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Wolfowitz Bombshell: Saddam Behind 9/11 Attacks and OKC Bombing

Posted on 06/01/2003 3:40:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Wolfowitz Bombshell: Saddam Behind 9/11 Attacks and OKC Bombing

Sunday, June 1, 2003

Newsmax.com

Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, said by some to be the architect of America's war on Iraq, reportedly suspects that Saddam Hussein played a significant role in the three worst terrorist attacks ever on the U.S. - the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Discussing his soon-to-be-released Vanity Fair interview with the top Pentagon official, Sam Tanenhaus told WABC Radio's Monica Crowley on Saturday: "Wolfowitz states that there's a very strong connection, he's convinced, between Saddam and the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. This is a very controversial idea and yet Wolfowitz embraces it and has for quite some time."

The Vanity Fair writer added, "Also I was told by a source very close to him that Wolfowitz entertains the possibility that Saddam was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995."

While a media firestorm has erupted over Wolfowitz's comments suggesting that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction played a smaller role in the decision to go to war than previously thought, Tanenhaus said the press has missed the real news in his report.

"[There are] allegations he made or that others close to him have made that, to me, are much more startling," the author told WABC's Crowley. "That's what I thought was going to be the news [coming out of this interview]."

In a transcript on the interview released by the Pentagon, Wolfowitz also indicates that he suspects Saddam was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Asked why Iraq was at the top of the U.S.'s list when it came to taking action in the war on terror, Wolfowitz told Tanenhaus that Saddam's weapons of mass destruction played a role, but then added:

"Plus the fact, which seems to go unremarked in most places, that Saddam Hussein was the only international figure other than Osama bin Laden who praised the attacks of September 11."

Discussing the secretary's comments on MSNBC on Friday, Tanenhaus said that the reason Saddam's role in 9/11 never became the centerpiece of the Bush administration's rationale for war was because there was no consensus on the issue.

"The secretary himself has said both in his interview with me and at other times, particularly in the interview with me, that there were sharp disagreement[s] about, for instance, Saddam's involvement in other acts of terrorism," Tanenhaus explained. He cited the "World Trade Center in '93 and in 2001, September 11, and other connections with al Qaeda."

President Bush's supporters have been mystified over why the administration never spotlighted the claims of two Iraqi defectors, who, two months after the 9/11 attacks, detailed to U.S. intelligence evidence linking Saddam to training in 9/11-style airline hijacking operations.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer awarded the families of two World Trade Center victims $104 million based on evidence linking the 9/11 attacks to Salman Pak, a terrorist training camp located 25 miles south of Baghdad.


TOPICS: Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedaandiraq; iraq; okcbombing; saddam; wolfowitz
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1 posted on 06/01/2003 3:40:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How about a link?
2 posted on 06/01/2003 3:45:17 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is the reason why I supported the Iraq War. This is reason enough for War with Iraq. The WMDs, UN resolutions, and humanitarian concerns are irrelevant.
3 posted on 06/01/2003 3:46:37 PM PDT by Sparta (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well well well well. I wonder what other unfortunate "incidents" will end up on the Iraq (and/or Iran) state-sponsored terrorism rap sheet.
4 posted on 06/01/2003 3:47:26 PM PDT by eno_
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To: BCrago66
try Newsmax dot com
6 posted on 06/01/2003 3:48:23 PM PDT by vavavah
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To: Admin Moderator
Chatbox signed up June 1, 2003.
7 posted on 06/01/2003 3:49:13 PM PDT by Angelus Errare
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To: chatbox
You'd really be a lot happier at BartCop, and so would we...
8 posted on 06/01/2003 3:49:48 PM PDT by backhoe (A nuke for every Kook ( NK, Iraq, Iran, Pak, India... )- what a Clinton "legacy...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well he's not alone. I've thought the same thing for a very long time.
9 posted on 06/01/2003 3:50:12 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: BCrago66
Entire interview is on US Defense Dept website


http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/tr20030509-depsecdef0223.html
10 posted on 06/01/2003 3:50:27 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: BCrago66
A link: http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2003/6/1/161354
11 posted on 06/01/2003 3:50:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I like Wolfowitz, but I'm not convinced on this, and I've read a lot on this.

