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  • Former DIA analyst challenges George Tenet's account on Iraq/al Qaeda intelligence

    07/02/2007 1:29:42 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 27 replies · 1,890+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 7-2-04 | Mark
    In a recent Washington Post Op-Ed former DIA analyst Christina Shelton discussed her intelligence work analyzing links between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq and countered some of the conventional wisdom on the subject while taking issue with the way her background and work were depicted in former CIA director George Tenet's recent book "At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA."Responding to Tenet's charge that she claimed the debate over Iraq - al Qaeda links was "open-and-shut" and in no need of further analysis Shelton wrote: I said the covert nature of the relationship between Iraq...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 3-Star General reveals additional details of former regime’s ties to terror (al Qaeda)

    12/04/2006 8:53:47 PM PST · by ikez78 · 81 replies · 4,657+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 12-4-06 | Mark
    Lt. General Michael DeLong discusses intelligence behind U.S. concern over Ansar al-Islam terror/poison camp in Northern IraqA recent conversation Lt. General Michael DeLong revealed new information on prewar intelligence on Iraq that has received little, if any, public attention thus far. General DeLong was the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command during the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and was directly involved with the pre-invasion preparation for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He offered the observation that Bush administration officials appear to have been reluctant thus far in explaining the prewar intelligence and evidence tying members of Saddam Hussein’s regime to the...
  • What does Congressman-elect Chris Carney (D-Pennsylvania) know about Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda?

    12/03/2006 9:22:23 PM PST · by ikez78 · 29 replies · 2,806+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 12-03-06 | Mark
    Newly elected Pennsylvania Congressman, Democrat Chris Carney, a former Senior Terrorism and Intelligence Advisor at the Pentagon, has recently been quoted in a number of publications discussing his knowledge of and role in prewar Iraq intelligence, particularly on the issue Saddam Hussein’s links to al Qaeda. His views on the subject are a stark contrast to many in his party, particularly Senator Carl Levin, who has long expressed his belief that any link between Saddam Hussein's regime and al Qaeda was a manufacture of the Bush administration. Carney's comments and experience on the issue may even put him in the...
  • Cheney reasserts Iraq/al-Qaeda links

    09/10/2006 2:47:24 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 1,226+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Sept. 10, 2006 | Demetri Sevastopulo
    US Vice-President Dick Cheney repeated assertions on Sunday on links between the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda despite a recent Senate intelligence committee report that concluded otherwise. In defending the decision to invade Iraq despite its lack of weapons of mass destruction, Mr Cheney said the fact that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former head of al-Qaeda in Iraq who was killed in a US air strike this year, was in Baghdad before the war was evidence that Iraq had links to al-Qaeda. “If we had to do [it] over again, we would do exactly the same thing,”...
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • New Saddam Documents Detail Terror Training

    01/06/2006 8:20:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 86 replies · 3,337+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/6/06 | NewsMax
    The Bush administration is preparing to release never-before-seen documents captured when U.S. forces liberated Baghdad that chronicle the extensive training of thousands of radical Islamic terrorists by Saddam Hussein's regime. "The secret training took place primarily at three camps in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak," reports the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes, who adds that the operations began two years before the 9/11 attacks and were "directed by elite Iraqi military units." The existence of these documents, and the nature of what they describe, has been confirmed to the Standard by eleven U.S. government officials, Hayes says. If true, the documents...
  • Iraq: Former PM Reveals Secret Service Data on Birth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Great News)

    05/23/2005 7:15:19 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 128 replies · 7,652+ views
    Baghdad, 23 May - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza Ibrahim...
  • Saddam's Connection to 911

    04/18/2005 2:13:29 PM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 13 replies · 1,671+ views
    http://www.scottmalensek.com ^ | 4/18/05 | Sam Pender
    Here's an interesting summarized timeline showing several important points that I've suggested earlier. 1) Saddam and UBL had a relationship 2) The claims of that relationship stemmed not from a BUSHLIED conspiracy theory or an OSP neocon crap, but from the Clinton Administration 3) Operation Desert Fox emboldened Saddam and UBL, and proved to both: a) America wasn't serious about fighting either one of them b) If there was to be a drastic change in US policy re Iraq (which both UBL and Saddam wanted), then drastic action would be needed 4) The Desert Fox bombing campaign was so weak...
  • Bin Laden warns of retaliation

    11/03/2004 3:18:14 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Wed 3 November, 2004 10:30 | By Ghaida Ghantous
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden has said in a full Internet broadcast of a video, partly aired by Al Jazeera last week, that George W. Bush had dragged the United States into a quagmire in Iraq and warned of retaliation for Iraqi deaths. In the video posted on websites often used by Islamists, as results from the U.S. presidential election were being announced on Wednesday, bin Laden said Bush had ignored advice against "an unjustified war on Iraq for which there would be no end". The video appeared to be bin Laden's first direct threat against the United States...
  • The collaboration of Iraq and al Qaeda.

