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Three Major Terror Busts in Iraq -- Iran, Syria Connections Exposed, Say U.S. Officials
ABC News ^ | 3-22-07 | Brian Ross

Posted on 03/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT by ikez78

U.S. forces have arrested the two leaders of the network believed responsible for the brazen raid in Karbala by terrorists disguised as Americans, in which five U.S. soldiers were kidnapped and later killed in January, U.S. military officials said today.

In operations over the past several days in Basra and Hillah, coalition forces captured Qais Khazali, his brother Laith Khazali and several other members of the Khazali network, a splinter faction of the Mahdi army.

Senior U.S. military sources tell ABC News that hard evidence linking the Khazalis to the Karbala raid, including the ID cards of several of the dead American soldiers, was recovered at the scene.

Click Here for Photos of Deadly Explosive Devices.

The coalition also found evidence linking the men to Iran and to an arms smuggling operation that included the high impact Explosively Formed Projectiles, or EFPs, according to U.S. officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; bombsyrianow; iran; iraq; iraqsurge; muhammadsminions; wot
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1 posted on 03/22/2007 3:22:50 PM PDT by ikez78
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To: ikez78

I am thinking a liquified pork enema with a firehose might be appropriate punishment for them, if they are who we thing they are.

Given what they did to those men.


2 posted on 03/22/2007 3:25:06 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: ikez78

Terrorist training camps in Syria????

"And it was also revealed that a "Saddam Fedayeen leader involved in setting up training camps in Syria for Iraqi and foreign fighters" was also arrested in Mosul. Officials declined to name the individual or describe the location of the camps in Syria.

Since 2003, there has been ample evidence that foreign terrorists were infiltrating across the Syrian border into Iraq, activities that both U.S. and Iraqi officials have repeatedly asked the Syrian government to stop.

Today's arrest was the first official indication, however, that terrorist training camps were operating in Syria
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3 posted on 03/22/2007 3:25:17 PM PDT by ikez78 (www.regimeofterror.com)
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To: ikez78

Great Hunting!!


4 posted on 03/22/2007 3:25:25 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: ikez78

So what does this mean to Iran or Syria.

We get tough on 'em?

Still waiting on that one.


5 posted on 03/22/2007 3:25:42 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

I'm sure the UN will issue another "sanction".... ;0


6 posted on 03/22/2007 3:27:36 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I used 2 think people were factually ignorant but talking 2 liberals I realize people R just stupid.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Still waiting on that one.

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me too...


7 posted on 03/22/2007 3:28:04 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: ikez78
"And it was also revealed that a "Saddam Fedayeen leader involved in setting up training camps in Syria for Iraqi and foreign fighters" was also arrested in Mosul. Officials declined to name the individual or describe the location of the camps in Syria.

How many people still believe think that Saddam had nothing to do with Al Qaeda? He was setting up terrorist training camps all across the the region, but had nothing to do with AQ? Not likely.

8 posted on 03/22/2007 3:28:54 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons' pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Dog; jeffers

A few details here on older news.


9 posted on 03/22/2007 3:29:26 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Names Ash Housewares
So what does this mean to Iran or Syria. We get tough on 'em? Still waiting on that one."

When are we going to start taking out strategic locations in Syria and Iran?

10 posted on 03/22/2007 3:29:36 PM PDT by waimea.man
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To: chasio649

I think time is now on our side if our stupid congressmen don't try to pull the plug before we can flush out the system of terrorism in this whole region!


11 posted on 03/22/2007 3:29:59 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: MEG33

Nice work fellas. It's payback time.


12 posted on 03/22/2007 3:32:01 PM PDT by kdm68
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To: waimea.man

How are you going to make the dems "let" you do anything?

We have politics in play now since we lost the house and senate. Times have changed. There will be no attacks on Iran or Syria. We will save that for the dems.


13 posted on 03/22/2007 3:32:38 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: waimea.man

I agree!

So far all we really know is we roll up our sleeves to Iran and Syria and say "Why I oughta....".



How bout blowing the hell out of their terror training centers?

I know that covert ops probably go on, but it doesnt seem to stop this stuff if they keep finding it.


14 posted on 03/22/2007 3:33:24 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Peach

The MSM conveniently leaves out details of whether the terrorist training camps were set up while Saddam was in power or after the "regime change." It would be nice to have a solid link to pre-war terrorist connections. Maybe that information will come later.


15 posted on 03/22/2007 3:38:51 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Tarantulas

Substantial information about pre-war links between Iraq and AQ can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1698371/posts


16 posted on 03/22/2007 3:41:14 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons' pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares; chasio649
So what does this mean to Iran or Syria.