Where does Andreas Strassmeir fit in to Saddam? If Wolfowitz's claim is true, that's what I want to see.

12 posted on 06/01/2003 3:50:47 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Hey Moose! Rocco! - Help the judge find his checkbook, will ya?")
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To: chatbox
Welcome to Free Republic, Now take your anti-semitism elsewhere.
13 posted on 06/01/2003 3:51:16 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner
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To: chatbox
Take off Nazi scum
14 posted on 06/01/2003 3:51:22 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: chatbox
Chatbox, please feel free to cram your comments up your anti-Semitic cornhole.

15 posted on 06/01/2003 3:51:32 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's a tagline. Move on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Howlin; JennysCool; All
Could any of you do me a favor? I seem to remember a FReeper posting a picture of Jose Pedea ("The Dirty Bomber") alongside the FBI sketch of the "3rd bomber" as seen by witnesses at OKC. The side-by-side images of the two showed an eery similarity. Could any of you find those pixs and post them again?
17 posted on 06/01/2003 3:52:30 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: Admin Moderator
Cleanup on aisle 5. Got some napalm?
18 posted on 06/01/2003 3:52:31 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's a tagline. Move on.)
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To: backhoe

Wolfowitz didn't push this war because he is a rabbid zionist who holds his loyalty to Israel as opposed to the US, that would be unimagionable.-troll

You'd really be a lot happier at BartCop, and so would we...-backhoe

Given the first sentence, I'm thinking Liberty Forum is more its style.

19 posted on 06/01/2003 3:52:54 PM PDT by Sparta (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: chatbox
Of course Wolfowitz is trying to tie Saddam to 9/11 and even the Oklahoma city bombing. The US in unable to find any "weapons of mass destruction" so they need another lie to keep the masses complacent. Wolfowitz didn't push this war because he is a rabbid zionist who holds his loyalty to Israel as opposed to the US, that would be unimagionable.

Stick a sock in it.

chatbox
Since Jun 1, 2003

20 posted on 06/01/2003 3:53:01 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: BCrago66
Then look at the top of the left column
21 posted on 06/01/2003 3:53:20 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Angelus Errare
Correct name: Litterbox
22 posted on 06/01/2003 3:53:22 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: dennisw
I'm thinking Liberty Forum is sending trolls here now.
23 posted on 06/01/2003 3:53:31 PM PDT by Sparta (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: chatbox; Catspaw; Admin Moderator
because he is a rabbid zionist

Another rabbit from LibertyForum? Is it breeding season over there?

24 posted on 06/01/2003 3:53:39 PM PDT by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I was told by","someone close to", "someone who shines his shoes", that he told someone, that he thought, that perhaps Saddam was involved.

Excellent reportage, worthy of the New York Times, we must get that guy a pulitzer.
26 posted on 06/01/2003 3:54:48 PM PDT by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: OKCSubmariner; Fred Mertz; The Great Satan; Shermy; swarthyguy; honway; thinden; Wallaby; ...
The Vanity Fair writer added, "Also I was told by a source very close to him that Wolfowitz entertains the possibility that Saddam was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995."
27 posted on 06/01/2003 3:55:58 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Mr. Silverback
The only reason I backed this is because of the Al Qaida connection. I've heard that from three different sources after Bush's comments on it.

It convinced me.

28 posted on 06/01/2003 3:56:27 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Hey Moose! Rocco! - Help the judge find his checkbook, will ya?")
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To: Dan from Michigan
Where does Andreas Strassmeir fit in to Saddam?

The links between Germany and Saddam, particularly a while back, were many and important. Remember the centrifuge deal?

