Zarqawi Dead [UPDATED 5/27 DING DONG THE BITCH IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!]

UPDATE 5/27: This deserves some cowbell, with apologies to Ace....

Via LGF this from Hammorabi blogging from Iraq:

The Jordanian thug Fadhel Nazal Al-Khalayla (Zarqawi) 38 years has died.

He received treatment from Arab doctors who were not very experts and lacking intensive care equipments which he needed for his puncture in the right lung. His wounds infection gets resistance to the antibiotics. He had what is called septicemia which is according to doctors an infection of the blood resulted from infected wound. Zarqawi's systems started to fail including his kidney and liver.

He died and now in the hands of the Keepers of the Hell in its worst level.

Hammorabi notes that he received word through oral communication.

And now a Saudi publication publishes this (hat tip: Gateway Pundit):

The family of injured Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - al-Qaeda's pointman in Iraq - is already preparing his obituary, the Saudi daily al-Watan said on Friday, quoting sources close to the family. Al-Zarqawi's close relatives, all of whom live in the Jordanian city of Zarqa, are reported to be in state of high tension over the conflicting reports circulating over his state of health, and are only waiting for officials to confirm his death before releasing the death notice.Jordanian security forces have surrounded the Ramzi quarter of Zarqa where al-Zarqawi's family lives, al-Watan said. Relatives have confirmed that al-Zarqawi's wife and four children fled to Iraq in secret six months ago.
Another update: Zarqawi minions denying he is dead. The problem is that is exactly what we'd expect them to say had he died.....developing.....

Forbes:

Al-Qaeda in Iraq said its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the country's most wanted man, was 'in good health', in a statement posted Friday on the Internet whose authenticity could not be confirmed.

'Our leader is in good health. He is directing the jihadist operations and has been following the details right up to the time that this statement was drafted,' the statement said.


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Begin original post from 5/26:

Will Collier:

I'm hearing quite a bit of chatter through the USAF contractor grapevine that Zarqawi is dead.
What does someone do with a rumor like that when we've heard the same thing a million times before? But this time, though, there are some other circumstances which may mean the rumor is true.

First, Zarqawi is shot. Then, he is said to have fled Iraq for medical care. Last, the al Qaeda thugs in Iraq announce a replacement, Abu Hafs al-Kurani. All this begins to add up in the direction that Zarqawi is either dead already or critically wounded.

Or at least, that's how my wishful thinking goes.

My normal sources, so far, are silent on the rumor. Developing......

Posted by: Rusty at 02:28 PM

Comments

1 The final nail in the coffin was that gawdang flushthekoran.blogspot.com site - his heart just couldn't handle the desecration.

Posted by: Editor at May 26, 2005 03:12 PM

2 btw, that was a compliment. In fact, you should get a pulitzer if it's true.

Posted by: Editor at May 26, 2005 03:15 PM

3 Don't let him slip like bin Laden. He can't get too far too fast injured. Scan the eastern border, Iran might be getting friendly with Iraqie terrorists, since they're keeping US infantry and machinery busy as well as war expenses growing, therefore delaying US invasion to Iran.

Posted by: A Finn at May 26, 2005 03:16 PM

4 "...Iran might be getting friendly with Iraqie[sic} terrorists..."

Dude, what world are you living in? They've BEEN friendly for, oh, a little while now.

Posted by: Editor at May 26, 2005 03:20 PM

5 That's nothing. I saw Elvis working at a carwash here in Dallas just the other day.

Posted by: elliott at May 26, 2005 03:34 PM

6 I guess the only way we'll know for sure is when we see his wonderfully dead face in the news. And how likely is that unless he's somehow found?


Posted by: MrAnd at May 26, 2005 03:53 PM

7 How the hell can they know he's injured, yet not know his location????

Posted by: Laura at May 26, 2005 04:12 PM

8 Laura (and all),

I'm not sure if you heard the question asked at the news conference with the Iraqi official, but his answer was, and I quote verbatum:

"It's my job."

I think it probably has something to do with DNA. It has been reported that he was treated at a hospital and the doctor involved saved a sample for DNA testing. I'm sure they've run the tests to corroborate the doctor's story. The doctor's story was how the whole "Zarqawi is wounded" story started to fly.

Posted by: Editor at May 26, 2005 04:25 PM

9 I seem to remember awhile back when the big story was that Bin Laden was hurt. Wonderfully Dead indeed MrAnd.

Posted by: Coach at May 26, 2005 09:37 PM

10 Editor: Fine, friendlyER then...

Posted by: A Finn at May 27, 2005 03:13 AM

11 Wonder what would happen if everyone just stopped supporting Iraq financially, Yanks and other Allieds went home, bought their oil from Saudi Arabia and Russia and told the Iraqies to take care of their own darn mess, and that they would leave them alone for as long as they want if they don't attack things outside Middle East?

