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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Hezbollah bombmaker captured in Iraq

Think anyone on the Left in Congress are going to recognize THIS success captured in Iraq? Yeah, neither do we.

A top special operations officer from Lebanon's Iranian-backed militia Hezbollah has been captured in Iraq, where U.S. officials say he played a key role in a January attack that killed five Americans.

Ali Mussa Daqduq, an explosives expert, was captured in March in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where he was helping train and lead Shiite militias fighting coalition troops, U.S. intelligence officials told CNN.

Daqduq pretended to be deaf and mute when captured, and his identity was not known for weeks, the officials said.

Once uncovered, however, they said he began to talk, and they now believe he played a crucial role in the January 20 attack in Karbala.

Hezbollah fought Israeli troops in a month-long war in southern Lebanon in 2006, a conflict sparked by a cross-border raid in which Hezbollah fighters killed three Israeli soldiers and took two others captive. The conflict ended with a U.N.-brokered cease-fire, and the Israeli soldiers remained captive when the fighting ended.

Intelligence officials say Daqduq is one of Hezbollah's top special operations commanders, an expert in the use of roadside bombs. The Americans say he, along with the Iraqi militia commanders he worked with, has admitted working with
Iran's elite Quds Force special operations unit.

U.S. commanders have said for months that Iraqi militants have been receiving weapons and training from members of the Quds Force, an element of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Washington has demanded the Iranian government stop the flow of arms and militants across its border -- which, along with the diplomatic standoff over Iran's nuclear fuel program, has raised fears of a wider war in the region.

Iran, which has close ties to the Shiite parties that control Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, has repeatedly denied the allegations. But U.S. intelligence officials said the Quds Force has been backing the creation of Shiite "special groups" modeled on Hezbollah, which holds sway over much of southern Lebanon.

Does anyone think that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Jack Murtha quit the talk of pulling out of Iraq after this hit's their desk tomorrow morning? We doubt it. They needed a new issue after the immigration debacle, and they trotted out that issue the same day the bill failed: Withdrawal from Iraq. Now, we've been saying for some time now the polls that the Democrats are citing are faulty. While this nation is sick of the war, I find it hard to believe that over 60% of this nation wants the troops brought home. So, let's try a little experiment ....

This nation stood up to the administration and the Senate on immigration, which is a serious issue for the nation, given the problem it is. The government has neglected it's duties for too long. The call is starting to go up about enforcement of our borders. Many are notifying the White House, their senators and representatives, and yes, Michael Chertoff, even though he's not listening, urging them to pass enforcement-first legislation, and in the meantime enforce the laws on the books. It remains to be seen if this sort of effect can be exacted againfrom the people, but that's worth a shot.

So is raising a stink over the Democrats desire to withdraw from the battlefields abroad. So, let's raise one. Let's make this, like the enforcement policy above, one that the media can't ignore; just like with the immigration bill. Let's hound the Hell out of Congress on both issues. And let's focus it on the newly-elected people in Congress, be they Republican or Democrat. After the immigration fiasco, these guys are scared of what the nation is capable of if we get really ticked. So, let's get ticked again. they seem to listen better when they're bombarded by all of us, and steadily so.

202-225-3121 -- Send a message to Congress. We do support the troops in harm's way, and we know the repercussions for withdrawal. No withdrawal from Iraq or Afghanistan. Secondly, get to work on an enforcement bill, and enforce the laws on the books regarding illegal aliens. Do it, or have them both serve as reminders in the upcoming elections to the electorate that the current crop in Congress can't cut the mustard.

Publius II


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July 2, 2007 at 3:07 AM  

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