29 posted on 06/01/2003 3:56:42 PM PDT by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Sorry I missed it.......Sys Mod.....fast and furious....
Thats yer job........
30 posted on 06/01/2003 3:56:51 PM PDT by vavavah
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To: All
Chatbox is now in "nobody by that name" territory already. Dang that AM moves fast! ZOT!
31 posted on 06/01/2003 3:57:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's a tagline. Move on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd like to think that someone could connect the downing of TWA 800 to this terrorist group, too. After reading a consideration amount of what appears to be legit info, I believe that flight was brought down by a stinger missile.

And surprise, surprise! The lovely Senator Clinton from NY recently stated that more funds needed to be allocated for protecting against just such a possibility around large airports! What a clever girl she is.
32 posted on 06/01/2003 3:57:07 PM PDT by Maria S
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To: chatbox
Many of us are aware of the Iraq connection to these events and have been for years. If there were a decent press in this country, rather than a bunch of left-wing RAT-loving socialists, the rest of the country would be too.

There has alread been sufficient quantities of radioactive material found to justify intervention. Tons and tons of it sufficient to cause enormous damage in the hands of the terrorist groups which were operating out of Iraq.

Terrorist sponsorship was the principle danger Saddam posed to the world as anyone who has been paying attention would realize. What were the 800+ suicide belts found in several locations (including schools) for? Certainly no legitimate state has need for them.

The reason the WMD haven't been found is because Saddam has them with him. Or does the fact he can't be found mean that he never existed either?
33 posted on 06/01/2003 3:58:37 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (RATS will use any means to denigrate George Bush's Victory.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Where does Andreas Strassmeir fit in to Saddam? If Wolfowitz's claim is true, that's what I want to see.

Nazis of a feather flock together? Could be that Strassmeir was working for the Baathists? Or least a fellow traveler, working with them.?

34 posted on 06/01/2003 4:00:12 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Cachelot
I knew Germany had ties, but Strassmeir? I know Strassmeir's dad was an aid to Helmut Kohl. Schroeder is in the opposite party.
35 posted on 06/01/2003 4:00:47 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Hey Moose! Rocco! - Help the judge find his checkbook, will ya?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
*BUMP!*
36 posted on 06/01/2003 4:04:03 PM PDT by ex-Texan (primates capitulards toujours en quete de fromage!)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Eye-witnesses at OKC and possible Iraq connection info:

http://www.jaynadavis.com/

http://www.glennbeck.com/okc/index.htm
37 posted on 06/01/2003 4:04:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Dan from Michigan
I know Strassmeir's dad was an aid to Helmut Kohl

And he himself had ties to German the German intel community, I think. Which has always been as two-faced as the US intel community under clinton.

But I seem to have some vague recollection that Strassmeir was direcly involved in the centrifuge thing, bringing documentation/blueprints the Iraqis weren't supposed to have. I think he was the link there, but I may be wrong.

38 posted on 06/01/2003 4:05:25 PM PDT by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It would be an understatement to say that I eagerly await more factual information on this topic. I hope it is forthcoming.
39 posted on 06/01/2003 4:10:23 PM PDT by Imal (Don't believe anything you read.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; PhiKapMom; annieokie; okie01
Jane Jayroe from one of the OKC stations was right! For years she has been detailing the reports about the middle east connection and John Doe number 3. She wouldnt let up, and my understanding is that she lost her job because she wouldnt. I remember seeing all the reports of John Doe 3 at the time, and finding them very plausible.

BTW, if a current message isnt showing at the top of the latest posts page for the state message board, how do I find my way to the Oklahoma message page?
40 posted on 06/01/2003 4:12:55 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Maria S
Re the Smoocher of Suha the blood libeler:

Her foremost critic was flown into the Pentagon.

The radar plot shows a single fast boat speeding away from the crash scene.

A hundred witnesses saw the missile--the CIA cartoon to the contrary notwithstanding.

