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Zarqawi is dead, claims Baghdad imam
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Posted on 09/16/2005 10:12:48 AM PDT by jmc1969

PARIS - Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, is dead but Washington continues to use him as a bogeyman to justify a prolonged military occupation, an Iraqi Shia cleric said in an interview published here on Friday.

Sheikh Jawad Al Kalesi, the imam of the al-Kazemiya mosque in Baghdad, told Le Monde newspaper: “I don’t think that Abu Musab Al Zarqawi exists as such. He’s simply an invention by the occupiers to divide the people.”

Kalesi claimed that Zarqawi was killed in the Kurdish northern region of Iraq at the beginning of the US-led war on the country as he was meeting with members of the Ansar Al-Islam group affiliated to Al Qaeda.

“His family in Jordan even held a ceremony after his death. Abu Musab Al Zarqawi is therefore a ploy used by the Americans, an excuse to continue the occupation. It’s a pretext so they don’t leave Iraq.”

Kalesi made the comments to Le Monde as he passed through Paris.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaedairaq; enemy; gwot; iraq; killed; mostwanted; oif; zarqawi
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bwhwahahaha, these losers are so funny, its not the first time they have tried to claim Z-man is dead to get America to leave.
1 posted on 09/16/2005 10:12:49 AM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Yeah, right.


2 posted on 09/16/2005 10:14:56 AM PDT by putupjob
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To: jmc1969

If the Z-hole is dead, why does he keep putting out audio-tapes?


3 posted on 09/16/2005 10:14:56 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Hell or high water can't stop New Orleans buses from getting out the vote during elections)
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To: jmc1969

i actually wish this was true. I hope bin laden is captured and we are just holding him and putting panties on his head.


4 posted on 09/16/2005 10:14:56 AM PDT by jw777
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To: jmc1969

Habeas Corpus!........


5 posted on 09/16/2005 10:15:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (BLAME = Democrat .......BALM = Republican.........BLAM = 1 DEAD LOOTER............)
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To: jmc1969

I wish.


6 posted on 09/16/2005 10:16:03 AM PDT by misty4jc
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To: jmc1969

Kill more of 'em, kill 'em left and kill 'em right.


7 posted on 09/16/2005 10:16:23 AM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: jmc1969

So let's have the body!

There has to be a reward for even his dead, rotting corpse!


8 posted on 09/16/2005 10:16:23 AM PDT by airborne
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To: jmc1969

We must be REALLY close this time!

Anyone want to guess dates on his capture?

I will go with October 12, 2005.


9 posted on 09/16/2005 10:17:43 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (11, 175, 77, 93 - In Memory Always)
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To: jmc1969

I've never seen a figment of my imagination chop off heads.

Denying he exists seems like it cuts the head off his argument. If you say he's dead, fine, but he was anything but fake.

Unfortunately.

D


10 posted on 09/16/2005 10:18:35 AM PDT by daviddennis (;)
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To: airborne
So let's have the body!

Exactly. Nobody wants the $25MILLION DOLLARS Sure...

11 posted on 09/16/2005 10:18:53 AM PDT by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: jmc1969

Zarqawi isn't dead, I saw him at the Tasty Freeze hanging out with Elvis.


12 posted on 09/16/2005 10:20:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: putupjob

Uh, Huh.... We've heard that one before.


13 posted on 09/16/2005 10:21:00 AM PDT by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: jmc1969

There's a Monty Python routine in there somewhere.


14 posted on 09/16/2005 10:21:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: jmc1969

Arafat is still dead.


15 posted on 09/16/2005 10:23:02 AM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: jmc1969

Don't believe it!


16 posted on 09/16/2005 10:23:34 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Realism

We have heard this one before many many many times.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4446084

http://tinylink.com/?Tu0yoI1JeJ


17 posted on 09/16/2005 10:24:03 AM PDT by jmc1969
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To: cripplecreek

It's not a flesh wound.


18 posted on 09/16/2005 10:25:15 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I Remember)
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To: jmc1969

Of course he's dead, I've read it here many times. Almost weekly, as a matter of fact.


19 posted on 09/16/2005 10:25:22 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: jmc1969
ok, I'll do it


20 posted on 09/16/2005 10:25:45 AM PDT by byteback
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To: jmc1969
Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, is dead but Washington continues to use him as a bogeyman to justify a prolonged military occupation, an Iraqi Shia cleric said in an interview published here on Friday.

When did he die? Where is his body? Produce some proof, buddy, or shut up.

21 posted on 09/16/2005 10:26:08 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: jmc1969
"He’s simply an invention by the occupiers to divide the people.”

I think the term he uses (occupiers) to refer to Americans giving their lives to try and help these voluntarily enslaved fools such as this so-called religious leader says it all about his point of view.

22 posted on 09/16/2005 10:27:38 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: airborne

"So let's have the body!

There has to be a reward for even his dead, rotting corpse!"

What is the randsom up to $25 Mill, $50, $100 Mill?



23 posted on 09/16/2005 10:28:03 AM PDT by poobear (Imagine a world of liberal silence.)
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To: jmc1969

If true, then GOOD!!


24 posted on 09/16/2005 10:28:52 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: jmc1969

I once heard or read somewhere that the American Indians had a deep respect for people who were insane. They thought the great spirit entered the minds of these people. It is obvious the Muslims have a deep adoration for insanity also since I have never heard an Imam who was sane.


