Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Myth of AQI

Andrew Tilghman of Stars and Stripes contributes to Washington Monthly and makes clear distinctions about al-Qaeda. Today, Gen. Betray-us uses the administration's propaganda term 21 times repeatedly conflating al-Qaeda in Iraq (Mesopotamia) and Al Qaeda central, the Taliban-backed group in Afghanistan. Who is the newly-emerged AQI? Andrew has some interesting ideas.
In March 2007, a pair of truck bombs tore through the Shiite marketplace in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, killing more than 150 people. [ ]
An Internet posting by the terrorist group known as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) took credit for the destruction.[ ] A week later, Iraqi security forces raided a home outside Tal Afar andarrested two men suspected of orchestrating the bombing. Yet when the U.S. military issued a press release about the arrests, there was no mention of an al-Qaeda connection.
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