    05/28/2004 11:09:32 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 77 replies · 7,328+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 7, 2004 issue | Stephen Hayes
    The Connection, The collaboration of Iraq and al Qaeda. From the June 7, 2004 issue: by Stephen F. Hayes 06/07/2004, Volume 009, Issue 37 Buy The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein has Endangered America by Stephen F. Hayes. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "THE PRESIDENT CONVINCED the country with a mixture of documents that turned out to be forged and blatantly false assertions that Saddam was in league with al Qaeda," claimed former Vice President Al Gore last Wednesday. "There's absolutely no evidence that Iraq was supporting al Qaeda, ever," declared Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism official under George W. Bush and...
  • New evidence of a link between Iraq and al Qaeda.

    05/27/2004 5:57:09 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 31 replies · 1,321+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | Wall Street Journal
    Saddam's Files New evidence of a link between Iraq and al Qaeda. Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT One thing we've learned about Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein is that the former dictator was a diligent record keeper. Coalition forces have found--literally--millions of documents. These papers are still being sorted, translated and absorbed, but they are already turning up new facts about Saddam's links to terrorism. We realize that even raising this subject now is politically incorrect. It is an article of faith among war opponents that there were no links whatsoever--that "secular" Saddam and fundamentalist Islamic...
  • Avoid Past Mistakes and Make The Changes Needed To Minimize Terrorist Attacks in the United States

    09/14/2001 9:46:22 AM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 18 replies · 285+ views
    NBCNews, Research,Experiences and Many Articles by Patrick B. Briley | September 14, 2001 | Patrick B. Briley
    Reports are emerging that Sadam Hussein of Iraq gave money and assistance to Bin Laden and his terrorist network to attack the World Trade Centers (WTC) and Pentagon on 9/11/2001 using hijacker pilots flying out of Boston’s Logan airport and other US airports. Prior to the WTC attack the USG has stated that Bin Laden was involved in the bombings of Kobar Towers (Saudi Arabia apartments for US soldiers), Kenyan and Tanzanian embassies and the USS Cole. Recently, Israeli government officials and Lorie Mylroie, an expert on Hussein and Iraq, have given interviews published in several articles implicating Hussein and ...
  • 2 [3] MORE SEPT. 11 HIJACKERS TIED TO IRAQ (Powell, EU, China Try to Stop Action Against Sadam)

    12/10/2001 1:08:30 PM PST · by OKCSubmariner · 45 replies · 774+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2001 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    <p>November 12, 2001 -- The CIA has evidence that two more hijackers, besides terror leader Mohamed Atta, met with Iraqi intelligence officials earlier this year - bolstering arguments for a Baghdad role in the attacks, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>The two other skyjackers were Atta's friends and co-conspirators, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Samir Jarrah, who were believed to have been at the controls of two of the pirated jets on Sept. 11.</p>
  • McVeigh's Ghost - Top Pentagon Officials Say Iraq Involved in OKC Bombing

    10/23/2001 12:17:44 PM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 526 replies · 5,848+ views
    US News &amp; World Report/ Fox &amp; Friends ^ | October 23, 2001 | Paul Bedard
    Some dismiss it as being akin to Elvis sightings, but a few top Defense officials think Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh was an Iraqi agent. The theory stems from a never-before-reported allegation that McVeigh had allegedly collected Iraqi telephone numbers. Why haven't we heard this before about the case of the executed McVeigh? Conspiracy theorists in the Pentagon think it's part of a coverup.
  • Linking Al-Qaida and Iraq

