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Bin Laden and Iraq
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 14, 2003 | Anonymous

Posted on 07/15/2003 5:43:03 PM PDT by Mia T

Bin Laden and Iraq
By
Anonymous
FrontPageMagazine.com | July 14, 2003

I decided to look back to 1999 to see what links there may have been between Saddam and OBL. I found hundreds of articles. Here are condensed summaries of some of the more relevant ones.ÝÝI wonder why no one is talking about these articles and links today.

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The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), December 28, 1999.

Iraq tempts bin Laden to attack West
Exclusive. By: Ian Bruce, Geopolitics Editor.

THE world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, has been offered sanctuary in Iraq if his worldwide terrorist network succeeds in carrying out a campaign of high-profile attacks on the WestÝ ...

Now we are also facing the prospect of an unholy alliance between bin Laden and Saddam. The implications are terrifying.

"We might be looking at the most wanted man on the FBI's target list gaining access to chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons courtesy of Iraq's clandestine research programmes."

The U.S. intelligence community has been squeezing bin Laden's finances steadily for several years. His personal fortune of anything up to £500m has been whittled down to single figures ...

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U.S. Newswire, December 23, 1999.

Terrorism Expert Reveals Why Osama bin Laden has Declared War On America; Available for Comment in Light of Predicted Attacks.

... (author Yossef) Bodansky also reveals the relationship between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and how the U.S. bombing of Iraq is "strengthening the hands of militant Islamists eager to translate their rage into violence and terrorism."Ý ....

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The Observer. December 19, 1999.

Sanctions reviewed in West as Saddam wields sword of Islam

The Iraqi dictator has rejected a UN deal to lift sanctions. The Western blockade, far from toppling the regime, has bolstered it. He's ditched the sunglasses and taken up the Koran to harness the fervour ofÝ fundamentalists.

By: Jason Burke, in Baghdad

... This time last year the U.S. claimed that another delegation had met Osama bin Laden, the alleged terrorist mastermind and tried to woo him to Iraq.

Senior officials claim that the Islamisation programme is an attempt to defuse the threat of Islamic militancy rather than encourage it ...

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United Press International. November 3, 1999, Wednesday, BC cycle.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has tried to prevent accused terror suspect Osama bin Laden from fleeing Afghanistan to either Iraq or Chechnya, Michael Sheehan, head of counter-terrorism at the State Department, told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee ...

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Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio). October 31, 1999. Sunday 1 STAR EDITION.

BIN LADEN SPOTTED AFTER OFFER TO LEAVE
By: From Beacon Journal wire services

DATELINE: JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN:

... The Taliban has since made it known through official channels that the likely destination is Iraq.

A Clinton administration official said bin Laden's request "falls far short" of the UN resolution that the Taliban deliver him for trial....

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The Kansas City Star. March 2, 1999, Tuesday.

International terrorism, a conflict without boundaries

By Rich Hood

... He (bin Laden)Ýhas a private fortune ranging from $250 million to $500 million and is said to be cultivating a new alliance with Iraq's Saddam Hussein, who has biological and chemical weapons bin Laden would not hesitate to use. An alliance between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein could be deadly. Both men are united in their hatred for the United States and any country friendly to the United States....

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Los Angeles Times. February 23, 1999, Tuesday, Home Edition.
SECTION: Metro; Part B; Page 6; Letters Desk.
HEADLINE: OSAMA BIN LADEN

Where is Osama bin Laden (Feb. 14)? That should be the U.S.'s main priority. If as rumored he and Saddam Hussein are joining forces, it could pose a threat making Hitler and Mussolini seem like a sideshow....

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National Public Radio (NPR)
MORNING EDITION (10:00 AM on ET)
February 18, 1999.

THOUGH AFGHANISTAN HAS PROVIDED OSAMA BIN LADEN WITH SANCTUARY, IT IS UNCLEAR WHERE HE IS NOW.
ANCHORS: BOB EDWARDS
REPORTERS: MIKE SHUSTER

... There have also been reports in recent months that bin Laden might have been considering moving his operations to Iraq. Intelligence agencies in several nations are looking into that. According to Vincent Cannistraro, a former chief of CIA counterterrorism operations, a senior Iraqi intelligence official, Farouk Hijazi(ph), sought out bin Laden in December and invited him to come to Iraq.

