Skip to comments.Zarqawi's Final Atrocities
Posted on 06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT by MikeA
If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes.
Inside those boxes were nine human heads.
Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men.
Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads belonged to a prominent Sunni Muslim imam, who preached peace and tolerance.
For the past few weeks, U.S. military intelligence analysts had seen a spike in beheadingsa specialty of the Zarqawi network.
Of course, Zarqawi will be remembered chiefly as a beheader. He apparently enjoyed wielding the knife and slowly hacking off the head of Nicholas Berg of West Chester, Pa. In a video that Zarqawis followers proudly posted on the Internet, Berg screams in pain in seven long minutes as Zarqawi saws through his neck.
Zarqawi also is believed to have beheaded Eugene Armstrong of Hillsdale, Mich.
Zarqawi is also believed to have beheaded Ken Bigley, the Liverpool, U.K.-based engineer who came to Iraq to help people, in October 2004.
Now it is Zarqawis own head that is capturing the worlds attention. Displaying his head has several immediate benefits: it boosts the morale of Iraqi police and military officers, who have been taking increased casualties in the past few weeks and were spooked by the Zarqawi video released last month. In that video, Zarqawi made a point of firing an M-4 and an M-249two automatic weapons that are only used by U.S. forces. If he can take guns from the hands of Americans he killed and turn those weapons against the worlds sole remaining superpower, maybe Zarqawi is invincible after all. Yesterdays air strike has already reversed the downward spiral of Iraqi police morale, one source told me.
Nor can Zarqawi be easily replaced. He had a kind of rogue-ish charisma that resonated in the Arab world. He was featured in Arabic-language pop songs and feted on Arabic soap operas. His persona drew hundreds of Saudis, Syrians and other foreigners to fight alongside him in Iraq. There is simply no one else in the organization who has his aura.
At the very least, the beheadings and suicide attacks will decline sharply.
Mr. Miniter is author of Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror and "Losing bin Laden."
The "joint directed" means that any member of any American armed forces (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy) can designate a target and call in a strike.
It's kind of like calling in Artillery, but with the range that covers the whole country.
In that picture of the two smelly hippies, the one called Berg is weating a nametag that appears to say "LEAD Insurgent". I say offer him a ticket to Iraq to fight alongside his Al Qaeda brothers. Arm him with the fiercest weapons of the left...a whistle, a video camera, some weed...
What? No halo??
I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Horns and tail are more appropriate.
The MSM will never mention this possibility, maybe we the Pajamahadeem might want to bring this factoid to light.
I was right.
He looks real good.
Meanwhile, there was a little "Chicago justice": Zarqawi survived the bombs, was turned over by US forces to Iraqi forces, and "succumbed to his injuries." Aww.
You just confirmed my analysis of the various photos of the site.
The slab was resting very near the gound, there was concrete block rubble all around where the blast blew it outward. there was a hole in the slab. there was a mangle of rebar, clean to the steel evidencing finely fragmented concrete.
There is also a photo of troops in the palms with a big hole...... the first bomb missed? The pilot elected to hit it a second time.
My thought is the first bomb missed the house and made a hole and a mangled truck. The second penetrated the roof and blew the wals outward collapsing the slab.
Charming. Those Arabs sure know how to entertain a person. (Barf!)
If we had listened to the Dims and done what they wanted, Zarqawi would still be alive and playing at his favorite sport -- beheadings. It's only because we didn't listen to the Dims that we can celebrate these images:
Just saw Murtha on with Wolfe Blitzkreig. This person is just without concern for the troops. It is his way or the highway.....He said, "The military, they did ok, but this killing of az Zarqari will mean nothing but more problems. The explosions of IED are the only problem in Iraq," ....or something to that effect.
Murtha, is a 250 # turd that just won't flush...
I hope it was a long and excruciatingly painful 10 minutes.
Look at the moonbats mourning Al-Zarqawi's death:
You see, it's gone beyond political discourse. Murtha has vested his personality, his credibility, and his identity in a view of the world which is parallell to reality. He offers the MSM a face to propound the course they want to take, but are too chickenshit to run for the presidency so they will be constitutionally vested. Before his eruption last year, I had never heard of Jack Murtha. Pride is an awful thing to order ones existence.
Satan reclaims one of his own!
Imagine Zarqawi looking around for his 72 virgins only to find he is to be beheaded by demons over and over for the rest of eternity.
I wonder if that is all that is left of him. Fitting end for someone who liked to dismember people.
What can be expected from those who worship the Father of Lies.
Exactly the fate that should have been Saddam Hussein's when he was found in his rat hole.