Humint Events Online: The Zarqawi Story Starts to Stink

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Zarqawi Story Starts to Stink

He was still alive after the shit was bombed out of his house (by two 500 pound bombs)?

How convenient his face was relatively undamaged!

He had enough strength to try to roll off the stretcher, but then almost immediately died?

He was the only one of six to survive the bombing?

Iraqi police were the first at the scene?

But most importantly, WHERE was he killed?

This is the house the military said he was in:

This is supposed rubble from the bomb strike:

What the HELL???? What did they do-- MOVE THE RUBBLE???

What do they mean "Zarqawi was killed in a rural house in the village"?

This picture looks a bit more like the bombed house, but what is the deal with the rubble above?

UPDATE: was "Zarqawi" beaten to death by US forces?
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al-Qaida leader.

The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News.

U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local man, who refused to give his name or show his face to the camera. His account could not be independently verified.

The U.S. military made no mention of any physical contact between U.S. troops and al-Zarqawi other than an attempt to provide him with medical attention.

UPDATE 2: Unless the NYTimes wrote an article just to placate ME, I'm not the only one who has questions about the Zarqawi killing:
Along with the scraps, it was mostly questions that remained.

Chief among them was how Mr. Zarqawi, the terrorist leader killed Wednesday in the airstrike, could have survived for even a few minutes after the attack, as American officers say he did, when everything else around him was obliterated. Concrete blocks, walls, a fence, tin cans, palm trees, a washing machine: everything at the Hibhib scene was shredded, blown to pieces.

It seemed puzzling, too, given the destruction and the condition of the other bodies, how Mr. Zarqawi's head and upper body — shown on televisions across the world — could have remained largely intact.

With rumors circulating in the Iraqi news media that Mr. Zarqawi had begun to run from the house as the first bomb struck, American officials said Saturday that two military pathologists had arrived in Iraq to perform an autopsy on Mr. Zarqawi's body to determine the precise cause of his death.
At minimum, it seems likely "Zarqawi" heard the jets or was warned of the strike, and was outside when the bombs hit... and so innocent women and a child were killed for no reason-- which is why aerial bombs are not a good way to go after individual "bad guys". Finally, the reason to doubt the official Zarqawi death story is because Zarqawi was always more propaganda than reality-- and it is likely his death is the same.


Anonymous pinch said...

So NOW you are an expert on the explosive effects of 500 lb bombs. You no dount have access to the Joint Munitions Effects Manual and the effects-based targeting process, complete with laser-designator capabilities of the F-16 LANTIRN pod and the CEP of aim-points.

Since we already know you are an expert on building construction (re: your previous post on building a structurally-exact replica of the World Trade Center and have a structurally-exact replica of a 767 shoved into it), I suppose we ought to just close up shop at this point in the game and let you answer all the questions. After all, you *are* an expert on all matters, it seems.

I suppose it would just be a bit too difficult to seek out expert advice and opinion on matters of which you have no fucking clue about, but that would be asking too much - and a waste of time, since you *are* the expert on all matters.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous C said...

Pinch - can you recommend an expert?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Spooked said...

you mean "blown to shit" isn't expert opinion enough for you?


4:31 PM  
Blogger Spooked said...

anyway, I guess this is no surprise-- just like in the movies, the REALLY evil guys are REALY TOUGH to kill-- they take five to ten times the punishment of ordinary humans-- because they are SO EVIL!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous james ha said...

framed portraits! get your framed portraits here! ha ha -

i wonder what zarkowie's last mumblings to a policeman(?) were? do you suppose it was his personal cherry tree moment? oh, i was working with the iranians the entire time!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's inconclusive evidence based on these photos one way or the other what the actual facts are.

One thing to note however is that there are lots of bunker type houses in Iraq built by Saddam for just this reason. With steel and concrete walls 15 feet thick and other specs i forget. it is entirely plausible one of those bunker houses could withstand two 500 pound bombs and the occupants survive and just get crushed by the falling debris based on where they are in the house.

Same situation with the Saddam sons. They were not completely obliterated by the bombs and there were survivors on the house who shot (and killed) U.S. troops when they entered afterwards.

Something to keep in mind is your blog has become boring as a result of your uneducated rambling. This will be my last visit.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're obviously doing a good job, otherwise you wouldn't attract detractors. Professional detractors I'll bet.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous 9/11 PINCH smasher said...

exactly right you are, "Anonymous"!

they're know in intel circles as "Daisy Committees".

been around for quite a while.

our resident infestation/SHILL 'pinch' fits the definition of a member of the afformentioned group to a "T".


how's it hangin' pinchy??


1:33 AM  
Anonymous james ha said...

your blog has become boring as a result of your uneducated rambling.

not. i think you do a good job of pointing things out, please keep this blog going as long as possible!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Spooked said...

Anonymous at 10:43pm-- yes, it is possible "Zarqawi" survived the initial strike. I NEVER SAID it WASN'T *POSSIBLE*. I was merely raising questions. I think asking questions is still allowed in this country.

btw, Saddam Hussein's sons were killed in a shoot-out, not by bombs.


P.s. Thanks James.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I truly, honestly, hope he WAS beaten to death by US marines. I also hope they cut off his head so that they had a nice picture of it. I also hope he was alive at the time they started sawing.

Thank for a great memory. I had almost forgotten about this dirtbag.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

"anonymous"...this evil, OH so scary phantom named "Zarqawi" exists simply as a US creation, created SPECIFICALLY to scare stupid, unthinking, unquestioning brain-dead american SHEEPLE just like yourself.

Quite obvioulsy, it worked wonderfuly (as exactly as was designed) on you.

maybe one day you'll wake up.


“The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date.”
— Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the U.S. military’s chief spokesman

It's all just made up dude. :(

9:14 PM  

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