Patterico's Pontifications

5/1/2007

Al Masri Dead?

Filed under: General,War — Patterico @ 9:50 pm

Has Abu Ayyub al Masri, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and Zarqawi’s successor, been killed? Like Zarqawi, his death has been reported before. Still, it’s a possibility. I first read about it from See Dubya. Teflon Don and Bill Roggio are also hard on the story.

13 Responses to “Al Masri Dead?”

  1. link

    AF (d700ef)

  2. More than 24 hours and no confirmations, looks like a miss, although perhaps a near one.

    htom (412a17)

  3. I’m curious how the Army’s censoring of military blogs affects Teflon and Badger 6:

    http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/05/army_bloggers

    “The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops’ online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.”

    steve (91bb25)

  4. some more reading for you

    A few minutes later we are still close to the heart of Adhamiyah, on al-Mashatil Road, one of its main streets. We are unembedded, non-Hummer convoy-transported, non-Kevlar protected, and not surrounded by 100 soldiers and circled overhead by three Black Hawks and two Apaches, like US presidential candidate John MacCain in his recent visit (“Hello, habibi!”) to Shorja market (the next day 21 merchants and workers at the market were ambushed and murdered). We are just three journalists – two Iraqis, Abdel and Fatima (their real identities should be protected) and one foreigner, his head in a keffiah, all aboard a civilian Toyota stuck in traffic.

    There’s a checkpoint ahead. Incoming traffic has to slow down in front of a Hummer of the Iraqi Defense Forces. A soldier is talking to the driver of a van. Suddenly there is a shot. The soldier falls to the ground, right before our eyes, screaming in pain. He is not dead instantly. His companion, by the Hummer, takes some time to react, then also starts shooting. People duck in their cars; general wisdom is that if these were US troops, they would be shooting at random and every car would be sprayed with bullets.

    Some cars hit reverse and join our traffic flow. Chador-clad women pedestrians speed across the boulevard in panic. At first we thought the shot came from a sniper on the roof of a house on our side of the boulevard. But sniper shots are silent. Soon we realize the Iraqi soldier was shot from a passing car. Abdel quips, “If we had this image, AP [Associated Press] would buy it for US$100,000.” Welcome to Adhamiyah.

    Ten minutes later, we are arrested.

    AF (d700ef)

  5. AF, go fuck yourself… Go masturbate to your idiocy somewhere else…

    People duck in their cars; general wisdom is that if these were US troops, they would be shooting at random and every car would be sprayed with bullets.

    Funny… Doesn’t sound like anything I’ve read or witnessed from a single US soldier.

    You sir, are a god damn retard.

    Have words/thoughts of your own, or don’t post, k?

    I’d rather read moronic crap that comes from you than I would if it’s just moronic crap you read somewhere else, cut and pasted…

    I bet you’re the asshole at work that sends to every employee those stupid chain letters and “But you didn’t know” ‘fact’ e-mails…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  6. “You [AF], are a god damn retard… I bet you’re the asshole at work that sends to every employee those stupid chain letters and “But you didn’t know” ‘fact’ e-mails…”

    -Scott Jacobs

    Just like you bet that I was an bitter old nerd who was never invited to parties in college. Here’s a hint: It’s not good to bet if you suck at it.

    You’ve never explained WHY AF’s cut-and-paste style pisses you off so much. Why? I’m dying to know…

    Is it because you can’t hit him for spelling errors when his links lay waste to your malformed quasi-thoughts regarding current events?

    Leviticus (43095b)

  7. ffs…

    It pisses me off because it containe so very, very little original thought.

    What use is it to do NOTHING but post links and cut and paste articles when you don’t actually add anything to it?

    It demonstrates a lack of any independant thought.

    Just like your condemnation of the boys from the Duke (non)Rape Case demonstartes that you’re a massive tool…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  8. “It pisses me off because it contains so very, very little original thought.”

    Do you mean that the original thought isn’t mine? True enough. But there’s plenty of origninal thought. And you won’t find those particular thoughts anywhere else on this blog. No one else links to Marc Lynch or ArabLinks, or for that matter in to anyone fluent in arabic.
    I take credit for linking, that’s all; as Patterico takes credit for linking to Teflon Don and Badger 6, but not for their posts.
    I don’t pretend to be an expert.

    AF (d700ef)

  9. The one thing I do sometimes (and which pushes it a bit, I know) is to toss something in that’s a tangent to the post. If that’s all I did it would be a bit much.
    I’ve done it wice recently, and that’s enough for a while.

    AF (d700ef)

  10. The one thing I do sometimes (and which pushes it a bit, I know) is to toss something in that’s a tangent to the post

    How about when you do that, you add a little exposition. A little bit about where your head is on the subject (aside from where we already know it is, I mean). If I went and checked your last, say, 30 posts I wager the VAST majority would have less than two sentences of orignial thought from you.

    Scott Jacobs (e3904e)

  11. It seems that the guy killed was Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, the “senior minister of information” for al Qaeda in Iraq.

    a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/03/AR2007050300286.html” target=”_blank” title=””>Here’s the WaPo article about it…

    Scott Jacobs (feb2f7)

  12. Doh!! Here it is…

    Scott Jacobs (feb2f7)


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