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Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002
http://www.lauramansfield.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | By Laura Mansfield

Posted on 03/17/2006 7:44:21 AM PST by Calpernia

March 17, 2006: Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002

Documents released Thursday by the US government show that less than a year after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Saddam Hussein’s government had identified at least one active Al Qaeda cell in his country.

Among the Iraqi documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war amd released Thursday is a document, released only in Arabic, which the US government describes as follows:

2002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between IRS members on a suspicion, later confirmed, of the presence of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group. Moreover, it includes photos and names.

A translation of the document shows that the Al Qaeda terrorist that Saddam Hussein’s government had identified was none other than Abu Mus’ab al Zarqawi, who emerged as one of the leading terrorists in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

The document, dated August 17, 2002, identifies the Al Qaeda member as Ahmed Fadil Nizal Al Khalaylah, the real name of Zarqawi, and includes a series of photos of Zarqawi. (See link at http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/documents-docex/Iraq/ISGZ-2004-019920.pdf)

A memo within the document shows that as early August 8, 2002, Zarqawi was identified as a member of “Tanzeem al Qaeda”, or the “Al Qaeda Organization”.

This document provides startling documentation that at the very least that Saddam Hussein’s government knew that Al Qaeda was active and functioning in Iraq.

Although the document goes on to outline activities of the group, there is no indication that the Iraqi government took any steps to stop Al Qaeda from operating within Iraq, in clear defiance of international law.





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See also Freeper jveritas translation from yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1597459/posts

Text of the document in English translated from Arabic.

In the Name of God the Merciful

Presidency of the Republic

Intelligence Apparatus

To the respectful Mr. M.A.M

Subject: Information

Our source in Afghanistan No 11002 (for information about him see attachment 1) provided us with information that that Afghani Consul Ahmad Dahestani (for information about him see attachment 2) told him the following:

1. That Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and it that previously a group from Taliban and Osama Bin Laden group visited Iraq.

2. That America has proof that the government of Iraq and Osama Bin Laden group have shown cooperation to hit target within America.

3. That in case it is proven the involvement of Osama Bin Laden group and the Taliban in these destructive operations it is possible that American will conduct strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

4. That the Afghani Consul heard about the subject of Iraq relation with Osama Bin Laden group during his stay in Iran.

5. In light of this we suggest to write to the Commission of the above information.

Please view… Yours… With regards

Signature:……, Initials : A.M.M, 15/9/2001

Foot note: Immediately send to the Chairman of Commission

Signature:………….

1 posted on 03/17/2006 7:44:26 AM PST by Calpernia
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To: eyespysomething

ping


2 posted on 03/17/2006 7:44:47 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

OK, get ready, CBS will publish a statement saying that unless someone can prove the documents are not fakes, the information is false!!!! LMFAO !!!!


3 posted on 03/17/2006 7:45:56 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Calpernia

but Democrats tell us that Al-Qaida and other terrorsists were everywhere in the world EXCEPT Iraq because Sadaam was a secular ruler. How can this be?


4 posted on 03/17/2006 7:47:50 AM PST by jw777
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To: jw777
No, they told us that Al Qaeda was against Saddam because he was a secular ruler, therefore Saddam couldn't have been working with Al Qaeda against the US.
5 posted on 03/17/2006 7:52:34 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Calpernia; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; Peach; SwatTeam; ...
Thanks Calpernia!

Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002

Release of Classified PreWar Docs ping. If you want to be added or removed to the ping list, please Freepmail me.

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

6 posted on 03/17/2006 7:52:49 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Calpernia

Will someone out there tell the Bush administration that as enough of these documents start rolling out that it might be a wise idea to hold a live address and put forward the evidence themselves instead of relying on the media to distort it to the point that Saddam Hussein was taking pictures of Zarqawi to create wanted posters to distribute through tht Arab world?


7 posted on 03/17/2006 7:53:36 AM PST by CheyennePress
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To: Calpernia

BTtt


8 posted on 03/17/2006 7:54:38 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: eyespysomething

GWB should get on prime time TV talking about this. I have no doubt clinton would do it if he thought it would help him.

I can just imagine Mr Bush sounding like one of my old Catholic elementary school teachers saying "See? So sister wasn't telling stories!" ;)


9 posted on 03/17/2006 7:54:47 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: CheyennePress

Why? Let the bloggers do it. We have 2 translators right here doing an awesome job. Let them get the congrats they deserve.

This way, it isn't made into a political football.