25 posted on 09/16/2005 10:29:08 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: MEGoody

Truth is what I can get you to believe, says the Imam.


26 posted on 09/16/2005 10:29:41 AM PDT by johnb838 (Logic and reason are tools of the white oppressor.)
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To: jw777
i actually wish this was true. I hope bin laden is captured and we are just holding him and putting panties on his head.

Or maybe a pancake... anything is better than a curtain!

27 posted on 09/16/2005 10:31:02 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: jmc1969
“His family in Jordan even held a ceremony after his death

Oh, well that cinches it.

We all know Islamists never rationalize doing anything to overcome the "infidels", even though their "holy" Koran tells them ANY despicable behavior is acceptable in the charge they've been given by their "prophet" to dominate the world.

28 posted on 09/16/2005 10:31:06 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: jmc1969

When do Jihadist Imans and Lunatic Libs stop lying?


29 posted on 09/16/2005 10:32:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: airborne

airborne wrote:

"So let's have the body! "

--I agree with you 1 million percent!
Zar-OUWEEE has died at least 10 times that i can remember.
I know MSN is shredding those old articles as of right now LOL


30 posted on 09/16/2005 10:33:45 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: jw777
"i actually wish this was true. I hope bin laden is captured and we are just holding him and putting panties on his head."

Forget putting panties on his head. Make him slop the hogs!

31 posted on 09/16/2005 10:34:44 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: jmc1969

We'll know for sure when Mother Zarqawi wants to meet with President Bush.


32 posted on 09/16/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT by N. Theknow (If you need a business, then make it your business to mind your own business.)
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To: Hoodlum91

E's pinin for the fiords.


33 posted on 09/16/2005 10:37:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: jmc1969



Bring us his head and we will believe you.


34 posted on 09/16/2005 10:37:45 AM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Republican)
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To: jmc1969

We should claim that he is dead too. Maybe he will start more movie productions and prove that he is not dead. Every chance to get him is a good one. We should claim that Binladen is dead too. For the same reason.


35 posted on 09/16/2005 10:38:00 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Dems: "It can't be done" Reps. "Move, we'll find a way or make a way. It has to be done!")
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To: jmc1969
Zarqawi is dead..

Been Hiden is dead, too. ...Elvis found alive in MN donut shop....Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunnie, giving interviews on CNN...Santa Claus found fishin' in NOLA....MORE @ 11/10 central time

36 posted on 09/16/2005 10:38:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: jmc1969

He's dead Jim.






He's Not dead Jim.


Will Z top Arafat's 'dead yet' threads?


37 posted on 09/16/2005 10:39:45 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jmc1969

Anyone seen Kevin Kline lately?


38 posted on 09/16/2005 10:40:01 AM PDT by sono
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To: jmc1969

Deliver his head, if he's dead.

We'll put it on a spit in Bagdad Square.


39 posted on 09/16/2005 10:40:28 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45
I know MSN is shredding those old articles as of right now LOL

And google & yahoo are deleting files furiously!

40 posted on 09/16/2005 10:41:36 AM PDT by airborne
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To: jmc1969

I guess we forgot to flip the OCCUPADO sign on the door after we invaded.


41 posted on 09/16/2005 10:41:55 AM PDT by Vaquero ("From my dead cold hands")
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To: jmc1969
To quote Dick Cheney,

"If he's dead we got him. If he isn't, we'll get him."
42 posted on 09/16/2005 10:43:14 AM PDT by McGruff (Woof!)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
“His family in Jordan even held a ceremony after his death

Anybody remember the time when the Palestinians were having a funeral for one of their martyrs and the Israelis broke it up. Everyone, including the "corpse" ran.

43 posted on 09/16/2005 10:45:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theatre with the Constitution)
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To: airborne

airborne wrote:
"
And google & yahoo are deleting files furiously!"

--Those hard drives must be smokin! The sweet smell of burning electronics in the morning =)
The Libs are going more nuts by the second hehehe


44 posted on 09/16/2005 10:46:23 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Hey, tupac has been dead for years and they keep releasing new albums by him.


45 posted on 09/16/2005 10:46:40 AM PDT by flashbunny (Why do I have to defend the free market on a web site called free republic???)
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To: jmc1969

He's dead? Fine, show us the corpse and let us determine that for ourselves.


46 posted on 09/16/2005 10:47:32 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: jmc1969

Z-man dead, he is scheduled to pitch for the Cubs, what happened?


47 posted on 09/16/2005 10:48:01 AM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: jmc1969

Let us see the body.


48 posted on 09/16/2005 10:48:17 AM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: JimWforBush

So is Buckwheat.


49 posted on 09/16/2005 10:49:29 AM PDT by Rik0Shay
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To: KarlInOhio
"Anybody remember the time when the Palestinians were having a funeral for one of their martyrs and the Israelis broke it up. Everyone, including the "corpse" ran."

To quote the delighted response of Bob in "What About Bob", when a security guard recognized him as having upstaged Dr. Leo Marvin on TV: "HAH!"

BTW, if you haven't seen that movie, I recommend renting it.

50 posted on 09/16/2005 10:50:27 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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