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Saddam Warned of WTC Attack Before 9/11, Praised Bin Laden Afterwards
Newsmax ^ | 3-28-04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 03/28/2004 6:10:42 AM PST by truthandlife

Why did the Bush administration immediately suspect that Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks when there was no evidence of any connection, as Richard Clarke and other Bush critics maintain?

Maybe it was because there was indeed evidence, very dramatic evidence, in fact - in the form of warnings in the state-run Iraqi press that such an attack was coming, along with praise for Osama bin Laden and his kamikaze hijackers in the days after the World Trade Center was destroyed.

Less than two months before 9/11, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper "Al-Nasiriya" carried a column headlined, "America, An Obsession Called Osama Bin Ladin." [July 21, 2001] In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the U.S. "with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House."

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden "will strike America on the arm that is already hurting," and that the U.S. "will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs" - an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, "New York, New York." [Two 9/11 families were awarded over $100 million last May by U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer based on this and other evidence that Iraq was involved in 9/11]

Saddam's threats of a 9/11-style attack before 9/11 weren't limited to that single report. In 1992, his son Uday used an editorial in Babil, the newspaper he ran, to warn of Iraqi kamikaze attacks inside America, saying, "Does the United States realize the meaning of every Iraqi becoming a missile that can cross countries and cities?"

Then in the late 1990s, according to UPI, "a cable to Saddam from the chief of Iraqi intelligence was transmitted by Baghdad Radio. The message read, 'We will chase [Americans] to every corner at all times. No high tower of steel will protect them against the fire of truth.'"

Coincidence? Perhaps.

But after the 9/11 attacks, Saddam became the only world leader to offer praise for bin Laden, even as other terrorist leaders, like Yassir Arafat, went out of their way to make a show of sympathy to the U.S. by donating blood to 9/11 victims on camera.

The day after the attacks, in quotes picked up by Agence France Press, Saddam proclaimed that "America is reaping the thorns planted by its rulers in the world."

"There is hardly a place (in the world) that does not have a memorial symbolizing the criminal actions committed by America against its natives," AFP quoted the Iraqi dictator complaining, based on reports in the Iraqi News agency.

After excoriating the U.S. for ending World War II by using nuclear weapons, and for its involvement in Vietnam, Saddam gloated, "[He] who does not want to reap evil must not sow it, and [he] who considers the lives of his people precious must remember that the lives of the people in the world are precious also."

"The American peoples should remember that no one ever crossed the Atlantic carrying weapons to be used against them. They are the ones who crossed the Atlantic carrying death, destruction and ugly exploitation to the whole world."

A day later Saddam told visiting Tunisian Foreign Minister Habib ben Yahya, "America brought the hatred of the world upon itself."

For his part Uday flat-out praised the 9/11 attacks, saying, "These were courageous operations carried out by young Arabs and Muslims," according to quotes picked up by the Saudi daily Asharq al-Awsat.

As Richard Clarke and his fans in the Democrat-media complex report in ominous tones that President Bush ordered him to launch an unwarranted investigation into the 9/11-Iraq connection, it's worth remembering how much Iraq had done justify that order.


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1 posted on 03/28/2004 6:10:43 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
Wow! Does anyone have a non-newsmax source for this??

miserable failure miserable failure miserable failure miserable failure war criminal

2 posted on 03/28/2004 6:18:12 AM PST by Fun Bob
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To: truthandlife
BTT
3 posted on 03/28/2004 6:21:12 AM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: truthandlife
Two 9/11 families were awarded over $100 million last May by U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer based on this and other evidence

Who paid the $100 million?