Mr. VINCENT CANNISTRARO (Former Chief of CIA Counterterrorism Operations): Farouk Hijazi, who was the Iraqi ambassador in Turkey ... known through sources in Afghanistan, members of Osama's entourage let it be known that the meeting had taken place.

SHUSTER: Iraq's contacts with bin Laden go back some years, to at least 1994, when, according to one U.S. government source, Hijazi met him when bin Laden lived in Sudan. According to Cannistraro, Iraq invited bin Laden to live in Baghdad to be nearer to potential targets of terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. There is a wide gap between bin Laden's fundamentalism and Saddam Hussein's secular dictatorship. But some experts believe bin Laden might be tempted to live in Iraq because of his reported desire to obtain chemical or biological weapons. CIA director George Tenet referred to that in recent testimony....

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Agence France Presse. February 17, 1999.

Saddam plans to use bin Laden against Kuwait, Saudi: opposition

Iraq's President Saddam Hussein plans to use alleged terrorist Osama bin Laden's network to carry out his threats against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, an Iraqi opposition figure charged on Wednesday.
"If the ... Jaber, a member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), said Iraq had "offered to shelter bin Laden under the precondition that he carry out strikes on targets in neighbouring countries."

... Islamic fundamentalist bin Laden, who has gone missing from his base in Afghanistan, would never seek refuge in secular Iraq on ideological grounds. "I think bin Laden would keep quiet or fight to the death rather than seek asylum in Iraq," the London-based dissident, who asked not to be named, told AFP last week.....

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Deutsche Presse-Agentur. February 17, 1999, Wednesday, BC Cycle

Opposition group says bin Laden in Iraq

DATELINE: Kuwait City

An Iraqi opposition group claimed in a published report Wednesday that Islamic militant Osama bin Laden is in Iraq from where he plans to launch a campaign of terrorism against Baghdad's Gulf neighbours.

The claim was made by Bayan Jabor, spokesman for the Teheran-based Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI).

Bin Laden "recently settled in Iraq at the invitation of Saddam Hussein in exchange for directing strikes against targets in neighbouring countries," Jabor told the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai al- Aam ... Taleban leaders in Afghanistan, where he had been living, said they lost track of him. Media reports have speculated he sought refuge in Chechnya, Somalia, Iraq, or with a non-Taliban group in Afghanistan.

Jabor, who was interviewed in Damascus, Syria, said Iraq began extending invitations to bin Laden six months ago, shortly after the United States bombed his suspected terrorist training camps in Afghanistan after linking him with the August 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania.

The United States indicted Bin Laden for the embassy bombings and has offered a five million dollar reward for information leading to his capture. Bin Laden's disappearance has coincided with stepped up threats by Iraq against neighbours Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey for allowing the United States and Britain to use their air bases to carry out air patrols over two "no-fly" zones over northern and southern Iraq ....

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Associated Press Worldstream. February 14, 1999.

Taliban leader says whereabouts of bin Laden unknown

... Analysts say bin Laden's options for asylum are limited.

Iraq was considered a possible destination because bin Laden had received an invitation from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein last month. And Somalia was a third possible destination because of its anarchy and violent anti-U.S. historyÝ....

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San Jose Mercury News (California).Ý February 14, 1999 Sunday MORNING FINAL EDITION

U.S. WORRIED ABOUT IRAQI, BIN LADEN TIES TERRORIST COULD GAIN EVEN
DEADLIER WEAPONS

U.S. intelligence officials are worried that a burgeoning alliance between terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could make the fugitive Saudi's loose-knit organization much more dangerous ...

In addition, the officials said, Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal is now in Iraq, as is aÝrenowned Palestinian bomb designer, and both could make their expertise available to bin Laden.

