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Saddam and Osama Bin Laden Worked Together for Over a Decade
September 22, 2004 | Free Republic

Posted on 09/22/2004 3:39:09 PM PDT by Peach

Kerry said on 9/21 during a campaign speech that we now know there were no connections between Al Qaeda and Iraq.

He must not have read the Senate Intelligence Committee Report or the 9/11 Commission Report, both of which cited the many connections between Iraq and AQ.

A high ranking Iraqi fedayeen soldier attended at least one pre planning 9/11 meeting with AQ.

Saddam knew 9/11 was coming and where we were going to be hit.

Even the Clinton Justice Department was able to obtain an indictment against OBL which cited the terrorist's ties to Iraq.

A federal judge has granted two 9/11 families a multi-million dollar judgement - against Iraq.

During the 90's, the mainstream press wrote about the world's alarm at the growing relationship between Saddam and Osama bin Laden. Old Media thinks we can't look these things up.

Hundreds of articles and links in this thread.


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1 posted on 09/22/2004 3:39:10 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

We know Saddam worked with the PLO and other terrorists, he funded them. He at LEAST knew that 9/11 was coming.

Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladin.” (July 21, 2001)

In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.”

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1106657/posts?page=1

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

The AQ connection (excellent):http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2

Western Nightmare: http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam's link to OBL: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts

Document linking them: http://tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/03/06/34908297.shtml?Element_ID=34908297

Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it: http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp

A federal judge rules there are links:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/986293/posts

Wall Street Journal on Iraq and AQ:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987129/posts

Iraq and Iran contact OBL: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/981055/posts

More evidence: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%2F27%2Fwalq27.xml

Saddam's AQ connection: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/969032/posts

Further connections: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

What a court of law said about the connections:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1083778/posts

Yes - it's NewsMax but loaded with interesting bullet points.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097521/posts?page=1

Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1115387/posts

Colin Powell: Iraq and AQ Partners for Years (CNN, February 2003)
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.alqaeda.links/

The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections (September 2003, Richard Miniter)
http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html

Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda (June 2003)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1125899/posts

Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030210fa_fact

Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005016

Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921398/posts

Saddam behind first WTC attack - PBS, Laurie Mylroie:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/mylroie.html

Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link, The Weekly Standard, July 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/946997/posts

Qusay Hussein Coordinated Iraq special operations with Bin Laden Terrorist Activities, Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

The Western Nightmare: Saddam and Bin Laden vs. the Rest of the World, The Guardian Unlimited:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam Link to Bin Laden, Julian Borger, The Guardian, February 1999
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

The Al Qaeda Connection, The Weekly Standard, July 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2
Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link, September 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/982713/posts

No Question About It, National Review, September 2003
http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp

Iraq: A Federal Judges Point of View
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/986293/posts

Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and OKC:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987075/posts

Free Republic Thread that mentions so me books Freepers might be interested in on this topic:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/977221/posts?page=8

The Proof that Saddam Worked with AQ, The Telegraph, April 2003:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%2F27%2Fwalq27.xml

Saddam's AQ Connection, The Weekly Standard, September 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/969032/posts

September 11 Victims Sue Iraq:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2237332.stm

Osama's Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam, The Weekly Standard, November 2003

Terrorist Behind 9/11 Attacks Trained by Saddam, The Telegraph, December 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

James Woolsey Links Iraq and AQ, CNN Interview, March 2004, Also see Posts #34 and #35
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1104121/posts

A Geocities Interesting Web Site with maps and connections:
http://www.geocities.com/republican_strategist/Iraq-Bin-Laden.html

Bin Laden indicted in federal court, read down to find information that Bin Laden agreed to not attack Iraq and to work cooperatively with Iraq:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Case Closed, The Weekly Standard, November 03
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp

CBS - Lawsuit: Iraq involved in 9/11:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/05/september11/main520874.shtml

Exploring Iraq's Involvement in pre-9/11 Acts, The Indianapolis Star:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/746225/posts

The Iraq/AQ Connection: Richard Minister again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

Militia Defector says Baghdad trained Al Qaeda fighters in chemical weapons, July 2002
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743892/posts

The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties, The Weekly Standard, December 2003
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/527uwabl.asp

Saddam Controlled the Camps (Iraq/AQ Ties): The London Observer, November 01
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/741676/posts

Saddam's Terror Ties that Critics Ignore, National Review, October 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1005579/posts

Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1056113/posts

Freeper list of links between AQ and Iraq:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850346/posts

Salman Pak (Aviation Weekly)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/865435/posts

Another freeper resource - list of links between OBL and Saddam:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/838309/posts

Saddam/911 Link (FrontPage Magazine, Laurie Mylroie, May 2004):
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1133317/posts

Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg, cites Saddam ties (Reuters, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1136076/posts

The Connections (May 2004, The Weekly Standard)
New Information:http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144123/posts?page=11

Saddam's role in 9/11. (Freeper book, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144699/posts?page=5

Entire link and Post #5 - Clinton mentioned how AQ was developing a relationship with Iraq.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145787/posts

The House of Representatives read into the congressional record the ties that Saddam had to Osama bin Laden (read down and open links in the record): June 2004
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/B?r108:@FIELD(FLD003+h)+@FIELD(DDATE+20040601)

Exploring the links between 9/11 and Iraq (Richard Miniter, June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1146319/posts?page=1

The Terrorist behind 9/11 was trained by Saddam (The Telegraph, 12/03)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1146356/posts?page=1

New Iraqi Chief Links 9/11 to Saddam (June 2004, NewsMax)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1146579/posts?page=1

Increasing evidence of Saddam's ties to 9/11 and AQ (National Review, June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1146984/posts

Pre Bush Timeline of Saddam/OBL Ties (Freeper research):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1152923/posts?page=1

Cheney claims Iraq/AQ connections (June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1153781/posts?page=20

THE GREAT TERROR
by JEFFREY GOLDBERG
In northern Iraq, there is new evidence of Saddam Hussein's genocidal war on the Kurds—and of his possible ties to Al Qaeda. (2002)
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?020325fa_FACT1

M. Peaches 9/11 bookmarks, what Clinton knew and when:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/685442/posts
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html

Stephen Hayes book, The Intel Links OBL and Saddam (The Weekly Standard, June 2004)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103176,00.html

Britain insists that AQ was in Iraq pre war (June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1155369/posts

Cheney says definite ties between Iraq/AQ and outraged at NYT headline (June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1155520/posts?page=1

How the Networks Pretend to Ignore their own reporting from the 1990's (MRC, June 2004)
http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040617.asp

The AQ/Iraq connection according to the NYT in 1998 (NYT, 1998 and again in 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1155977/posts

There was a link between OBL and Saddam (The Sunday Telegraph, June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1156634/posts

9/11 Commission says prominent member of AQ served in Iraq's militia (Reuters, June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1156957/posts

Google's Direct Links between OBL and Saddam Detailed with names and specifics here:
http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:pcbNfzSpuiAJ:abcnews.go.com/sections/nightline/DailyNews/alqaeda_iraq020927.html+Iraqi+members+of+Al+Qaeda&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Saddam behind anthrax attacks? (January 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1052221/posts?page=33

9/11 Commission reaffirms Bush administration view of Iraq/AQ ties: (June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1157478/posts

Newsweek 1999: Saddam reaching out to OBL
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158277/posts

Osama and Saddam Seal a Pact (1999)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158482/posts

How Saddam collaborated with Osama. Interview with Stephen Hayes with excellent information (June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158493/posts

The Clinton Administration first linked Saddam and OBL (The Washington Times, June 2004)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040624-112921-3401r.htm

Wonderful, well researched list of Freeper links that provide much ammunition that OBL and Saddam were working together as well as some info that Iraq was behind the anthrax attacks and quite probably 9/11:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866029/posts

Documents Shows Iraq Intel Agents Met with OBL (AP, June 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1160146/posts

Saddam's links to terrorism (The Daily Telegraph, 2003)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/894721/posts

Putin warned President Bush after 9/11 that Saddam Hussein planned to attack America
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1161677/posts

Gore, Cohen, Clinton linked AQ and Saddam (July 2004)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1165515/posts

More evidence of Iraq/AQ relationship (NYT, June 2004)
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/25/politics/25TERR.html?ei=5070&en=441dbd2a3bae663c&ex=1089259200&pagewanted=print&position=

Long List of Clinton Admin. Officials who Believed Aq/Iraq connection (July 2004)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1169397/posts

A blog and links to 9/11 Commission report with specific references to the ways in which Iraq/AQ were connected and worked together (July 2004)
http://windsofchange.net/archives/005191.php#al-qaeda

The 9/11 Commission and Iraq/AQ Connections (The Weekly Standard, July 2004):
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1173008/posts

What the Senate Intelligence Report REALLY said about the connections between Iraq and Al Qaeda (Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard, July 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1173423/posts

9/11 Commission has specific connections between Iraq and AQ: July 2004
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/354tdeij.asp

Clinton feared Iraq gave AQ chemical weapons in Sudan under a cooperative agreement they had: (9/11 Commission, July 2004)
http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373948467

Specific quotes from 9/11 Commission Report regarding links between AQ and Iraq:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1182042/posts
link)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1193821/posts

The Weekly Standard (9/04) details some Iraq/AQ links according to congressional oversight committees:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1214954/posts


Fox News reports that Saddam may have used Oil for Food money to fund Al Qaeda. (FNC, September 2004)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,132682,00.html

Jane's links Iraq to 9/11:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1219383/posts




2 posted on 09/22/2004 3:42:43 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Here is one other aspect of this I rarely hear mentioned that is worth some detailed FReeper analysis - remember that Al Qaeda, as we know it today, was the union of UBL's group with Egyptian Islamic Jihad. I never see anybody (even Senate report) make those connections. Yet UBL's chief partner (Zawahiri sp) was formerly the end of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and merged that group into AlQaeda. The libs act like they all sing a roll card and have to have an AQ stamp in their passport to in any way qualify as a terrorist worthy of killing.


3 posted on 09/22/2004 3:43:14 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Wait4Truth

Thank you to freeper Wait4Truth who was kind enough to transcribe this from Bodansky's book:

I've transcribed an interesting and telling excerpt from Yossef Bodansky's recent book that shows the ties between one of the best smoking guns and Israeli intelligence. Sadly, the White House has apparently chosen to keep under wraps anything the Israelis find --

From THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE IRAQ WAR by Yossef Bodansky (Regan Books, 2004), chapter 3, pp. 51-53:

On January 14, 2003, British police and security forces raided a terrorist safe house in Manchester, ending a several-month-long investigation. A Scotland Yard detective was killed in this raid, which recovered a quantity of ricin – an extremely potent poison. The investigation, begun in the fall 2002 in Israel, involved at its peak the intelligence services of more than six countries. The investigators’ findings provided the “smoking gun” supporting the administration’s insistence on Iraq’s centrality to global terrorism, the availability of operational weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and proof of the close cooperation between Iraqi military intelligence and al-Qaeda.

The data accumulated during this investigation could have provided the casus belli – the justification for war – and urgent imperative to take on Saddam Hussein. Yet in the first of several indecisive and self-contradicting political maneuvers, the Bush administration preferred to accommodate Blair’s pressure to keep Israel at arm’s length, not implicate Arafat, and placate Blair’s fellow West European leaders rather than go public with the findings of the investigation. Despite mounting international criticism and skepticism in the media, the American public was not presented with one of the strongest and most explicit justifications for the war with Iraq.

On the night of September 13, 2003, Israeli Special Forces intercepted and captured a three-man squad attempting to cross the Jordan River and enter the Palestinian territories on their way to Arafat’s compound in Ramallah. The interrogation revealed that they were highly trained members of the Baghdad-based Arab Liberation Front (ALF), sent to conduct spectacular strikes under the banner of Arafat’s Fatah. Specifically, they were dispatched by ALF Chief Muhammad Zaida Abbas, better known as Abu-al-Abbas, to operate directly under the control of Tawfiq Tirawi, chief of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service and Arafat’s closest confidant. Abbas and Tirawi were extremely close childhood friends, having grown up together in a village justnorth of Ramallah and ultimately joining Arafat’s fledgling terrorist organization together in the early 1960s.

The three ALF terrorists were trained for several missions, including an operation that involved using shoulder-fired missiles to shoot down civilian airliners as they approached Ben-Gurion Airport and using anti-tank rockets and missiles to ambush convoys – including American groupings on their way to Iraq. They were also there to organize and train Palestinian terrorists – all trusted operatives of Tirawi’s – to assist with operations and intelligence collection inside Israel. The three had been briefed in Baghdad that they would get the missiles, heavy weapons, and explosives they might need from Fatah via Tirawi.

The Israeli interrogators were most interested in what the three had to say about their training: During the summer, they had been trained along with other squads of ALF terrorists at Salman Pak – a major base near Baghdad – by members of Unit 999 of Iraqi military intelligence. They recounted that in an adjacent part of the camp, other teams of Unit 999 were preparing a select group of Islamist terrorists specifically identified as members of al-Qaeda. Although the training was separate, and individuals used code names exclusively, they were able to learn a great deal about the missions of their Islamist colleagues.

The three ALF terrorists told the Israelis that in addition to the myriad special operations techniques taught at Salman Pak, the Islamists also received elaborate training in chemical weapons and poisons, specifically ricin. Moreover, on their way to their operational deployment zones, the Islamists were taken to a derelict complex of houses near Halabja, in Kurdistan, where they conducted experiments with chemical weapons and poisons. The area where the training took place was nominally under the control of Ansar-al-Islam, Osama bin Laden’s Kurdish offshoot. From there, the ALF terrorists recounted, Islamist detachments traveled to Turkey, where they were to strike American bases with chemical weapons once the war [with Iraq] started, and to Pakinsy Gore in northern Georgia (on the border with Chechnya) in order to assist Chechen terrorists as they launched major terrorists operations against Russia. Others were dispatched to train Islamist teams arriving from Western Europe via Turkey in sophisticated terrorism techniques, including the use of chemical weapons and ricin.

Within a week of the capture of the ALF trio, a delegation of senior Israeli military intelligence officers traveled to Washington to brief the White House about their findings. By then, there had already been independent corroborations of the Israeli reports: Turkish security forces, acting on tips provided by Israel, arrested two al-Qaeda operatives studying plans to attack the U.S. air base in Incerlick with chemical weapons, and American intelligence also learned from its own sources about the activities of foreign mujahedein in Georgia’s Pakinsky Gore. Then, on October 23, a group of Chechen and Arab terrorists captured a Moscow theater in the middle of a performance, taking over seven hundred people hostage, rigging the theater with bombs, and threatening to kill everyone in the building. When negotiations failed and the terrorists shot at least one hostage to demonstrate their determination, Russian antiterrorist forces broke into the theater after using a special knockout gas to neutralize the Chechens before they were able to detonate their bombs. The Russian operation was considered a great success, as all the terrorists were killed before they could blow themselves up; however, close to two hundred hostages died from secondary effects caused by the gas, including heart attacks and choking on their own vomit. In any case, the mere occurrence of a spectacular strike in Moscow meant that there could no longer be any doubt about the accuracy of the material provided by the three Palestinians in Israel’s custody.

Still, the White House was reluctant to advertise this evidence because it demonstrated Israeli intelligence’s major contribution to the war on terrorism…[W]hen ricin was discovered in Manchester and all the dots connected, the intelligence Israel had extracted from the terrorists in its custody was proved wholly accurate. Israel had in fact demonstrated to the Europeans why Saddam Hussein has to be toppled, and soon…


4 posted on 09/22/2004 3:43:43 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Fox News reports on the Senate Intelligence Committee Report regarding Iraq and AQ (July 2004):
http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040714.asp#5

But page 316 of the Senate report states that the CIA provided 78 reports from various sources that from 1996 to 2003, Saddam Hussein's regime was actively training Iraqi intelligence operatives for terrorist attacks against U.S. interests.

FNC on Monday night explored another area of the report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that other media outlets have skipped: Saddam Hussein-controlled Iraq’s role in helping terrorists. On the July 12 Special Report with Brit Hume, Bret Baier reported how “sixty-six pages of the report fall under the heading 'Iraq's Links to Terrorism'” and in it, Baier related, “multiple, credible sources are cited that Iraq provided al-Qaeda with various kinds of training, combat, bomb-making, along with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training, backing up public and private statements by former CIA director George Tenet." Baier pointed out: “The details in the report seem to shoot down at least two of former White House counter-terrorism director Richard Clarke's bold claims.”

MRC analyst Megan McCormack noticed the story, which fill-in anchor Brian Wilson introduced: “There's been a lot of emphasis on the negative aspects of the Senate intelligence committee report on U.S. intelligence before the war in Iraq, the parts that show what the Senators believe the intelligence community got wrong. But there's another section of the report about the pre-war intelligence that was right. Fox News Pentagon correspondent Bret Baier reports."

Baier began: "Almost all of the media coverage on the Senate intelligence committee's report about pre-war assessments by the CIA has focused on how harshly critical it is on CIA analysts. However, Friday the acting director pointed to one positive view."

John McLaughlin: "They made the point that we had done very well at our assessment over the relationship between Saddam and al-Qaeda and other terrorists."

Baier: "Sixty-six pages of the report fall under the heading 'Iraq's Links to Terrorism.' While the conclusion reads that the CIA correctly assessed there was no hard evidence of Iraq's command and control over al-Qaeda or no hard evidence of an established formal relationship, the report lays out the extent of the informal ties. A January 2003 CIA assessment from reliable, clandestine sources states that quote 'direct meetings between senior Iraqi representatives and top al Qaeda operatives took place from the early 1990s to the present,' meaning all the way up to January 2003. Multiple, credible sources are cited that Iraq provided al-Qaeda with various kinds of training, combat, bomb-making, along with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training, backing up public and private statements by former CIA director George Tenet."

George Tenet: "Iraq has in the past provided training and document forgery and bomb-making to al-Qaeda. It has also provided training in poisons and gasses to two al-Qaeda associates."

Baier: "The report states that the CIA had multiple sources telling them that Saddam Hussein had issued a standing offer of safe haven to Osama bin Laden and his organization in 1999. The details in the report seem to shoot down at least two of former White House counter-terrorism director Richard Clarke's bold claims. Clarke told 60 Minutes in March quote, 'There's absolutely no evidence that Iraq was supporting al Qaeda. Ever.' Clarke also claimed that Iraq had not been involved in anti-U.S. terrorism since the failed 1993 plot to assassinate the first President Bush in Kuwait. But page 316 of the Senate report states that the CIA provided 78 reports from various sources that from 1996 to 2003, Saddam Hussein's regime was actively training Iraqi intelligence operatives for terrorist attacks against U.S. interests. Here's one particular reference, quote, 'Ten intelligence reports from multiple sources, indicated Iraqi Intelligence Service 'casing' operations against Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Prague began in 1998 and continued into early 2003. The CIA assessed, based on the Prague casings and a variety of other reporting that throughout 2002, the IIS was becoming increasingly aggressive in planning attacks against U.S. interests.'

“The ranking member of the committee, Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller, said on Fox News Sunday this weekend he still believes that political pressure was put on the CIA analysts by the Bush administration, despite the fact that the committee's report concluded that none of the analysts or other people interviewed said they were pressured to change their conclusions, and the committee did not find any changes in their analytical judgments."

Don’t count on seeing that kind of story elsewhere given how much the other networks have invested in the storyline that Iraq had nothing to do with al-Qaeda.


5 posted on 09/22/2004 3:44:16 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Steven W.

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

-- Winston Churchill


6 posted on 09/22/2004 3:45:44 PM PDT by Diogenes
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To: Peach

bump


7 posted on 09/22/2004 3:45:47 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Peach
Great Post!

-Thanks- ...lot's of good info to spread!

And don't ya know by now John FnKerry ain't got time for no stinking Intelligence Briefings, he didn't when he was on the Intelligence Committee and doesn't now.

8 posted on 09/22/2004 3:49:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Peach

Can you name the supposed high-ranking fedayeen member at the pre 9-11 meeting? I'm sure you can, but didn't because you know better.


