Skip to comments.Terrorism: al-Zarqawi Said To Have New Command Structure
Posted on 02/27/2006 6:22:14 AM PST by jmc1969
The organisation of al-Qaeda in Iraq, led by Jordanian miltiant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has adopted a new command structure, according to Salafite sources quoted by the Arabic news portal Wifaq.
The new line-up is said to include a sort of shadow government at the head of the organisation mandated to direct all the activities of the group. Al-Zarqawi has been flanked by six 'ministers' and by a chief of staff who will coordinate all the operational brigades, the sources said.
In a document entitled "The strategy of al-Qaeda in Iraq", the group outlines a new decentralised and flexible organisational structure.
In the new hierarchy al-Zarqawi's number two would be Abu Abdel Rahman al-Iraqi who also has the role of 'interior minister' and oversees the internal affairs of the organisation. He has also been tasked with overseeing the direct links between al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Iraqi and other Arab volunteers who enrol in al-Qaeda.
The 'minister of defence' is Abu Asir, whose role is to infiltrate militants into the Iraqi security forces and army, as well as direct the suicide bomber brigade which al-Zarqawi considers central.
A 'religious affairs' post has been given to Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Baghdadi, who issues fatwas and other religious edicts as well as overseeing the spiritual life of the group.
The crucial role of 'information minister', overseeing Internet statements and working to attract recuits via the Internet, has been given to Abu Maysira al-Iraqi.
That is because his old command structure is MIA.
Okay, let's get the office pool going. I'm picking St. Patty's Day, March 17th, as Rahman's last day on this planet.
I wonder if this is Islamic terrorism's version of a Chapter 11 reorganization?
Poor sales leads for Life Insurance.
The "Dead Pool".....
Sounds like the anti-terrorism organizations have them on the run. Cell phones, FAXes and blackberries aren't enough. PERSONAL inculcations, rallies, high-fives, indoctrinations, bribes, threats and rewards are the stuff of allegiance.
"Flexible" sometimes means disorganized.
"Decentralized" usually means on the run, hiding out, no place to call home, on the lam, nobody wants us.
Just my 2 cents.
New command structure, because he knows that we are listening in on phone conversations?
And by some strange coincidence, the Democrats have a new plan also.
Howard Dean rallies the Democratic troops
Not mentioned in article:
Minister of Cartoon Squad: Comiq al-Bombi
Just more bullshit. He might be dead with Binny.
Right, more terrorists to kill.
How'd the MSM make out, I heard they lost some ground?
Since much of the "wanted" names in the initial deck of 52 most wanted Iraqis have been captured or killed, I wish they would put out a new deck (it works as a great way to understand the "worth" of a captured man and also to denote just how many important players are out of action)
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