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  • 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....
  • Bush trumpets Iraq terror leader's death

    06/10/2006 10:55:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 553+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/06 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush was celebrating "a good week for the cause of freedom," with the killing of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the completion of Baghdad's government, as he huddled with advisers. "We will determine how to best deploy America's resources in Iraq and achieve our shared goal of an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address. "There's still difficult work ahead in Iraq. Yet this week, the ideology of terror has suffered a severe blow." The president was spending the weekend at Camp David, Md., preparing for...
  • Iraqi Claims U.S. GIs Beat Wounded Man (Zarqawi)

    06/10/2006 5:07:19 AM PDT · by tlb · 198 replies · 4,480+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 10, 2006 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al-Qaida leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the...
  • Iraqi raises questions on al-Zarqawi death

    06/10/2006 8:57:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 174 replies · 3,840+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. officials have altered their account of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying he was alive and partly conscious after bombs destroyed his hideout, and an Iraqi man raised fresh questions Saturday about the events surrounding the end of Iraq's most-wanted militant. The man, who lived near the scene of the bombing, claimed in an interview with AP Television News to have seen U.S. soldiers beating an injured man resembling al-Zarqawi until blood flowed from the man's nose. When asked about the man's allegations, military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said he would check. In Washington,...
  • A Dying Al-Zarqawi Tried to Get Away

    06/09/2006 5:54:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could barely speak, but he struggled and tried to get away from American soldiers as he lay dying on a stretcher in the ruins of his hideout. The U.S. forces recognized his face, and knew they had the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Initially, the U.S. military had said al-Zarqawi was killed outright. But Friday new details emerged of his final moments. For three years, al-Zarqawi orchestrated horrific acts of violence guided by his extremist vision of jihad, or holy war — first against the U.S. soldiers he considered occupiers of Arab lands, then...
  • Troops arrest dozens after al-Zarqawi taken out (US Begins to Roll Up Iraq Al Qaeda Network)

    06/09/2006 3:14:54 PM PDT · by MikeA · 24 replies · 1,440+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/09/06
    39 raids conducted based in part on intelligence from al-Zarqawi safe house WASHINGTON - U.S. forces have arrested more than two dozen individuals over the past two days based on intelligence gathered from the scene of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s killing, a top U.S. general said Friday. Also, fearing that insurgents will seek revenge, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki imposed driving bans in Baghdad and the restive Diyala province, where the terrorist was killed. Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell said U.S. troops conducted 39 raids late Thursday and early Friday, some based on information gleaned from searches in the hours after the...
  • Fighter pilots on routine patrol got call to bomb (Zarqawi strike)

    06/09/2006 2:14:44 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 65 replies · 2,111+ views ^ | Friday, June 9, 2006
    "The first 500-pound laser-guided bomb slammed into the safe house at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday Baghdad time. The pilots doubled back and decided not to take any chances. They dropped a second Boeing-built, satellite-guided 500-pound GBU-38 bomb "to ensure the target set was serviced appropriately," one Air Force general said dryly."
  • Hill on Zarqawi [Hillary weighs in]

    06/09/2006 11:09:09 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 47 replies · 1,683+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 9, 2006 | Hillary Watch
    Today Sen. Clinton issued a statement on the death of Abu Musab al Zarkawi. Here it is in its entirety: "As a leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al Zarkawi was responsible for despicable attacks that claimed the lives of too many Iraqis and Americans. I saw firsthand the terrible consequences of Zarqawi's terrorist network when Bill, Chelsea and I visited the hotel ballroom in Amman, Jordan last November where Zarqawi's followers had detonated a bomb at a wedding, killing and wounding innocent people. We owe our thanks to our men and women in uniform and others in...
  • Captured Zarqawi Aide Spilled the Beans

    06/09/2006 8:46:52 AM PDT · by MikeA · 46 replies · 2,095+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/09/06 | Alexis Debat
    An Iraqi customs agent secretly working with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror cell spilled the beans on the group after he was arrested, Jordanian officials tell ABC News. Ziad Khalaf Raja al-Karbouly was arrested by Jordanian intelligence forces last spring. Officials say Karbouly confessed to his role in the terror cell and provided crucial information on the names of Zarqawi commanders and locations of their safe houses. Karbouly also admitted to his role in the kidnappings of two Moroccan embassy employees, four Iraqi National Guards and an Iraqi finance ministry official. In a videotaped confession, Karbouly said he acted on direct...
  • Al-Zarqawi was alive shortly after bombing