9 posted on 09/22/2004 3:49:21 PM PDT by lugsoul (Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin on the mountainside.)
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To: Peach
I am going to repeat this solely because I want to assure you & others see it to follow up on & it doesn't get lost in the midst of your fine accomplishments here :)

Here is one other aspect of this I rarely hear mentioned that is worth some detailed FReeper analysis - remember that Al Qaeda, as we know it today, was the union of UBL's group with Egyptian Islamic Jihad. I never see anybody (even Senate report) make those connections. Yet UBL's chief partner (Zawahiri sp) was formerly the end of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and merged that group into AlQaeda. The libs act like they all sing a roll card and have to have an AQ stamp in their passport to in any way qualify as a terrorist worthy of killing

10 posted on 09/22/2004 3:50:09 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.

Good point and thanks for reminding us of this, Steven.


11 posted on 09/22/2004 3:51:51 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Many of these links are probably duplicates, but let me add my list to this one as well:

We know Saddam worked with the PLO and other terrorists, he funded them. He at LEAST knew that 9/11 was coming.

Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladin.” (July 21, 2001)

In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.”

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.
(Link below)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1106657/posts?page=1

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

The AQ connection (excellent):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2

Western Nightmare:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam's link to OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts

Document linking them:
http://tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/03/06/34908297.shtml?Element_ID=34908297

Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921398/posts

Saddam behind first WTC attack - PBS, Laurie Mylroie:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/mylroie.html

Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link, The Weekly Standard, July 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/946997/posts

Qusay Hussein Coordinated Iraq special operations with Bin Laden Terrorist Activities, Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link, September 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/982713/posts

No Question About It, National Review, September 2003
http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp

Iraq: A Federal Judges Point of View
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/986293/posts

Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and OKC:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987075/posts

Free Republic Thread that mentions so me books Freepers might be interested in on this topic:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/977221/posts?page=8

The Proof that Saddam Worked with AQ, The Telegraph, April 2003:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%2F27%2Fwalq27.xml

Saddam's AQ Connection, The Weekly Standard, September 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/969032/posts

September 11 Victims Sue Iraq:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2237332.stm

Osama's Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam, The Weekly Standard, November 2003

Terrorist Behind 9/11 Attacks Trained by Saddam, The Telegraph, December 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

James Woolsey Links Iraq and AQ, CNN Interview, March 2004, Also see Posts #34 and #35
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1104121/posts

A Geocities Interesting Web Site with maps and connections:
http://www.geocities.com/republican_strategist/Iraq-Bin-Laden.html

Bin Laden indicted in federal court, read down to find information that Bin Laden agreed to not attack Iraq and to work cooperatively with Iraq:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Case Closed, The Weekly Standard, November 03
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp

CBS - Lawsuit: Iraq involved in 9/11:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/05/september11/main520874.shtml

Exploring Iraq's Involvement in pre-9/11 Acts, The Indianapolis Star:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/746225/posts

The Iraq/AQ Connection: Richard Minister again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

Militia Defector says Baghdad trained Al Qaeda fighters in chemical weapons, July 2002
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743892/posts

The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties, The Weekly Standard, December 2003
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/527uwabl.asp

Saddam Controlled the Camps (Iraq/AQ Ties): The London Observer, November 01
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/741676/posts

Saddam's Terror Ties that Critics Ignore, National Review, October 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1005579/posts

Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1056113/posts

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.
(Link below)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1106657/posts?page=1

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts


A federal judge rules there are links:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/986293/posts

Wall Street Journal on Iraq and AQ:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987129/posts

Iraq and Iran contact OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/981055/posts

More evidence:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%2F27%2Fwalq27.xml


Further connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

What a court of law said about the connections:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1083778/posts

Yes - it's NewsMax but loaded with interesting bullet points.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097521/posts?page=1

Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1115387/posts

Colin Powell: Iraq and AQ Partners for Years (CNN, February 2003)
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.alqaeda.links/

The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections (September 2003, Richard Miniter)
http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html

Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda (June 2003)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1125899/posts

Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030210fa_fact

Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005016

The Western Nightmare: Saddam and Bin Laden vs. the Rest of the World, The Guardian Unlimited:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam Link to Bin Laden, Julian Borger, The Guardian, February 1999
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

The Al Qaeda Connection, The Weekly Standard, July 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts













Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030210fa_fact

UN Oil for food scandal seen as Iraq tie to Al Qaeda (June 2003):
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1125899/posts

Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005016

Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1083778/posts

Richard Clarke used to believe in an Iraq/AQ connection:
http://slate.msn.com/id/2097901/

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

The AQ connection (excellent):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2

Western Nightmare:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam's link to OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts


Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it:
http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp







Further connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

What a court of law said about the connections:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

The Western Nightmare: Saddam and Bin Laden vs. the Rest of the World, The Guardian Unlimited:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam Link to Bin Laden, Julian Borger, The Guardian, February 1999
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

The Al Qaeda Connection, The Weekly Standard, July 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2

Colin Powell - SADDAM WORKED WITH AL QAEDA FOR YEARS:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.alqaeda.links/

Found the the link and quote from the Iraqi newspaper pre 9/11:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1106657/posts?page=1




Iraq and Iran contact OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/981055/posts





Further connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

What a court of law said about the connections:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts

Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1083778/posts

Yes - it's NewsMax but loaded with interesting bullet points.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097521/posts?page=1

Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1115387/posts

Colin Powell: Iraq and AQ Partners for Years (CNN, February 2003)
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.alqaeda.links/

The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections (September 2003, Richard Miniter)
http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html

Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda (June 2003)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1125899/posts

Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030210fa_fact

Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005016




The Western Nightmare: Saddam and Bin Laden vs. the Rest of the World, The Guardian Unlimited:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam Link to Bin Laden, Julian Borger, The Guardian, February 1999
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

The Al Qaeda Connection, The Weekly Standard, July 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts













Freeper list of links between AQ and Iraq:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850346/posts

Salman Pak (Aviation Weekly)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/865435/posts

Saddam/911 Link (FrontPage Magazine, Laurie Mylroie, May 2004):
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1133317/posts

Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg, cites Saddam ties (Reuters, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1136076/posts

Freeper list of links between AQ and Iraq:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850346/posts

Salman Pak (Aviation Weekly)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/865435/posts

Iraq's WMD have been found:
http://www.insightmag.com/news/2004/05/11/World/Investigative.Reportsaddams.Wmd.Have.Been.Found-670120.shtml

Another freeper resource - list of links between OBL and Saddam:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/838309/posts

The Connections (May 2004, The Weekly Standard)
New Information:http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144123/posts?page=11

Saddam's role in 9/11. (Freeper book, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144699/posts?page=5

NewsMax reports on WSJ article last week regarding the Iraq/OBL connections. Post #33 is spot on why the administration has chosen not to capitalize on this matter, and to their detriment.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144012/posts?page=53

Entire link and Post #5 - Clinton mentioned how AQ was developing a relationship with Iraq.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145787/posts

The House of Representatives read into the congressional record the ties that Saddam had to Osama bin Laden (read down and open links in the record): June 2004
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/B?r108:@FIELD(FLD003+h)+@FIELD(DDATE+20040601)

The Terrorist behind 9/11 was trained by Saddam (The Telegraph, 12/03)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1146356/posts?page=1







Saddam's connections to bin Laden/al-Qaeda/911

Excerpts from 60 articles with links provided to each of the original articles

“. . . prosecuting the informational battle in the War on Terrorism is not like prosecuting a Mafia don, which typically requires rock-solid exhibits such as wiretap intercepts, hidden-camera footage, DNA samples, and the testimony of deep-cover “Mob rats.” On the contrary, it is important to emphasize, as strongly as possible, that the United States need not—and in fact should not—hold itself to courtroom standards of evidence except when appearing before domestic or international judges. The administration merely has to demonstrate its claims and refute those of its opponents, not convict Saddam Hussein before a jury of his peers. . . . The appropriate standard of evidence . . . is not that of a trial, but rather that of a hearing on whether a criminal suspect should be indicted. In this respect, the “prosecution” definitely has a prima facie case that Hussein’s Iraq indeed was a haven for terrorists until the moment U.S. troops invaded.” – Deroy Murdock

Frontpagemag.com

The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed
By Laurie Mylroie
FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2004

As Epstein now reports, Czech authorities have discovered that al-Ani’s appointment calendar shows a scheduled meeting on April 8, 2001 with a "Hamburg student."
That is exactly what the Czechs had been saying since shortly after 9/11: Atta, a long-time student at Germany’s Hamburg-Harburg Technical University, met with al-Ani on April 8, 2001. Indeed, when Atta earlier applied for a visa to visit the Czech Republic, he identified himself as a “Hamburg student.” The discovery of the notation in al-Ani’s appointment calendar about a meeting with a “Hamburg student” provides critical corroboration of the Czech claim. America’s leading lights, including those in government responsible for dealing with terrorism and with Iraq, made a mammoth blunder. They failed to recognize that starting with the first assault on New York’s World Trade Center, Iraq was working with Islamic militants to attack the United States. This failure left the country vulnerable on September 11, 2001.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13323


Newsmax.com

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:10 p.m. EST

[Richard] Clarke: Iraq Teamed Up With bin Laden to Produce WMDs

. . . reporters aren't talking about the chapter of "Against All Enemies" that describes how Osama bin Laden cooperated with Iraqi scientists to make weapons of mass destruction - a development that, if true, would more than justify President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq.

In his book, [Richard] Clarke describes how the Clinton CIA determined in 1996 that Sudan's Shifa chemical plant, which was allegedly bankrolled by bin Laden, was producing the chemical EMPTA.

"EMPTA is a compound that had been used as a prime ingredient in Iraqi nerve gas," writes Clarke. "It has no other known use, nor had any other nation employed EMPTA to our knowledge for any purpose."

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/23/221155.shtml



Global Security.org

December 14, 2002 - 14:05

Salman Pak / Al Salman

Former Iraqi military officers have described a highly secret terrorist training facility at Salman Pak, where both Iraqis and non-Iraqi Arabs receive training on hijacking planes and trains, planting explosives in cities, sabotage, and assassinations.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iraq/salman_pak.htm



Photos Prove Connection Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda Terrorists

March 14, 2003

About 20 minutes before show time, we posted satellite imagery of Salman Pak - home of the terrorist training center in Iraq we've been telling you about. I want to thank Gary Napier and his whole staff from Space Imaging, Inc. for these images from their IKONOS satellite.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/cold/photos_prove_connection_between_iraq_and_al_qaedaterrorists.guest.html



Newsmax.com

Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 11:16 a.m. EST

Case for Iraq War Stronger Than Ever

U.S. satellite photos confirming the existence of a Boeing 707 fuselage that Khodada and his partner say was used as a hijacking classroom. U.N. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, who was tapped on Friday to succeed David Kay, corroborated their account.

A May 7, 2003, decision by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, . . . The account of former CIA Director Woolsey, whose testimony was summarized by Judge Baer thusly:

"Director Woolsey described the existence of a highly secure military facility in Iraq where non-Iraqi fundamentalists [e.g., Egyptians and Saudis] are trained in airplane hijacking and other forms of terrorism. Through satellite imagery and the testimony of three Iraqi defectors, plaintiffs demonstrated the existence of this facility, called Salman Pak, which has an airplane but no runway."

http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/1/26/120224.shtml



FreeRepublic

Proof of Iraq/Bin Laden links
Weekend Austrailian ^ |

November 04, 2001 | From AFP

. . . A former Iraqi special forces officer has given new proof of links between Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden and Iraq, Italy's La Repubblica newspaper reported on Saturday . . . The newspaper said that the former officer told of a training camp called Salman Pak in Iraq where members of bin Laden's terror network had trained as pilots and on how to seize control of aircraft. Musawi said that the former officer told him: "There were also women pilots who were trained and I believe that the next time, if there is a next time, it could be a woman who takes over an airplane."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/563841/posts



PBS

Nov. 6, 2001

PBS interview with Iraqi Lt. General:

This general served Saddam Hussein for decades. Along with another Iraqi defector, Sabah Khodada (see below), the general tells of terrorists training in a Boeing 707 resting next to railroad tracks on the edge of Salman Pak, an area south of Baghdad. The existence of the plane has been confirmed by U.N. inspectors.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/general.html



PBS

Oct. 14, 2001

PBS interview with Sabah Khodada:

A captain in the Iraqi army from 1982 to 1992, he worked at what he describes as a highly secret terrorist training camp at Salman Pak

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/khodada.html



PBS

October 18, 2001

PBS interview with Laurie Mylorie:

Well, Jim Fox, then head of the New York FBI himself believed that Iraq was behind the Trade Center bombing. Why? Because he recognized that the Muslim extremists were not capable of carrying out this plot on their own. There was something major behind it. Two, there were Iraqis all around the fringe of the plot. One of those Iraqis, Abdul Rachman Yasin, came from Baghdad before the bombing, returned to Baghdad afterwards.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/mylroie.html



Al Qaeda was trained in Iraqi terror camps

Febuary 13, 2003

GWYNNE ROBERTS

Sunday Times of London

EVIDENCE is now emerging of a shadowy military alliance between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden which involves training al Qaeda fighters to use chemical and biological weapons in sabotage operations in Europe and the United States.

US claims of a direct link between bin Laden and Saddam have fallen on deaf ears in Europe. But an investigation I conducted for PBS, the American state broadcaster, reveals such a connection really exists. . . . The first hint that something unusual was happening was picked up in 1997 by Jane's Intelligence Review. It reported that Saudi and Palestinian dissidents were being trained in Iraq at secret camps run by a Iraqi military intelligence group known as Unit 999. . . . In 1994, Unit 999 also started training Saddam's Fedayeen, a brutal militia. Abu Mohammed, who fled to Turkey three years ago, told me that in 1997 and 1998 Islamic extremists were being instructed to use poison gas and biological weapons in behind-the-lines operations in the Middle East and the West. Unit 999 ran a course for a number of extremist Middle Eastern groups, including al Qaeda. . . . Mohammed said a year later he attended another training course at Salman Pak and Unit 999 where he encountered al Qaeda fighters.

"There was also training in the use of biological and chemical weapons there but they were not Iraqis doing it - only foreigners. In the training areas there is a field especially for weapons of mass destruction. Here, experts hold lectures and conduct biological experiments, theoretical experiments, of course, on how to place explosives, or how to pollute specific areas."

Mohammed added: "They had maps of the USA, Britain, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia."

Gwynne Roberts is an Iraq specialist and documentary film maker

http://www.intelmessages.org/Messages/National_Security/wwwboard/messages_02/3819.html



FreeRepublic

Militia defector claims Baghdad trained Al-Qaeda fighters in chemical warfare

Gwynne Roberts in Ankara

Sunday Times (London); Overseas news; News; 23

July 14, 2002, Sunday

Mohammed said he was recruited into Saddam's Fedayeen in 1997 and trained at two secret facilities - at Salman Pak, southeast of Baghdad, and at the Unit 999 camp, northwest of the Iraqi capital. His first encounter with Bin Laden's fighters occurred at Salman Pak when he was on an induction course to become a Fedayeen officer, he said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743892/posts#comment



MEMRI

October 17, 2003 No.592

Iraqi Daily: Saddam Ordered Training of Al-Qa'ida Members

The independent Iraqi weekly Al-Yawm Al-Aakher reveals details on the training of Al-Qa'ida members operating under the orders of Saddam's Presidential Palace two months before the September 11 attacks. The following are excerpts from the article:

http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP59203



Weekly Standard:

Intel Report Links Saddam, Usama

Saturday, November 15, 2003

by Stephen F. Hayes

Usama bin Laden (search) and Saddam Hussein (search) had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, Al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for Al Qaeda - perhaps even for Mohamed Atta - according to a top secret U.S. government memorandum obtained by The Weekly Standard.

The memo, dated October 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith (search) to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103176,00.html



NYPOST.COM

Intelligence Report Links Saddam, Usama

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) gave terror lord Usama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering Al Qaeda (search) money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.

Their deadly collaboration — which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole (search) and the 9/11 attacks — is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee (search) that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources,

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103163,00.html



Terror-tied by memo

By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published November 18, 2003

The unavoidable conclusion: Saddam Hussein's regime had been guilty as charged -- tied for more than a decade to Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network (among other terrorist groups) for the purpose of waging attacks on their mutual foe, the United States.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20031117-085555-9545r.htm



March 18, 2002

Protecting Saddam

By WILLIAM SAFIRE

The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Soviet propagandists used to touch up photographs to remove the face of a Kremlin official who had fallen from favor, making him a "nonperson." The same disinformation technique is now being used to wipe out the fact of a meeting in Prague in April, 2001 — five months before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. — between Mohamed Atta, the leading Qaeda hijacker, and Ahmed al-Ani, the Iraqi consul in Prague, who was Saddam Hussein's intelligence case officer there.

On solid evidence: The Czech intelligence agency, B.I.S., had the Iraqi embassy spy in Prague under constant visual and wiretap surveillance . . . Three months ago, after the absolve-Saddam campaign began to cast doubt on the report of the Atta-al Ani meeting at the Prague airport, Interior Minister Stanislav Gross issued a statement that "B.I.S. guarantees the information, so we stick by that information." No backing away; on the contrary, strong reaffirmation.

On corroboration of the evidence that Atta flew 7,000 miles, from Virginia Beach to Prague and back to Florida (his third trip to Prague in a year): The F.B.I. has car-rental and other records that Atta left for Prague on April 8, 2001, and returned on April 11. The B.I.S. report of the meeting that Saddam's case officer had with the suicide hijacker fell precisely within those dates. Czech intelligence, in identifying al-Ani's contact as Atta, had no knowledge of the F.B.I.'s evidence that independently corroborates Atta's brief presence in Prague.

On C.I.A. assessment of the evidence: James Risen reported in The New York Times last month that while not enough evidence ties Saddam specifically to Sept. 11, "senior American intelligence officials have concluded that the meeting between Mr. Atta and the Iraqi officer, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, did take place."

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30713F73C5C0C7B8DDDAA0894DA404482



UN envoy confirms terrorist meeting
Kmonicek says Al-Ani, Atta spoke in Prague
By Frank Griffiths
FOR THE POST

June 5, 2002
The Czech envoy to the UN has confirmed that an Iraqi agent met with suspected Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta, in the latest rebuke to widespread U.S. media reports dismissing the Prague encounter as a fabrication.
"The meeting took place," Hynek Kmonicek, a former deputy foreign minister, told The Prague Post flatly in a New York City interview . . . The rendezvous between the al-Qaida operative and the Iraqi intelligence agent was confirmed by Prime Minister Milos Zeman . . . But Kmonicek, a government official with top security clearance, was adamant that al-Ani and Atta met in April 2001, as Czech officials have stated repeatedly.

. . . Kmonicek said the Czech government collected detailed evidence of the al-Ani/Atta meeting, but declined to elaborate on the nature of the evidence. . . .

http://www.praguepost.com/P02/2002/20605/news1a.php



'Saddam controlled the camp’

The Iraqi connection

Sunday November 11, 2001
The Observer
As evidence linking Iraqi intelligence to the 11 September hijackers begins to emerge, David Rose gathers testimony from former Baghdad agents and the CIA to reveal the secrets of Saddam's terror training camp.

Zeinab and Khodad said the Salman Pak students practised their techniques in a Boeing 707 fuselage parked in the foreigners' part of the camp. Yesterday their story received important corroboration from Charles Duelfer, former vice chairman of Unscom, the UN weapons inspection team. Duelfer said he visited Salman Pak several times, landing by helicopter. He saw the 707, in exactly the place described by the defectors.

. . . Abu Amin . . . he is one of Iraq's most highly decorated intelligence officers . . . who then went on to a senior post in the unit known as 'M8' - the department for 'special operations', such as sabotage, terrorism and murder. This is the man, Colonel Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim al-Ani, whom Mohamed Atta flew halfway across the world to meet in Prague last April, five months before piloting his hijacked aircraft into the World Trade Centre.