4 posted on 03/28/2004 6:21:35 AM PST by NautiNurse (Missing Iraqi botulinum toxin? Look at John Kerry's face)
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To: truthandlife
In the book The New Jackals by Simon Reeve, written in 1999 and updated after 9/11, the author mentions that Iraq troops were put on their highest level of military alert ever two weeks prior to 9/11. Saddam and his wives went into a bunker and didn't emerge until October.
5 posted on 03/28/2004 6:24:53 AM PST by Peach
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To: truthandlife
It would have been highly irresponsible for the administration not to have suspected Iraqi involvement in 9/11.
6 posted on 03/28/2004 6:27:34 AM PST by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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To: truthandlife
I had not heard this before, it's quite explosive and conclusive if true. Do you think that they found this as they were translating items found in Iraq or knew about this before the war?
7 posted on 03/28/2004 6:30:04 AM PST by Reb Raider
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To: Fun Bob
Search Google for the Iraqi authors name. Here a are a few examples:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2237332.stm
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/05/september11/main520874.shtml
8 posted on 03/28/2004 6:30:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: truthandlife
Wonder why Bush Administration figures appearing before the 9-11 "commision" haven't pointed this out? Seems to me this would be decisive evidence linking Iraq to Al Qaeda and 9-11. On the other hand I guess it could backfire if they had clear evidence Iraq knew something would happen.
9 posted on 03/28/2004 6:33:30 AM PST by Arkie2
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To: truthandlife
Recall as well that Iraq's UN office was the ONLY one that didn't lower it's flag to half-mast after the attacks.
11 posted on 03/28/2004 6:37:01 AM PST by mitchbert (Facts are Stubborn Things)
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To: truthandlife
>> "like Yassir Arafat, went out of their way to make a show of sympathy to the U.S. by donating blood to 9/11 victims on camera." <<

Wow. Now there is a choice. We found some blood for you. You can die or have Arafat's blood.

Ugh, can I think about that?
12 posted on 03/28/2004 6:40:46 AM PST by sd-joe
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To: truthandlife
The article is read into the Congressional record
Hollings:   I ask unanimous consent to print this article in the RECORD.

   There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the RECORD, as follows: [From Al-Nasiriya, July 21, 2001]

   America , an Obsession Called Osama Bin Ladin (By Naeem Abd Muhalhal)

   Osama Bin Ladin says that he took from the desert its silence and its anger at the same time. etc.

HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002 -- (Senate - September 12, 2002), page Page: S8525

13 posted on 03/28/2004 6:42:51 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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To: sd-joe
Hopefully you are not eating breakfast when you view this


14 posted on 03/28/2004 6:43:21 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife
Wow! This goes out to all my democrap friends!

Thanks for posting.

(One red-haired boy raises his hand from the back of the classroom and asks: "Why doesn't Presdident Bush and others in his administration cite this material?")

15 posted on 03/28/2004 6:43:41 AM PST by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: Fun Bob
Wow! Does anyone have a non-newsmax source for this??

It is read into the Congressional record for the Senate - September 12, 2002

16 posted on 03/28/2004 6:44:22 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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To: NautiNurse
"Who paid the $100 million?"

It's an award only on paper at this time. I heard the other day that it may or may not be paid out of the monies confiscated and/or frozen during the war. It was pointed out that the U.S. government has control of that money. I'm just guessing, but I'd bet that the government would utilize the funds to rebuild Iraq first. Of course there's always the possibility that those two families could petition the court to force the government to pay up. But then this would be tied up in the courts for years.

17 posted on 03/28/2004 6:46:12 AM PST by mass55th
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To: Mo1; null and void; PeaceBeWithYou
Have y'all seen this?
18 posted on 03/28/2004 6:51:46 AM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: truthandlife
BUMP!
19 posted on 03/28/2004 6:52:15 AM PST by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: truthandlife
The article is from July 21, 2001and states
Meanwhile America has started to pressure the Taliban movement so that it would hand them Bin Ladin
That's proof that Bush's administration was after Bin Ladin.
20 posted on 03/28/2004 6:52:33 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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To: truthandlife
"We will chase [Americans] to every corner at all times. No high tower of steel will protect them against the fire of truth." -->Saddam Hussein, Baghdad Radio, February 8, 1991
21 posted on 03/28/2004 6:58:45 AM PST by risk
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To: LindaSOG
That is an outstanding article to find. You're right, unfortunately, the liberal media wouldn't give air time to anything that may help the cause of the Bush Administration, even if it would help the cause of our war on terrorists and terrorist nations.