    06/09/2006 8:23:39 AM PDT · by MikeA · 74 replies · 1,601+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/09/06
    He died after ‘he mumbled something,’ military spokesman says WASHINGTON - A mortally wounded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, still alive after a U.S. airstrike on his hideout, mumbled briefly and attempted to “turn away off the stretcher” he had been placed on by Iraqi police, the U.S. military said Friday. U.S. officials had said Thursday in announcing the attack that Zarqawi was dead when U.S. troops arrived on the scene. Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell, briefing military reporters at the Pentagon from his post in Baghdad, said he learned after getting briefings Friday that Zarqawi was alive when Iraqi police first arrived...

    06/09/2006 7:51:17 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 29 replies · 1,999+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 6/9/06 | Neal Boortz
    Make no mistake: Democrats are depressed. They're down in the dumps because they have been counting on the war in Iraq to go badly so that they can use that to pick up enough seats in this fall's election to take back control of the House. With Zarqawi getting clipped yesterday [WARNING: Fox News photos of Zarqawi's dead body] , this throws a wrench in things. What is going to happen to their aspirations if this marks a turning point in Iraq and we defeat the insurgency? Worse than that .. what happens if Bush gets the opportunity to display...
  • Who will succeed al-Zarqawi unclear

    06/08/2006 9:44:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 755+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | Hamza Hendawi -ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Now that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is dead, there seems little certainty who will succeed the brutal killer who was the most wanted terrorist in Iraq. An American general thinks it will be Egyptian-born, Afghanistan-trained Abu al-Masri, whose name is an obvious alias, meaning "father of the Egyptian." Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said Thursday that al-Masri was the "most logical" successor but offered no details on why. Caldwell said al-Masri is thought to have come to Iraq in 2002 after training in Afghanistan with the mission of creating an al-Qaida cell...
  • Death Finds Satan's Second Most Favored Serpent [al-Zarqawi]

    06/08/2006 1:44:26 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 23 replies · 872+ views ^ | June 8th, 2006 | Michael Yon
    Thursday, June 8th, 2006 Death Finds Satan’s Second Most Favored Serpent Coalition forces acting on a tip reportedly from within his own organization leveled the safe house outside of Baquba where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was hiding yesterday, killing the terrorist.By his own account, al-Zarqawi is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iraqis and many Coalition forces and contractors. An acolyte of Osama Bin Laden, al-Zarqawi was, to many, the face of terrorism in Iraq. This was partly the result of Bin Laden’s annointment of him as chief deputy there, but more so because of his sophisticated manipulation of the...
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Dead?

    06/08/2006 9:01:11 PM PDT · by expatguy · 11 replies · 580+ views
    An American Expat in Southeast Asia | 9 June 2006 | expatguy
    While Iraqis might be celebrating the death of al-Zarqawi and his death reportably being praised around the world, the reality over here seems quite different from what is being reported in much of the Western media. The initial reaction from Southeast Asia this morning seems a bit tempered with many of the local population not even being aware of the news reporting his death. Much of the local population relies on print and televison for their news with the internet penetration rates still well below that of the West. Zarqawi's death is hardly making any headline news over here. This...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • A Good Day's Work - Why Zarqawi's death matters

    06/08/2006 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 74 replies · 2,531+ views
    Slate ^ | June 8, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is excellent news in its own right and even more excellent if, as U.S. sources in Iraq are claiming, it resulted from information that derived from people who were or had been close to him. (And, if that claim is black propaganda, then it is clever black propaganda, which is also excellent news.)It hasn't taken long for the rain to start falling on this parade. Nick Berg's father, a MoveOn type now running for Congress on the Green Party ticket, has already said that he blames President George Bush for the video-beheading of his...
  • Blair: Zarqawi death a 'strike against al-Qaida everywhere'

