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POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program
FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell

Posted on 09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

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To: West Coast Conservative

" Among Nasreddin's holdings, for instance, is a four-star hotel in Milan, Hotel NASCO"
"A recent phone call to MIGA's shuttered office in Lugano, Switzerland, was answered by someone who picked up the phone in Milan, Italy — in the Hotel NASCO"

We've had a couple of articles posted here before on Nasreddin. I thought he was arrested at one point.


51 posted on 09/17/2004 5:33:03 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: maryz
Claudia Rosett wrote about it in the Weekly Standard on August 9th.

An Oil-for-Food Connection?

52 posted on 09/17/2004 5:43:06 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

This can't be. There's no Iraq-al-Qaeda link, CNN said so.


53 posted on 09/17/2004 5:48:43 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: omstrat

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.""

Send the UN down the road. Without the financial support of the USA, about 85% of their budget, they will implode.

The building will find wonderful use as a corp headquarters or some such. Maybe it could be called the 9/11 building?


54 posted on 09/17/2004 5:49:48 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: katiedidit1

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. ""

How much did Hans Blix get? He is about the most inept person for any job I have ever seen. I always suspected bribes to explain his Mr Magoo methods.


55 posted on 09/17/2004 5:54:11 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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bump later


56 posted on 09/17/2004 5:54:45 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (We will not deny, ignore or pass our problems along to other Presidents. ---GWBush)
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To: b4its2late
Indeed! Claudia Rosett has been on this story for the better part of 6 months. She has been a credit to 'New' journalism. Rosett is 10 times the journalist that Dan Rather ever has been.

Atos

57 posted on 09/17/2004 6:09:05 AM PDT by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Question for Attorneys: Under the Patriot Act can we get a cease and desist of further funding of the United Nations by the U.S. Government?

The U.N. has been acting as a conduit to fund terrorist organizations, which is clearly illegal regardless of intent. The bank accounts of the U.N. should be frozen and there should be a legitimate investigation of what is left of the paper trail by U.S. authorities.

58 posted on 09/17/2004 6:09:27 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: West Coast Conservative
OCTOBER SURPRISE???
59 posted on 09/17/2004 6:12:58 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: West Coast Conservative

The way to investigate the UN would be to cut all power to the building, kill emergency generators, send in 1,000 rangers or marines, detain everyone in the building while we thoroughly "investigate" MR. Anan and his gang of America hating leftist thieves.


60 posted on 09/17/2004 6:26:36 AM PDT by hford02 (I'm gonna have my son's name changed to Zell.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

What a seething cauldron of bribes, extortion, embezzlement,
fraud. I pray some day we will know the truth and justice will be done.


61 posted on 09/17/2004 6:31:56 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: West Coast Conservative

My suggestion for the next step in the war on terror:

Evacuate UN personnel of the members of the current coalition....then bomb the UN building.


62 posted on 09/17/2004 6:32:21 AM PDT by ArmedNReady (Truth...The Anti-Kerry)
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To: ArmedNReady

Thats a nice insane solution bump.


63 posted on 09/17/2004 6:37:32 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (My Father was 10x the hero John Fraud Kerry is.)
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To: Nathan Zachary
the cone of silence came down

Kofi Annan must have known this report was coming earlier in the week when he accused the US of starting an illegal war. I thought then a shoe was about to drop.

64 posted on 09/17/2004 6:37:44 AM PDT by twigs
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bumping!

This will not surprise most of us.

Lets hope that there is a lot hard proof here.

If true, Annan needs to be arrested and flown to Iraq for crimes against the Iraqis.


65 posted on 09/17/2004 6:38:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

BTT


66 posted on 09/17/2004 6:38:43 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (Rather Lied, MSM Died! Long live FreeRepublic and the Blogs!)
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To: kcvl

Some of them should be very pithed.


67 posted on 09/17/2004 6:44:13 AM PDT by Carsigliere
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To: West Coast Conservative
POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

Hey, when the UN is involved, there's a big enough pie for everyone to get a piece
of the action.

And heartless, murderous thugs get an extra share.
68 posted on 09/17/2004 6:45:33 AM PDT by VOA
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To: West Coast Conservative

I guess this is why old Kofi is playing"Rope a Dope"!!!!!!!!!


69 posted on 09/17/2004 6:46:04 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: VOA

Fox News has a SPECIAL on Oil-for-Food Scandal Saturday by Eric Shawn.


70 posted on 09/17/2004 6:46:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nathan Zachary

"Why the hell is that guy still there? The UN is so corrupt it's beyond repair."

Because most of the rest of the world are crooks who love crooked despots and their money.


71 posted on 09/17/2004 6:51:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: JohnHuang2; RonDog; dueler88; SMEDLEYBUTLER; doug from upland
This deserves a Hewitt Ping, imo. He and Claudia really broke this story. She has been doing tremendous ground work on the story, and Hugh has been giving her the national air time that got this story picked up. It needed to be picked up. Fox deserves a lot of credit for engaging it now. But, let's do credit this as another homerun for the 'New' media. This is potentially Huge! ... or hugh!

... and vey series!

Atos

72 posted on 09/17/2004 6:55:35 AM PDT by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr.Atos

This could be very big.


73 posted on 09/17/2004 7:11:23 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I notice that the authors of the article are careful not to get ahead of the known facts (e.g. "In the case of Hayel Saeed, MIGA and the HSA Group, there is no public information available about the precise flow of funds, and no proof that Saddam's money made its way to MIGA."). (Dan Rather should study this; he might learn something.)

Those here eagerly popping the corks on the champagne may want to hold off. And I wouldn't worry about it being "covered up" by the media. Not only because of Rather's little embarrassment, but also because one can be sure that the Bush campaign will be crowing if his handlers think they can sell this one. If they stay silent I suggest everybody else should just let it go.


