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MI6 helped nail Zarqawi
The Sun ^ | June 9, 2006 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON

Posted on 06/09/2006 9:50:04 AM PDT by MadIvan

BRITISH spies played a pivotal role in helping to nail al Zarqawi, The Sun can reveal.

MI6 officers helped identify the whereabouts of the al- Qaeda general and his henchmen before the US air strike. And the SAS were involved in a series of “smash and grab” raids to seize his aides nearby.

Senior sources confirmed last night that MI6 had worked for weeks with US and Jordanian counterparts.

They helped pinpoint al Zarqawi and his team in their safe houses — leading directly to the bombing mission. A source said: “The intelligence services and special forces have been working with American colleagues.

“British intelligence played a role in helping to locate al Zarqawi. And special forces were involved in raids rounding up his men soon after.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: coalition; mi6; raid; sas; uk; zarqawi
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I'm glad we did our bit.

Regards, Ivan

1 posted on 06/09/2006 9:50:07 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan

Who Dares Wins bump


2 posted on 06/09/2006 9:51:02 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: MadIvan
I was hoping the Brits and Aussies had a hand in this!!

God save the Queen and God bless the Aussies and British!!

thanks MadIvan!

3 posted on 06/09/2006 9:51:20 AM PDT by Alkhin (http://awanderingconfluence.com/blog ~ Tributaries)
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To: MadIvan; Cap Huff; Dog; Coop; AdmSmith; jmc1969; Straight Vermonter; Wiz; Marine_Uncle; ...

Great job....


4 posted on 06/09/2006 9:52:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Texican; Watery Tart; Deetes; Barset; fanfan; LadyofShalott; Tolik; mtngrl@vrwc; pax_et_bonum; ...

Ping!


5 posted on 06/09/2006 9:53:20 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

Yeah, but you haven't helped us catch Bin Ladin, have you? (/hysterical DU mode)


6 posted on 06/09/2006 9:53:51 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: MadIvan

We did it before, and we can do it again.


7 posted on 06/09/2006 9:55:30 AM PDT by oblomov (Join the FR Folding@Home Team (#36120) keyword: folding@home)
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To: MadIvan

That's great, Ivan.

My deepest thanks to MI6 and all involved. Good job!


8 posted on 06/09/2006 9:55:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: MadIvan
I'm glad we did our bit

And God bless you for it!

But how come I can't find beans about it in the on-line editions of your papers? Are they covering it?

9 posted on 06/09/2006 9:56:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Well this article was in the Sun, one of our most popular dailies.

Regards, Ivan

10 posted on 06/09/2006 9:57:05 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

What's the old saying about success having a hundred parents but failure being an orphan?


11 posted on 06/09/2006 9:57:19 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: MadIvan

You guys always do more than your share, and we are sincerely grateful. And unfortunately the Brits also owed Zarqawi/Al Qaeda some payback, so I'm glad they played a major role in this victory.


12 posted on 06/09/2006 9:57:36 AM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: MadIvan

Thanks for posting it. I looked there and didn't see it. It's sure not banner headlines, and I'd've thought it would be.


13 posted on 06/09/2006 9:58:11 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MadIvan
And the SAS were involved in a series of “smash and grab” raids to seize his aides nearby.

Reading this just fills me with immense pleasure.

14 posted on 06/09/2006 9:58:29 AM PDT by Bahbah (Democrat Motto: Why not the worst)
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To: MadIvan

WTG Brits!


15 posted on 06/09/2006 9:58:42 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: MadIvan

It's a real good feeling and great assurance for us to have friends like the BRITS :). Anybody noticed that in modern history, both Aussies and Brits have been our closest allies on world politics. We, English speakers, stick togother :)


16 posted on 06/09/2006 9:58:42 AM PDT by Toidylop
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To: rhombus
Given the way the BBC is lately, it's actually the reverse in most of the media.

Regards, Ivan

17 posted on 06/09/2006 9:58:56 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan
MI6 helped nail Zarqawi

Thanks to Britain, MI6, Jordan and everyone involved in this important success.

18 posted on 06/09/2006 9:59:08 AM PDT by RJL
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To: MadIvan
The Elk Grove Police Department had a hand in it too.
19 posted on 06/09/2006 10:02:10 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: MadIvan

Enough credit to spread around, Rainbow Six style.


20 posted on 06/09/2006 10:02:29 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: MadIvan

Kudos to MI6 and the Jordanians as well.


21 posted on 06/09/2006 10:02:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: MadIvan

SAS-Badasses. I believe the SAS was first on the ground in Afghanistan, too. America is glad these folks are on our side. The Hereford denizens are a crucial component to the WOT.


22 posted on 06/09/2006 10:04:20 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy-Gore-Clinton-Feingold-Murtha- Pelosi-the true Axis of Evil...)
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To: MadIvan

Thanks for the intel! Can I buy you a pint?


23 posted on 06/09/2006 10:05:03 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,400+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: MadIvan

God bless you Ivan!


24 posted on 06/09/2006 10:05:39 AM PDT by MeekMom (Praise Jesus! He has given ALL for us!!!)
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To: MadIvan
I went back and still can't find any mention in The Times's and The Independent's on-line editions. Go figure.
25 posted on 06/09/2006 10:06:59 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MadIvan

God bless the British people and help them to wake up and prevent Londonistan.

