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Baathist papers confirm Hussein's terrorist ties (FR's jveritas credited)
Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 06-APR-06 | By DEROY MURDOCK

Posted on 04/06/2006 1:46:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

STANFORD, Calif. -- With conservative congressional majorities at risk in next November's elections, President Bush repeatedly should remind everyone that a key reason coalition troops invaded Iraq was to padlock Saddam Hussein's Wal-Mart for terrorists. The administration finally is releasing intelligence documents captured in Baghdad. Bush should use them to detail how Hussein indeed was entwined with terrorists in general and al Qaeda in particular.

These papers appear on the Army Foreign Military Studies Office's Web site. (fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm). The administration should promote a simple URL (e.g. iraqdocuments.gov) so readers easily can examine Hussein's terror ties.

According to a March 23 ABC News analysis of several records, "an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995, after receiving approval from Saddam Hussein." Bin Laden requested that Baghdad broadcast into Saudi Arabia sermons by radical Saudi mullah Suleiman al Ouda. He also proposed, as one file says, "carrying out joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia.

The memo states that Hussein was briefed on the March 4, 1995, meeting and notes that after bin Laden decamped Sudan for Afghanistan, "The relationship with him is still through the Sudanese. We're currently working on activating this relationship through a new channel in light of his current location."

Hussein approved bin Laden's requested broadcasts. As for "joint operations against foreign forces," ABC adds that "eight months after the meeting _ on November 13, 1995 _ terrorists attacked Saudi National Guard Headquarters in Riyadh, killing five U.S. military advisers. The militants later confessed on Saudi TV to having been trained by Osama bin Laden."

In the April 3 Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes cites a U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" on an Iraqi at Guantanamo. "From 1987 to 1989, the detainee served as an infantryman in the Iraqi Army," the document states. "The detainee was a member of al Qaeda," it adds. "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."

In a March 27 cover story, Hayes dissects an eight-page fax from Iraq's then-ambassador to Manila, Salah Samarmad, to Baghdad's Foreign Ministry. The June 6, 2001, communique reveals Baathist financing of Abu Sayyaf, al Qaeda's Philippine branch. That May 27, these terrorists abducted 20 tourists, including three Americans, on the resort island of Palawan. They soon beheaded Californian Guillermo Sobrero.

"The kidnappers were formerly (from the previous year) receiving money and purchasing combat weapons," Samarmad wrote headquarters. "From now on we (IIS) are not giving them this opportunity and are not on speaking terms with them," he added, mentioning the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

As former Clinton foreign policy advisor Laurie Mylroie wrote April 2 on OpinionJournal.com, an order from Saddam Hussein dated Jan. 18, 1993, reads: "Hunt Americans on Arab territory, particularly in Somalia." That Oct. 3, terrorists staged the "Blackhawk Down" attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 18 U.S. soldiers and wounding 73.

The Iraqi Perspective Project, led by retired Army Lt. Col. Kevin Woods, reviewed an Oct. 7, 2000, document. It indicates that the Fedayeen Saddam operated paramilitary training camps that hosted "Arab volunteers from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, 'the Gulf,' and Syria" who were "sacrificing for the cause."

Lebanese-born Joseph Shahda translated for FreeRepublic.com a March 11, 2001, top-secret letter addressed "To all the Units" from Air Brigadier General Abdel Magid Hammot Ali and Air Colonel Mohamad Majed Mohamadi. The subject is "Volunteer for Suicide Mission." It reads, "We ask to provide ... (Command of Ali Military) Division with the names of those who desire to volunteer for Suicide Mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American Interests."

The May-June 2006 Foreign Affairs cites a May 25, 1999, text titled "Fedayeen Saddam Instructions" in which Uday Hussein, the tyrant's older son, orders "special operations, assassinations, and bombings, for the centers and traitor symbols in London, Iran and the self-ruled areas" (Kurdistan). As the authors observe, "Preparations for 'Blessed July,' a regime-directed wave of 'martyrdom' operations against targets in the West, were well under way at the time of the coalition invasion."

President Bush repeatedly should remind everyone that coalition forces liberated Iraq on April 9, 2003, less than three months before "Blessed July."

