Al-Qaeda Snags Blogger's Photos For Snuff Films
On June 20, al Qaeda in Iraq released a video promoting its attacks throughout the country. In one segment, al Qaeda in Iraq promotes attacks by two Kuwaitis, one of whom was a former detainee at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The former Guantanamo detainee was responsible for a devastating suicide attack at Combat Outpost Inman in Mosul on March 23, 2008 that killed 13 Iraqi soldiers and wounded more than 40.
Bill Roggio was embedded in Mosul with the US Military Transition Teams that worked with mentoring the Iraqi Army during this timeframe. Bill was on the scene within an hour of the attack at Combat Outpost Inman, and took photographs and wrote an article. Al Qaeda found his images, and incorporated four of them in their propaganda video to document the aftermath of the attacks.
Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal wrote today to say that he did not condone this practice by Al-Qaeda.
It makes you wonder if they have operatives who are regular visitors at the Long War Journal?