    06/08/2006 10:25:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 697+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Thursday June 8, 2006 | Bonnie Malkin and agencies
    5.15pm update Blair: Zarqawi death a 'strike against al-Qaida everywhere' Bonnie Malkin and agenciesThursday June 8, 2006 The aftermath of a US airstrike north-east of Baghdad which killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Photograph: APTN/AP  Tony Blair and George Bush today hailed the targeted killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as "a blow for al-Qaida". Mr Blair told his monthly news conference the US air raid that killed Zarqawi - the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq - would severely damage the terrorist network."The death of al-Zarqawi is a strike against al-Qaida in Iraq and therefore a strike against al-Qaida everywhere," he said.However,...
  • Al-Zarqawi got owned (funny)

    06/08/2006 10:26:03 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 19 replies · 1,639+ views ^ | Today | Me
    This is hilarious. Anyone can do it too. Enjoy the laughs.
  • What You Think About Zarqawi's Death Determines whether You're American, Or Not American

    06/08/2006 10:31:07 AM PDT · by TheNewPatriot · 31 replies · 875+ views
    It’s a great day for America and the war on terror now that Zarqawi is dead. It’s a victory for America, George Bush, and our military special forces. If you are happy that Zarqawi is dead; you are an American. If you feel that Zarqawi’s death means nothing and actually feel sorry for him; you are NOT an American. If you don’t care how the intelligence was obtained to obliterate Zarqawi; you are an American. If you have sympathy for an imprisioned terrorist that might have been tortured; you are NOT an American. If you think killing enemies against this...
  • Bigleys relieved by Zarqawi death

    06/08/2006 10:42:23 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 1,014+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2006
    The family of murdered hostage Ken Bigley have spoken of their relief at the death of militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Zarqawi, who led al-Qaeda in Iraq, is suspected of being involved in the murder of Mr Bigley, who was taken hostage and killed in Iraq in 2004. Mr Bigley's brother Stan said Zarqawi was a "monster" who had killed "a multitude of innocent people". Zarqawi was killed in a US air raid near Baquba. Ken Bigley, 62, originally from Liverpool, was working as an engineer in Iraq when he was kidnapped in September 2004. Three weeks after...
  • How Zarqawi was found and killed: "Spiritual adviser" inadvertently led US forces to the spot

    06/08/2006 11:14:35 AM PDT · by billorites · 107 replies · 5,064+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2006
    Major General William Caldwell said the operation to track down the most wanted man in Iraq was carried out over many weeks, before two US air force F-16s killed him with a bombing raid on a house in a village north of Baghdad. "The strike last night did not occur in a 24-hour period. It truly was a very long, painstaking deliberate exploitation of intelligence, information gathering, human sources, electronic, signal intelligence that was done over a period of time - many, many weeks," he said. He said a tip from someone in Zarqawi's network put US forces on the...
  • In COLD BLOOD Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was murdered

    06/08/2006 11:21:28 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 37 replies · 1,415+ views
    US lawmaker Jack Murtha accused US Military of killing innocent Iraqi civilians after a Air Force plane dropped two 500 lb. bombs on safe house of prayer according to Murtha.. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings made him the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safe house. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood, John Murtha told reporters. I think the news of the loss of any human being is a tragedy. I think al-Zarqawi's death...
  • Al-Zarqawi Tracked By Iraq Informants!

    06/08/2006 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 32 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | 6/8/06 | warner todd huston
    Al-Zarqawi Tracked By Iraq Informants!This is a great moral victory for the USA. We have eliminated one of the most active and high profile Al Qaeda terrorists in operation today. Yet, some in the MSM are already downplaying this victory and attempting to make it seem as if this is no big deal. We have already seen several of these instances recorded right here on Newsbusters, so I will not rehash them here. But, one of the most important aspect of this situation is that Zarqawi was tracked and killed because of information from Iraqi informants. "Tips from senior militants...
  • Rumsfeld cautions on al-Zarqawi impact

