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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Rot in Hell

On my way to bed and heard he’s dead.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060608/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_al_zarqawi

Now before we crack open the beers to celebrate, let’s remember that we’ve been wrong about this guy before. We’ve been very close to capturing him several times, and these newest reports about this scumbag aren’t verified yet.

I hope he has found oblivion, as he deserves nothing other than a swift and painful end to his life, but I’m not gonna give any high-fives until we have a little more confirmation on this.

He wore out his welcome on this planet many moons ago.

What, again?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4446084/

Now we’ll get to hear over and over again how much of a success it was to finally get this guy… I’ll betcha he was “blown to smithereens”.

Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi
Jordanian Painted As Foreign Threat To Iraq’s Stability
Washington Post
April 10, 2006
The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/09/AR2006040900890_pf.html

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,887439,00.html

NOW the insurgency is in it’s final throes… honest.

Capped! CNN and Fox are confirming. Only one thing would be sweeter: capping the murderous bastard myself!

HH

(opening beer)

I think this says it all… one thousand words and such.

Later, bitch.

Cool, I’m just waking up to a CNN briefing on this…

Oh nice, video of a 500lb bomb landing on his ass.

Apparently there are Al-Queda web sites confirming his death as well. Fingerprints were checked and so on.

This is good news.

Bush should use this opertunity to make a statement about troop withdrawal even if he does not withdraw any troops.

That would be a master stroke and I bet he never gets serious called on it before the elections later this year.

[quote]JustTheFacts wrote:

Now we’ll get to hear over and over again how much of a success it was to finally get this guy… I’ll betcha he was “blown to smithereens”.
[/quote]

World News on BBC America said fingerprint ID, facial confirmation, and bodymarks. Sounds pretty intact to me. The correspondent went on to say that despite all of this, the conspiracy theorists will inevitably twist the story to how he ‘isn’t actually dead or he was really an agent working on behalf of the US Government or some such stuff.’

I wonder who’s prediction will be more true?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5059494.stm

I never thought that one man’s death could make me so happy.

Seems sick, doesn’t it?

… sick is probably the best word to describe him. May he rot in hell.

[quote]Marmadogg wrote:
Bush should use this opertunity to make a statement about troop withdrawal even if he does not withdraw any troops.

That would be a master stroke and I bet he never gets serious called on it before the elections later this year.[/quote]

GOOD GUYS REJOICE!!!

TASK FORCE 145!!!

IRAQI PEOPLE!!!

This is great news on so many levels.

Oh, marm. Your suggestion sucks on just as many levels.

George, say nothing about troop withdrawal. Had he listened to dems about withdrawing, zarqawi would still be alive.

JeffR

May his 21 virgins have CRABS and UTI’s.

I have been waiting for this for a long time. Its only a matter of time before these COWARDS get caught.

To Soilders, Sailors , Airmen, and Marines, thank you for your dedicated service!

[quote]JeffR wrote:
Marmadogg wrote:
Bush should use this opertunity to make a statement about troop withdrawal even if he does not withdraw any troops.

That would be a master stroke and I bet he never gets serious called on it before the elections later this year.

GOOD GUYS REJOICE!!!

TASK FORCE 145!!!

IRAQI PEOPLE!!!

This is great news on so many levels.

Oh, marm. Your suggestion sucks on just as many levels.

George, say nothing about troop withdrawal. Had he listened to dems about withdrawing, zarqawi would still be alive.

JeffR
[/quote]

You are missing the point.

I actually want him to say this as I am terrified of the Dems possibly gaining 15 seats in the house.

Zarqawi’s death will do nothing to stop the Sunni, Shia, and Kurds from killing each other.

I hope you understand that.

Great news!

Now he’ll find out why all 72 of them are virgins. He’ll also realize they are mostly men and he is the glory-hole. Enjoy hell Abu, you’ve earned it!

I would have preferred that we caught him and tortured him Abu Ghraib style.

That would have been more than warranted!

[quote]pat36 wrote:
Now he’ll find out why all 72 of them are virgins. He’ll also realize they are mostly men and he is the glory-hole. Enjoy hell Abu, you’ve earned it![/quote]

That’s got to be one bad wake up call to end up in hell after expecting over 70 naked virgins and a mansion.

