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More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?
Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff

Posted on 04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?

Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.

According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests."

Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows that Saddam's regime was not only providing aid and support for terrorist organizations of other countries. It was also planning its own bombings directed at U.S. facilities and personnel.

As counterterrorism consultant Dan Darling wrote last week on the Weekly Standard's Web site, that would mean Russian intelligence services under Vladimir Putin were better informed about Iraq's terrorist abilities than the U.S. spy community.

Though little noticed by the press, during a July 2004 visit to Kazakhstan the Russian president said that between 9-11 and the U.S. invasion of Iraq, "Russian special services and Russian intelligence several times received . . . information that official organs of Saddam's regime were preparing terrorist acts on the territory of the U.S. and beyond its borders, at U.S. military and civilian locations."

This new document, said Darling, "would seem to refute a long-standing contention among members of the U.S. intelligence community that Iraq ceased its involvement in international terrorism after its failed 1993 plot to assassinate former President George H.W. Bush." Darling cites former National Security Council official Richard Clarke's book "Against all Enemies," which contends that the NSC, the CIA and the FBI all agreed Iraq posed no terrorist threat to the U.S.

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To: CheyennePress
"reply from lefties"

They're scrambling. Obviously the evidence indicates the exact opposite of what they told you on the forum. I would bet that deep down the lefties know they're wrong. They are simply unable to recognize that Bush was right all along. It would be a shock to their system to admit that they've been wrong...again.

21 posted on 04/08/2006 1:17:50 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: tiredoflaundry; CheyennePress

Osama Bin Laden

"This isn't about WMD, and it's obvious some Arab kook in the mountains of some remote backward 3rd world country poses no threat to our country."


22 posted on 04/08/2006 1:18:27 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Admin Moderator
Ernest when Ed posts an update from his translators you post it in breaking news.

Laurie Mylroie has pissed me off big time..how dare she question someone who is giving up his free time and then call him unreliable..

Hey Laurie whats the matter did he scoop you?

23 posted on 04/08/2006 1:19:32 PM PDT by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: driftless
They're scrambling. Obviously the evidence indicates the exact opposite of what they told you on the forum. I would bet that deep down the lefties know they're wrong. They are simply unable to recognize that Bush was right all along. It would be a shock to their system to admit that they've been wrong...again.

It takes a big man or woman to admit when they are wrong. The left are just a bunch of wussies.

24 posted on 04/08/2006 1:19:42 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (She left suds in the bucket, And the clothes hangin' out on the line)
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To: saganite
eyespysomething has a ping list for the translations that jveritas has been doing.
25 posted on 04/08/2006 1:20:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: bill1952

Unreal


26 posted on 04/08/2006 1:21:12 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (She left suds in the bucket, And the clothes hangin' out on the line)
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To: Dog
Well........having read IBD for many years now..I can tell you that...they have been publishing and editorializing like this for years.

Not much has changed...because STILL too many sheeple get told what to think...by the old/liberal/socialist media.

FRegards,

27 posted on 04/08/2006 1:21:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: driftless
It's equally mystifying as to why the Bush admin sits on these docs...

One can only hope that they are saving the best stuff for release right before the election. Strategery, ya know. I'm not holding my breath, however.

28 posted on 04/08/2006 1:22:15 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: CheyennePress
MSM and Liberals response:


29 posted on 04/08/2006 1:23:17 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Dog

I don't think the complaint was laid on LM....directly.


30 posted on 04/08/2006 1:24:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Dog; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I reread that part of the post and it doesn't say Mylroie questioned the translation, it just says she supplied it. Looks like a clarification might be in order


31 posted on 04/08/2006 1:27:25 PM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: CheyennePress
"Saddam Hussein posed no threat to our country."

Did you tell the lefties that Saddam led an (thankfully failed) attempt to assassinate President Bush 41? An attempted assassination on our President is not an indication of a threat to our country?
32 posted on 04/08/2006 1:29:06 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Is that looter guy?


33 posted on 04/08/2006 1:29:34 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The IBD editorial is unadulterated elitist bull sh!t. I have relatives who have been contacted by the US government to serve as translators. They have no specific experience other than being fluent in the language to be translated.

As to the ability to make sense of a series of documents by creating a time line and adding context...
I would put the analytical ability of Freepers against the whole stinking government intelligence community. Screw 'em. They blew it.

34 posted on 04/08/2006 1:31:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT!


35 posted on 04/08/2006 1:31:40 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Dog; All
I am eager to see the other translations for the same document. You will notice that the differences if any will be very minor between my translation and what ever other translations they will post and it will have zero effect on the substance. For example instead of Suicide Mission as per my translation you may see Suicide Act as per other translations. You may notice some spelling errors in my translations that I fixed later on with the help of the Admin moderator.

If any translation will be different in substance form what I translated then that translation will be wrong and I will issue a challenge to the translator to explain his translation.

36 posted on 04/08/2006 1:32:20 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Let me understand this. Is IBD questioning the translations that are made by people like myself because I am called amateur and not a professional? Please let me know.


37 posted on 04/08/2006 1:35:29 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Dog

I don't think the criticism came from Laurie Mylroie but rather someone was criticising her (and CQ's) use of the translation.


38 posted on 04/08/2006 1:36:37 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (The Stations of the Cross in Poetry ---> http://www.wayoftears.com)
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To: jveritas

Start with reading Captain's Quarters....


39 posted on 04/08/2006 1:36:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I read it but I still did not understand exactly what is IBD saying.


40 posted on 04/08/2006 1:39:35 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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