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Saddam's Terror Training Camps (Huge! Stephen Hayes new piece)
The Weekly Standard ^ | 16 January 2006 | Stephen Hayes

Posted on 01/07/2006 4:43:10 PM PST by infoguy

Saddam's Terror Training Camps What the documents captured from the former Iraqi regime reveal--and why they should all be made public. by Stephen F. Hayes 01/16/2006, Volume 011, Issue 17

THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials.

The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of the fighters were drawn from terrorist groups in northern Africa with close ties to al Qaeda, chief among them Algeria's GSPC and the Sudanese Islamic Army. Some 2,000 terrorists were trained at these Iraqi camps each year from 1999 to 2002, putting the total number at or above 8,000. Intelligence officials believe that some of these terrorists returned to Iraq and are responsible for attacks against Americans and Iraqis. According to three officials with knowledge of the intelligence on Iraqi training camps, White House and National Security Council officials were briefed on these findings in May 2005; senior Defense Department officials subsequently received the same briefing.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedaandiraq; cambone; docex; gspc; harmony; iraq; ramadi; saddam; salmanpak; samarra; stephenfhayes; terrorcamps; trainingcamps
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Will the MSM report this?? This is HUGE!

Documents ... photographs ???

1 posted on 01/07/2006 4:43:12 PM PST by infoguy
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To: infoguy

Will the MSM report it? Survey Says: NO


2 posted on 01/07/2006 4:45:51 PM PST by WatchYourself
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To: infoguy
Will the MSM report this??

They were certainly ho-hum about the commercial airliner fuselage that Saddam used to train terrorists, or the caches of poison gas shells or any number of things that would have instantly discredited their "Saddam was a bad guy but no threat to anyone" template.

3 posted on 01/07/2006 4:49:04 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: infoguy

This has been reported here a few times, but it's not going anywhere until it at least shows up on Drudge.


4 posted on 01/07/2006 4:53:46 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ("Stay off our corner!")
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"Will the MSM report this?? This is HUGE!"

Snore...


5 posted on 01/07/2006 5:00:15 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: infoguy

This IS hugh!


6 posted on 01/07/2006 5:02:18 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our troops at home and abroad!!)
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To: infoguy

PBS Frontline covered Salman Pak years ago.


7 posted on 01/07/2006 5:04:23 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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Will the MSM report this?? This is HUGE!

Don't hold your breath ...

8 posted on 01/07/2006 5:04:48 PM PST by BluH2o
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""Most of the 50,000 translated documents relate directly to weapons of mass destruction programs and scientists, since David Kay and his Iraq Survey Group--who were among the first to analyze the finds--considered those items top priority. "At first, if it wasn't WMD, it wasn't translated. It wasn't exploited," says a former military intelligence officer who worked on the documents in Iraq.""

From page two..
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9 posted on 01/07/2006 5:14:07 PM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: infoguy
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10 posted on 01/07/2006 5:14:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: infoguy
Stephen Hayes has written boat loads of articles for the Weekly Standard and the MSM has always ignored each and every one of them. I see no reason to expect a change. For very interesting reading though look up some of his previous work such as "The Connection" which details the relationship between Hussein and OBL quite nicely (and was also ignored completely by the MSM)
11 posted on 01/07/2006 5:15:19 PM PST by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=camps


12 posted on 01/07/2006 5:16:32 PM PST by TomServo ("Do you have a straight razor? I want to shave, uh, my wrists.")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And series!


13 posted on 01/07/2006 5:32:31 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: WatchYourself

There comes a point where a reluctance or refusal to print something becomes lying to the public. I think the MSM is already past that point.


14 posted on 01/07/2006 6:04:48 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: infoguy

This basic info was common knowledge to anyone who reads a lot, and it has been SO frustrating to have the Bush Admin. lay down for all the abuse since the "Mission Accomplished" speech. I don't get it at all.


15 posted on 01/07/2006 8:34:38 PM PST by tinamina
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This picture says it all to me .. Saddam had this picture done to show his complicity in the attack upon America. I don't believe Saddam planned it - but I strongly suspect he not only facilitated the training grounds, but supported the attack financially.

I've always wondered what the wording was at the bottom of the picture.

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16 posted on 01/07/2006 9:22:59 PM PST by CyberAnt ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: Darkwolf377; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; Mo1; Brad's Gramma; tubebender; ..
Well it has shown up on some Blogs:

January 07, 2006
Saddam Trained Terrorists By The Thousands

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Stephen Hayes continues his signal work on behalf of Americans, pressing a recalcitrant government to fully disclose the millions of documents uncovered in Iraq that paint quite a different picture of the Saddam regime than the media has reported. Finally able to gain access to the data but not the documents, Hayes writes in this week's Weekly Standard that the US has plenty of evidence that Saddam had deep connections with terrorists -- having trained thousands of them himself:

See Link for more:

17 posted on 01/07/2006 10:58:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is this something additional?


18 posted on 01/07/2006 11:07:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this URL -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/pledge)
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Yes, from CaptainsQuarters. It's fairly brief.... From the weekly Standard article:

The documents were translated or summarized, given titles by intelligence analysts in the field, and entered into a government database known as HARMONY. Most of them are unclassified.

Maybe be using some of the smae techniques as the ABLE DANGER project....

19 posted on 01/07/2006 11:19:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: infoguy

BFLR & bookmarked.


20 posted on 01/07/2006 11:21:03 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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