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Jordan A Police State plus Prison Torture ¶ Video Iraqi Woman

by Oui Sun Nov 13th, 2005 at 07:45:16 PM EST


Al Zarqawi is a product of Jordan prison torture, I've seen a BBC documentary of the village where he grew up. Nearly all interviewed villagers supported his actions in the first six months of the Iraq invasion and occupation by the U.S. Armed Forces.

Link to comment on earlier post - Analysis Suicide Attacks

Understand tonight in Jordan was televised an Iraqi woman who was also a suicide bomber in the Radisson SAS hotel, her explosive belt failed to detonate. The Iraqi city she is from: Fallujah. The US reign of state terror and war crimes in the Sunni triangle has created the next wave of suicide bombers.

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A video grab image shows Sajida al-Rishawi who confessed on Jordanian TV to trying to blow herself up at a hotel in Amman, showing how she strapped a device to her body. 'We went into the hotel. He (my husband) took a corner and I took another. There was a wedding in the hotel. 'My husband executed the attack. I tried to detonate and it failed.'
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Update [2005-11-15 02:00am PST by Oui]:

Suicide bombers hit hotels in Jordan's capital

Zarqawi Jordan Attack: “It’s Personal”!

In message on a website with claim by Al Zarqawi for Jordanian multiple bomb attack killing sixty innocent Jordanians, he gave away important information to investigators that there was a married couple involved. This lead gave the investigators the opening to hunt for the Iraqi woman.

The golden tip came from a doorman, which led to the safe house used by the suicide bombers. The woman Sajida Mubarak Atrous Al-Rishawi was apprehended near the safe house and within hours was paraded before TV cameras as a message by investigators to Al Zarqawi.

According to a CNNi report today with interview of a Jordanian man who shared the prison cell with Al Zarqawi, he is a vindictive person and wants his revenge for the torture he endured at the hands of a Jordanian man who now leads the bombing investigation.

At this press conference, Jordanian authorities clammed up not to give away information they were already searching for a woman, revealed by Al Zarqawi himself when he claimed the bomb attack with the message: "I told you I would succeed and you are not able to stop me".

A statement on an Islamist Web site in which al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attacks said the three hotels -- the Radisson, the Grand Hyatt, and the Days Inn -- were targeted because King Abdullah, the Jordanian ruler had turned them into "a backyard for the enemies of the faith, the Jews and crusaders."

Al-Zarqawi’s Hometown Torn Over Bombings

ZARQA, Jordan Nov 13, 2005 — In this rundown industrial town where the al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was born, residents expressed anger, skepticism and dismay Saturday that one of their own could be behind Amman's triple bombings that killed 57 people, mostly Arabs and Muslims.

On Whose Side Was King of Jordan in Gulf War I?

Right, the side of Arafat and the Palestinians, thinking Saddam Hussein was the best choice to balance powers in the Middle East in opposition to the Israelis. The King of the Hashemite dynasty, claims to be protector of an Islam Holy Place in Saudi Arabia and it was promised by Saddam to be returned under Jordan's protection.

King Hussein had a huge Palestinian refugee problem, see also Black September and the root of years of terror as a result.

BBC News - Black September Plea to Israel

Israeli right-wing religious parties still have the biblical goal of Eretz Israel and do want to transfer all Palestinians across the Jordan river to the East bank.

Think one terror attack caused by U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq will change anything in Jordan? Don't stop breathing. The Arabs know very well, the U.S. killed 100,000+ Iraqis in the past 2.5 years. Abu Ghraib will never be forgotten, just like the holocaust for the Jewish people across the globe.

An early U.S. plan for division of Iraq and creation of a Hashemite Kingdom.

I have predicted this type of attack as the phenomena was also seen in Chechnya.

Islam Terror and Chechnya Links to The Netherlands


Mediterranean temperament, undergoing some personal hardships, separation of parents, one parent passed away, feelings of western hostility towards Muslim community, no equality on labor market although highly qualified and educated. More often 2nd and 3rd generation nationals from Arab descent, deepening religious soul-searching, welcomed in mosques by foreign clerics as teachers of fundamental, pure Islam, attachment to a new ideology and vision of life, contacts with international brothers, focus on evil of the West.

All Islamist troublemakers in the Netherlands are well educated and very young from 16-23 years of age, Dutch citizens, double nationality with two passports and allegiance, traveled to Chechnya, Yemen, Middle East or Pakistan/Kashmir.

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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In CNNi interview, Jordania offered explanation why Iraqi woman has been shown on television. In interview, some information was given: RDX explosive composition was used in all four suicide belts. No reason was given why fourth belt didn't explode, some indication surfaces her husband asked her to leave the wedding room before he detonated his bomb jacket.

The Iraqi woman is the sister of an Al Zarqawi operative in the U.S. attack on Fallujah

Al-Rishawi's brother was once the right-hand man to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, said deputy premier Marwan Muasher. He said the brother, Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi, was killed in the former terrorist stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq.

