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TimesOnline: Bin Laden henchman ‘seriously wounded’
May 15, 2005
IRAQ’S most wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been seriously wounded, according to a doctor who claims to have treated him last week.
The doctor told an Iraqi reporter in the western city of Ramadi that Zarqawi was bleeding heavily when he was brought into hospital on Wednesday. After treating his wounds the doctor tried to persuade him to remain, but the Jordanian-born terrorist’s minders drove him away.
The claim was supported yesterday by a senior commander in the Iraqi resistance who had been to Ramadi to investigate the report. The doctor, who refused to specify the nature of the wounds and asked not to be identified, was detained by the Americans on Friday for questioning
According to the doctor, Zarqawi was escorted into Ramadi general hospital by smartly dressed men. “He was bleeding heavily and his escorts were well dressed with a look about them that was different from the casualties and family members we had been receiving from the al-Qaim offensive,” he was quoted as saying.
“I treated his injury and asked that he remain in hospital for further observations and told him that we would have to register him and take down his name and details. But he became very nervous and agitated. He refused and told me he would not be staying.
“The three men with him asked me politely that he be allowed to leave hospital immediately and that I supply them with a prescription and a list of medication that he may need.”
The doctor, who recognised Zarqawi from his photograph on television, followed them to their vehicle to try to convince them that the patient should remain in hospital. At that point, he said, he saw machineguns. They threatened to kill him if he told anyone what he had seen.
Originally posted by Muaddib
Hey, probably the insurgents are not real either... i mean, they appear out of nowhere, there isn't much we know about them...maybe we are fighting ghosts too?.......
Hey, maybe there is no war in iraq, and we are all being lied to... you know the pictures we are seeing are just holograms...they are not even real... Yeah...there can be no war in Iraq.... it is all a lie....
Originally posted by C0le
Speculation from extreme conspiracy theorists is quite entertaining isnt it
[edit on 16-5-2005 by C0le]
"Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared. " - Niccolo Machiavelli
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself. - Niccolo Machiavelli
quote: "Early in 2002, there were unverified reports from Quick Facts about: Northern Alliance
A multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the TalibanNorthern Alliance members that Zarqawi had been killed by a missile attack in Afghanistan. Many news sources repeated the claim.
Later, Kurdish groups claimed that Zarqawi had not died in the missile strike, but had been severely injured, and went to Quick Facts about: Baghdad
Capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris RiverBaghdad in 2002 to have his leg amputated. On October 7, 2002, the day before Congress voted to give the President permission to go to war against Iraq, President Bush gave a speech in Quick Facts about: Cincinnati, Ohio
Quick Summary not found for this subjectCincinnati, Ohio that repeated this claim as fact. "
US military intelligence agents in Iraq have revealed a series of botched and often tawdry dealings with unreliable sources who, in the words of one source, "told us what we wanted to hear".
"We were basically paying up to $10,000 a time to opportunists, criminals and chancers who passed off fiction and supposition about Zarqawi as cast-iron fact, making him out as the linchpin of just about every attack in Iraq," the agent said.
"Back home this stuff was gratefully received and formed the basis of policy decisions. We needed a villain, someone identifiable for the public to latch on to, and we got one."
Originally posted by deltaboy
these insurgents were definitely trying to save this guy whoever he is, and since the Iraqi doctor seems to claim he saw him, i believe him. the pictures were provided by Zarqawi aniways thanks to his leaving behind labtop while running away. o and his other official photos like his ID etc. from Afghanistan.