Skip to comments.Al Qaeda Document: Zarqawi Came to Iraq Before The War To Prepare The Fight Against U.S
Posted on 03/16/2008 2:49:59 PM PDT by jveritas
On February 17 2008, Al-Ekhlaas which is the largest terrorist forum on the internet published an Al Qaeda document that talks about the life of Abou Musaab Al Zarqawi and indicates that Zarqawi came to Iraq before the war to prepare the terrorist insurgency against the US troops. According to the document Zarqawi arrived to the Sunni areas in central Iraq. This document was written by one of Al Qaeda top leaders called Saif Al Adel.
There were many accounts about Zarqawi presence in Iraq before the war in particular in Northern Iraq with Ansar Al Islam an active Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group that was present in the Kurdish areas of Iraq long before the war started. The document also proves that Ansar Al Islam helped Al Qaeda members establish themselves in Iraq before the war started.
The author of the document wrote that there were no relations between Saddam regime and Al Qaeda but this does not negate at all the most important fact that Al Qaeda was in Iraq before the war for the sole purpose of preparing for its most important front to fight the U.S and it is now in Iraq where Al Qaeda is suffering its most crushing defeat since its existence.
It is very important to note that despite the author of the document denial of a relationship between Saddam regime and Al Qaeda it does not mean that Saddam regime was not aware of Al Qaeda presence in Iraq. In fact the documents clearly points out that Zarqawi went to the Sunni areas in Central Iraq before the war and these areas were totally controlled and loyal to Saddam regime and it very hard to imagine that Zarqawi stayed and prepared his terrorist sleepers cells in these Sunni areas without the approval of Saddam regime.
El-Ekhlaas terrorist forum is a password protected so you cannot access the document unless you are registered there as a member.
Below is a partial translation of Al Qaeda document written by Saif Al Adel.
" We started the work and the contact with the leadership, and we began to support and help the leadership again, and this was our goal after we left Afghanistan. We began establishing the fighter groups. On one hand to return to Afghanistan and conduct planned operations there, and on the other hand we began to study the situation of the groups and bothers to find new places for them. After long discussions, brother Abou Mussab with his Palestinian and Jordanian companions decided to go to Iraq because of their dialects they can quickly mix and assimilate in the Iraqi society. Our analysis was that the Americans were going to make the mistake sooner or later to invade Iraq, that this invasion will lead to the fall of the regime, and that we should play an important role in the confrontation and resistance, and that this is our historical chance to establish the Islamic State who will have the biggest role in removing injustice and establish justice in this world allah willing. I was in agreement with brother Abou Mussab regarding this analysis. There were no relation between Al Qaeda and Saddam regime that is worth mentioning, as opposite to what the Americans are saying so they can create excuse and legal justifications according to their laws that they imposed on the world that is enslaved by the West, the Israelis and the Anglo-Saxons.
The plan was to have our brothers enter Iraq from the North, where the road is not controlled y the regime, and then go down South to the Sunni areas where we have some of our brothers. Also the brothers in Ansar Al Islam showed their willingness to give us any help to achieve this goal.
The Americans noticed that the Iranians were having a blind eye against our activities in Iran so they began a media attack against Iran accusing them of helping Al Qaeda and international terrorism. The steps taken by the Iranians had confused us and had caused 75% of our plans to fail. Many of our comrades were arrested. 80% of Abou Musaab Al Zarqawi group members were arrested. There should be a quick plan to arrange the escape of Zarqawi and the remaining of his group, the destination was Iraq and the route was the Northern borders between Iraq and Iran. The goal was to reach the Sunni areas in central Iraq and the beginning of the preparation to confront the US invasion and defeat it allah willing. The choice was not arbitrary but a studied one.
When he said goodbye to me leaving for Iraq, Abou Musaab has added a new dimension to his personality. This new dimension focused on punishing the Americans for the crimes that they committed in their bombing of Afghanistan and that he witnessed in his own eyes, the hate and hostility that Abou Mussab had for the Americans guaranteed to form new traits to Abou Musaab personality."
End of partial translation.
Nonsense. The insane jihadists are content turning their own country into a shit hole and discriminating against Christians. That’t why I’m here talking to you.
They are too busy to pay attention to bigger things.
Well, I think of most any terrorists, no matter where they’re from as lower form like monkeys.
But that is just my opinion.
I ageee with your sentiment that in 10 years we will look back on Iraq as the decisive theater of operation that wins the long-term war for either us or them. I also believe that the choice of the next president will have a great impact on whose victory it is. With Mac, I'm confident the victory is ours. With Obama or Hillary, I just don't know either way... neither will want to go down in history as the president to lose the war, but then again neither has the combination of competence and policital willpower required to win a complex and confusing 4th generation war.
Maybe some of the cannon-fodder they send out to suicide/homicide for them are... but the top brass (you know, the ones who never do the suicide part, never allow themselves to be caught, never allow themselves to be killed) are pretty ingenious & conniving.
Only by thinking of them as evil geniouses instead of illiterate idiots do we outsmart them and outmuscle them.
Thanks again jveritas...
I won’t live to see it but in fifty years W will be regarded as a hero for being the first to truly understand the threat pointed at western civilization
As a side note on border security or the lack thereof, this is tucked away in the document:
The plan was to have our brothers enter Iraq from the North, where the road is not controlled y the regime
Its pretty hard to ignore all the articles, videos and translated documents posted.
The shut down of the Iraqi documents website was a huge mistake.
You are welcome.
Thanks for posting this, jv.
Anytime SE Mom.
Which makes one wonder just why the heck they did it.
Thanks for all the work, jveritas!
Agreed. And I think Fallujah was where the terrorists in Iraq were broken. We will look back at “the surge” the way we now look at the “Marianas Turkey Shoot,” but the real turning point was Fallujah in 04.
Baestrup’s book is good. Hey, I’m doing what I can. “Patriot’s History” is in its 5th printing, plus audio. In Sept. I’ll have a new one out, “48 Liberal Lies About History.”
We have threads where Saddam was claiming Salman Pak was ‘counter-terrorism’ training.
I’m still not convinced that there wasn’t a Saddam connection to the 1993 WTC bombing. I know Laurie Mylroe argues this, and Stephen Hayes argues against it. But Yousef had Iraqi passports and had been in Iraq.
Now that is an understatement of the month. It is hard to believe that the NYSlimes article last year that said the site offered to much info in how to build a bomb was the primary reason it was closed down. In this case, the POTUS should have stepped in and made it clear, Americans and the rest of the world had the right to see so many declassified documents that would have supported why the coalition was correct in taking out Saddam. Gotta hit the rack. 3:30AM comes early.