Dyno Nobel range high explosives and compositions - RDX

Dyno Nobel offers three different qualities of RDX:
● RDX, Type II
● RDX, Type II with less than 3% HMX ("quasi Type I")

Wikipedia - RDX  

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 07:20:12 AM EST
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff, told the audience of journalists and scholars:
"I'm not sure the State Department even exists anymore. It, like so many others things, have been destroyed by George W. Bush's `cowboyism'. You can't sell shit."
Thereby dismissing the Administration's attempts to improve America's image abroad.

Dina Habib-Powell - Karen Hughes - Laura Bush

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Spreading Diplomacy 101

"There is a problem underpinning all U.S. public diplomacy in the Middle East and that is the extent to which Arabs actually understand the U.S. rather well and have reasons for disliking American actions based on U.S. policy."

"A good public diplomacy response would be to show more of the debate within the U.S. so the Arab world understands there are plenty of people who disapprove of much of American-Israeli policy, and conversely that there are reasons why the U.S. behaves the way that it does."

In the Middle East, Prof. Cull told IPS,"We are dealing with a different culture and cannot assume that a message will be received with the intent with which it was transmitted. What hope is there for Bush to say 'sorry' to the Arab world when he doesn't seem to understand that no Arab takes an apology seriously unless the person apologising adds 'and I ask you to forgive me'."

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 07:21:28 AM EST
I'm sorry, Oui, but it is just not right to hide this behind a link to "Hashemite Kingdom".

US plans to merge Iraq, Jordan after war

Benefits for US: The fact that the Western-based Iraqi opposition completely depends on Washington will help the "Hashemite Plan". The US favours the plan because the current goal of replacing Saddam Hussein with a pro-US Iraqi government still would not guarantee long-term US control over the territory and its oil.

"First, it may become too hard for a new government in Baghdad to effectively control the whole country, even with US troop support. An example is Afghanistan, in which the government of President Hamid Karzai still controls only the capital," the report says.

"Second, the new government's attempts to establish control over all of Iraq may well lead to a civil war between Sunni, Shia and Kurdish ethnic groups, with US troops caught in the middle. The fiercest fighting could be expected for control over the oil facilities," it adds. Uniting Jordan and Iraq under a Hashemite government will give US several strategic advantages.

The bastards knew what they were getting into. All their protestations that "nobody could have predicted a visious insurgency" and then we find this article from 2002?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 10:24:10 AM EST
U.S. Held Iraqi With Same Name As Bomber

Jordanian authorities said Safaa Mohammed Ali, 23, was part of the al-Qaida in Iraq squad that bombed the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels. In Baghdad, the U.S. command released information a man by that name was detained by American forces in November 2004 during their assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. The Americans said they did not know if the man they detained was the same Safaa Mohammed Ali identified by the Jordanians as one of the bombers.

"He was detained locally at the division detention facility" but was released two weeks later because there was no "compelling evidence to continue to hold him" as a "threat to the security of Iraq," the military said.

The U.S. detention of thousands of Iraqis has been cited -- especially by members of the Sunni Arab minority that fuels the insurgency -- as a major motivation for the continuing campaign of violence.

Al-Rishawi, 35, from the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi and the sister of al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's slain lieutenant in western Iraq, was arrested Sunday. Police swooped on a safe house in the Jordanian capital after they were tipped by al-Qaida in Iraq's Internet claim that she had died in the attacks.

She was made to display the clothing she wore to the party in which at least 25 people were killed. She said her husband made all the arrangements for the plot and drove the group -- apparently including Safaa Mohammed Ali and the other bomber Rawad Jassem Mohammed, both 23 -- from Anbar to Amman, a roughly eight-hour trip across the bleak desert landscape.

Hers wasn't the first televised confession by terror suspects detained by Jordanian police. In April 2004, at least four Jordanian and Syrian militants linked to al-Zarqawi detailed their plot to launch chemical bomb attacks in Amman, particularly against the General Intelligence Department.

"I don't buy it. There are many contradictions, and it just doesn't make sense," said Mohammed al-Fakhiri, a 33-year-old cell phone shop owner in Amman. "The first thing she would have done is get rid of her explosive belt," al-Fakhiri said. "So how come she was caught with it?"

Sunni Triangle - Anbar Province

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."


'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 01:11:52 PM EST
Post added @BooMan

Is this the same RDX that disappeared from Al Qaaqa?

    VIENNA, Oct 28 (AFP) - The International Atomic Energy Agency stepped back into the controversy over missing explosives in Iraq Thursday, insisting that almost 330 tonnes had indeed vanished from a depot in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
    The 342 tonnes were made up of 195 tonnes of HMX, 141 tonnes of RDX and six tonnes of PETN.

by ask on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 08:49:17 AM PST

Al Qaaqa: Let's Go To The Videotape

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 06:06:12 PM EST

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