Skip to comments.More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?
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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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.
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."
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?
It takes a big man or woman to admit when they are wrong. The left are just a bunch of wussies.
Not much has changed...because STILL too many sheeple get told what to think...by the old/liberal/socialist media.
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.
I don't think the complaint was laid on LM....directly.
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
Is that looter guy?
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.
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.
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.
I don't think the criticism came from Laurie Mylroie but rather someone was criticising her (and CQ's) use of the translation.
Start with reading Captain's Quarters....
I read it but I still did not understand exactly what is IBD saying.
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