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Document shows Saddam-Taliban ties (Liberals will keep denying it...)
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 13, 2006

Posted on 06/13/2006 1:09:42 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan

A newly released document from Iraq demonstrates a relationship between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups – including the Islamic-based Taliban, which harbored al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

The document, posted by the Pentagon's Foreign Military Studies Office, indicates that in 1999 the Taliban invited Iraqi officials to Afghanistan, Fox News reports.

While some intelligence analysts have insisted Saddam's secular regime would not have collaborated with radical Muslim groups, the document says "Islamic relations with Iraq" were encouraged by the Taliban to arbitrate a meeting with the Northern Alliance rebels in Afghanistan and Russia.

The document also mentions two men with ties to Pakistani religious schools, jihad training camps, the Taliban and al-Qaida.

An Iraqi intelligence agent kept a notebook, posted on the Fox News Channel website, that details meetings between al-Qaida and Taliban supporter Maulana Fazlur Rahman and Taha Yassin Ramadan, the former vice president of Iraq, along with other Iraqi officials.

Ramadan was Saddam's right-hand-man, in charge of ensuring orders were carried out by Iraqi officials. A 2002 BBC article stated, "Washington showed considerable interest in him well before the Iraq war."

In the story, opposition forces also claimed Ramadan hosted al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, in Baghdad in 1998.

The notebook also recorded Maulana Fazlur Rahman as being at the discussion. Rahman has been described as a Pakistani cleric with ties to the Taliban who is a contender for the position of prime minister.

As WorldNetDaily reported, among many documents posted by the Pentagon in March was a letter from a member of Saddam's intelligence apparatus indicating al-Qaida and the Taliban had a relationship with the regime prior to the 9-11 attacks.

The letter by a member of Saddam's Al Mukabarat to a superior, dated Sept. 15, 2001, reports a pre-9/11 conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani consul.

>Earlier this month, a newly translated document captured from the Saddam regime revealed Iraq's hiding of chemical-weapons materials and the location of their burial.

In 2003, a 16-page top secret government memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee said bin Laden and Saddam had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, as well as financial and logistical support, and may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the Sept. 11 attacks.

"The memo, dated Oct. 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee," reported the Weekly Standard. It was written in response to a request from the committee as part of its investigation into prewar intelligence claims made by the administration.

According to the Weekly Standard, the memo reports Saddam's willingness to help bin Laden plot against Americans began in 1990, shortly before the first Gulf War, and continued until the eve of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It says bin Laden sent ''emissaries to Jordan in 1990 to meet with Iraqi government officials.'' At some unspecified point in 1991, according to a CIA analysis, ''Iraq sought Sudan's assistance to establish links to al-Qaida.''


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedaandiraq; iraq; iraqiintelligence; prewardocs

1 posted on 06/13/2006 1:09:44 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Bump.


2 posted on 06/13/2006 1:13:23 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("No one cried when Clinton spied." -Crosslake)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Nothing to see here - move on...


3 posted on 06/13/2006 1:14:24 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Great thread; thanks for posting it.

So not only did Saddam work with Al Qaeda from the early 1990's until before the war, he worked with the Taliban. Good work on the part of the translators.

I wish the administration would start really pounding these facts home. Maybe we need to flood Rove's office with e-mail.


4 posted on 06/13/2006 1:46:22 PM PDT by Peach (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; jveritas; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; ...
Thanks for posting this CCF.

Document shows Saddam-Taliban ties

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

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5 posted on 06/13/2006 1:48:39 PM PDT by eyespysomething (In a fight between Batman and Darth Vader, the winner would be Chuck Norris.)
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To: eyespysomething

Thanks for the ping!


6 posted on 06/13/2006 1:50:38 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: eyespysomething

Holy Crap!!! How is this not headline news?!!?


7 posted on 06/13/2006 1:53:09 PM PDT by bpjam (If we take 12M Mexicans, they have to take Kennedy & McCain!)
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To: bpjam
It should be.What will be interesting some day is to know why some folks are so adamant-in the face of all reality-that there was no connection between Saddam and the perpetrators of 9/11.My thought, they will be discovered to have been in some kind of relationship with Saddam and desperatley want to avoid even a second degree connection to the 9/11 killers.
8 posted on 06/13/2006 1:57:40 PM PDT by John W
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To: bpjam

Because people love power more than America?

Because they hate GWBush more than they love their country and its citizens?


