Iraq Releases American-Murdering Hezbollah Terrorist

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An Iraqi court recently ruled that Ali Musa Daqduq, a Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist accused of helping to coordinate the 2007 abduction and murder of five American soldiers in Karbala, Iraq, should be released due to “lack of evidence.”

The decision comes only months after the Office of Military Commissions started filing charges of murder, terrorism and espionage against Daqduq, marking the Hezbollah terrorist as the first potential defendant without connections to al-Qaeda or the Taliban to be tried before an American military commission.

The Iraqi court’s decision, however, comes as little surprise to the many American intelligence officials and lawmakers who expressed grave concern in December 2011 when, as the remaining American troops exited from Iraq, Daqduq was the last of 1,000 US detainees handed over to the Iraqi government.

That concern was pointedly expressed by Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, who said, “Given Iraq’s history of releasing detainees, I expect it is only a matter of time before this terrorist (Daqduq) will be back on the battlefield.”

Those suspicions were heavily fueled by the Iraqi government’s stated promise that Daqduq would only be prosecuted on the single charge of illegalentry into Iraq with a forged passport, a charge which carried a maximum sentence of five years.

However, the Obama administration insisted that it had been assured by the Iraqi government that Daqduq “would be tried for his crimes,” criminality which included murder and terrorism.

Unfortunately, that assurance proved rather shaky in that it rested on an Iraqi promise that an investigative judge would consider the American allegations, a promise that apparently never materialized. As one intelligence officer said, “This is one of many things we just dropped,” adding that Daqduq “will go back to the Iranian terror machine.”

Daqduq’s participation in the Iranian terror machine had begun in 2005 when, as one of Hezbollah’s most experienced covert operatives, he was sentto Iraq to help the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps al-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) arm and train Iraqi Shiites to fight American and coalition forces.

At that time, the IRGC-QF was spending upwards of $3 million every month in an attempt to replicate the Hezbollah militia model by using its terrorist proxy to train small groups of Iraqi Shiites in what were termed “Special Groups.”

To that end, Daqduq, spent his time training the Iraqi Special Groups in Iranian training camps. There, he instructed his terrorist pupils in the use of mortars and rockets; kidnapping operations; and the manufacture and deployment of roadside bombs (IEDS).

In fact, Daqduq was an expert in the use of IEDs, in particular the IRGC-QF-designed Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP), more powerful and deadly than ordinary IEDs. An estimated 10 percent of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003 were victims by EFP.

In addition to his terror training schedule, Daqduq was also regularly sent by his IRGC-QF handlers on operational missions, which included the mission to attack the Provincial Joint Coordination Center (PJCC) in Karbala, Iraq, some 60 miles south of Baghdad.

As part of that operational mission, Daqduq was named chief advisor and liaison between the IRGC-QF and Qais al-Khazali, head of the Special Groups in Iraq and militia commander of Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), the insurgent group charged with carrying out the Karbala raid on January 20, 2007.

In that attack, AAH gunmen riding in armored SUVs, wearing American-looking military uniforms and holding identification cards were waved through a PJCC checkpoint by Iraqi guards. Moments later, they exited the vehicles, throwing grenades and spraying the compound with small arms fire, killing one American soldier and wounding three others.

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  • Oren

    Drone his ass…..

  • mrbean

    Just kill him and make it look like an accident. Problem solved.

  • RiverFred

    Have an armed drone ready and standing by when he is released.

  • jewdog

    Iraq is now an essential Iranian ally, thanks to our efforts. The Iraq invasion should have sought to carve out Islam-free zones, not democratic fantasy zones.

    • SAM000

      Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki is an Al-Quods member, he participated on Koweit US Embassy bombing of 1998 were 5 Americans were killed.
      USA installed and backed his lethal enemy in IRAQ.
      Unbelievable, 9 years of war and investment on money and human life to install ANTI-HUMAN enemy on the richest energy source of the world!!!
      What is the logic behind?

  • dougjmiller

    This is sickening.We've freed Iraq from a violent, authoritarian dictatorship. We've helped them rebuild a devastated nation. We've helped them defend themselves against foreign and domestic terrorism. After all the sacrifices our troops have made, after the $10s of billions we've given them, this is how they treat us.

    • SAM000

      This is not the Iraqi people who treat you this way, Iraqi people are the greatest victim;
      Iraq is devastated, every day the BOMBS makes the tenths of victims in the heart of Baghdad.
      The only region of Iraq who are very happy and grateful is the KURDISTAN of Iraq,
      The Kurdistan of Iraq is a Autonomous province with a Kurdish government who denies the central power of Iraq, yes they are happy, US investment on bringing the democracy has worked there, but, the same US has installed and backs a PROXY of the Islamic regime of Iran in Iraq,
      The actual Iraqi government who are there from 2005 stays on power by repression and terror,
      Actually there is more than 30,000 innocent Iraqis in the Iraqi jails under the torture and all kind of anti human treatment.

  • H&R_ Barack

    In the interim, the 32 counts of attempted murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice against

    Nidal Malik Hasan for his November 5, 2009 Fort Hood mass murder of American troops continues…

    It is the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.

  • H&R_ Barack

    November 5, 2009.
    There were 43 casualties in the Fort Hood shooting.

    Among the 13 killed were 12 soldiers (one of whom was pregnant) and one Army civilian employee.

    Thirty others, including the shooter, were wounded and required hospitalization.

    Where is the "speedy trial"?

  • Amused

    Did anyone really expect anything different from Iraq ? A muslim nation ? The get out of jail ticket in every one of these muslim nations [ but for muslims only ] is to promise you wont do it again ……until next time . How stupid are we ?

  • Amused

    And what about the US Army ? Why would anyone allow a muslim shrink counsel our guys coming back from Iraq ?????? And what about all the warning signs ??????? Seems the Army's good at spotting gays in its ranks , but not at detecting psychotic homicidal serial killers , who flood them with warning signs . WTF!!!