"It's clear the Iraqis would like to have bin Laden in Iraq," said Vincent Cannistraro, a former head of counterterrorism operations at the Central Intelligence AgencyÝ ...

Saddam has even offered asylum to bin Laden, who has expressed support for Iraq.

... (in) late December, when bin Laden met a senior Iraqi intelligence official near Qandahar, Afghanistan, there has been increasing evidence that bin Laden and Iraq may have begun cooperating in planning attacks against American and British targets around the world.

Bin Laden, who strikes in the name of Islam, and Saddam, one of the most secular rulers in the Arab world, have little in common except their hatred of the United States ...

More worrisome, the American officials said, are indications that there may be contacts between bin Laden's organization and Iraq's Special Security Organization (SSO), run by Saddam's son Qusay. Both the SSO and the Mukhabarat were involved in a failed 1993 plot to assassinate former President George Bush ...

"The idea that the same people who are hiding Saddam's biological weapons may be meeting with Osama bin Laden is not a happy one," said one American official....

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Associated Press Worldstream. February 13, 1999; Saturday 14:32 Eastern Time

Bin Laden said to have left Afghanistan, whereabouts unknown

... It is very unlikely bin Laden could remain in Afghanistan without Taliban officials knowing his whereabouts.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who has expressed support for Iraq.

U.S. officials believe bin Laden masterminded the Aug. 7 bombings of its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania ...

Bin Laden urged devout Muslims to attack U.S. and British interests in retaliation for their joint assault on Iraq.

U.S. officials demanded that the Taliban hand over bin Laden, who has been indicted in a U.S. court on murder charges in connection with the bombings. But the Taliban had refused.

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The Bulletin's Frontrunner. January 4, 1999, Monday.

Defiant Saddam Looks To Provoke U.S.

... Time also reported, "For now, the White House will respond to each provocation by counterattacking the offending battery."

Saddam Reaching Out To bin Laden.

Newsweek (1/11, Contreras) reported, "U.S. sources say (Saddam) is reaching out to Islamic terrorists, including some who may be linked to Osama bin Laden." ...

(Osama bin Laden was) calling for all-out war on Americans, using as his main pretext Washington's role in bombing and boycotting Iraq." In a Newsweek interview, bin Laden said that "'any American who pays taxes to hisÝ government," is a legitimate target." Newsweek reported, "The idea of an alliance between Iraq and bin Laden is alarming to the West," although "Saddam may think he's too good for such an association." However, "Now that the United States has made his removal from office a national objective....

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The White House Bulletin. Copyright 1999. Bulletin Broadfaxing Network, Inc.

In a Newsweek interview, bin Laden said that "'any American who pays taxes to his government," is a legitimate target." Newsweek reported, "The idea of an alliance between Iraq and bin Laden is alarming to the West," although "Saddam may think he's too good for such an association." However, "Now that the United States has made his removal from office a national objective, he....

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United Press International. January 3, 1999, Sunday, BC cycle.

UPI Focus: Bin Laden 'instigated' embassy bombings

... (The Taliban) government in Afghanistan says the Saudi does not have the money to finance projects in the country. Newsweek also reported that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been making new overtures to bin Laden in an attempt to rebuild his intelligence network and to create his own terror network....





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KEYWORDS: binladen; iraqalqaeda; saddam

