April 13, 2006

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO CLAIM HE DESERVED DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY?:

Al Qaeda 'ambassador' killed in Iraq: US military (AFP, 4/13/06)

A major Al-Qaeda figure in Iraq was killed near the restive city of Baquba, the US military announced.

Rafid Ibrahim Fattah, also known by his nom de guerre Abu Umar al-Kurdi, was an important-Al Qaeda figure in Iraq with ties to militant groups like Ansar al-Sunna, Jaish al-Islami, and the Taliban in
Afghanistan, said US military spokesman Major General Rick Lynch.

"Abu Umar was given the title of Al-Qaeda ambassador and served as a liaison between terrorist networks," he said, adding that he coordinated the actions of various military groups.

Abu Umar was killed by US forces on March 27.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2006 2:30 PM
Comments

If we refuse to extend diplomatic immunity to terrorists, the terrorists will have won.

Posted by: Pepys at April 13, 2006 6:40 PM
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