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Saddam and al-Qaeda
American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2008 | Debra Baker

Posted on 04/17/2008 12:07:43 PM PDT by CutePuppy


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April 17, 2008

Saddam and al-Qaeda

By Debra Baker

Claims that there were no links between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda are wrong. Documents just released by the Pentagon prove it.

In March 2008, the Pentagon released a document that details some of the classified documents from Saddam's regime.  This document called the Iraqi Perspectives Project Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents Volume 1 (Redacted) is an overview of "more than 600,000 original captured documents and several thousand hours of audio and video footage archived in a US Department of Defense (DOD) database. As of August 2006, only 15 percent of the captured documents have English translations."[1]  This document provides insight into how Saddam operated his regime and his ties to terrorism. 

al-Qaeda 

Al-Qaeda is not a top-down hierarchical organization, but a mesh of organizations that work together to the same ends - destroying Zionists and Israelis by whatever means necessary.  As described by Neil Patrick, a Middle East specialist, al-Qaeda is "a loose confederation with various assignments given to various groups."[2]  Osama bin Ladin is at the helm of this loose confederation. 

The Council on Foreign Relations states that al-Qaeda is affiliated with the following terrorist organizations:

These groups are interconnected; the Council on Foreign Relations states:

"bin Laden's terror network grew out of Egyptian extremist groups, and many of al-Qaeda's leaders are Egyptians.  In recent years, bin Laden brought two leaders of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), Ayman al-Zawahiri and the late Muhammad Atef, into the top echelons of al-Qaeda. In addition, some members of Jamaat al-Islamiyya have reportedly joined al-Qaeda. Overall, dozens of Egyptian militants passed through al-Qaeda training camps in Taliban-run Afghanistan."

Who is the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ)?

The EIJ "assassinated president Anwar Sadat in 1981 and later teamed up with Osama Bin Laden in the Afghan war against the Soviet occupation."[4]  In 1998, the EIJ merged with al-Qaeda and "is now a wholly owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda," says Steven Cook, a Middle East expert and the Douglas A. Dillon fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is widely regarded as Osama bin Laden's chief deputy."[5]

Now let's look closely at what the Pentagon papers state on Saddam and terrorism.

"Saddam's interest in, and support for, non-Iraqi non-state actors was spread across a wide variety of revolutionary, liberation, nationalist, and Islamic terrorist organizations. For years, Saddam maintained training camps for foreign ‘fighters' drawn from these diverse groups. In some cases, particularly for Palestinians, Saddam was also a strong financial supporter. Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al-Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al-Qaeda's stated goals and objectives."[6] 

Is the EIJ associated with al-Qaeda?  According to the Council on Foreign Affairs, the EIJ is a "wholly owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda."[7]  Considering the September 11, 2001 attack on the US was conducted by both Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden, the facts support the Council on Foreign Affairs description of al-Qaeda.   Ayman al-Zawahiri was the leader of the EIJ before it merged with al-Qaeda in 1998.  Now let's take a closer look at Saddam and his regime of terror.

On page 16 of the Pentagon papers, there is a memorandum that lists the many terrorist groups that Iraq was supporting.  The memorandum was written by the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) and is labeled as Extract 10.   The recipient of this memorandum was Saddam a decade before Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In Extract 10 it lists the EIJ:

"Islamic Jihad Organization [Egyptian Islamic Jihad]

In a meeting in the Sudan we agreed to renew our relations with the Islamic Jihad Organization in Egypt. Our information on the group is as follows:


In Extract 12 on page 16 of the Pentagon papers, there is another memorandum that was drafted in Saddam's office which specifically shows that Saddam was directly financing and training the EIJ:
"Office of the President of the Republic - Secretary

Subject: Carrying out a directive

"There has been agreement since December 24, 1990, with the representative of the Islamic Group organization in Egypt on a plan to move against the Egyptian regime by carrying out commando operations provided that we guarantee them financing and training and provide them with the requirements in accordance with the honorable order of the President [Saddam Hussein] which calls for carrying out commando operations against hostile alliance governments. Afterwards, the operations will cease immediately after the ceasefire. 