Evidence is mounting that this meeting was not an isolated event. The Observer has learnt that Atta's talks with al-Ani were only one of several apparent links between Iraq, the 11 September hijackers and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Senior US intelligence sources say the CIA has 'credible information' that in the spring of this year, at least two other members of the hijacking team also met known Iraqi intelligence agents outside the United States. They are believed to be Atta's closest associates and co-leaders, Marwan al-Shehri and Ziad Jarrah, the other two members of the 'German cell ' who lived with Atta in Hamburg in the late 1990s.

In the strongest official statement to date alleging Iraqi involvement in the new wave of anti-Western terrorism, on Friday night Milos Zeman, the Czech Prime Minister, told reporters and Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, that the Czech authorities believed Atta and al-Ani met expressly to discuss a bombing.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,591439,00.html



MSN

Prague Revisted

The evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connetion hasn’t gone away.

By Edward Jay Epstein

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003

Atta's business appeared to be extremely time sensitive and specific to May 30. When Atta learned in Hamburg that his Czech visa would not be ready until May 31, he nevertheless flew on May 30 to the Prague International Airport, where he would not be allowed to go beyond the transit lounge. Although a large part of this area is surveiled by cameras, he managed to spend all but a few minutes out of their range. After some six hours, he then caught a flight back to Hamburg. >From this visaless round trip, Czech intelligence inferred that Atta had a meeting on May 30 that could not wait, even a day and that whoever arranged it was probably familiar with the transit lounge's surveillance. Finally, the BIS determined that the Prague connection was not limited to a single appointment since Atta returned to Prague by bus on June 2 (now with visa BONN200005260024), and, after a brief wait in the bus station, disappeared for nearly 20 hours before catching a flight to the United States.

http://slate.msn.com/id/2091354/



NRO

March 17, 2003 1:45 p.m.
Disarmament Not Good Enough
Getting rid of Saddam.

Deroy Murdock

A 9/11 CONNECTION?
According to Michael Ledeen's book, The War Against the Terror Masters, September 11 ring leader Mohamed Atta flew from Virginia Beach to Prague on April 7, 2001. The next day, he met with an Iraqi diplomat and suspected spy named Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir Al-Ani in Prague. On April 9, Ledeen writes, Atta flew home to Florida. "Less than two weeks later he opened an account at the Sun Bank in Florida, and $100,000 was transferred into that account from an unknown money-changer in the Persian Gulf." That April 22, Czech officials expelled Al-Ani for "engaging in activities beyond his diplomatic duties," namely surveilling Radio Free Europe's Prague headquarters.

http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock031703.asp



Edward Jay Epstein

Ask Ed

Question:

What is the status of the meeting in Prague between September 11th hijacker Mohamed Atta and Iraqi embassy intelligence officer, Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir Al-Ani?

Answer:

The basic information has not changed: Czech counter intelligence determined that an Iraqi official under its surveillance met Atta in April 2001. The interpretation of it, however, has undergone a number of vacillations. Here is the chronology:

http://edwardjayepstein.com/2002question/prague.htm



Newsmax.com

Intelligence Bombshell: Saddam Financed Lead 9/11 Hijacker

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 10:44 a.m. EST

In a startling about-face for U.S. intelligence officials, a bombshell memo released by the Senate Intelligence Committee late Friday draws a direct link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, citing evidence that Iraqi intelligence bankrolled lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta in the months leading up to the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil.

The previously secret 16-page memo, prepared by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies, says Atta met as many as four times in Prague with Iraqi intelligence agent Ahmed al Ani prior to the 9/11 attacks.

In a staggering revelation, which offers an overwhelming and compelling justification for the U.S. attack on Iraq, the CIA memo says that, during one of these meetings, al Ani "ordered the [Iraqi Intelligence Service] finance officer to issue Atta funds from IIS financial holdings in the Prague office."

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2003/11/15/111243.shtml



Newsmax.com

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002; 10:31 a.m. EDT

Gephardt: 'Lots Of' Intelligence Ties Iraq to Al-Qaeda

House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., said Sunday that he'd seen "lots of intelligence" that ties Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network.

http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2002/10/6/102835



Does this link Saddam to 9/11?
(Filed: 14/12/2003)

London Telegraph

However, the tantalising detail provided in the intelligence document uncovered by Iraq's interim government suggests that Atta's involvement with Iraqi intelligence may well have been far deeper than has hitherto been acknowledged.

Written in the neat, precise hand of Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) and one of the few named in the US government's pack of cards of most-wanted Iraqis not to have been apprehended, the personal memo to Saddam is signed by Habbush in distinctive green ink.

Headed simply "Intelligence Items", and dated July 1, 2001, it is addressed: "To the President of the Ba'ath Revolution Party and President of the Republic, may God protect you."

The first paragraph states that "Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian national, came with Abu Ammer (an Arabic nom-de-guerre - his real identity is unknown) and we hosted him in Abu Nidal's house at al-Dora under our direct supervision.

"We arranged a work programme for him for three days with a team dedicated to working with him . . . He displayed extraordinary effort and showed a firm commitment to lead the team which will be responsible for attacking the targets that we have agreed to destroy."

There is nothing in the document that provides any clue to the identity of the "targets", although Iraqi officials say it is a coded reference to the September 11 attacks.

http://www.sundaytelegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F12%2F14%2Fwterr114.xml&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=25102



Newsmax.com

Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 11:16 a.m. EST

Case for Iraq War Stronger Than Ever

A memo from Iraqi intelligence uncovered by the London Sunday Telegraph last month stating that lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta had completed his training regimen in Baghdad under the tutelage of notorious Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal. The memo was dated just two months before the World Trade Center attacks.

In one passage, the Iraqi intelligence chief reportedly informs Saddam that Atta had demonstrated his capability as leader of the team "responsible for attacking the targets that we have agreed to destroy."

A Wall Street Journal report linking Flight 93 hijacker Ziad Jarrah to Abu Nidal, who had reportedly helped train his 9/11 partner Mohamed Atta.

http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/1/26/120224.shtml



Document links Saddam, bin Laden

Wednesday, 06/25/03

By GILBERT S. MERRITT
For The Tennessean

Through an unusual set of circumstances, I have been given documentary evidence of the names and positions of the 600 closest people in Iraq to Saddam Hussein, as well as his ongoing relationship with Osama bin Laden. . . .

So today he brought me the proof, and there is no doubt in my mind that he is right.

The document shows that an Iraqi intelligence officer, Abid Al-Karim Muhamed Aswod, assigned to the Iraq embassy in Pakistan, is ''responsible for the coordination of activities with the Osama bin Laden group.''

The document shows that it was written over the signature of Uday Saddam Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein. The story of how the document came about is as follows. . . .

http://www.tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/03/06/34908297.shtml



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,86153,00.html



NewsMax.com

Monday, March 15, 2004 7:24 AM EST

Report: Saddam Harbored Terrorists Who Killed Americans

Saddam Hussein supplied financial support, training and shelter for an array of deadly terrorist organizations right up until the onset of the Iraq war a year ago, including such notorious groups as Hamas, Ansar al-Islam, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Abu Nidal Organization and the Arab Liberation Front, according to a comprehensive report released by the Hudson Institute.

Titled "Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror," the report details the role played by terrorists supported by Saddam's regime in an array of infamous attacks that have killed hundreds of American citizens both inside and outside the U.S. before and after the Sept. 11 attacks - including the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Palestinian Intifada . . .

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/14/141831.shtml



"Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror”

by Deroy Murdock

American Outlook – Fall 2003

http://www.hudson.org/files/publications/murdocksaddamarticle.pdf



FAS

The National Interest, Winter, 1995/96

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB:
Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

by Laurie Mylroie

Few Americans are aware of the true scale of the destructive ambition behind that bomb, this despite the fact that two years later, the key figure responsible for building it--a man who had entered the United Stares on an Iraqi passport under the name of Ramzi Yousef--was involved in another stupendous bombing conspiracy. In January 1995, Yousef and his associates plotted to blow up eleven U.S. commercial aircraft in one spectacular day of terrorist rage. The bombs were to be made of a liquid explosive designed to pass through airport metal detectors. But while mixing his chemical brew in a Manila apartment, Yousef started a fire. He was forced to flee, leaving behind a computer that contained the information that led to his arrest a month later in Pakistan. Among the items found in his possession was a letter threatening Filipino interests if a comrade held in custody were not released. It claimed the "ability to make and use chemicals and poisonous gas... for use against vital institutions and residential populations and the sources of drinking water." [1] Quickly extradited, he is now in U.S. custody awaiting trial this spring. . . .

It is important to know who Ramzi Yousef is and who his "friends" are, because if he is not just a bomber-for-hire, or an Islamic militant loosely connected to other Muslim fundamentalists, Yousef's "friends" could still prove very dangerous to the United States. It is of considerable interest, therefore, that a very persuasive case can be made that Ramzi Yousef is an Iraqi intelligence agent, and that his bombing conspiracies were meant as Saddam Hussein's revenge for the Gulf War. . . .

http://www.fas.org/irp/world/iraq/956-tni.htm



Insight on the news

"Deathbed" Confession Transcript -- World Exclusive

Posted April 19, 2002

The following interview with ELMINA ABDUL, widow of EDWIN ANGELES, one of the cofounders of the ABU SAYYAF GROUP (ASG), and deep cover agent for the Defense Intelligence Group (DIG) of the Department of National Defense (DND), of the Republic of the Philippines, was taken on March 10, 2002, in the presence of CHRISTOPHER M. PUNO, Information Officer of the Province of Basilan, at BASCOM Hospital, in the general ward. . . .

DZS: Did he ever talk to you about meetings with Arabs or Americans?
EA: Yes, once he had met with some Arabs and Americans in 1994, in Davao (City), or General Santos (City).
DZS: Did he tell you who they were?
EA: Does the name Ramsey Yousef mean something to you Mr. Sicat?
DZS: Ahmad Hassim. Does that mean something to you?
EA: He had met with them. And an American who he called Terry or the Farmer, and another American whom he did not name.
DZS: Was the American he named as Terry, Terry Nichols?
EA: He did not mention the surname. Only Terry.
DZS: Did he tell you why and how many times they had met?

EA: They met almost every day for one week. They met in an empty bodega (warehouse). They talked about bombings. They mentioned bombing government buildings in San Francisco, Saint Louis and in Oklahoma. The Americans wanted instructions how to make and to explode bombs. He (Edwin) told me that Janjalani was very interested in paying them much money to explode the buildings. The money was coming from Yousef and the other Arab. . . .

DZS: Did he tell you when the bombs would explode; when they exploded?
EA: He told me that the Americans exploded one bomb in Oklahoma in 1995, after he was arrested and after we first met.
DZS: Did he ever tell you who was supplying the money for the bombing of the building, I mean who Yousef was working with or for?
EA: Mr. Sicat, you are the mediaman. Do you not know that Yousef was representing Iraq and Saddam Hussein? Do you not know that? . . .

http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=241231



Insight on the news

Insight Online World Exclusive

Posted April 19, 2002

By Kenneth R. Timmerman

Insight has learned that the widow of Philippine-government intelligence agent Edwin Angeles has provided audiotaped testimony to an investigator working for the American victims' families that directly ties Iraqi intelligence agents to Terry Nichols, the man sentenced in 1998 to life in prison for his role in bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building seven years ago.

http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/241237.html



The Terrorist Motel
The I-40 connection between Zacarias Moussaoui and Mohamed Atta
by Jim Crogan

LAWeekly

JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2002

The motel owner said that Moussaoui and a man who appeared to be Marwan al-Shehhi -- who helped crash a jetliner into the south tower of the World Trade Center -- were friendly and said a few things, but Atta was clearly the leader. "He did most of the talking and seemed very serious," said the owner . . .

One reason for the FBI's apparent lack of interest might be this motel's alleged connection to Timothy McVeigh and a group of Iraqis who worked in Oklahoma City. According to the motel owner and other witnesses and investigators interviewed by the Weekly, McVeigh and several of these Iraqis were motel guests in the months preceding the 1995 bombing. Witnesses also claimed they saw several of the Iraqis moving barrels of material around on the bed of a truck. The motel owner said the material smelled of diesel fuel and he had to clean up a spill. Diesel fuel was a key component of the truck bomb that blew up the Federal Building. . . .

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/36/news-crogan.php



WorldNetDaily

Oklahoma City blast linked to bin Laden
Reporter says FBI refused to accept evidence of foreign terror connection
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2001

A former investigative reporter for the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City last night told Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly she has gathered massive evidence of a foreign conspiracy involving Saudi terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in the 1995 bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people.

Jayna Davis, former reporter for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, says she took her evidence -- including hundreds of court records, 24 sworn witness statements and reports from law enforcement, intelligence and terror experts -- to the FBI, which refused even to accept the material.

She said a Middle East terrorist cell was in operation only blocks from the federal building, and that an Iraqi national who formerly served in Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard was in contact with McVeigh the day of the bombing. She said this suspect arrived at the crime scene in a Ryder truck moments before the blast and sped away in a brown Chevrolet pickup truck immediately after.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22122



Investigative Report
InsightMag.com
Iraqi Connection to Oklahoma Bombing
Posted March 25, 2002
By Kenneth R. Timmerman

. . . That was before an Oklahoma City lawyer named Mike Johnston, aided by Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch, filed a federal lawsuit against Iraq on behalf of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. The lawsuit alleges that "the entire plot to blow up the Murrah Building on April 19, 1995, in whole or in part, was orchestrated, assisted technically and/ or financially and directly aided by agents of the Republic of Iraq." . . .
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Washington on March 14, alleges that convicted Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols met repeatedly in the Philippines with World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef, and that Youssef was an Iraqi intelligence agent. If these allegations are confirmed in court, they constitute a stunning indictment of Iraqi state complicity in murderous attacks on the United States well before Sept. 11.
As if anticipating new developments on the terrorism front, CIA Director Tenet told the Senate Armed Services Committee in unusually frank testimony on March 19 that the United States now is actively examining potential Iraqi and Iranian involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks. . . . Last October, U.S. News & World Report revealed in its "Washington Whispers" column that McVeigh was carrying Iraqi telephone numbers when he was arrested on the day of the bombing. Sources tell INSIGHT that the phone numbers apparently were contained in a sealed manila envelope that was turned over to the FBI unopened by the Oklahoma state troopers who arrested McVeigh. The FBI logged in the evidence as "manila envelope with content," but never disclosed what was inside.
Yet another potential Iraqi connection to the Oklahoma City bombing is being promoted by a former Oklahoma City TV reporter named Jayna Davis, who claims to have discovered an Iraqi terrorist network embedded within the Arab immigrant community in the city. . . .

But new evidence uncovered by Johnston and his investigators suggests that Youssef may have had direct ties to Iraqi intelligence all along. "We have sworn witness statements and affidavits from court cases that predate the Oklahoma City bombing that directly tie Ramzi Youssef to Dr. Ihsan Barbouti," Johnston tells INSIGHT. "The witnesses say Barbouti introduced Ramzi Youssef as an 'explosives expert for the Iraqi National Oil Company,' and that Youssef was working in Kuwait for Barbouti prior to the Iraqi invasion." Johnston says that he believes Barbouti was married to a member of Saddam Hussein's al-Tikriti clan. In tribal Iraq, such ties create bonds of absolute loyalty.

http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=221859



OpinionJournal

The Iraq Connection
BY MICAH MORRISON
Thursday, September 5, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT

. . . the long investigative work by Ms. Davis and Ms. Mylroie, coming to parallel conclusions though working largely independently of each other, has gained some prominent supporters. Former CIA Director James Woolsey, for example, recently told the Journal that "when the full stories of these two incidents are finally told, those who permitted the investigations to stop short will owe big explanations to these two brave women. And the nation will owe them a debt of gratitude."

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110002217



Highlights of complaint against Iraq for OK City bombing filed in US District Court, Washington DC (filed in March 2002) Jury selection March 2004:

7. The parties hereto, based on their collective knowledge and on the knowledge of other victims of the bombing of April 19, 1995, believe that the attack was not as simple as has been portrayed by the United States government during the criminal trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Specifically, upon information and belief, Plaintiffs assert that other individuals were involved in preparation for and execution of the attack. Plaintiffs assert that the entire plot was, in whole or in part, orchestrated, assisted technically and/or financially, and directly aided by agents of The Republic of Iraq. Plaintiffs further assert that this attack was an illegal continuation of the Persian Gulf War. Plaintiffs herein assert that they or their loved ones are, in effect, civilian casualties of said Gulf War in a manner contrary to the Geneva Convention and other applicable international treaties. Plaintiffs assert that the involvement and complicity of Iraq can be proven by both direct and circumstantial evidence in classic application, i.e., means, opportunity and motive, to wit:



10. On April 20, 1990, a Criminal Investigation Agent for the U.S. Customs Service authored a “Report of Investigation” including information from a confidential informant from Europe who revealed that Barbouti was a “conduit for. . .funds to terrorist organizations.” The Customs informant also noted that there was an individual working with Barbouti. . . . Said individual was identified in a 1991 Florida federal court case, i.e., testimony given two years before the first attack on the World Trade Center, as being “Ramzi Youssef.” Youssef was an Iraqi government agent.



20. Three months later, when the Murrah Building was bombed, Abdul Hakim Murad, in a prison cell in New York City awaiting trial for his part in the plot to bomb five American 747 aircraft, admitted verbally on April 19, 1995 and in writing that Ramzi Youssef’s “liberation army” was responsible for the Murrah Building bombing! Murad’s conspiratorial admission of foreign involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing was revealed by an FBI 302 Report that was referenced in Timothy McVeigh’s March 1997 “Petition for Writ of Mandamus,” Case No. 97-1109 (10th Cir.). The 302 Report was sealed. Said conspiratorial admission, however, was never reported by the government to the bombing victims.



23. Freedom of Information Act records obtained from Interpol’s National Central Bureau on February 24, 2000 revealed that, long after Nichols and McVeigh were in custody for the Murrah Building bombing, Interpol was still trying to apprehend at least two other individuals, one a foreign national, somewhere overseas, who were “implicated in the bomb attack against the Oklahoma City federal building on April 19, 1995.” Also, the last (released) document contained in Interpol’s file regarding the Oklahoma City bombing was a New York Times article about the 1997 trial of Ramzi Youssef for the terrorist plots prepared in the Philippines during 1994 and early 1995. See Exhibit 4, attached hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference. Obviously, Interpol connected Ramzi Youssef to the Oklahoma City bombing. Neither of these things was ever revealed by the United States government to Plaintiffs, i.e., bombing victims, herein.



24. Plaintiffs further assert that Timothy McVeigh had additional Iraqi assistance in preparing the Murrah Building attack during the days leading up to April 19, 1995. This included, specifically, the assistance of Hussain Hashem Alhussaini, a former soldier in the Iraqi army during the Gulf War who had been allowed entry into the United States in 1994 through Boston from an interment camp in Saudi Arabia. Also, see Exhibit 5, attached hereto, which is a copy of an April 19, 1995 government memorandum documenting a report to the Washington Metropolitan Field Office of the FBI, made by a former high-ranking CIA official, and is incorporated herein by reference. Said CIA official (who had previously worked on the Pan Am 103 case) was passing on urgent information from a Saudi Arabian counterterrorism official in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The intelligence information was that “there was a ‘squad’ of people currently in the United States, very possibly Iraqis, who have been tasked with carrying out terrorist attacks against the United States.” One of the three targets specifically mentioned in the report was Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The existence of this memo was never communicated by the U.S. government to Plaintiffs herein, i.e., victims.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/cases/86/complaint.html



TCS

The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections

by Richard Miniter Publish 09/25/2003

. . . Those who try to whitewash Saddam's record don't dispute this evidence; they just ignore it. So let's review the evidence, all of it on the public record for months or years:

* Abdul Rahman Yasin was the only member of the al Qaeda cell that detonated the 1993 World Trade Center bomb to remain at large in the Clinton years. He fled to Iraq. U.S. forces recently discovered a cache of documents in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown, that show that Iraq gave Mr. Yasin both a house and monthly salary.

* Sudanese intelligence officials told me that their agents had observed meetings between Iraqi intelligence agents and bin Laden starting in 1994, when bin Laden lived in Khartoum.