It means,

You're either with us, or...or, uh,...or, or we're going to talk about you in really...uh, in really unflattering ways, and, uh, and we might even raise our voices, too; you never know. So, THERE! THPTHPTHPTHPTHP!"

17 posted on 03/22/2007 3:46:50 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Total domination over all kingdoms under heaven will be given to the saints of YHVH. -- Daniel 7:27)
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To: ikez78

Most excellent news.


18 posted on 03/22/2007 3:52:01 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: ikez78

It'd be an awful shame if assassins unknown stole some U.S. uniforms, sneaked into where they were being held, and killed them execution-style. I know I'd be awfully sorry.


19 posted on 03/22/2007 4:00:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ikez78

Prelude to a US missile attack on terror camps inside Syria, perhaps? One can only hope...


20 posted on 03/22/2007 4:05:23 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (The Shillelagh resides in Heritage Hall)
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To: Peach

Yeah, but Joe Wilson says none of that is true...... he asked his fellow French spies and they assured him that Saddam was a great humanitarian who would never associate with terrorists.


21 posted on 03/22/2007 4:10:36 PM PDT by Enchante (Nifong, Fitzfong, Earlefong, Schumerfong, Waxmanfong...... Is there a pattern here?!?)
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To: ikez78

Carl Levin Calls for Attacks On Syria. Admits Al-Qaeda In Iraq & Troops Need to Stay

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1792200/posts?page=23#23


22 posted on 03/22/2007 4:17:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Names Ash Housewares

The United States should commence bombing immediately, to destroy Iran's oil pipelines and nuclear development sites, to castrate Iran's leaders while the world watches, stunned. Let the world's tin-horned dictators and socialists (including Pelosi & Co., Kennedy, Kerry, Putin, Leahy, Biden, Schumer...) scream. The world will respect the power of the United States, and freedom will be secured.



23 posted on 03/22/2007 4:46:19 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: ikez78
Officials declined to name the individual or describe the location of the camps in Syria.

I'd think the only acceptable description of "the location of the camps in Syria" would be: "in the now vaporized center of massive, smoking craters."

24 posted on 03/22/2007 4:46:27 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: ikez78

This brings up a good question. Can our military charge and judge these guys or do we have to turn them over to face Iraqi justice?


26 posted on 03/22/2007 5:15:12 PM PDT by John123 (Bill barely mentions Hillary in his memoirs... I will now light myself on fire)
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To: fantom

You could make the argument that President Bush was right about the war, but botched the public relations aspect of it, or blame the constant negative dripping of the hysterical mainstream media for the wide perception of a WMD debacle. The media will never be fair in their coverage of President Bush because he is a plausible conservative and he doesn't govern by polls but by what he thinks is right.


27 posted on 03/22/2007 5:44:07 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: rlmorel

I agree with your methodology, and I hope they find a connection to Baker and Webb and every other moron who said we should be delaing with Syria and Iran...


28 posted on 03/22/2007 5:46:59 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: ikez78; jveritas; Allegra; mystery-ak

And the good news from Iraq keeps pouring in.....


29 posted on 03/22/2007 6:20:57 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: fantom
His bungling of the war and his inarticulate response to the WMD debacle has ruined his credibility

I see we have a New York Times aficionado here. Watch CNN too, do we??

Or is this a joke and you forgot the sarcasm tags?

30 posted on 03/22/2007 6:24:35 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: ikez78
Slowly but surely the meat grinder turns.

Jammer
31 posted on 03/22/2007 6:28:36 PM PDT by JamminJAY (This space for rent)
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To: rockthecasbah
>Prelude to a US missile attack on terror camps inside Syria, >perhaps? One can only hope...

Long...long...long over due......

32 posted on 03/22/2007 6:39:00 PM PDT by free_life
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To: ikez78

We need to find out where this training takes place. Then the folks there need to meet with a bad accident.


33 posted on 03/22/2007 6:41:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Enchante

Joe Wilson was a left wing sell-out back in his college days, and he's a left wing sell-out now.


34 posted on 03/22/2007 6:43:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: ikez78
Perhaps the little lion will be told yet again to close the damn camps down. I bet those that we talked about surronding the city of Allepo are still operative. The Syrian are nothing more then a bunch of jackels to say the best of them.
It this administration was seriouse it should have told Shell Oil not to do any further business in Syria until the goofs start to cooperate. If anything. Perhaps some big business execs would get on the phone and tell Assad to stop shitting around. Money talks.
35 posted on 03/22/2007 6:45:40 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: ikez78

I'm no skeptic as to Iran and Syria's involvement in IZ. But those of you who have been over there or had military experience around munitions- please look at the abc.com photo slideshow associated with this article.
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/popup?id=1693355

The article only discusses the use of imported EFP's which are nonetheless deadly, but crudely constructed, as shown in the photos.