"With respect to the proposal of our special security agency [IIS] regarding calling a representative of the Islamic Group in Egypt to Iraq in our topsecret personal letter dated 11 March 1993. This letter was in response to the President directing that only financial support is available for now. Intelligence operatives and contacts should be maintained in any movement in the Arab homeland, as indicated by the President in a top-secret letter, dated 25 March 1992. [Emphasis added]"[9]

Saddam and State Terrorism

Saddam was in the business of terror.  From the recruitment, training, financing, and support of terrorism, Saddam formed an alliance with terror.  Of course Saddam obtained control of Iraq via his terrorist Baath party, but the Pentagon Papers on Saddam reveal much more to Saddam's terrorist ties.  The UN sanctions imposed after the 1991 Gulf War,

"reduced Saddam's ability to shape regional and world events, steadily draining his military, economic, and military powers. The rise of Islamist fundamentalism in the region gave Saddam the opportunity to make terrorism, one of the few tools remaining in Saddam's "coercion" toolbox, not only cost effective but a formal instrument of state power."[10]  

The UN sanctions were working, but Saddam being resourceful saw the jihadist movement as a vehicle to carry out his anti-American and anti-Israeli actions.

Terrorist Training Camps in Iraq

Saddam had terrorist training camps within Iraq.  The Pentagon report on Saddam goes on to say that "captured Iraqi archives reveal that Saddam was training Arab fighters (non-Iraqi) in Iraqi training camps more than a decade prior to Operation Desert Storm (1991).  A Saddam memorandum directed the IIS to submit a list of foreign nationals who were trained in Iraq and carried out operations during the 1991 war against the United States.  In response, the IIS sent a list of one-hundred names of foreign national fighters, categorized by country"[11]

 "[Foreign national fighters by country]


The Pentagon papers on Saddam state:

"under Saddam, the Iraqi regime used its paramilitary Fedayeen Saddam training camps to train terrorists for use inside and outside Iraq.  In 1999, the top ten graduates of each Fedayeen Saddam class were specifically chosen for assignment to London, from there to be ready to conduct operations anywhere in Europe."[13]  Saddam was training non-Iraqi's to carry out terrorist actions throughout Europe. 

The Pentagon papers on Saddam go on to explain the following specific training that was supplied in Iraq:


State Support of Terrorism

Saddam provided support to terrorists that only a state could provide by issuing passports to known terrorists so they could move about freely.  The Pentagon papers on Saddam state the

"M8 annual report also notes that among the 699 passports, renewals, and other official documentation that the IIS issued, many were issued to known members of terrorist organizations."[15]

A specific example of Saddam issuing passports to and harboring a known terrorist is Abu aI-Abbas, a Palestinian Liberation Front leader.  Saddam allowed Abu aI-Abbas and his wife to live in Iraq under Saddam's protection.  Saddam went so far as to issue both Abu aI-Abbas and his wife diplomatic passports so they could travel the Middle East freely.  "Abu aI-Abbas originally fled to Iraq to avoid an Italian warrant imposing five life terms for his part in the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro and the murder of an American citizen." [16]

Funding of Terrorism

Not only did Saddam provide training and support to terrorists, Saddam readily financed them. 

Saddam was financing the EIJ from at least 1990 and after based on the letter drafted by the Office of the President of the Republic -- Secretary (Extract 12).  A specific example is a memo that was "drafted in Saddam's office, it refers to an agreement with Islamic terrorists to conduct operations against the Egyptian regime during the first Gulf War (1991) and for continued financial support for the terrorists after hostilities ended."[17] 

In conclusion, the Pentagon Papers clearly show that Saddam had direct ties to the EIJ.  Saddam was both financing and training EIJ members from as far back as 1990.  The support Saddam was providing was ongoing.  According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the EIJ merged with al-Qaeda in 1998.  Therefore, Saddam was financing and training al-Qaeda. 

The Pentagon papers only stated the EIJ link, not specifically the al-Qaeda link.  The second in command of al-Qaeda and the person who masterminded 9/11 is Ayman al-Zawahiri.  Ayman al-Zawahiri was the leader of the EIJ prior to its 1998 merging with al-Qaeda.  This truth has been subverted by the media.  All the major media outlets have just quoted what is written in the Executive Summary of the document which states that there is no "smoking gun[18]."  But upon further investigation of the EIJ, a direct link between al-Qaeda and Saddam's Iraq is seen.

Debra Baker is the proprietor of Veer Right  Weblog.

Works Cited

"Al-Qaeda (a.K.a. Al-Qaida, Al-Qa'Ida)." Council on Foreign Relations. 7 July 2005. Council on Foreign Relations. 31 Mar. 2008. 

Ford, Peter, Sara B. Miller, and Courtney Walsh. "Al Qaeda's Veil Begins to Lift." Christian Science Monitor 94 (2001):  6. Newspaper Source. EBSCO. Wake County, Cary, NC. 30 Mar. 2008. Keyword: Al Qaeda and DE QAIDA (Organization).