* In 1999 the Guardian, a British newspaper, reported that Farouk Hijazi, a senior officer in Iraq's mukhabarat, had journeyed deep into the icy mountains near Kandahar, Afghanistan, in December 1998 to meet with al Qaeda men. Mr. Hijazi is "thought to have offered bin Laden asylum in Iraq," the Guardian reported.

* In October 2000, another Iraqi intelligence operative, Salah Suleiman, was arrested near the Afghan border by Pakistani authorities, according to Jane's Foreign Report, a respected international newsletter. Jane's reported that Suleiman was shuttling between Iraqi intelligence and Ayman al Zawahiri, now al Qaeda's No. 2 man.

* In 1998, Abbas al-Janabi, a longtime aide to Saddam's son Uday, defected to the West. At the time, he repeatedly told reporters that there was a direct connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.

*The Sunday Times found a Saddam loyalist in a Kurdish prison who claims to have been Dr. Zawahiri's bodyguard during his 1992 visit with Saddam in Baghdad. Dr. Zawahiri was a close associate of bin Laden at the time and was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989.

* In 2001. . . That same year, Saudi Arabian border guards arrested two al Qaeda members entering the kingdom from Iraq.

* Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi oversaw an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, Mr. Powell told the United Nations. His specialty was poisons. Wounded in fighting with U.S. forces, he sought medical treatment in Baghdad in May 2002. When Zarqawi recovered, he restarted a training camp in northern Iraq. Zarqawi's Iraq cell was later tied to the October 2002 murder of Lawrence Foley, an official of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Amman, Jordan. The captured assassin confessed that he received orders and funds from Zarqawi's cell in Iraq, Mr. Powell said. His accomplice escaped to Iraq.

*Zarqawi met with military chief of al Qaeda, Mohammed Ibrahim Makwai (aka Saif al-Adel) in Iran in February 2003, according to intelligence sources cited by the Washington Post.

* Mohamed Mansour Shahab, a smuggler hired by Iraq to transport weapons to bin Laden in Afghanistan, was arrested by anti-Hussein Kurdish forces in May, 2000. He later told his story to American intelligence and a reporter for the New Yorker magazine.

* Documents found among the debris of the Iraqi Intelligence Center show that Baghdad funded the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan terror group led by an Islamist cleric linked to bin Laden. According to a London's Daily Telegraph, the organization offered to recruit "youth to train for the jihad" at a "headquarters for international holy warrior network" to be established in Baghdad.

* Mullah Melan Krekar, ran a terror group (the Ansar al-Islam) linked to both bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Mr. Krekar admitted to a Kurdish newspaper that he met bin Laden in Afghanistan and other senior al Qaeda officials. His acknowledged meetings with bin Laden go back to 1988. When he organized Ansar al Islam in 2001 to conduct suicide attacks on Americans, "three bin Laden operatives showed up with a gift of $300,000 'to undertake jihad,'" Newsday reported. Mr. Krekar is now in custody in the Netherlands. His group operated in a portion of northern Iraq loyal to Saddam Hussein -- and attacked independent Kurdish groups hostile to Saddam. A spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan told a United Press International correspondent that Mr. Krekar's group was funded by "Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad."

* After October 2001, hundreds of al Qaeda fighters are believed to have holed up in the Ansar al-Islam's strongholds inside northern Iraq. . . .

Mr. Miniter is a senior fellow at the Center for the New Europe and author of "Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror" (Regnery) which is now on the New York Times' bestseller list.

http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html



Insight on the news

The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

Posted Sept. 29, 2003

By Scott L. Wheeler

Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. . . . That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of ways, including financial support spun out through a complex web of financial institutions in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy and elsewhere. Long suspected of having terrorist ties to al-Qaeda, they now have been linked to Iraq as well. . . . Bush officially cited al-Taqwa as part of al-Qaeda's money-laundering activities. . . . It is in al-Taqwa and Nada Management that the government investigator says he found the links to Saddam and Iraq.
Leitner says. The O'Neill lawsuit . . . against Iraq points to numerous organizations and financial institutions the plaintiffs say were "fronts" for Islamic terrorism activities and claims financial linkages to Iraq, Iraqi intelligence and Saddam. . . . Also listed as a defendant in the lawsuit is the Arab TV network al-Jazeera. "Defendant Mohammed Jaseem al-Ali and two other employees of al-Jazeera are identified in documents captured in the April 2003 U.S. military action in Iraq as having received substantial funding from the Iraqi regime in exchange for acting as liaisons between Iraq and al-Qaeda. One document reveals that al-Jazeera passed letters from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein," the complaint alleges. . . .

Scott L. Wheeler is a contributing writer for Insight magazine.
email the author

http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/477622



the weekly Standard

Saddam's Ambassador to al Qaeda
From the March 1, 2004 issue: An Iraqi prisoner details Saddam's links to Osama bin Laden's terror network.
by Jonathan Schanzer
03/01/2004, Volume 009, Issue 24

A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. . . . In addition to weapons, al-Shamari said, the Mukhabarat also helped finance Ansar al Islam. "On one occasion we gave them ten million Swiss dinars [$700,000]," al-Shamari said, referring to the pre-1990 Iraqi currency. On other occasions, the Mukhabarat provided more than that. The assistance, he added, was furnished "every month or two months." . . . “Abu Wael was "the actual decision-maker" for Ansar al Islam and "an employee of the Mukhabarat." . . . The prisoner told me that he had worked for Abu Wael, who was the leader of a special intelligence directorate in the Mukhabarat. That directorate provided assistance to Ansar al Islam at the behest of Saddam Hussein. . . . Al-Shamari also told me that the links between Saddam's regime and the al Qaeda network went beyond Ansar al Islam. He explained in considerable detail that Saddam actually ordered Abu Wael to organize foreign fighters from outside Iraq to join Ansar. Al-Shamari estimated that some 150 foreign fighters were imported from al Qaeda clusters in Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon to fight with Ansar al Islam's Kurdish fighters. . . . a man known simply as Qods. In June 2003, just before he was arrested and put in the jail where I met him, Qods said that . . . It was only then, . . . that he learned of the link between the Baathists and al Qaeda. . . .

Jonathan Schanzer is a terrorism analyst for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of the forthcoming book "Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliates and the Next Generation of Terror."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/768rwsbj.asp?pg=1



An Essay:

Iraq’s State Sponsorship of Osama bin-Laden and the

al-Qaeda Terror Network

The Washington Dispatch

Essay by Chris Farrell

Jun 30, 2002

http://www.washingtondispatch.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/16/32/printer



Arafat-Saddam-Bin Laden Links Surface

DEBKAfile Expose

September 24, 2002, 4:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=155



For Immediate Release
Aug 13, 2002

SEPTEMBER 11 LAWSUIT AGAINST IRAQ MOVES FORWARD
State Department Confirms Saddam Hussein’s Government Served With Lawsuit Alleging September 11 Involvement

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan have been served with a civil lawsuit. . . . The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy among Iraq, bin Laden, the Taliban/Afghani government in the September 11 terrorist attacks on America. The lawsuit alleges that Iraq provided “material support and assistance” to bin Laden’s network to carry out the September 11 attacks and that Iraqi intelligence met several times with September 11 terrorists, in addition to providing training for bin Laden’s terrorist network in Iraq itself. - Judicial Watch, Inc.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/2323.shtml



9/11 SUIT TIES SADDAM TO 10 YRS. OF AID FOR OSAMA
New York Post; New York; Sep 9, 2002; JOHN LEHMANN;
Words in Document: 265
Abstract:
The civil suit against Iraq, filed last week on behalf of 1,400 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and their families, relies on confidential briefings by ex-CIA officers, interviews with Iraqi defectors, al Qaeda members' testimonies at the African embassy bombing trial and Iraqi and American press reports, according to Manhattan law firm Kreindler and Kreindler. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nypost/164848461.html?did=164848461&FMT=ABS&FMTS=FT&date=Sep+9,+2002&desc=9%2f11+SUIT+TIES+SADDAM+TO+10+YRS.+OF+AID+FOR+OSAMA



(2002/09/05):

"Lawsuit: Iraq Knew of 9/11 Attacks"

By Larry Neumeister
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, September 4, 2002; 7:16 PM

NEW YORK -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Iraq knew Osama bin Laden was targeting the Pentagon and New York City prior to Sept. 11 and that it sponsored terrorists for a decade to avenge its defeat in the Gulf War. . . . The lawsuit alleges that Yousef was an Iraqi intelligence agent who traveled to the United States using travel documents forged in Kuwait during the Iraqi occupation of that country in 1991. Yousef was eventually convicted in the trade center bombing and a plot to blow up a dozen airliners over the Far East in 1995. He is serving a life prison term.

http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/9-06-02/discussion.cgi.39.shtml



Friday, March 7, 2003 1:57 p.m. EST

NewsMax,com

CIA's Woolsey Tells Court: Iraq Involved in 9/11

Former CIA Director James Woolsey offered bombshell testimony this week in a lawsuit brought by the families of World Trade Center victims that implicates Saddam Hussein in the 9/11 attacks. . . . The one-time Clinton administration intelligence chief described what he said was a conspiracy between al-Qaeda and Baghdad.

http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/3/7/140812



Sept. 11 Families Win $104-Million

NEW YORK-May 7, 2003 — A federal judge Wednesday awarded nearly $104 million in damages to the families of at least two victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, saying they had shown that Iraq provided material support to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

Judge Harold Baer outlined the damages against bin Laden, the Taliban and Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi government in a written decision in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Baer said he had concluded that lawyers for the two victims "have shown, albeit barely ... that Iraq provided material support to bin Laden and al-Qaeda." - ABC Action News

http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/5-09-03/discussion.cgi.53.html



NewsMax,com

Friday, May 9, 2003 7:22 a.m. EDT

9/11 Bombshell: Judge Rules Saddam Trained Hijackers

In a bombshell finding virtually ignored by the American media, a U.S. district court judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that Salman Pak, Saddam Hussein's airplane hijacking school located on the outskirts of Baghdad, played a material role in the devastating Sept. 11 attacks on America. . . . according to courtroom testimony by three of the camp's instructors, the facility was a virtual hijacking classroom where al-Qaeda recruits practiced overcoming U.S. flight crews using only small knives - a terrorist technique never employed before 9/11.

At least one veteran of Salman Pak, Sabah Khodad, has maintained that the 9/11 hijackers were actually trained by Saddam's henchman. He told PBS in October 2001 that the World Trade Center attack "was done by graduates of Salman Pak."

http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/5/9/72820



The above lawsuit was filed in Manhattan, the following lawsuit is unrelated and was filed in Washington D.C.



NewsMax,com

Wednesday Feb. 5, 2003; 1:47 p.m. EST

Lawsuit Alleges Saddam Trained 9/11 Hijackers

A lawsuit set to be filed in Washington, D.C. will allege that . . . "Saddam Hussein helped to plan and pay for the September 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, according to U.S. court documents obtained by the Sunday Express," the paper claimed. . . . Five key witnesses - three Iraqi defectors and two former U.N. weapons inspectors - have "provided chilling details," the Express said . . .

http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/2/5/135346



Spain links suspect in 9/11 plot to Baghdad
David Rose
Sunday March 16, 2003
The Observer
An alleged terrorist accused of helping the 11 September conspirators was invited to a party by the Iraqi ambassador to Spain under his al-Qaeda nom de guerre, according to documents seized by Spanish investigators.

Yusuf Galan, who was photographed being trained at a camp run by Osama bin Laden, is now in jail, awaiting trial in Madrid. The indictment against him, drawn up by investigating judge Baltasar Garzon, claims he was 'directly involved with the preparation and carrying out of the attacks ... by the suicide pilots on 11 September'.

Evidence of Galan's links with Iraqi government officials came to light only recently, as investigators pored through more than 40,000 pages of documents seized in raids at the homes of Galan and seven alleged co-conspirators. The Spanish authorities have supplied copies to lawyers in America, and this week the documents will form part of a dossier to be filed in a federal court in Washington, claiming damages of approximately $100 billion on behalf of more than 2,500 11 September victims. - The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,915142,00.html



WorldNetDaily

Posted: December 11, 2002

Iraq-al-Qaida links go back decade

By David Rose
CIA reports of Iraqi-al-Qaida cooperation number nearly 100 and extend back to 1992, according to a reporter for Vanity Fair whose sources include senior Pentagon officials.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=29949



Contacts among Ansar al-Islam, Al Qaeda, and aides to the Iraqi President

By Scott Peterson
Staff Writer of the Christian Science Monitor

2 April 2002

While Ansar is gaining strength in numbers, new information is emerging that ties the organization to both Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network and to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Al Qaeda contacts allegedly stretch back to 1989, and include regular recruiting visits by bin Laden cadres to Kurdish refugee camps in Iran and to northern Iraq, as well as a journey by senior Ansar leaders to meet Al Qaeda chiefs in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the summer of 2000.
A 20-year veteran of Iraqi intelligence alleges the Iraqi government secretly provided cash and training to Ansar . . .

http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/nea/iraq/press/0418irqtr.htm



Asia Times

Bin Laden uses Iraq to plot new attacks
By Syed Saleem Shahzad

February 23, 2003

Similarly, bin Laden and the al-Qaeda have maintained close relations with Iraqi intelligence since the early 1990s. In 1994, Iraqi intelligence chief Farooq al-Hijazi visited the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, where bin Laden had established a headquarters for al-Qaeda in 1991 to run businesses to provide it with income and support. Farooq and bin Laden met. Also present was Dr Hasan Turabi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood organization of Sudan. (Bin Laden married one of Turabi's nieces while he was in Sudan.)
This meeting was to prove helpful to both bin Laden and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

http://atimes.com/c-asia/DB23Ag02.html



Philippines' expulsion of Iraqi diplomat bolsters U.S. case that Iraq engaged in terrorism

Thu Feb 13, 2003, 8:14 AM ET

By HRVOJE HRANJSKI, Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines - The expulsion from the Philippines of an Iraqi diplomat allegedly linked to the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group has bolstered the U.S. case that Iraq is sponsoring international terrorism, Philippine officials said Thursday.

The Abu Sayyaf has been loosely linked to Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s al-Qaeda network. The Philippines has given Iraqi Consul Husham Husain until Friday to leave the country. . . . Shortly after the outbreak of the Gulf War in January 1991, Manila expelled then-Iraqi Charge d'Affaires Muwafak al-Ani after an Iraqi man was killed and another wounded in the premature detonation of a bomb believed intended for the U.S. cultural center in suburban Makati. The planned bombing appeared to be an initial attempt by Iraq to carry out a threat of global terrorism in response to the U.S.-led assault to force its military out of Kuwait.

http://www.highbeam.com/library/doc0.asp?docid=1P1:71751371&dtype=0~0&dinst=&author=&title=Expelled%20Iraqi%20Envoy%20Leaves%20Philippines&date=02/14/2003&refid=ency_botnm



Saddam link to terror group
By Philip Smucker in Baghdad and Adrian Blomfield in Nairobi
(Filed: 17/04/2003)

London Telegraph

Saddam Hussein's regime was linked to an African Islamist terrorist group, according to intelligence papers seen by The Telegraph. The documents provide the first hard evidence of ties between Iraq and religious terrorism. . . The papers show how Iraq's charge d'affaires in Nairobi, Fallah Hassan Al Rubdie, was in discussion with the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan guerrilla group with ties to other anti-western Islamist organisations. . . In a letter to the head of the Iraqi spy agency, a senior ADF operative outlined his group's efforts to set up an "international mujahideen team". . . Nassir offered to "vet, recruit and send youth to train for the jihad" at a centre in Baghdad, which he described as a "headquarters for international holy warrior network". . .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/17/wsad17.xml



'We'll pay all expenses to gain the

knowledge from bin Laden and

convey a message back'
(Filed: 27/04/2003)

London Telegraph

Document 1, dated February 19, 1998

Marked "Top Secret and Urgent" in the margin and signed by "MDA", thought to be the codename for the director of one of the intelligence sections within the Mukhabarat.

"The envoy is a trusted confidant and known by them. According to the above mediation we request official permission to call Khartoum station to facilitate the travel arrangements for the above-mentioned person to Iraq. And that our body carry all the travel and hotel expenses inside Iraq to gain the knowledge of the message from bin Laden and to convey to his envoy an oral message from us to bin Laden, the Saudi opposition leader, about the future of our relationship with him, and to achieve a direct meeting with him." . . .

Document 2, dated February 23, 1998
Addressed to codename "M4/7", marked "Information M4 D1/3/4" and given the number 375 by the Mukhabarat bureaucracy.

"The permission of Mr Deputy Director of Intelligence has been gained on 21 February for this operation, to secure a reservation for one of the intelligence services guest's for one week in one of the first class hotels [the Al Mansour Melia hotel in Baghdad]".

Signed by "M.D. 1/3", next to which is written February 22.

In the margin it is written that this has been done in co-ordination with the chief of the Saudi section and that they write to extend the period of host for one more week.

A note at the bottom of the page says "The envoy H arrived 5th March". Another note mentions "room 414" next to the name, Mohammed F. Mohammed Ahmed.

Document 3, dated March 24, 1998

Written by hand and labelled number 736 and marked "Secret" in the margin. This paper has been given the code number M 4/7/2 and is addressed to codename "2/D1/3".

"Your information numbered D1/3/4/375 dated 23rd February 1998, we enclose herewith the bill to host a guest in Mansour Melia Hotel. Please let it be known and get the official permission to spend the amount and return the permission back with our regards. Include the name of bills of the hotel." Signed by another official with the codename M.M. 4/7

At the foot of this document there is another note, dated April 13, that says that after 21 days:

"We have been informed by Saudi section chief [of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the Mukhabarat] that we get permission to send the amount and the permission is sent to directorate accountant."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/27/walq127.xml



Toronto Star

Apr. 27, 2003. 09:58 AM

Clumsy efforts hid bin Laden's name

MITCH POTTER
MIDDLE EAST BUREAU

As the mystery slowly unravelled, Amir's eyes grew wider. Finally, he leapt from the bed in stunned disbelief. "What? What have you got," I asked.

"It says bin Laden. It says bin Laden," he bellowed, jumping in the air.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1051125568653&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154



Toronto Star

Star finds bin Laden-Iraq links
Three pages of documents point to the arrival of a messenger

MITCH POTTER
TORONTO STAR

Apr. 28, 2003. 01:34 PM
Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization and Saddam Hussein's regime shared direct contact as early as 1998, according to top-secret Iraqi intelligence documents obtained by the Star. . . .

The handwritten file, three pages in all, relates to the arrival of a secret envoy sent by bin Laden to Iraq in March, 1998, apparently to establish a clandestine relationship with the Iraqi regime.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1051125568646&call_pageid=1045739058633



FreeRepublic

Target: Safe Harbor – Bush’s case against Iraq is iron-clad post – 9/11
National Review Online ^ | September 6, 2002 | Larry Kudlow

The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg reported brilliantly on Ansar al-Islam last winter. This is a group of several hundred terrorists who were initially trained and organized by bin Laden troops and co-financed by al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's secret police. . . .

And Ledeen points out that these groups are being aided and abetted by the "terror masters" — namely Iran, Iraq, and Syria who foster, arm, and train these terrorists, and Saudi Arabia, the financier. These are the safe-harboring states who shield enemies of the United States.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/745761/posts



Jane’s Information Group

Who did it?

19 September 2001

. . . The Iraqis, who for several years paid smaller groups to do their dirty work, were quick to discover the advantages of Al-Qaeda. . . .

http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/fr/fr010919_1_n.shtml



Was bin Laden working with Iraq?
Boston Globe ^ | 9/25/01 | Laurie Mylroie

. . . Above all, a critical question has not been addressed: Was bin Laden alone responsible for the carnage that occurred on Sept. 11, or was he working with an enemy state, namely Iraq?As Rafael Eitan, former head of Israel's Mossad, stated, ''I have no doubt whatsoever that the

mastermind of this atrocity is none other than the Iraqi dictator.'' Former CIA director Jim Woolsey has also fingered Iraq, and senior officials in the Pentagon agree. . . .