It's no secret that the Bush-Cheney campaign has a but load of money to spend, they should use some of that to get this kind of stuff out there. The advantage is twofold: First the truth would get out there and the campaign Administration would be able to vigorously defend itself in the mist of the politicized 9-11 commission.
22 posted on 03/28/2004 7:05:23 AM PST by raynearhood (how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie-Roll center of a Tootsie-Pop)
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To: syriacus
Unfortunately, being read into the record and read to the American people via mainstream media (or on SNL or the Tonight Show) is two different things. With this 9-11 commission going on, there has got to be a way for the White House to get this out there. Any suggestions.
I think, you get Secretary Powell or Rummy back in front of the commission to say, "Hey, listen to this..." I think that would get on the news. Or maybe put Condi Rice back on 60min to say it.
23 posted on 03/28/2004 7:15:08 AM PST by raynearhood (how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie-Roll center of a Tootsie-Pop)
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To: syriacus
I have a very close friend who's nephew was in Afganistan in July 2001 as a Special Forces officer. He's said they were there looking for the Taliban and bin laden. Another bit of proof that our government under Bush was trying to make up for lost time after the clintoons.
24 posted on 03/28/2004 7:19:05 AM PST by Lucky2 (I'm a Born Again Christian, Republican, Conservative and will proudly vote for George W. Bush!)
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To: Fun Bob; backhoe; seamole; piasa; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo
http://www.uscg.mil/legal/Homeland_legislation/text/091202%20homeland%20security.txt

Go to the above link for some very interesting articles about Iraq and its involvement with al Qaeda. There is an article from Newsweak which shows how much they are lying and spinning the Clarke bs.

Among these articles is the article this thread is based on.
25 posted on 03/28/2004 7:30:54 AM PST by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 John F'onda Kerry after 9/11.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Dave, I'll add that link to this:

-Bush and Clinton and 911- some facts... --

Thanks!

26 posted on 03/28/2004 7:35:11 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: NautiNurse
Awarded doesn't mean paid... If you could get the money out of Saddam, that's the source from where it would come. But since the US Government has confiscated all the monies held by Saddam, and the old regime has no resources, the judgment of the court is really only symbolic... at least that's my take on it.
27 posted on 03/28/2004 7:35:14 AM PST by Godfollow
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To: truthandlife
You are cruel and heartless. LOL
28 posted on 03/28/2004 7:36:56 AM PST by sd-joe
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To: raynearhood
Unfortunately, being read into the record and read to the American people via mainstream media (or on SNL or the Tonight Show) is two different things

Ironic, though, that the evidence supporting the NewsMax article was read into the record by a Democrat, Fritz Hollings.

I doubt Hollings meant to help the Bush administration.

29 posted on 03/28/2004 8:07:10 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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To: syriacus
At some point, the Taliban made Bin Laden their defense minister...

http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2001/08/01/11487.html

14:40 2001-08-01

OSAMA BIN LADEN TO LEAD TALIBAN MILITARY OPERATIONS

Citing high-ranking Afghan sources, the Pakistani newspaper, Nation, has reported that the Taliban have appointed two international terrorists, Osama bin Laden and Juma Namangani, to lead military operations against the Northern Alliance.

According to the paper's information, the Taliban leadership has de facto appointed terrorist no.1, bin Laden, as defence minister. He is currently organising offensives from his secret hide-out. Another terrorist, the Uzbek Juma Namangani, has become bin Laden's assistant, carrying out his orders on the northern front.

In the paper's opinion, the new appointments will increase the role of Arab, Pakistani and other foreign mercenaries fighting for the Taliban and could lead to new groups of religious fanatics entering Afghanistan. According to Nation's information, up to 60,000 foreign mercenaries are now fighting for the Taliban.

30 posted on 03/28/2004 8:10:18 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I just emailed your links to Rush. That is a smoking gun. I'm sure the pubbies aknow about this and are just waiting for the dems to get all lathered up about Iraq.
31 posted on 03/28/2004 8:14:19 AM PST by js1138
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To: Lucky2
Another bit of proof that our government under Bush was trying to make up for lost time after the clintoons.

Clinton didn't seem willing to oppose public opinion to do what he thought was right.

Thanks for providing the additional validation that the Bush administration was aware of alQaeda.

32 posted on 03/28/2004 8:15:05 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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Some chronology:

19 Jan 2001 United Nations ban on military aid to Afghanistan takes effect

29 May 2001 Four Al Qaeda associates convicted for role in African embassy bombings

Jun 2001 U.S. warns Afghanistan that its government will be held responsible for attacks by terrorists sheltered by Afghanistan

6 Aug 2001 Taliban arrests 24 foreign aid workers, including two American women, in Afghanistan on charges of spreading Christianity

21 Aug 2001 CIA asks FBI to find al-Midhar and Alhamzi; they are not located, and will hijack Flight 77 on 11 September

Aug 2001 Osama bin Laden threatens "unprecedented attacks" against the U.S.

