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  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • Time Magazine Inadvertently Demolishes Maddow Description of Zarqawi as 'Not All That Well Known'

    05/14/2011 8:21:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    Fresh off Rachel Maddow's ludicrous claim that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was "not all that well known" until he was killed by the US military in 2006 and allegedly elevated in death beyond what he was in life, Time magazine published a special issue titled "The End of bin Laden." The cover of the magazine, which can be seen here, shows an illustration of bin Laden crossed out with a prominent red "X" -- as in, buh bye. Turns out this is only the fourth time in Time's history that the magazine has gone with the "X" cover. Prior to bin...
  • Tony Blair Testimony To Iraq War Inquiry – The Influence Of Iran

    01/21/2011 4:59:45 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-11 | Curt
    Former British PM Tony Blair testified in front of another Iraq inquiry today and for the second time this year he testified about the very real danger of Iran and al-Qaeda working together. Of course the storyline by the British papers, the biased MSM, and the lefty blogosphere, is regarding the regret offered by Blair over the loss of life: At the end of his evidence this afternoon he said it had never been his meaning. "Of course I regret deeply and profoundly the loss of life," I'm sure everyone else would cheer the loss of life huh? I...
  • Pro-Terror Cartoons Put Artist On Trial

    03/28/2010 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 447+ views
    (AP) via CBC.ca ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 10:40 AM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Since 2006 Lopez Royo has also posted more than 1,500 entries in a restricted-access web forum in which he praised al-Qaeda and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi..." SNIPPET: "The Moroccan, Fath Allah Sadaq, is charged with using Lopez Royo's drawings to accompany Islamic terror attack videos he posted on the internet."
  • Neo-Zarqawists Target the Arab Christians of Jordan

    11/13/2009 11:55:39 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 584+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 11/13/2009 | Murad Batal Al-shishani
    On October 15, the State Security Court of Jordan imposed jail sentences of 15 to 20 years on 12 alleged Jordanian members of al-Qaeda accused of attacks against a church in the Kingdom last year (Al-Ghad [Amman], October 16; Al-Rai [Amman], October 16). In a reaction similar to those seen in trials of Salafi-Jihadis, plot leader Shaker al-Khatib and the rest of the convicted group prostrated themselves, thanking Allah as a sign of defiance against the court (al-Jazeera, October 15). Al-Khatib and four others in the group, aged between 19 and 28, received the death penalty, but the court commuted...
  • A Jordanian Wedding Turns into a Massive Show of Support for Al-Qaeda...

    01/30/2009 6:29:13 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 627+ views
    Note: Photos included. A Jordanian Wedding Turns into a Massive Show of Support for Al-Qaeda; Al-Zarqawi's Circle Identified TO VIEW THIS CLIP AND OTHERS YOU MUST LOG IN/REGISTER FOR MEMRI TV, AT http://subscriptions.memri.org/content/en/member_registr_tv.htm. REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE. To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1988.htm.
  • Jordan releases leading al Qaeda mentor

    03/12/2008 3:54:45 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 346+ views
    reuters ^ | Mar 12, 2008 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian authorities on Wednesday released Jordanian Sheikh Abu Mohammad al-Maqdisi, a leading al-Qaeda mentor, after several years imprisonment without trial, security sources said. They said Maqdisi, who was regarded as the spiritual mentor of slain al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had been in solitary confinement since he was rearrested in July 2005 following his acquittal at a trial of al Qaeda sympathizers. "He was released," said one security source without elaborating on the circumstances of the release of Maqdisi. The militant Jihadi shared a cell block with Zarqawi for four years between 1995 and...
  • Michael J. Totten: The Rings on Zarqawi's Finger

    01/09/2008 12:37:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 155+ views
    Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal ^ | January 8, 2008 | Michael J. Totten
    “I am a ring on your finger.” — Al Qaeda in Iraq member Abu Anas to Abu Musab Al ZarqawiSince Abu Musab Al Zarqawi formed the Al Qaeda in Iraq franchise, the terrorist group that destroyed the World Trade Center has fought American soldiers and what they call the near enemy, fellow Muslims, instead of civilians in the homeland of the far enemy, the United States. This may be good for Americans, but it has been a catastrophe for Iraqis – especially in Baghdad, Ramadi, and Fallujah. I had lunch with several Iraqi Police officers and spoke to them afterward...
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Documentary on History Channel International --Tonight 8pm CST

