Al-Zarqawi's cell phone reportedly yields surprises

AbuskedtiAbuskedti Posts: 1,915
edited July 2006 in A Moving Train
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had the phone numbers of senior Iraqi officials stored in his cell phone, according to an Iraqi legislator.

Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's party, said Monday that authorities found the numbers after al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, was killed in a U.S. air strike on June 7.

Abdul-Latif did not give names of the officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament.

He called for an investigation, saying Iraqis "cannot have one hand with the government and another with the terrorists."

Meanwhile, al-Zarqawi's wife told an Italian newspaper that al Qaeda leaders sold him out to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden.

The woman, identified by La Repubblica as al-Zarqawi's first wife, said al Qaeda's top leadership reached a deal with U.S. intelligence because al Zarqawi had become too powerful.

She claimed Sunni tribes and Jordanian secret services mediated the deal.

"My husband has been sold to the Americans," the woman said in an interview published Sunday. "He had become too powerful, too troublesome."

She was identified only as "Um Mohammed," which means "mother of Mohammed" and would be a nickname, not her full name.

The Rome-based newspaper said the interview was conducted in Geneva and described her as Jordanian and about 40 years old.

In Jordan, Al-Zarqawi's eldest brother, Sayel al-Khalayleh, said the family had not been aware of the woman's whereabouts for about two years.

Iraq's national security adviser said Sunday that al-Zarqawi had been buried in a "secret location" in Baghdad despite his family's demand that the body be returned to his native Jordan.

Mouwafak al-Rubaie would not say when the Jordanian-born militant was buried, or give any specifics on the location of the grave.

The U.S. military confirmed the burial but declined to give details.

"The remains of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi were turned over to the appropriate government of Iraq officials and buried in accordance with Muslim customs and traditions," the military said in an e-mailed statement. "Anything further than that would be addressed by the Iraqi government."

Al-Zarqawi's brother demanded that his body be transferred to Jordan, and accused the United States of lying.

"Bush took his body to the United States," al-Khalayleh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home in the Jordanian city of Zarqa.

"Even if he is buried in Iraq, we will continue to ask for the body to be transferred and buried in Jordan," he said. "He should be buried in his own country."
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  • PaperPlatesPaperPlates Posts: 1,745
    I heard he had Dodi Fayed's number in there too. Talk about surprises!! Oh, and the guy who does the voice for the Camel in Arabic cigarette commercials. Had THAT guys number too!!! OMG!!!
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  • chopitdownchopitdown Posts: 2,222
    i head bombs over baghdad was his ringtone
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  • BetterRadioBetterRadio Posts: 189
    Zarqawi likes YIELD???!!

    or did i read that wrong?
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  • pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MOPosts: 2,797
    he had the WWS as his ringtone, Do the Evolution for text messages, and Life Wasted played at his funeral
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  • rebornFixerrebornFixer Posts: 4,917
    pjalive21 wrote:
    he had the WWS as his ringtone, Do the Evolution for text messages, and Life Wasted played at his funeral

    Nice!
    :)
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 17,118
    chopitdown wrote:
    i head bombs over baghdad was his ringtone

    classic :)
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,963
    Abuskedti wrote:
    Meanwhile, al-Zarqawi's wife told an Italian newspaper that al Qaeda leaders sold him out to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden.

    she better be lying.
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    i just need to say
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,171
    at this point i don't know what to believe. i do not feel that the selling out of zarqawi is entirely impossible. i wouldn't put anything past anyone these days.
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  • InkdaubInkdaub Posts: 235
    It's not only possible but probable.
  • EvilToasterElfEvilToasterElf Posts: 1,119
    "After analyzing all of the telephone contacts, a small mystery at a local pizzeria was finally solved. Said the owner the Ahalanu Akbar pizzeria some 200 meters outside the heavily fortified green zone, "There was a man, he called my store every week, trying to order a deep dish, chicago style pizza topped with 49 virgins. Then he would giggle, say Death to the Infidels, and hang up." The calls had been tracked to the cell phone of Al-Zarquwai, despite the claims by most Jordanian officials that he in fact had no sense of humor. One member of Al-Queda in Iraq speaking on a condition of anonymity, revealed that everyone laughed at the joke, fearing that the outspoken leader would murder their families if they didn't, but none of them, "thought it was very funny."
  • This is a actually a relief. I was afraid this thread would have camera phone pictures of Zarqawi's ass.
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  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,728
    YIELD is an awesome album.
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  • hailhailkchailhailkc Posts: 582
    fanch75 wrote:
    YIELD is an awesome album.

    bump
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  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,728
    hailhailkc wrote:
    bump

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  • Heatherj43Heatherj43 Posts: 1,254
    So who gets the bounty money? It was in the millions, I believe.
    Save room for dessert!
  • SuzannePjamSuzannePjam Posts: 411
    Abuskedti wrote:
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

    Meanwhile, al-Zarqawi's wife told an Italian newspaper that al Qaeda leaders sold him out to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden.

    The woman, identified by La Repubblica as al-Zarqawi's first wife, said al Qaeda's top leadership reached a deal with U.S. intelligence because al Zarqawi had become too powerful.

    She claimed Sunni tribes and Jordanian secret services mediated the deal.

    "My husband has been sold to the Americans," the woman said in an interview published Sunday. "He had become too powerful, too troublesome."

    Very interesting that al-Zarqawi's wife stated this, and this article appeared recently in the New York Times. (posted in AMT by SundaySilence). Very eye-opening.

    C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden

    The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday....

    ...In recent years, the war in Iraq has stretched the resources of the intelligence agencies and the Pentagon, generating new priorities for American officials. For instance, much of the military's counterterrorism units, like the Army's Delta Force, had been redirected from the hunt for Mr. bin Laden to the search for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed last month in Iraq...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/wa...rtner=homepage
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  • CosmoCosmo Posts: 12,213
    1-987-HOT-SLUT was also found on his speed dialer.
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  • Gary CarterGary Carter Shea Stadium Posts: 13,857
    i think paris hilton's # was found on there too
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  • drivingrldrivingrl Posts: 1,445
    i think paris hilton's # was found on there too

    That's hot.
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  • audome25audome25 Posts: 163
    Very interesting that al-Zarqawi's wife stated this, and this article appeared recently in the New York Times. (posted in AMT by SundaySilence). Very eye-opening.

    C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden

    The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, intelligence officials confirmed Monday....

    ...In recent years, the war in Iraq has stretched the resources of the intelligence agencies and the Pentagon, generating new priorities for American officials. For instance, much of the military's counterterrorism units, like the Army's Delta Force, had been redirected from the hunt for Mr. bin Laden to the search for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed last month in Iraq...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/wa...rtner=homepage



    such perfect timing. i heard that the germans offered to lose to italy in exchange for north korea to blow up their missle shortly after take off.
  • Gary CarterGary Carter Shea Stadium Posts: 13,857
    drivingrl wrote:
    That's hot.
    LOL
    Ron: I just don't feel like going out tonight
    Sammi: Wanna just break up?

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