Al - Zarquai Killed in Iraq!!!
06-08-2006 07:47 AM
06-08-2006 08:01 AM
about f-ing time!!! hell yeah
06-08-2006 08:37 AM
06-08-2006 08:41 AM
let that F**ker burnnnnnn!
06-08-2006 09:12 AM
06-08-2006 11:02 AM
Finally, a big leader in that network goes DOWN.
06-08-2006 12:31 PM
more details are emerging... an f16 levelled the home he was in witha 500lb bomb.
I would have made him die slow. the ****er is personally responsibel for thousnads of civialians death
he's burning in hell right this minute. no virgins for you!
06-08-2006 12:37 PM
I don't how many people he personally beheaded or killed in some other way, but this is one piece of **** the world is much better off without. Now I want them to nail Bin Laden, even if only to hear the conspiracy theories because it's getting near election time.
06-08-2006 01:09 PM
you should see the arab news. they are down playing this so much... saying how UBL disliked zarqawi because he tried to push muslims against muslims... they are talking about how hamaas members are dancing in the streets happy because UBL can take back and unite iraq against the US and GB...
they are just calling him a common 2 bit crook from jordan
these people have to start thinking twice because it were Iraqis that gave this guy up.... there are going to be messy and violent days ahead but it looks like some people are starting to feel comfortable enough to start taking ownership of their nation
06-08-2006 01:49 PM
Actually there is some truth to that. He has become more of a liability than an asset, so his higher up sold his ass down the river. They let him go out in style, so as to get rid of a trouble and gain a martyr.
Originally Posted by MaynardMeek
But UBL has no chance in "take back and unite iraq against the US and GB". The event in Iraq is predicated on the Sunnis' ability to hold up to their end of the bargain, not on UBL and his gang of thieves. The Sunnis will just as soon kill them off when it suits them to.
06-08-2006 10:04 PM
Where are they finding all these virgins? 76 virgins x a boatload of Iraqiis = someone is getting sloppy 100,000ths
06-08-2006 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by Viperspit
06-08-2006 10:10 PM
umm.. who gets the 25 million now?
06-08-2006 10:14 PM
thats the gag! No one is... we were only going to pay if he was taken alive by police/military forces.. but the people that actually gave him up were of his own sect
06-08-2006 10:51 PM
They should just drop 1 bomb and be done with it...the place is a breeding ground for hatred...they hate us and always have...round them up and get them out of this country...
Originally Posted by judge-mental
06-09-2006 03:22 PM
The scumbag was still alive when our troops found him. So he knew who fcuked him to hell.
What a befitting end.
06-09-2006 03:31 PM
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I say wrap him in bacon before ya bury him.
No virgins for you!
06-09-2006 04:13 PM
Binging on Pure ****ing Rage
I think he was a pathetic human being and no doubt responsible for the deaths of a countless number of innocent individuals. However, with that being said his death IMO serves only two real functional purposes. The first being now the current administration has a reference point to which they can point and say "Look, we really aren't retards". The second being a moral boost of sorts for what disgruntled troops there may be, so they know they are not fighting this war for nothing. I had seen the father of Nick Berg (beheaded by Zarqawi) state that this changes nothing, and unfortunately I have to agree with him. One death does not solve the socio-political catastrophe the US has placed itself in. It does not solve the ever-growing anamosity towards the Western World in Arab countries, it in fact perpetuates it. One of the most ironic points on his death, is that there was not an Al-Queda presence in Iraq before the US made it's decision to invade. Essentially the killed their own monster.
06-09-2006 04:52 PM
Possibly so, I agree to a point. There is a point though, somewhat limited to western civilization I'm finding lately, about personal responsibility and accountability. Because of what he did he deserved to be punished. He deserved to be killed. It's kind of like saying imprisoning or killing a particular murderer or child molester makes no difference. In the end with the way people are, I'm inclided to agree. Locking up or killing this or that particular criminal doesn't stem the tide of crime, criminals will tend to do what they will, within some bounds, regardless of the punishment. However individual punishment is still justified. It's a matter of right and wrong, and justice.
Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
So if you phrase it like this: "The operational leader of a terrorist group has been killed and is soon to be replaced," yeah it seems a bit weak. But you can also phrase it like this: "The man personally responsible for God knows how many deaths of innocent people has been brought to justice." Might not make that big of a difference in the war, that remains to be seen. How he was found has some good implications for us. Sure as hell makes a difference to those who lives were destroyed and forever altered by this prick though. Sometimes you need to step forward and not see the larger picture, but the details, and in this case the details said he deserved two five hundred pound bombs detonated up his ass. Job well done in my opinion.
