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U.S. NABS BAGHDAD SPY LINKED TO ATTA
New York Post ^ | 7/09/03 | KATE SHEEHY

Posted on 07/09/2003 1:02:59 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:15:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

July 9, 2003 -- The U.S. military has arrested the mysterious, high-ranking Iraqi spy who allegedly huddled with Sept. 11 mastermind Mohamed Atta in Prague just months before the terror attacks.

Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, who reportedly met with Atta in April 2001 to go over plans to attack the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe building there, was apprehended July 2, a U.S. official said.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; alani; alqaeda; alqaedaandiraq; atta; captured; czech; embassy; iraq; prague; radiofreeeurope; samiralani; sept11; wot

1 posted on 07/09/2003 1:02:59 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
This should prove most interesting...
2 posted on 07/09/2003 1:08:24 AM PDT by Hugin
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3 posted on 07/09/2003 1:09:58 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: kattracks
bttt
4 posted on 07/09/2003 1:21:55 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Hugin
That's what I was thinking...

Hope he talks.
5 posted on 07/09/2003 2:32:07 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: kattracks
Check out keyword, CZECHATTA, for a slew of interesting threads on this topic.
6 posted on 07/09/2003 4:38:23 AM PDT by ishmac
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To: kattracks; ewing
The U.S. military has arrested the mysterious, high-ranking Iraqi spy who allegedly huddled with Sept. 11 mastermind Mohamed Atta in Prague just months before the terror attacks.

Finally, this event is getting coverage. This report came out in the months after 9/11, but would not be confirmed by our state department, so the story died. I guess they wanted to keep the info under the radar screen while investigating links to the the Iraqi spy. Once they nabbed the spy, there was no need to keep it under wraps.

7 posted on 07/09/2003 5:11:21 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita
While the Prague meeting has been refuted by some officials, people seem to forget that Farouk Hijazi, an Iraqi intelligence officer met with bin Laden in Kandahar in Dec 1998.

Also forgotten is that in 1998, two of bin Laden’s senior military commanders, Muhammad Abu-Islam and Abdullah Qassim, visited Baghdad for discussions with Qusay Hussein. This and info on other meetings can be found here.

Also 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. This was reported by Laurie Mylorie.

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 in the para above. How could these people have had foreknowledge without Iraq being involved?

And what about Ramzi Yousef (known to his associates as "Rashid the Iraqi.") and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed?

There are just too many things that point to Iraqi involvement, even without the refuted evidence.

8 posted on 07/09/2003 6:20:51 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DB
"Hope he talks."

If he talks, he's been talking. Notice they don't say when he was captured. He's been under wraps and now the spooks feel its okay to go public with the snatch....

9 posted on 07/09/2003 7:31:13 AM PDT by eureka! (Rats and Presstitutes lie--they have to in order to survive.....)
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To: kattracks
Bump.
10 posted on 07/09/2003 10:54:58 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (>>>>>If I could only think of something snappy<<<<<)
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To: ravingnutter; kattracks; Alamo-Girl; Jeff Head; Travis McGee; maui_hawaii
And now we have this confirmation, . 9/11 Bombshell: Mohammed Atta trained in Baghdad. The same Memo supports the Niger-Iraq Nuclear connection as well!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 7:18:33 AM PST by Paul Ross (Reform Islam Now! -- Nuke Mecca!)
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To: eureka!
We still haven't heard much evidence of this guy talking to date, have we?
12 posted on 12/14/2003 7:19:10 AM PST by Paul Ross (Reform Islam Now! -- Nuke Mecca!)
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To: Paul Ross
Not to worry, the intel boys and girls aren't wont to publish what they may learn....
13 posted on 12/15/2003 8:13:24 AM PST by eureka! (Rats and Presstitutes lie--they have to in order to survive.....)
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