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Saddam and Osama: The New Revelations
Front Page Magazine ^ | April 17, 2006 | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 04/13/2006 11:00:08 PM PDT by FairOpinion

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Thomas Joscelyn, an expert on the international terrorist network. Much of his research has focused on the role that nations such as Saddam's Iraq and the mullah's Iran have played in providing support, training and funding for terrorist entities such as al Qaeda, al Qaeda's affiliates, Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups. He has written extensively about these connections for the Weekly Standard and in several other publications. Currently, he is organizing a research project to review and translate the millions of documents captured from the fallen Iraqi regime and the Taliban.

Joscelyn: For the past several years, American forces have been collecting documents and other pieces of media from the fallen regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the Iraqi documents were authored by Saddam’s intelligence apparatus, the Mukhabarat (Iraqi Intelligence Service), while many of the documents captured in Afghanistan were authored by al Qaeda operatives or the Taliban. To date, less than 5% of the documents have been reviewed. So, out of a total of 2 million documents, only about 100,000 documents (give or take) have been reviewed.

One IIS document, in particular, has received significant attention. The document was apparently authored in early 1997 and summarizes a number of contacts between Iraqi Intelligence and Saudi oppositionist groups, including al Qaeda, during the mid 1990’s. The document says that in early 1995 bin Laden requested Iraqi assistance in two ways. First, bin Laden wanted Iraqi television to carry al Qaeda’s anti-Saudi propaganda. Saddam agreed. Second, bin Laden requested Iraqi assistance in performing “joint operations against the foreign forces in the land of Hijaz.” That is, bin Laden wanted Iraq’s assistance in attacking U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedaandiraq; binladen; glazov; gnfa; gnfi; iraq; iraqiintelligence; prewardocs; saddam
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41 posted on 04/18/2006 5:30:14 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Calpernia

Is that a repeating animation or actual game of Pong? It is hard to see any difference!

42 posted on 04/18/2006 5:33:18 PM PDT by rmlew (Sedition and Treason are both crimes, not free speech.)
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To: doug from upland

I think the president has grown weary.

43 posted on 04/18/2006 7:03:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (More true now than ever: Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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bump to use in my article....

44 posted on 04/19/2006 6:26:34 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (
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To: eyespysomething; rmlew
Repeating animation? Oh no! Eyespysomething and I have been playing Pong for days now!

45 posted on 04/19/2006 8:12:12 PM PDT by Calpernia (
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46 posted on 04/19/2006 8:18:44 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Order of Battle: Sink or capture as Prize, MS Media)
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LOL! There can be only one! Give up now!

47 posted on 04/19/2006 10:18:14 PM PDT by eyespysomething (American liberals like everything about the struggle for freedom except the struggle.)
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