1 posted on 07/15/2003 5:43:03 PM PDT by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Amazing huh, all those articles (dated '99) from the press about bin laden and what he was up to yet blowjob bill just sat back and did nothing about it....
2 posted on 07/15/2003 5:46:16 PM PDT by God luvs America
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To: Mia T
Great post, Ann. Keep up the good work.
3 posted on 07/15/2003 5:46:17 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (We're through being cool (you can say that again, Dad))
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To: Mia T
Good work!
4 posted on 07/15/2003 5:47:31 PM PDT by Arkie2 (It's a literary fact that the number of words wriiten will grow exponentially to fill the space avai)
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5 posted on 07/15/2003 5:47:31 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Mia T
nice article, mia. of course, the 'rats, as we all know, never have cared about the truth.
6 posted on 07/15/2003 5:54:16 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: God luvs America
Not to mention Blowback Bush!
7 posted on 07/15/2003 5:55:03 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Mia T
Mia T- pass them on to the Bush white house - they apperently are not aware of this info and would have been most happy to have this info before the war.
8 posted on 07/15/2003 5:56:43 PM PDT by Burkeman1 (If you see ten troubles comin down the road, Nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.)
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To: Mia T
The selective memory of the press just continues to amaze me. They can dig up a Bush DUI charge from 1976, but can't find a Saddam/Bin Laden connection that they reported on only a few years ago. It must be lost with all those Democratic claims that supported the removal of Saddam from the last administration.
9 posted on 07/15/2003 6:00:55 PM PDT by cwb
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To: Mia T
btttt
10 posted on 07/15/2003 6:02:45 PM PDT by ellery
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To: Mia T
Fantastic work; thank you!
11 posted on 07/15/2003 6:03:54 PM PDT by Peach
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To: All; God luvs America; JusPasenThru; Mia T; Arkie2
NEVER FORGET


...WHY did the CLINTONS tell us that they were not soft on Terrroism during the 1990's...

...when they had refused 3 Offers to extradite OSAMA bin LADEN from the Sudan to a U.S. Trial that would have stopped the Sept. 11th Attacks from coming down on all of us in advance..?


MONSOOR IJAZ, 1990's Offers Broker
IMHID IBRAHIM, 1990's Sudan Ambassador
DICK MORRIS, 1990's CLINTON Advisor


are asking..!!!


NEVER FORGET
12 posted on 07/15/2003 6:13:53 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ...)
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To: God luvs America; Mia T; Freedom'sWorthIt; All
NEVER FORGET

...It now seems that HILLARY herself was directly involved in the CLINTON White House's refusing 3 Offers from the President of the Sudan to extradite OSAMA bin LADEN to a U.S. Trial during the 1990's that would have prevented the Attacks on us all on September 11, 2001...!!!


See:

~"Hillary's Schemes" by Carl Limbacher: Pre-Publication Notice~

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/945274/posts


NEVER FORGET
13 posted on 07/15/2003 6:20:21 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ...)
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To: Mia T
This is stunning. It inspired me to Google Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein 1999, since I noticed all of these articles are from that time, but no links, and I wanted to see for myself.

I came up with another article that reports a similar story:

Saddam link to Bin Laden

By Julian Borger in Washington Saturday February 6, 1999 The Guardian

Saddam Hussein's regime has opened talks with Osama bin Laden, bringing closer the threat of a terrorist attack using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, according to US intelligence sources and Iraqi opposition officials.

The key meeting took place in the Afghan mountains near Kandahar in late December. The Iraqi delegation was led by Farouk Hijazi, Baghdad's ambassador in Turkey and one of Saddam's most powerful secret policemen, who is thought to have offered Bin Laden asylum in Iraq.

14 posted on 07/15/2003 6:21:41 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: WorkingClassFilth; Gail Wynand; looscannon; Lonesome in Massachussets; Freedom'sWorthIt; IVote2; ...
Great research by Anonymous

Another mistaken 'conceptzia'
WHY AMERICA (& THE WORLD) CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER CLINTON
(INDEED, IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT WE ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THE FIRST ONE,)
Q ERTY6PING
15 posted on 07/15/2003 6:27:49 PM PDT by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Mia T; All
...NEVER TRUST ANOTHER CLINTON...

....was our Message =


'FREEPER VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Book Signing, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA - 06/29/2003'

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/938640/posts


16 posted on 07/15/2003 6:33:24 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ...)
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To: Cathryn Crawford; ValenB4; Howlin; Dane; Texasforever; Mo1; Grampa Dave
FYI.

