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Cry Me A Riverbend II

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Zarqawi Collared?

Kurdish sources are reporting that Jordanian terrorist and Saddam hatchet-man, al-Zarqawi, who was reportedly the man who personally beheaded all those people on video, has been captured.

[UPDATE]

MSNBC is now reporting US military and intelligence sources that are deny reports that Zarqawi has been captured.

(sigh)

[UPDATE]

Now Al-Jazeera is reporting Zarqawi has been captured.

I'm torn. I can't decide whether this makes the story more or less likely to be true.

I want to hope like, Kender (see the comments) that the story is true and the MNF is keeping the story under wraps to nail more of his cronies, but I can't risk hoping for this. The disappointment would be too great.

[UPDATE]

An anonymous commentor reports:
Aljazeera.net, the website of Al Jazeera, the TV station based in Qatar, has NO stories about the "capture" of Zarqawi. The link provided is to aljazeera.com a site, with no Arabic version, by a publishing company based in Dubai. This fake Al-Jazeera (aljazeera.com) has nothing to do with the Qatari TV station.

Ah yes! This "Al-Jazeera" is from the United Arab Emerates. Pay close attention to those URLs.


4 Comments:

  • I am hoping that the denial is a cover-up......if they did catch him would it not be wiser to keep it under wraps until he is safely hidden away and being interrogated?

    By Blogger Kender, at 9:42 PM  

  • You could be right, Kender. There is no telling how many other ants may come scurrying out of the nest while the dragnet is still on. In the meantime, everything crossable (fingers, eyes, toes, legs, arms) has assumed the correct position.

    By Blogger Louise, at 10:32 AM  

  • All that matters is the evidence. Right now, the evidence stinks, so I really don't think he's been captured.

    littlewhy
    wintersoldier.blogspot.com

    By Blogger littlewhy, at 3:46 PM  

  • Aljazeera.net, the website of Al Jazeera, the TV station based in Qatar, has NO stories about the "capture" of Zarqawi. The link provided is to aljazeera.com a site, with no Arabic version, by a publishing company based in Dubai. This fake Al Jazeera (aljazeera.com) has nothing to do with the Qatari TV station.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:05 AM  

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