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Sources: Senior al Qaeda official may have been in Iraq
CNN ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2003 Posted: 2:56 PM EST (1956 GMT)

Posted on 01/23/2003 12:16:22 PM PST by RoughDobermann

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:01:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Abu Mussab al Zarqawi -- a Jordanian -- was recently accused by Jordanian officials of masterminding the assassination of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman in late October.

And Zarqawi has been linked to some of the men arrested recently in London and accused of possessing the deadly poison ricin.


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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alzarqawi; iraq; warlist; zarqawi

1 posted on 01/23/2003 12:16:22 PM PST by RoughDobermann
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To: RoughDobermann
Okay. This should shut up the weenies who claim there's no Al Quaida in Iraq. Smoking gun time?
2 posted on 01/23/2003 12:20:14 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: RoughDobermann
Cnn has asked Iraq for a response? Priceless!
3 posted on 01/23/2003 12:24:55 PM PST by sissyjane
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To: EggsAckley
Okay. This should shut up the weenies who claim there's no Al Quaida in Iraq. Smoking gun time?

I doubt it. They wouldn't believe it even if Hussein showed up on TV wearing a "I Support Al Qaeda!" t-shirt...

4 posted on 01/23/2003 12:25:30 PM PST by RoughDobermann
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To: RoughDobermann
Is the Bush team starting to leak morsels to the press in anticipation of the strike?
5 posted on 01/23/2003 12:25:41 PM PST by randita
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To: *war_list
bump
6 posted on 01/23/2003 12:26:00 PM PST by Fish out of Water
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To: sissyjane
Cnn has asked Iraq for a response? Priceless!

Thought that was rather humorous myself. Delusions of grandeur perhaps?

7 posted on 01/23/2003 12:27:44 PM PST by RoughDobermann
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To: Fish out of Water
bump
8 posted on 01/23/2003 12:27:54 PM PST by finnman69 (Bush Cheney 2004)
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To: EggsAckley
Okay. This should shut up the weenies who claim there's no Al Quaida in Iraq. Smoking gun time?

I don't think anything will shut them up.

9 posted on 01/23/2003 12:29:23 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So ( Something witty, etc, etc....)
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To: RoughDobermann
Thanks for the post. CNN is almost always behind the learning curve. This just reported by CNN.... sun rises in east. CNN means Commonsense Never Noted.
Of course, Iraq has been promoting terrorism for years, including al-queada or whatever the network of murderers call themselves today. Maybe some day CNN will note Saudi involvement as well. It's a nest of vipers.

10 posted on 01/23/2003 12:29:25 PM PST by JeeperFreeper
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To: RoughDobermann
Here's an unreported story: CNN is linked to Iraq's anti-American activities through Scott Ritter...
11 posted on 01/23/2003 12:31:12 PM PST by eureka! ((GoWGo-I need a muffler and a Regime Change in Iraq))
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To: EggsAckley
Here is a link to another FR thread where I posted links to many articles showing the association between Iraq and Al Queda...I have been reporting on this on FR for over a month now...this is not new info, but is exactly what I was expecting to be revealed when all else failed to convince the anti-war commies. Bush is playing his trump card.
12 posted on 01/23/2003 12:32:04 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: RoughDobermann
Good post.
13 posted on 01/23/2003 8:33:37 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: dennisw

Religion of Rejects™ ping.

14 posted on 01/23/2003 8:37:06 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: EggsAckley

Yes, Smoking Gun


15 posted on 01/23/2003 8:38:34 PM PST by WOSG
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To: RoughDobermann
CNN has asked Iraq for its reaction and is waiting for its response.

Oh yeah, now there's a wise move!

16 posted on 01/23/2003 8:57:49 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: TLBSHOW
I am sure CNN could ask for Will Pitt's help in this. Oh, that's right. They think he is a lunatic.
17 posted on 01/23/2003 9:17:09 PM PST by doug from upland (May the Clintons live their remaining days in orange jumpsuits)
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To: doug from upland
lol
18 posted on 01/23/2003 9:19:19 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Religion of Rejects™ ping.

Wondering why it is that almost all of these perps look like gang-bangers from US prisons.

19 posted on 01/23/2003 9:26:03 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: EggsAckley
This should shut up the weenies who claim there's no Al Quaida in Iraq

They haven't paid attention to any of the news they reported since 9/11

I doubt the media will start paying attention to the news they report now

20 posted on 01/23/2003 9:37:00 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton !!!)
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To: eureka!
Iraq and Scott Ritter

I think we now know exactly what Saddam Hussein uses as leverage against William Scott Ritter.

21 posted on 01/23/2003 9:40:07 PM PST by goody2shooz
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To: Mo1
Key point:

The guy is in IRAN now.

Iran's links to AQ exceed Iraq's links to AQ, I have no doubt.