"Jihad Leader's 'Conversion' Could Rattle Al-Qaeda." Irish Times (2007). EBSCO. Wake County, Cary, NC. 30 Mar. 2008. 

Pan, Esther. "EGYPT: Islamist Opposition Groups." Council on Foreign Relations. Aug. 2005. 31 Mar. 2008

"Salman Pak / Al Salman." Global Security. 31 Mar. 2008. 

"Top Lieutenant `Far More Dangerous' Than Osama Bin Laden." Knight Ridder Tribune Washington Bureau (DC) (2001). EBSCO. Wake County, Cary, NC. 30 Mar. 2008. 

Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey. United States. Pentagon. Department of Defense. Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents. Alexandria, VA: Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008. 



[1] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), Foreword.

[2] Ford, Peter, Miller Sara B, Walsh, Courtney, "Al Qaeda's Veil Begins to Lift", (Christian Science Monitor, 2001) 6.

[3] Al-Qaeda (a.K.a. Al-Qaida, Al-Qa'Ida)" (Council on Foreign Relations, 7 July 2005).

[4] "Jihad Leader's 'Conversion' Could Rattle Al-Qaeda" (Irish Times,2007)

[5] Pan, Esther "EGYPT: Islamist Opposition Groups" (Council on Foreign Relations, Aug. 2005)

[6] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.48.

[7] Pan, Esther "EGYPT: Islamist Opposition Groups" (Council on Foreign Relations, Aug. 2005)

[8] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.14.

[9] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.16.

[10] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.45.

[11] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.15.

[12] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam, p.16

[13] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.1.

[14] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.19-20.

[15] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.19.

[16] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.27.

[17] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.16.

[18] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), p.ES-1.


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Great summary of recent Pentagon report on links between Saddam and al-Qaeda with URLs of references and documents.
1 posted on 04/17/2008 12:07:44 PM PDT by CutePuppy
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To: CutePuppy

Think this will get any ‘air time’?


2 posted on 04/17/2008 12:09:44 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: griswold3

NOT A CHANCE


3 posted on 04/17/2008 12:14:14 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: griswold3
'Silent majority' will become 'silent minority' if it chooses to remain silent.
4 posted on 04/17/2008 12:25:14 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy
The Iraq war is fully justifiable without proving a pre-9-11 affiliation between Saddam and al-Qaida. It is also justified with or without WMD.

Saddam had the motive to do us harm, a proven history of belligerence toward us, after 9-11, a template to emulate, and the money to finance a clandestine attack. We had to take him out whether he was hangin' with Osama or not.

5 posted on 04/17/2008 1:11:31 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: CutePuppy; RaceBannon; kabar; Peach; joesbucks; drzz
Thanks! Will add this to my list of Saddam/AQ links and I pinged a few Freepers who might be interested in the article. Here are my current links:

In in 1998, an Arab intelligence officer, who knows Saddam personally, predicted in Newsweek: "Very soon you will be witnessing large-scale terrorist activity run by the Iraqis." The Arab official said these terror operations would be run under "false flags" --spook-speak for front groups--including bin Laden's organization.

Then there were the predictions by an Iraqi with ties to Iraqi intelligence, Naeem Abd Mulhalhal, in Qusay's own newspaper several weeks before the attacks that stated bin Laden would “demolish the Pentagon after he destroys the White House and ”bin Laden would strike America “on the arm that is already hurting.” (referencing a second IRAQI sponsored attack on the World Trade Center). Another reference to New York was “[bin Laden] will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra everytime he hears his songs.” (e.g., “New York, New York”) which identified New York, New York as a target. Mulhalhal also stated, “The wings of a dove and the bullet are all but one and the same in the heart of a believer." which references an airplane attack.

The Arabic language daily newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabic also cited the cooperation between Iraq, bin Laden and Al December 1998 editorial, which predicted that “President Saddam Hussein, whose country was subjected to a four day air strike, will look for support in taking revenge on the United States and Britain by cooperating with Saudi oppositionist Osama Bin-Laden, whom the United States considers to be the most wanted person in the world.” This info is in the link provided below. How could these people have had foreknowledge without Iraq being involved?

Source for this info

Warning...slow loading .pdf file. This was from a lawsuit filed against Iraq after 9/11...the court ruled against Iraq.