    08/02/2007 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Dysart · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Program/TIVO alert. This is an original showing on the History Channel International. I expect an explosive ending. (Just a hunch)Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
  • 9/11, Al Qaeda, Al Zarqawi, Iraq, Saddam, WMDs, Blog From Your Car

    07/01/2007 2:39:26 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 7 replies · 926+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 7/1/7 | RedFox
    Bumper sticker designs: "9/11 executed by Islamic terror group Al Qaeda." "Abu Mousab Al Zarqawi: leader of Al Qaeda operating freely in Iraq since 6/2002." "Saddam Hussein: up to 500 tons of WMD unaccounted for in Iraq in February, 2003." "Sargat: Al Zarqawi's Al Qaeda training camp in Iraq tested positive for ricin and botulinum on 4/4/2004." "Democratic majority leaders to let Al Qaeda have Iraq." "U.S. Flag: This is not the flag of a quitter." "Pacifism will turn us all into victims. Pacifists get conquered." "Pacifism gets U.S. blown up: Lusitania - 1915, Pearl Harbor - 1941, WTC -...
  • Newly Declassified Papers Detail Bin Laden Plan for Terror Attacks Against U.S.

    05/22/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 1,416+ views
    Fox ^ | May 22, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush, trying to defend his war strategy, declassified intelligence Tuesday asserting that Usama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks outside Iraq — and that the United States should be the top target. Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House homeland security adviser, said the intelligence bolsters the Bush administration's contention that Al Qaeda wants to use Iraq as a staging area to launch terrorist attacks around the world, including the United States. In January 2005, bin Laden tasked Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was...
  • A New Face of Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S.

    03/15/2007 11:31:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,537+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2007 | SOUAD MEKHENNET and MICHAEL MOSS
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Deep in a violent and lawless slum just north of this coastal city, 12 men whose faces were shrouded by scarves drilled with Kalashnikovs. In unison, they lunged in one direction, turned and lunged in another. “Allah-u akbar,” the men shouted in praise to God as they fired their machine guns into a wall. The men belong to a new militant Islamic organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda. He has...
  • Top secret (British) army cell breaks terrorists (in Iraq)

    02/03/2007 6:38:07 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 1,443+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb. 4, 2007 | Sean Rayment
    Deep inside the heart of the "Green Zone", the heavily fortified administrative compound in Baghdad, lies one of the most carefully guarded secrets of the war in Iraq. It is a cell from a small and anonymous British Army unit that goes by the deliberately meaningless name of the Joint Support Group (JSG), and it has proved to be one of the Coalition's most effective and deadly weapons in the fight against terror. The JSG was formed in the '80s to tackle the IRA Its members - servicemen and women of all ranks recruited from all three of the Armed...
  • ABC NEWS: DOCS SEIZED IN IRAQ REVEAL INSURGENT PLAN FOR ATTACK IN U.S.(Update with story)

    01/22/2007 12:16:37 PM PST · by maquiladora · 246 replies · 14,238+ views
  • Al-Zarqawi said Shiites most dangerous

    12/09/2006 11:32:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,035+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Dec 9, 2006 | OMAR SINAN
    Associated Press The slain terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi purportedly believed that Iraq's Shiite Muslims were more dangerous than U.S. forces and more evil than dictator Saddam Hussein, according to a posthumous interview published Friday on the Internet. The 33-page interview, conducted sometime before a U.S. fighter bomber killed the former al-Qaida in Iraq leader in June, could not be immediately authenticated. It was posted on a Web site known to be a clearing-house for al-Qaida material. The posting, which comes amid ongoing sectarian violence in Iraq, said the interview had been kept in al-Qaida's archive but did not explain...
  • Iraq says it detained al-Zarqawi's cameraman

    10/28/2006 1:04:17 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 837+ views
    AP ^ | October 28, 2006
    The Iraqi army captured a man said to have worked as the personal cameraman for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the late leader of the al-Qaida in Iraq, the country's most feared insurgent group, the defense ministry reported on Saturday. Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari, told al-Iraqiyah television Khalid al-Hayani was captured by Iraqi army troops in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. He declined to say when al-Hayani was captured or give his nationality to avoid what he called future operations against terrorists. He would only add that video tapes and documents were found in al-Hayani's possession.
  • Death penalty for female would-be bomber