    06/08/2006 12:30:49 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 5 replies · 607+ views
    AP ^ | June 8 2006 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday that while the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a significant victory in the war on terror, it won't end terrorism. "Given the nature of the terrorist networks, really a network of networks, the death of Zarqawi, while enormously important, will not mean the end of all violence in that country," Rumsfeld told reporters. Rumsfeld, who has been under consistent fire from critics for his handling of the war in Iraq, took his time Thursday taking the stage for one of his military's most significant intelligence victories of...
  • Zarqawi, Spinning in His Grave

    06/08/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 52 replies · 2,483+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 8, 2006 | Ryan Sager
    Right now, I'm in the media room at YearlyKos, listening to liberal bloggers and activists fret about how to spin the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Some snippets: "We are constantly bashed on the right for not supporting the military." "We can't say 'yes, but'." As in, yes it's good Zarqawi is dead, but . . . "Why have we not gotten Osama?" "Zarqawi is not about Iraq." As in, the real reason we wanted him dead was the USS Cole bombing. "We're talking to the 98 percent of the unwashed who don't know what the Cole is." In response...
  • Quotations About the Death of Al-Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 12:34:13 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 27 replies · 1,429+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 06/08/2006 | The Associated Press
    Quotations about the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: ``Al-Zarqawi was eliminated.'' - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. --- ``Whenever there is a new al-Zarqawi, we will kill him.'' - al-Maliki. --- ``Now Zarqawi has met his end, and this violent man will never murder again. Iraqis can be justly proud of their new government and its early steps to improve their security. And Americans can be enormously proud of the men and women of our armed forces, who worked tirelessly with their Iraqi counterparts to track down this brutal terrorist and put him out of business.'' - President Bush.
  • Who's on Deck? What Zarqawi's death means for the insurgency

    06/08/2006 11:31:54 AM PDT · by nwctwx · 44 replies · 1,402+ views
    Slate ^ | June 8, 2006 | Daniel Byman
    The U.S. military, U.S. intelligence, and the Bush administration deserve a hearty cheer for the airstrike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The guerrilla and terrorist leader was responsible for some of the most horrific acts of a brutal war, such as personally beheading American hostage Nicholas Berg; masterminding the strike on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad; and orchestrating the bombing of three hotels in Jordan, including one in which a wedding was being held. In addition to these terrorist atrocities, Zarqawi was also al-Qaida's point man in Iraq, a leader in the campaign to disrupt democratic elections, and one of...
  • Video: The Bomb that Killed Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 11:04:37 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 88 replies · 6,462+ views
    Here is the video of the airstrike that toasted our friend Zarkie. Sit back and break out the popcorn! Airstrike on Zarqawi The video is over on the right, down below the main headline announcing Zarqawi's death.
  • Abu Musab Zarqawi Liberal Feedback

    06/08/2006 10:32:17 AM PDT · by llevrok · 79 replies · 4,325+ views
    Orbusmax ^ | 6/8/06
    This Pacific NW "drudge like" web page is doing a great job today of tracking the liberal response to Zarqawi's death.Absolutly amazing (but not surprising)
  • Will the Zarqawi killing mark a major turning point in the Iraq war?

    06/08/2006 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 27 replies · 1,246+ views
    Comment on a WSJ online pole: ^ | June 8, 2006 | Andrew E. Malone
    BREAKING NEWS: A high ranking member of democrat party chief’s (Howard Dean) staff who was the prime strategic planner for the democratic congressional committee and the Iraqi DNC outreach coordinator suffered a fatal accident this morning as he and several of his close associates were brunching in the quaint, sunny, tropical resort of Baqouba. Apparently, Mr. Abu Musab Zarqawi and his staff were enjoying of simple repast of his favorite sweet melon salad, Jimmy Dean sausage and citrus spritzers chatting merrily on their cell phones with DNC operatives in Washington about the prospect of taking back Congress, when the line...
  • Zarqawi's Network Is Left in Shambles