[quote]Marmadogg wrote:
I would have preferred that we caught him and tortured him Abu Ghraib style.

That would have been more than warranted![/quote]

As evidenced by keeping Sadam alive, that’s just a bad idea. Kill them and be done with it. If these assholes are alive, they have a voice. They should kill Sadam and blame it on a russian cold.

[quote]lucasa wrote:
JustTheFacts wrote:

Now we’ll get to hear over and over again how much of a success it was to finally get this guy… I’ll betcha he was “blown to smithereens”.

World News on BBC America said fingerprint ID, facial confirmation, and bodymarks. Sounds pretty intact to me. The correspondent went on to say that despite all of this, the conspiracy theorists will inevitably twist the story to how he ‘isn’t actually dead or he was really an agent working on behalf of the US Government or some such stuff.’

I wonder who’s prediction will be more true?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5059494.stm[/quote]

I don’t doubt he exists, but his importance is being blown way out of proportion.

This propaganda campaign is not supposed to be aimed at the American audience – the “conspiracy theorists” just happen to be well aware of this fact.

Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi
Washington Post
April 10, 2006
For the past two years, U.S. military leaders have been using Iraqi media and other outlets in Baghdad to publicize Zarqawi’s role in the insurgency. The documents explicitly list the “U.S. Home Audience” as one of the targets of a broader propaganda campaign.

Some senior intelligence officers believe Zarqawi’s role may have been overemphasized by the propaganda campaign, which has included leaflets, radio and television broadcasts, Internet postings and at least one leak to an American journalist. Although Zarqawi and other foreign insurgents in Iraq have conducted deadly bombing attacks, they remain “a very small part of the actual numbers,” Col. Derek Harvey, who served as a military intelligence officer in Iraq and then was one of the top officers handling Iraq intelligence issues on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an Army meeting at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., last summer.

In a transcript of the meeting, Harvey said, “Our own focus on Zarqawi has enlarged his caricature, if you will – made him more important than he really is, in some ways.”

The military’s propaganda program largely has been aimed at Iraqis, but seems to have spilled over into the U.S. media

“When we provided stuff, it was all in Arabic,” and aimed at the Iraqi and Arab media, said another military officer familiar with the program, who spoke on background because he is not supposed to speak to reporters.

But this officer said that the Zarqawi campaign “probably raised his profile in the American press’s view.”

It is difficult to determine how much has been spent on the Zarqawi campaign, which began two years ago and is believed to be ongoing. U.S. propaganda efforts in Iraq in 2004 cost $24 million, but that included extensive building of offices and residences for troops involved, as well as radio broadcasts and distribution of thousands of leaflets with Zarqawi’s face on them, said the officer speaking on background.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/09/AR2006040900890_pf.html

False trails that lead to the al-Qaeda ‘links’
Guardian
February 2, 2003
But the question that remains unresolved is whether there is any evidence that Saddam is in bed with al-Qaeda. The answer is likely to devolve to two lines of investigation - both of which, Bush administration officials will say, lead directly from Saddam to al-Qaeda.

The first connection, Powell is certain to allege, is a one-legged Jordanian wounded in the allied bombing of Afghanistan, who the Bush administration will argue is that missing link. He is Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Stories about al-Zarqawi have been carefully fed to the media, suggesting his key role as the connection between Osama bin Laden and Saddam. Most of them have been unsourced. And all have been dismissed by those who have followed the career of this veteran of the global jihad, who was fighting for Islam long before the world had heard of Osama bin Laden and whose al-Qaeda credentials have, in part, been created to fulfil the agendas of those who want him for other reasons.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,887439,00.html

[quote]pat36 wrote:
Marmadogg wrote:
I would have preferred that we caught him and tortured him Abu Ghraib style.

That would have been more than warranted!

As evidenced by keeping Sadam alive, that’s just a bad idea. Kill them and be done with it. If these assholes are alive, they have a voice. They should kill Sadam and blame it on a russian cold.
[/quote]

Occaisionally we here stories about his random ass hobies while in jail. What if one of them became tending pigeons? Iraq does have bird flu after all…

With that bastard dead and the World Cup starting tomorrow I am definitely one happy camper.