(New York commentator Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Arlington, Va.)


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedaandiraq; congrats; deroymurdock; iraq; iraqiintelligence; jveritas; prewardocs; saddam; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 04/06/2006 1:46:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson; jveritas

Great job!!


2 posted on 04/06/2006 1:47:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Long Live Free Republic :)


3 posted on 04/06/2006 1:48:30 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I can hear lib heads exploding already!


4 posted on 04/06/2006 1:50:23 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: jveritas

Outstanding work!


5 posted on 04/06/2006 1:50:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Comicalness Don't Win No Medals)
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To: jveritas
Well done, good sir. Your profile page is required reading for everyone.
6 posted on 04/06/2006 1:51:34 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: jveritas; Grampa Dave; Howlin; Coop; gov_bean_ counter; Solson; 1035rep; Frank_Discussion; Dane; ...

((((( jveritas )))))


7 posted on 04/06/2006 1:52:10 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: Jim Robinson; jveritas

Thanks for posting this Jim...

jveritas....you continue to amaze me with your translation...and I am so proud of the national recognition that you are getting.

BTW..thank you for what you are doing for our country.


8 posted on 04/06/2006 1:52:26 PM PDT by Txsleuth (~~~~~~FREEPATHON TIME~~~~~~)
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To: jveritas

You are awesome! Thanks for doing all of this...


9 posted on 04/06/2006 1:52:37 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: onyx; All

Thank you all very much.


10 posted on 04/06/2006 1:53:33 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas; Jim Robinson

Woot! Woot!

Kudos for awesomeness to you both.


11 posted on 04/06/2006 1:53:42 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Our Father in Freepdom Rocks!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Front page news in all the major dailys tomorrow morning!

(Then I woke up.)
12 posted on 04/06/2006 1:53:48 PM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals regardless of their party affiliation.)
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To: Txsleuth

Just doing my duty Txsleuth.


13 posted on 04/06/2006 1:54:43 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas; Buckhead

We've got quite a nice Hall of Fame going here.

Well done.


14 posted on 04/06/2006 1:55:06 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: jveritas

Good job jveritas, a great service for our nation and for this administration.

Thanks so much!


15 posted on 04/06/2006 1:55:59 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Jim Robinson

16 posted on 04/06/2006 1:56:05 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: jveritas; eyespysomething

Great job JV. Credit where credit is due.


17 posted on 04/06/2006 1:56:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Peach; eeevil conservative; rodguy911; Calpernia; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Allegra; PrinceOfCups; ...

New Mediain action. Thought you might wanna see this.


18 posted on 04/06/2006 1:57:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (It does matter if you win. In the end all men die. It matters how you lived. We will not surrender.)
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To: abner

Glad to see you here. Hope is kindling.


19 posted on 04/06/2006 1:59:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (It does matter if you win. In the end all men die. It matters how you lived. We will not surrender.)
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To: jveritas

BRAVO!!


20 posted on 04/06/2006 1:59:24 PM PDT by DrDeb ("I stand withh the GREAT MAN here!")
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To: jveritas
JV.....


21 posted on 04/06/2006 1:59:39 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: Jim Robinson

TRACTION!!!


22 posted on 04/06/2006 1:59:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: Jim Robinson

bump


23 posted on 04/06/2006 2:00:14 PM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings............Modesty hides my thighs in her wings......)
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To: beyond the sea; OldFriend; sono; hattend; Pukin Dog

A victory for us. Savor it.


24 posted on 04/06/2006 2:00:54 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (It does matter if you win. In the end all men die. It matters how you lived. We will not surrender.)
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To: onyx; jveritas
These papers appear on the Army Foreign Military Studies Office's Web site. (fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm).

The administration should promote a simple URL (e.g. iraqdocuments.gov) so readers easily can examine Hussein's terror ties.

Or they can bookmark his site: http://iraqdocs.blogspot.com/

25 posted on 04/06/2006 2:01:03 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Jim Robinson

B&B.


26 posted on 04/06/2006 2:01:19 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Jim Robinson; jveritas

Jim -- you should know that NBC was all set to break this story, but they were too busy trolling NASCAR events for bigoted hillbillies and rednecks. Unlike Free Republic, NBC came up empty.

