Skip to comments.US Troops Attacked After Saddam-Bin Laden Pact
Posted on 03/23/2006 7:14:07 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax
U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia were attacked by al Qaeda twice in the months following Saddam Hussein's decision to approve Osama bin Laden's request for help in attacking "foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia.
An Iraqi intelligence document released last week states that bin Laden met in Sudan with senior Iraqi intelligence agents on Feb. 19, 1995, where he requested help in conducting "joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia.
Saddam "was informed of the details of the meeting in our letter 370 on March 4, 1995," the Iraqi intelligence memo explains.
The document goes on to state:
"The approval was received from the Leader, Mr. President, may God keep him . . . . We were left to develop the relationship and the cooperation between the two sides to see what other doors of cooperation and agreement open up."
Reporting on the bombshell document on Wednesday, ABC News noted:
"Given that the document claims bin Laden was proposing to the Iraqis that they conduct 'joint operations against foreign forces' in Saudi Arabia, it is interesting to note that eight months after the meeting on November 13, 1995 terrorists attacked Saudi National Guard Headquarters in Riyadh, killing 5 U.S. military advisors. The militants later confessed on Saudi TV to having been trained by Osama bin Laden."
Unnoted by ABC: Eight months after the Riyadh attack, 19 U.S. servicemen were killed when a large truck bomb blew up the Khobar Towers military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
In August 1996 - two months after the Khobar attack and a year-and-a-half after he entered into his "joint operations" agreement with Saddam - bin Laden issued a Declaration of Jihad outlining his organization's goals.
Topping his agenda, according to PBS: "Drive US forces from the Arabian Peninsula, overthrow the Government of Saudi Arabia, liberate Muslim holy sites, and support Islamic revolutionary groups around the world."
Bin Laden also declared that Saudis have the right to strike at U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf.
Hey, over here!
Only a matter of time before the libs start saying Saddam/AQ was justified because of all the terrible (yet unspecified or obviously fabricated) things we have done in the region.
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CBS will call these documents: accurate, but fake.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Liberal robot hat on:
What kinda BS is this. There were no ties between Saddam and Al Queda. Repeat, no ties!!! None, none, none, none!!! NONE!!!!!! Bush lied, people died!!! I heard it on CNN and John Stewart, its gospel. What, there are documents? Well, OK, maybe these documents are authentic, but we really can't waste time looking into them because what they are talking about is in the past. We have to get back to talking about Katrina and no WMDs which is, uhhh, well, in the umm past. Well, actually, as long as CNN, the NY Times and Keith Olberman (aka god) keep reporting on those issues, they are in the present, except for when they aren't in which case they are in the past. Hey, I know, lets talk about the Civil War in Iraq. That is what really matters, not some documents that talk about the past. Bush lied, people died!!! Grossly Incompetent!!! Domestic Spying!!! IMPEACHMENT!!! Yah, thats what I'm talking about.
liberal robot hat, off.
Anyone knows Al Qaeda was only in Afghanistan and never talked to SH.
That picture always cracks me up because it looks so much like my office...except I leave the blinds open.
Good one - thanks!
You are welcome for both.
In his later years of rule, Sadaam pretended to be religious.
I presume this is the same document that jveritas translated and we were discussing earlier in the week?
|"Anyone knows Al Qaeda was only in Afghanistan and never talked to SH."
Everyone also knows that we cannot go after any terrorists or supporters of terrorists unless they were directly involved in 9/11. If you didn't actually fly a plane into a building, you can go home.
Has an ABC story on this been posted? I haven't seen it ...