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US Army: AP Photographer Captured with Al Qaeda Leader
Little Green Footballs ^ | September 17, 2006 | Charles Johnson

Posted on 09/17/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT by ikez78

Arrested Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who took the infamous pictures of a terrorist execution on Haifa Street in Baghdad, and is notorious in the blogosphere for his collusion with jihadis as they tried to kill Americans, is the subject of a very lengthy attempt by the AP to whitewash his acts: U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.)

The AP spins furiously and buries it in the middle, but here’s some interesting information from the US Army:

The military said Hussein was captured with two insurgents, including Hamid Hamad Motib, an alleged leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. “He has close relationships with persons known to be responsible for kidnappings, smuggling, improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and other attacks on coalition forces,” according to a May 7 e-mail from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jack Gardner, who oversees all coalition detainees in Iraq.

“The information available establishes that he has relationships with insurgents and is afforded access to insurgent activities outside the normal scope afforded to journalists conducting legitimate activities,” Gardner wrote to AP International Editor John Daniszewski.

Hussein proclaims his innocence, according to his Iraqi lawyer, Badie Arief Izzat, and believes he has been unfairly targeted because his photos from Ramadi and Fallujah were deemed unwelcome by the coalition forces.

That Hussein was captured at the same time as insurgents doesn’t make him one of them, said Kathleen Carroll, AP’s executive editor. “Journalists have always had relationships with people that others might find unsavory,” she said. “We’re not in this to choose sides, we’re to report what’s going on from all sides.”

Notice: the Associated Press received this information from the Army four months ago in May, but did not reveal it until now.

UPDATE at 9/17/06 10:14:22 am:

Correction: I’ve just received an email from the Associated Press (that was quick) saying that Bilal Hussein did not take the photos of the execution on Haifa Street. (They didn’t dispute anything else in my post.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/17/2006 4:18:34 PM PDT by ikez78
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To: ikez78

BTTT!


2 posted on 09/17/2006 4:19:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: ikez78
From April of this year...

Where is Bilal Hussein?

3 posted on 09/17/2006 4:20:05 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: neverdem; Howlin; ikez78

Oh no.

The MSM is Soooooooooooooooo unbiased and "professional" though. It would never put US troops in harm's way to get a story or to destroy Bush, would it?


4 posted on 09/17/2006 4:20:27 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ikez78
“We’re not in this to choose sides, we’re to report what’s going on from all sides.”

Ernie Pyle is looking down from heaven, shaking his head in disbelief.

5 posted on 09/17/2006 4:20:50 PM PDT by dighton
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To: ikez78

Bumping...


6 posted on 09/17/2006 4:21:12 PM PDT by redhead (Wasilla, AK: Proud to be Valley Trash. I will not submit.)
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To: mewzilla
From October of '05...

AP and Reuters photographer Bilal Hussein colludes with insurgents

7 posted on 09/17/2006 4:21:12 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ikez78
busted...


8 posted on 09/17/2006 4:22:48 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ikez78
More Traitors in the mist that need to be sent to Gitmo.
9 posted on 09/17/2006 4:24:18 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Is it time to put AP in the same bin as al-Reuters?


10 posted on 09/17/2006 4:24:31 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: ikez78
So, he was just another run of the mill embedded photographer. Nothing to see here folks, move along. Although I will say that it is too bad that we don't embed Geraldo with them. Then he can draw pictures in the sand of their top secret location and their next move.
11 posted on 09/17/2006 4:24:51 PM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (If Bin Laden were a woman, Clinton would have nailed him.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama

“We’re not in this to choose sides, we’re to report what’s going on from all sides.”

absolutely ridiculous


12 posted on 09/17/2006 4:28:36 PM PDT by future F22 pilot (FREEDOM)
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To: ikez78
Have they no shame?

Would the AP have as proudly collaborated with the Nazis?

The bland assertion that sometimes their reporters have "unsavory" associations is beyond the pale in my opinion -- this appears to be straight up collaboration with the enemy.