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/531970/posts



FreeRepublic

Iraq Tempts Bin Laden To Attack West

The Herald (UK)
By Ian Bruce
December 28, 1999

The world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, has been offered sanctuary in Iraq if his worldwide terrorist network succeeds in carrying out a campaign of high-profile attacks on the West . . .

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/527008/posts



FreeRepublic

Seven Years Later: Was TWA Flight 800 a First Strike By Jihad Terrorists?
Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 17, 2003 | Scott Holleran

Skeptics questioned the investigation, including former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Thomas Moorer, a retired admiral, who added his name to those who believe a missile destroyed the plane.

Moorer -- joined by Vernon Grose, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board -- expressed grave doubts about the investigation. "All the evidence," Moorer said, "would point to a missile."

At the time of the crash, 270 eyewitnesses reported seeing a streak of light. Nearly 100 eyewitnesses said that the streak of light *originated* from the earth's surface, contrary to the CIA's animated simulation.

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/947966/posts

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12 posted on 09/22/2004 3:55:00 PM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: RaceBannon

A lot of those aren't duplicates. Thanks, RaceBannon.


13 posted on 09/22/2004 3:56:15 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Now Peach, you know that you can't question John Kerry's patriotism like that!!


14 posted on 09/22/2004 3:57:03 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (A vote for JF'nK is a vote for Peace in our Time!)
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To: Peach; All
Ahem! Are you in your jammies again?

Good work, friends..

15 posted on 09/22/2004 3:57:12 PM PDT by lysie (Steve Pitkin: Kerry coached me and others to lie about atrocities.)
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To: Peach

Saddam was on CIA payrol since 1958, Osama since 1980. It is very likely their paths met somewhere before. Don't forget that Uncle Saddam was Uncle Sam's ally in Iraq-Iran war.


16 posted on 09/22/2004 4:02:41 PM PDT by DTA
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To: lugsoul

In late February 2004, Christopher Carney made an astonishing discovery. Carney, a political science professor from Pennsylvania on leave to work at the Pentagon, was poring over a list of officers in Saddam Hussein's much-feared security force, the Fedayeen Saddam. One name stood out: Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Hikmat Shakir.

http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/152lndzv.asp


17 posted on 09/22/2004 4:04:48 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: lysie

LOL.

Thanks, lysie.


18 posted on 09/22/2004 4:05:29 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: DTA

Actually, Bill Gertz took that issue on in his new book and debunked everything you just said.


19 posted on 09/22/2004 4:05:58 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Free Republic is now mentioned on a daily basis in newspapers around the country and often in foreign newspapers. We kow that the media wh*res lurk here to see what we have to say. Maybe a few on them will actually have the ambition to follow the leads you have given. You have practically done their "homework" for them. Let's hope that there might be an "honest reporter" who will have the gumption to do the right thing. I hope so; but, I won't hold my breath.


20 posted on 09/22/2004 4:08:33 PM PDT by jamaly
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To: Peach

Pesky little things facts and past history seem to be for Senator Kerry. They stand in the way of his having it both ways. Iraq was a haven for terrorists. It's a simple premise really. One backed up by a ton of evidence. The person that can't see that is no one that I would want in charge of national security in this post 9/11 world.


21 posted on 09/22/2004 4:15:36 PM PDT by Jay P.S.
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To: jamaly

mark


22 posted on 09/22/2004 4:17:13 PM PDT by Jaded ((Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain))
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To: lugsoul

The person you are referring to can be found in this link under the chapter labeled Al Qaeda:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1170056/posts


23 posted on 09/22/2004 4:19:37 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
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Thanks Peach.

I added this thread to the John F. Kerry Timeline.
.

24 posted on 09/22/2004 4:20:26 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: Peach
Astonishing, indeed.

If you were being honest, you would also note that the Weekly Standard - your source for the false statement made in your initial post - later retreated a bit and now take the rather Kerryesque position that they just don't know if the Shakir who was a Fedayeen officer and the Shakir with a similar - but not identical - name who attended the Kuala Lumpur meeting were the same man. Actually, most everyone now agrees that they are not the same person.

BUT, since you like to reference the 9-11 Commission for support, why don't we take a look at what they say about your claim?:

"Mihdhar was met at the Kuala Lumpur airport by Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, an Iraqi national. Reports that he was a lieutenant colonel in the Iraqi Fedayeen have turned out to be incorrect. They were based on a confusion of Shakir's identity with that of an Iraqi Fedayeen colonel with a similar name, who was later (in September 2001) in Iraq at the same time Shakir was in police custody in Qatar."

It is a shame I have to post stuff like this, because I know for a fact that you already knew it.

25 posted on 09/22/2004 4:20:37 PM PDT by lugsoul (Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin on the mountainside.)
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To: Peach
Actually, not. There is not any reference to the two Shakirs at that link.

If you dispute the conclusion of the 9-11 Commission - that your statement that a Fedayeen officer attended the pre-9/11 meeting is untrue, perhaps you can post some evidence refuting their conclusion?

26 posted on 09/22/2004 4:26:35 PM PDT by lugsoul (Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin on the mountainside.)
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To: Peach

I guess it will come out during his trial.


27 posted on 09/22/2004 4:28:38 PM PDT by snakeoil (A+Bert)
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To: lugsoul

Getting ready to threaten to break my arm again? As a person who has already been suspended several times, perhaps you'd like to try the third and fatal time?

I know you don't like to face facts that Iraq and AQ colluded for over a decade and that Saddam knew 9/11 was coming and where, but get over it.


28 posted on 09/22/2004 4:33:37 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
The windsurfer said he'd be insitituting EVERY SINGLE 9/11 commission recommendation.

It would appear that he hasn't read the commission report. It's not seared in his memory!

29 posted on 09/22/2004 4:38:55 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: TexasGreg

Ping


30 posted on 09/22/2004 4:40:49 PM PDT by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: OldFriend

His memory and his lies have proven he doesn't have what it takes to be Commander in Chief. He shouldn't even be a Senator.


31 posted on 09/22/2004 4:43:06 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Holy crap, Peach-- Thanks a bunch!!


32 posted on 09/22/2004 4:46:07 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

You are more than welcome.

Since Old Media is just so darned tired, and old, we have to do a little work for them. LOL

They must think we can't google this stuff up. Like the link to the articles they wrote during the 90's. They were very concerned about the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam then. Of course, now, they've just forgotten. It's that old timers disease. CRS. Hah!


33 posted on 09/22/2004 4:47:44 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

I have liberal friends, they are very vicious and arrogant-- I am going to try and make a quick buck by betting them that Iraq and Al Queda aren't related ;).


34 posted on 09/22/2004 4:54:55 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

LOL!

You could make a fortune betting the leftists on that one. There are even a few on FR who just refuse to believe it. Of course, those people are mostly DNC plants and trolls. Hah!


35 posted on 09/22/2004 4:55:57 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

President Bush has already adopted many of the recommendations but the gigolo wouldn't know that. He's been AWOL.


36 posted on 09/22/2004 5:00:51 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: OldFriend

And windsurfing!


37 posted on 09/22/2004 5:21:54 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

I can't believe how little respect both the media and the Democrats have for the American people. While everyone expects politicians to exaggerate and mislead during an election season...the fact that both these entities (or, the same in some cases) are misrepresenting these facts on such an important issue is disgusting.

What's worse, is that they both know that these connections exist and yet they still continue to perpetuate this lie. These are life and death issues...and yet the media and Democrats are willing foresake these matters for political expediance.


38 posted on 09/22/2004 5:32:43 PM PDT by cwb (John Kerry: Still attacking Vietnam Vets after 35 years.)
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To: Peach

From what I am watching develope, I am inclined to believe for the upcoming days leading before the election, Osama, the Iraqi terrorists, and John Kerry will be working hand in hand.

Call it what you like, unspoken agreement or not, "enemy of my enemy, is my friend." (of course, after the SBVfT pointing out sKerry's devious secret enemy meeting ways, unspoken it may not be.)


39 posted on 09/22/2004 6:01:36 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Peach

Actually, a lot WERE duplicates!

I cleaned up that file, here it is with all duplicates removed:

Many of these links are probably duplicates, but let me add my list to this one as

well:

We know Saddam worked with the PLO and other terrorists, he funded them. He

at LEAST knew that 9/11 was coming.

Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-

Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama

Bin Ladin.” (July 21, 2001)

In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden

would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the

way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.”

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America

on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of

Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the

Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.
(Link below)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1106657/posts

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding

the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam: http://www.freerepublic.

com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/951911/posts

The AQ connection (excellent):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2

Western Nightmare:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam's link to OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/866105/posts

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/985906/posts

Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921398/posts

Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link, The Weekly Standard, July

2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/946997/posts

Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link, September 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/982713/posts

No Question About It, National Review, September 2003
http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp

Iraq: A Federal Judges Point of View
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/986293/posts

Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and OKC:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987075/posts

Free Republic Thread that mentions so me books Freepers might be interested in

on this topic:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/977221/posts

The Proof that Saddam Worked with AQ, The Telegraph, April 2003:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%

2F27%2Fwalq27.xml

Saddam's AQ Connection, The Weekly Standard, September 2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/969032/posts

September 11 Victims Sue Iraq:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2237332.stm

Terrorist Behind 9/11 Attacks Trained by Saddam, The Telegraph, December

2003
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007969/posts

James Woolsey Links Iraq and AQ, CNN Interview, March 2004, Also see Posts

#34 and #35
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1104121/posts

A Geocities Interesting Web Site with maps and connections:
http://www.geocities.com/republican_strategist/Iraq-Bin-Laden.html

Bin Laden indicted in federal court, read down to find information that Bin

Laden agreed to not attack Iraq and to work cooperatively with Iraq:
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

Case Closed, The Weekly Standard, November 03
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz

.asp

CBS - Lawsuit: Iraq involved in 9/11:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/05/september11/main520874.shtml

Exploring Iraq's Involvement in pre-9/11 Acts, The Indianapolis Star:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/746225/posts

The Iraq/AQ Connection: Richard Minister again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989201/posts



Militia defector claims Baghdad trained Al-Qaeda fighters in chemical warfare
Gwynne Roberts in Ankara
Sunday Times (London); Overseas news; News; 23
July 14, 2002, Sunday
Mohammed said he was recruited into Saddam's Fedayeen in 1997 and trained at

two secret facilities - at Salman Pak, southeast of Baghdad, and at the Unit 999

camp, northwest of the Iraqi capital. His first encounter with Bin Laden's fighters

occurred at Salman Pak when he was on an induction course to become a

Fedayeen officer, he said.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/743892/posts

The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties, The Weekly Standard, December 2003
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/527uwabl

.asp

Saddam Controlled the Camps (Iraq/AQ Ties): The London Observer, November

01
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/741676/posts

Saddam's Terror Ties that Critics Ignore, National Review, October 2003:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1005579/posts

Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1056113/posts

Wall Street Journal on Iraq and AQ:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/987129/posts

Iraq and Iran contact OBL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/981055/posts

Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1083778/posts

Yes - it's NewsMax but loaded with interesting bullet points.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097521/posts?page=1

Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1115387/posts

Colin Powell: Iraq and AQ Partners for Years (CNN, February 2003)
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/05/sprj.irq.alqaeda.links/

TCS
The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections
by Richard Miniter Publish 09/25/2003
. . . Those who try to whitewash Saddam's record don't dispute this evidence; they

just ignore it. So let's review the evidence, all of it on the public record for months

or years:
* Abdul Rahman Yasin was the only member of the al Qaeda cell that detonated

the 1993 World Trade Center bomb to remain at large in the Clinton years. He

fled to Iraq. U.S. forces recently discovered a cache of documents in Tikrit,

Saddam's hometown, that show that Iraq gave Mr. Yasin both a house and

monthly salary.
* Sudanese intelligence officials told me that their agents had observed meetings

between Iraqi intelligence agents and bin Laden starting in 1994, when bin Laden

lived in Khartoum.
* In 1999 the Guardian, a British newspaper, reported that Farouk Hijazi, a senior

officer in Iraq's mukhabarat, had journeyed deep into the icy mountains near

Kandahar, Afghanistan, in December 1998 to meet with al Qaeda men. Mr. Hijazi

is "thought to have offered bin Laden asylum in Iraq," the Guardian reported.
* In October 2000, another Iraqi intelligence operative, Salah Suleiman, was

arrested near the Afghan border by Pakistani authorities, according to Jane's

Foreign Report, a respected international newsletter. Jane's reported that

Suleiman was shuttling between Iraqi intelligence and Ayman al Zawahiri, now al

Qaeda's No. 2 man.
* In 1998, Abbas al-Janabi, a longtime aide to Saddam's son Uday, defected to

the West. At the time, he repeatedly told reporters that there was a direct

connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.
*The Sunday Times found a Saddam loyalist in a Kurdish prison who claims to

have been Dr. Zawahiri's bodyguard during his 1992 visit with Saddam in

Baghdad. Dr. Zawahiri was a close associate of bin Laden at the time and was

present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989.
* In 2001. . . That same year, Saudi Arabian border guards arrested two al Qaeda

members entering the kingdom from Iraq.
* Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi oversaw an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan,

Mr. Powell told the United Nations. His specialty was poisons. Wounded in

fighting with U.S. forces, he sought medical treatment in Baghdad in May 2002.

When Zarqawi recovered, he restarted a training camp in northern Iraq. Zarqawi's

Iraq cell was later tied to the October 2002 murder of Lawrence Foley, an official

of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Amman, Jordan. The

captured assassin confessed that he received orders and funds from Zarqawi's cell

in Iraq, Mr. Powell said. His accomplice escaped to Iraq.
*Zarqawi met with military chief of al Qaeda, Mohammed Ibrahim Makwai (aka

Saif al-Adel) in Iran in February 2003, according to intelligence sources cited by

the Washington Post.
* Mohamed Mansour Shahab, a smuggler hired by Iraq to transport weapons to

bin Laden in Afghanistan, was arrested by anti-Hussein Kurdish forces in May,

2000. He later told his story to American intelligence and a reporter for the New

Yorker magazine.
* Documents found among the debris of the Iraqi Intelligence Center show that

Baghdad funded the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan terror group led by an

Islamist cleric linked to bin Laden. According to a London's Daily Telegraph, the

organization offered to recruit "youth to train for the jihad" at a "headquarters for

international holy warrior network" to be established in Baghdad.
* Mullah Melan Krekar, ran a terror group (the Ansar al-Islam) linked to both bin

Laden and Saddam Hussein. Mr. Krekar admitted to a Kurdish newspaper that he

met bin Laden in Afghanistan and other senior al Qaeda officials. His

acknowledged meetings with bin Laden go back to 1988. When he organized

Ansar al Islam in 2001 to conduct suicide attacks on Americans, "three bin Laden

operatives showed up with a gift of $300,000 'to undertake jihad,'" Newsday

reported. Mr. Krekar is now in custody in the Netherlands. His group operated in

a portion of northern Iraq loyal to Saddam Hussein -- and attacked independent

Kurdish groups hostile to Saddam. A spokesman for the Patriotic Union of

Kurdistan told a United Press International correspondent that Mr. Krekar's group

was funded by "Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad."
* After October 2001, hundreds of al Qaeda fighters are believed to have holed

up in the Ansar al-Islam's strongholds inside northern Iraq. . . .
Mr. Miniter is a senior fellow at the Center for the New Europe and author of "

Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror" (

Regnery) which is now on the New York Times' bestseller list.
http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html

Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda (June 2003)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1125899/posts

Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030210fa_fact

Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005016

Richard Clarke used to believe in an Iraq/AQ connection:
http://slate.msn.com/id/2097901/

Freeper list of links between AQ and Iraq:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850346/posts

Salman Pak (Aviation Weekly)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/865435/posts

Saddam/911 Link (FrontPage Magazine, Laurie Mylroie, May 2004):
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1133317/posts

Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg, cites Saddam ties (Reuters, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1136076/posts

Iraq's WMD have been found:
http://www.insightmag.com/news/2004/05/11/World/Investigative.

Reportsaddams.Wmd.Have.Been.Found-670120.shtml

Another freeper resource - list of links between OBL and Saddam:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/838309/posts

The Connections (May 2004, The Weekly Standard)
New Information:http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144123/posts?page=11

Saddam's role in 9/11. (Freeper book, May 2004)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144699/posts

NewsMax reports on WSJ article last week regarding the Iraq/OBL connections.

Post #33 is spot on why the administration has chosen not to capitalize on this

matter, and to their detriment.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1144012/posts?page=53

Entire link and Post #5 - Clinton mentioned how AQ was developing a

relationship with Iraq.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145787/posts

The House of Representatives read into the congressional record the ties that

Saddam had to Osama bin Laden (read down and open links in the record): June

2004
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/B?r108:@FIELD(FLD003+h)+@FIELD(

DDATE+20040601)

The Terrorist behind 9/11 was trained by Saddam (The Telegraph, 12/03)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1146356/posts

Saddam's connections to bin Laden/al-Qaeda/911
Excerpts from 60 articles with links provided to each of the original articles
“. . . prosecuting the informational battle in the War on Terrorism is not like

prosecuting a Mafia don, which typically requires rock-solid exhibits such as

wiretap intercepts, hidden-camera footage, DNA samples, and the testimony of

deep-cover “Mob rats.” On the contrary, it is important to emphasize, as strongly

as possible, that the United States need not—and in fact should not—hold itself to

courtroom standards of evidence except when appearing before domestic or

international judges. The administration merely has to demonstrate its claims and

refute those of its opponents, not convict Saddam Hussein before a jury of his

peers. . . . The appropriate standard of evidence . . . is not that of a trial, but

rather that of a hearing on whether a criminal suspect should be indicted. In this

respect, the “prosecution” definitely has a prima facie case that Hussein’s Iraq

indeed was a haven for terrorists until the moment U.S. troops invaded.” – Deroy

Murdock

Frontpagemag.com
The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed
By Laurie Mylroie
FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2004
As Epstein now reports, Czech authorities have discovered that al-Ani’s

appointment calendar shows a scheduled meeting on April 8, 2001 with a "

Hamburg student."
That is exactly what the Czechs had been saying since shortly after 9/11: Atta, a

long-time student at Germany’s Hamburg-Harburg Technical University, met with

al-Ani on April 8, 2001. Indeed, when Atta earlier applied for a visa to visit the

Czech Republic, he identified himself as a “Hamburg student.” The discovery of

the notation in al-Ani’s appointment calendar about a meeting with a “Hamburg

student” provides critical corroboration of the Czech claim. America’s leading

lights, including those in government responsible for dealing with terrorism and

with Iraq, made a mammoth blunder. They failed to recognize that starting with

the first assault on New York’s World Trade Center, Iraq was working with

Islamic militants to attack the United States. This failure left the country

vulnerable on September 11, 2001.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13323


Newsmax.com
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:10 p.m. EST
[Richard] Clarke: Iraq Teamed Up With bin Laden to Produce WMDs
. . . reporters aren't talking about the chapter of "Against All Enemies" that

describes how Osama bin Laden cooperated with Iraqi scientists to make

weapons of mass destruction - a development that, if true, would more than

justify President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq.
In his book, [Richard] Clarke describes how the Clinton CIA determined in 1996

that Sudan's Shifa chemical plant, which was allegedly bankrolled by bin Laden,

was producing the chemical EMPTA.
"EMPTA is a compound that had been used as a prime ingredient in Iraqi nerve

gas," writes Clarke. "It has no other known use, nor had any other nation

employed EMPTA to our knowledge for any purpose."
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/23/221155.shtml



Global Security.org
December 14, 2002 - 14:05
Salman Pak / Al Salman
Former Iraqi military officers have described a highly secret terrorist training

facility at Salman Pak, where both Iraqis and non-Iraqi Arabs receive training on

hijacking planes and trains, planting explosives in cities, sabotage, and

assassinations.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iraq/salman_pak.htm



