17:51 AM PDT by m1-lightning (God, Guns, and Country!)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Interrogator: "Specialists? Who were they?"

Abed: "Abu Sajjad, Abu Haidar, and Abu Hamza."

"This is my brother Larry, this is my other brother Larry, and this is my other brother Larry."

Or, was it Daryl?

35 posted on 08/23/2005 6:22:10 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: DCPatriot

It was Daryl. Newhart is a classic!


36 posted on 08/23/2005 7:02:49 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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