(A lot of terrorist attacks to get more free money for 'rebuilding')

Posted by: A Finn at May 27, 2005 03:57 AM

12 “Imputati Stati Uniti, Israele e Italia alzatevi”. Entra la corte. Il mondo alla rovescia di chi per vocazione fa l’avvocato d’ufficio dei terroristi


 Dimitri Buffa fonte L'opinione:
Ogni anno lo stantio rito del rapporto di Amnesty international (per gli amici Amnesy) non lascia mai delusi gli amanti del genere paradossi e gaffe tragicomiche.
Anche nel 2004 a finire alla sbarra ci sono l’Italia (per come tratta i clandestini, fonte l’ultimo film di Marco Tullio Giordana?), Israele perché osa difendersi dal terrorismo suicida dei palestinesi con il Muro e gli Stati Uniti, per Abu Ghraib e Guantanamo. Stati Uniti che con il loro pessimo esempio giustificano gli stati canaglia veri e propri.
Bella tesi. Simile a quella della magistratura italiana che vuole processare la Fallaci per un reato d’opinione che risale a un articolo del codice Rocco voluto dai fascisti e non più abrogato per opportunismi vari dalla prima e dalla seconda repubblica.
Imputata da un gip perché ha avuto il coraggio di ricordare i massacri della storia dell’Islam (peraltro simili a quelli della storia dei cristiani, ndr).
Nessuno invece fa una piega sul fatto che in Italia circolino versioni manipolate del Corano con commenti ferocemente anti ebraici. Il tutto a cura dell’organizzazione di musulmani italiani, l’Ucoii, che fa riferimento al movimento eversivo mondiale dei Fratelli musulmani.
E’ il mondo alla rovescia di Amnesy, in cui “la “guerra al terrorismo” scatenata su scala mondiale, ha travolto i diritti umani subordinandoli al nuovo contesto.”
Lo dicevano anche quelli “né con lo stato né con le Br “dopo il varo della legge Cossiga.
La stessa condotta – spiega Amnesty-Amnesy - ha caratterizzato la “guerra al terrore” nel resto del Medio Oriente a partire da Israele dove è proseguita la costruzione di “un muro che accerchia e isola città e villaggi palestinesi, nonostante la sentenza contraria della Corte internazionale di giustizia”.
Processi iniqui a carico di sospetti terroristi, si legge nel Rapporto, si sono svolti in Marocco, Arabia Saudita, Tunisia e Yemen. Altri detenuti sono state trasferiti nelle aree tra Iran, Arabia Saudita, Yemen e altri Paesi del Golfo “senza che fosse tenuto in debita considerazione il rischio di violazioni dei diritti umani cui sarebbero state esposte”.
Senza dimenticare l’America: “quando il Paese più potente del mondo si fa beffe del primato della legge e dei diritti umani, concede agli altri Paesi la licenza per compiere abusi con impunità”.
L’anno scorso quelli di Amnesy fecero in tempo reale il libro con le foto di Abu Ghraib con la logica imprenditoriale degli editori da istant book.
Quest’anno si sono perfezionati: la colpa del terrorismo è di chi lo combatte.

Posted by: Dimitri Buffa at May 27, 2005 05:58 AM

13 Amazing... eventhough I have only seen some Italian daytime TV programs with subtitles, I could pretty much understand all that without a translator.

Posted by: A Finn at May 27, 2005 06:07 AM

14 My spouse is from Italy, I'll see about a translation. Or perhaps A Finn would like to weigh in on it.

What kills me is the media keep using some old picture of Zarqawi in their reports. It's as if they don't want him caught. There are much more recent pictures of him that no one seems to be interested in using which, I would think, would hasten someone's recognition of him among the civilian crowd.

Posted by: Oyster at May 27, 2005 07:45 AM

15 There’s something very charismatic about a leader who fights along side his men shoulder to shoulder. I think Zarqawi will be even more effective in martyrdom than he was as a living soul. And if he recovers and gets back on the battlefield, that will be very powerful symbolically to “the Brotherhood”.

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 09:09 AM

16 greg,

you admire him.

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 09:38 AM

17 I wish we had leaders like that. If our leaders fought along side of us in times of war there wouldn't be any frivolous wars.

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 09:46 AM

18 So I would gather from your argument that the fact that Zarqawi is "fighting along side" his men means their war is correct and justifiable.

Uh .... No.

Posted by: Oyster at May 27, 2005 10:39 AM

19 LOL!

good one Oyster.

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 10:45 AM

20 "So I would gather from your argument that the fact that Zarqawi is "fighting along side" his men means their war is correct and justifiable."-Oyster

From their perspective their war is absolutely justifiable.. You seem to think thhey should play by your rules and lay down and die for you.
Uh, uh, uh...

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 11:03 AM

21 From their perspective killing jews for being jews is justifiable. I understand why you love the bastards.

Posted by: Defense Guy at May 27, 2005 11:07 AM

22 >>>"From their perspective their war is absolutely justifiable.."

Who gives a flying fuck about their perspective. They've earned a bullet in the head for their perspective.

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 01:15 PM

23 I'm not talking about "their" perspective. I'm talking about right and wrong. Shall I get some crayons out to illustrate?

