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Terrorist tied to London Bombing(caught on Syrian border)
Washtimes ^ | Sept 7 2005

Posted on 09/07/2005 6:16:53 AM PDT by Dog

MOSUL, Iraq -- A terrorist captured near the Syrian border last month had a computer "thumb drive" that contained planning information about the July 7 suicide bombings in London, according to a U.S. military officer.

Col. Robert Brown, commander of the 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, said that the man was captured north of Qaim in western Iraq and that authorities had connected him to the al Qaeda terrorist network.

It is the first evidence of a link between the London bombs and terrorists in Iraq, but fits with other evidence of a growing presence in Iraq by al Qaeda, which has taken responsibility for the British attacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: captured; gwot; iraq; londonattacked; londonbombing; wot
Zarqawi is tied to the London bombings.
1 posted on 09/07/2005 6:16:57 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Coop; nuconvert; Cap Huff; Boot Hill; Straight Vermonter

Fyi..


2 posted on 09/07/2005 6:19:12 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Syria SyriaSyriaSyriaSyriaSyriaSyriaSyria!
Iran IranIranIranIranIranIranIranIranIran!

Time to get very serious with them.


3 posted on 09/07/2005 6:24:45 AM PDT by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: Dog

Whoa! BIG news!


4 posted on 09/07/2005 6:55:16 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: Dog

Woohooo score one for the good guys !


5 posted on 09/07/2005 6:57:04 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Dog
Col. Brown declined to discuss the specific nature of the information on the thumb drive -- a miniature data storage device that plugs into a computer's USB port -- but said it indicated al Qaeda involvement in the attacks on London's bus and subway system.

"I don't think anyone's done a good enough job explaining" the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, he said.

IMO, the President needs to give a prime time speech on national television outlining the numerous proven connections between al Qaeda and Iraq.......VERY clearly.

The left continues to scream the lie (abetted by their media allies) that Iraq is a diversion from the War on Terror, and all the facts to the contrary are ignored or buried.

6 posted on 09/07/2005 7:02:06 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: ohioWfan

"the President needs to give a prime time speech on national television outlining the numerous proven connections between al Qaeda and Iraq"

the networks wouldn't broadcast it.....


7 posted on 09/07/2005 7:18:38 AM PDT by Archytekt
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To: Dog
Another one for the good guys.

If we can finally catch the Zarqawi, I think Iraq will take a big turn for the good.

8 posted on 09/07/2005 7:40:36 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: ohioWfan

Wouldn't matter. Left will respond "there was no connection between Iraq/Qaeda until AFTER the war..." They always say that.


9 posted on 09/07/2005 7:46:57 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Dog

Two or three years ago, when Zarqawi's name was starting to get into the news, the word was he was deeply involved in terror cells in Europe. His involvement in the London bombings would not at all be a surprise.


10 posted on 09/07/2005 7:56:09 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: colonialhk

I am sure that Kennedy and Kerry will be calling for his immediate release soon for lack of evidence. They will say it was planted on him.


11 posted on 09/07/2005 8:01:49 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (All democrats are ENEMIES of the Republic!)
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To: sam_paine

What they will say is that the London bombing is because GB is in Iraq.


12 posted on 09/07/2005 8:13:34 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Archytekt; sam_paine
What I'm talking about is a major speech that clearly outlines the numerous links between Iraq and al Qaeda prior to and including the war.........and including the comings and goings of Zarqawi.

It would need to be advertised as a major speech on Iraq (without details leaking too soon) so the networks would cover it.

The facts are there. The media is now, and always will hide them, leaving the vast majority of Americans in the dark about this. The President could go a long way to make this crystal clear.

JMHO.

13 posted on 09/07/2005 9:26:11 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: Dog

Must be a mistake. Pat Buchanan says there is no connection between Iraq and terrorists.


14 posted on 09/07/2005 9:55:21 AM PDT by bayourod (Blue collar foreign laborers create white collar jobs. Without laborers you don't need managers.)
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To: Dog

Single round to the back of the head.
Wrap in pork skin.
Photodocument and disseminate throughout the ME.
Include grave warning, "DO AS HE DID, DIE AS HE DID."


15 posted on 09/07/2005 10:31:56 AM PDT by HKMk23 (SAVE THE EARTH! STOP THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS!)
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To: Dog
"found hear the border with Syria . . ." You mean he was found in Iraq - but, but, but, I thought Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism. (/sarcam)
16 posted on 09/07/2005 10:43:35 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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shocking? hardly nice grab though


17 posted on 09/07/2005 10:53:15 AM PDT by Cougar66 (The only liberal movement is what's in their diapers. .)
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To: HKMk23

Yup, summary execution is the only way to go.


18 posted on 09/07/2005 10:57:56 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: ohioWfan

Humor me.

The memory fails me.

Where was Zarqawi before the Invasion of Iraq by the US?


19 posted on 09/07/2005 12:25:46 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: ohioWfan
I'll answer my own question. Just found the answer (of course I had to look it up in Shadow War by Richard Miniter,

p 182, Appendix D " The Iraq-Al Queda Connection"

"Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi oversaw an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, Secretary Powell told the UN. His specialty was poisons.Wounded in fighting with US 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 Oct 2002 murder of Lawrence Foley, an official of the US Agency for International Development in Amman, Jordan. The captured assassin confessed that he received orders and funds from Zarqawi's cell in Iraq, Secretary Powell said. His accomplice escaped to Iraq....."

Appendix D is 7 pages of strictly Iraq-al Queda connections.

But why let facts get in the way..... (sarc).

Sorry if I made you start hunting. I had one of my many momentary lapses.
20 posted on 09/07/2005 12:48:01 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: HonestConservative
Hey............I've been gone, so I got the question and the research at the same time.

Much obliged. :)

21 posted on 09/07/2005 1:29:41 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: Dog

saw his head off now!


22 posted on 09/07/2005 2:24:38 PM PDT by jw777
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To: Dog

That's not true, I thought Israel was the cause of terrorism? All my professors told me so. I would write more but I have to fix my plumbing. The pipe breaking caused the water inside to freeze....


23 posted on 09/07/2005 3:26:58 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((God save us from the whining, useless, irrelevent left...))
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To: colonialhk

You left off SAUDI ARABIA...

SAUDI ARABIA and its Wahabbi Sect of Islam is the womb and tit of Islamist Terrorism..

Semper Fi


24 posted on 09/07/2005 5:05:06 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Dog

Who says there were no WMDs?


25 posted on 09/07/2005 8:11:27 PM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: colonialhk

Without the current jihad instigating régimes in Iran & Syria existing (hopefully in the near future) overall Islamic terrorism can be greatly reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel, London..etc, etc.


26 posted on 09/08/2005 4:52:31 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: ohioWfan

There's plenty of evidence too. The Able Danger scandal, developing slowly and building over the past several weeks, adds to the increasingly strong case that Al Queda was in tight with Saddam.

There's even evidence that Iraq was involved as far back as the OKC bombing. Why this hasn't been shouted from the rooftops is beyond me.


27 posted on 09/08/2005 4:57:26 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Stop the looting! The IRS hates competition.)
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