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"Al Qaeda Is Being Slaughtered"
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2007/11/018915.php ^

Posted on 11/01/2007 5:53:44 PM PDT by cool2007

That was the verdict of Michael Yon on Hugh Hewitt's radio show tonight. He was talking about the linked post:

“Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated,” according to Sheik Omar Jabouri, spokesman for the Iraqi Islamic Party and a member of the widespread and influential Jabouri Tribe. Speaking through an interpreter at a 31 October meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in downtown Baghdad, Sheik Omar said that al Qaeda had been “defeated mentally, and therefore is defeated physically,” referring to how clear it has become that the terrorist group’s tactics have backfired. Operatives who could once disappear back into the crowd after committing an increasingly atrocious attack no longer find safe haven among the Iraqis who live in the southern part of Baghdad. They are being hunted down and killed. Or, if they are lucky, captured by Americans.

Yon described the progress he is currently seeing in Iraq as "unbelievable." Let's hope it continues.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; hewitt; iraq; michaelyon; talkradio
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1 posted on 11/01/2007 5:53:45 PM PDT by cool2007
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To: cool2007

Best news I’ve heard today.


2 posted on 11/01/2007 5:55:27 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: cool2007

Great news...and well deserved. On both sides of the equation.


3 posted on 11/01/2007 5:55:40 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: cool2007

Support Michael Yon at his blog.....he’s a FREELANCER and needs money to continue.


4 posted on 11/01/2007 5:55:41 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her PHONINESS is REAL!!!)
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To: cool2007
Latest heard from the DemonRATs

NO! NO! NO! NO!


The Surge is Working!!!

5 posted on 11/01/2007 5:55:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: cool2007
Yon described the progress he is currently seeing in Iraq as "unbelievable." Let's hope it continues.

We need to get the word out. The WH has to speak out more forcefully. This war is too important to be lost to the media deceivers.

6 posted on 11/01/2007 5:56:42 PM PDT by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: cool2007

Prayers for continued success!!


7 posted on 11/01/2007 5:57:11 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: cool2007

“Al Qaeda Is Being Slaughtered”...

Wonderful, cannot kill enough of those roaches.


8 posted on 11/01/2007 6:00:16 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: cool2007

We’ll only know that Al Qaeda has been defeated when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid show up wearing black arm bands.


9 posted on 11/01/2007 6:00:34 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: cool2007

The Democrats are saddended.


10 posted on 11/01/2007 6:01:14 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cool2007

Iraq was one of Al Qaeda’s big hopes. Looks like Iraq is now lost to them and they must move on to other territory.

The Taliban/Al Qaeda guys are getting kicked in Afghanistan so there is no safe haven there anymore.

The Tribal areas in Pakistan are their last bastion. The news there is not the greatest of late.

But defeating terrorist organizations requires that safe havens be taken away. If the Tribal areas in Pakistan is their last stand, then I say we are closer to winning the war on terror than ever.


11 posted on 11/01/2007 6:02:19 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; Alas Babylon!; AliVeritas; allegro; ...

More from Michael Yon on this.
http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/iraqi-islamic-party-says-al-qaeda-is-defeated.htm

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“Sheik Omar, who has gained the respect of American combat leaders for his intelligence and organizational skills, said the tough line against al Qaeda is also enforced at the tribal level.

According to Sheik Omar, the Jabouri tribe, too, is actively committed to destroying al Qaeda. So much so, that Jabouri tribal leaders have decided they would “kill their own sons” if any aided al Qaeda.

To underscore the point, he went on to say that about 70 Jabouri “sons” had been killed by the Jabouri tribe so far.

In addition to brigade commander Colonel Ricky Gibbs, four of his battalion commanders were also present: Lieutenant Colonels James Crider, Patrick Frank, Stephen Michael and Myron Reineke. Sheik Omar expressed deep gratitude for their assistance.

Omar’s influence extends beyond tribal and party levels, to include important channels within the Iraqi government and the US military in Baghdad, as evidenced by the agenda of the hours-long meeting.

But for the talk about al Qaeda, the focus was mostly on other topics, such as returning displaced persons to their homes, efficiently delivering basic services and jumpstarting the economy.

In fact, more and more meetings in Iraq are turning to day-to-day business, and less time is required on military and security topics like targeting and addressing intelligence-type matters, which until recently monopolized most meetings across Iraq.”

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Praise the Lord for this man. God bless our troops.


12 posted on 11/01/2007 6:03:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: cool2007
Mmmm! Just like hearing it, reading it, thinking about it...

-Joan

13 posted on 11/01/2007 6:03:43 PM PDT by JoanVarga (Primordial Slack)
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To: Kaslin; SE Mom; Lancey Howard; Enchante; gpapa; popdonnelly; Grampa Dave; MJY1288; silent_jonny; ...

AWESOME ~~PING!


14 posted on 11/01/2007 6:05:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Allegra

Ping
I thought you would like this.


16 posted on 11/01/2007 6:07:56 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: cool2007
GOD BLESS AMERICA

GOD BLESS THE LIBERATED IRAQIS

GOD BLESS THOSE WHO LIBERATED THEM AND WHO ARE KEEPING IT THAT WAY

GOD BLESS LIBERTY AND FREEDOM FOR ALL!!!!

17 posted on 11/01/2007 6:08:05 PM PDT by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: JustDoItAlways

What is being ballyhooed as the War On Terror” is the public face of the enemy in the war in which we are actually engaged.
We have to take care of Iran, now, regardless of AQ and ultimately we have to deal with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the Wahabbis.


