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Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR
Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News

Posted on 10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT by christie

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Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file.

http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3

This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden.

Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show.

In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret orders to procure enriched uranium for the purpose of developing nuclear weapons. These are allegations bin Laden does not now deny.

OSAMA BIN LADEN: (through translator) It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims. But how we could use these weapons if we possess them is up to us.

SHEILA MACVICAR: (voice-over) With an American price on his head, there weren't many places bin Laden could go, unless he teamed up with another international pariah, one also with an interest in weapons of mass destruction.

VINCE CANNISTRARO: Osama believes in "the enemy of my enemy is my friend and is someone I should cooperate with." That's certainly the current case with Iraq.

SHEILA MACVICAR: (voice-over) Saddam Hussein has a long history of harboring terrorists. Carlos the Jackal, Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas, the most notorious terrorists of their era, all found shelter and support at one time in Baghdad. Intelligence sources say bin Laden's long relationship with the Iraqis began as he helped Sudan's fundamentalist government in their efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

Three weeks after the bombing, on August 31, bin Laden reaches out to his friends in Iraq and Sudan. Iraq's vice president arrives in Khartoum to show his support for the Sudanese after the U.S. attack. ABC News has learned that during these meetings, senior Sudanese officials acting on behalf of bin Laden ask if Saddam Hussein would grant him asylum.

Iraq was, indeed, interested. ABC News has learned that in December, an Iraqi intelligence chief, named Farouk Hijazi, how Iraq's ambassador to Turkey, made a secret trip to Afghanistan to meet with bin Laden. Three intelligence agencies tell ABC News they cannot be certain what was discussed, but almost certainly, they say, bin Laden has been told he would be welcome in Baghdad.

And intelligence sources say they can only speculate on the purpose of an alliance. What could bin Laden offer Saddam Hussein? Only days after he meets Iraqi officials, bin Laden tells ABC News that his network is wide, and there are people prepared to commit terror in his name who he does not even control.

OSAMA BIN LADEN: (through translator) It is our job to incite and to instigate. By the grace of God, we did that, and certain people responded to this instigation.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1999; abcnews; binladen; hannity; macvicar; osamabinladen; seanhannity; sheilamacvicar; suddamhussein; terrorism
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Sean said that he's going to play this segment on Hannity and Colmes, which is great. Probably not tonight with the debate, but I hope he plays it soon.

I have a copy of the full transcript, but I can't post it in it's entirety and there are no links on the Internet. If anyone needs a copy, send me a FReepMail.

They connected the dots in 1998 but Senator Kerry and MSM can't seem to connect the dots in 2004.

Here is an easy to read chart of what the media was saying pre-911 (and after): Connect the Dots...Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Lots of facts and quotes about the president-wannabe at the John F. Kerry Timeline.
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1 posted on 10/08/2004 5:29:05 PM PDT by christie
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To: christie

"OSAMA BIN LADEN: (through translator) It is our job to incite and to instigate. "

No wonder Michael Moore favors OBL so much. They think alike.


2 posted on 10/08/2004 5:30:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: BenLurkin

To express concerns to ABC, contact the following:

* ABC Audience Response line at 818-460-7477. Press 4 to leave a message.
* ABC News Washington DC Bureau at 202-222-7777, fax 202-222-7684
* ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin at 212-456-4545, fax 212-456-2795, email mark.halperin@abc.com
* ABC News President David Westin at 212-456-6200, fax 212-456-4292
* ABC President Alex Wallau at 818-460-5500, fax 212-456-2795, email alex.wallau@abc.com


3 posted on 10/08/2004 5:31:34 PM PDT by soccer4life
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To: BenLurkin; All
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Saddam Hussein has a long history of harboring terrorists. Carlos the Jackal, Abu Nidal, Abu Abbas, the most notorious terrorists of their era, all found shelter and support at one time in Baghdad. Intelligence sources say bin Laden's long relationship with the Iraqis began as he helped Sudan's fundamentalist government in their efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
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4 posted on 10/08/2004 5:34:29 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: christie

bttt


5 posted on 10/08/2004 5:36:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: christie
Here is an easy to read chart of what the media was saying pre-911 (and after): Connect the Dots...Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Thanks. That's an excellent resource.

6 posted on 10/08/2004 5:37:41 PM PDT by jigsaw (Taglinus FreeRepublicus 42: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1216240/posts)
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To: christie

**Mega Bump**


7 posted on 10/08/2004 5:40:37 PM PDT by TwoStep (Ignorance can be cured, stupid is forever!)
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To: christie

Maybe if Kerry actually turned up at Intelligence Committee meetings once in a while, he'd learn something.


8 posted on 10/08/2004 5:46:56 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I wonder in awe how idiots like Kerry get to sit on "Intelligence Committees." You could take any given street cop with a few years experience, or any given career Military person of various Officer and/or Enlisted ranks with a security clearance, and any of them would be eminently more qualified to sit on an intelligence committee than Kerry.

Father in heaven forgive our nation and protect us even when when we allow clowns like Kerry into positions of leadership and trust.

9 posted on 10/08/2004 5:59:00 PM PDT by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: Peach

He'd probably learn something just by coming here to Free Republic. LOL!


10 posted on 10/08/2004 6:03:19 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: christie

BUMP to anyone who hasn't heard this !!!


11 posted on 10/08/2004 8:41:18 PM PDT by 11th_VA (John Kerry - America's first European ruler since King George)
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To: Grampa Dave

bttt


12 posted on 10/08/2004 8:46:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: christie

John Miller, isn't he the guy who interviewed OBL?


13 posted on 10/08/2004 11:45:02 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: Peach

When you have a PLAN you don't need to learn anything else.
The PLAN covers all


14 posted on 10/08/2004 11:47:51 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: Travis McGee

Very interesting!

Thanks for the ping!


15 posted on 10/09/2004 5:24:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Anytime!


16 posted on 10/09/2004 7:38:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Valin
Yes, Miller's interview was part of the report:
JOHN MILLER, ABC News: (voice-over) Peshawar, Pakistan. To find Osama bin Laden, you start here. Of course, you don't find bin Laden, unless he wants you to. Days before, our contacts in bin Laden's organization instructed us to dress in the clothing of the region. At airports, we were handed tickets just before the flights. We were never told our destinations in advance.

In the late afternoon of May 20, two months before the embassy bombings, we were loaded into the back of a truck and driven toward the Khyber Pass, the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Two of bin Laden's men led us over the border into Afghanistan on foot. That night, another truck took us to bin Laden's camps. In the early morning hours of May 22, Osama bin Laden made his entrance.


17 posted on 10/09/2004 9:48:51 AM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: christie

I was right! Hey whatta know about that! Another sign of the end times?


18 posted on 10/09/2004 5:16:41 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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