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Posted on 03/12/2004 2:25:48 PM PST by RogerFGay
Former Dem Aide Accused of Spying for Saddam's Iraq
By Jeff Gannon
March 12, 2004
A former staffer for several Democratic members of Congress was arrested at her home in Tacoma Park, Maryland Thursday on charges that she conspired to spy for Iraq.
Susan Lindauer was a journalist for Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer prior to working for Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in 1993 and then Rep. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in 1994. She was the press secretary for former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun in 1996, and from March to May 2002, she worked for Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleges that Lindauer accepted $10,000 for her efforts on behalf of the Iraqi Intelligence service. According to prosecutors, she made multiple visits from October 1999 through March 2002 to the Iraqi Mission to the United Nations in New York as well as traveling to Baghdad in February and March of 2002.
It is also alleged that Lindauer met with several members of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, thought to have played a role in terrorist operations, including an attempted assassination of former President George H.W. Bush.
An expanded indictment in the case against Raed Rokan Al-Anbuge, 28, and Wisam Noman Al-Anbuke, the sons of Iraq's former liaison with United Nations weapons inspectors, included the charges against Lindauer.
Prosecutors said Lindauer tried to influence U.S. foreign policy by claiming to have access and contacts with members of Saddam's regime in a letter she delivered to the home of an unnamed U.S. government official.
As Lindauer was led to a car outside the Baltimore FBI office, she told reporters, "I'm an anti-war activist and I'm innocent."
She added, "I did more to stop terrorism in this country than anybody else. I have done good things for this country. I worked to get weapons inspectors back to Iraq when everyone else said it was impossible. I'm very proud and I'll stand by my achievements."
In 1998, Lindauer gave a deposition concerning the Lockerbie bombing in which she claimed to be "subject to intense surveillance, threats, and attacks since she began meeting with Libyan officials in 1995."
She also said that acid was placed on the steering wheel of her car prior to a meeting with Libyan officials and that "my house was bugged with listening devices and cameras -- little red laser lights in the shower vent. And I survived several assassination attempts."
FBI agents searched Lindauer's home on Thursday and a neighbor was quoted as describing her as "a regular American who walks her dog in the mornings and the afternoon."
Another neighbor has a different view of Lindauer saying, "She lives in a fantasy world."
PARTIAL LIST OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES
1968 Robert Kennedy assassinated
1972 Munich Olympic Massacure Sep-5,1972 (Black September)
1976 Entebbe Hostage Crisis, June 27, 1976
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, Nov. 4, 1979 444 days
1979 Grand Mosque Seizure, Nov 20,1979
1981 Assassination of Egyptian President, Oct 6,1981
1982 Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister, Sept 14, 1982
1983 Bombing of US Embassy in Beirut6, April 18,1983
1983 Bombing of Maring Barricks, Beruit, Oct 23,1983
1984 Hizballah Restaurant Bombing, April 12,1984
1985 Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, Nov 23,1985
1985 Rome Airport murders
1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacked, U.S. Navy diver murdered
1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, Homacidal maniac lived in saddams Iraq
1986 Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986
1988 Pan Am 747 Flight 103 Bombing, Lockerbie, 100's murdered
1988 Berlin Discoteque Bombing, Dec 21,1988
1992 Bombing in Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17,1992
1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr., April 14,1993
1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1994 Air France Hijacking, Dec 24,1994
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1995 Saudi Military Installation Attack, Nov 13, 1995
1995 Kashmiri Hostage taking, July 4,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1996 Sudanese Missionarys Kidnapping, Aug 17,1996
1996 Paris Subway Explosion, Dec 3,1996
1997 Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, Sept 4, 1997
1997 Yemeni Kidnappings, Oct 30,1997
1998 Somali Hostage taking crisis, April 15,1998
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered
2000-2003 Intifada against Israel - 100's dead and injured
2000 Manila Bombing, Dec 30,2000
2001 4 Commercial airliners hijacked, 250+ murdered
2001 World Trade Center attacked, 2800+ murdered
2001 Flight 93 murders
2001 Pentagon attacked, 180+ murdered
2002 Reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped and murdered
2002 Philippines American missionary, Filipino nurse killed
2002 July 4, El Al attack Los Angeles LAX, several murdered
2002 Bali bombing - 200 dead, 300 injured
2002 Yemen, French Oil Tanker attacked
2002 Marines attacked / murdered in Kuwait
2002 Washington D.C. sniper
2002 Russian Theater attacked, 100+ dead
2002 Nigerian riots against Miss World Pageant, 200 dead, dozens injured
2002 Mombasa Hotel Attacked, 12 dead, dozens injured
2002 Israeli Boeing 757 attacked by missiles, fortunately no one injured
2002 August Hotel bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia. 12 dead, dozens injured.
2003 Rusian concert bombing
2003 Phillipines airport and market bombing
2003 Foiled SAM plot in the USA
2003 UN Baghdad HQ Bombing
Susan Lindauer does not deserve the protection of the United States courts. Nor does she deserve to live out her life behind bars at the taxpayers expense. Start hanging these terrorists in the public squares around the world, if the courts wont impose the death sentence then the people will. Enough of this molly coddling of evil people from the socialist left and the media. You hang traitors and terrorists!
The author can forget about getting a job at A.P or Reuters.
Our paper mentioned Andy Card, but did not even mention that the congressmen she worked for were demoncrats.