So I guess Bush attacking Iraq really didn't have anything to do with the war on terror after all. It's all about oil.
17 posted on 07/15/2003 6:44:51 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican ( / SARCASM)
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To: Mia T
Hey Mia, thank you for flagging me to this article. Nice to see someone took the time to find a few (not all) of the articles which reference Iraqs ties with Laden.
18 posted on 07/15/2003 6:46:25 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Oil? Again?
19 posted on 07/15/2003 6:48:00 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Has to be oil. It certainly wasn't that Iraq had ties to terrorism or WMD's, was it? Is Halliburton in Iraq yet?
20 posted on 07/15/2003 6:50:31 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
You'll have to ask Larry Klayman.
21 posted on 07/15/2003 6:50:59 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: cyncooper
Nice to see the President at that time was on top of this (or someone) and doing something to protect our National Security. CLinton legacy: the dream lives on.
22 posted on 07/15/2003 6:52:53 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Howlin
I will. At his next fundraiser I attend.
23 posted on 07/15/2003 6:53:18 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Betty Jo
Not to mention Blowback Bush!

In reference to what?

24 posted on 07/15/2003 6:54:35 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Mia T
An editorial ran in The Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks after 9-11.
It included lots of short condensates of articles all but saying Saddam and
Osama were frat brothers.

Now the press/media can't run fast enough from what they were all saying before 9-11.
25 posted on 07/15/2003 6:56:07 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Mia T
Bump!
26 posted on 07/15/2003 7:32:06 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Nice to see the President at that time was on top of this (or someone) and doing something to protect our National Security.

And has spoken up to make sure Americans realize the facts and backed our current president...

27 posted on 07/15/2003 7:34:50 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Mia T
I have gone back to my Google search on "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein 1999" (Used Advanced Search without the quotes).

Here is a lengthy report by Laurie Mylroie from February 10, 1999 which references a compilation of news reports from that timeframe:

OSAMA BIN LADIN AND IRAQ

Excerpts:

Vincent Cannistraro, ( former Chief of Counterterrorism Operations for the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, has suggested a very sensible and quite clever explanation for what was going on at al-Shifa--why it turned out to be a pharmaceutical factory; why the US had compelling evidence linking it to VX; and why it can't be found now. When US officials were obliged to defend their decision to attack the al-Shifa plant, after the Aug 20 strike, they revealed an Iraqi link to al-Shifa, as reported, for example, in the NYT Aug 25. US officials also revealed the existence of other sites in Khartoum thought to be associated with Iraq and VX production. Clinton chose al-Shifa as a target, because it was the only VX-related site not near a populated area.

~snip~

A senior Iraqi intelligence official, Farouk Hijazi, newly appointed as Iraq's ambassador to Turkey, did visit Osama bin Ladin in Afghanistan in December, as several of those articles reported. There has been more reporting on bin Ladin and Iraq. All of it included the suggestion that Iraq is coordinating with bin Ladin on CBW terrorism. The Italian paper, Corriere della Sera, reported Feb 1, "Terrorist cells belonging to the network organized by Osama bin Laden . . . are ready to go into action in the countries of the Persian Gulf and Europe. According to a confidential report, the list of targets is ready. It was agreed in Kandahar (Afghanistan) 21 December by Osama himself and Farouk Hijazi. .

~snip~

The New York Post, Feb 1, reported, "Saddam Hussein-battered, humiliated and increasingly isolated-plans to resort to terrorism in revenge for US airstrikes against his country. . . US officials say the CIA has received 'credible and reliable' intelligence reports that Saddam is forging alliances with some of the Middle East's most bloodthirsty terrorists-including Osama Bin Ladin and Abu Nidal-as part of an apparently new campaign to strike American targets and possibly destablise Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. . . . US officials are concerned about the possibility that Saddam could not only help with funding and logistics for Bin Ladin's far-flung network, . . . but he could also help the group acquire chemical and biological weapons."

~snip~

28 posted on 07/15/2003 8:43:41 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
In reference to # 2 "blowjob bill"

Blowback Bush

As in when all the Bush Arab conglomerate blows back!
29 posted on 07/15/2003 9:30:20 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Mia T
"WHY AMERICA (& THE WORLD) CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER CLINTON
(INDEED, IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT WE ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THE FIRST ONE,)"


A sobering and true statement!

