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Friday, April 27, 2007

Big Fish Caught; Been In Custody For Months

This comes from Captain Ed and Allah @ Hot Air. We have a senior al-Qaeda commander in custody, and it is apparent that we have had him for awhile. From Breitbart:

The United States has taken into custody a top al-Qaeda operative who plotted to assassinate Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf and other officials, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi, who was taken to the US navy prison at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba about a week ago, was intercepted while trying to reach Iraq to take over Al-Qaeda operations and to plot attacks from there against western targets outside Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.

He is "one of Al-Qaeda's highest ranking and senior operatives at the time of his detention. He is associated with leaders of extremist groups allied with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and including the Taliban," Whitman said.

From ABC's "The Blotter":

Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi was captured by the CIA as he was attempting to travel back to his native country, Iraq. He was going to Iraq, officials say, to "manage" al Qaeda's operations, including plots on Western interests outside of Iraq.

He was captured by the CIA in late 2006 and held at a secret CIA detention facility until this week, when he was transferred to Gitmo and Department of Defense custody.

During his time with the CIA, Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi was interrogated and revealed useful information about al Qaeda plots, which, officials say, have been disrupted as a result.

Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi had met with al Qaeda members in Iran, officials also said.

His capture late last year was likely kept on the hush-hush while we worked what intelligence we could out of him, and then set about disrupting al-Qaeda with that information. What is even more important is the last line there; that he has been working al-Qaeda elements in Iran. Of course the "nuanced" among the "experts" will click their tongues and say that is not possible because Sunni and Shi'ites do not work together.

Yes, these were the same fools saying that al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein would not work together because their differences set them apart. What these so-called "experts" forget is the one thing that bound them together, and it is the same thing that is binding Iran and al-Qaeda together:

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

Al-Qaeda and Iran may not see eye to eye on a lot of things, but they do appear to be on the same page when it comes to their hatred of the United States. The "experts" seem to miss this point. And it is a good thing that we now know that al-Qaeda has turned to Iran for assistance. We are breaking their back around the globe. Recent victories in Afghanistan are showing the world that al-Qaeda is ineffective there, and is on the run. After all, why else would they ally themselves with Iran? If they think they will weasel a nuke away from Pres. Ahmadinejad, they may want to rethink that. Ahamdinejad is perfectly willing to let them be a proxy for him for the time being, but he is not going to give an organization ideologically opposed to his regime a weapon of mass destruction. For Ahamdinejad, that proposition is simply too risky.

Yes, I am aware that the above makes little sense to many, but I would be more worried about al-Qaeda getting a nuke from North Korea than from Iran. (Besides, I ran does not have any nukes right now, and if they did develop them, I am certain their ties to al-Qaeda would siappear very quickly. Who needs a proxy in a nuke fight?) But, getting back to the serious side of this story, we have a senior bad guy in custody. The announcement today from the Pentagon signals they have probably gotten all from him that they are going to, and they are letting al-Qaeda know that he is officially out of commission for them.



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