July 29, 2004

US and Iraqi Sources Deny al-Zarqawi Arrest
— Ace

The denial.

The original report claiming he'd been captured, and that DNA was being sent off to confirm his identity.

You may have trouble accessing either article. I guess this Sofia news outfit can't keep up with the bandwidth demands for this story. But they might be able to fix this problem, as the news outfit just endorsed John Kerry for President and began begging for donations to buy new servers.

But the take-away seems to be that it isn't true. Alas.

I guess everyone should have known this report couldn't be trusted:

Al-Zarqawi has been arrested by Iraqi police and US military close to the border with Syria, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing information posted on the Internet.

Ah. A Russian news agency citing "information posted on the Internet." The Gold Standard of confirmations.

Here's some internet-based information for RIA Novosti: Sending enormous sums of money to Ace of Spades HQ can make you healthy, attractive, and enormously rich.

I think I can arrange a nooner with Terrezzzza, just for starters.

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