    09/21/2006 8:46:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 2,520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 09/21/06 | JAMAL HALABY
    A court on Thursday sentenced an Iraqi woman and six other people to death for their roles in the triple hotel bombings that killed 60 people in Jordan's capital last year. The 35-year-old woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, is the only defendant in custody. She confessed on Jordanian television shortly after the blasts that she intended to carry out a suicide attack on one of the Western hotels. Six others, including another Iraqi woman, were sentenced in absentia and remain at large. They are believed to be hiding in Iraq. The late al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had claimed...
  • Treasury Designates MIRA for Support to Al Qaida (Clinton confidante was a major Al Qaida financier)

    07/14/2005 9:08:51 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 8 replies · 915+ views
    Treasury Department Press Release ^ | July 14, 2005 | U.S. Treasury Department
    July 14, 2005 JS-2632 Treasury Designates MIRA for Support to Al Qaida ******In 2003, MIRA and Faqih received approximately $1 million in funding through Abdulrahman Alamoudi. According to information available to the U.S. Government, the September 2003 arrest of Alamoudi was a severe blow to al Qaida, as Alamoudi had a close relationship with al Qaida and had raised money for al Qaida in the United States. In a 2004 plea agreement, Alamoudi admitted to his role in an assassination plot targeting the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and is currently serving a 23 year sentence.******
  • Carroll's Captors 'Worshipped' Zarqawi

    08/14/2006 7:57:14 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 998+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 14, 2006
    The insurgents allowed her to conduct occasional interviews about their organization in which she learned that they belonged to an insurgent council, including members of al Qaeda. "The main captor during all these interviews I would do was anxious to tell me about this. He told me his name was Abdullah Rashid," she said. "He said he had helped form this council … in Iraq that brought together some of the main Sunni insurgent groups, and he was the head of it. One of those groups in that council was al Qaeda and Zarqawi." She was held from Jan. 7...
  • Military Officers Attempted a Coup in Iraq

    08/06/2006 11:10:15 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 2,377+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 7 2006 | ELI LAKE
    The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki. The plotters were rounded up July 5 with the help of American military authorities after the Iraqi government's security warning center sent word to Mr. Maliki, who was in Kuwait on his first official visit as head of state, two highly placed Iraqi sources said. The prime minister quickly canceled a scheduled trip to Amman, Jordan, and returned to Baghdad to attend to the matter. At the time, Mr. Maliki's staff told reporters that the prime minister was...
  • US Cancels Invitation to Pakistani MP Over Zarqawi Prayers

    07/05/2006 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 429+ views
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) -The US mission in northwest Pakistan withdrew an invitation to an Independence Day reception to the speaker of the provincial legislature because he allowed prayers for the slain leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, officials said. Speaker Bakhat Jehan Khan was invited for the reception in Peshawar on Saturday but just before the ceremony was told that he would not be welcomed, senior US diplomat Michael Spangler told AFP. "I sent a letter to ... Khan expressing deep shock over allowing fateha (prayer) for Al-Zarqawi and informing him I was unable to welcome him to...
  • Al-Qaeda Leaders Sold al-Zarqawi to U.S.

    07/03/2006 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Valin · 39 replies · 1,846+ views
    ROME, AP - Al-Qaeda leaders sold out Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden, the slain militant's wife claimed in an interview with an Italian newspaper. The woman, identified by La Repubblica as al-Zarqawi's first wife, said al-Qaeda's top leadership reached a deal with U.S. intelligence because al-Zarqawi had become too powerful. She claimed Sunni tribes and Jordanian secret services mediated the deal. Al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, died June 7 in a U.S. airstrike outside Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad. "My husband has...
  • Al-Zarqawi Buried In 'Secret Location'

    07/02/2006 11:38:22 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 50 replies · 1,599+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | 7/2/03
    BAGHDAD (CBS/AP) -- Slain terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been buried in an undisclosed location, the U.S. military and Iraqi government officials said Sunday. Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie told The Associated Press that al-Zarqawi had been buried in a "secret location" in Baghdad. The U.S. military confirmed the burial but declined to give more details. "The remains of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi were turned over to the appropriate government of Iraq officials and buried in accordance with Muslim customs and traditions," the military said in an e-mailed statement. "Anything further than that would be addressed by the Iraqi...
  • Iraq - Zarqawi buried

    07/02/2006 2:39:47 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 1,631+ views
    Associated Press | July 2, 2006
    AP News Alert BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military says terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been buried in accordance with Muslim customs and traditions.
  • Osama’s Tribute....(Another big snoozer from some guy in a cave...Hey, it’s me)

