Skip to comments.U.S. military says al Qaeda in Iraq mastermind dead (CNN admits terrorist were in Iraq before war)
Posted on 10/04/2008 6:40:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Coalition forces in Baghdad have killed the man believed to be the mastermind of recent bombings in the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.
Mahir Ahmad Mahmud Judu al-Zubaydi, also known as Abu Rami and Abu Assad, was believed to be the leader of one of al Qaeda in Iraq's Baghdad networks, the military said in a statement issued Friday.
The military said intelligence reports led coalition forces to a building in Baghdad's Adhamiya neighborhood Friday. They surrounded the building and called on the occupants to surrender but were engaged by small arms fire, the military said.
The forces returned fire and killed two people, Abu Rami and a female, the military said.
"Sadly, here again is a case where (al Qaeda in Iraq) has put innocent lives in danger in order to protect themselves and shield their terrorist efforts," said Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, a spokesman for the Multi-National Force in Iraq.
Coalition forces had evacuated several children from the building before they performed a controlled detonation of ordnance inside the building, the military said. The house caught fire after the detonation, the military said, and the forces called the local fire department for assistance.
The U.S. military blames Abu Rami for masterminding numerous car bombings, including a October 2 suicide car bombing that killed eight people and wounded more than 30. The attack happened outside a Shiite mosque in Baghdad just as worshippers left early-morning prayers marking the end of Ramadan.
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Where did CNN admit that terrorists were in Iraq before the war? I read the whole article, but must have missed it.
Don’t you know, CNN/Obama (see Obamas comments http://www.drudgereport.com/) has admitted there were terrorist in Iraq/Afganistan all the time, only the terrorist they admit to are the “Americans”
Abu Rami was originally a member of the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam and joined al Qaeda in Iraq in 2004, the military said. He came the military "emir" of Baghdad's Rusafa district last year before taking over all terrorist operations there, the military said.
You have to know about Ansar al Islam and Ansar al Sunna to see where they accidently admitted terrorist were there.
Al Qaeda means the base and are formed from many different terrorist groups, including at least 3 from Iraq. The names always change but the players remain the same.
Very early in the article the message is that Americans killed innocent civilians who were being used by al-Qaida. CNN has to taint every piece of good news in any way they can.
I clicked on the link at the bottom of the article. Among other things, CNN posted an article about US friendly fire killing Iraqis. You had to read the article to find out that the Iraqis had fired on the US soldiers first. They also put up an article about two US soldiers charged with the murder of a detainee. They are trying to “My Lai” us out of Iraq.
Research is your friend and it’s something the MSM doesn’t know how to do.
I hear you! I cut a little more slack though. In many cases the "innocent civilians" are convinced that if they cooperate with the US, they are facing a death sentence at home. Having said that, this fact should in no way hinder the military from doing its job of protecting me.
It just goes on and on and on.....
I’m familiar with that. I just asked where CNN ADMITS that terrorists were in Iraq before the war. It’s misleading to say that CNN admits anything like that when its really a matter of reading between the lines. So, its a misleading statement to say such.
We get the cooperation of the locals when they figure we are there to stay, we are stronger, and it is the terrorists who are under death sentence, not them if they help or even work for or with the Americans or the Iraqi government.
your point is well taken.
Back in the middle ages, and even in the 20th century, conquerors were not worried about nation building. Conquerors had one goal, to win and then plunder. I guess there is a price to pay for fighting a kinder, gentler kind of war.
But also a reward.
Japan buys our products and builds us electronic goods.
Germany makes us Beer and buys our products.
South Korea buys our stuff and makes us goods.
None of them want us to leave. All of them respect and admire U.S. culture to some extent. All of them are free and prosperous as a result of our “kinder and gentler” style of warfare, our idealism, and our goal of a Mercantile Empire not a Political one.
“no connection what-so-ever” between Saddam and Terrorists is the mantra....that flies in the face of reality...
I happen to think they were there. I was just pointing out that the article didn’t really admit anything. I thought ‘hey cool, finally an admission in an article to post to other forums’. Bah, not so much!
“...Al Qaeda means the base and are formed from many different terrorist groups, including at least 3 from Iraq. The names always change but the players remain the same...”
I recall an editorial cartoon from the 80s when Lebanon was in turmoil that had a 6 panel spread of the same terrorist with 6 different terror group names.
It is no wonder the average person is confused. That is the plan.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
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