Posted by: Oyster at May 27, 2005 01:49 PM

24 Sure, Oyster, but don't let greg eat the crayons like he did last time.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at May 27, 2005 02:06 PM

25 Sweet mother! Is it true?! Is it Trues?!

Posted by: Editor at May 27, 2005 02:30 PM

26 Great, we should be able to wrap up this war in short order now. Surely the rebels will crumble now that their beloved leader is dead. Surely they will!

Then we can start another war! The prospect of more war has me rubbing my cock. I'm sure you understand the feeling.

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 03:15 PM

27 I asked to be woken when they got him.

RISE AND SHINE BABY!!!!!

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 03:23 PM

28 I want to see some DNA--preferably in a sample the size of his head--but I'm very, very, very happy about this.

Posted by: See-Dubya at May 27, 2005 03:36 PM

29 C'mon, Greg. Let's go have a drink and celebrate.

Posted by: Oyster at May 27, 2005 03:41 PM

30 I'll drink a few frozen margaritas inn Zarqawi's honor tonight and one for you too Oyster. Frozen no salt...

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 03:51 PM

31 Speaking of DNA fingerprinting assays, did we ever do one on "Saddam"?

Remember he had body doubles and when his wife went to visit him in prison she stated that the prisoner was NOT her husband, that the Americans had the wrong man.

I've got before and after juxtaposed pictures if anyone is interested. If it is Saddam, his teeth deteriorated substantially since he was in power.

Worth a looksee.

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 03:56 PM

32 Now greg thinks that Saddam Hussein is really Jimmy Hoffa. Too much crystal meth in his system.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at May 27, 2005 04:19 PM

33 One can't be too careful Robin. He did have many body doubles. A DNA fingerprint assay is in order.

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 04:32 PM

34 >>>"I'll drink a few frozen margaritas inn Zarqawi's honor tonight and one for you too Oyster."

cheer up, greg. Why the long face?

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 04:41 PM

35 I'm smiling from ear to ear, baby!

Posted by: greg at May 27, 2005 04:44 PM

36 I miss Collin Baber... Hope he wasn't Zarqawi or he'll never make a "Bushian War Cult is responsible for everything"-comment here again.

Posted by: A Finn at May 27, 2005 04:51 PM

37 Where the hell is Collin. All that time and energy I spent trying to get him unbanned, and then he goes and bans himself, the ingrate.

Posted by: Carlos at May 27, 2005 04:54 PM

38 Maybe someone should go talk to the Babers at that site they had, you know, depthh omeinlandsecurity.com or something.

Posted by: A Finn at May 27, 2005 05:05 PM

39 What about Rooster? Has anyone heard from him lately?

Posted by: REMF at May 27, 2005 11:30 PM

40 Rumour is Collin and Rooster have eloped.

Posted by: Carlos at May 28, 2005 01:18 AM

41 I think greyrooster had a heart attack and died.

Posted by: A Finn at May 28, 2005 05:28 AM

42 I killed him!

Posted by: greg at May 28, 2005 09:52 AM

43 greg caught him making love to Collin and killed them both out of jelousy.

Posted by: Carlos at May 28, 2005 01:29 PM

44 Please come back, Collin and Rooster, where ever you are, even if you are just skitsofrenic illusions and quickly disappearing as your hosts get psychological treatment. I need your insanity to amuse me.

Posted by: A Finn at May 28, 2005 03:11 PM

45 Could you ban 'A Finn' and 'A fatwad Finn'? Since I'm trying to get rid of commenting on this site, but as long as I can, I probably can't resist the temptation to stick useless remarks in the middle of reasonably good comment chains.

Posted by: A fatwad Finn at May 29, 2005 03:45 PM

46 And this is also taking valuable time from doing nothing at all and playing games I've played through even 5 times already. So my mind doesn't get to go numb at all and I can't go through days extremely relaxed in a sort of a koma or sleepwalk-mode.

Posted by: A fatwad Finn at May 29, 2005 03:50 PM

47 ... yes, I might also consider it a good reason to disappear for the summer and some sort of recognition for my work here as an annoying ignorant jackass.

Posted by: A fatwad Finn at May 29, 2005 03:55 PM

48 sweet, that bastard is finally dead and who is this Al-Karina person, this sounds like a women, lol if the next terrorist is a women, man that would be fucked up and hilarious.

But keep in mind people, you may THINK that just because that son of a bitch is dead, DOENST mean someone will come up to rise, its bad enough the Al-Quada has a new replacement, but how about Bin Laden or his son for that matter. Better yet, how about Kim Jung-Il.

For now, lets celebrate the death of one bastard, before we start worrying about the other assholes that are just about coming to power.

See yaz bye.

Posted by: Zarcom at May 30, 2005 05:47 AM

49 Perhaps I should lead Al-Qaida from now on, and instead of suicide attacks, I'd make them destroy drug farms, so drug prices rise in the West and junkie looters destroy the infidel societies! Bwahahahahaaa! Oh yeah, fatwa, screw Al-Qaida and all other Muslim radicals, let the poor bastards make big money from opium and its various forms...

Posted by: A fatwad Finn at May 30, 2005 06:26 AM






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