10 posted on 03/17/2006 7:57:16 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: TNCMAXQ

I hope he does. I can't help but think his latest tour to talk about the Iraq war again is timed to go along with this.

It is very compelling evidence isn't it.


11 posted on 03/17/2006 7:57:34 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: TNCMAXQ

Clinton's reputation for good PR comes from the fact that the entire NY, DC, Hollywood, and Academia shilled for him.

This President does not have that luxury.

Any of his statements would be disputed, and he would be accused of lying, and the public will buy anything the MSM says.


12 posted on 03/17/2006 7:59:49 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Well said Roses.


13 posted on 03/17/2006 8:00:48 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: nunya bidness

Ping.


14 posted on 03/17/2006 8:01:28 AM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: eyespysomething

Thanks again


15 posted on 03/17/2006 8:03:02 AM PST by BARLF
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To: jw777
"but Democrats tell us that Al-Qaida and other terrorsists were everywhere in the world EXCEPT Iraq because Sadaam was a secular ruler. How can this be?"


Ah wait until the "secular" dims start dressing up in their own religious garb. Transformation is in the 'maggot' stage.
16 posted on 03/17/2006 8:04:08 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: jveritas
What does the Arabic say at the bottom of the picture?


17 posted on 03/17/2006 8:05:47 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

I'm sure this will be all over the MSM...

/sarc


18 posted on 03/17/2006 8:06:28 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR)
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To: Calpernia

It says Ahmed Fadil Nazil al Khalaylah - which is the Zarqawi's real name.


19 posted on 03/17/2006 8:14:38 AM PST by StillProud2BeFree (http://www.lauramansfield.com)
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To: roses of sharon

Exactly. Clinton had press talking points Faxed out to the MSM by Carville, Begala, etc. to parallel any topic he wanted to address. They ran with stories supporting pretty much any claim he wanted to make orally.


20 posted on 03/17/2006 8:16:02 AM PST by rod1
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To: Calpernia
Omar over at ITM has translated another interesting document linking Saddam to AQ. This is just the beginning folks. These docs are going to be coming out in rapid fire.

My guess is that the American public will have a complete paradigm shift before November.

21 posted on 03/17/2006 8:17:02 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: StillProud2BeFree

I didn't know that. Where did Zarqawi come from? Does it mean something in Arabic?


22 posted on 03/17/2006 8:17:17 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: NeonKnight

Darned tags. I hate closing tags.


23 posted on 03/17/2006 8:17:36 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: eyespysomething
Thanks eyespy for starting this great pinglist. I especially like your icon ... documents flowing out of an Iraqi building seems very appropriate.
24 posted on 03/17/2006 8:18:08 AM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: roses of sharon; All
Good morning.
"This President does not have that luxury."

That is absolutely true and it highlights the importance of the FreeRepublic.

Michael Frazier
25 posted on 03/17/2006 8:19:04 AM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: StillProud2BeFree; NeonKnight

OMG. Not only are the bloggers going to bring down the democratic party; but they are going to bring down the MSM!

StillProud, you all should think about organizing! All of you take sections for translating and they daisy chain each other!


26 posted on 03/17/2006 8:19:11 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

they = then


27 posted on 03/17/2006 8:19:42 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: eyespysomething; SittinYonder

>>> I especially like your icon ... documents flowing out of an Iraqi building seems very appropriate.

Is that what that was? I thought I left my webcam on and EyeSpy spied my office :))


28 posted on 03/17/2006 8:21:18 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: NeonKnight

Wow, Omar and Mohammed don't seem too supportive of Iraq.

That is sad.


29 posted on 03/17/2006 8:24:58 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
OMG. Not only are the bloggers going to bring down the democratic party; but they are going to bring down the MSM!

I find it interesting that the administration chose this method of releasing the information. facinating, in fact.

30 posted on 03/17/2006 8:26:10 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: NeonKnight

I second that thought!

It is actually brilliant. The administration actually handed us something to work with. We now have a part in activily changing our MSM and administration!


31 posted on 03/17/2006 8:29:19 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: NeonKnight
>>> facinating, in fact.


32 posted on 03/17/2006 8:30:39 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Wow, Omar and Mohammed don't seem too supportive of Iraq. That is sad.

Huh? Not sure where you got this from. They began their blog being very Pro American. Lately they simply provide information on the political process in Iraq, only occasionally stating their personal opinions.