There was also another lawsuit filed by the family of John O’Neill (a former FBI agent who captured Ramzi Yousef after the 1993 WTC bombings) after he died in the WTC on 9/11. His personal files from his years of traveling around the world investigating al-Qaeda are were used as evidence in the lawsuit. The evidence includes documents unearthed in the headquarters of the Mukhabarat (Iraq's intelligence service) and information gleaned from the interrogation of both al-Qaeda and Iraqi prisoners. (Link below). It also quotes Vincent Cannistraro, the former CIA counter-terrorism chief, who stated in October 2000 that Iraq had been wanting to carry out terrorist attacks, and that the Iraqi military had been in contact with Osama bin Laden.

Click Here

We know from these IIS documents that beginning in 1992 the former Iraqi regime regarded bin Laden as an Iraqi Intelligence asset. We know from IIS documents that the former Iraqi regime provided safe haven and financial support to an Iraqi who has admitted to mixing the chemicals for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. We know from IIS documents that Saddam Hussein agreed to Osama bin Laden's request to broadcast anti-Saudi propaganda on Iraqi state-run television. We know from IIS documents that a "trusted confidante" of bin Laden stayed for more than two weeks at a posh Baghdad hotel as the guest of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

Abu Nidal, September 11 and Saddam The terrorist network may be closer knit than we think.

Weekly Standard: The Mother of All Connections

The Saddam-Al Qaeda Links: In Photos and Video (MUST SEE)

List of newspaper article in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam:

Click here

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:

Click here

The AQ connection (excellent):

Click here

Western Nightmare:

Click here

Saddam's link to OBL:

Click here

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate:

Click here

Document linking them:

Click here

Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it:

Click here

A federal judge rules there are links:

Click here

Wall Street Journal on Iraq and AQ:

Click here

Iraq and Iran contact OBL:

Click here

More evidence:

Click here

Saddam's AQ connection:

Click here

Further connections:

Click here

What a court of law said about the connections:

Click here

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:

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Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda: (February 2004, Weekly Standard)

Click here

Yes - it's NewsMax but loaded with interesting bullet points.

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Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

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Colin Powell: Iraq and AQ Partners for Years (CNN, February 2003)

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The Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections (September 2003, Richard Miniter)

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Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda (June 2003)

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Saddam and OBL Make a Pact (The New Yorker, February 2003):

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Al Qaeda's Poison Gas (Wall Street Journal, April 2004):

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Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:

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Saddam behind first WTC attack - PBS, Laurie Mylroie:

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Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link, The Weekly Standard, July 2003:

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Qusay Hussein Coordinated Iraq special operations with Bin Laden Terrorist Activities, Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club

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The Western Nightmare: Saddam and Bin Laden vs. the Rest of the World, The Guardian Unlimited:

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Saddam Link to Bin Laden, Julian Borger, The Guardian, February 1999

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The Al Qaeda Connection, The Weekly Standard, July 2003

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Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link, September 2003:

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No Question About It, National Review, September 2003

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Iraq: A Federal Judges Point of View

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Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and OKC:

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Free Republic Thread that mentions some books Freepers might be interested in on this topic:

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The Proof that Saddam Worked with AQ, The Telegraph, April 2003:

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Saddam's AQ Connection, The Weekly Standard, September 2003

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September 11 Victims Sue Iraq:

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Osama's Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam, The Weekly Standard, November 2003

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Terrorist Behind 9/11 Attacks Trained by Saddam, The Telegraph, December 2003

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James Woolsey Links Iraq and AQ, CNN Interview, March 2004, Also see Posts #34 and #35

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A Geocities Interesting Web Site with maps and connections:

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Bin Laden indicted in federal court, read down to find information that Bin Laden agreed to not attack Iraq and to work cooperatively with Iraq:

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Case Closed, The Weekly Standard, November 03

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CBS - Lawsuit: Iraq involved in 9/11:

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Exploring Iraq's Involvement in pre-9/11 Acts, The Indianapolis Star:

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The Iraq/AQ Connection: Richard Minister again

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Militia Defector says Baghdad trained Al Qaeda fighters in chemical weapons, July 2002

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The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties, The Weekly Standard, December 2003

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Saddam Controlled the Camps (Iraq/AQ Ties): The London Observer, November 01

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Saddam's Terror Ties that Critics Ignore, National Review, October 2003:

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Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ:

Click here

The Missing Link (What the Senate Ingelligence Report Said about Iraq/AQ Connections)

Click Here

Credit to Peach for the above info.