74 posted on 09/17/2004 7:13:05 AM PDT by alpowolf
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To: Mr.Atos
This is hugh and series!

...hmmm, actually, it really is!
75 posted on 09/17/2004 7:13:23 AM PDT by Thrusher (The timing of this post is suspicious.)
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To: Thrusher
Pardon the ironical Hugh puns! This IS very significant. I agree. UN complicity with terror is somehow more frightening than Islamofascism. One might argue that terrorists at least believe in their own cause. UN and Euro thugs KNOW what they're engaged in is a crime against humanity, and still they continue with their immoral obstinance in complicity with butchers. We can kill the terrorists. What do we do with the thugs?

Atos

76 posted on 09/17/2004 7:44:02 AM PDT by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: Thrusher

Would you believe that FOX news just reported on this? I didn't catch the whole report, but it had to do with a company called MIGA. Anybody?


77 posted on 09/17/2004 7:44:21 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: fortheDeclaration
The MSM must kill this story since it justifies us going into Iraq.

Truly and, in fact, it justifies us going into the UN. Kofi Annan, international grifter and funder of Islamofascist terrorists ....

78 posted on 09/17/2004 7:57:39 AM PDT by dodger
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To: dodger

send to Laura Ingraham!


79 posted on 09/17/2004 7:59:34 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: West Coast Conservative
Now, buried in some of the United Nation’s own confidential documents

Ah their forgeries, don'cha know?

80 posted on 09/17/2004 8:01:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: endthematrix
Like pour spaghetti on them? LOL! You're getting sleeeepy!

It's a Bushism. Bush, when he was speaking somewhere, meant to say something about "putting food on the table" but it came out as "putting food on your family".

I have a book of Bushisms; that's how I know. Bush has a knack for mixing images and creating unplanned humor that is just wonderful. A couple others that come to mind are "make the pie higher" and "terriers and bariffs".

81 posted on 09/17/2004 8:01:45 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: West Coast Conservative
We should bide our time until after Bush is re-elected then us this scandal as an reason to pull out of the UN.

IMHO we are feeding terrorism by feeding the UN....they're absolute scum of the earth......

82 posted on 09/17/2004 8:09:01 AM PDT by thingumbob (Kerry/Edwards are sKerry/Leftwards)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Unraveling the mystery requires much greater access to Oil-for-Food records than the United Nations currently allows.

Hmmm....

83 posted on 09/17/2004 8:10:34 AM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: WVNan

Yep...heard it too...FOX will force this story out into the open unless TankerKC and Buckhead beat them to it! LOL


84 posted on 09/17/2004 8:15:59 AM PDT by thingumbob (Kerry/Edwards are sKerry/Leftwards)
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To: kcvl

tranquilize the loony lefties (including Chris Matthews).

Question, are there enough tranquilizers in the world for that?


85 posted on 09/17/2004 8:16:00 AM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I question the timing of this story...(snicker)


86 posted on 09/17/2004 8:17:43 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: Destro; MarMema; A. Pole

Thought maybe you might broaden your horizons about the hidden backers of "terrorists"


87 posted on 09/17/2004 8:22:26 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: West Coast Conservative

Why hope it is true? You & I think it is true. For the Left that would be good enough if it were in their drift. Why not for US? Now that you have read the article, we can do what the Left does, just say "Fox News article linking Saddam, Annan to oil for food program funds used by Al-Quaeda..." case closed.

Remember, the Left lives in their own world, nothing to do with reality and facts AND no matter what proof turns up, it will be SPUN LEFT.


88 posted on 09/17/2004 8:28:44 AM PDT by Henchman (Vote Communist - elect Kerry!)
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To: rdl6989
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.

Let the loonie left go ballistic - the Assault Weapons Ban is gone bwaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

89 posted on 09/17/2004 8:30:29 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (John Kerry is still facing pajama-clad warriors, and receiving self-inflicted wounds...)
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90 posted on 09/17/2004 8:38:36 AM PDT by jla
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To: fortheDeclaration
"I am sure that Rather and the crack CBS news team are all over this story...."

Dan Rather calling Kinko's,,,,,,,,,,, Dan Rather calling Kinko's !

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92 posted on 09/17/2004 9:07:20 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bump!


93 posted on 09/17/2004 9:22:56 AM PDT by JustAnotherSavage (If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I thought this was already talked about. Or was it just a rumor, now provable


94 posted on 09/17/2004 9:30:20 AM PDT by marty60
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To: West Coast Conservative

BMP


95 posted on 09/17/2004 9:32:09 AM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Use It Or Lose It

Thank you for those references. Does anyone recall seeing Sadam on TV on the day after 9/11 celebrating in the streets? We pounded him and showed what he was in '91. Sadam tried to have Pres.41 killed. Anyone who doesn't think he would have allied himself with ANYONE to take us out is dreaming. We've also found recently that Osama did not have the money we once thought. He was getting support somewhere.


We need to get out of the UN and get the UN out of the USA.


96 posted on 09/17/2004 9:37:59 AM PDT by JustAnotherSavage (If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree!)
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To: nutmeg

bttt


97 posted on 09/17/2004 9:39:18 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Even if it is true, it will be swept away and ignored or forgotten.


98 posted on 09/17/2004 9:42:21 AM PDT by Delbert
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To: rdl6989

Keeping fingers crossed.


99 posted on 09/17/2004 9:45:34 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump for later read


100 posted on 09/17/2004 9:58:00 AM PDT by baseballmom (You Know Where I Stand - GW Bush - 9/2/04 We're standing with you, Mr. President)
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