Thank you for posting this from The Sun. It brought a smile to my face when I remembered one of Benny Hill's many endearing jokes (What's the hottest part of the sun?...Page 6! (for those who don't know, that's where The Sun publishes a photo of some topless babe))


26 posted on 06/09/2006 10:07:25 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: MadIvan

Shock & Awesome!!! ;)


27 posted on 06/09/2006 10:07:54 AM PDT by BossLady
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To: MadIvan

I don't know how you stomach the BBC these days. Well, at least you still have "Eastenders"! ;)

When I read the news of Zarqawi and just assumed our long-standing Allies were probably involved at some level..


28 posted on 06/09/2006 10:08:14 AM PDT by Romanov
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To: mewzilla

Thanks MI6!


29 posted on 06/09/2006 10:08:20 AM PDT by M38
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To: mewzilla
The Indie is no surprise. The Indie's readers think that Neville Chamberlain's problem was that he didn't give Hitler some warm milk and psychotherapy along with the Munich Agreement.

The Times, I'm mildly surprised by them not carrying anything about it - I suspect however, it will be mentioned at some point on their pages in the coming days.

Regards, Ivan

30 posted on 06/09/2006 10:08:23 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: cardinal4

When you take all the stories the last couple of days and put them together, it appears that all the intelligence services available were working together. Mossad had to be in on some of it also even though they are not mentioned, but at the same time as Zark was getting tucked in for his dirt nap, Mossad hit and took out the key palestinian henchman, and Jordan yanked the cork on Zarks brother and his sidekick. There was a widespread operation which took out a lot of key figures all over the sandbox.


31 posted on 06/09/2006 10:08:59 AM PDT by Concho
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To: MadIvan
Here's to you, great people of Britain!

God Save the Queen, and Happy Birthday to Her Majesty.

32 posted on 06/09/2006 10:09:04 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,400+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: winner3000
It's actually on page 3. The Sun has a whole separate site focused on that section.

Regards, Ivan

33 posted on 06/09/2006 10:09:27 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan
I have a business friend who was in the SAS.

He and his mates showed up in an African village, where there was some unrest going on, with decapitated heads of some rebels tied around their waists.

Things took a turn for the better real quick after the natives got the 'subtle' message.

The SAS is nothing to mess with, and to look at my friend you'd never guess he was one of them.

34 posted on 06/09/2006 10:10:01 AM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: Romanov
Who says I watch the BBC? I watch Sky News.

Regards, Ivan

35 posted on 06/09/2006 10:10:08 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan
Victory has a thousand fathers...

while defeat is an orphan... :)

36 posted on 06/09/2006 10:10:19 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Concho
We are winning this war-together. The DNCMSM contnues to persist that we are alone. Those morons wouldnt know a successful prosecution if it bit them in the a**..
37 posted on 06/09/2006 10:11:23 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy-Gore-Clinton-Feingold-Murtha- Pelosi-the true Axis of Evil...)
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To: AmericaUnited
Except on the BBC.

Regards, Ivan

38 posted on 06/09/2006 10:12:00 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

Excellent. Now the Democraps and the UN can be mad at you too.


39 posted on 06/09/2006 10:12:27 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops and the mission.)
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To: MadIvan
I was reminded of this link :) From 2003...

Who the **** are you, asked the man from special forces

40 posted on 06/09/2006 10:12:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MadIvan

Tony Blair's speech following the elimination of Al-Zaqawi was great. Despite everything, he has not wavered.


41 posted on 06/09/2006 10:13:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: prairiebreeze
My reply to the Democrats and the UN:

Translated, it's the rude way of saying, "Go forth and multiply."

Regards, Ivan

42 posted on 06/09/2006 10:17:39 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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I'm thinking there were a few soiled dishdashes when the SAS came a-knockin'. That may be just as important as whacking Zarqawi, actually. Getting their media star was great, and getting the top echelon of his decentralized command structure is even better.

I'll hoist one to the lads tonight.

43 posted on 06/09/2006 10:18:47 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MadIvan
MI, the SUN may not be the UK's most credible source of news, right? I mean I hope they're right and appreciate very much the Brits help (I met some in Iraq), but I just wonder about the SUN.
44 posted on 06/09/2006 10:19:37 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (The MSM is "the propaganda arm of our enemies." - Jack Kelly)
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To: elhombrelibre
No, there was a longer article from an American news source that said similarly yesterday.

The Sun tends to get things such as this correct.

Regards, Ivan

45 posted on 06/09/2006 10:20:13 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

I shoot regularly with a former member of SAS. We compete in IDPA matches and needless to say, he is a master class shooter.

Back in his day, he made regular excursions to Yemen and other ME environs.

What always struck me was that his superiors had brit dentists chip and score his teeth so he would better blend in.


46 posted on 06/09/2006 10:21:48 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: MadIvan

So this was a coalition effort? Didn't see that anywhere in the MSM.


47 posted on 06/09/2006 10:24:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: MadIvan
Your press is much more honest in the sense that they are what they are. Ours is full of hypocrites who pretend to be or want to be seen as "objective" when in fact they've got a hidden - barely now - agenda. If you buy the TELEGRAPH, you know you're getting a conservative outlook. The GUARDIAN is a leftwing paper and proud of it. The NYT is actually a Gay pro-Democrat paper but wants to pretend it's a just gathering the news.

All the best,

48 posted on 06/09/2006 10:26:11 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (The MSM is "the propaganda arm of our enemies." - Jack Kelly)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
A bit more about it.

Regards, Ivan

49 posted on 06/09/2006 10:27:52 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: MadIvan

As an American of almost entirely British descent, I never doubted it and am proud of it!


50 posted on 06/09/2006 10:28:15 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (NOT ON MY WATCH!)
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