This site ROCKS!!!!


27 posted on 04/06/2006 2:02:02 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: jveritas

I've sparred with you over several issues in the past, but I must commend you highly for the terrific work you've done with your translations. You deserve all of the recognition you've been getting.


28 posted on 04/06/2006 2:02:34 PM PDT by jmc813 (I Thessalonians 5:9-11)
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To: jveritas

Great work


29 posted on 04/06/2006 2:02:45 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Jim Robinson
Woo Hoo!


30 posted on 04/06/2006 2:03:00 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jazusamo; Jim Robinson
Thanks for the ping jazusamo, and thanks for the find, Jim. Good job again, jveritas.

Baathist papers confirm Hussein's terrorist ties (FR's jveritas credited)

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

Please add the keyword prewardocs to any articles pertaining to this subject.

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

Also here

Documents from the Harmony Database

jveritas’s blog

Ray Robison’s blog

31 posted on 04/06/2006 2:03:04 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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To: BigSkyFreeper; jveritas

Thanks for the link.
Our jveritas is just grand and hot looking too, btw.


32 posted on 04/06/2006 2:03:53 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: jveritas

Fantastic job...bump


33 posted on 04/06/2006 2:05:01 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: You Dirty Rats

Yeah, I think harassing and demagoguging NASCAR should be low on anyone's priority scale.


34 posted on 04/06/2006 2:05:01 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I never said anything about giving up! Never will.. .

;-)


35 posted on 04/06/2006 2:05:50 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: abner

Did U detect a sign of hope in that post???

:)


36 posted on 04/06/2006 2:06:19 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

**BOOKMARK!**


37 posted on 04/06/2006 2:06:38 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS))
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To: BigSkyFreeper

>>>Or they can bookmark his site: http://iraqdocs.blogspot.com/

Bump!


and our keyword search!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=prewardocs


38 posted on 04/06/2006 2:08:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: onyx
Thanks for the link.

Welcome! :)

Our jveritas is just grand and hot looking too, btw.

Well, since I am a guy, I will abstain from commenting on his looks, except to say jveritas has been doing an outstanding job with the work of translating these documents from Arabic to English. :)

39 posted on 04/06/2006 2:08:32 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: STARWISE

Nice graphics :)


40 posted on 04/06/2006 2:08:45 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: abner

Tis great. :-)


41 posted on 04/06/2006 2:09:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Antoninus

LOL... good one :)


42 posted on 04/06/2006 2:10:13 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Dog

Check it out Dog.


43 posted on 04/06/2006 2:12:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (It does matter if you win. In the end all men die. It matters how you lived. We will not surrender.)
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To: Calpernia

My position hasn't changed. But I won't give up....


44 posted on 04/06/2006 2:12:48 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: abner

I'm glad to hear you won't give up! That is way more encouraging than what you were posting last night :)


45 posted on 04/06/2006 2:13:36 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Jim Robinson; jveritas; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; ...

Jim Rob, thanks for posting this "Good Job" for jveritas.

Jim, thanks for making this incredible invention, Free Republic available so Great Americans like Mr jveritas can help to clear up the liberal bs as Mr jveritas has done this past month.

I get nightmares just thinking about not having a Free Republic to balance out the MSM and the leftwingers who hate America. So after, I pay the rest of my income taxes due on April 15, Free Republic will get an extra monthly donation check from me on or about the 16th of April.


46 posted on 04/06/2006 2:13:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (How long has the NY Slimes, Compost, and LA Slimes been Enroning (cooking) their books?)
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To: jveritas

I don't think I've said "you rock!" this week.

You rock!


47 posted on 04/06/2006 2:14:38 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: jveritas; All
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48 posted on 04/06/2006 2:14:39 PM PDT by musicman
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To: MNJohnnie

Thanks Johnnie.


49 posted on 04/06/2006 2:16:22 PM PDT by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: Calpernia

I still am short on that hope thing... LOL!

The people at FR are different than most of the American public. They still don't get it.


50 posted on 04/06/2006 2:17:13 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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