9 Sep 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of Northern Alliance, seriously injured in car bombing assassination; he dies days later

10 Sep 2001 Osama bin Laden's deadline for his deputies to return to Afghanistan

33 posted on 03/28/2004 8:15:50 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Fitzcarraldo
Yes. Bin Laden was appointed Commander-in-Chief for the Taliban.

Taliban Slammed Over bin Laden Appointment, United Press International, August 30, 2001

MOSCOW -- Russia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned the appointment of Saudi terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime, the official RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Bin Laden's appointment confirmed that a center of international terrorism is being set up in Taliban-controlled territory, the ministry said in a statement.

"Pseudo-religious values are being used as a cover to prepare a bridgehead for expansion of militant extremism and separatism far beyond the region's borders," added the statement.


34 posted on 03/28/2004 8:21:05 AM PST by syriacus (2001: The Daschle-Schumer Gang obstructed Bush's attempts to organize his administration -->9/11)
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To: truthandlife
Interesting post.
35 posted on 03/28/2004 8:25:25 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (DEMS STILL LIE like yellow dogs.)
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9 Sep 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of Northern Alliance, seriously injured in car bombing assassination; he dies days later

I wonder about the details here - I recall hearing he was killed by someone posing as a journalist whose camera contained a bomb.

36 posted on 03/28/2004 8:26:04 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: jmstein7
Watch the spin over this one! The democrats will claim this is proof that the Bush administration had knowledge of the attack before 9-11 and did nothing about it. They will cite the Iraqi newspaper as a credible source and say we should have heeded the warning. It is all Bush's fault.

Only a liberal would claim an Iraqi newspaper as a credible source. Maybe because they don't know the meaning of the word, credible.

37 posted on 03/28/2004 8:27:11 AM PST by rintense (Now I know why liberals hate guns... they keep shooting themselves in the foot!)
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To: LindaSOG
I'll take MEMRI over NEWSMAX anyday.
38 posted on 03/28/2004 8:29:49 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Fun Bob
Wow! Does anyone have a non-newsmax source for this??

Unfortunately, this is always the question we have to ask with newsmax.

I suspect so, the two salient facts are easily verifyable: Iraqi media praised bin Laden mid-2001 and praised 9/11 afterwards.

Why that leads Limbacher to believe Iraq knew anything is beyond me, though. Al Qaeda was not exactly a secret organization and had done several anti-Western attacks in the past. Of course Saddam would praise them.

Saddam's behavior after 9/11, though, doesn't suggest anything to me. If he'd known, he would have either bragged or tried to hide that he knew.

39 posted on 03/28/2004 8:30:43 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: syriacus
Powell testified to the 911 Commission that the less than two month old Bush administration closed the Taliban New York City Office in February 2001.

In April they told the Taliban they would be held personally responsible for any attacks in our country.

Then they started seizing their assets.

You know - little stuff the Clinton's didn't do for 8 years.
40 posted on 03/28/2004 8:33:39 AM PST by Peach
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To: rintense
21 Aug 2001 CIA asks FBI to find al-Midhar and Alhamzi; they are not located, and will hijack Flight 77 on 11 September
41 posted on 03/28/2004 8:36:09 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Fitzcarraldo
Bush knew! Bush knew! /sarcasm
42 posted on 03/28/2004 8:42:21 AM PST by rintense (Now I know why liberals hate guns... they keep shooting themselves in the foot!)
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To: Fun Bob

No, but I couldn't resist repeating your next line!

miserable failure miserable failure miserable failure miserable failure war criminal

43 posted on 03/28/2004 8:43:01 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Peach
We have evidence Iraq knew and approved of the Sept. 11 targets," he said.

It relies in part on a newspaper article published July 21, 2001, in Al Nasiriyah, 185 miles southwest of Baghdad. The law firm provided The Associated Press with a copy of the article written in Arabic and an English translation.

According to the lawsuit, a columnist writing under the byline Naeem Abd Muhalhal described bin Laden thinking "seriously, with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert, about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House."

Naeem Abd Muhalhal wrote in Al Nasiriyah newspaper on 21 July 2001 - just six weeks before the attacks - that Bin Laden would "strike America on the arm that is already hurting", apparently referring to the 1993 bombing of the WTC.

He also said that Bin Laden would "curse Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs", apparently a reference to the song New York, New York.

Kabooooom!

Clarke could have prevented 911 if he had been paying attention to Iraq instead of trying to track Bin Laden!

