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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Oh, yeah, I'd rather believe the lies of the "Freedom Fighters"
You'll ignore every murderous thing the enemies of the Iraqi citizenry does
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 elevatedone
waiting... waiting... waiting...
hope not here yet... .I guess I'll have to keep waiting....
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
Don't worry guys, I'm sure this non existant phantom menace, will regrow any part of his body that he loses. Who knows perhaps he will grow FOUR legs now, so that the he can better run from the US
The Provocateur State:
Is the CIA Behind the Iraqi "Insurgents"--and Global Terrorism?
by Frank Morales
The requirement of an ever-escalating level of social violence to meet the political and economic needs of the insatiable "anti-terrorist complex" is the essence of the new US militarism.
What is now openly billed as "permanent war" ultimately serves the geo-political ends of social control in the interests of US corporate domination, much as the anti-communist crusade of the now-exhausted Cold War did.
Back in 2002, following the trauma of 9-11, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld predicted there would be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large. How could he be so sure of that? Perhaps because these attacks would be instigated on the order of the Honorable Mr. Rumsfeld. According to Los Angeles Times military analyst William Arkin, writing Oct. 27, 2002, Rumsfeld set out to create a secret army, "a super-Intelligence Support Activity" network that would "bring together CIA and military covert action, information warfare, intelligence, and cover and deception," to stir the pot of spiraling global violence.
According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization--the "Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)"--would actually carry out secret missions designed to provoke terrorist groups into committing violent acts. The P2OG, a 100-member, so-called "counter-terrorist" organization with a $100-million-a-year budget, would ostensibly target "terrorist leaders," but according to P2OG documents procured by Arkin, would in fact carry out missions designed to "stimulate reactions" among "terrorist groups"--which, according to the Defense Secretary's logic, would subsequently expose them to "counter-attack" by the good guys. In other words, the plan is to execute secret military operations (assassinations, sabotage, "deception") which would intentionally result in terrorist attacks on innocent people, including Americans--essentially, to "combat terrorism" by causing it!
A lieutetant to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi says the militant insurgent and his aides are considering who should lead them if he dies of his wounds, The Washington Post reported today.
The man, who identified himself as Abu Karrar, told the Post that Zarqawi had been shot between the shoulder and chest in fighting on Saturday and Sunday around the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
One of Zarqawi's top aides and several Arab fighters were killed in the battles, the Post reported.
An internet statement issued by Zarqawi's group yesterday said the Jordanian-born militant, the most wanted man in Iraq, had been wounded.
"The injuries of our leader are an honour for us and a motivation to tighten the net on the enemies of God and to step up attacks," according to the statement by the al-Qaeda Organisation in the Land of Two Rivers.
The US military says it cannot confirm the reports of Zarqawi's injuries and US officials have said the statement could be a ruse by his group to trick those trying to capture him.
I'm getting ready to use the ignore button for the first time in 3 years
Originally posted by Bikereddie
I have been checking all day at work, and I still cannot find anything related to Zarqawi's death.
Maybe the radio got it wrong?
Shame though. Would have been good to actually see this guy dead, and to actually proove he does exist.