Friday, May 09, 2008

No cigar

The US military has denied that al-Masri is in custody. Bill Roggio reports:

Less than 24 hours after a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced the capture of Abu Ayyub al Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, the US military denied al Masri has been captured. "Neither coalition forces nor Iraqi security forces detained or killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri," Major Peggy Kageleiry, spokeswoman for Multinational Division North, told The Associated Press. "This guy had a similar name." Al Masri was reported to have been captured in Mosul.

Too bad, but facts are facts. Nothing follows.


Blogger Lucky Pierre said...

Now they got to catch the terrorist again who led them to a sleeping man with the same name. The deal should have been, "You lead us to the correct Abu Ayyub al-Masri and we let you go."

5/09/2008 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Irons said...



48-hour rule...

Jamie Ironssake

5/09/2008 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Irons said...

Jamie Irons...

The "visual verification" string got attached to my name!

5/09/2008 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

" The appendix swallowed the sponge.
Sure, Doc Sake!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Blogger and Blog*Spot been having performance problems (slow / non-loading pages) on-and-off since 11AM. Our engineers are working on the issue.

Posted by Pete at 13:15 PDT

5/09/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

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5/09/2008 04:12:00 PM  
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5/09/2008 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

Doug is trying to distract us from our sadness that the terrorist wasn't really captured.

What a warm and caring trooper.

5/09/2008 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Weapon of Mass Distraction.
The Veep of Choice (wish he could be Potus)
Bobby Jindal
Hewitt: Hour 1 - Hugh talks politics with new Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal

Bill Bennett interviews General Petraeus

Tim from Mosul, Iraq: On the Zogby Poll

Douglas Feith, Pt. 3
Hewitt: Hour 3 - Hugh concludes his three hour look at the war in Iraq
with former Pentagon Assistant Secretary of Defense, Douglas J. Feith, author of War And Decision.

Michael Yon
Hewitt: Hour 2 - Hugh spends the hour with America's preeminent war correspondent, Michael Yon, and talks about his wonderful new book, Moment Of Truth In Iraq.

5/09/2008 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger Fat Man said...

Told you so.

5/09/2008 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger Fat Man said...

I should have added the link.

5/09/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Panday said...

Hopefully it's a double bluff: he really is in custody, but the military says he isn't.

That way they can waterboard him and sic dogs on him in peace- two things I do not disapprove of.

5/10/2008 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger Tarnsman said...

Personally, I think we ought turn terrorists over to the Apache. They had some pretty good techniques that would have them signing like carnaries. Nothing like being staked over an ant hill under the desert sun to focus the mind.

5/10/2008 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Apache used to tear flesh off their enemies' feet like from a piece of KFC chicken. They believed if they could get their captive to scream before he died, his spirit would become his servant for all eternity in the afterlife. I think that flaying trick would do it.

5/10/2008 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger gumshoe said...

Stephen Renico said...
Hopefully it's a double bluff: he really is in custody, but the military says he isn't.

like Stephen said... wonders if the Iraqis may have been a bit enthusiastic in their announcement...
before al Masri's network had been rolled up.

5/11/2008 01:01:00 PM  

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