Yep, nobody here but us chickens…
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - Save & Share - 5 Comments

What was that again about Iraq having no links to terrorism?

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian linked to al-Qaida and suspected of heading a terrorist network in Iraq, is now believed to have been the brains behind the deadly Madrid railway attacks, a French private investigator told The Associated Press on Friday. …U.S. officials blame al-Zarqawi for the March 2 bombings in Iraq that killed at least 181 Shiite Muslims. Ansar al-Islam, the group to which al-Zarqawi is linked, has often attacked Iraqi targets Shiite pilgrims or Iraqi police with the aim of sowing discord and perhaps civil war. Al-Zarqawi is also believed to have been behind the 2002 killing of Laurence Foley, a U.S. diplomat in Jordan.


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5 Responses to “Yep, nobody here but us chickens…”

Comment from KMc
Time March 30, 2004 at 9:21 am

How long you reckon he’s been there?

Comment from Jank
Time March 30, 2004 at 9:38 am

Dunno. At least he’s not here.

Comment from cynsmith
Time March 30, 2004 at 9:50 am

Are you kidding? Doesn’t this just prove the point that our invasion of Iraq created another haven for terrorists instead of doing any damage to the terror network?

Comment from etrigan
Time March 30, 2004 at 9:51 am

So, you are saying the goal of attacking Iraq was to attract terrorists to that area and away from the U.S.? Isn’t that the opposite of providing a safer country for Iraqis?

I’m with Kelly on this one. When I said no links between Iraq and terrorism (other than Palestinian conflict, natch) I meant SH(Sadam Hussein)’s government, obvs. If they are there, now, it’s because we brought them there.

Comment from Jank
Time March 30, 2004 at 10:26 am

There’s nothing in the article saying Zahwari wasn’t in Iraq prior to the invasion.

And there were the facilities at Salman Pak; certianly there weren’t school kids there. The Marines caputred the camp last April.

More over here at a site out of New Zeland.

BTW, for the Black Helicopter folks, the people over at the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) offer the following: aided the Iranian dissident group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq and the Kurdistan Workers Party (known by its Turkish initials, PKK), a separatist group fighting the Turkish government. Moreover, Iraq has hosted several Palestinian splinter groups that oppose peace with Israel, including the mercenary Abu Nidal Organization, whose leader, Abu Nidal, was found dead in Baghdad in August 2002. They also place al-Zarqawi in Iraq as early as October, 2002, well before the bombing began.

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