As for OKC, Laurie Mylroie indicates Ramzi Yousef of WTC I and his supposed uncle Khalid Sheik Mohammed of WTC II/911 were Pakistani Baluch with Kuwaiti passports--indicating they were sheepdipped by Saddam's intel post Kuwait invasion.

Saddam's intel met with Osama and envoys as far back as 1997 and met with Mohammed Atta in Prague no matter what the worthless Deutch appointee Tenet says.

Saddam has been bankrolling other terrorists as well, viz the Palestinian bombers.

To take down Iraq is a blow against the anti-American, anti-Israeli terrorist cartel--witness the rabid fulminating of the anti-Semitic, anti-U.S. crowd worldwide.

Senator Butch touts renewing the assault weapons ban, yet the only mass importation of AK-47s attempted was by her and traitorrapist42's donor Wang Jun.

We have met the terrorists and they have the same last name.

41 posted on 06/01/2003 4:13:20 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, said by some to be the architect of America's war on Iraq, reportedly suspects that Saddam Hussein played a significant role in the three worst terrorist attacks ever on the U.S. - the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Duh.

Walt

42 posted on 06/01/2003 4:14:56 PM PDT by WhiskeyPapa (Be copy now to men of grosser blood and teach them how to war!)
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To: WhiskeyPapa
Duh.

Well, if Wolfowitz says WMDs was one of several justifictaions for war weighed against each other, there must have been others.

It was frustrating that 9/11, WTC '93, TWA 800, etc. were not the original reasons used, but I suppose it is simpler for that to come out afterward, when there is no question of war vs. trial.

43 posted on 06/01/2003 4:24:43 PM PDT by eno_
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To: Dan from Michigan
My question is more basic. Does in fact Andreas Strassmeir in fact fit in anywhere? Sure, he was at Elohim City, and is strongly linked to Tim McVeigh. But was he anything more than a German double agent? Did he play an acvtive role in the planning for OKC?

What is the connection between Strassmeir and Terry Nichols, if any?

I'm more interested in the time Terry Nichols spent in the south of the Philippines, who he met there, and if there is any chance that he is "The Farmer".
44 posted on 06/01/2003 4:29:02 PM PDT by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: aristeides
Thanks. I'd like to hear more from Wolfowitz on this.
45 posted on 06/01/2003 4:35:52 PM PDT by Nita Nupress (Home page for lease. Terms negotiable. Free 30-day trial period available. See to appreciate....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Clues:

-Salman Pak with 737 airplane fuselage.
-The other terrorist training camp on the Iran border.
-Bounty paid by Iraq to families of suicide bombers.
-Iraq official seen in Europe meeting with Atta.
-Al Qaeda honchos found in Baghdad.
46 posted on 06/01/2003 4:41:50 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita; Poohbah; L,TOWM; Grampa Dave; Howlin; Miss Marple; dighton; Chancellor Palpatine; Dog; ...
Perfectly innocent explanations for all of them might exist.

Now, the chance of those innocent explanations existing is slightly worse than my chances of going out with Jennifer Love Hewitt next weekend, but there is a chance.
47 posted on 06/01/2003 4:50:24 PM PDT by hchutch (America came, America saw, America liberated; as for those who hate us, Oderint dum Metuant)
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To: justshutupandtakeit
Or does the fact he can't be found mean that he never existed either?

I'm slipping into existential malaise here,
does this mean that the democrats are right when they say,
"What didn't he know and when didn't he know it?"???
48 posted on 06/01/2003 4:53:29 PM PDT by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: Mr. Silverback
I wish I had remembered the airplane training camps a few days ago. got in a discussion with someone who I thought was a Bush supporter and is no longer. Said if we didn't find WMD then we were wrong to go to war. No evidence of Saddam being part of 9/11.

Course he had no compassion for the Iraqi people now free either.

I'm sure when we do find them, he will say they were planted.

49 posted on 06/01/2003 4:55:24 PM PDT by Fight 1 World Government
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