Wednesday, July 18, 2007

We Can Stop Looking For al-Baghdadi

Seems that terrorist Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Internet-based movement "Islamic State of Iraq" is a fictional character. I always thought that the name had to be made up, or an alias ... but a totally fictional character? They got me ... along with the many world intelligence agencies and some Iraqis that actually died in his service.

US military forces captured Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, also known as Abu Shahid in Mosul on July 4th. Abu Shahid is the senior Iraqi leader in al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), and this guy has been talking his head off. Seems that Abu Ayyub al-Masri made up this fictional character to put an Iraqi face on AQI since the majority of the organization were foreign fighters (al-Masri himself is Egyptian). An actor was hired to do the voice of al-Baghdadi on the website. When al-Masri replaced Ayman al-Zawahiri after he was killed by coalition forces in 2005, al-Masri swore allegience to al-Baghdadi.

Lost in all this is that a senior AQI leader was captured. Abu Shahid acted as a go-between for Osama bin Ladin and Ayman al-Zawahri and al Masri. The surge is working.

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19 comments:

Jenny! said...

Reading that felt like reading gibberish...all those foreign names! How did we not realize that earlier?

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

The SAMO [surge, accelerate, and move out] plan is working and our troops are making progress slowly. Soon or later ALL the IFW [islamo fascist warriors] will be behind bars or placed at "room temperature" - but we do have some issues with our FRIENDS from Saudi Arabia, the largest group of foreign fighters killing Americans in IRAQ are from Saudi Arabia [NOT from IRAN, NOT from Syria, but from Saudi Arabia]. Al Qaida was born in Saudi Arabia. The supreme leader of Al Qaida is from Saudi Arabia. Fifteen of Nineteen 9/11/01 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. The largest group of foreign IFWs in IRAQ are from Saudi Arabia. Soon or later WE will have to do something about our FRIENDS from Saudi Arabia.

Paul Champagne said...

jenny ... Hindsight is 20/20 but it was a pretty good bluff. Sometimes you just have to give the devil his due ... well played.

tlrb ... so I'm getting the feeling you are a little pissed off at Saudi Arabia. It's all true. This has happened because the Saudi government (it is a monarchy, not a democracy) made a deal with the devil. As long as the terrorists didn't harm Saudi Arabia or attack the Royal Family, the Royal Family would fund the Medrasses and turn a blind eye to what the IFW's were doing. As with all Faustian deals, the Saudis are realizing just how much they screwed up.

Blancodeviosa said...

i can't even keep up with the names..

Paul said...

This is a political version of the old carney game called "the shell game." Follow the pea and you can never find it unless the handler wants you to find it.

Paul Champagne said...

blanco ... I used a cheat sheet to keep up with the names as I was writing this post.

paul ... I want to play a take-off of the old arcade game "Whack-A-Mole", but I want to play "Whack-A-Terrorist". Can you imagine the line I would have waiting to play.

Ladies and Gentlemen and children of all ages ... just grab your hammer and when Osama pops out of his hole ... whack him in the head.

Wally Banners said...

Hi Paul! If I know anything its California Ants. The way they work is this. You call Orkin,yes it will wipe them out inside the house. The queen ant on hearing of the house slaughter will reproduce the triple of ants for next season. What you want is the Queen Ant to order the colony to stay away from the house. See every ant you ever see on the outside, example in your house. Well that little ant has only a week to live at the most. All ants you see outside of colony will be dead in a few days. Thats why colony sends them out as food gathers ,etc. So the Queen allready has them accounted for. If you kill them with the poison in post. The Queen ant wont be notice. What happens then is she doesn't send a warning until its too late and the colony takes a big hit. Also some of the ants come back to colony with poison dust on their backs. This is like a human walking into a wedding with an open tank of anthrax on his back. Like I said you can purchase at ace hardware.
It really works Paul way better than the cancerous poisons that will linger in your house after orkin man leaves. Once 1000 years ago I called an orkin man before i FOUND THIS miracle cure. The fucker burned out 5 electric outlets. When I found him he was like hey man thats your problem. The company was hey man read contract we aint responsible. I found the orkin man that had done this insult to me. I buried him in a hole up to his neck. Coated his face with apple mint jelly and let red ants work on him for a day. 3 days later all my electric outlets were replaced at no cost to me. :)

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Holy Cow!
*shakes head*


I yi yi... *huge deep breath*

It's so scary... I'm afraid.

I'm being emotional and girlie right now... but I am scared.

I want to get out of Vegas and get up to Beaver ASAP!

The Ogre said...

Can you really attribute the surge to this capture though? Is it not possible that it would have happened without the surge? We'll never know. Again, it's not that I'm against or for it, just playing devil's advocate. :)

snowelf said...

Holy names, Batman.

--Her Most Serene Highness Lady Snowelf the Haunted of Lardle St Earache

Keshi said...

arent they all big time fakes.

Keshi.

Celestine said...

its more like an extensive poker game actually. but the chess elements of planning and vision are in play as well. luck has to count as well since you dunno what cards you are going to get. thats the flow i was talkin about.being lucky is in the mind.

actually what i wrote can be exemplified with a lot of games or situations. we need the clarity of the immediate to the infinite to see it all, as with the game of life. but iv been playin mahjong a lot these days so thus the choice. :)

In_spired said...

My mind is tired...and I can't keep up with all the names and who is who?

But I do appreciate your posts and keeping the current news 'in front of us'. I certainly can't depend on CNN or MSNBC for valid information.

Keep up the good posting.

Paul Champagne said...

wally ... I just may look into that the next time I become infested. Right now I have an exterminator (not the Orkin man) that comes monthly and sprays both inside and outside. I don't have a big problem with ants ... living in El Paso, it's the cuckarachas and scorpions that are the problem. Thing is since I've been using this guy, I don't have any problems (the fact that all my neighbors use him too helps since they have no where to run).

terri ... calm down, if you let them drastically change your life-style, they have won.

ogre ... we can't absolutely attribute the capture to the surge, but the surge probably drove him from his safe-house on the outskirts of Baghdad to Mosul where he was captured. I like it when we have a few devil's advocates around ... they bring up salient points.

snow ... great name, but why are you haunted?

celestine ... you are right, a lot of games incorporate these elements. Majong, chess, checkers, go etc. They actually all incorporate the strategies of battle (and believe me luck plays a part in every battle.

inspired ... that's right, when you can't get a straight story from the media ... check out the blogway boys ... we will tell you what to think ... I mean we will give it to you straight.

Tapline said...

Paul
I do not quite understand why they went to all the trouble to invent anyone....It sounds as if the surge is working, but one never knows does one.?funny, how now we get all this intell, whereas before we didn't. I wonder who is doing the interrigating? Spelling,,,Im awful....Could be Iraqis....Good post...

Paul Champagne said...

tapline ... it could be the Iraqis, but I think the US is doing the interogating by threatening to turn the prisoners over to the Iraqis.

niki yokota said...

errr so many Al-Al-al..and i dont understand well by names..
even though im working for muslim company. haha~

Paul Champagne said...

niki ... working for a Muslim company should have you used to all the al's.

niki yokota said...

they all sound same to me lol