[R-G] Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Alleged Leader Of al-Qaeda Reportedly Killed by U.S. Forces..."Again"
gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Sat Jun 17 07:22:48 MDT 2006
hi friend: nice job digging up this stuff. anyway you can find for us
the washington post article on april 10 connecting z to pentagon psyop?
I'll try too.
On Jun 17, 2006, at 1:35 AM, Friends wrote:
> Analysis Last Updated: Jun 12th, 2006 - 00:45:37
> Al-Zarqawi, International Man Of Mystery
> By Matt McCollow
> Online Journal Contributing Writer
> Jun 12, 2006, 00:43
> Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, alleged leader of the al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist
> group, has reportedly been killed by US forces . . . again.
> Reports indicate that US fighter jets dropped two 500-pound bombs on
> 's hideout , and successfully blew the terrorist mastermind to bits.
> Thankfully the bits were large enough to be identified quickly after
> attack so the pundits and talking heads could shout about our great
> Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told reporters "Every time a
> appears, we will kill him." . How apropos a thing to say, Mr. Prime
> Minster, in fact, it seems like every time Mr. Zarqawi appears, it's
> he is being killed, or at least seriously wounded.
> For a moment, let's hop aboard the Wayback Machine and take a little
> back to the year 2002. Like many former jihadist Muslims who had
> fought the
> Soviet Russians in the 1980s, al-Zarqawi took up arms against the US
> invasion of Afghanistan in 2001-2002. Reports indicate that Zarqawi
> a rather serious injury to one of his legs during the fighting, and
> may have
> possibly had it amputated .
> The leg injury would become an issue again in March of 2004, when
> distributed in Iraq, and signed by members of twelve insurgent groups,
> claimed Zarqawi was killed by US bombing campaigns. His artificial leg
> apparently prevented him from fleeing in time .
> In the spring of 2004, Zarqawi was miraculously resurrected with
> two fully functional legs and announced his return to the world by
> personally beheading journalist Nick Berg . President Bush
> named Zarqawi as Berg's killer at a press conference in mid-May of
> 2004 .
> By October of 2004, Zarqawi was rumored to have been killed again, in
> similar fashion to the first time, by failing to escape a US attack
> enough. This, of course, contradicts rumors circulating at the same
> that he had been captured by the US military . The US military
> Zarqawi had been captured.
> Despite possibly being dead or captured already, in May of 2005,
> Fouad Hani Hassan of the 5th division of the Iraqi Armed Forces,
> that Zarqawi was "seriously injured, possibly dead" after a major
> Operation Matador, by US forces . Some reports at that time had
> being shot in the chest, not necessarily as the result of combat .
> By June of 2005, Zarqawi had apparently died and been buried in a
> cemetery. There were reports of gunfights with insurgents allegedly
> protecting Zarqawi's grave. These reports came only a few days after
> release of a tape, said to be of Zarqawi, telling his followers that
> he was
> safe and only lightly injured .
> In fact, Zarqawi was doing pretty well for a man who had reportedly
> killed at the beginning of the US invasion of Iraq, as claimed by an
> imam of
> a Baghdad mosque . These reports in fall of 2005 seem to back up
> March 2004 reports about leaflets claiming Zarqawi's artificial leg
> his escape from US bombing campaigns.
> Now, it seems as though Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed once
> again by
> US bombs, possibly because his artificial leg prevented him from
> (though no reports seem to specifically mention it). Now, I know it
> just be me who finds this story just a little bit familiar sounding.
> the most credulous person would have to wonder: how many times can you
> someone before they're finally dead?
> The more informed person however, might ask: How many times can you
> kill a
> dead man?
> The answer to both questions could be: As long as people will believe
> With an Emmanuel Goldstein type figure of myth and mystery, like
> Zarqawi, it
> 's easy to control people's opinion. When the people start questioning
> reasons for being in Iraq (or focusing on a damaging political
> scandal), out
> comes a new tape. When the people complain of ineffectiveness in Iraq
> nothing to show for the losses incurred by our men and women in
> kill the bad guy and everyone's happier.
> So I, for one, congratulate the US government and media on what looks
> to be
> another successful PR campaign. You managed to get a lot of people to
> believe your latest addition to the Zarqawi myth, even though it's
> full of
> holes and rather sloppy. Don't worry though, I'm sure you'll do better
> next time you kill him.
>  Major blow to Iraq insurgency, Christian Science Monitor, 06/09/06
>  Zarqawi - Bush's man for all seasons. Asia Times, 09/14/04
>  Leaflet Says Extremist Al-Zarqawi Killed, Washington Post, 03/04/04
>  The execution of Nick Berg. Ronald Hilton at wais.stanford.edu,
>  Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg; Cites Saddam ties, Free Republic,
>  Zarqawi killed in Iraq?, India Daily, 10/16/04
>  Al-Zarqawi seriously injured says Iraqi official. Adnkronos
> International, 05/11/05
>  Zarqawi "injury" attracts prayers, BBC, 05/25/05
>  Fallujah Sheikh says al-Zarqawi died on Friday, Adnkronos
>  Cleric says al-Zarqawi died long ago, Al-Jazeera, 09/17/05
> Matt McCollow is a Freelance Writer from Hamilton, Ontario.
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