    06/30/2006 6:25:59 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 1 replies · 429+ views
    NRO ^ | June 30, 2006 | James S. Robbins
    The promised Osama bin Laden tribute tape to Abu Musab al Zarqawi surfaced early Friday, and it demonstrated that the al Qaeda leader can still generate headlines and dominate news cycles, at least temporarily. And he doesn’t need to say anything particularly earthshaking to do it. In the excerpts available at press time, bin Laden heaps the usual praise on Zarqawi — man of determination — lion of jihad — great knight and prince — yadda yadda. He calls the American raid that killed him “shameful,” perhaps a condemnation of it being an air attack instead of a face-to-face shootout....
  • Bin Laden demands Bush return body of Zarqawi to his family in Jordan

    06/29/2006 10:51:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 61 replies · 1,966+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | June 30, 2006
    Ben Laden summons Bush to give the skin of Zarqaoui to its family PARIS - the chief of the terrorist network Al-Qaïda, Usama Bin Laden, summoned American president George W. Bush to give the skin of Abou Moussab Zarqaoui to his family and promised that Jihad in Iraq would not stop with the disappearance of Zarqaoui, in an audio message put in line Friday. "I say to Bush: you must give the skin of the hero to his family. You do not delight in addition to measurement. The banner (of Jihad, or holy war) did not fall: it was...
  • DEED TO AL-ZARQAWI HOUSE SOLD FOR $20.50 - KABOOOOOOM!

    06/20/2006 1:15:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 77 replies · 1,955+ views
    eBay ^ | 6-20-06 | dfu
    home | pay | site map Advanced Search Back to home page Listed in category:  Collectibles > Militaria > Current Militaria (1991-Now) > Signs, Plaques No warranty QUITCLAIM DEED to al-Zarqawi house - KABOOM Item number: 6637592440 Bidder or seller of this item? Sign in for your status   Email to a friend | Sell one like this | Printer Version Your item sold for US $20.50! To send your buyer payment information, click the Send Invoice button. View larger picture Winning bid: US $20.50  Ended: Jun-20-06 12:47:10 PDT Shipping costs: US $3.00US Postal Service Parcel Post® Ships to: United States Item...
  • Making Victory Rhyme with Defeat (The four media myths of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi)

    06/20/2006 3:07:31 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 772+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 20, 2006 | Richard Miniter & Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    FROM NEWSWEEK to the New York Daily News, nearly every major media outlet has fallen for at least one of the three major myths concerning Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: that he was an "American creation"; that he was not a unique warlord but was easily replaceable; or that American soldiers allegedly committed atrocities against a dying Zarqawi. These myths should be destroyed before they take root.(1) The U.S. "created" Zarqawi by giving him prominence in public pronouncements. The day after Zarqawi's death, London's Daily Mail noted: "The great irony of the rise of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is that it was the...
  • Israeli-made targeting pod used to kill al Zarqawi!!

    06/19/2006 4:02:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies · 1,708+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 18 Jun 06 10:37 | Amnon Barzilai
    Israeli-made targeting pod used to kill al Zarqawi Rafael’s Litening system marks the target, guides the ordinance with lasers, and evaluates damage. Amnon Barzilai 18 Jun 06 10:37 Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s top terrorist in Iraq, was killed with help of Israeli target acquisition technology fitted onto a US Air Force F-16. Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. supplies Litening advanced airborne infrared targeting and navigation pod to Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), which installs them on combat jets under a cooperation agreement. The Israel Air Force also uses the Litening. According to a report by senior US Air Force officers, al...
  • An Unmourned Death, An Unspeakable Cause

    06/18/2006 4:26:30 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 458+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 19 JUNE 2006 | Richard Brookhiser
    An Unmourned Death, An Unspeakable CauseBy: Richard BrookhiserDate: 6/19/2006 Page: 4 Death in war is rarely even dramatic in its circumstances. The sudden blast, here not there; lingering pain, too short to be taken home, but long enough to be agony. What nobility there is comes from the cause, the choice that the soldier has made.   Few causes have been worse than that of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al Qaeda’s commander in Iraq. His goal was a society of command and control; his means were murder and chaos. He did not lead from the front. He never contemplated strapping...
  • Islamofascism, the broader, deeper & wider reality - How radical Islam makes you into a fascist!