Thanks for the post that sheds light on 'what did he know and when did he know it'. Our country has been hung out to dry by this evil couple. The most disturbing part of the excrement left by the Clintons is what we don't know....yet.
30 posted on 07/15/2003 9:58:53 PM PDT by windchime
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To: cyncooper
Thanks for your contributions to this thread, cyncooper.

This is new information to most of us because WJBC kept us distracted with his shenanigans. Knowing that was his MO while other events were taking place, I worked at keeping up with what was going on outside his tawdry little world. Missed these reports entirely!
31 posted on 07/15/2003 10:15:25 PM PDT by windchime
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To: Mia T
Here's CNN in 1999:

Bin Laden reportedly leaves Afghanistan, whereabouts unknown

February 13, 1999

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who openly supports Iraq against the Western powers.

32 posted on 07/15/2003 11:04:02 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Mia T
And here's ABC:

Sharing Efforts in Weapons?

(As I've been on the computer looking these articles up I've heard some references on tv about how George W. Bush made up a relationship between bin Laden and Iraq out of whole cloth. Can't we even get the record clear that at the very least it was widely suspected years ago?)

33 posted on 07/15/2003 11:17:47 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Mia T
And here's ABC:

Sharing Efforts in Weapons?

(As I've been on the computer looking these articles up I've heard some references on tv about how George W. Bush made up a relationship between bin Laden and Iraq out of whole cloth. Can't we even get the record clear that at the very least it was widely suspected years ago?)

34 posted on 07/15/2003 11:17:51 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper; William McKinley; backhoe; PhilDragoo
Thanks for finding and posting this incredible link re $oddomite and Ben Laden.

Saddam link to Bin Laden

By Julian Borger in Washington Saturday February 6, 1999 The Guardian

Saddam Hussein's regime has opened talks with Osama bin Laden, bringing closer the threat of a terrorist attack using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, according to US intelligence sources and Iraqi opposition officials.

The key meeting took place in the Afghan mountains near Kandahar in late December. The Iraqi delegation was led by Farouk Hijazi, Baghdad's ambassador in Turkey and one of Saddam's most powerful secret policemen, who is thought to have offered Bin Laden asylum in Iraq.
35 posted on 07/15/2003 11:47:47 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Mia T
Radio Free Europe:

Afghanistan: Bin Laden's Whereabouts Unknown

February 17, 1999

Excerpt:

Unconfirmed reports, however, say bin Laden could be heading for Iraq, Yemen, or Pakistan, where he has extensive contacts. Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein offered bin Laden asylum last month.

36 posted on 07/15/2003 11:49:06 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Grampa Dave
Isn't it amazing how many who know better act like George W. Bush made up a possible (and I say possible, while thinking it probable) connection between bin Laden and Hussein?

It makes me sick. I am seeing names that currently say the idea is ridiculous, who were saying in 1999 it was likely.

See Vincent Cannistraro, for one.
37 posted on 07/15/2003 11:53:53 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper
Backhoe on his thread commented that the internet will be the death of the DemonicRat party.

They can no longer lie about what happened in the past and get by with it.

We go to the Internet and do a simple Google or Yahoo search and find 50 ways to prove that they are lying.

Yet ABCNNBCBS and the left wing print media ignore this data and run with the Rat's lies and mantras. They are truly arrogant, and that arrogance will result in their downfall.
38 posted on 07/16/2003 12:01:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: cyncooper; Grampa Dave; Mia T; ALOHA RONNIE
WND stories on al-Qaida-Iraq link

Posted: March 19, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

ALL THE FOLLOWING HEADLINES ARE LINKED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE WND ARTICLES AT THE MASTER LINK ABOVE

Judge links Saddam
to Osama bin Laden
Families of Sept. 11 victims awarded $104 million judgment against them
--WND

Saddam sought al-Qaida pact
Reports: Iraqi secret-police documents reveal bin Laden operative visited Baghdad in 1998
--WND

Dossiers link Baghdad to Islamist group
Key leader of 'holy warrior team' was with bin Laden in Sudan
--WND

