Al-Qaeda in Iraq

A Short Study on the Life, Death... Life Again and Death Again of Al-Qaeda's Top Leaders

With the recent capture of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Al-Qaeda's No. 2 man, it occured to me that the headline looked familair. I knew that I had seen something much like it a few months before, so I did a short 20 minute Google research on Al-Qaeda's top 2 leaders, and this is what I found.

It seems to me that we're all being lied to about these men. What do you think?

Alleged Al Qaeda chief dead, officials say
Abu Ubaida al Masri, suspected of planning the London
transportation bombings that killed 52, is believed to have died of hepatitis C.
By Sebastian Rotella, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 10, 2008,0,7986515.story

Al-Qaeda leader al-Masri 'dead'
added April 9, 2008

Al-Qaida's No. 1 Abu Ayyub al-Masri - KILLED
By Mussab Al-Khairalla Reuters Added: May 1 2007

Al-Qaida's No. 1 in Iraq reportedly - CAPTURED
Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 05.09.2008

Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says

Incredibly, the article goes on to claim that the ruse was performed not by the US military (heavens no), but by “Al-Qaeda in Mesopatamia”. (!!??)

How long before we have an “al-Qaeda in Bermuda”? What about “Al-Qaeda in Antarctica”? It’s only a matter of time...

Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says

BAGHDAD: For more than a year, the leader of one the most notorious insurgent groups in Iraq was said to be a mysterious Iraqi named Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi.

As the titular head of the Islamic State in Iraq, an organization publicly backed by Al Qaeda, Baghdadi issued a steady stream of incendiary pronouncements. Despite claims by Iraqi officials that he had been killed in May, Baghdadi appeared to have persevered unscathed.

On Wednesday, a senior American military spokesman provided a new explanation for Baghdadi's ability to escape attack: He never existed.

Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima.

911 and the bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque

Excellent article by Mike Whitney which includes a chilling passage from a pre-911 article by the mythmaker Philip Zelikow. “In the Nov-Dec 1998 issue of Foreign Affairs he (Zelikow) co-authored an article called ‘Catastrophic Terrorism’ in which he speculated that if the 1993 bombing of the World Trade center had succeeded ‘the resulting horror and chaos would have exceeded our ability to describe it. Such an act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history."


Just as 9-11 has been used to justify the enhanced powers of the “unitary” president, the evisceration of civil liberties, and a permanent state of war; so too, the bombing of the Golden Mosque, has been used to create a fictional narrative of deeply ingrained sectarian animosity that has no historical precedent. Both events need to be exposed by thorough and independent investigations.