Photos Prove Connection Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda Terrorists
March 14, 2003
About 20 minutes before show time, we posted satellite imagery of Salman Pak -

home of the terrorist training center in Iraq we've been telling you about. I want

to thank Gary Napier and his whole staff from Space Imaging, Inc. for these

images from their IKONOS satellite.
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/cold/

photos_prove_connection_between_iraq_and_al_qaedaterrorists.guest.html



Newsmax.com
Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 11:16 a.m. EST
Case for Iraq War Stronger Than Ever
U.S. satellite photos confirming the existence of a Boeing 707 fuselage that

Khodada and his partner say was used as a hijacking classroom. U.N. weapons

inspector Charles Duelfer, who was tapped on Friday to succeed David Kay,

corroborated their account.
A May 7, 2003, decision by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, . . . The

account of former CIA Director Woolsey, whose testimony was summarized by

Judge Baer thusly:
"Director Woolsey described the existence of a highly secure military facility in

Iraq where non-Iraqi fundamentalists [e.g., Egyptians and Saudis] are trained in

airplane hijacking and other forms of terrorism. Through satellite imagery and the

testimony of three Iraqi defectors, plaintiffs demonstrated the existence of this

facility, called Salman Pak, which has an airplane but no runway."
http://newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/1/26/120224.shtml



FreeRepublic
Proof of Iraq/Bin Laden links
Weekend Austrailian ^ |
November 04, 2001 | From AFP
. . . A former Iraqi special forces officer has given new proof of links between

Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden and Iraq, Italy's La Repubblica newspaper

reported on Saturday . . . The newspaper said that the former officer told of a

training camp called Salman Pak in Iraq where members of bin Laden's terror

network had trained as pilots and on how to seize control of aircraft. Musawi said

that the former officer told him: "There were also women pilots who were trained

and I believe that the next time, if there is a next time, it could be a woman who

takes over an airplane."
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/563841/posts



PBS
Nov. 6, 2001
PBS interview with Iraqi Lt. General:
This general served Saddam Hussein for decades. Along with another Iraqi

defector, Sabah Khodada (see below), the general tells of terrorists training in a

Boeing 707 resting next to railroad tracks on the edge of Salman Pak, an area

south of Baghdad. The existence of the plane has been confirmed by U.N.

inspectors.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/general.html



PBS
Oct. 14, 2001
PBS interview with Sabah Khodada:
A captain in the Iraqi army from 1982 to 1992, he worked at what he describes as

a highly secret terrorist training camp at Salman Pak
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/khodada.

html



PBS
October 18, 2001
PBS interview with Laurie Mylorie:
Well, Jim Fox, then head of the New York FBI himself believed that Iraq was

behind the Trade Center bombing. Why? Because he recognized that the Muslim

extremists were not capable of carrying out this plot on their own. There was

something major behind it. Two, there were Iraqis all around the fringe of the

plot. One of those Iraqis, Abdul Rachman Yasin, came from Baghdad before the

bombing, returned to Baghdad afterwards.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/interviews/mylroie.html



Al Qaeda was trained in Iraqi terror camps
Febuary 13, 2003
GWYNNE ROBERTS
Sunday Times of London
EVIDENCE is now emerging of a shadowy military alliance between Saddam

Hussein and Osama bin Laden which involves training al Qaeda fighters to use

chemical and biological weapons in sabotage operations in Europe and the United

States.
US claims of a direct link between bin Laden and Saddam have fallen on deaf

ears in Europe. But an investigation I conducted for PBS, the American state

broadcaster, reveals such a connection really exists. . . . The first hint that

something unusual was happening was picked up in 1997 by Jane's Intelligence

Review. It reported that Saudi and Palestinian dissidents were being trained in

Iraq at secret camps run by a Iraqi military intelligence group known as Unit 999.

. . . In 1994, Unit 999 also started training Saddam's Fedayeen, a brutal militia.

Abu Mohammed, who fled to Turkey three years ago, told me that in 1997 and

1998 Islamic extremists were being instructed to use poison gas and biological

weapons in behind-the-lines operations in the Middle East and the West. Unit 999

ran a course for a number of extremist Middle Eastern groups, including al

Qaeda. . . . Mohammed said a year later he attended another training course at

Salman Pak and Unit 999 where he encountered al Qaeda fighters.
"There was also training in the use of biological and chemical weapons there but

they were not Iraqis doing it - only foreigners. In the training areas there is a field

especially for weapons of mass destruction. Here, experts hold lectures and

conduct biological experiments, theoretical experiments, of course, on how to

place explosives, or how to pollute specific areas."
Mohammed added: "They had maps of the USA, Britain, Turkey, Iran and Saudi

Arabia."
Gwynne Roberts is an Iraq specialist and documentary film maker
http://www.intelmessages.org/Messages/National_Security/wwwboard/

messages_02/3819.html



FreeRepublic
MEMRI
October 17, 2003 No.592
Iraqi Daily: Saddam Ordered Training of Al-Qa'ida Members
The independent Iraqi weekly Al-Yawm Al-Aakher reveals details on the training

of Al-Qa'ida members operating under the orders of Saddam's Presidential Palace

two months before the September 11 attacks. The following are excerpts from the

article:
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP59203



Weekly Standard:
Intel Report Links Saddam, Usama
Saturday, November 15, 2003
by Stephen F. Hayes
Usama bin Laden (search) and Saddam Hussein (search) had an operational

relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and

weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, Al Qaeda

training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for Al Qaeda -

perhaps even for Mohamed Atta - according to a top secret U.S. government

memorandum obtained by The Weekly Standard.
The memo, dated October 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for

Policy Douglas J. Feith (search) to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the

chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103176,00.html



NYPOST.COM
Intelligence Report Links Saddam, Usama
Sunday, November 16, 2003
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) gave terror lord Usama bin Laden's thugs

financial and logistical support, offering Al Qaeda (search) money, training and

haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.
Their deadly collaboration — which may have included the bombing of the USS

Cole (search) and the 9/11 attacks — is revealed in a 16-page memo to the

Senate Intelligence Committee (search) that cites reports from a variety of

domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources,
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103163,00.html



Terror-tied by memo
By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published November 18, 2003
The unavoidable conclusion: Saddam Hussein's regime had been guilty as charged

-- tied for more than a decade to Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network (

among other terrorist groups) for the purpose of waging attacks on their mutual

foe, the United States.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20031117-085555-9545r.htm



March 18, 2002
Protecting Saddam
By WILLIAM SAFIRE
The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Soviet propagandists used to touch up photographs to remove

the face of a Kremlin official who had fallen from favor, making him a "

nonperson." The same disinformation technique is now being used to wipe out

the fact of a meeting in Prague in April, 2001 — five months before the Sept. 11

attacks on the U.S. — between Mohamed Atta, the leading Qaeda hijacker, and

Ahmed al-Ani, the Iraqi consul in Prague, who was Saddam Hussein's intelligence

case officer there.
On solid evidence: The Czech intelligence agency, B.I.S., had the Iraqi embassy

spy in Prague under constant visual and wiretap surveillance . . . Three months

ago, after the absolve-Saddam campaign began to cast doubt on the report of the

Atta-al Ani meeting at the Prague airport, Interior Minister Stanislav Gross issued

a statement that "B.I.S. guarantees the information, so we stick by that

information." No backing away; on the contrary, strong reaffirmation.
On corroboration of the evidence that Atta flew 7,000 miles, from Virginia Beach

to Prague and back to Florida (his third trip to Prague in a year): The F.B.I. has

car-rental and other records that Atta left for Prague on April 8, 2001, and

returned on April 11. The B.I.S. report of the meeting that Saddam's case officer

had with the suicide hijacker fell precisely within those dates. Czech intelligence,

in identifying al-Ani's contact as Atta, had no knowledge of the F.B.I.'s evidence

that independently corroborates Atta's brief presence in Prague.
On C.I.A. assessment of the evidence: James Risen reported in The New York

Times last month that while not enough evidence ties Saddam specifically to Sept.

11, "senior American intelligence officials have concluded that the meeting

between Mr. Atta and the Iraqi officer, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, did

take place."
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30713F73C5C0C7B8DDDAA

0894DA404482



UN envoy confirms terrorist meeting
Kmonicek says Al-Ani, Atta spoke in Prague
By Frank Griffiths
FOR THE POST
June 5, 2002
The Czech envoy to the UN has confirmed that an Iraqi agent met with suspected

Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta, in the latest rebuke to widespread U.S. media

reports dismissing the Prague encounter as a fabrication.
"The meeting took place," Hynek Kmonicek, a former deputy foreign minister,

told The Prague Post flatly in a New York City interview . . . The rendezvous

between the al-Qaida operative and the Iraqi intelligence agent was confirmed by

Prime Minister Milos Zeman . . . But Kmonicek, a government official with top

security clearance, was adamant that al-Ani and Atta met in April 2001, as Czech

officials have stated repeatedly.
. . . Kmonicek said the Czech government collected detailed evidence of the al-

Ani/Atta meeting, but declined to elaborate on the nature of the evidence. . . .
http://www.praguepost.com/P02/2002/20605/news1a.php



'Saddam controlled the camp’
The Iraqi connection
Sunday November 11, 2001
The Observer
As evidence linking Iraqi intelligence to the 11 September hijackers begins to

emerge, David Rose gathers testimony from former Baghdad agents and the CIA

to reveal the secrets of Saddam's terror training camp.
Zeinab and Khodad said the Salman Pak students practised their techniques in a

Boeing 707 fuselage parked in the foreigners' part of the camp. Yesterday their

story received important corroboration from Charles Duelfer, former vice

chairman of Unscom, the UN weapons inspection team. Duelfer said he visited

Salman Pak several times, landing by helicopter. He saw the 707, in exactly the

place described by the defectors.
. . . Abu Amin . . . he is one of Iraq's most highly decorated intelligence officers . .

. who then went on to a senior post in the unit known as 'M8' - the department

for 'special operations', such as sabotage, terrorism and murder. This is the man,

Colonel Muhammed Khalil Ibrahim al-Ani, whom Mohamed Atta flew halfway

across the world to meet in Prague last April, five months before piloting his

hijacked aircraft into the World Trade Centre.
Evidence is mounting that this meeting was not an isolated event. The Observer

has learnt that Atta's talks with al-Ani were only one of several apparent links

between Iraq, the 11 September hijackers and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda

network. Senior US intelligence sources say the CIA has 'credible information'

that in the spring of this year, at least two other members of the hijacking team

also met known Iraqi intelligence agents outside the United States. They are

believed to be Atta's closest associates and co-leaders, Marwan al-Shehri and

Ziad Jarrah, the other two members of the 'German cell ' who lived with Atta in

Hamburg in the late 1990s.
In the strongest official statement to date alleging Iraqi involvement in the new

wave of anti-Western terrorism, on Friday night Milos Zeman, the Czech Prime

Minister, told reporters and Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, that the

Czech authorities believed Atta and al-Ani met expressly to discuss a bombing.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,591439,00.html



MSN
Prague Revisted
The evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connetion hasn’t gone away.
By Edward Jay Epstein
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003
Atta's business appeared to be extremely time sensitive and specific to May 30.

When Atta learned in Hamburg that his Czech visa would not be ready until May

31, he nevertheless flew on May 30 to the Prague International Airport, where he

would not be allowed to go beyond the transit lounge. Although a large part of

this area is surveiled by cameras, he managed to spend all but a few minutes out

of their range. After some six hours, he then caught a flight back to Hamburg.

>From this visaless round trip, Czech intelligence inferred that Atta had a meeting

on May 30 that could not wait, even a day and that whoever arranged it was

probably familiar with the transit lounge's surveillance. Finally, the BIS

determined that the Prague connection was not limited to a single appointment

since Atta returned to Prague by bus on June 2 (now with visa BONN

200005260024), and, after a brief wait in the bus station, disappeared for nearly

20 hours before catching a flight to the United States.
http://slate.msn.com/id/2091354/



NRO
March 17, 2003 1:45 p.m.
Disarmament Not Good Enough
Getting rid of Saddam.
Deroy Murdock
A 9/11 CONNECTION?
According to Michael Ledeen's book, The War Against the Terror Masters,

September 11 ring leader Mohamed Atta flew from Virginia Beach to Prague on

April 7, 2001. The next day, he met with an Iraqi diplomat and suspected spy

named Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir Al-Ani in Prague. On April 9, Ledeen writes,

Atta flew home to Florida. "Less than two weeks later he opened an account at

the Sun Bank in Florida, and $100,000 was transferred into that account from an

unknown money-changer in the Persian Gulf." That April 22, Czech officials

expelled Al-Ani for "engaging in activities beyond his diplomatic duties," namely

surveilling Radio Free Europe's Prague headquarters.
http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock031703.asp



Edward Jay Epstein
Ask Ed
Question:
What is the status of the meeting in Prague between September 11th hijacker

Mohamed Atta and Iraqi embassy intelligence officer, Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim

Samir Al-Ani?
Answer:
The basic information has not changed: Czech counter intelligence determined

that an Iraqi official under its surveillance met Atta in April 2001. The

interpretation of it, however, has undergone a number of vacillations. Here is the

chronology:
http://edwardjayepstein.com/2002question/prague.htm



Newsmax.com
Intelligence Bombshell: Saddam Financed Lead 9/11 Hijacker
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 10:44 a.m. EST
In a startling about-face for U.S. intelligence officials, a bombshell memo released

by the Senate Intelligence Committee late Friday draws a direct link between

Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, citing evidence that Iraqi intelligence

bankrolled lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta in the months leading up to the

worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil.
The previously secret 16-page memo, prepared by the CIA and other U.S.

intelligence agencies, says Atta met as many as four times in Prague with Iraqi

intelligence agent Ahmed al Ani prior to the 9/11 attacks.
In a staggering revelation, which offers an overwhelming and compelling

justification for the U.S. attack on Iraq, the CIA memo says that, during one of

these meetings, al Ani "ordered the [Iraqi Intelligence Service] finance officer to

issue Atta funds from IIS financial holdings in the Prague office."
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2003/11/15/111243.shtml



Newsmax.com
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002; 10:31 a.m. EDT
Gephardt: 'Lots Of' Intelligence Ties Iraq to Al-Qaeda
House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., said Sunday that he'd seen "lots

of intelligence" that ties Saddam Hussein's regime in Baghdad to Osama bin

Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network.
http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2002/10/6/102835



Does this link Saddam to 9/11?
(Filed: 14/12/2003)
London Telegraph
However, the tantalising detail provided in the intelligence document uncovered

by Iraq's interim government suggests that Atta's involvement with Iraqi

intelligence may well have been far deeper than has hitherto been acknowledged.
Written in the neat, precise hand of Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former

head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) and one of the few named in the US

government's pack of cards of most-wanted Iraqis not to have been apprehended,

the personal memo to Saddam is signed by Habbush in distinctive green ink.
Headed simply "Intelligence Items", and dated July 1, 2001, it is addressed: "To

the President of the Ba'ath Revolution Party and President of the Republic, may

God protect you."
The first paragraph states that "Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian national, came with

Abu Ammer (an Arabic nom-de-guerre - his real identity is unknown) and we

hosted him in Abu Nidal's house at al-Dora under our direct supervision.
"We arranged a work programme for him for three days with a team dedicated to

working with him . . . He displayed extraordinary effort and showed a firm

commitment to lead the team which will be responsible for attacking the targets

that we have agreed to destroy."
There is nothing in the document that provides any clue to the identity of the "

targets", although Iraqi officials say it is a coded reference to the September 11

attacks.
http://www.sundaytelegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%

2F12%2F14%2Fwterr114.xml&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=25102



Document links Saddam, bin Laden
Wednesday, 06/25/03
By GILBERT S. MERRITT
For The Tennessean
Through an unusual set of circumstances, I have been given documentary

evidence of the names and positions of the 600 closest people in Iraq to Saddam

Hussein, as well as his ongoing relationship with Osama bin Laden. . . .
So today he brought me the proof, and there is no doubt in my mind that he is

right.
The document shows that an Iraqi intelligence officer, Abid Al-Karim Muhamed

Aswod, assigned to the Iraq embassy in Pakistan, is ''responsible for the

coordination of activities with the Osama bin Laden group.''
The document shows that it was written over the signature of Uday Saddam

Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein. The story of how the document came about

is as follows. . . .
http://www.tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/03/06/34908297.shtml
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,86153,00.html



NewsMax.com
Monday, March 15, 2004 7:24 AM EST
Report: Saddam Harbored Terrorists Who Killed Americans
Saddam Hussein supplied financial support, training and shelter for an array of

deadly terrorist organizations right up until the onset of the Iraq war a year ago,

including such notorious groups as Hamas, Ansar al-Islam, the Palestinian

Liberation Front, the Abu Nidal Organization and the Arab Liberation Front,

according to a comprehensive report released by the Hudson Institute.
Titled "Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror," the report details the role played by

terrorists supported by Saddam's regime in an array of infamous attacks that have

killed hundreds of American citizens both inside and outside the U.S. before and

after the Sept. 11 attacks - including the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, the

1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and

the Palestinian Intifada . . .
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/14/141831.shtml



"Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror”
by Deroy Murdock
American Outlook – Fall 2003
http://www.hudson.org/files/publications/murdocksaddamarticle.pdf



FAS
The National Interest, Winter, 1995/96
THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB:
Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters
by Laurie Mylroie
Few Americans are aware of the true scale of the destructive ambition behind

that bomb, this despite the fact that two years later, the key figure responsible for

building it--a man who had entered the United Stares on an Iraqi passport under

the name of Ramzi Yousef--was involved in another stupendous bombing

conspiracy. In January 1995, Yousef and his associates plotted to blow up eleven

U.S. commercial aircraft in one spectacular day of terrorist rage. The bombs were

to be made of a liquid explosive designed to pass through airport metal detectors.

But while mixing his chemical brew in a Manila apartment, Yousef started a fire.

He was forced to flee, leaving behind a computer that contained the information

that led to his arrest a month later in Pakistan. Among the items found in his

possession was a letter threatening Filipino interests if a comrade held in custody

were not released. It claimed the "ability to make and use chemicals and

poisonous gas... for use against vital institutions and residential populations and

the sources of drinking water." [1] Quickly extradited, he is now in U.S. custody

awaiting trial this spring. . . .
It is important to know who Ramzi Yousef is and who his "friends" are, because

if he is not just a bomber-for-hire, or an Islamic militant loosely connected to

other Muslim fundamentalists, Yousef's "friends" could still prove very dangerous

to the United States. It is of considerable interest, therefore, that a very

persuasive case can be made that Ramzi Yousef is an Iraqi intelligence agent, and

that his bombing conspiracies were meant as Saddam Hussein's revenge for the

Gulf War. . . .
http://www.fas.org/irp/world/iraq/956-tni.htm



Insight on the news
"Deathbed" Confession Transcript -- World Exclusive
Posted April 19, 2002
The following interview with ELMINA ABDUL, widow of EDWIN ANGELES,

one of the cofounders of the ABU SAYYAF GROUP (ASG), and deep cover

agent for the Defense Intelligence Group (DIG) of the Department of National

Defense (DND), of the Republic of the Philippines, was taken on March 10,

2002, in the presence of CHRISTOPHER M. PUNO, Information Officer of the

Province of Basilan, at BASCOM Hospital, in the general ward. . . .
DZS: Did he ever talk to you about meetings with Arabs or Americans?
EA: Yes, once he had met with some Arabs and Americans in 1994, in Davao (

City), or General Santos (City).
DZS: Did he tell you who they were?
EA: Does the name Ramsey Yousef mean something to you Mr. Sicat?
DZS: Ahmad Hassim. Does that mean something to you?
EA: He had met with them. And an American who he called Terry or the Farmer,

and another American whom he did not name.
DZS: Was the American he named as Terry, Terry Nichols?
EA: He did not mention the surname. Only Terry.
DZS: Did he tell you why and how many times they had met?
EA: They met almost every day for one week. They met in an empty bodega (

warehouse). They talked about bombings. They mentioned bombing government

buildings in San Francisco, Saint Louis and in Oklahoma. The Americans wanted

instructions how to make and to explode bombs. He (Edwin) told me that

Janjalani was very interested in paying them much money to explode the

buildings. The money was coming from Yousef and the other Arab. . . .
DZS: Did he tell you when the bombs would explode; when they exploded?
EA: He told me that the Americans exploded one bomb in Oklahoma in 1995,

after he was arrested and after we first met.
DZS: Did he ever tell you who was supplying the money for the bombing of the

building, I mean who Yousef was working with or for?
EA: Mr. Sicat, you are the mediaman. Do you not know that Yousef was

representing Iraq and Saddam Hussein? Do you not know that? . . .
http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=241231



Insight on the news
Insight Online World Exclusive
Posted April 19, 2002
By Kenneth R. Timmerman
Insight has learned that the widow of Philippine-government intelligence agent

Edwin Angeles has provided audiotaped testimony to an investigator working for

the American victims' families that directly ties Iraqi intelligence agents to Terry

Nichols, the man sentenced in 1998 to life in prison for his role in bombing the

Alfred P. Murrah Building seven years ago.
http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/241237.html



The Terrorist Motel
The I-40 connection between Zacarias Moussaoui and Mohamed Atta
by Jim Crogan
LAWeekly
JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2002
The motel owner said that Moussaoui and a man who appeared to be Marwan al

-Shehhi -- who helped crash a jetliner into the south tower of the World Trade

Center -- were friendly and said a few things, but Atta was clearly the leader. "He

did most of the talking and seemed very serious," said the owner . . .
One reason for the FBI's apparent lack of interest might be this motel's alleged

connection to Timothy McVeigh and a group of Iraqis who worked in Oklahoma

City. According to the motel owner and other witnesses and investigators

interviewed by the Weekly, McVeigh and several of these Iraqis were motel

guests in the months preceding the 1995 bombing. Witnesses also claimed they

saw several of the Iraqis moving barrels of material around on the bed of a truck.