    03/16/2004 9:56:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 217+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 3/17/04 | Jonah Goldberg
    As it becomes increasingly clear that al-Qaida was responsible for the horrific attacks in Madrid, one question keeps popping up: If there's no link between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, why did al-Qaida blow up those trains? Critics of the Iraq war have been saying for more than two years that there was never any al-Qaida-Saddam link. After all, they'd say, Saddam is secular and bin Laden is a religious fanatic. When Howard Dean was trotted out for last Sunday's "Meet the Press" to square off against Condoleezza Rice, the former Vermont governor rehashed the familiar complaint.
  • Saddam's Ambassador to al Qaeda

    02/20/2004 9:01:42 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 80 replies · 954+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 1, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    An Iraqi prisoner details Saddam's links to Osama bin Laden's terror network. A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam-al Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who...
  • Ansar al-Islam: Back in Iraq

    02/02/2004 11:02:38 AM PST · by FlyLow · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 2-2-04 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Months before the Iraq war of 2003, The New Yorker, Christian Science Monitor, and The New York Times published reports about Ansar al-Islam ("Partisans of Islam"), a brutal band of al-Qa‘ida guerrillas based in a Kurdish area of northern Iraq near the Iranian border. U.S. officials pointed to Ansar al-Islam as the "missing link" between al-Qa‘ida and Saddam Hussein. When Secretary of State Colin Powell made the U.S. case for war against Saddam at the United Nations on February 5, 2003, he cited Ansar al-Islam as a key reason for invasion. Powell drew links among the group, al-Qa‘ida, and Saddam,...
  • Kay Replacement Corroborated Iraq-9/11 Link

    01/23/2004 9:35:00 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 213+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/23/04 | Limbacher
    The investigator picked by the CIA to replace David Kay as head of the U.S. team in Iraq hunting for weapons of mass destruction has told British reporters that he saw terrorists training near Baghdad in airplane hijack techniques resembling those used in the 9/11 attacks. In a November 2001 account to the London Observer, Charles Duelfer, the former No. 2 United Nations weapons inspector who was appointed Thursday to head the U.S.'s Iraq Survey Group, corroborated the testimony of Iraqi military defectors who said they helped train radical Muslim recruits to hijack U.S. airliners aboard a Boeing 707 fuselage...
  • Saddam Hussein’s Philanthropy of Terror

    01/23/2004 3:22:29 PM PST · by quidnunc · 4 replies · 978+ views
    American Outlook Magazine ^ | Fall 2003 | Deroy Murdock
    "Many critics of the war in Iraq belittle claims of Saddam Hussein’s ties to terrorism. In fact, for years, he was militant Islam’s Benefactor-in-Chief." “I never believed in the link between Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, and Islamist terrorism,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright flatly declared in an October 21 essay published in Australia’s Melbourne Herald Sun.[1] “Iraq was not a breeding ground for terrorism. Our invasion has made it one,” said Senator Ted Kennedy (D–Massachusetts) on October 16. “We were told Iraq was attracting terrorists from al Qaeda. It was not.”[2] As President Bush continues to...
  • Iraqi Officers: Al Qaida Operatives Were Trained Near Baghdad (911 Training/Rehearsals)

    12/25/2003 1:47:35 AM PST · by 11B3 · 54 replies · 1,714+ views
    Geostrategy Direct.com ^ | 25 Dec 03 | Geostrategy Direct
    Iraqi Officers: Al Qaida Operatives Were Trained For War Near Baghdad (Trained For 911 By Iraq - Take That Rats!!) Saudi nationals helped Saddam Hussein recruit and finance Al Qaida insurgents as part of preparations to confront U.S. troops in Iraq. Iraqi officers who have been interrogated by the United States and coalition officials reported the Saudi role in recruiting and training of Al Qaida units in Iraq. The officers said Saddam, through Saudi contacts, had invited Al Qaida insurgents to form suicide and other units to stop the U.S. military in March. Saddam's contacts with Al Qaida, the officers...
  • Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam

    12/17/2003 4:30:22 PM PST · by Buck W. · 98 replies · 1,005+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/17/03 | Isikoff & Hosenball
    <p>Dec. 17 - A widely publicized Iraqi document that purports to show that September 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta visited Baghdad in the summer of 2001 is probably a fabrication that is contradicted by U.S. law-enforcement records showing Atta was staying at cheap motels and apartments in the United States when the trip presumably would have taken place, according to U.S. law enforcement officials and FBI documents.</p>
  • ‘Saddam had ordered Atta training’