    06/17/2006 10:56:58 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 1 replies · 1,471+ views
    How [radical] Islam makes one into a fascist, whether you are Arab, black, etc. The broader view of the deep & wide reality of Islamofascism What do the Arab Muslim massacre in NYC WTC, The Pakistani Muslim bombing in London, the Arab Muslim bombing in Madrid, an Indonesian attack on Australians in Bali, an Arab Muslim racist attack on an ordinary Jew in Paris, Arabs' onslaught in the genocide campaign in Sudan, WW2's Bosnian Muslims attacking Christian Serbs, Jordanian Arab murderer: Zarqawi that seperated (Nazi style) between Shiite & Sunni kids on a bus, Arab slave masters in Mauritania, a...
  • Analysis: Al-Zarqawi death offers clues / Al-Zarqawi death offers insights into al-Qaida

    06/17/2006 11:21:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 104 replies · 1,976+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - Buoyed by the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, U.S. government officials hope the exposure of his radical network through hundreds of raids across Iraq will help them eliminate key tentacles of the amorphous al-Qaida organization. These officials say the raids have led to solid insights into al-Qaida in Iraq and provided new clues about how the group trades information with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida central. They also are learning who is connected to whom and how external support is funneled through Iraq from across the Middle East, including Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iran. Several officials requested anonymity...
  • Terrorist Defeatism [YES, WE ARE WINNING]

    06/16/2006 3:01:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies · 1,453+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/16/06 | Ralph Peters
    We're winning. Yeah, the good guys. Our troops. And the Iraqi army. We're winning. We were winning big even before we nailed Zarqawi. The terrorists themselves said so. In their state-of-the-troubled-union message to themselves. According to al Qaeda in Iraq, critics of "stay the course" need to stick it where the sun don't shine: One key captured document states that "time is beginning to be of service to the American forces." Guess we ought to pull our troops out now. Right, Nancy? Howard? Teddy? John? And that's just a fraction of the good news that was plaguing the masters of...
  • Al-Qaeda 'facing destruction'

    06/15/2006 9:11:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 165 replies · 7,727+ views
    SCOTSMAN ^ | 6/16/06 | GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN
    HUNDREDS of insurgents have been captured or killed as a result of information gleaned from the hunting down of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, it was claimed yesterday. Even as the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq reached 2,500, the military was trumpeting the success of its pursuit of al-Qaeda, revealing 452 raids carried out since Zarqawi's killing on 7 June had resulted in the deaths of 104 insurgents, the capture of 759 "anti-Iraqi elements" and the discovery of 28 arms caches. US and Iraqi officials said large numbers of documents had been seized during...
  • Signs of success in Iraq

    06/15/2006 12:10:16 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 19 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/14/2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    Excerpt: In the June issue of Commentary, veteran Middle East journalist Amir Taheri describes "The Real Iraq" as a far more promising place than the horror show of conventional media wisdom...... He begins with refugees......"Since the toppling of Saddam in 2003," Taheri notes, "this is one highly damaging image we have not seen on our television sets -- and we can be sure that we *would* be seeing it if it were there to be shown." Instead of fleeing the "nightmare" that Iraq has supposedly become, Iraqi refugees have been returning, more than 1.2 million of them as of last...
  • U.S. identifies al-Zarqawi's successor - Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a/k/a Abu Hamza al-Muhajir

    06/15/2006 6:51:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 1,439+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/06 | AP - Baghdad
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military said Thursday the man claiming to be the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader is Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said al-Masri apparently is the same person that al-Qaida in Iraq identified in a Web posting last week as its new leader — Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, a nom de guerre. Al-Muhajer claimed to have succeeded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a June 7 U.S. airstrike, and vowed to avenge him in threatening Web statements...
  • Text of al-Zarqawi Safe-House Document

    06/15/2006 8:04:19 AM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 34 replies · 1,229+ views
    Breitbart.Com ^ | June 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    Text of a document discovered in terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's hideout. The document was provided in English by Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie: ___ The situation and conditions of the resistance in Iraq have reached a point that requires a review of the events and of the work being done inside Iraq. Such a study is needed in order to show the best means to accomplish the required goals, especially that the forces of the National Guard have succeeded in forming an enormous shield protecting the American forces and have reduced substantially the losses that were solely suffered...
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: We Hardly Knew Ya

