Skip to comments.POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program
Posted on 09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda?
Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddams overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddams coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S.
Now, buried in some of the United Nations own confidential documents, clues can be seen that underscore the possibility of just such a Saddam-Al Qaeda link clues leading to a locked door in this Swiss lakeside resort.
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If this pans out, and I hope it does, the loony left is going to go ballistic. The UN, Saddam and Al Qaida connected. This is gonna get good.
I'm afraid that even if there were links the rest of the world would just continue with the same old statement.."America deserved what happened on 9/11"......
It's Bush's fault.
the looney left simply won't report on it and the world will never know.....
"the looney left simply won't report on it and the world will never know....."
I am sure that Rather and the crack CBS news team are all over this story....
The MSM must kill this story since it justifies us going into Iraq.
They have made a big issue about not finding WMD, but going after Al Qaeda would be justification enough.
Dan Rather says the documents are forgeries.
Let's put Michelle Malkin in a Jim Fowler outfit and have her do it.
There was stuff coming out about it, then Koffee created this commission to investigate it, and the cone of silence came down, not much has been said for quite a while now.
Lots of shredded paper I'm sure.
Claudia Rosett, we love you!
I get a funny feeling that we have more evidence to this than we are letting on. As well as the WMDs.
given its eviction notice.
Enough is enough
Remember a couple of years ago when the anti-American left, in this country and around the world, were saying the embargo was killing Iraqis? Their claim was that 12 years of embargos had led to 2 million deaths. Hmmm maybe if the money had actually gone to feed people that wouldn't have happened.
Of course, since the war has ended the embargo we are hearing that "we should have waited longer", "given the inspections more time" or Kerry's fave "taken time to build a coalition". I suppose another year of waiting, another 160,000+ dead Iraqis is not so important now.
We could go on fighting the Iraqi "insurgents" for 10 years and not run up the number of deaths that the left claimed were caused by 1 year of the embargo.
I love throwing their own statistics in their faces.
That tactic sounds so familiar.
I was saving everything that was comming out, but wasn't really hitting MSM, I'm sure the WH has tons of stuff as well, maybe it will all come out again, aspecially with Annan saying stupid things again.
Why the hell is that guy still there? The UN is so corrupt it's beyond repair.
No one but the FReepers and the Blogs will ever know about it.
Note: The U.S. has never published the names of people who profited by selling airline stock short during early September. How many Saudis and other people connected to al Qaeda profited with BILLIONS? Nobody knows because the White House has kept that information Top Secret.
The U.S. needs to push hard to blow this illegal Iraqi-UN kickback scheme sky high. Frankly, I believe the top dawgs know what is going on but they will bury this scandal under the rug. How would you feel if you learned that your fat cat lawyer buddy made millions from Iraqi oil kickbacks, and millions from airline stock after 9-11, and just happens to represent heavy hitter clients in N.Y. and D.C.? Oh, and some of his clients are big shots in both parties, a couple of Saudi princes, and some sit on the boards of Fortune 100 corporations? Oh, and some of his firm's clients are Senators and Congressmen from both parties . . .
This scandal will just be swept under the rug. It's time to move on now, nothing to see here, lock your doors and windows folks.
the looney left simply won't report on it and the world will never know.....
Claudia Rosett has been digging into this story for a while, but I hadn't known that she has any official connection to Fox News. Good for them!
No doubt. Plenty of democrats have fat wallets, they won't bring it up. 8 years of Clinton and oil scam, that's got to be quite a long list, as well as most of Europe.
that's the real reason they didn't want Bush going in there. They didn't want the taps closed. It wasn't about oil for Bush, but it sure was for Europe.
I've been saying that for YEARS. But nooooo! Even Bush has turned around and given the UN credence again. What the hell is up with that?
Why we even bother with the UN is beyond me . I've always contended that we knock down that useless building here in NYC and make a nice park at the site.
Hopefully that will happen, but not if kerry gets in. It would be a disaster if kerry got in and propped up the UN.
The UN would crumble right now if Bush demaned that they follow their own charter.
We have Sudan committing genocide, Syria crossing the border for visits and testing chemical weapons , yet Sudan is a member in good standing and appointed to the human rights commision. All these Islamic countries should not be in the UN at all, yet the place is stacked with them.
"Agreeing with that assessment is Bechtel, which signed up the Al-Bunnia Trading Company as its first Iraqi subcontractor to work on the reconstruction of Iraq's Al Mat bridge. "Al Bunnia was vetted through the [US-led Coalition Provisional Authority]," Bechtel spokesman Howard Menaker said in an e-mail. "During the background investigation, there was nothing found that indicated we could not work with Al Bunnia. Further, there were additional informal discussions with other individuals and advisors to us but again nothing indicated wrong doing nor that we would be precluded from doing business with Bunnia." Another firm with close ties to the White House that's angling to help clients win Iraq contracts, GOP lobbyist Haley Barbour's New Bridge Strategies, proudly announces on its website that its local partner in a consortium bidding on a contract is "led by the Al-bunnia family who are a leading commercial group in Iraq with over 80 years experience in Iraq." "
Even if there may be copious evidence linking this unholy alliance; photographs, testimonys, finger prints or whatever..... They will deny and ask what your definition of "is" is. There are some people who are thick skinned and narrow minded in their Machiavellian pursuits. The facts only get in their way. Let this knowledge resolve our efforts to shine that light of truth ever brighter.
Like pour spaghetti on them? LOL! You're getting sleeeepy!
LOL! Yeh, like the documents forgery story, he want to be "the first to break the story".
I am so glad to see the sleazoid go out this way. He certainly deserves it!
I understand CBS News is gonna get right on this, although Dan Rather is questioning the validity of the documentation that's been found. Dan: "They're relying on documents that are obviously forged. Nobody has used handwriting like that since 1955."
I wouldn't bet on that
>>I wouldn't bet on that<<
I pray you're right!
Looney article? Desperate? You sound like someone who wants something more concrete. Let me steer you to Dan Rather's 4 pages of memo's typed by a dead man. Think that might be more credible for you.
Published in Al-Quds al-'Arabi on Febuary 23, 1998
The best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, still they are helpless. Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, in excess of 1 million... despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.
Then there's this:
In 1999, Saddam Hussein apparently invited Osama bin Laden to move to Iraq. In 2000, Iran reportedly "made a concerted effort to strengthen relations with al-Qaida."
And now we have this:
September 17, 2004
Evidence of intent -- but no WMD program
Details released on report by U.S. weapons inspector
Douglas Jehl, New York Times
Washington -- A new report on Iraq's illicit weapons program by the chief U.S. weapons inspector is expected to conclude that Saddam Hussein's government had a clear intent to produce nuclear, chemical and biological weapons if U.N. sanctions were lifted, government officials said Thursday.
Very interesting article
Too late. The flying monkeys are dispersing. *snicker
IF this is true...its very explosive stuff. EXCELLENT article should be sent to RUSH.
Disgusting that the UN wont allow the info to be viewed?
The UN did a shoddy job of handling things in Iraq and now I am beginning to see why...too many palms were being greased.
IF Saddam was in bed with Al Qaeda...stay tuned for the left wing media to spin this.