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More To Uncover on Saddam
NY Sun online ^ | 4-2-2008 | LAURIE MYLROIE

Posted on 04/02/2008 11:55:45 AM PDT by StarCMC

Those who support Operation Iraqi Freedom have welcomed the recently released study on Saddam Hussein's dealings with terrorists.

Based on captured Iraqi documents held in a Defense Department database, the Institute for Defense Analysis study makes important points. It clearly demonstrates that no ideological barrier prevented Saddam's "secular" regime from working with "Islamic" terrorists and that his regime had dealings with a wide variety of terrorists.

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On the basis of the transcript of a meeting Saddam held with other senior Iraqi figures about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the study concludes Iraq was not involved in the attack. Yet other captured documents reveal that an indicted fugitive who fled to Iraq after the Trade Center bombing, Abdul Rahman Yasin, received a safe haven and monthly stipend from the regime.

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ABC News and Newsweek were then engaged in an investigation into the 1993 Trade Center bombing, for which I was consultant. We suspected Iraq was responsible — as did senior figures in the New York FBI, the lead investigative agency. From our reporting, the Iraqis learned of the project. Saddam was concerned, as the transcript reveals, because he thought the American government was behind it.

Saddam need not have worried. The Clinton administration did not want the subject addressed, "spinning" the reporters away from Iraq and making fun of the idea that Saddam might have been behind the bombing. Consequently, the ABC program and the Newsweek article were significantly weaker than they might have been.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1993wtcattack; 1993wtcbombing; domesticterrorism; iraq; mylroie; saddam; saddamhussein; wtc

1 posted on 04/02/2008 11:55:45 AM PDT by StarCMC
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I had to snip the heck out of this article to post it — it’s worth heading to the link to read the whole thing.


2 posted on 04/02/2008 11:58:11 AM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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To: acad1228; AliVeritas; aomagrat; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; blackie; bluesagewoman; CH3CN; ...

I had to snip the heck out of this article to post it — it’s worth heading to the link to read the whole thing.


3 posted on 04/02/2008 11:59:10 AM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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*Hiccup*


4 posted on 04/02/2008 12:00:48 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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To: StarCMC

BTTT


5 posted on 04/02/2008 1:33:23 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC

BTTT


6 posted on 04/02/2008 1:33:36 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC

BTTT


7 posted on 04/02/2008 1:33:50 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC; jveritas

Bump and ping!


8 posted on 04/02/2008 1:42:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: StarCMC

Marking to read later...


9 posted on 04/02/2008 1:54:02 PM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: StarCMC

BTTT


10 posted on 04/03/2008 12:10:47 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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