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U.S. military says hits al Qaeda propaganda units
Reuters ^ | March 22, 2008 | Randy Fabi

Posted on 03/22/2008 10:39:51 AM PDT by CreativePerspective

The U.S. military said on Saturday it had hampered al Qaeda's ability to recruit new members in Iraq by capturing or killing many of the people who make slick videos used to attract disaffected young Muslims.

U.S. military spokesman Rear Admiral Greg Smith said that in the past year, 39 al Qaeda members in Iraq responsible for producing and disseminating videos and other material to thousands of Internet Web sites had been captured or killed.

"The power of this information is obvious. These guys are using material that is used on Web sites to recruit and raise money," Smith told Reuters in an interview.

"We think the vast majority of this media network has been degraded at this point," he said, adding that the arrests had led to fewer Internet postings of al Qaeda beheadings, kidnappings and other attacks in Iraq.

Smith said militant groups had become increasingly sophisticated in their distribution of information, publishing professional-looking videos with narration, music and special effects of attacks on U.S. soldiers and Iraqis.

"Most of al Qaeda's coordinated attacks tend to be so well-planned that they allow for camera crews to be on location filming just before it happens," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; alqaedapropaganda; cyberjihad; enemypropaganda; globaljihad; gwot; internet; iraq; progress; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 03/22/2008 10:39:52 AM PDT by CreativePerspective
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...

Iraq ping.


2 posted on 03/22/2008 10:45:06 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pew, you share his view.)
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To: CreativePerspective
...39 al Qaeda members in Iraq responsible for producing and disseminating videos and other material to thousands of Internet Web sites had been captured or killed.

Ooo, wouldn't this would make a nice...video?

3 posted on 03/22/2008 10:51:31 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: CreativePerspective

Does this have anything to do with the recent UBL video? They could have traced the distribution of the video.

Just a thought.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 10:58:11 AM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all the fish!)
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To: elhombrelibre
Saw this, nothing up yet on the .mil sites that I use as FRWN sources yet though. Still,.. if true, and I have a deep mistrust of anything from Reuters, good news.
5 posted on 03/22/2008 11:46:48 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: CreativePerspective
These Jihadi Joe videos are chilling sometimes. Watching as restrained, blindfolded and terrified innocents in their last moments, stripped of years of life are cutdown like livestock by cowards.

And then all the damn Islamofags start singing. In the middle of a terrorist murder video, they break out in song!

They just have to sing, like they are in the San Francisco Mens choir or something. There's no stopping the singing. It's what they do. It's payback for Gitmo bombarding "battlefield detainess" with Metallica around the clock. It's like a music video to them. Muj-TV.

Personally I enjoy the Apache kills and the Predator stuff too. But especially the Apache stuff. It's kind of touching, the part where the Apache crew rakes the badguys bongo with cannon fire then saws in half the survivors "lucky" enough to make it out of the vehicle.

Gives me a little tear in my eye. Sniff.

6 posted on 03/22/2008 11:52:08 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: CreativePerspective

Propaganda units claim, “they were nowhere near us... Yeah, that’s the ticket!”


7 posted on 03/22/2008 11:58:15 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: elhombrelibre
Propaganda units? The U.S. military went after the New York Times and the Washington Post?

Woooohooooo!

8 posted on 03/22/2008 12:02:36 PM PDT by Allegra (I have an inbred fear of stupid people.)
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To: Allegra

Sharing in your excitement, Allegra.


9 posted on 03/22/2008 4:50:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Seaplaner

“Ooo, wouldn’t this would make a nice...video?”

Yes.


10 posted on 03/22/2008 4:51:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: CreativePerspective
U.S. military says hits al Qaeda propaganda units

OMG!!! They dropped a JDAM on the DNC????

11 posted on 03/22/2008 4:53:03 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Cindy

ping


12 posted on 03/22/2008 4:53:34 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Thanks for the ping Straight Vermonter.

#

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1981084/posts?page=887#887


13 posted on 03/22/2008 4:56:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: elhombrelibre

Let us hope this type is news is getting out to all the would be jihadist goons. As we read in another post earlier, more of them are starting to realize jihad is not what they thought it would be. Go to Iraq and die.


