I've got questions. For you guys, and for myself, in my own mind.
First of all, of course, all that has been written in this thread, and in other threads about Zirqawri, is am presumming has been merely the
of everyone. This is because I find that it is most probable that none of us (I can speak for myself 100%) is or has been inside the
inner circles of the defense department, or in the inner circles of the Iraqi Leaders that are in ca-hoots with top levels of our government. In
other words, I don't believe that any of us really knows anything
about this man, other than what we have seen/heard/read in the news. I
think that since we pretty much know that there is much "top secret" or "classified" stuff that goes on behind the scenes that is not reported on
the news anywhere, and that we are not told of many of the strategies used both in the war against terror, both so that the "enemy" doesn't find
out, and so that IMO only
we, the US citizens don't find out what is really going on, so that we can be manipulated by the government.
I don't know if I'm doing a very good job, but I am trying to show that I am not just blindly anti-government, or think that the news does not
always report the whole truth, etc... but that I have adopted these beliefs due to what I see and hear and read day by day.
So, if any of you have read some of my past posts, you are probably aware that I am not particularly impressed with this president, I think the war
is/was wrong, and I have my doubts about most related things that come out of the mainstream media. It is hard for me to believe things that are hard
facts when presented as: "Top level officials say..." "In a statement issued by the Pentagon..." "According to Military Officials....." and
so forth with no sources or other way to back up what is reported.
So, the same goes for Zarqari. I have seen a supposedly five year old picture of a man of Middle Eastern descent shown repeatedly, and reported to be
of Zirqwari. Recently, there was a newer one, I believe. But, to me.....so what? I'm sure that that photograph is of a real man. His name well
may be Zirqwari. But did he do all those things he has been accused of? How could we possible know. They say so in the news, we see portions of
Rumsfeld or other Pentagon Officials stating that he did. But, they could say anything they want. How can we check to verify the legitamicy of what
they say? AFAIK, we can't.
Did this man personified and named whom the photo belongs to do actually do these things on his own? Is/was he really an Islamic Extremest? Is he a
man of Middle Eastern descent who is actually an American who may work for the CIA, or other branch of US government, and is being used to "put a
face" on teror, so that it is easier for people to be afraid of someting that they have "seen". Is he maybe just a phychological weapon of the US
government to be used against the general public and perhaps even most members of the Military in order to keep the fear, hence the war going?
I'm sure that it is fairly obvious what my personal belief is regarding these questions. But, my actual knowledge
of the answers is
absolutely Zero. So, my main question to all of you, I guess, is: For those of you who are convinced that he really was the bad guy he has been made
out to be and that he really has just now been killed, (I say that because he has been reported to have been killed before) do you think this because
of some knowledge you truly have first hand? Or have your convictions been formed strictly based on what you have heard/seen/read in the media?
Same question for those of us who are either unsure, or absolutely disbelieve about Zirqawri?
Although I have my suspicions, I am open to accept new, verifyable information to the contrary of my current beliefs.