Credit to joesbucks for the following links:

Dozens of links here:

Click here

Just a few of those links include:

The Clinton Justice Department's indictment against OBL in federal court which mentions the terrorist's connections to Iraq. November 4, 1998. The federal indictment:

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Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate. The federal indictment against OBL working in concert with Iraq and Iran is mentioned. November 1998. The New York Times

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Saddam reaching out to OBL January 1, 1999. Newsweek

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ABC news reports on the Osama/Saddam connections January 14, 1999. ABC News

Click here

Western Nightmare: Saddam and OBL versus the World. Iraq recruited OBL. February 6, 1999. The Guardian

Click here

Saddam's Link to OBL February 6, 1999. The Guardian

Click here

Saddam offered asylum to bin Laden February 13, 1999. AP

Click here

Video coverage from drzz:

Saddam- Al Qaeda VIDEOS library (MUST SEE)

And kabar submitted these two little gems showing Bin Laden supported Iraq and its struggle against the US and the West.

1996 Fatwa: "Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places."

1998 Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans

6 posted on 04/17/2008 1:18:52 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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bump & a ping


7 posted on 04/17/2008 2:29:53 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: ravingnutter; ikez78; jveritas

Could any of you or people you know file a FOIA suit to put all (or most, excluding material explicit on how to build a nuclear bomb, though I suspect it was just a ruse by the media in 2006 pre-election period) documents back on the DoD site.

I’d also suggest - as I had before - if that happens, to assign the documents blocks between several Freepers to download to local storage, so they can be later forwarded to jveritas and anyone else who would undertake the grueling and mostly thankless (but very appreciated here, thank you Joseph) and necessary task of translating and sieving through the huge number of documents for grains of truth.

While I wholeheartedly agree with wayoverontheright’s post (#5) that we don’t really need this as a “justification” of removing Saddam as a threat to the regional stability and to us and other world’s democracies - these documents, at the very least, should be treated like a Venona Project which pretty much put the lie to many leftist defenders in the US on the role and methods of Soviet Union and their Communist and socialist sympathizers in USA and the rest of the world.


8 posted on 04/17/2008 2:49:49 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: jveritas; ikez78

Ping


9 posted on 04/17/2008 3:01:01 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: CutePuppy; pandoraou812
Great job!

Bookmarked.

10 posted on 04/17/2008 3:07:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Beijing 2008. Moscow 1980 Olympic Games for murdering regimes.)
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To: CutePuppy; jveritas; netmilsmom

Ping.


11 posted on 04/17/2008 3:15:51 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: ravingnutter

EXCELLENT list!!


12 posted on 04/17/2008 3:18:45 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

The FReepers knew this forever ago.
No one listens.


13 posted on 04/17/2008 3:27:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am very mad at Disney. Give me my James Marsden song!!!!!)
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To: netmilsmom

Yep — nice to have the proof outted finally.


14 posted on 04/17/2008 3:28:12 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: wayoverontheright
Absolutely.
15 posted on 04/17/2008 3:30:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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ping


16 posted on 04/17/2008 3:32:38 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (If you're not taking flak, you're not over the target.)
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To: CutePuppy

Self Ping AQ Links to Saddam


17 posted on 04/17/2008 3:54:21 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Tin eared zeroes and Hollypukes comin...)
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To: DGHoodini

But but but but the NY Times said they weren’t linked


18 posted on 04/17/2008 4:06:47 PM PDT by ikez78 (http://www.regimeofterror.com - Saddam Hussein and terrorism)
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To: CutePuppy

Thank you for posting. I downloaded the report and the article certainly agrees with my notes, but is a lot more readable.


19 posted on 04/17/2008 4:40:40 PM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: Retain Mike

You are very welcome. That’s why I posted this article.

While report and subject matter and report are not new to FReepers and have been analyzed here in other posts, I thought this was concise and clear summation of the gist of report and was easy to follow with many references to relevant articles and materials.


20 posted on 04/17/2008 6:09:54 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: ravingnutter
As damning is this information is, I don't think it is the underlying reason the Dems screamed so loudly that the captured documents be pulled off the internet.
Once the meticulous nature of Saddam's record keeping became apparent the Dems started sweating that at some point the names of prominent Democrat members of Congress or donors would be mentioned.
21 posted on 04/17/2008 8:38:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: CutePuppy
The Democrats in Congress have know this forever as well but have intentionally lied about it on the expectation that the truth would never see the light of day.
The table has been set for the Republicans to absolutely destroy the Democrats in the Congressional elections. I doubt, however if they possess the stones required to play hardball.
22 posted on 04/17/2008 8:43:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Thanks neverdem.

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islams Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda The Siege of Mecca:
The Forgotten Uprising
in Islam's Holiest Shrine
and the Birth of al-Qaeda

by Yaroslav Trofimov


23 posted on 04/17/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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