13 posted on 09/17/2006 4:29:12 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: All

Tom Curley, President, CEO
450 W. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-621-7550
Fax: 212-621-1908
Email: tcurley@ap.org

Kathleen Carroll, Senior Vice President, Executive Editor
450 W. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-621-1610
Email: kcarroll@ap.org


14 posted on 09/17/2006 4:30:07 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ikez78
“The information available establishes that he has relationships with insurgents and is afforded access to insurgent activities outside the normal scope afforded to journalists conducting legitimate activities,”

One way ticket to GITMO, please. Ticket comes with a short layover enroute, courtesy of Eygptian security forces.

15 posted on 09/17/2006 4:31:21 PM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: ikez78
My plan for this photographer:
(1) Send him to Egypt and find out what he knows
(2) Cut his throat.
16 posted on 09/17/2006 4:31:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ikez78
Send him to GITMO!

No, wait. On second thought, send him to a real prison for terrorists - Abu Gharib will do!

17 posted on 09/17/2006 4:31:48 PM PDT by Gritty (Lindsay Graham is attempting to turn the military from a fighting force into a JAG law firm-Phsstpok)
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To: mewzilla

Informed observers have known this AP scumbag was dirty for a long time. Time to squeeze him to a pulp until he spills everything he knows..... oh, wait, the RINOs and 'Rats say we must treat him with kid gloves and give him comfort, 4200 calories per day, etc. etc. Why squeeze a jihadist lowlife for info that could save lots of US and Iraqi lives when we can coddle him and give him an ACLU lawyer asap?


18 posted on 09/17/2006 4:32:05 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Mainstream Journalism)
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To: ikez78
said Kathleen Carroll, AP’s executive editor. “Journalists have always had relationships with people that others might find unsavory,”

Any Dem politician, for instance.

19 posted on 09/17/2006 4:32:29 PM PDT by Argus
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To: ikez78

bttt


20 posted on 09/17/2006 4:34:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ikez78

Bumping for reference.


21 posted on 09/17/2006 4:35:08 PM PDT by mattdono (150 Million bloodthirsty Arabs vs. 4.8 Million Jewish Israelis. That's not fair. [Off Sarcasm])
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To: ikez78

The AP is way too friendly to our Islamic adversaries.


22 posted on 09/17/2006 4:36:04 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: jimbo123

Tom Curley is a long time Clinton butt boy and DNC supporter.


23 posted on 09/17/2006 4:37:01 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ikez78

bookmark


24 posted on 09/17/2006 4:40:41 PM PDT by Kay
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To: ikez78
Your are known by the company you keep.Send him to Gitmo.
25 posted on 09/17/2006 4:41:59 PM PDT by Apercu ("Res ipsa loquitur")
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To: ikez78

So, effectively, AP is at the disposal of Al Quaeda? Well, that does explain a great deal, doesn't it?


26 posted on 09/17/2006 4:43:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("It's only pain, darling.")
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To: the invisib1e hand


Reporter, wall, cigarette, blindfold, a 1.30 worth of ordinance.

End of problem


27 posted on 09/17/2006 4:46:41 PM PDT by p[adre29 (Arma in armatos)
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To: ikez78
Here's a link to the article mentioned in the last line of paragraph one:
U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos

28 posted on 09/17/2006 4:50:09 PM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: the invisib1e hand

They do a "great job" with the body count every day.

Their constant copy on "casualties" gets printed in every newspaper and read on every TV and Radio news program. Not to mention internet postings.

Al-Associated Press. Al-AP.


29 posted on 09/17/2006 4:50:20 PM PDT by Nextrush (Chris Matthews Band: "I get high...... I get high.....I get high.....McCain.")
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To: ikez78

30 posted on 09/17/2006 4:50:55 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: nwctwx; Cindy

Ping.


31 posted on 09/17/2006 4:51:03 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: montag813

My plan for this photographer:
(1) Send him to Egypt and find out what he knows
(2) Cut his throat.

Or grab one of his loved ones and film their pain and suffering as he has so joyously filmed the pain and suffering of our soldiers and show it to him during interrogation. Payback could be a real bitch.