    12/15/2003 6:19:31 PM PST · by Sonny M · 37 replies · 650+ views
    LONDON, DECEMBER 14: The mastermind of the September 2001 attacks in the US, Mohammad Atta, was trained in Baghdad by a Palestinian terrorist at the instance of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, a media report said today. Atta, who was trained by Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, visited Baghdad just weeks before the terror attack, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The details of Atta’s visit are contained in a secret memo, written to Hussein by the former head of Iraqi intelligence service Tahir Jalil Habbush Al-Tikriti, it said. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily is...
  • ‘Saddam had ordered Atta training’

    12/14/2003 6:15:39 PM PST · by TexKat · 85 replies · 518+ views
    Indianexpress.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Press Trust of India
    LONDON, DECEMBER 14: The mastermind of the September 2001 attacks in the US, Mohammad Atta, was trained in Baghdad by a Palestinian terrorist at the instance of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, a media report said today. Atta, who was trained by Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, visited Baghdad just weeks before the terror attack, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The details of Atta’s visit are contained in a secret memo, written to Hussein by the former head of Iraqi intelligence service Tahir Jalil Habbush Al-Tikriti, it said. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily is...
  • Al Qaeda, Anthrax And Ayman: Means, Motive, Modus Operandi and Opportunity

    10/24/2003 9:16:51 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 16 replies · 762+ views
    AnthraxAndAlQaeda.com ^ | 10-22-2003 | Ross E. Getman
    In early June 2003, a Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") report concluded that the reason for Mohammed Atta's and Zacarias Moussaoui's inquiries into cropdusters was for the contemplated use in dispersing biological agents such as anthrax. An early September 2003 Newsweek article included a rumor by a Taliban source that at a meeting in April 2003 Bin Laden was planning an "unbelievable" biological attack, the plans for which had suffered a setback upon the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed ("KSM") the previous month in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.    Many people have argued that a US-based Al Qaeda operative is behind the earlier Fall...
  • Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike was Trained by Saddam

    12/13/2003 4:24:43 PM PST · by quidnunc · 474 replies · 11,236+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | December 14, 2003 | Con Coughlin
    Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist. Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively...
  • Bin Laden's Iraq Plan (Newsweek)

    12/08/2003 6:10:10 AM PST · by ChipShot · 62 replies · 233+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/08/03 | Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau and Michael Hirsh
    <p>During the muslim holy month of Ramadan, three senior Qaeda representatives allegedly held a secret meeting in Afghanistan with two top Taliban commanders.</p> <p>AT THAT MEETING, according to Taliban sources, Osama bin Laden’s men officially broke some bad news to emissaries from Mullah Mohammed Omar, the elusive leader of Afghanistan’s ousted fundamentalist regime. Their message: Al Qaeda would be diverting a large number of fighters from the anti-U.S. insurgency in Afghanistan to Iraq. Al Qaeda also planned to reduce by half its $3 million monthly contribution to Afghan jihadi outfits.</p>
  • Mohammad Atta’s Decisive Meeting

    12/03/2003 2:13:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 741+ views
    Respekt ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Jaroslav Spurny
    <p>Immediately after the occupation of Baghdad, the CIA succeeded in obtaining nearly the complete archive of the Foreign Ministry and some of the material belonging to the Iraqi secret service. Czech security organs now have access to documents from Iraq’s embassy in Prague. This summer, the Iraqi consul to Prague, Ahmed al-Ani, was detained by American soldiers in Baghdad. Although it has not yet been proved whether the consul met with the terrorist Mohammad Atta [suspected leader of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States], new information from the American, the German, and the Czech [intelligence] services indicates that Atta’s visits to Prague were important. For the terrorist operations of Sept. 11, they may have been decisive.</p>
  • Newsweek's "Case"Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/23/2003 3:33:55 PM PST · by Cyndi_Indy · 7 replies · 272+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/20/2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • The Saddam-Osama Memo Cont'd.

