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New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran
The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN

Posted on 02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST by Rusty0604

Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting.

This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City.

The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death.

Some of the key revelations in the newly-released bin Laden files relate to al Qaeda’s dealings with Iran and presence in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda’s description of its own presence in Afghanistan is directly at odds with the assessments made by U.S. military and intelligence officials, who have portrayed the group as having only a small number of fighters and being geographically isolated.

Other revelations include the following:

Senior al Qaeda leaders discussed potential negotiations with Al Jazeera over the copyrights for the jihadists’ propaganda films and footage. Al Qaeda also wanted to play a significant role in an upcoming documentary produced by the channel.

Al Qaeda was in direct contact with Al Tayyib Agha, a Taliban leader who has served as Mullah Omar’s emissary. The U.S. government has held direct talks with Agha in an attempt to broker a peace deal in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda was monitoring the situation in Libya, and noted that the “brothers” in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) were operating in Benghazi, Derna and elsewhere in eastern Libya. Members of the LIFG went on to help form Ansar al Sharia in Derna and other al Qaeda-linked groups, some of which took part in the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack.

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1 posted on 02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Al Qaeda and Iran merely pretended to be at odds with each other.


2 posted on 02/27/2015 11:37:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

There not even pretending anymore.


3 posted on 02/27/2015 11:39:41 AM PST by Dog (..."I'm just a cook...")
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To: KC_Lion; nuconvert; SkyDancer

Ping


4 posted on 02/27/2015 11:40:38 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Rusty0604
According to Stephen Hayes in The Connection, bin Laden was also connected to Saddam Hussein's regime. He writes that our troops found documents in Iraqi intelligence headquarters showing bin Laden as an asset of Iraqi intelligence via their Damascus bureau, And Newsmax reported that Saddam Hussein apparently knew of 9/11 in advance.
5 posted on 02/27/2015 11:40:56 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Rusty0604
According to Stephen Hayes in The Connection, bin Laden was also connected to Saddam Hussein's regime. He writes that our troops found documents in Iraqi intelligence headquarters showing bin Laden as an asset of Iraqi intelligence via their Damascus bureau.

And Newsmax reported that Saddam Hussein apparently knew of 9/11 in advance.

6 posted on 02/27/2015 11:41:10 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Rusty0604

Secret????


7 posted on 02/27/2015 11:50:45 AM PST by Politicalkiddo ("He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.")
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To: Rusty0604

What about Obama’s secret ties with Iran? I’m more concerned with that.


8 posted on 02/27/2015 11:53:42 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Rusty0604
New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

Keep digging. You'll find that 0bama bin Lyin' also has ties.

9 posted on 02/27/2015 12:07:40 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Some say I hate 0bama; "HATE" is a strong word, but in this case NOT STRONG ENOUGH!!)
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To: TBP

For me, his ties to Saddam have hidden in plain sight all these years.

Zawahiri’s group, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, was on Saddam’s payroll. They recruited Osama and formed his inner circle; you could only get to him through them.

He was Saddam’s asset from the beginning there in Sudan.

We have the most incurious press in history. None of this is really secret and yet no one seems to pay any attention to it.


10 posted on 02/27/2015 12:48:22 PM PST by marron
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To: Rusty0604

Al Jezzera willing to pay Al Queda for “copyrighted” terror videos......

Al Gore Owned part of Al Jezzera at the time....

Connect the dots.


11 posted on 02/27/2015 1:25:49 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: Army Air Corps

It’s been known for years that the Iranian regime gave safe passage to some of the 9/11 terrorists through Iran. And Bin Laden’s son sought safe haven there.

The IRI is and has been a state sponsor of terrorism of all sorts.


12 posted on 02/27/2015 1:28:47 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Indeed, but it is interesting that documents related to this relationship surface just as Dear Reader is trying to piece together a nuke deal with Iran.


13 posted on 02/27/2015 1:45:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: marron

You know the old saying. The best place to hide something from someone is right under his nose.


14 posted on 02/27/2015 2:09:52 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: marron

Our press would have been all over it if a democrat president had brought Saddam down.


15 posted on 02/27/2015 2:13:35 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Army Air Corps

The prosecutors for the trial needed to bring it out to show intent. I bet the administration didn’t want them to.


16 posted on 02/27/2015 2:16:09 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Anything to avoid dealing with Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11, I suppose.


17 posted on 02/27/2015 2:19:12 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Army Air Corps

I heard that what’s coming out is stuff used recently in terrorist trials, and that’s why we’re finally hearing about it.


18 posted on 02/27/2015 5:15:18 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Rusty0604

bump


19 posted on 07/31/2015 9:08:29 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
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"Death to America!"


20 posted on 08/01/2015 6:23:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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