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Posted on Apr 7, 2007
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As if the Iraqi insurgency situation wasn’t bad enough, now an al-Qaida chapter based in Iraq is causing additional trouble with homegrown rebel groups—and calling on Osama bin Laden for assistance.


BBC:

A Sunni insurgent group in Iraq has called on Osama Bin Laden to exert more control over al-Qaeda members there.

Members of al-Qaeda in Iraq were killing insurgents from other groups which did not support their ideals, said the Islamic Army of Iraq.

In its statement, it called on al-Qaeda to review its behaviour in the country.

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By blog dog, April 8, 2007 at 10:31 pm Link to this comment

RE: #62760 by MattNet on 4/07 at 8:31 pm
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What a bunch of baloney!
There are no photos of Osama less than 5 years old.
Why?  You figure it out.

>> along with all the rest…

yeah, mostly we’ve figured it out - it’s the bleeding MSM keeps pumping the War of Terror. We’ll keep seeing the OBL card till Oct. ‘08, then they’ll show the body — al Queda is the longest running false flag gang of patsies the Shadow Mob has ever run — ultimately it will come out that exposure of all this is what Daniel Pearl was onto when he met his demise.

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By Kol Klink, April 8, 2007 at 5:40 pm Link to this comment
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I just got it from the horse’s a$$...I mean horse’s mouth, Cheney, That Al Queda has been in cahoots with Saddam like forever! He told Rush that very thing on the radio, so it must be true!

Does it seem a bit strange to anyone else out there that everyone in the far flung Al Queda insurgencies can communicate with Bin Laden at will but none of our sixteen, thats right…16, intelligence agencies can find him? Of course, they couldnt find New Orleans for a while either.

The entirety of the current US administration reminds me of nothing so much as a first reading of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

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By KitCarson, April 8, 2007 at 10:48 am Link to this comment
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Probably just CIA “psyops” disinformation. Re - Ralph Kitson model (use “the google”.
The US has consistently worked to undermine the truth making it hard to find.  I doubt that there is any truth in this “request”.  Really I doubt that Al Queda is calling “Car 54” for help.

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By Steve Hammons, April 8, 2007 at 9:33 am Link to this comment
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Find solutions and reasonable outcomes for the Iraq situation seems to require uncoventional thinking and approaches.

As many experts have said, convetional military muscle may not work. “Hard power” may even be counterproductive.

Advanced “soft power” techniques in positive psychological operations might be helpful.

In addition, lessons in intelligence, cultural conflicts and psychology from World War II might be useful. The WWII-era US Army “Military Intelligence Service (MIS) made up of Japanese-Americans may be worth revisiting.

More on this at:

[Regarding uncoventional soft power ...]

“Unconventional Human Intelligence Support: Navy SEAL’s report”

PopulistAmerica.com
January 7, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/unconventional_human_intelligence_support

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[Regarding the “MIS” ...]

“Eastwood, Spielberg: One more Iwo Jima film”

PopulistAmerica.com
April 4, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/eastwood_spielberg_one_more_iwo_jima_film

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By ShockandAwe, April 8, 2007 at 8:01 am Link to this comment

“Members of al-Qaeda in Iraq were killing insurgents from other groups which did not support their ideals, said the Islamic Army of Iraq.”

You mean like… Shi’a?

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By Toby, April 8, 2007 at 7:19 am Link to this comment
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“In its statement, it called on al-Qaeda to review its behavior in the country.”

If a group of military contractors went on an unsupervised killing spree, do you think afterwards they might sit down and release a statement to the British press requesting the Pentagon review their behavior?

“A Sunni insurgent group in Iraq has called on Osama Bin Laden to exert more control over al-Qaeda members there.”

If a band of “warfighters” veered off course and started shooting fellow “warfighters” do you think the fellow “warfighters” would sit down and dispatch a Press Release to the BBC in London, before they asked ‘dubya’ (as if he could do anything about it) to reign in the bad behavior?

Do you think any of this has any value in real time?

This is beyond absurd. If it weren’t so blatant, it would be funny.

Just another page torn out of the “keep terror alive” playbook.

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By mike shades, April 7, 2007 at 10:23 pm Link to this comment

bizarre.

i guess this is the “correct” revolutionaries seeking to discipline the fringe radicals?  the conservatives appealing to the orthodox for sanity?

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By MattNet, April 7, 2007 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment
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What a bunch of baloney!
There are no photos of Osama less than 5 years old.
Why?  You figure it out.

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