    06/14/2006 10:37:50 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 11 replies · 909+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 14 June 2006 | Mathew Holmes
    Clarence Darrow once said, “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” If Darrow were alive today, he’d be wearing big, toothy grin on hearing of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. I suppose another man’s death should not bring this much happiness to so many people. But it does. In fact, in my family (as is the case in most military families), this is like Christmas. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face as I read the incoming wire reports. I cheered the death of Al Qaeda’s number two degenerate with...
  • Iran’s agents arrested in key Iraqi province (50 Iranians arrested in Baquba)

    06/13/2006 3:05:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 47 replies · 1,423+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | June 13 2006
    Some 50 Iranians along with an Iranian security forces commander have been arrested by Iraq’s security forces in the central province of Diyala, an Iraqi television channel reported. The arrests were made during a raid jointly by American and Iraqi forces late Sunday in the town of Baquba, 65 kilometres north of the capital, the Salahuddin television station reported. Those arrested were believed to be behind a spate of kidnappings and murders in an effort to further strain ethnic tensions in Iraq. They were arrested in one of the town’s north-eastern districts. Last week, United States forces killed the Jordanian-born...
  • Al-Zarqawi Killed...but what were his last thoughts? Geeks On Caffeine Provides some insight!

    06/13/2006 1:33:00 PM PDT · by brycemax · 53 replies · 1,597+ views
    Geeks On Caffeine ^ | 6-11-06 | Scott Maxim
    There's been a ton of toons lately about the death of Al-Zarqawi. I think this one is pretty durn funny. What do you think? Sound off and let me know.
  • Know Our enemy

    06/13/2006 11:46:51 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies · 688+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/13/06 | Herman Cain
    The death in Iraq of Muslim terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and the recent arrest of 17 Muslim would-be terrorists in Canada, reminds us that the war on terrorism is global and it will be fought forever. Too many people do not understand the origins and motivations of our enemy – Muslim terrorists. This lack of understanding causes some politicians to make stupid and anti-American statements that the liberal media lap up and highlight dozens of times. The media hardly mentioned the important developments in Iraq that coincided with al-Zarqawi’s death – namely, that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has...
  • Our Condolences [OpEd- Al Zarqawi's hands are smeared with the blood of Muslims from all sects.]

    06/12/2006 10:23:43 AM PDT · by bwteim · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    Our Condolences 12/06/2006 Tariq Alhomayed Clearly, many in the Arab world were shocked by the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the "Boss of all evils" in Baghdad. The murderer of women, children, young and old, Sunnis and Shiites, Sayyids and Sheikhs, Arabs as well as foreigners.The masterminded responsible, for last year's bombings in Amman that killed sixty innocent people in three weddings., the man who couldn't tell the difference between bird hunting and cold blooded murder. His role as a corruptor was well documented, bearing in mind that his last message to the world encouraged civil war in Iraq. Yet...
  • Al-Qaeda Decapitated in Iraq

    06/12/2006 6:16:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 13 June 2006 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the hero of the global jihadists in general and the Iraqi jihadists in particular, has been killed. Osama Bin Laden had labeled Zarqawi “the head of al Qaeda in the land of the two rivers " in 2004, a designation that made him a world terrorist equal in stature to Bin Laden himself, a point that the United States government recognized when it put a $25 million price on his head. When the news was announced, the cheering could be heard in the Iraqi security ministry and police stations and in the CENTCOM corridors. U.S. Ambassador to...
  • Militant chosen to succeed al-Zarqawi - Abu Hamza al-Muhajer

    06/12/2006 9:33:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,577+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida in Iraq said in a Web statement posted Monday that a militant named Abu Hamza al-Muhajer was the group's new leader. Al-Muhajer succeeds Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed Wednesday by a U.S. airstrike on his hideout northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The successor's name — a pseudonym, as most militants are known by — was not immediately known and did not appear to be on any U.S. lists of terrorists with rewards on their heads. The name al-Muhajer, Arabic for "immigrant," suggested he was not Iraqi. Al-Muhajer is a common alias among Islamic militants, referring to...
  • Al-Zarqawi lived for 52 mins. after strike

    06/12/2006 6:29:57 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 135 replies · 4,356+ views
    kansas.com ^ | Mon, Jun. 12, 2006 | KIM GAMEL
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes after a U.S. warplane bombed his hideout northeast of Baghdad, and he died of extensive internal injuries consistent with those caused by a bomb blast, the U.S. military said Monday. Col. Steve Jones, command surgeon for Multinational Forces, said an autopsy concluded that al-Zarqawi died from serious injuries to his lungs. An FBI test positively identified al-Zarqawi's remains. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, said U.S. forces arrived about 28 minutes after a fighter jet bombed al-Zarqawi's hideout outside Baqouba on Wednesday. Medics secured al-Zarqawi's airway but...
  • After Zarqawi

