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Scene from ‘Zarqawi killed’ - TAKE TWO

Not satisfied with the lukewarm response to the first take, the administration added some drama and gave it a second whirl.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could barely speak, but he struggled and tried to get away from American soldiers as he lay dying on a stretcher in the ruins of his hideout.

The U.S. forces recognized his face, and knew they had the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.

Initially, the U.S. military had said al-Zarqawi was killed outright.
But, Friday new details emerged of his final moments.

* * *

On Wednesday, the U.S. military tracked him to a house northwest of Baghdad, and blew it up with two 500-pound bombs.

Al-Zarqawi somehow managed to survive the impact of the bombs, weapons so powerful they tore a huge crater in the date palm forest where the house was nestled just outside the town of Baqouba.
Just like 'somehow' the steel beams of the twin towers melted, and 'somehow' their entire concrete structures vaporized, and 'somehow' building 7, although never hit by a plane, spontaneously collapsed into its footprint.
Iraqi police reached the scene first, and found the 39-year-old al-Zarqawi alive.

"He mumbled something, but it was indistinguishable and it was very short," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, spokesman for U.S.-led forces in Iraq, said Friday of the Jordanian-born terrorist's last words.

Iraqi police pulled him from the flattened home and placed him on a makeshift stretcher. U.S. troops arrived, saw that al-Zarqawi was conscious, and tried to provide medical treatment, the spokesman said.

"He obviously had some kind of visual recognition of who they were because he attempted to roll off the stretcher, as I am told, and get away, realizing it was the U.S. military," Caldwell told Pentagon reporters via videoconference from Baghdad.

Al-Zarqawi "attempted to, sort of, turn away off the stretcher," he said. "Everybody re-secured him back onto the stretcher, but he died almost immediately thereafter from the wounds he'd received from this airstrike."
What a crock of sh*t. Who's the moron who came up with this stuff?
So much blood covered al-Zarqawi's body that U.S. forces cleaned him up before taking photographs. "Despite the fact that this person actually had no regard for human life, we were not going to treat him in the same manner," Caldwell said.
You dropped two 500lb bombs on him. Is that supposed to be civil?
The airstrike killed two other men and three women who were in the house, but only al-Zarqawi and his spiritual adviser have been positively identified, he said.
Let me get this straight. Five other people were mangled so badly that they could not be positively identified, yet Zarqawi, who was apparently drenched in blood, was not only identifiable, but alive, conscious, aware, and able to attempt escape?

Who do they think they're kidding?
Caldwell also said experts told him it is not unheard of for people to survive a blast of that magnitude.

"There are cases when people, in fact, can survive even an attack like that on a building structure. Obviously, the other five in the building did not, but he did for some reason," Caldwell said.

He said he did not know if al-Zarqawi was inside or outside the house when the bombs struck.

"Well, what we had found, as with anything, first reports are not always fully accurate as we continue the debriefings [and as we make up our minds as to how far we can take the lies]. But we were not aware yesterday that, in fact, Zarqawi was alive when U.S. forces arrived on the site," Caldwell said.

His recounting of the aftermath of the airstrike could not be independently verified. The Iraqi government confirmed only that Iraqi forces were first on the scene, followed by the Americans.

An aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said he saw Caldwell's news briefing but could neither confirm nor deny that al-Zarqawi briefly survived the blast.

"Well, I think it's clear: The Americans said he was seriously wounded and he died," the aide said.
What's the matter? You don't believe them?


At Saturday, June 10, 2006, Anonymous damien said...

What a crock of sh*t. Who's the moron who came up with this stuff?.

This is the same guy who was responsible for the slightly used (and completely unmarked!) red bandana which survived the Flight 93 crash. It turned up with a whole lot of other wreckage which was mysteriously not seen by those first on the scene. According to the miracle cell phone calls from Flight 93 the 9/11 terrorists had donned red bandanas (which they picked up on their last trip to Vegas.) Anyhow, given that green is the color of Islamic martyrs and red is frowned upon by the Prophet, the stuff up can be blamed on some low level NSA or DOD props manager who has obviously gone on to better things in Iraq. Same quality handiwork. Same guy. It's gotta be!

At Saturday, June 10, 2006, Blogger tomtom said...

Lousy script, call Hollywood.

TomTom, Fearless Navigator

At Monday, June 12, 2006, Anonymous the "new" miss r said...

Hey and let's not forget the FAKE video of Osama Bin Laden in which he "claims" to be responsible for 9/11. Yup, we ALL SAW the video, it was so OBVIOUS that that OBL as a FAKE...

HOLLYWOOD, you really need to get your act together. The quality of your work just declines with each passage of time...


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