That isn't to downplay this link to Iraq in the least--I am simply stating the fact. We need to reserve some of our anger for the mullahs in the Islamic Republic.
22 posted on 01/23/2003 9:58:20 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
I guess this means that Iran is "next".
23 posted on 01/24/2003 12:39:10 AM PST by SubMareener
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To: SubMareener
I guess this means that Iran is "next".

Works for me.

24 posted on 01/24/2003 1:33:20 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: SubMareener
Some people here argue pretty fervently that Iran should be first. I disagree. Sometimes you need to do what you can do first, and then do the rest. The mullahs will be under intense pressure when, after Iraq falls, there are 300k foreign troops right next door, with air bases, supply lines, ports, etc.
25 posted on 01/24/2003 2:47:36 AM PST by eno_
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To: RoughDobermann
bump
26 posted on 01/24/2003 3:54:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: RoughDobermann
CNN has asked Iraq for its reaction? Trying to be fair and balanced? I don't know enough swear words to react to this statement, but I'm going to start learning right away.
27 posted on 01/24/2003 5:44:08 AM PST by Peach
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To: goody2shooz
Re#21 Yep. I've seen suggested that Saddam probably supplied him some poor young girls and, as is his wont, taped it. Sick man, Ritter. Sicker man, Saddam....
28 posted on 01/24/2003 6:08:03 AM PST by eureka! ((GoWGo-I need a muffler and a Regime Change in Iraq))
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To: eureka!
I heard on Fox News that CNN is watched by Saddam Who's Sane?
29 posted on 01/24/2003 7:34:50 AM PST by princess leah
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To: RoughDobermann
Zarqawi, coalition intelligence sources said, left Afghanistan when the Taliban regime was toppled. From there, said the sources, he traveled through Iran to Baghdad,

The only country he missed was N Korea.

Bush is RIGHT!!!

30 posted on 01/24/2003 9:48:13 AM PST by pfflier
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To: RoughDobermann; EggsAckley; Miss Marple; hchutch; Dog; Dog Gone; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
RD, thanks for posting this.

The beauty of this story is that it comes from Jordan, not the evil/vile Americans.

I think that we will see our allies in the next 8-10 days come up with a lot of this to document the links between Uncle Soddomite and the head goat humpers of al Qaeda.
31 posted on 01/24/2003 10:18:42 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop future Freepathons! Become a monthly donor! Only you can prevent Freepathons!)
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Miss Marple; Howlin; rintense; Dog; Dog Gone; hchutch; BOBTHENAILER; ...

The above photo is another classic example of Miss Marple's and Grampa Dave thesis re detecting these Islamofascists/kazis.

We feel that you do not need racial profiling.

You just need to look for the meanest looking guys with really bad hair, bad skin, zero smiles and really butt ugly faces. No wonder they want to commit suicide.

32 posted on 01/24/2003 10:23:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop future Freepathons! Become a monthly donor! Only you can prevent Freepathons!)
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33 posted on 01/24/2003 10:44:38 AM PST by goodnesswins ("You're either with us, or against us!")
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To: eno_
The most impressive thing about the Bush Presidency in general, and the Rumsfeld Pentagon in particular, it that they treat every situation on its own merit. One size does not fit all, and they are acting on that reality.

All indications are that the Iranian people, as a whole, love America and Americans. The approach to liberating them from radical Islam will be different from the approach to liberating Iraq.

It is so refreshing to have adults back in charge of the Government!

34 posted on 01/24/2003 3:56:02 PM PST by SubMareener
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To: Grampa Dave
The beauty of this story is that it comes from Jordan, not the evil/vile Americans.

You got that right. If it came from the Administration, Daschle would be troubled, shocked and disturbed that it might be fake info leaked to fuel the bloodlust of us warmongers.

35 posted on 01/25/2003 6:00:26 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (i crave global warming)
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To: Grampa Dave
The above photo is another classic example of Miss Marple's and Grampa Dave thesis re detecting these Islamofascists/kazis.

This thug is ALMOST as ugly as Teddy (the swimmer) Kennedy. Traitor extraordinaire.

36 posted on 01/25/2003 6:03:05 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (i crave global warming)
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To: RoughDobermann
CNN has asked Iraq for its reaction and is waiting for its response.

Translation: "Help us out, Saddam. We've done everything we can to cover for you - but we're stumped. This noodle-scratcher makes it look like Bush was actually right."

37 posted on 01/25/2003 6:18:37 PM PST by guitfiddlist
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Kennedy is the ugly Irish killer backer/killer driver. He represents a different shade and size of ugliness than the Islamofascists/Kazis.
38 posted on 01/26/2003 10:20:40 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop future Freepathons! Become a monthly donor! Only you can prevent Freepathons!)
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