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Posted by phil_b 2012-09-09 02:54||
#2 Why beat the 7 year old child?
A scenario is the ambush was to get information from Al Hilli. In the pictures the rear tyre of the vehicle is flat, presumably shot out.
The cyclist turns up and the killers decide to go plan B. Kill every one.
Posted by phil_b 2012-09-09 04:44||
#3 Interesting last name. Interesting info re family & a will.
"None of Mr Al-Hilli's businesses appear to have been making much money, something which has raised questions about how he financed his lifestyle."
Posted by Barbara 2012-09-09 08:25||
#4 Well, hell - hit "submit" when I meant to hit "bold."
"Mr Al-Hilli subscribed to the Google Circles social networking website, where he recorded his own movements." (Presumably telling the killers where he was the day of the killing so they could conveniently find him and kill him and his family.)
And that, my friends, is just plain damn stupid, no matter who you are. Nobody needs to know where you are, though there's probably no harm in telling where you went or just got back from >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2012-09-09 08:32||
"Here I am on vacation at the Grand Canyon with the entire family. My house is unoccupied and we won't be back for several days. Please rob me"
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-09 11:58||
#6 ...though there's probably no harm in telling where you went or just got back from...
Think again. Do that enough and you can be patterned even from that information. The best Social Media account, is the one you don't have.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-09-09 12:14||
#7 Facecrook and some of these other chattering venues are little more than yellow arm bands for our curious and inquiring masters. Why wear them ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-09 12:20||
#8 Good point, Barbara. Doesn't 'al-Hilli' mean something like 'from the village of al Hilli'? And isn't that the site of rebels near the ancient ruins of Babylon? Foggy memories of the Marines in a firefight nearly 10 years ago....
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck 5095 2012-09-09 13:00||
#9 Al-Hillah! Yep, central Iraq on the Euphrates and built near the ruins of ancient Babylon that Saddam tried to rebuild to their former glory.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck 5095 2012-09-09 13:04||
#10 Al-Ḥillah, city, capital of Bâbil muḥâfaẓah (governorate), central Iraq. It lies on the Al-Ḥillah Stream, the eastern branch of the Euphrates River, and on a road and a rail line running northward to Baghdad. The city was founded in the 10th century as Al-Jamiayn ("Two Mosques") on the east bank of the Euphrates. In the 12th century a new city was founded opposite on the west bank and in 1102 was called Al-Ḥillah. The city was on the pilgrimage route between Baghdad and Kufa, then one of the most important cities in Iraq, venerated by Shîʿite Muslims as the site ...
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck 5095 2012-09-09 13:08||
#11 He used "Saddam Bricks", some with inscriptions:
"This was built by Saddam Hussein, son of Nebuchadnezzar, to glorify Iraq." Of course, we know whom the glory was meant for. And yes, Saddam is a true son of the tyrant Nebuchadnezzar who declared: "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built ...by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?" (Daniel 4:30). The Creator of the universe immediately sent him to eat with the beasts of the field.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-09 13:09||