The motel owner said the material smelled of diesel fuel and he had to clean up a

spill. Diesel fuel was a key component of the truck bomb that blew up the Federal

Building. . . .
http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/36/news-crogan.php



WorldNetDaily
Oklahoma City blast linked to bin Laden
Reporter says FBI refused to accept evidence of foreign terror connection
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2001
A former investigative reporter for the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City last night

told Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly she has gathered massive evidence of a

foreign conspiracy involving Saudi terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in the 1995

bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people.
Jayna Davis, former reporter for KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, says she took her

evidence -- including hundreds of court records, 24 sworn witness statements and

reports from law enforcement, intelligence and terror experts -- to the FBI, which

refused even to accept the material.
She said a Middle East terrorist cell was in operation only blocks from the federal

building, and that an Iraqi national who formerly served in Saddam Hussein's

Republican Guard was in contact with McVeigh the day of the bombing. She said

this suspect arrived at the crime scene in a Ryder truck moments before the blast

and sped away in a brown Chevrolet pickup truck immediately after.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22122



Investigative Report
InsightMag.com
Iraqi Connection to Oklahoma Bombing
Posted March 25, 2002
By Kenneth R. Timmerman
. . . That was before an Oklahoma City lawyer named Mike Johnston, aided by

Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch, filed a federal lawsuit against Iraq on behalf of

victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. The lawsuit alleges that "the entire plot to

blow up the Murrah Building on April 19, 1995, in whole or in part, was

orchestrated, assisted technically and/ or financially and directly aided by agents

of the Republic of Iraq." . . .
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Washington on March 14, alleges that

convicted Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols met repeatedly in the Philippines

with World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef, and that Youssef was an Iraqi

intelligence agent. If these allegations are confirmed in court, they constitute a

stunning indictment of Iraqi state complicity in murderous attacks on the United

States well before Sept. 11.
As if anticipating new developments on the terrorism front, CIA Director Tenet

told the Senate Armed Services Committee in unusually frank testimony on

March 19 that the United States now is actively examining potential Iraqi and

Iranian involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks. . . . Last October, U.S. News &

World Report revealed in its "Washington Whispers" column that McVeigh was

carrying Iraqi telephone numbers when he was arrested on the day of the

bombing. Sources tell INSIGHT that the phone numbers apparently were

contained in a sealed manila envelope that was turned over to the FBI unopened

by the Oklahoma state troopers who arrested McVeigh. The FBI logged in the

evidence as "manila envelope with content," but never disclosed what was inside.
Yet another potential Iraqi connection to the Oklahoma City bombing is being

promoted by a former Oklahoma City TV reporter named Jayna Davis, who

claims to have discovered an Iraqi terrorist network embedded within the Arab

immigrant community in the city. . . .
But new evidence uncovered by Johnston and his investigators suggests that

Youssef may have had direct ties to Iraqi intelligence all along. "We have sworn

witness statements and affidavits from court cases that predate the Oklahoma

City bombing that directly tie Ramzi Youssef to Dr. Ihsan Barbouti," Johnston

tells INSIGHT. "The witnesses say Barbouti introduced Ramzi Youssef as an

'explosives expert for the Iraqi National Oil Company,' and that Youssef was

working in Kuwait for Barbouti prior to the Iraqi invasion." Johnston says that he

believes Barbouti was married to a member of Saddam Hussein's al-Tikriti clan.

In tribal Iraq, such ties create bonds of absolute loyalty.
http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=221859



OpinionJournal
The Iraq Connection
BY MICAH MORRISON
Thursday, September 5, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT
. . . the long investigative work by Ms. Davis and Ms. Mylroie, coming to parallel

conclusions though working largely independently of each other, has gained some

prominent supporters. Former CIA Director James Woolsey, for example,

recently told the Journal that "when the full stories of these two incidents are

finally told, those who permitted the investigations to stop short will owe big

explanations to these two brave women. And the nation will owe them a debt of

gratitude."
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110002217



Highlights of complaint against Iraq for OK City bombing filed in US District

Court, Washington DC (filed in March 2002) Jury selection March 2004:
7. The parties hereto, based on their collective knowledge and on the knowledge

of other victims of the bombing of April 19, 1995, believe that the attack was not

as simple as has been portrayed by the United States government during the

criminal trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Specifically, upon

information and belief, Plaintiffs assert that other individuals were involved in

preparation for and execution of the attack. Plaintiffs assert that the entire plot

was, in whole or in part, orchestrated, assisted technically and/or financially, and

directly aided by agents of The Republic of Iraq. Plaintiffs further assert that this

attack was an illegal continuation of the Persian Gulf War. Plaintiffs herein assert

that they or their loved ones are, in effect, civilian casualties of said Gulf War in

a manner contrary to the Geneva Convention and other applicable international

treaties. Plaintiffs assert that the involvement and complicity of Iraq can be

proven by both direct and circumstantial evidence in classic application, i.e.,

means, opportunity and motive, to wit:
10. On April 20, 1990, a Criminal Investigation Agent for the U.S. Customs

Service authored a “Report of Investigation” including information from a

confidential informant from Europe who revealed that Barbouti was a “conduit

for. . .funds to terrorist organizations.” The Customs informant also noted that

there was an individual working with Barbouti. . . . Said individual was identified

in a 1991 Florida federal court case, i.e., testimony given two years before the

first attack on the World Trade Center, as being “Ramzi Youssef.” Youssef was

an Iraqi government agent.
20. Three months later, when the Murrah Building was bombed, Abdul Hakim

Murad, in a prison cell in New York City awaiting trial for his part in the plot to

bomb five American 747 aircraft, admitted verbally on April 19, 1995 and in

writing that Ramzi Youssef’s “liberation army” was responsible for the Murrah

Building bombing! Murad’s conspiratorial admission of foreign involvement in

the Oklahoma City bombing was revealed by an FBI 302 Report that was

referenced in Timothy McVeigh’s March 1997 “Petition for Writ of Mandamus,”

Case No. 97-1109 (10th Cir.). The 302 Report was sealed. Said conspiratorial

admission, however, was never reported by the government to the bombing

victims.
23. Freedom of Information Act records obtained from Interpol’s National

Central Bureau on February 24, 2000 revealed that, long after Nichols and

McVeigh were in custody for the Murrah Building bombing, Interpol was still

trying to apprehend at least two other individuals, one a foreign national,

somewhere overseas, who were “implicated in the bomb attack against the

Oklahoma City federal building on April 19, 1995.” Also, the last (released)

document contained in Interpol’s file regarding the Oklahoma City bombing was

a New York Times article about the 1997 trial of Ramzi Youssef for the terrorist

plots prepared in the Philippines during 1994 and early 1995. See Exhibit 4,

attached hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference. Obviously, Interpol

connected Ramzi Youssef to the Oklahoma City bombing. Neither of these things

was ever revealed by the United States government to Plaintiffs, i.e., bombing

victims, herein.
24. Plaintiffs further assert that Timothy McVeigh had additional Iraqi assistance

in preparing the Murrah Building attack during the days leading up to April 19,

1995. This included, specifically, the assistance of Hussain Hashem Alhussaini, a

former soldier in the Iraqi army during the Gulf War who had been allowed entry

into the United States in 1994 through Boston from an interment camp in Saudi

Arabia. Also, see Exhibit 5, attached hereto, which is a copy of an April 19, 1995

government memorandum documenting a report to the Washington Metropolitan

Field Office of the FBI, made by a former high-ranking CIA official, and is

incorporated herein by reference. Said CIA official (who had previously worked

on the Pan Am 103 case) was passing on urgent information from a Saudi

Arabian counterterrorism official in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The intelligence

information was that “there was a ‘squad’ of people currently in the United

States, very possibly Iraqis, who have been tasked with carrying out terrorist

attacks against the United States.” One of the three targets specifically mentioned

in the report was Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The existence of this memo was

never communicated by the U.S. government to Plaintiffs herein, i.e., victims.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/cases/86/complaint.html







Insight on the news
The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda
Posted Sept. 29, 2003
By Scott L. Wheeler
Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq

acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported

the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that

until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. . . . That assistance, confirmed

independently, came in a variety of ways, including financial support spun out

through a complex web of financial institutions in Switzerland, Liechtenstein,

Italy and elsewhere. Long suspected of having terrorist ties to al-Qaeda, they now

have been linked to Iraq as well. . . . Bush officially cited al-Taqwa as part of al

-Qaeda's money-laundering activities. . . . It is in al-Taqwa and Nada

Management that the government investigator says he found the links to Saddam

and Iraq.
Leitner says. The O'Neill lawsuit . . . against Iraq points to numerous

organizations and financial institutions the plaintiffs say were "fronts" for Islamic

terrorism activities and claims financial linkages to Iraq, Iraqi intelligence and

Saddam. . . . Also listed as a defendant in the lawsuit is the Arab TV network al-

Jazeera. "Defendant Mohammed Jaseem al-Ali and two other employees of al-

Jazeera are identified in documents captured in the April 2003 U.S. military

action in Iraq as having received substantial funding from the Iraqi regime in

exchange for acting as liaisons between Iraq and al-Qaeda. One document reveals

that al-Jazeera passed letters from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein," the

complaint alleges. . . .
Scott L. Wheeler is a contributing writer for Insight magazine.
email the author
http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/477622



the weekly Standard
Saddam's Ambassador to al Qaeda
From the March 1, 2004 issue: An Iraqi prisoner details Saddam's links to Osama

bin Laden's terror network.
by Jonathan Schanzer
03/01/2004, Volume 009, Issue 24
A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu

Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the

debate over al Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. . . . In

addition to weapons, al-Shamari said, the Mukhabarat also helped finance Ansar

al Islam. "On one occasion we gave them ten million Swiss dinars [$700,000]," al

-Shamari said, referring to the pre-1990 Iraqi currency. On other occasions, the

Mukhabarat provided more than that. The assistance, he added, was furnished "

every month or two months." . . . “Abu Wael was "the actual decision-maker" for

Ansar al Islam and "an employee of the Mukhabarat." . . . The prisoner told me

that he had worked for Abu Wael, who was the leader of a special intelligence

directorate in the Mukhabarat. That directorate provided assistance to Ansar al

Islam at the behest of Saddam Hussein. . . . Al-Shamari also told me that the links

between Saddam's regime and the al Qaeda network went beyond Ansar al Islam.

He explained in considerable detail that Saddam actually ordered Abu Wael to

organize foreign fighters from outside Iraq to join Ansar. Al-Shamari estimated

that some 150 foreign fighters were imported from al Qaeda clusters in Jordan,

Turkey, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon to fight with Ansar al Islam's Kurdish

fighters. . . . a man known simply as Qods. In June 2003, just before he was

arrested and put in the jail where I met him, Qods said that . . . It was only then, .

. . that he learned of the link between the Baathists and al Qaeda. . . .
Jonathan Schanzer is a terrorism analyst for the Washington Institute for Near

East Policy and author of the forthcoming book "Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East

Affiliates and the Next Generation of Terror."
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/768rwsbj

.asp?pg=1



An Essay:
Iraq’s State Sponsorship of Osama bin-Laden and the
al-Qaeda Terror Network
The Washington Dispatch
Essay by Chris Farrell
Jun 30, 2002
http://www.washingtondispatch.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/16/32/printer



Arafat-Saddam-Bin Laden Links Surface
DEBKAfile Expose
September 24, 2002, 4:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=155



For Immediate Release
Aug 13, 2002
SEPTEMBER 11 LAWSUIT AGAINST IRAQ MOVES FORWARD
State Department Confirms Saddam Hussein’s Government Served With Lawsuit

Alleging September 11 Involvement
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and

prosecutes government corruption, today announced that the governments of Iraq

and Afghanistan have been served with a civil lawsuit. . . . The lawsuit alleges a

conspiracy among Iraq, bin Laden, the Taliban/Afghani government in the

September 11 terrorist attacks on America. The lawsuit alleges that Iraq provided

“material support and assistance” to bin Laden’s network to carry out the

September 11 attacks and that Iraqi intelligence met several times with September

11 terrorists, in addition to providing training for bin Laden’s terrorist network in

Iraq itself. - Judicial Watch, Inc.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/2323.shtml



9/11 SUIT TIES SADDAM TO 10 YRS. OF AID FOR OSAMA
New York Post; New York; Sep 9, 2002; JOHN LEHMANN;
Words in Document: 265
Abstract:
The civil suit against Iraq, filed last week on behalf of 1,400 victims of the Sept.

11 attacks and their families, relies on confidential briefings by ex-CIA officers,

interviews with Iraqi defectors, al Qaeda members' testimonies at the African

embassy bombing trial and Iraqi and American press reports, according to

Manhattan law firm Kreindler and Kreindler. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nypost

/164848461.html?did=164848461&FMT=ABS&FMTS=FT&date=Sep+9,+

2002&desc=9%2f11+SUIT+TIES+SADDAM+TO+10+YRS.+OF+AID+FOR+

OSAMA


(2002/09/05):
"Lawsuit: Iraq Knew of 9/11 Attacks"
By Larry Neumeister
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, September 4, 2002; 7:16 PM
NEW YORK -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Iraq knew Osama bin Laden

was targeting the Pentagon and New York City prior to Sept. 11 and that it

sponsored terrorists for a decade to avenge its defeat in the Gulf War. . . . The

lawsuit alleges that Yousef was an Iraqi intelligence agent who traveled to the

United States using travel documents forged in Kuwait during the Iraqi

occupation of that country in 1991. Yousef was eventually convicted in the trade

center bombing and a plot to blow up a dozen airliners over the Far East in 1995.

He is serving a life prison term.
http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/9-06-02/discussion.cgi.39.shtml



Friday, March 7, 2003 1:57 p.m. EST
NewsMax,com
CIA's Woolsey Tells Court: Iraq Involved in 9/11
Former CIA Director James Woolsey offered bombshell testimony this week in a

lawsuit brought by the families of World Trade Center victims that implicates

Saddam Hussein in the 9/11 attacks. . . . The one-time Clinton administration

intelligence chief described what he said was a conspiracy between al-Qaeda and

Baghdad.
http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/3/7/140812



Sept. 11 Families Win $104-Million
NEW YORK-May 7, 2003 — A federal judge Wednesday awarded nearly $104

million in damages to the families of at least two victims of the Sept. 11 terror

attacks, saying they had shown that Iraq provided material support to Osama bin

Laden and al-Qaeda.
Judge Harold Baer outlined the damages against bin Laden, the Taliban and

Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi government in a written decision in U.S. District

Court in Manhattan. Baer said he had concluded that lawyers for the two victims

"have shown, albeit barely ... that Iraq provided material support to bin Laden

and al-Qaeda." - ABC Action News
http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/5-09-03/discussion.cgi.53.html



NewsMax,com
Friday, May 9, 2003 7:22 a.m. EDT
9/11 Bombshell: Judge Rules Saddam Trained Hijackers
In a bombshell finding virtually ignored by the American media, a U.S. district

court judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that Salman Pak, Saddam Hussein's

airplane hijacking school located on the outskirts of Baghdad, played a material

role in the devastating Sept. 11 attacks on America. . . . according to courtroom

testimony by three of the camp's instructors, the facility was a virtual hijacking

classroom where al-Qaeda recruits practiced overcoming U.S. flight crews using

only small knives - a terrorist technique never employed before 9/11.
At least one veteran of Salman Pak, Sabah Khodad, has maintained that the 9/11

hijackers were actually trained by Saddam's henchman. He told PBS in October

2001 that the World Trade Center attack "was done by graduates of Salman Pak

."
http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/5/9/72820

The above lawsuit was filed in Manhattan, the following lawsuit is unrelated and

was filed in Washington D.C.



