Thursday, June 08, 2006

Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Dead!

As I was writing the previous post, the ABC television network interrupted its broadcast of Nightline with the stunning news that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, (bio here) the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, is dead!

The time is now 12:24 AM, and CNN is indicating that Iraqi officials are saying that al-Zarqawi is dead. They believe that it was due to a U.S. bombing raid.

At 12:31am, Ajazeera just started flashing the news that Iraqi state television is reporting that al-Zarqawi has been killed.

It is now 12:44 am P.D.S.T. and in a live broadcast carried on the FOX News Channel, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is confirming al-Zarqawi's death. Apparently, 7 other suspected terrorists were also killed.

12:55 am. American general George Casey is now stating that Zarqawi was killed in an air strike "8 kilometers north of Baquba," Wednesday evening.

It would have been great to take him alive so that we could have found-out more about his hideous organization and its affiliates. Then he could have been tried, and if found guilty, (the evidence is overwhelming) been given an opportunity to dance with the hangman's rope.

I'll never forget that this was the man animal that videotaped his live beheading of hostage Nicholas Berg.

See these stories: CNN, New York Times, FOX News, Aljazeera, (Who say that al-Zarqawi is "terminated.")

As it is now 1:17am, I'm going to bed! I've got to get-up at 5:45 am and be in the classroom by 7:30 am. We've still got 6 more days of school until summer unemployment vacation!

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