44 posted on 03/28/2004 8:44:10 AM PST by js1138
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To: Peach
These simple, straightforward facts you cite always make me just furious at the spin we hear on every newscast (including Fox News Sunday) and most of the "regular" media. Bush did more in eight months than Clinton did in eight years. That is, if you don't count womanizing, lying, stealing furnishings and knicknacks, and prying W keys off of keyboards.
45 posted on 03/28/2004 8:45:30 AM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Fun Bob
"Wow! Does anyone have a non-newsmax source for this??"
_________________________________________________________
The 2003 WSJ article that Iraq was behind Oklahoma City bombing and that the the terrorists used two "lily whites" to get the bomb to its destination. Rush Limbaugh read the article on air. Glenn Beck interviewed the investigation's author.

But I never heard from this author again.
46 posted on 03/28/2004 8:48:25 AM PST by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: js1138
GREAT article! Thank you so much for posting this.
47 posted on 03/28/2004 8:51:15 AM PST by Peach
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To: truthandlife
I recall Saddam officially stating after 9-11 that "The American cowboy has gotten his just desserts," or some silly mixed metaphor about a cowboy.
48 posted on 03/28/2004 8:51:48 AM PST by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: truthandlife
BTTT
49 posted on 03/28/2004 8:52:49 AM PST by chaosagent (It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop.)
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To: rintense
http://www.paktribune.com/news/print.php?id=38065

US documents relates Masood's assassination to 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON, September 14 (Online): On the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the National Security Archive at George Washington University has disseminated a new collection of recently declassified US documents covering the controversial rise to power of Taliban in Afghanistan.

The documents unveiled a November 2001 DIA cable that discusses the relationship between the assassination of Northern Alliance Commander Ahmad Shah Masoud and the terrorist attacks of September 11. The cable indicates that Masoud had gained limited knowledge "regarding the intentions of the Saudi millionaire Osama (bin Ladin), and his terrorist organization, al-Qaida, to perform a terrorist act against the US on a scale larger than the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania." Could Masood's knowledge of an attack and subsequent warning to the US government have led to his assassination.?

The cables and correspondence clearly indicates that the Clinton administration was in touch with the Taliban government and had no problem with their policies so far as there was a possibility that the communication channels can lead to favorable business/trade opportunities for the United States.

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This reference has a particular relevance today, as the Taliban fighters are reportedly regrouping in Afghanistan.

This text called "The Taliban File" is a collection of 32 documents obtained through the US FOIA by Archive research associate Sajit Gandhi details the rise of the Taliban from its meager start in Kandahar to a full fledged military force and ultimate control of the country. The documents discuss Pakistan's support for the Taliban, US dealings with the Taliban, post 9/11 thinking on military strategy in the War on Terror, and the relationship between the assassination of the Northern Alliance Commander Ahmad Shah Masoud and the terrorist attacks of September 11.

The declassified documents revealed a November 1994 cable from the US Embassy in Islamabad, which mentions one of the first kidnappings conducted by Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, kidnapped one American-Bella Josef Nuss - and three British citizens. The document indicates that Sheikh "holds a British Passport, attended the London School of Economics, and spent time in Bosnia where the abuse of Muslim women apparently radicalized his views."

Moreover, a February 1995 cable from the US Embassy in Islamabad, which offers a detailed biographic sketch of the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Amir-ul-Momineen from his origins in the Mujahideen to his rise as the leader of the Taliban.

A December 1997 Department of State cable summarizing a meeting between Taliban officials in the US as part of a Unocal delegation and Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Karl Inderfurth. When the Taliban are questioned by Inderfurth over their allowing Osama Bin Laden refuge, a Taliban representative responds by saying that if they expelled Bin Laden he would go to Iran and cause more trouble.

Another representative notes that the Taliban did not invite Bin Laden into Afghanistan, but that he was already inside Afghanistan, "as a guest of the previous regime when they took over." The Taliban representative claims that they had stopped allowing Bin Laden to give public interviews, and "had frustrated Iranian and Iraqi attempts to get in contact with him."

A Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) cable from October 2001 discusses the role of Pakistan in the rise of the Taliban and questions about Pakistan's and the ISI's connection with Bin Laden. "Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network was able to expand under the safe sanctuary extended by Taliban following Pakistan Directives."

50 posted on 03/28/2004 8:54:14 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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