    06/08/2006 10:09:59 AM PDT · by boryeulb · 24 replies · 1,901+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 8, 2006 | Jed Babbin
    The American air strike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi late yesterday was a long time in coming. The F-16 pilots who put two laser-guided 500-pound bombs into the house in which Zarqawi was hiding ended the life of a terrorist who had been not only an organizer and commander of terrorists in Iraq, but also a funding source that has helped Zarqawi’s theoretical leader—Osama bin Laden—continue to spread terrorist ideology and fear. While Zarqawi’s death won’t end the terrorist war in Iraq, it’s a very big step in that direction. Buy Now Save 37% The operation was a great example...
  • Zarqawi dead - will Klobuchar vote with John Kerry to cut off funding for troops

    06/08/2006 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Knighthorse · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Mark Kennedy for U.S. Senate ^ | 8 Jun 2006 | Heidi Frederickson
    American Military Kills al-Zarqawi in Air Raid Will Amy Klobuchar Join John Kerry and DFL in Cutting Funding for our Troops? (St. Paul, Minnesota) – Reports this morning confirm the death of the #1 terrorist in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The death of al-Zarqawi is a testament to the great work the men and women of our military are doing in Iraq to keep us safe at home and another reason why cutting off funding for our troops, as John Kerry and Democrats in Minnesota are proposing, would be a huge mistake in winning the War on Terrorism. “The death...
  • End of al-Qaida in Iraq

    06/08/2006 9:58:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 950+ views
    IMRA ^ | June 8, 2006 | Prof. Amatzia Baram
    Thursday, June 8, 2006 University of Haifa Iraq Expert Baram: End of al-Qaida in Iraq University of Haifa Iraq Expert Baram: End of al-Qaida in Iraq HAIFA. June 8, 2006 -"The death of Zarqawi signals the beginning of the end of the al-Qaida organization and of Sunni rebellion in Iraq." One of the world's leading experts on Iraq, Prof. Amatzia Baram of the University of Haifa, made this prediction today after learning of Zarqawi's death in an American air strike. Zarqawi was the terror organization's number one man in Iraq and a sworn loyalist to Osama bin Laden. According to...
  • Monster betrayed by closest allies (Zarqawi location tipped off by captured deputies)

    06/08/2006 9:55:00 AM PDT · by Democracy In Iraq · 71 replies · 3,186+ views
    Monster betrayed by closest allies Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent June 09, 2006 THE grey concrete facade was set back from the dusty streetside. It attracted little interest from people in the tiny town of Hibhib, who don't like dealing with strangers. It was the perfect base for an uprising. Until late Wednesday, there were perhaps no more than two dozen people who knew the occupants of the house, 65km northeast of Baghdad and 8km from the nearest town of Baquba. However, two of them were in the hands of coalition intelligence officials. Over the past month, the two key...
  • Surprising Bright Spot In MSM Zarqawi Coverage: CNN's Lin Grills Murtha

    06/08/2006 9:51:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 2,806+ views
    CNN/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 8, 2006 As has been documented at NewsBusters here, here, here and here, the predictable MSM response to the killing of Zarqawi has been to downplay its signficance. But there was one surprising bright spot late this morning. CNN host Carol Lin gave pull-out-now John Murtha a surprisingly rough run for his money. Lin: "A very big day for this administration. Is it fair to say that this attack and the killing of Al-Zarqawi wouldn't have happened if US troops were not on the ground?" Murtha was unwilling to concede the point: "I'm not sure about...
  • How They Got Zarqawi:The Manhunt That Snared Him

    06/08/2006 9:43:21 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 35 replies · 2,356+ views
    TIME ^ | 06/08/2006 | Tony Karon
    How They Got Zarqawi:The Manhunt That Snared Him Intelligence breakthroughs and a hot tip about a meeting spelled his doom In the end, the savagery of Musab al-Zarqawi may have earned him too many enemies. The terrorist responsible for some of the most gruesome killings in Iraq was killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi military operation Wednesday, after the U.S. and its allies had finally located him. A well-placed intelligence source in Jordan told TIME that the CIA was tipped off after Jordanian intelligence learned of a meeting that Zarqawi planned to hold in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad....
  • Google Glitch

    06/08/2006 9:57:51 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 28 replies · 1,819+ views
    Google ^ | June 8, 2006 | Google new engine
    There is a funny glitch in Google on a Reuters article about last night's ABC News report. If someone can capture it as a GIF, it might be worth saving. Click the URL.
  • In his hometown, relatives pray for 1,000 Zarqawis (May More Like Him Arise !)

