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The U.S. Quietly Slashes the Reward Posted for the Leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq
US News ^ | May 12, 2008 | By Anna Mulrine, Kevin Whitelaw

Posted on 05/12/2008 5:30:17 PM PDT by Dog

The U.S. government has quietly withdrawn a $5 million reward it was offering for the killing or capture of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, named by Pentagon officials as the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: almasri; alqaedainiraq; bounty; iraq
What happened here... that we don't know about yet.
1 posted on 05/12/2008 5:30:17 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Maybe a JDAM

I love JDAMs


2 posted on 05/12/2008 5:31:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: wastedyears
Al-Masri had been one of America's most wanted figures in Iraq ever since his identity was revealed in 2006. But U.S. News has learned that the bounty for him was reduced and that he was unceremoniously dropped in late February from the State Department's Rewards for Justice Program, which offers cash payments for information that leads to the capture or killing of wanted terrorists.

Currently, the bounty for the Egyptian militant stands at $100,000, a more modest payout that is now covered by the separate—and decidedly lower profile—Department of Defense Rewards Program

What the hell?

3 posted on 05/12/2008 5:34:51 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Maybe they’re trying to insult him by saying he’s just not worth that much.


4 posted on 05/12/2008 5:39:06 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: Dog

Why should the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program pay top dollar for a two bit thug!?! Abu Ayyub al-Masri is shop worn and ugly to boot.


5 posted on 05/12/2008 5:44:08 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Dog

Probably trying to reduce the number of times Iraqi officials falsely report they’ve caught him. After the third time, it’s getting old.


6 posted on 05/12/2008 5:44:31 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Dog

There was a report last week that the Iraqi Army had captured this guy. These reports don’t pass the smell test. Something tells me this guy has assumed room temperature as a famous raconteur says.


7 posted on 05/12/2008 5:45:15 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Dog

Because we are confident now we’ll get the prick. Geez, the U.S. News acts like this is some big deal.

I hate the LameStream Media....they all pretty much suck.


8 posted on 05/12/2008 6:02:55 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: Dog

Is he dead?


9 posted on 05/12/2008 6:07:06 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Dog

He’s dead Jim.


10 posted on 05/12/2008 6:10:30 PM PDT by therut
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To: Dog

One scenario is that the guy listed never really was the actual leader, just some stooge out there to take the fall. He was the Uncle Jr. to some other Tony Soprano. We might have just figured that out.


11 posted on 05/12/2008 6:13:13 PM PDT by Daus
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To: therut

Jim, he’s dead. Only so many ways Bones could say that line.


12 posted on 05/12/2008 7:55:05 PM PDT by fungoking
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To: Dog

“Do I understand this correctly? I’m being MARKED DOWN? . . . I’ve had a bounty put on my head by K-Mart!”


13 posted on 05/12/2008 8:25:16 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (One little, two little, three little candidates, and each one of them sucks.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Blue light special.

14 posted on 05/13/2008 6:18:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: Dog

You can’t sell a product that’s been discontinued.


15 posted on 05/13/2008 6:20:16 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: Dog

maybe the dims in congress.


16 posted on 05/13/2008 6:23:06 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Dog

Perhaps they have tapped into his communication network.


17 posted on 05/13/2008 3:27:06 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

Its the same thing they did with Zarqawi. Remember the blooper reel? Publically humilated the chump, and look what happened a month later.... ;)


18 posted on 05/17/2008 6:40:15 PM PDT by RoadDogg (If our troops are dumb, then consider this college graduate an ABSOLUTE IDIOT.)
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