02/02/2005: Car 54....Where Are You?
According to a Newsweek article: Iraq: Unmasking The Insurgents Coalition forces have a 21-year-old insurgent, Ahmed Abdullah al-Shayea, who was captured after he failed to die in a fiery explosion...Christmas morning in Iraq...
The article tells a story about a video obtained by Newsweek: This tape shows:
"some of al-Shayea's half-whispered testimony, prompted by the commanding voice of an interrogator. He seems terrified, confused. Yet according to Kamal, the information he supplied offered startling insights into the relentless insurgency that has grown dramatically since U.S. troops toppled the statue of dictator Saddam Hussein on April 9, 2003. Al-Shayea claimed the Iraqi police even had Zarqawi himself under arrest in Fallujah last October, but despite a $25 million reward—and perhaps not knowing whom they had—they let go the most ruthless and notorious killer in Iraq. (According to the deputy minister, security officials who have checked the circumstances now believe that may well be true.)
Goodness...what's it going to take to capture this Al Zarqawi...by the chronically confused and disorganized Iraqi and Bush teams?? Coalition forces have "round up several of Zarqawi's key lieutenants" ...among them is Abu Umar al-Kurdi, real name Sami Muhammad Saeed al-Jafi, a terrorist demolition man who confessed to 32 car bombings over the last two years," Newsweek further reported.
These arrests have helped undermine some aspects of the insurgency....however, Zarqawi continues to elude capture.
Karen on 02.02.05 @ 02:49 PM CST