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Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go
The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman

Posted on 06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT by mojito

The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it.

Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement.

Well-organised and utterly ruthless, the ex-preacher is the driving force behind al-Qaeda’s resurgence throughout Syria and Iraq, putting it at the forefront of the war to topple President Bashar al-Assad and starting a fresh campaign of mayhem against the Western-backed government in Baghdad.

On Tuesday, his forces achieved their biggest coup in Iraq to date, seizing control of government buildings in Mosul, the country's third biggest city.

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Some describe him as a farmer who was arrested by US forces during a mass sweep in 2005, who then became radicalised at Camp Bucca, where many al-Qaeda commanders were held. Others, though, believe he was a radical even during the largely secular era of Saddam Hussein, and became a prominent al-Qaeda player very shortly after the US invasion.

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Why such a ferocious individual was deemed fit for release in 2009 is not known.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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"Why such a ferocious individual was deemed fit for release in 2009 is not known."

But I have a few guesses.

1 posted on 06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

This is the guy so extreme, Al-Queda cut ties with him. This man will set off a suicide vest in a daycare in the name of Allah.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: DCBryan1
Sounds just like the kind of fellow Barry 0bama can do business with.
3 posted on 06/11/2014 12:35:59 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Obama just released 5 more to join him.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 12:38:06 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Mass beheadings as Al Qaeda consumes Iraq.
The fate of the South Vietnamese tore at my heart after we abandoned them to the communist who brutalized them. Now we see even worse in Iraq. Americans should be proud they got what they wanted...again. FTR I was in Viet Nam and I disagreed with starting the war in Iraq.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 12:45:16 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Parley Baer
It does seem to suggest a vaguely disturbing pattern regarding our so-called president's priorities, does it not?
6 posted on 06/11/2014 12:46:35 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

You’re doing a heckuva job Barry!


7 posted on 06/11/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: mojito

This is a complete disaster, Vietnam all over again, probably worst. US supplied soldiers dropping their guns and changing out of their uniforms, leaving American humvees, tanks, helicopters, and soon airplanes to the enemy. Government officials and anyone who has had anything to do with the US is fleeing for their lives knowing that we will not protect them. Millions of civilians marching aimlessly away from the oncoming firestorm. An Al-Qaeda state rising in the Middle East out of the ashes of secular dictatorships. And America watches apathetic as the horror unfolds.

History is indeed repeating itself, and the worst is yet to come. Obama and Bush are in the running for worst Presidents in US history.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 12:47:54 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: mojito

America didn’t let him go, Sparky the jug-eared terrorist sympathizer let him go...


9 posted on 06/11/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: mojito

How hard can it be to drop some ordinance from the air on top of him?


10 posted on 06/11/2014 12:50:10 PM PDT by soycd
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To: BurningOak

Any bets that our Muslim in Chief will declare his mess a humanitarian crisis and try to bring millions of muzzies here?

This sister of a president should be in prison.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 12:52:13 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: soycd
How hard can it be to drop some ordinance from the air on top of him?

Easy. Most likely, Obama is parachuting in more supplies for him as we speak.

12 posted on 06/11/2014 12:52:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mojito

Bookmark


13 posted on 06/11/2014 12:53:28 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: WMarshal

“Any bets that our Muslim in Chief will declare his mess a humanitarian crisis and try to bring millions of muzzies here?”

We allowed many Vietnamese allies and their families to flee to US and they assimilated well. I do not think this will be the case with Iraqis, their way of viewing the world is not compatible with our own. I do hope that our allies can atleast escape the horror. Maybe Iran will shelter them or even invade...


14 posted on 06/11/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: DCBryan1
This is the guy so extreme, Al-Queda cut ties with him.

I doubt the reason ties were cut was because he was too extreme. I suspect it was a good old power struggle.
15 posted on 06/11/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: mojito

Al Queda in Iraq/Syria/Libya/Afghanitan is Sunni Muslim.
Five Taliban terrorist released from GITMO are Sunni Muslim.
Qatari’s babysitting the five Taliban released are Sunni Muslim.
The rebel cause in Syria (supplied/trained by Obama and Qatar) is Sunni Muslim.
Mubarak was deposed to make way for the Muslim Brotherhood which is Sunni Muslim.
The Muslim Brotherhood that exercised editorial control over US federal law enforce manuals in Sunni Muslim.

Could it be Barrack Hussein Obama a Sunni Muslim? ...say it isn’t so.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 1:19:46 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

The only thing missing from this is the airlift of civilians to aircraft carriers offshore.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:34:47 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Fitzy_888
Could it be Barrack Hussein Obama a Sunni Muslim?

0bama, for all intents and purposes, acts and behaves exactly like you'd expect a member of the Muslim Brotherhood to act and behave if he was elected president using a deep cover.

18 posted on 06/11/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BurningOak

Yeah, I was thinking fall of Saigon as I was reading this.

Actually, it’ll be worse.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: BurningOak

“We allowed many Vietnamese allies and their families to flee to US and they assimilated well. I do not think this will be the case with Iraqis, their way of viewing the world is not compatible with our own”

In that case you can bet Obama will be bringing thousands of them here.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 1:47:22 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: DCBryan1

Actually, he will force someone else to set off a suicide vest. The jihadist leaders prefer having their virgins in this world.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: mojito

We would have let him go anyway.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: mojito

Why such a ferocious individual was deemed fit for release in 2009 is not known.

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Obama????


23 posted on 06/11/2014 3:00:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mojito

Who was President or CIC four years ago?


24 posted on 06/11/2014 3:39:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mojito

FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.

Iraq was lost and over when we allowed them to mandate in their Constitution...NO LAW SHALL CONTRADICT ISLAM.

When will we learn?


25 posted on 06/11/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: Fitzy_888

I’m mentally writing a column, which I tossed to my wife for comment, saying that Obama is a Transgendered Marxist Moslem (had to cover all bases).

Throws a baseball like a girl, tries to feel up some European woman leader and Sgt. Bergdahl’s mother, hired a ballerina as his top political advisor (Rahm Emanuel), and let’s Valerie Jarrett dictate his policies.

Meanwhile, he helps the Moslem Brotherhood, betrays Israel, supports Hamas/PLA, retreated from Iraq, has cut off drone strikes against Al Qaeda/Taliban in Pakistan, allowed the stopping of production of the anti-Terrorist A10 Warthog aircraft, is sinking our Navy while Red China is expanding theirs, and has allowed KGB-Putin to dismember Christian Ukraine.

Had Rev. Wright as his America-hating, Cuba-loving black reparationist/marxist, half Christian, half-Moslem spiritual advisor.

Admired and follows Saul Alinsky, a marxist who dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer.

And that is only for a beginning.

Are we detecting a pattern here, or is that just my fertile imagination?

You know the rest of his faint-hearted cowardice.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 4:23:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mojito

I’m not a big fan of W but he was right about capturing Obama not being important. He’s supposedly dead and buried at see but the terrorists are only getting stronger.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 5:05:57 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: soycd

I’ve been asking that exact same question for many years for many reasons.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 5:20:12 PM PDT by lee martell
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