    06/08/2006 9:38:24 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 27 replies · 746+ views
    Reuters News ^ | 06/08/2006 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    In his hometown, relatives pray for 1,000 Zarqawis ZARQA, Jordan (Reuters) - In the bleak Jordanian city where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi grew up, shocked relatives mourned the al Qaeda leader's death as a loss to Islam and prayed for 1,000 "Zarqawis" to fight the Americans in his place. "This is a tragedy. We are all sad here," said Zarqawi's uncle, Yazm Khalayleh, 64. "We have to be sad because he was fighting the infidels. Anyone who says he is not sad is lying; people believe he is a martyr. We do not want to believe that he is dead." Zarqawi,...
  • Ruling Palestinian Hamas group mourns Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Abathar · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Reuters via Yahoooooo ^ | 06/08/06 | Reuters
    GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian faction Hamas on Thursday deplored the killing by U.S. warplanes of the al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, describing him as a casualty of a crusade against Arabs and Muslims. Hamas, branded as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union and shunned by the West since winning office in the Palestinian government in March, had distanced itself in the past from violence abroad blamed on al Qaeda. But in a statement faxed to Reuters after Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air strike north of Baghdad on Wednesday,...
  • Most-wanted Iraq terrorist al-Zarqawi dead

    06/08/2006 10:04:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,594+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | Patrick Quinn - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings made him the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safe house, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq. The targeted air strike Wednesday evening was the culmination of a two-week-long hunt for al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Tips from senior militants within the network led U.S. forces to follow al-Zarqawi's spiritual adviser to the safe house, 30 miles outside Baghdad, for a meeting with the terror leader. The...
  • Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey...

    06/08/2006 8:42:50 AM PDT · by connell · 17 replies · 816+ views
    Everyone's doing brilliant analysis (except the embittered KosKids, of course), so we figured we'd do pictures instead... Okay, well just one bit of analysis. I watched a little bit of television news this morning (something I only do when something big like this happens). I flipped between FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and CNN Headline News. FOX News was showing video of people celebrating, pictures of the blast site, and they were providing decent analysis. CNN, MSNBC, and CNN Headline News were throwing the word "Haditha" into every third sentence and generally trying to find anything they could to tamp down...
  • Richard Clarke on GMA: With Zarqawi Dead, Iraq No Safer, War's End No Closer

    06/08/2006 7:57:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 101 replies · 2,415+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 8, 2006 - 10:37. Interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America this morning, Richard Clarke - former White House advisor, turned author and bitter Bush-administration critic - scoffed at the significance of the killing of Zarqawi. GMA: "First question has to be this morning, is it any safer in Iraq and will the war end any sooner?" Clarke: "Well, unfortunately the answer is no. The man was a terrible man. He was a symbol of terrorism. He was the face of terrorism, the only real name we knew of a [terrorist] leader in Iraq. But he commanded...
  • Requiem for a Nightmare - The short ugly life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 7:54:13 AM PDT · by veronica · 21 replies · 1,268+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06-08-06 | James G. Poulos
    The world's highest-profile mass killer has finally gotten what he had coming. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi rose (which is to say sunk) to a level of squalid wickedness not even mastered by Osama bin Laden, whose stately visage belied a desire to keep his hands out of the muck of murder. For Zarqawi this was not a problem. He killed among the people. The killing he orchestrated, as much as a devil can orchestrate pandemonium, brought the dilemma of the entire war in Iraq into the flesh. The mere presence of a man like Zarqawi heartened the defeatism of those whose...
  • Al Zarqawi death “more important” than bin Laden’s: experts

    06/08/2006 7:36:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 110 replies · 3,093+ views
    LONDON - Abu Musab Al Zarqawi’s death should be a cause for celebration across the entire Arab world and could be felt more keenly in the area than the death of Osama bin Laden, leading British academics said on Thursday. Professor Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrews University in Scotland, said: “I do not think any of the decent majority in the Arab world will mourn his passing.” Michael Clarke, director of the International Policy Institute at King’s College London, said that because of the devotion Al Zarqawi inspired...
  • Zarqawi leaves gap but insurgency will outlive him (Reuters Barf Alert)

