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Old 1 July 2004, 01:49
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Zarqawi targets women

By Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published July 1, 2004


Terrorists in the Abu Musab Zarqawi network in Iraq are specifically trying to kidnap an American female service member to further horrify the U.S. public.
Two senior defense sources said the word is being passed within the network on the importance of taking one or more women hostage. "We have heard through intelligence channels that several extremist organizations are attempting to capture coalition servicemen and women," said a senior military officer in Iraq. "We have instituted additional force protection methods to thwart these attempts." Another defense source said there is an "edict, either on paper or as an order," within terrorist networks to capture an American female service member.
Of the 140,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, about 11,000 are women. They perform a variety of jobs, serving as drivers, medics, aviators, police and clerks. By law, they are banned from land combat, but they can still come into close contact with the enemy.
Zarqawi is the most wanted man in Iraq, with a $10 million U.S.
reward for his capture or death. The Jordanian-born international
terrorist has made killing Americans and their allies his chief goal as a way to prevent Iraq from moving to a moderate democratic state. He beheaded American Nicholas Berg, and his network released the video for the world to see.
Militants are holding an Army soldier and a Marine, and have
kidnapped many aid workers and contractors from coalition countries. Some have been killed.
The defense source said Zarqawi's network apparently wants to
further shock the Western world by kidnapping servicewomen and displaying them on videotape. Part of the terrorists' strategy is to cause so much bloodshed that President Bush loses public support for the war and is forced politically to bring the troops home. The source also said that the terrorists might be planning
"payback" for a U.S. female soldier seen taking part in the abuse of Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
The Arab world has seen a series of photos of the abuse, including Army Pfc. Lynndie England holding an Iraqi inmate by a leash attached to his neck. The Army has filed criminal charges against her.
The U.S. military is taking extra precautions to ensure that no
more Americans are taken hostage.
Convoys move from base to base with heavy security. Soldiers on patrol stay in regular contact with headquarters.
During the war to topple Saddam Hussein, Iraqis ambushed the 507th Maintenance Company and took three female soldiers prisoner. Pfcs. Shoshana Johnson and Jessica Lynch were rescued. Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa died in captivity.
During the 1991 Persian Gulf war, Maj. Rhonda Cornum, a flight
surgeon, was captured by Iraqis after her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down while on a rescue mission. Maj. Cornum, who suffered broken bones, was held eight days and sexually abused by her captors.
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Old 1 July 2004, 02:05
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What a coward. That's all I will say about that POS, he is not even worth my breath to speak further on him.

We upped the reward to $25 million for this tard. Link


The next news I want to hear is that he is captured or dead.
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Old 1 July 2004, 23:48
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Just a matter of time now 'til they get that f**ker!

Can you say; "Sting Op"
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Old 2 July 2004, 07:43
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Angry Shit.....

I smell a kneejerk reaction about to happen.

Next thing you know I'll have to have a battlebuddy to go to the shitter.
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