9 posted on 06/13/2006 1:59:31 PM PDT by eyespysomething (In a fight between Batman and Darth Vader, the winner would be Chuck Norris.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; eyespysomething

Thanks for posting CCF and the ping eyespy, good piece.


10 posted on 06/13/2006 1:59:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: eyespysomething

I get depressed realizing that you are likely correct.


11 posted on 06/13/2006 2:03:51 PM PDT by bpjam (If we take 12M Mexicans, they have to take Kennedy & McCain!)
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To: bpjam

Me too.

But at least this is making the rounds. Again. And its on Fox News too, so... **fingers crossed**


12 posted on 06/13/2006 2:08:55 PM PDT by eyespysomething (In a fight between Batman and Darth Vader, the winner would be Chuck Norris.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

ping


14 posted on 06/13/2006 2:12:15 PM PDT by N2Gems
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To: eyespysomething
In January,2002 Jay Rockefeller went to Syria, Saudia Arabia and Jordan giving a heads up that Bush was going to war with Iraq.

So, what did JR know before this 2003 info that was sent to he and Pat Roberts?

Whatever happened to the investigation on JR and his treasonous trip to these three countries?

Thanks es for the ping

16 posted on 06/13/2006 2:15:22 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: eyespysomething
Thanks for the ping.

MSM useful idiot bump.

17 posted on 06/13/2006 2:24:12 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: eyespysomething

Great. the evidence keeps piling up. Pretty soon, the MSM will be forced to cover it.


18 posted on 06/13/2006 2:37:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Peach

Liberals lied while brave men died.

Knowing how much oil money Saddam had, how easily corrupted Western diplomats and journalists are, and how much he hated America for bloodying his nose (but whimping out), I am not surprised at these new facts.

I question whether the administration will do anything. Senior officials have conceded that there were no WMDs, but we know - don't we - that Russian special forces moved them for Saddam.

I looked deep into Pooty Poot's eyes and saw another Russian pathological liar. I wonder what W. saw.


19 posted on 06/13/2006 2:46:06 PM PDT by sine_nomine (The Constitution requires secure borders, not welfare and amnesty for illegals.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Everyone knows Saddam and OBL would never work together.

Saddam only funds Hamas homicide bombers, and OBL only offers "a long term true" to "the Crusaders" that he swore "Holy Jihad" against...

But they NEVER EVER NEVER EVER would have worked together because like cBS has reported over and over and over again, they did not like each other. No they did not and you can't say they did!

IS THAT CLEAR?
20 posted on 06/13/2006 2:51:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: eyespysomething

Thank you for the ping.


21 posted on 06/13/2006 4:53:45 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (You can't depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus...Mark Twain)
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To: eyespysomething

Passed along the article to all on my e-mail list as well.
Thanks for the pings!


22 posted on 06/13/2006 6:50:00 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: bpjam

"Holy Crap!!! How is this not headline news?!!?"

Newspapers are published and staffed by Democrats who won't publish any fact that might justify the Iraq war.


23 posted on 06/13/2006 6:55:51 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: pissant

"Pretty soon, the MSM will be forced to cover it."

Just like they covered the news that the people accused of spying for the Soviet Union were found, through Soviet records, to be actual spies.


24 posted on 06/13/2006 6:58:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: FlashBack

You are welcome, and thanks for passing the articles along.

The more you know....


25 posted on 06/13/2006 7:10:25 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Chuck Norris was what Willis was talkin' about.)
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To: eyespysomething

Sadly, I think you are probably right. Thanks for the PING.
I remain hopeful that there will be so much info they will HAVE to cover it--as it is their duty to do so.

But I'm not holding my breath or anything.


26 posted on 06/13/2006 7:12:18 PM PDT by Shelayne (Islam--the religion of pieces)
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To: popdonnelly

They jumped all over that, didn't they. /s


27 posted on 06/13/2006 7:36:28 PM PDT by pissant
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To: popdonnelly

BTW, there was NO alternative media then. There is now, and we have FORCED them to cover many things they would prefer not to.


28 posted on 06/13/2006 7:37:22 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Peach
Do you have Rove's email?
29 posted on 06/13/2006 7:39:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

I don't; I've sent him hard mail. But I really do think he doesn't understand the importance of this and am stunned he's missed that talking about how Saddam worked with the Taliban and Al Qaeda would increase support for the war.


30 posted on 06/14/2006 3:24:51 AM PDT by Peach (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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