    11/23/2003 3:25:35 PM PST · by Cyndi_Indy · 9 replies · 899+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/19/2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The Saddam-Osama Memo (cont.) A close examination of the Defense Department's latest statement. THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT late Saturday, November 15, issued a statement that began: "News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate." The statement didn't specify the "inaccurate" news reports, but most observers have inferred that the main report in question was an article in the most recent issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD--Case Closed: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden....
  • Woolsey: Iraq-al Qaeda Link a 'Slam Dunk'

    11/18/2003 10:02:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 35 replies · 427+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 11/18/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Former CIA director James Woolsey said over the weekend that there's no question Iraq and al Qaeda worked together to plan attacks against U.S. interests during the decade leading up to 9/11, saying the evidence of an operational relationship was "a slam dunk." Commenting on a memo issued by the Defense Department to the Senate Intelligence Committee and revealed by the Weekly Standard late Friday, Woolsey told CNN's "Late Edition," "Anybody who says there is no working relationship between al Qaeda and Iraqi intelligence going back to the early '90s, they can only say that if they're illiterate." "This is...
  • Newsweek Blunders on the Memo

    11/21/2003 3:44:52 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 391+ views
    Weekly Standard via FrontPageMagazine ^ | 11/21/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 12 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • CIA Seeks Probe of Iraq-Al Qaeda Memo Leak [Memo reveals Iraq-Al Qaeda link Dems said was impossible

    11/18/2003 8:13:54 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 122 replies · 768+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2003 | By Walter Pincus
    By Walter Pincus Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 18, 2003; Page A18 The CIA will ask the Justice Department to investigate the leak of a 16-page classified Pentagon memo that listed and briefly described raw agency intelligence on any relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network, according to congressional and administration sources. In addition, the leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Vice Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), are considering making their own request for a Justice investigation. The top-secret memo was attached to an...
  • SADDAM-OSAMA LINK

    11/15/2003 2:59:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 722+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/15/03 | CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>November 15, 2003 -- Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein gave terror lord Osama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering al Qaeda money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday. Their deadly collaboration - which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks - is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard reports.</p>
  • CIA Bombshell: Saddam Financed Lead 9/11 Hijacker

    11/15/2003 7:58:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 308 replies · 1,616+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/03 | Limbacher
    In a startling about face for U.S. intelligence officials, a bombshell memo released by the CIA on Saturday draws a direct link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, citing evidence that Iraqi intelligence bankrolled lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta in the months leading up to the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. The previously secret 16 page memo, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Saturday morning, says Atta met at least three times in Prague with Iraqi intelligence agent Ahmed al Ani prior to the 9/11 attacks. In a staggering revelation that offers an overwhelming and compelling justification...
  • Intelligence Report Links Saddam, Usama

    11/15/2003 9:02:01 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 176+ views
    FOX/NY POST ^ | 11/15/03 | CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) gave terror lord Usama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering Al Qaeda (search) money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Their deadly collaboration — which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole (search) and the 9/11 attacks — is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee (search) that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard (search) reports.</p>
  • SADDAM-OSAMA LINK disclosed in 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee

    11/15/2003 10:28:40 AM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies · 593+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2003 | CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>November 15, 2003 -- Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein gave terror lord Osama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering al Qaeda money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Their deadly collaboration - which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks - is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard reports.</p>
  • Osama-Saddam Alliance, Smoking Gun, Found (Contact Rush And Hannity About This Story)

    11/15/2003 9:15:04 AM PST · by Pubbie · 63 replies · 548+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/15/03 | Stephen Hayes
    The CIA Memo (Published by the Weekly Standard - and the article is posted below) says it has (Among MANY Other Things) shown that Bin Laden got fake passports and Weapons training from Iraqi Intelligence, That Iraq offered safe haven in Iraq to Al Qaeda Members including to Bin Laden. The Mainstream Media (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS) will NOT report this, so I think all freepers should E-Mail Rush and Hannity the Weekly Standard Article so that they can get the word out to their 10+ Million listeners that the SMOKING GUN HAS BEEN FOUND in terms of the...
  • SADDAM-OSAMA LINK ----

    11/15/2003 5:55:53 AM PST · by RocketJsqurl · 32 replies · 213+ views
    NY Post
    Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein gave terror lord Osama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering al Qaeda money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday. Their deadly collaboration - which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks - is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard reports. Saddam's willingness to help bin Laden plot against Americans began in 1990, shortly before the first Gulf War, and...
  • DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections

    11/15/2003 6:25:52 PM PST · by xzins · 68 replies · 586+ views
    Defense Link ^ | 15Nov03 | DoD
    DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate. A letter was sent to the Senate Intelligence Committee on October 27, 2003 from Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, in response to follow-up questions from his July 10 testimony. One of the questions posed by the committee asked the Department to provide the reports from the Intelligence Community to which he referred in his testimony before the Committee....
  • Secret intelligence memo links Saddam, bin Laden