18 posted on 11/01/2007 6:09:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: cool2007

The Surge has Worked and Victory is Ours

Pray for W and Our Victory Troops


19 posted on 11/01/2007 6:09:30 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: cool2007

bttt


20 posted on 11/01/2007 6:09:57 PM PDT by petercooper ("Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime." - Nicole Gelinas - 02-10-04)
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To: Eye of Unk

Very cool!


21 posted on 11/01/2007 6:10:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: cool2007

” They are being hunted down and killed. Or, if they are lucky, captured by Americans. “

Maybe we could learn something..??


22 posted on 11/01/2007 6:13:23 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tomorrow!)
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To: cool2007

“Al Quaeda is being Slaughtered”?

Geez, sorry about that.

But, ya know, American’s have this saying:

“don’t play with fire, if you don’t want to get burnt”.


23 posted on 11/01/2007 6:14:07 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: bray

But, but I just heard Nancy P say “it is a war without end and is a total failure”. Just today she said it.

I can’t figure out who is telling the truth. s/


24 posted on 11/01/2007 6:23:58 PM PDT by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: cool2007

Only a successful effort in Iraq. AlQaeda is worldwide.


25 posted on 11/01/2007 6:25:41 PM PDT by givemELL
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To: casino66

Do Nothing Nancy is jealous that the Iraqi Congress has accomplish more than her’s.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


26 posted on 11/01/2007 6:25:55 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: Allegra

Come and see this!


27 posted on 11/01/2007 6:29:19 PM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: cool2007

I am meetin Hugh tomorrow. He is on a book tour with Salem Radio. I will report back after the live broadcast.


28 posted on 11/01/2007 6:32:17 PM PDT by mission9 (Be a citizen worth living for, in a Nation worth dying for...)
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To: arthurus

Saudi Arabia and the Wahabbis

that is the center of it all


29 posted on 11/01/2007 6:37:02 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: cool2007

Michael Yon is one of the best on-the-ground reporters. He constantly reports stuff the liberal media tries to ignore. What we are finding out is that the surge has been an incredible success and dramatic progress is being made every day. But don’t tell that to the Demrats, they literally want the insurgents to win.


30 posted on 11/01/2007 6:41:20 PM PDT by EliteRangerValues
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To: cool2007
Here's what these guys think of the news:

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31 posted on 11/01/2007 6:41:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: cool2007

bump for use against rat-wingers...


32 posted on 11/01/2007 6:41:49 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: cool2007
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
and the RATS, take another one in the...............HA ha!!!

33 posted on 11/01/2007 6:42:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: cool2007
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-A
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34 posted on 11/01/2007 6:44:11 PM PDT by reg45
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To: cool2007

Press the thing.


35 posted on 11/01/2007 6:44:57 PM PDT by Petronski (Here we go, Steelers. Here we go!)
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To: cool2007
"Al Qaeda Is Being Slaughtered"


36 posted on 11/01/2007 6:46:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hang'emAll

“Al Qaeda Is Being Slaughtered”...

Wonderful, cannot kill enough of those roaches.

My feelings exactly!


38 posted on 11/01/2007 6:48:46 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: b4its2late

That is exactly what the Co-clintons did about AQ. Do we really want to go back there??

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


39 posted on 11/01/2007 6:51:26 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: billorites

[saddended]

Say that three times..fast. lol


40 posted on 11/01/2007 6:52:31 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: bray

Au contraire my FRiend, just read this from Mr Boe(can’t spell his name, you know who I mean.):

“Meanwhile, one of those congressional Republicans was e-mailing reporters with a different perspective. “Democrats are gathering to celebrate themselves,” wrote Brian Kennedy, a spokesman for Representative John Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader. “As a reminder here’s what they’ve delivered thus far: 47 bills to name things; 45 non-controversial bills with overwhelming GOP support; 15 bills to extend existing laws; 2 bills passed because of GOP strength. Not quite worthy of today’s pomp and circumstance.”

See, they have done a lot. Love this chit, nothing like making the Dims look like idiots.


41 posted on 11/01/2007 6:52:53 PM PDT by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: casino66
nothing like making the Dims look like idiots.

The real trick would be to make them NOT look like idiots.

To paraphrase Ann Coulter, "If they had any brains, they'd be Republicans."

42 posted on 11/01/2007 6:56:59 PM PDT by ShowMeMom (America: The home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.)
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To: cool2007

Our casualties are down. November will be the test month... if we continue with American KIAs in the 30s or less, it will be the first time we’ve seen that since 2003. If that happens then its time to move on to bigger fish - IRAN.


43 posted on 11/01/2007 6:58:12 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: casino66

I stand corrected. All the Iraqi congress has done is come to an agreement on how to divide their vast oil revenues. Yeah, Do Nothing Nancy is a non-partisan leader.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


44 posted on 11/01/2007 6:59:25 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: cool2007

Nonsense. The conventional wisdom, loudly trumpeted by Democrats, is that Iraq is a disaster and we can’t win, so we have to leave as soon as possible. So there.


45 posted on 11/01/2007 7:13:49 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: JustDoItAlways
But defeating terrorist organizations requires that safe havens be taken away.

I recall President Bush saying that was the plan back in 2002.

46 posted on 11/01/2007 7:15:37 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (A liberal is someone who believes Scooter Libby should be in jail and Bill Clinton should not.)
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To: cool2007

Any other links supporting this?

If so, I want to post this at OTHER forums!

This is great news!!!!!


47 posted on 11/01/2007 7:18:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: cool2007

“We’re going to need a lot more virgins.”


48 posted on 11/01/2007 7:20:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ShowMeMom

Bingo!!


49 posted on 11/01/2007 7:22:18 PM PDT by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: Chode
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50 posted on 11/01/2007 7:33:35 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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