NewsMax,com
Wednesday Feb. 5, 2003; 1:47 p.m. EST
Lawsuit Alleges Saddam Trained 9/11 Hijackers
A lawsuit set to be filed in Washington, D.C. will allege that . . . "Saddam Hussein

helped to plan and pay for the September 11 terror attacks on New York and

Washington, according to U.S. court documents obtained by the Sunday

Express," the paper claimed. . . . Five key witnesses - three Iraqi defectors and

two former U.N. weapons inspectors - have "provided chilling details," the

Express said . . .
http://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/2/5/135346



Spain links suspect in 9/11 plot to Baghdad
David Rose
Sunday March 16, 2003
The Observer
An alleged terrorist accused of helping the 11 September conspirators was invited

to a party by the Iraqi ambassador to Spain under his al-Qaeda nom de guerre,

according to documents seized by Spanish investigators.
Yusuf Galan, who was photographed being trained at a camp run by Osama bin

Laden, is now in jail, awaiting trial in Madrid. The indictment against him, drawn

up by investigating judge Baltasar Garzon, claims he was 'directly involved with

the preparation and carrying out of the attacks ... by the suicide pilots on 11

September'.
Evidence of Galan's links with Iraqi government officials came to light only

recently, as investigators pored through more than 40,000 pages of documents

seized in raids at the homes of Galan and seven alleged co-conspirators. The

Spanish authorities have supplied copies to lawyers in America, and this week the

documents will form part of a dossier to be filed in a federal court in Washington,

claiming damages of approximately $100 billion on behalf of more than 2,500 11

September victims. - The Observer
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,915142,00.html



WorldNetDaily
Posted: December 11, 2002
Iraq-al-Qaida links go back decade
By David Rose
CIA reports of Iraqi-al-Qaida cooperation number nearly 100 and extend back to

1992, according to a reporter for Vanity Fair whose sources include senior

Pentagon officials.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=29949



Contacts among Ansar al-Islam, Al Qaeda, and aides to the Iraqi President
By Scott Peterson
Staff Writer of the Christian Science Monitor
2 April 2002
While Ansar is gaining strength in numbers, new information is emerging that ties

the organization to both Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network and to Iraqi leader

Saddam Hussein. The Al Qaeda contacts allegedly stretch back to 1989, and

include regular recruiting visits by bin Laden cadres to Kurdish refugee camps in

Iran and to northern Iraq, as well as a journey by senior Ansar leaders to meet Al

Qaeda chiefs in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the summer of 2000.
A 20-year veteran of Iraqi intelligence alleges the Iraqi government secretly

provided cash and training to Ansar . . .
http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/nea/iraq/press/0418irqtr.htm



Asia Times
Bin Laden uses Iraq to plot new attacks
By Syed Saleem Shahzad
February 23, 2003
Similarly, bin Laden and the al-Qaeda have maintained close relations with Iraqi

intelligence since the early 1990s. In 1994, Iraqi intelligence chief Farooq al-

Hijazi visited the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, where bin Laden had established

a headquarters for al-Qaeda in 1991 to run businesses to provide it with income

and support. Farooq and bin Laden met. Also present was Dr Hasan Turabi, the

head of the Muslim Brotherhood organization of Sudan. (Bin Laden married one

of Turabi's nieces while he was in Sudan.)
This meeting was to prove helpful to both bin Laden and Iraqi leader Saddam

Hussein.
http://atimes.com/c-asia/DB23Ag02.html



Philippines' expulsion of Iraqi diplomat bolsters U.S. case that Iraq engaged in

terrorism
Thu Feb 13, 2003, 8:14 AM ET
By HRVOJE HRANJSKI, Associated Press Writer
MANILA, Philippines - The expulsion from the Philippines of an Iraqi diplomat

allegedly linked to the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group has bolstered the U.S.

case that Iraq is sponsoring international terrorism, Philippine officials said

Thursday.
The Abu Sayyaf has been loosely linked to Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s

al-Qaeda network. The Philippines has given Iraqi Consul Husham Husain until

Friday to leave the country. . . . Shortly after the outbreak of the Gulf War in

January 1991, Manila expelled then-Iraqi Charge d'Affaires Muwafak al-Ani after

an Iraqi man was killed and another wounded in the premature detonation of a

bomb believed intended for the U.S. cultural center in suburban Makati. The

planned bombing appeared to be an initial attempt by Iraq to carry out a threat of

global terrorism in response to the U.S.-led assault to force its military out of

Kuwait.
http://www.highbeam.com/library/doc0.asp?docid=1P1:71751371&dtype=0~0

&dinst=&author=&title=Expelled%20Iraqi%20Envoy%20Leaves%20

Philippines&date=02/14/2003&refid=ency_botnm



Saddam link to terror group
By Philip Smucker in Baghdad and Adrian Blomfield in Nairobi
(Filed: 17/04/2003)
London Telegraph
Saddam Hussein's regime was linked to an African Islamist terrorist group,

according to intelligence papers seen by The Telegraph. The documents provide

the first hard evidence of ties between Iraq and religious terrorism. . . The papers

show how Iraq's charge d'affaires in Nairobi, Fallah Hassan Al Rubdie, was in

discussion with the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan guerrilla group with ties

to other anti-western Islamist organisations. . . In a letter to the head of the Iraqi

spy agency, a senior ADF operative outlined his group's efforts to set up an "

international mujahideen team". . . Nassir offered to "vet, recruit and send youth

to train for the jihad" at a centre in Baghdad, which he described as a "

headquarters for international holy warrior network". . .
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/17/wsad17.xml



'We'll pay all expenses to gain the knowledge from bin Laden and convey a

message back'
(Filed: 27/04/2003)
London Telegraph
Document 1, dated February 19, 1998
Marked "Top Secret and Urgent" in the margin and signed by "MDA", thought to

be the codename for the director of one of the intelligence sections within the

Mukhabarat.
"The envoy is a trusted confidant and known by them. According to the above

mediation we request official permission to call Khartoum station to facilitate the

travel arrangements for the above-mentioned person to Iraq. And that our body

carry all the travel and hotel expenses inside Iraq to gain the knowledge of the

message from bin Laden and to convey to his envoy an oral message from us to

bin Laden, the Saudi opposition leader, about the future of our relationship with

him, and to achieve a direct meeting with him." . . .
Document 2, dated February 23, 1998
Addressed to codename "M4/7", marked "Information M4 D1/3/4" and given the

number 375 by the Mukhabarat bureaucracy.
"The permission of Mr Deputy Director of Intelligence has been gained on 21

February for this operation, to secure a reservation for one of the intelligence

services guest's for one week in one of the first class hotels [the Al Mansour

Melia hotel in Baghdad]".
Signed by "M.D. 1/3", next to which is written February 22.
In the margin it is written that this has been done in co-ordination with the chief

of the Saudi section and that they write to extend the period of host for one more

week.
A note at the bottom of the page says "The envoy H arrived 5th March". Another

note mentions "room 414" next to the name, Mohammed F. Mohammed Ahmed.
Document 3, dated March 24, 1998
Written by hand and labelled number 736 and marked "Secret" in the margin.

This paper has been given the code number M 4/7/2 and is addressed to

codename "2/D1/3".
"Your information numbered D1/3/4/375 dated 23rd February 1998, we enclose

herewith the bill to host a guest in Mansour Melia Hotel. Please let it be known

and get the official permission to spend the amount and return the permission

back with our regards. Include the name of bills of the hotel." Signed by another

official with the codename M.M. 4/7
At the foot of this document there is another note, dated April 13, that says that

after 21 days:
"We have been informed by Saudi section chief [of the Iraqi Intelligence Service,

the Mukhabarat] that we get permission to send the amount and the permission is

sent to directorate accountant."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/27/walq127.

xml



Toronto Star
Apr. 27, 2003. 09:58 AM
Clumsy efforts hid bin Laden's name
MITCH POTTER
MIDDLE EAST BUREAU
As the mystery slowly unravelled, Amir's eyes grew wider. Finally, he leapt from

the bed in stunned disbelief. "What? What have you got," I asked.
"It says bin Laden. It says bin Laden," he bellowed, jumping in the air.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/

Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1051125568653&call_pageid=968332188492

&col=968793972154



Toronto Star
Star finds bin Laden-Iraq links
Three pages of documents point to the arrival of a messenger
MITCH POTTER
TORONTO STAR
Apr. 28, 2003. 01:34 PM
Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization and Saddam Hussein's regime shared

direct contact as early as 1998, according to top-secret Iraqi intelligence

documents obtained by the Star. . . .
The handwritten file, three pages in all, relates to the arrival of a secret envoy

sent by bin Laden to Iraq in March, 1998, apparently to establish a clandestine

relationship with the Iraqi regime.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/

Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1051125568646&call_pageid=1045739058633



FreeRepublic
Target: Safe Harbor – Bush’s case against Iraq is iron-clad post – 9/11
National Review Online ^ | September 6, 2002 | Larry Kudlow
The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg reported brilliantly on Ansar al-Islam last

winter. This is a group of several hundred terrorists who were initially trained and

organized by bin Laden troops and co-financed by al Qaeda and Saddam

Hussein's secret police. . . .
And Ledeen points out that these groups are being aided and abetted by the "

terror masters" — namely Iran, Iraq, and Syria who foster, arm, and train these

terrorists, and Saudi Arabia, the financier. These are the safe-harboring states

who shield enemies of the United States.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/745761/posts



Jane’s Information Group
Who did it?
19 September 2001
. . . The Iraqis, who for several years paid smaller groups to do their dirty work,

were quick to discover the advantages of Al-Qaeda. . . .
http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/fr/fr010919_1_n.

shtml



Was bin Laden working with Iraq?
Boston Globe ^ | 9/25/01 | Laurie Mylroie
. . . Above all, a critical question has not been addressed: Was bin Laden alone

responsible for the carnage that occurred on Sept. 11, or was he working with an

enemy state, namely Iraq?As Rafael Eitan, former head of Israel's Mossad, stated,

''I have no doubt whatsoever that the
mastermind of this atrocity is none other than the Iraqi dictator.'' Former CIA

director Jim Woolsey has also fingered Iraq, and senior officials in the Pentagon

agree. . . .
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/531970/posts



FreeRepublic
Iraq Tempts Bin Laden To Attack West
The Herald (UK)
By Ian Bruce
December 28, 1999
The world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, has been offered sanctuary in

Iraq if his worldwide terrorist network succeeds in carrying out a campaign of

high-profile attacks on the West . . .
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/527008/posts



FreeRepublic
Seven Years Later: Was TWA Flight 800 a First Strike By Jihad Terrorists?
Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 17, 2003 | Scott Holleran
Skeptics questioned the investigation, including former Chairman of the Joint

Chiefs of Staff Thomas Moorer, a retired admiral, who added his name to those

who believe a missile destroyed the plane.
Moorer -- joined by Vernon Grose, a former member of the National

Transportation Safety Board -- expressed grave doubts about the investigation.

"All the evidence," Moorer said, "would point to a missile."
At the time of the crash, 270 eyewitnesses reported seeing a streak of light.

Nearly 100 eyewitnesses said that the streak of light *originated* from the earth's

surface, contrary to the CIA's animated simulation.
http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/947966/posts



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40 posted on 09/22/2004 6:57:12 PM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: Peach
Iraq’s State Sponsorship of Osama bin-Laden and the al-Qaeda Terror Network
1999 Article: Iraq tempts bin Laden to attack West

Al-Qaeda Big Confirms Terror Ties to Iraq


White House Says it Has Evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda Ties


The Iraq Connection: Was Saddam involved in Oklahoma City and the first WTC bombing?
World Trade Center Attack Complaint (Iraq named as plaintiff)
Complaint (PDF) Lawsuit claiming a 9/11 link between Iraq and al Qaeda. Sept. 3, 2002
Who did it? Foreign Report presents an alternative view (Iraq believed to be behind 9/11)


Iraq and al Qaeda: Who's campaigning to deny the links?


Iraqi Terrorists Detail Ties To Bin Laden

Bin Laden disciples terrorise Kurds

The real bin Laden (Iraq has supported al-Qaida for more than a decade)

Iraq giving chemical weapons to al-Qaida: US thinks Iraq plotting with terrorists

Iraq and al-Qaida part of same picture, says Straw

'Iraq knew of al-Qaeda attacks'

Bin Laden said to have nukes (Iraq has assisted al-Qaida with the purchase of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons)

Bin Laden uses Iraq to plot new attacks

Exposed: Saddam's Prohibited Missiles and Support of al-Qaeda Terrorism

Mohamed Atta Was Here...And met with Saddam Hussein's man in Prague.

Bin Laden met Iraqi agent

Lawsuit Alleges Saddam Trained 9/11 Hijackers

Mike Boettcher: Arrests may link al Qaeda, Iraq

Al Qaeda got gas in Iraq

Son of Saddam Praises bin Laden in Official Iraqi Newspaper

Iraq's Ambassador To Turkey Recalled To Baghdad [second link between Bin Laden and Iraq discovered]

U.S.: Rumsfeld Says Al-Qaeda Takes Refuge In Iraq

CIA Director: Al Qaeda May Be Turning to Iraq

Rumsfeld Says Iraq Has Helped al-Qaeda

Iraqi Funds, Training Fuel Islamic Terror Group: Two Iraqi Arabs held in a Kurdish prison tell of contacts among Ansar al-Islam, Al Qaeda, and aides to the Iraqi president.

Iraq-Al-Qaeda Bombshell: Mag Documents New Links

German investigators link bin Laden and Iraq with anthrax outbreak

'Proof' of Iraq/Bin Laden links

Was bin Laden working with Iraq?

Iraq suspected of sponsoring terrorist attacks

Bush hopeful new report will link Iraq to al-Qaeda

U.S. captures Iraqis in Afghanistan raid

A Saddam-Afghanistan Connection Reported

Saddam trained al Qaeda terrorists, British claim

Iraq, al-Qaida linked by administration: Fleischer hints at more coming on connection

Gephardt: 'Lots Of' Intelligence Ties Iraq to Al-Qaeda

UHOLY TRINITY IN CHEMICAL WEAPONS PACT - IRAQ, SUDAN & OSAMA BIN LADEN

Links Between 9-11 Terrorist Leader Mohammed Atta, Anthrax, bin Laden and Iraq Appear Likely

The Saddam Hussein / Osama Bin Laden Connection

Iraq trains Bin Laden’s Men in Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Al Qaeda find Iraqi escape

'America Should Act in Self Defense Against Iraq For 9/11, OKC, 1993 WTC Attacks

Rumsfeld: Iraq Sheltered Top Bin Laden Aides

Exposed: Saddam's Prohibited Missiles and Support of al-Qaeda Terrorism

State Department: Key al Qaida Man in Baghdad

Bin Laden is back, now as defender of Iraq

Al Qaeda’s Man in Iraq?

Al-Qaida cohorts still active in Iraq

Debate over Iraq-bin Laden links reignited

Did Saddam, Bin Laden Work Together to Get Weapons of Mass Destruction?

U.S. Has 'Solid Evidence' of Al Qaeda Operating in Iraq

Iraq-al-Qaida links go back decade: CIA reports show nearly 100 examples of cooperation, says reporter

Arafat-Saddam-Bin Laden Links Surface

Bin Laden-Saddam nuclear pact?

Bin Laden imitates Saddam

‘PHARAOH' CLUE LINKS SADDAM AND OSAMA

New Evidence Of Iraq-Al Qaeda Ties?

U.S. tracked top al Qaeda planner's visit to Baghdad

Rice: Iraq Providing Shelter, Chemical Weapons Help to Al Qaeda

Blair claims Iraq is linked to al-Qaida

Al-Qaeda terrorists seen in Iraq, says US

An Al Qaeda- Iraq link materializing?

The Iraqi-Oklahoma City Bombing Connection

Iraqi Complicity in the World Trade Center Bombing and Beyond

Taliban, Clinton, Saudi Involvement - All laid out in a book published in 2000 (from USMC.MIL site)

The Democrats' Case Against Saddam Hussein (Dems nailed, yet again)

Headline Rundown and links on Iraq - Things the democrats have conviently forgot...

Saddam Abused His Last Chance, Clinton -clear and present danger to safety of people everywhere 1998

Gore repeats that Saddam MUST GO - June 2000

What the democrats want you to forget

Iraq is a Regional Threat, capable of as much as 200 tons of VX nerve agent (1999 Clinton report)

Czech military reports say iraq has smallpox virus in weapons stockpile (and camelpox)

2/7/1998 : Arab media: Clinton will strike due to sex scandal (&links to tons of arab news on clinton)

Iraqi chemical weapons buildup reported (Sept 2001 Report)

Clinton, Gore rally domestic support for strike at Iraq, "unholy axis" (1998 Must read)

statement President Clinton from 1998 on the air strikes

Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Full Text, Sense of Congress - Remove Saddam

-Terror Tips--

-Time to kick the tires & light the fires, folks- terrorism gathers across the World...--

-All Terror, All the Time-- FR's links to NBC Warfare, Terror, and More...--

-Jihad! Across the World....--

-IRAQ- some links to terror--

-The Web of Terror--

-The Fire Down South...( Latin America--)--

I found another extensive list of links awhile back when I was researching for my own list...you might check them against your list to make sure you have them...

Click Here

If you are keeping the Clinton/Saddam list...here is one I found this morning that you might be interested in...

Clinton Axed Terror Probe

Iraq's Tie to Al-Qaeda Terrorists, Airline Hijackings

Photos Prove Connection Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda Terrorists
Taliban, Clinton, Saudi Involvement - All laid out in a book published in 2000 (from USMC.MIL site)

The Democrats' Case Against Saddam Hussein (Dems nailed, yet again)

Headline Rundown and links on Iraq - Things the democrats have conviently forgot...

Saddam Abused His Last Chance, Clinton -clear and present danger to safety of people everywhere 1998

Gore repeats that Saddam MUST GO - June 2000

What the democrats want you to forget

Iraq is a Regional Threat, capable of as much as 200 tons of VX nerve agent (1999 Clinton report)

Czech military reports say iraq has smallpox virus in weapons stockpile (and camelpox)

2/7/1998 : Arab media: Clinton will strike due to sex scandal (&links to tons of arab news on clinton)

Iraqi chemical weapons buildup reported (Sept 2001 Report)

Clinton, Gore rally domestic support for strike at Iraq, "unholy axis" (1998 Must read)

statement President Clinton from 1998 on the air strikes

Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Full Text, Sense of Congress - Remove Saddam


41 posted on 09/22/2004 6:57:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: RaceBannon

RaceBannon - You are the MAN! Thank you so very much for those links.


42 posted on 09/22/2004 7:00:00 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Hey, some of these came from you, so, dont thank me too much! :)


43 posted on 09/22/2004 7:00:36 PM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: Peach
The links are worthwhile and appreciated, especially as a single resource where follow-up can be pursued. However as you noted:

... Saddam Hussein's regime was actively training Iraqi intelligence operatives for terrorist attacks against U.S. interests

As I've posted many times and will continue to write on every thread where this comes up, the President clearly said that this is not a war against al Qaeda. It's a war against all terrorism with global reach. Saddam's IIS qualifies as such an enemy in its own right. Not other justification to attack Iraq is required.

44 posted on 09/22/2004 8:31:24 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Wearing BLACK Pajamas, in honor of Hanoi John)
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To: Peach

I'm not so sure about this. According to senator Patty Murray (D WA) Osama bin Laden was too busy building day care centers.


45 posted on 09/22/2004 9:10:30 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Peach

bttt


46 posted on 09/22/2004 9:20:30 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Peach
I wish there was a way that this information, or at least some of it, could be condensed and put into an ad for president Bush. Too many Americans have bought the main stream media and democrat lie, that there was "no connection" between Saddam's Iraq and Al Queda.

I don't see how we could have afforded NOT to topple Hussein. As far as the WMD's go, Saddam had plenty of time to get them out of Iraq. How long did Inspector Cluessosp? (Hans Blix) stall the process- about a month or so, wasn't it?-more than enough time to get them out.

Even if Hussein didn't have WMD's -EVERYONE thought he did have them. What about the Oil for Food scandal? It seems clear that the UN was never serious about confronting Saddam.

So, according to the Rat's, we should have left Hussein in power, gone blissfully on , and let the corrupt UN "handle it". If we would have done that, it would have only been a matter of time until it led to disaster. Think about it, all the people that are in prison now (like Dr. Germ)would be out working for Saddam, dodging the inspectors, and taking kick backs to add to their coffers.

Saddam and Al Queda both hate us, but according to to the left, there was NO chance they would have joined forces? And we should have relied the UN to protect us? That doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

In case this didn't get into the links Saddam offered asylum to Bin Laden

Great post by the way. Lots of links and useful information.

PSSSSSTTTTTTTtttttt.......... Hellllo press....over here. Check this out.............................................crickets chirping

47 posted on 09/22/2004 9:30:26 PM PDT by Pajamajan (John Kerry- The wrong man at the wrong time. Vote for GW BUSH=THE RIGHT MAN)
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To: Pajamajan

Didn't the testimony to Congress by Duelfer also say that they could produce a year's worth of bio weapons in a month? He said facilities were there for WMD..


48 posted on 09/22/2004 9:38:25 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: Peach
I wish there was a way that this information, or at least some of it, could be condensed and put into an ad for president Bush. Too many Americans have bought the main stream media and democrat lie, that there was "no connection" between Saddam's Iraq and Al Queda.

I don't see how we could have afforded NOT to topple Hussein. As far as the WMD's go, Saddam had plenty of time to get them out of Iraq. How long did Inspector Cluessosp? (Hans Blix) stall the process- about a month or so, wasn't it?-more than enough time to get them out.

Even if Hussein didn't have WMD's -EVERYONE thought he did have them. What about the Oil for Food scandal? It seems clear that the UN was never serious about confronting Saddam.

So, according to the Rat's, we should have left Hussein in power, gone blissfully on , and let the corrupt UN "handle it". If we would have done that, it would have only been a matter of time until it led to disaster. Think about it, all the people that are in prison now (like Dr. Germ)would be out working for Saddam, dodging the inspectors, and taking kick backs to add to their coffers.

Saddam and Al Queda both hate us, but according to to the left, there was NO chance they would have joined forces? And we should have relied the UN to protect us? That doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

In case this didn't get into the links Saddam offered asylum to Bin Laden

Great post by the way. Lots of links and useful information.

PSSSSSTTTTTTTtttttt.......... Hellllo press....over here. Check this out.............................................crickets chirping

49 posted on 09/22/2004 9:40:19 PM PDT by Pajamajan (John Kerry- The wrong man at the wrong time. Vote for GW BUSH=THE RIGHT MAN)
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To: Pajamajan
D'OH!
Sorry for the double post :-(

50 posted on 09/22/2004 9:43:00 PM PDT by Pajamajan (John Kerry- The wrong man at the wrong time. Vote for GW BUSH=THE RIGHT MAN)
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