14 posted on 03/22/2008 5:56:17 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: CreativePerspective

thanks, bfl


15 posted on 03/22/2008 11:46:00 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: CreativePerspective
U.S. military says hits al Qaeda propaganda units

It attacked the DNC?

(I can dream, can't I?)

16 posted on 03/22/2008 11:49:06 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; freema; ...

(( ping ))

This is good, but they really need to work on dealing with other kinds of propaganda as well - - namely, the kind of propaganda that led to the US military’s disgraceful railroading of the Haditha Marines.


17 posted on 03/22/2008 11:55:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Marine_Uncle

It may make the back page of the MSM, I suppose.


18 posted on 03/23/2008 12:07:56 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pew, you share his view.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“”Most of al Qaeda’s coordinated attacks tend to be so well-planned that they allow for camera crews to be on location filming just before it happens,” he said.”

And, every time one of these pieces of **** get killed while filming jihadi propaganda, it gets written up as another example of the US hunting down and killing journalists by “monitoring” NGOs.


19 posted on 03/23/2008 1:41:11 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: CreativePerspective

Excellent news! (see my tagline)

The difference between these babboons and the “respectable” journalists of the media-industrial complex (the “MSM”)?

MSM types get a paycheck, AQ guys are paid in cash. Oh, and the AQ types are usually sober.


20 posted on 03/23/2008 1:52:14 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Bump that, Lancey. And Happy Easter to you and yours!


21 posted on 03/23/2008 5:52:10 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: ARE SOLE

They don’t call it jihadi porn for nothing. Notice how they start saying allahu akbar faster and louder as they’re sawing someone’s head off or waiting for the bomb or shot to go off. Sure as hell sounds like they are fondling each other.


22 posted on 03/23/2008 6:26:55 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Lancey Howard
In February, U.S. intelligence monitoring of those Web sites showed 34 new postings of videos and audio material from Iraqi networks, down from 144 postings in June 2007, Smith said.

That's a pretty significant reduction!
23 posted on 03/23/2008 7:22:36 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: CreativePerspective
Step one: capture the guys who make the propaganda.

Step two: put them at the end of a dog leash being "walked" by a female soldier.

Step three: circulate widely.

Step four: rinse and repeat.

24 posted on 03/23/2008 7:35:19 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: ARE SOLE

How about the one where the jihadist mortar guy gets a malfunctioning round and he drops it down the barrel . . . then disappears!


25 posted on 03/23/2008 7:36:18 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS
How about the one where the jihadist mortar guy gets a malfunctioning round and he drops it down the barrel . . . then disappears!

A sentimental favorite!

Regards

26 posted on 03/23/2008 7:53:12 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: Lancey Howard

Somehow I think it is beyond the capacity of this news agency to do as you suggest.


27 posted on 03/23/2008 11:28:15 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: elhombrelibre

Either that or a totally transparent page. At any rate, the goons must be realizing their gig just may be up in Iran.


28 posted on 03/23/2008 11:29:41 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Obviously, that’s progress.


29 posted on 03/23/2008 11:33:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pews, you share his view.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Whoops... Iran. Meant to reference Iraq. But what the heck the same applies to the Persians, and the rest of the Muslim world. Hoards of ill guided youth that would not know how to hit the head of a nail with a hammer if their live depended on it.


30 posted on 03/23/2008 12:03:22 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: ARE SOLE

I thought that the evaporation of the muhja serving the mortar was the result of counter-battery fire? Did I miss something?


31 posted on 03/24/2008 11:07:48 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (Angels want to wear my red shoes...)
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To: T. Rustin Noone
I thought that the evaporation of the muhja serving the mortar was the result of counter-battery fire? Did I miss something?

Yeah T. If we are speaking of the same incident. The mortar round blew up in the tube.

(Either that or our guys fired a real accurate one and it went right into the Jihaddis launch tube then blew up.)

Regards

32 posted on 03/24/2008 2:45:56 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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