    11/15/2003 11:16:12 PM PST · by Coral Snake · 12 replies · 297+ views
    www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11-15-2003 | WorldNetDaily
    Secret intelligence memo links Saddam, bin Laden Relationship involved training in WMD, financial support for 9-11 hijacker Atta Posted: November 15, 2003 8:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, as well as financial and logistical support, and may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the Sept. 11 attacks. That's the assessment of a 16-page top secret government memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee, reports the Weekly Standard. The memo, dated October 27,...
  • DOD Statement on news reports of Al-Qaida & Iraq connections

    11/16/2003 8:43:43 AM PST · by Seeking the truth · 7 replies · 276+ views
    Department of Defense web site ^ | November 15, 2003 | Seeking the Truth
    DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate. A letter was sent to the Senate Intelligence Committee on October 27, 2003 from Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, in response to follow-up questions from his July 10 testimony. One of the questions posed by the committee asked the Department to provide the reports from the Intelligence Community to which he referred in his testimony before the Committee....
  • BUSH WAS RIGHT

    11/16/2003 11:08:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 61 replies · 434+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/03
    <p>November 17, 2003 -- As blood flowed freely again this weekend in the War on Terror, this time in Turkey as well as Iraq, a new report in The Weekly Standard suggests that events there may not be unrelated. In fact, the report by Stephen Hayes - based on a top secret government memo - documents an even more profound linkage: between none other than Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Saddam + Osama (FrontPage's take on leaked report and DOD's downplay)

    11/17/2003 1:41:04 AM PST · by hotpotato · 11 replies · 181+ views
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 17, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    "OSAMA BIN LADEN AND SADDAM HUSSEIN had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003,” reports the November 24 issue of The Weekly Standard, “that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda – perhaps even for Mohamed Atta – according to a top secret U.S. Government memorandum….” This 16-page memo, dated last October 27, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith to Chairman Pat Roberts (R.-Kansas) and Vice Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D.-W.Virginia)...
  • DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections

    11/17/2003 9:56:02 AM PST · by Symblized · 11 replies · 168+ views
    No. 851-03 IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2003 DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq ConnectionsNews reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate. A letter was sent to the Senate Intelligence Committee on October 27, 2003 from Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, in response to follow-up questions from his July 10 testimony. One of the questions posed by the committee asked the Department to provide the reports from the Intelligence Community to which he referred...
  • The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and Osama-What if Saddam was involved in 9-11?

    11/17/2003 5:04:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies · 872+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 17, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and OsamaBy Lowell PonteFrontPageMagazine.com | November 17, 2003 "OSAMA BIN LADEN AND SADDAM HUSSEIN had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003,” reports the November 24 issue of The Weekly Standard, “that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda – perhaps even for Mohamed Atta – according to a top secret U.S. Government memorandum….” This 16-page memo, dated last October 27, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense...
  • Iraq-al-Qaida link revealed: Saddam part of 'money-laundering op' for Islamic terror group

    09/30/2003 1:20:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 352+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States – confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaida came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of ways, including financial support spun out through a complex...
  • SADDAM AND THE WAR ON TERROR

    09/22/2003 12:37:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 216+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/03
    <p>September 22, 2003 -- President Bush's critics - both on Capitol Hill and in the media - were quick to characterize his statement last week that America "had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the 11th" as smoking-gun proof that he made a fraudulent case for going to war in Iraq.</p>
  • Upstate charity tied to illegal Iraqi cash: Feds say N.Y. group laundered millions

    04/06/2003 6:43:35 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 10 replies · 623+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 6, 2003 | DOUGLAS FEIDEN
    Even as war rages in Iraq, federal agents have begun to unlock the secrets of an unlicensed, unregistered Islamic charity in upstate New York that allegedly pumped millions of dollars into Baghdad. Flouting U.S. economic sanctions, the group shipped cash out of Syracuse, laundered it in banks in Jordan and then illegally funneled it into Iraq, according to an unsealed federal indictment. Operating under the name Help the Needy, the organization described itself as a tax-exempt nonprofit that provided food and humanitarian assistance to the "starving children and suffering Muslims of Iraq." But it lacked charitable status, misrepresented itself in...