Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi

Yeah, especially since we were told he died years ago:

The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Some senior intelligence officers believe Zarqawi's role may have been overemphasized by the propaganda campaign, which has included leaflets, radio and television broadcasts, Internet postings and at least one leak to an American journalist. Although Zarqawi and other foreign insurgents in Iraq have conducted deadly bombing attacks, they remain "a very small part of the actual numbers," Col. Derek Harvey, who served as a military intelligence officer in Iraq and then was one of the top officers handling Iraq intelligence issues on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an Army meeting at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., last summer.

Thanks to Sue for this submission.

Is that the Sue that was at

Is that the Sue that was at the conference?

Some more Zarqawi. Zarqawi

Some more Zarqawi.

Zarqawi 'more powerful as a myth',5478,19414553%255E1...

Zarqawi: A Bogeyman Made by the US (excellent summary):

US 'allowed Zarqawi to escape':
Jon probably has a lot more... ;)

Too much to post. ;)

Too much to post. ;)

A colleague of mine had a

A colleague of mine had a wild-sounding suggestion: a fund could be raised to build an exact replica of, say, the 30 topmost floors of the north tower. This would be constructed in a desert. Then a remote-controlled, fully-loaded 757 would be crashed into it in the same location as the real crash to see if the underlying structure collapses some time later. If the 10 stories below the crash zone collapse, the official story could be seen as having been vindicated. If they don't, another plane would be crashed into it to see if even that causes the structure to collapse, and so on.

Perhaps some billionaire could also help in this empirical experiment. :)

I, in turn, started to wonder if the Pentagon maneuvre has ever been modelled in a real flight simulator. Does anyone know if it has?

Has anyone checked to see if

Has anyone checked to see if Zarqawi was in the Screen Actors Guild?

more on

"I, in turn, started to

"I, in turn, started to wonder if the Pentagon maneuvre has ever been modelled in a real flight simulator. Does anyone know if it has?"

The CEO of FlightSafety Int'l, one of the premier providers of flight simulation training for the big planes, was at Offut AFB when George touched down there on 9/11.

I think he was there to play golf with the CEO of one of the companies housed in the WTC Towers.

Maybe their caddies were local youngsters....

from aol: HIBHIB, Iraq (June

from aol:

HIBHIB, Iraq (June 10) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was accompanied by women who wore skimpy night clothing, and read magazines on current affairs and militant propaganda, an inspection of the house he was killed in showed on Saturday.

Middle East Headline:

Middle East Headline: "Al-Zarqawi: Dead Again"

In semi-agreement with the above, some Middle East guy told me that it was really Jimmy Hoffa -- in an Al-Zarqawi mask.

But check out the final photo of Al-Zarqawi:

Maybe it wasn't Jimmy Hoffa under that mask after all. You tell me. I'm still not sure.

Maybe Al-CIAda will get twice-killed Nick Berg to say the eulogy.

I can hardly wait until they finally get Osama Bin Dead (again). Headline: "Osama - Shock and Thaw."

Maybe their caddies were

Maybe their caddies were local youngsters....
Mssr. Jouet (Magmak1) | 06.10.06 - 11:33 pm | #

Supplied by Larry King perhaps ?