Do those 81mm mortars and RPG rounds look authentic?

First, they appear freshly painted and very clean for anything I ever saw in Iraq. Possibly they were just removed from their shipping crates. But I've never seen any munitions with the lot number listed as the actual Month-Date-Year.

Second, would Syrian/Iranian weapons manufacturers mark munitions with English abbreviations? For example, why are the RPGs labeled "HE" (high-explosive)?

Third, the mortar rounds have an unusual font, as compared to anything I have ever seen.

Discussion?????????
Thanks.


36 posted on 03/22/2007 6:47:29 PM PDT by SCPatriot77
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To: ohioWfan

The General's plan is working....HOO'AH


37 posted on 03/22/2007 6:49:06 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: rlmorel
(Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)

The BEST tag line so far..........it's pure poetry........

:}

38 posted on 03/22/2007 6:52:22 PM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: jeffers

ping


39 posted on 03/22/2007 6:57:39 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: AwesomePossum

Why thank you...I thought that up myself! (LOL...I think...I might be like George Harrison in his plagarization trial...

When you actually stop to think about it, it is pretty incisive.

In that case, I probably didn't make it up...hard to cut a steak with a butter knife...:)


40 posted on 03/22/2007 6:59:39 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: ohioWfan

This whole affair has become a debacle and only a kool aid drinker would think otherwise. For the last three years the situation was allowed to rot until they decided to get to work.


41 posted on 03/22/2007 7:04:22 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: misterrob

All of the successes in this war are the consequence of the excellent leadership provided by President Bush.

The border's more important than the war crowd can take their lumps if they like for brining in democrats to fight the president in the Congress but I think Bush has done an excellent job.


42 posted on 03/22/2007 8:51:17 PM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: lonestar67

I don't.


43 posted on 03/22/2007 9:24:04 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: rlmorel

You have to think like a Muzzi. Far worse than pork defilement is the saying in the Koran that damns a man who upon attacking a stronger neighbor brinks ruin on his village.

Just carpet bomb the city he comes from, and show him the videos. He will then know he is eternaly damned to hell. Then execute him.

Far worse for a Muslim than any creative pork product efforts.


44 posted on 03/22/2007 11:44:28 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I'm sure the UN will issue another "sanction"

in the words of Jon Stewart of The Daily Show mocking the UN's response to NK's nuclear test:

"Uh-oh! Looks like it's time to debate holding a referendum on a missive..."
45 posted on 03/23/2007 12:07:52 AM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: American in Israel

so you understand true warfare

why did you think being sensible would convince the politically-correct on f.r.?

these liberal plants know the words to 'kumbaya' but nothing about the nature of primitive cultures like the muzzies


46 posted on 03/23/2007 12:14:04 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (what does al qaeda and bush have in common? caves)
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To: MEG33

Go get 'em, boys. Syrians and Iranians are training the terrorists in Iraq. Enough is enough.


48 posted on 03/23/2007 12:44:09 AM PDT by Pub Linkser--80 (Seer, sage, soothsayer, and former second-string left fielder for the Oklahoma Sooners.)
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To: 4butnomorethan30characters; lonestar67

My view is that we gave Iran too much room to operate in Iraq for too long because we thought we were close to a breakthrough on the Iranian nuclear weapons issue. We decided not to fight the Iranians too much in Iraq so as not to disrupt the negotations on the nuclear issue. But then Iran refused to give an inch to the US, Russia, and the EU on the nuclear negotations, so now we've given up on the non-confrontational approach and we're steadily destroying the Iranian terrorist-support network in Iraq. If not for the larger Iranian nuclear issue, we would have hammered those guys a long time ago. Iran is now in almost complete diplomatic isolation from the rest of the world.


49 posted on 03/23/2007 12:55:51 AM PDT by Pub Linkser--80 (Seer, sage, soothsayer, and former second-string left fielder for the Oklahoma Sooners.)
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To: rlmorel
I am thinking a liquified pork enema with a firehose might be appropriate punishment for them...

What?!? We'd risk making Rosie O'Donnell upset!! Do you want that on your conscience??

50 posted on 03/23/2007 1:43:39 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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