32 posted on 09/17/2006 4:53:09 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: ikez78
AP = Al Propaganda
33 posted on 09/17/2006 4:53:11 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Constitutional Republic, or die)
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To: ikez78


BTTT -- good post.


34 posted on 09/17/2006 4:54:36 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: ikez78
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

do I really have to say it???
35 posted on 09/17/2006 4:57:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Enchante
"oh, wait, the RINOs and 'Rats say we must treat him with kid gloves and give him comfort, 4200 calories per day, etc. etc."

Don't forget the private bathroom!

The PC Four need to get a clue.

36 posted on 09/17/2006 4:57:54 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Nextrush
They do a "great job" with the body count every day.

Speaking of that, and since I see it on Yahoo! every day, I imagine it's AP's "reporting," I'm fascinated by these "30 bodies found in Iraq" headlines they've been running the past while.

So, what....aren't all the other bodies found all over the world worthy of headline, too?

37 posted on 09/17/2006 5:00:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("It's only pain, darling.")
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To: ikez78

If they catch him with insurgents, they should pop a few in him - after all a camera with a big telephoto lens looks a lot like a rifle from a distance.


38 posted on 09/17/2006 5:05:11 PM PDT by ikka
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To: wagglebee

BTTT


39 posted on 09/17/2006 5:07:22 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: ikez78
The big question is were we surprised? There are some reporters by virtue of always being in the right place at the right time should arouse suspicion. If we weren't following him it was an intelligence failure.
40 posted on 09/17/2006 5:08:14 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ikez78
“We’re not in this to choose sides, we’re to report what’s going on from all sides.”

President Bush has already made our policy clear on this. Choose sides. You are either with us, or against us.

In a regular battlefield with drawn lines, mishmash like that would be easier to take. This is a completely different brand of war, a war in which the enemy is cowardly and slinks around in the shadows. They torture people and threaten their families with terrible harm if they don't operate the car bomb right. We can't provide this 'equal basis' business in a war like this.

I hope they found the insurgents by tracking the AP guy, though. That would be a great story.

41 posted on 09/17/2006 5:15:51 PM PDT by 1-Eagle ("And on the 8th day.... John Kerry popped up and said "I'd have done it differently.")
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To: dighton
Ernie Pyle is looking down from heaven, shaking his head in disbelief.....

You might be shocked to find out that many in the modern MSM would tell you that Ernie Pyle would behave the same as they do. They would point to his criticism of higher HQ types as being the same as their collaborating with Jihadists.

42 posted on 09/17/2006 5:16:08 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: ikez78; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
The Terrorist Media! ping.

Correction: I’ve just received an email from the Associated Press (that was quick) saying that Bilal Hussein did not take the photos of the execution on Haifa Street. (They didn’t dispute anything else in my post.)

No, the CAMERA took the photos. And all evidence and copies have been destroyed, per the new advisories from the New York Times (How To Colloborate With "The Freedom Fighters" And Not Get Caught).

43 posted on 09/17/2006 5:17:20 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Hezbollah: Habitat for Humanity with an attitude)
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To: the anti-liberal

Definitely!


44 posted on 09/17/2006 5:22:06 PM PDT by fishergirl (Choose your vices carefully, then be loyal to them.)
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To: ikez78

Keep him locked up.


45 posted on 09/17/2006 5:25:56 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: ikez78

Another Mike Wallace award winner for biased journalism.


46 posted on 09/17/2006 5:38:57 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: ikez78

The ASS press is a liberal organization, hands down. Just like about 97% of the so-called "journalists" in the LameStream Media.


47 posted on 09/17/2006 5:42:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: potlatch; ikez78; ajolympian2004; holdonnow; Laura_Ingraham; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; ...


48 posted on 09/17/2006 5:44:53 PM PDT by devolve
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To: devolve

Great graphic, as always!


49 posted on 09/17/2006 5:47:48 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: ikez78; All

Ya'll know it's flash the ,,PRESS PASS,,wave by by time??


50 posted on 09/17/2006 5:49:36 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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