Iraqi terrorist probe spreads to 11 nations
Agents in sleeper cells allegedly plotting widespread attacks against U.S. interests
--WND

Report: Al-Qaida fighting alongside Saddam's forces
British interrogators say POWs reveal members of bin Laden's group in Basra
--WND

9-11 mastermind Iraqi agent?
Author questions identity of captured al-Qaida operative
--WND

Spain links Iraq to 9-11 attacks
Madrid turns over documents to U.S., holds terrorist for trial
--WND

Poll: Most Americans believe Bush about Saddam
Study also finds majority think Saudi Arabia supports terrorism
--WND

'Smoking gun' in U.S. arsenal?
Intercepted satellite call linked Saddam to al-Qaida terror cell
--WND

Powell presents U.N. 'irrefutable' evidence
Secretary shows satellite photos of activity at chemical, biological weapons facilities
--WND

Australia confirms worst on Iraq
Prime minister says U.S. given intelligence on al-Qaida link
--WND

20 terror commandos unleashed on Europe
Al-Qaida plans attacks before U.S. invades Iraq
--WND

Iraq, al-Qaida linked by administration
Fleischer hints at more coming on connection
--WND

Evidence against Iraq building toward war
Inspectors find chem warheads, Blix issues stern warning, ricin plotters tied to Baghdad
--WND

Ricin plotters tied to al-Qaida, Iraq
Algerian network considered No. 1 terror threat in Europe
--WND

Bush, Blair warned of bin Laden nukes
Al-Qaida purchased 20 suitcase arms from former KGB agents, says report
--WND

Iraq-al-Qaida links go back decade
CIA reports show nearly 100 examples of cooperation, says reporter
--WND

New evidence links Saddam, bin Laden
Iraqi intelligence agent liaison between Baghdad, al-Qaida?
--WND

Iraq, Arafat, bin Laden coalition formed?
Terrorism expert reports joint offensive against West planned
--WND

Does al-Qaida have 20 suitcase nukes?
Author claims bin Laden purchased them in '98 from ex-KGB agents for $30 million
--WND

U.S. captures Iraqis in Afghanistan raid
2 al-Qaida soldiers brought to Bagram base for questioning, Russian fighter also held
--WND

Pro-Saddam fighters attack Kurds
Forces linked to al-Qaida trying to stop cooperation with U.S.
--WND

39 posted on 07/16/2003 12:22:49 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Mia T
Good morning Mia
bttt
40 posted on 07/16/2003 5:45:31 AM PDT by firewalk (thanks for the ping)
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To: Mia T
A Star Is Born- If it is true that we are all stardust, this one is for you


41 posted on 07/16/2003 7:07:03 AM PDT by Helms (If California is the Future, I will live in the Past)
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To: Mia T
Morning.. and thank you for the great work & wonderful info. and it is frustrating & maddening (what else is new?)

Your homepage is a hoot.(a good one !)

42 posted on 07/16/2003 7:41:38 AM PDT by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: Mia T
BTT
43 posted on 07/17/2003 5:05:08 AM PDT by windchime
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To: Mia T
Yeah-this is pretty amazing stuff. Weird how sometimes the most obvious idea is the one so frequently missed. I expect Sean Hannity or Rush or other conservative media jocks would be interested in this...and equally expect that many in the 'other' press would purposefully ignore such an interesting dollop of past commentary on ol bin pigpen and saddam hasbeen.
44 posted on 07/18/2003 9:18:57 PM PDT by Republic
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To: Mia T
Good compilation of events.
45 posted on 07/19/2003 9:39:09 PM PDT by jla
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To: Mia T; Peach
bookmarked. Thanks Peach!!
46 posted on 09/08/2003 1:34:21 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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To: God luvs America
What you wonder is what's wrong with the lamestream media's search engine.
47 posted on 05/03/2004 1:12:26 PM PDT by snooker
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To: Mia T
bump for Iraq and al-Quaida in the news
48 posted on 05/06/2004 10:44:07 AM PDT by snooker
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To: snooker

and another bump


49 posted on 09/22/2004 10:09:53 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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