    06/08/2006 7:29:12 AM PDT · by edpc · 46 replies · 782+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 8, 2006 | Mark Trevelyan
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi removes the man who took Iraq's insurgency to new heights of savagery but it also creates a martyr whose inspiration will mobilize new recruits. Arab and Western security analysts were agreed on Thursday that Zarqawi's death in a U.S. air raid would not end the insurgency, even if it represents a rare triumph in Iraq for the Bush administration. "There will be people that will be mobilized to join the caravan of martyrs, to emulate his example and to honor him," said Magnus Ranstorp, an al Qaeda expert at the Swedish...
  • Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006

    06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,694 replies · 25,684+ views
    Al-Qaeda's Long March to War (Full Story) In recent weeks, media reports from both Iraq and Afghanistan have suggested the appearance of a slow evolution of the Islamist insurgents' tactics in the direction of the battlefield deployment of larger mujahideen units that attack "harder" facilities.These attacks are not replacing small-unit attacks, ambushes, kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings in either country, but rather seem to be initial and tentative forays toward another stage of fighting. Karzai Condemns U.S. Troops Using Gunfire Taliban Kill, Kidnap Dozens of Afghan Police US Sends More Troops into Iraq Where does Karzai go from here?...
  • PA [Palestinian Authority] foreign minister: Zarqawi's death will not end resistance

    06/08/2006 7:14:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 400+ views
    This is an image made from video originally posted Tuesday, April 25, 2006 on the Internet showing al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.Photo: (AP / via IntelCenter)Dead body of al Qaida in Iraq head Abu Musab ZarqawiPhoto: CNN  Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar rejected the suggestion that the killing of al Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi would hinder armed struggle. [His] death was only a minor loss to the anti-US resistance movement in Iraq, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Thursday. Zahar, who has been meeting Pakistani officials in the capital of Islamabad, said the Palestinians are "blessing...
  • Oil Falls Below $70.00 Upon Death of Al Qeada's Zarqawi

    06/08/2006 7:09:27 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 21 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6.8.06 | staff
    Oil falls below $70 on death of al Qaeda's Zarqawi Thu Jun 8, 2006 4:23am ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil fell 1.7 percent to below $70 for the first time in two weeks on Thursday after the death of al Qaeda'a leader in Iraq, where crude exports have been curbed by frequent sabotage attacks and instability. The plunge deepened losses from a day ago, when U.S. data showed rising crude and fuel inventories, easing concerns about summer supplies in the world's biggest consumer. U.S. crude oil fell $1.21 to $69.71 a barrel by 0818 GMT after losing $1.68 or 2...
  • Iraqis celebrate Zarqawi's death (and DUmmies are depressed for their hero to bite the dust)

    06/08/2006 7:02:27 AM PDT · by Wiz · 102 replies · 3,712+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 8 (KUNA) -- Iraqi citizens took to the streets celebrating Abu Musaab Zarqawi's death on Thursday. Joy filled Baghdad's hot streets, as gun shots sounded through the air, and cars packed with overjoyed Iraqi's roamed the streets. Iraqis were sharing sweets with people outside their homes. Civil organizations paraded as they condemned violence chanting "death to Zarqawi and Saddamites." Thursday's celebrations could be compared to the jubilation in Baghdad's streets the day Saddam Hussein was captured. Iraqis hope Zarqawi's death would bring an end to the series of terrorist operations on Iraqi streets. Iraqi MP, Mahmoud Othman, said...
  • Bush: Americans 'can be justly proud'

    06/08/2006 6:56:20 AM PDT · by veronica · 14 replies · 473+ views
    JPost ^ | 6-8-06 | Staff
    President George W. Bush on Thursday hailed the killing of a leading al-Qaida terrorist by military forces in Iraq, saying that Americans "can be justly proud" of US fighting men and women. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death "is a severe blow to al-Qaida and it is a significant victory in the war on terror," Bush said in a statement at the White House. "We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continuing patience of the American people," he said. Jordan provided the US military with information that helped in tracking down and killing al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian...