The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad

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The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad

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Al Qaeda in Iraq murders and kidnaps American Troops
Herald Sun
THE US military has confirmed that three American soldiers have been kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Iraq, as the Islamist militant group threatened to harm its captives unless US troops stopped searching for them.”At this time, we believe they were abducted by terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda or an affiliated group and this assessment is based on highly credible intelligence information,” said spokesman Major General William Caldwell.Insurgents ambushed a US patrol on Saturday in a pre-dawn assault near the town of Mahmudiyah. Reinforcements sent to the scene found four soldiers and an Iraqi translator were dead and three troops missing.The so-called “Islamic State in Iraq” – an al-Qaeda-dominated alliance of Sunni rebel groups – claimed responsibility for the attack and warned US forces not to search for the men or risk seeing them harmed.
November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Al Qaeda in Iraq stokes war of all against all
In late February and early March 2007, the London dailies Al-Hayat and Al-QudsAl-‘Arabi reported on an escalation of the conflict in western Iraq between the local population and the Al-Qaeda in Iraq organization. Fierce battles were reported in Al-Amariyah and Al-Falluja between Al-Qaeda and the local Al-Anbar tribes, resulting in the death of dozens of Al-Qaeda fighters and in the weakening of Al-Qaeda in these areas.Thus, for example, Al-Quds Al-‘Arabi reported: “For the past five months or so, fierce battles have been raging in the cities of Al-Anbar province between tribal [forces] and Al-Qaeda in Iraq, with dozens of fatalities on both sides… [According to the tribes,] Al-Qaeda accuses anyone who tries to help the police force to maintain security and stability of being an agent of the occupation(B”On February 25, 2007, a truck-bomb exploded near a mosque in Al-Habbaniyah… killing over 50 people – most of them civilians – and wounding over 100… The local inhabitants said that the imam of the mosque… had criticized Al-Qaeda in his Friday sermon the day before the bombing… About two weeks earlier, a car bomb exploded in a market in the village of Al-Bu Alwan, killing 10 people and injuring 12… A leader of the Al-Bu ‘Isa tribe said that his tribe has formed armed militias [in the region] between Al-Ramadi and Al-Falluja that keep strangers from entering the area out of fear that they may be suicide bombers.” [1]Al-Hayat reported: “A leader of the Zuba’ tribe, a lecturer at Al-Anbar University, said: ‘Al-Qaeda’s popularity began to wane as it increased its attacks on civilians, soldiers, and policemen, on Shi’ites and also on Sunnis who oppose Al-Qaeda’s methods. In the second half of 2006, [people] began to take action against Al-Qaeda… The nationalist factions, like… Kata’ib Thawrat Al-‘Ishrin and Al-Jaysh Al-Islami in Iraq, refused to join the so-called [Al-Qaeda-based] ‘Islamic State in Iraq’… As a consequence, their men and commanders became targets for abduction and killing [by Al-Qaeda], which led to a wide-scale conflict in the region.”
November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Al Qaeda in Iraq’s Plan to Murder Schoolgirls
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — American soldiers discovered a girls school being built north of Baghdad had become an explosives-rigged “death trap,” the U.S. military said Thursday.The plot at the Huda Girls’ school in Tarmiya was a “sophisticated and premeditated attempt to inflict massive casualties on our most innocent victims,” military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said.The military suspects the plot was the work of al Qaeda, because of its nature and sophistication, Caldwell said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.The plot was uncovered Saturday, when troopers in the Salaheddin province found detonating wire across the street from the school. They picked up the wire and followed its trail, which led to the school. Once inside, they found an explosive-filled propane tank buried beneath the floor. There were artillery shells built into the ceiling and floor, and another propane tank was found, the military said.The wire was concealed with mortar and concrete, and the propane tanks had been covered with brick and hidden underneath the floor, according to a military statement. Soldiers were able to clear the building.”It was truly just an incredibly ugly, dirty kind of vicious killing that would have gone on here,” Caldwell said.
November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Al Qaeda crows over yet another damn fool Democrat Iraq Surrender Bill
(CNN) — A new video from al Qaeda No. 2 man Ayman al-Zawahiri addresses the issue of setting a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq.The video introduces an interview with al-Zawahiri, and his words are translated into English, with subtitles superimposed throughout. It runs 1 hour, 7 minutes and 35 seconds and was posted Saturday on the Internet.Although CNN could not independently confirm its authenticity, it was produced by the As-Sahab production company that has taken credit for other al Qaeda tapes.In one section of the video, an interviewer asks al-Zawahiri to comment on legislation that ties the funding of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.”This bill reflects American failure and frustration,” says al-Zawahiri, second-in-command to Osama bin Laden.
November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Sectarian Killings in Iraq Down, Al Qaeda in Iraq still a problem
April 26, 2007WASHINGTON (CNN) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, told reporters that sectarian murders in Baghdad have been reduced by about one-third since the beginning of the year.”That is an important development, because sectarian murders can be a cancer in a neighborhood,” he said after separate briefings in the Senate and House on Wednesday.In addition, “progress in Anbar is something that is breathtaking,” he said of the vast Sunni-dominated province where many U.S. troop deaths have occurred, including one Monday.Huge inroads have been made, he said, in regard to learning a “great deal more” of the “nefarious” Iranian involvement in the war in Iraq. He did not elaborate on whether he meant the Iranian government or outside factions.In other areas, such as car bomb networks, the general said, “we have work to do.” […]

Paraphrasing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Petraeus said that “al Qaeda in Iraq has declared war on all Iraqis.” Attacks have been made on Iraqi Kurds, Sunnis, Shiites — “no one has been outside their cross hairs,” he said.

November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”
Missing Link between Saddam and Al Qaeda Found in Iraq in 2002
March 15, 2002HALABJA, NORTHERN IRAQ – A radical Islamist group – with possible links to Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein – is growing and threatening the stability of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq.The group – Ansar al-Islam – emerged just days before the Sept. 11 attacks on the US. It delivered a fatwa, or manifesto, to the citizens in mountain villages against “the blasphemous secularist, political, social, and cultural” society there, according to Kurdish party leaders.Since, Ansar al-Islam has nearly doubled in size to 700, including Iraqis, Jordanians, Moroccans, Palestinians, and Afghans, a composition similar to the multinational Al Qaeda network. Villagers here claim it has ransacked and razed beauty salons, burned schools for girls, and murdered women in the streets for refusing to wear the burqa. It has seized a Taliban-style enclave of 4,000 civilians and several villages near the Iran border.With the US dedicated to rooting out Al Qaeda’s influence wherever it surfaces in the world, a group of Islamic extremists in northern Iraq with even loose ties to Al Qaeda could complicate further any Iraq intervention. Already the US is in a delicate dance with allies over how to handle Iraq, with many warning that the US must consider the implications of possible instability that a move to topple Hussein could cause.
November 28, 2006
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.”My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”

In the meantime, one of Nancy Pelosi’s best allies is making himself known.

Mohamad al-Janabi, a reputed al-Qaeda member in the nearby city of Salman Pak, said in a telephone interview that he was unable to contact his comrades in Mahmudiyah to determine whether they were responsible for the attack.

But he added: “I can assure you that we will start pressuring Bush in a new way at the same time he is facing pressures from the Democrats and the American people. And there will be no problem to sacrifice 10 soldiers in order to abduct a single American soldier and get him on television screens begging for us to release him.”

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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