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Isil Leader Al Baghdadi More Powerful Than Al Qaida Chief
Gulf News ^

Posted on 06/30/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the shadowy jihadist fighting in Iraq and Syria, and newly declared leader of a “caliphate” encompassing all Muslims, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al Qaida’s chief.

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In October 2005, American forces said they believed they had killed “Abu Dua,” one of Baghdadi’s known aliases, in a strike on the Iraq-Syria border.

But that appears to have been incorrect, as he took the reins of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in May 2010 after two of its chiefs were killed in a US-Iraqi raid.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 201005; abudua; abuduaa; albaghdadi; alqaeda; isil; isis

1 posted on 06/30/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It doesn’t matter. ISIS isn’t “core Al Qaeda”, so they don’t count.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: nickcarraway
If "they" can masacre, torture, and worse (there's not enough words in all the dictionaries in the world to describe these atrocities] why can't we make use of these cute little devils [from a wiki source):

kinetic kill vehicle launch platform consists of a satellite armed with 12 telephone pole sized Tungsten rods loaded into 12 launch tubes mounted on one end of the satellite . The satellite employs high efficiency photo-voltaic panels or "wings" to generate electricity directly from sunlight. The satellites are then placed in orbit and must be reloaded after each use, or de-orbited and a replacement launched. The current US system consists of an unknown number of such satellites, though the number is assumed to be more than one.

Kill every damn one of them where they stand in their califake, 24/7 or as fast as the rods can be replaced.

3 posted on 06/30/2014 11:25:32 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: nickcarraway

The most interesting thing about this whole thing is what will it mean for Iran. They want to think of themselves as the center of the Islamic world. How will they respond.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Baghdadi ? SugarDaddy


5 posted on 06/30/2014 11:28:07 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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Al Baghdadi - it sounds like the Iraqi version of Nathan Detroit.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 11:30:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No one ever heard of these freaks before two weeks ago. So, who paid for the their up start? I’m guessing the US taxpayer.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I imagine tungsten would glow very brightly as it reentered the atmosphere. Gives new meaning to “seeing the light.”


8 posted on 06/30/2014 1:19:14 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: molson209

Baghdadi - Bag Lady’s husband


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:48:34 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: bgill

These freaks are the rebranded group led by Zarqawi, al Tawhid - the same group which had a terror cell operating in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein BEFORE the US invasion that the antiwar Democrats were in total denial about, the same group which assassinated US diplomat Foley in Jordan before we invaded Iraq and the same group which Saddam used to assassinate Kurdish leaders to get them out of the way before 9/11 in the event we would need their help to coordinate any future attack on his regime as sanctions failed. They change names like a model changes clothes but it’s still the same girl underneath the feather boa.


10 posted on 08/11/2014 3:23:09 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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