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Zarqawi autopsy, DNA results revealed

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posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 07:50 AM
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The US military in Iraq held a press conference this morning to reveal the results of the autopsies performed on Abu Mussab al Zarqawi and his spiritual adviser. Both victims died from the effects of the two 500 pound bombs dropped on the house they were in. The miltary doctor also went into some detail on the effects of bomb blasts on victims. The DNA results received from the FBI on Zarqawi were revealed to be a positive match, also.
 



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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military doctor said Monday that al Qaeda terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi died 52 minutes after an airstrike against his safe house northeast of Baghdad and that an autopsy showed his injuries were consistent with those caused by a bomb blast.

Col. Steve Jones, command surgeon for Multinational Forces said that al-Zarqawi's spiritual adviser, Sheik Abdul-Rahman, was killed instantly. He added that an FBI test positively identified al-Zarqawi.

Maj. Gen William Caldwell said that U.S. forces arrived about 28 minutes after the airstrike and treated al-Zarqawi, who was breathing with difficulty. Jones and a medical examiner who was not identified said that al-Zarqawi had "no evidence of beating or any firearm injuries."



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The autopsies also revealed that no bullet wounds were found on either victim. Nor was there evidence that any either victim had been beaten.

The injuries to Zarqawi's lungs were "not survivable", according to the military doctor. Zarqawi survived for a short period, and his spiritual adviser died instantly.

The DNA results, coupled with the fingerprint identification, should put to rest any ideas that this was a planted body.



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[edit on 12-6-2006 by jsobecky]




posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 07:47 AM
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There had been rumors that Zarqawi had been beaten by either Iraqi police or coalition forces before he died. The doctors involved in the autopsies stated that there was absolutely no evidence to support this allegation.

There was also a claim of a neighbor who was an "eyewitness". This claim is very suspect, since the nearest house was 300 yards away from the safe house that was hit with bombs.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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But remember, its a military doctor who is performing this autopsy. So we cant be sure of absolute neutrality regarding the autopsy.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 08:29 AM
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Are people forgetting that forensics is a neutral science? An autopsy is totally neutral, it reports the facts and only the facts.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by Aotearoa
Are people forgetting that forensics is a neutral science? An autopsy is totally neutral, it reports the facts and only the facts.


Ahh but are the people who are doing the forensic research nuetral. That could affect how neutral the results are.


It more than likely was him but theres so much specualtion that no one will ever know 100% (shadow of a doubt for some, one might say) unless directly connected to the investigation.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Aotearoa
Are people forgetting that forensics is a neutral science? An autopsy is totally neutral, it reports the facts and only the facts.


Tell that to JFK. He had an autopsy done.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:36 PM
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Does anyone really care how this barbaric murdering swine died? Does it matter if he was shot after the bomb hit him? Does it matter if the autopsies are 'biased'?
Does it matter to the War against terror? Does it hell.
Ask for the opinion of the families of the people he beheaded. Do they care what happened to him?

This guys death means nothing to the War against terrorism. His shoes have been filled already, and his legacy will continue.

God rest his soul? I hope not......................



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:46 PM
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posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Bikereddie
Does anyone really care how this barbaric murdering swine died?


I dont. Probably many others don't either. However, attempts to cover information or alter it, if discovered by reputable sources, will certain make some start asking some uncomfortable questions.


This guys death means nothing to the War against terrorism. His shoes have been filled already, and his legacy will continue.

God rest his soul? I hope not......................


Youre right there. They could kill 100 Zarqawis and 100 Bin Ladens. It would not stop the war on terror. Or terrorism in general. Either the next nut in line would take their place, or the powers that be would slip in a new big scary bad guy to justify the continued exhorborant spending on anti-terror programs.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:13 PM
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I have one question. Where did they get al-Zarqawi's DNA in the first place to match it when we have a body? Did they find some of his hair one day and say "we should save this if we ever have to make a match of his body"? Can someone clarify where they got the initial DNA to make a comparison.

It's funny how we have DNA from al-Zarqawi but we couldn't get any DNA from the 9/11 highjackers who still have relatives alive that we could have compared.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Griff
I have one question. Where did they get al-Zarqawi's DNA in the first place to match it when we have a body? Did they find some of his hair one day and say "we should save this if we ever have to make a match of his body"? Can someone clarify where they got the initial DNA to make a comparison.


Simple. He has many relatives in Jordan, and the house he grew up in is still standing. No big secret.

A relative's DNA can help to nab ya!
www.berkeley.edu...



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 05:24 PM
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OK...I can agree with that.



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