I email Omar quite often, and I can assure you that they are still greatful for the American effort to overthrow Saddam. Omar and Mohammed actually got to visit the Oval office and shake hands with President Bush last year.

33 posted on 03/17/2006 8:31:42 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: Calpernia
Is that what that was? I thought I left my webcam on and EyeSpy spied my office :))

LOL ... my boss will gladly tell you it's my office ...

34 posted on 03/17/2006 8:32:10 AM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: NeonKnight

I didn't read the whole blog site. I skimmed over the splash page and it sounded like they weren't too happy with the Iraqi political process.

That is what I found sad. This was their first election.


35 posted on 03/17/2006 8:35:47 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
I skimmed over the splash page and it sounded like they weren't too happy with the Iraqi political process.

I am not thrilled with the Iraqi political process either. Muqtie is still alive and politically active.

36 posted on 03/17/2006 8:39:26 AM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: Calpernia
Some lefty on Larry King last night said Saddam knew how to control these sects even if it was by terror it worked and he should still be the leader of Iraq. Of course, the USA made a huge mistake by the war on Iraq.

This is what these lefties are saying....I couldn't believe what he said. I couldn't even listen to all he was saying...it just made me sick this kind of crapola is being put out there and these lefties believe it!!!

37 posted on 03/17/2006 8:40:48 AM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: NeonKnight

I have their site bookmarked now. I will gladly read them from here on to getting a better understanding of their insights.

Example, I've no idea who Muqtie is. Now I have a place to find out. ;)


38 posted on 03/17/2006 8:45:44 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: eyespysomething

Thanks!


39 posted on 03/17/2006 8:50:26 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Cap Huff; Boot Hill; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Valin; nuconvert; AdmSmith; jmc1969; Dog; DevSix; GOPJ

FYI


40 posted on 03/17/2006 8:53:42 AM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: rod1

Better be careful using the words clinton and orally in the same sentence....


41 posted on 03/17/2006 8:55:27 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Calpernia; jveritas; StillProud2BeFree

Major kudos to FReepers jveritas and stillproud2befree.

Exposing the truth - one document at a time. :-)


42 posted on 03/17/2006 9:23:20 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: CheyennePress



This info needs to come from the Government, not bloggers. If the blogs are the information dispensers, it will gain no leverage.


43 posted on 03/17/2006 9:30:30 AM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: CheyennePress

"Will someone out there tell the Bush administration that as enough of these documents start rolling out that it might be a wise idea to hold a live address and put forward the evidence themselves instead of relying on the media to distort it"

this sounds like a good idea


44 posted on 03/17/2006 9:41:59 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: Calpernia

Ahmad Fadil Nazal AL Khalayla, the real name of Zarqawi.


45 posted on 03/17/2006 9:46:29 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: CheyennePress
Will someone out there tell the Bush administration that as enough of these documents start rolling out that it might be a wise idea to hold a live address and put forward the evidence themselves instead of relying on the media to distort it to the point that Saddam Hussein was taking pictures of Zarqawi to create wanted posters to distribute through tht Arab world?

Most Presidents might do just that. Fortunately, we have a Prez that cares more about gittin er done than about polls and uneducated opinions. No matter what he comes out and says, the Dims/MSM smear machine will come out and spread lies about it. Some things just need to be trusted by faith and I believe that our National Security is in competent hands with Bush at the helm. Yes, even though I wish something needs to be done about the borders, which I also believe are under more scrutiny than most of us could ever guess at. If they're so under-protected, one must wonder why they haven't been exploited to the point of us suffering another big attack. We've only heard of a few cases where they stopped/picked up "persons of interest" and I'll wager that more have been stopped and that we have a lot more knowledge about the bad guys than most of us will ever know. The more the Prez tells us about what he knows, the more likely the Dims/MSM will find some way to make even more known to the terrorists as a part of their treasonous "It's the People's right to know" subterfuge.

46 posted on 03/17/2006 9:51:26 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: jveritas

Any ideas why the different names? I does it signify something?


47 posted on 03/17/2006 9:51:56 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Sorry for the typos, I have too many browsers open :P

I mean does it signify something?


48 posted on 03/17/2006 9:53:09 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: trebb

bttt!


49 posted on 03/17/2006 9:54:26 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

He was born in Zarqa, Jordan so he took the alias Zarqawi.
http://www.trackingthethreat.com/zsearch/ent.jsp?entId=1012


50 posted on 03/17/2006 10:06:40 AM PST by Velveeta
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