Skip to comments.Key lead to Bin Laden came from AQ man captured in Iraq(Where are all the anti-war folks now?)
Posted on 05/03/2011 2:20:29 PM PDT by jeltz25
They identified him as one of Bin Laden's couriers, an aide the terror chief trusted with his life. But details were scant and agents quickly found the trail went cold. It was not until 2004, when Al Qaeda operative Hassan Ghul was captured in Iraq, that the CIA began to make progress. Ghul told the intelligence service that al-Kuwaiti was a courier and that he was close to Faraj al-Libi, Al Qaeda's operational commander, who replaced Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.The pace of the pursuit then picked when U.S. soldiers captured al-Libi.
Under CIA interrogation, al-Libi admitted that when he was promoted to succeed Mohammed, he received the word through a courier.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383074/Osama-Bin-Laden-dead-Courier-Sheikh-Abu-Ahmed-led-CIA-Abbottabad-compound.html#ixzz1LKFrz227
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This guy Ghul, who we caught in Iraq, was the guy who IDed the courier and made the connection to Abu Faraj al-Libi and that's when they started to hone in on him and eventually led to finding him in Peshawar and tracking him to Abbotabad.
Of course I doubt the US media will ever report this, this was in a UK paper. But one of the big breaks in the case came from a guy we caught in Iraq and ultimately we can now say that the Iraq War definitely helped us against AQ and played a key role in getting Bin Laden.
Good thing Obama wasn't President then to prevent the war from happening. Bin Laden could very well still be at large.
I wonder if anyone will bring this up and ask the WH about it. I wonder if any media types will mention it.
I'm just putting it out here on FR so at least we know about it and at leat freepers can be informed on how the Iraq War did end up playing a role in this.
The killing of OBL literally knocks out every single argument of the far left against the Bush administration. With this new revelation, it shows the value of the Iraq War, Gitmo, the other secret CIA interrogation sites, enhanced interrogation efforts, and the general WOT. And the band leader of that opposition - Barack Hussein Obama is trying to take ALL the credit. Priceless.
The left is wrestling with this right now. So far, it looks like it’s kicking their a**es. This is going to become a big problem for them as we go forward I think.
BUSH LIED PEOPLE DIED!!
This afternoon O’s press sec accused the previous administration of taking it’s eye off OBL and wasting time in Iraq.
Yeah it better kick their a**. It’s their just deserves.
Nothing like watching them bask in the rain only to find out it’s piss.
I always kind of thought that W was trying to kill two birds with one stone in Iraq. Getting rid of Saddam as a prerequisite to establishing a more normal government in Baghdad as well as drawing out the Jihadis in the heart of the Middle East so we could fight them there instead of here. Seems we were able to acquire some valuable intelligence as well. Hope we didn’t put panties on the perp’s head in the process.
Bush lied, Bin Laden died. HaHaHa. The libs and Obama have spent so much time fighting against the Patriot Act, Waterboarding, Gitmo, Iraq, but they are quick to jump around to take the credit. Waterboarding is bad, but blowing out his brains was ok. Sadly, many of my lib friends (using that term loosely) will never see the truth. Thank G** for President Bush.
“Yoohoo, Muzzies... We’re in Iraq, come and play!” alQaeda and other terrorists flocked to Iraq from all over the world to fight the U.S. Military- Brilliant!
Holder today used the phrase "mosaic of sources" in order to dilute the probable significance of EITs in getting OBL. At the very least those dastardly overseas CIA prisons that the lefties love to hate were probably involved.
Rice: Iraq sheltered, trained al Qaeda
September 25, 2002
``President Bush’s national security adviser Wednesday said Saddam Hussein has sheltered al Qaeda terrorists in Baghdad and helped train some in chemical weapons development — information she said has been gleaned from captives in the ongoing war on terrorism.
The comments by Condoleezza Rice were the strongest and most specific to date on the White House’s accusations linking al Qaeda and Iraq.``
That seems to be the talking points now that waterboarding did not bring about any info to lead to this raid.
I guess we will never know the truth about how all this went down.
Its not like he has lied many times sense Sunday.
After all the time liberals spent crying about Guantanamo and it's “horrific” interrogation practices, they wasted no time celebrating their personal perceived victory of OBL’s killing -or- decrying the CIA prisons that delivered them their victory. More irrefutable evidence that liberalism is a mental disorder that completely disables the ability to self detect hypocrisy.
Thanks for posting. I’m definitely spreading this article around.
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