    06/12/2006 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 449+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | 6/12/06 | Alan Dowd
    We have seen their kind before. They’re the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions, by abandoning every value except the will to power, they follow in the path of fascism, Nazism and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way to where it ends, in history’s unmarked grave of discarded lies. -George W. Bush, 2001 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is dead. It was always a matter of when and how—not if—the U.S. military would catch up with him. In the end, an all-star team of Special...
  • A martyr's gone, but others are armed and angry

    06/11/2006 1:06:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies · 735+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 11 2006 | Michael Goodwin
    A common lament among Israelis is that "we will have peace when Arabs love their children as much as we love ours." The phrase captures the horror and mystery of terrorism, where some parents beam with pride as their children strap on suicide belts and blow themselves up along with scores of innocents. The same sick fantasies were on display after the death of Iraq's public enemy No. 1, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. "We're not sad that he's dead," his brother-in-law told the Daily News. "We're happy because he's a martyr and now he's in heaven." There was no mention of...
  • Iran Connects the Dots

    06/10/2006 9:52:28 PM PDT · by parousia · 19 replies · 941+ views
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    <p>It didn’t take long to start pooh-poohing the significance of eliminating Zarqawi. MSNBC/al-Reuters headline: ‘Zarqawi more myth than Man.’ And of course, the hate-America crowd hinted the ‘timing’ was peculiar (Bush needed a boost in the polls). Zarqawi was a very important man in the terror network and welcomed by the radical Shiite regime in Tehran. he was more than a leader of one faction in a religious war; he promoted religious conflict as a tactic to destabilize Iraq and drive out the Coalition. He and his Iranian backers/masters promoted all kinds of internal Iraqi conflict: Kurds against Arabs, Turkamen against Kurds, anything that worked. The terror masters put aside their differences and made a war plan in which Sunni and Shia, Syrian and Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi cooperated against their common satanic enemy, the United States. Another important fact emerged from the accounts of the attack on Zarqawi: we killed two women in the same house. because they were his key intelligence officers in the jihadist terror organizations, despite endless citations from the Koran demanding their subservience. Theywere important components of the terror headquarters. And second, when our soldiers enter terrorists’ quarters and kill women in the ensuing firefight, it is highly probable the women may be terrorists also. Zarqawi played on a global scale. Reports from Canada recount contacts between the ‘home-grown’ terrorists arrested by the Mounties and Zarqawi: ‘Mississauga News,’ June 7: ‘The arrest of 17 suspects...is said to be the latest stage in dismantling a terrorist network that’s linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi...’).and seem linked to FBI arrests in Atlanta and others in Sarajevo, England, and Denmark. The public announcement a few months ago that Zarqawi was no longer the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, that henceforth the Iraqi Sunni ‘community’ would run the terror war there stated Zarqawi would devote his efforts to the international jihad.</p>
  • Forensic specialists to examine al-Zarqawi

    06/10/2006 9:33:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,459+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military flew in two forensic specialists Saturday to examine the remains of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi "to see how he actually died" and to reconstruct the last minutes of his life, a spokesman said. The examination comes after U.S. authorities altered their initial account of the al-Qaida leader's death, first saying he died outright in a U.S. airstrike, then saying he survived but died soon after. Also, an Iraqi man raised fresh questions, telling Associated Press Television News that he saw U.S. soldiers beating an injured man resembling al-Zarqawi until blood flowed from his nose. Maj....
  • How Jordanians hunted down their hated son

    06/10/2006 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/11/06 | Jason Burke, Peter Beaumont and Mohammed al-Ubeidy
    Karbouli, arrested on 22 May, disappeared, hidden in one of the scores of secret prisons and intelligence installations that the Jordanians run in their arid hinterland. If Karbouli's actual detention went unnoticed, the consequences of his arrest would not. Teams of US special forces, CIA, Jordanian secret services and Iraqi intelligence have spent three years hunting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was blamed for beheading hostages - including the Briton, Kenneth Bigley - and killing hundreds of people in suicide bombings. This was the breakthrough they had needed. ------------- Soon the Jordanians and their US counterparts had a list of 17...