Saturday, July 01, 2006


Bad boys bad boys
Watcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you

~ Inner Circle, Bad Boys (1993)

Who do you think caught Abu Qudama aka Yusri Fakher Muhammad Ali, one of the terrorists who carried out the Al-Askariya Shrine bombing?

Well, if you read trash like the NYTimes, the Chicago Tribune, the LATimes, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, or any number of other worthless mainstream media, you probably think Iraqi forces captured Abu Qudama.


American forces are reporting that Kurdish pêşmerge captured Abu Qudama on 20 May, 2006. From the American Forces Information Service, carried at the US Department of Defense:

Mosque Bombing Co-Conspirator Nabbed in May, Officials Reveal
By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – A key al Qaeda operative implicated in the February bombing of a prominent Iraqi mosque was captured last month, a senior U.S. military officer said in Baghdad today.

Iraqi National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie announced yesterday that terrorist Abu Qudama had been seized by Kurdish pershmerga troops after a May 20 firefight north of Baghdad, Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell told reporters at a news briefing.

Abu Qudama, a Tunisian, is an admitted participant of the Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Dome, a holy Shiite mosque in Samarra, Caldwell said. The bombing set off sectarian violence across Iraq.

The terrorist's capture wasn't announced earlier, Caldwell speculated, because Iraqi and coalition authorities probably wanted more time to extract intelligence.

Abu Qudama is also known as Yousri Fakher Mohammed Ali. His compatriot and the ringleader of the Golden Dome bombing, Haitham Sabah Shaker Mohammed al-Badri, remains at large.

More is at the link.

Now go back and check each of the mainstream news articles that I posted above, on the capture of Abu Qudama, and you will see no mention of Kurds or pêşmerge. Why is that? Do you think any one of those media will report this information?

Don't hold your breathe.

To set the record straight, it was not Iraqi forces that captured one of the guys responsible for some of the worst violence seen in Iraq; It was Kurdish forces that caught him. The pêşmerge are the only ones with the knowledge and the will to carry out this kind of operation anyway. Information obtained by the Kurdish pêşmerge will no doubt lead to the death or capture of al-Badri.

Sooner or later, al-Badri, the pêşmerge are going to hunt you down, and when they do, I hope they are generous with the ammunition.



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philip said...

BTW, over on MEIC a sharp observer noted the Kurdish success in snagging this filthy plague-rat.