06-09-2006 05:09 PM
Actually, no. Contrary to the naysayers, the killing of the scumbag changed a lot of things.
".....Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death is, like Branch Rickey's definition of luck, the residue of design.
A U.S. Air Force strike on a farmhouse near the Iraqi town of Baqubah killed Zarqawi, known as Z-Man to his pursuers. His deeds mark him as a savage mass murderer and a religious zealot with a mile-wide streak of megalomania. He was also a gambler, an operational terrorist "commander" who sought to incite a sectarian civil war, theorizing a Shia-Sunni conflict in Iraq would (in his words) "rally Sunni Arabs" to al-Qaida.
Zarqawi understood his own strategic dilemma. He knew an Iraqi democracy means the defeat of his brand of Islamo-fascism. In a letter from Zarqawi to his al-Qaida superiors, captured in early 2004, the terrorist chieftain wrote: When "the sons of this land (Iraq) will be the authority ... this is the democracy. We will have no pretexts (i.e., for waging a terror war)."
The nickname Z-Man may suggest a Hollywood thriller with a conclusive chase scene. The hunt for al-Qaida's Prince of Iraq, however, has been long, complex and frustrating. In 2004, when I served in Iraq, Z-Man topped Multi-National Corps-Iraq's wanted list. One of the special operations liaison officers attached to Corps' headquarters would greet me in the morning with a wry, "We were busy last night." The special ops personnel stay busy -- but hunting senior al-Qaida leaders ranked as the highest priority. The corps' senior special ops liaison officer told me the week I left Iraq: "We'll get Zarqawi, eventually. But it's a hard, slow job finding one guy with the kind of protection he has. It's not a Hollywood movie."
The hard, slow work of collecting and analyzing intelligence leads might yield an ephemeral intelligence breakthrough, one requiring near-instantaneous rapid reaction in order to launch a successful strike on the terrorist and his cohorts.
Zarqawi evaded several close encounters of the lethal kind with Coalition special operations forces. This week, Z-Man's luck ran out.
Zarqawi's death is not a major military victory, but it is a major political victory for the Iraqis and the new Iraqi government. Terrorist car bombs will continue to explode and murder men, women and children. Iraqi commentators, among them Omar of the Web log Iraq-the-Model, believe al-Qaida will launch revenge strikes.
Zarqawi's death is not a turning point. The War on Terror is a war of ideological and political attrition, and in wars of abrasion there are few turning points, only long trends. The long-term trends in Iraq are positive -- an emerging democracy in the heart of the politically dysfunctional Arab Muslim Middle East is astonishing news.
Zarqawi's death does give Iraq a significant psychological boost, and provides Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's new government with a huge political and media opportunity.
Maliki and his government are building a democratic political process -- a difficult job where successes are incremental. Removing Zarqawi forwards that process, in several ways.
Maliki promised the Iraqi people he will improve the internal security situation. Beginning in late 2003, Zarqawi attempted to ignite a sectarian civil war between Iraqi Shias and Sunnis. Maliki can use Zarqawi's death to help heal those sectarian rifts in Iraq.
Zarqawi's death serves as an important media and political touchstone for the new Iraqi government. The successful counter-terror operation focused international press attention on the prime minister's appointment of a new minister of defense, minister of interior and minister of national security. His cabinet is now complete.
Maliki must take further advantage of the moment. Terror bombs draw large headlines -- and that's understandable, for the bombs are dramatic news. Over time, however, media focus on bombs and terrorist massacre has tended to obscure or limit recognition of Iraq's incremental successes -- the daily, meticulous, trial-and-error efforts it takes to create a democratic state and win a war. Bombs have media sizzle -- an explosion gives a TV producer a "hot image" that attracts eyeballs. Bricks lack sizzle, and a story that builds brick-by-brick is tough to cover, especially in a 24-7 news cycle.
Zarqawi's "termination" is a paradoxical headline -- a dramatic event that turns eyes and critical interest toward Iraq's new government and the slow but remarkable successes that created it. ......"
Zarqawi's Death: An Important Opportunity for New Iraq - On Point Commentary by Austin Bay StrategyPage.com
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