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  • Newly Declassified Iraqi Testimony Shows Why Saddam Had to Be Removed (There you go, Bush was right)

    10/11/2010 7:37:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 11, 2010 | Ryan Mauro
    Recently declassified documents focusing on the testimony of Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein’s deputy prime minister, reminds us why Saddam had to be removed from power. September 11, 2001, taught us that it is too costly to allow a leader with a history of aggression and stated intent to harm the U.S. to maintain links to terrorist groups and acquire weapons capabilities to act upon that sentiment. Newly declassified documents about the testimony of Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein’s deputy prime minister, reminds us why Saddam had to be removed from power. Contradicting Saddam Hussein’s testimony where he claimed he actually wanted...
  • On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection (600,000 captured Iraqi documents)

    *** ..... In 2008, the Institute for Defense Analyses released a more thorough report on Iraq's involvement in terrorism between the two gulf wars that was based on more than 600,000 captured Iraqi documents. The report says, "In December 1998, the IIS developed a new resource in the form of a small, radical Kurdish-based Islamist movement. In a series of memoranda, the IIS, the Iraqi Intelligence Service, reported being impressed with the new terrorist organization's 'readiness to target foreign organizations . . . . Iranian border posts, and Kurdish parties." *** In addition to the IDA report, which I think...
  • Update on Saddam Hussein-era Iraq documents

    08/19/2009 10:37:26 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 16 replies · 909+ views
    Regime of Terror, DOD ^ | 08/19/09 | M. Eichenlaub
    Aseel Kami, recently reported for Reuters that some officials in the current Iraqi government are making a push for the return of millions of Saddam Hussein-era Iraq documents (previously the subject of Congressional inquiries and public controversy) that were seized by the U.S. government and other non-government entities following the former regime's fall in 2003. Kami wrote: The files include intelligence papers on Iraqis kept by Saddam Hussein's feared secret police, information on weapons arsenals, detailed plans of massacres of the regime's enemies and even tapes of songs praising Saddam, officials said. Some of these files have been made public...
  • Former Interrogator Reveals Saddams Regime DID Have Close Ties to Al-Queda

    07/11/2009 9:41:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies · 993+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-11-09 | Scott Malensek
    This is one of those articles that I really REALLY hope people will read before just commenting on the headline or the quoted sections. In fact, I think it's one of the best articles I've seen on this subject in half a decade. Yes, it's long, detailed, and forces many readers to question their previously held beliefs about regime ties to the Al Queda terrorist network, but it's not the typical anti-Bush/anti-war piece or a woohoo-Bush-was-right piece either. It is EXACTLY why: members of the 911 Commission, Sen Intel Com, as well as others (and why every investigation into the...
  • Bush Was Right About Iraq's Quest For Uranium

    04/16/2006 4:38:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 67 replies · 2,973+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 16,2006 | Jon Leo
    Bush Was Right About Iraq's Quest For Uranium By John Leo In a surprising editorial, The Washington Post deviated from the conventional anti-Bush media position on two counts. It said President Bush was right to declassify parts of a National Intelligence Estimate to make clear why he thought Saddam Hussein was seeking nuclear weapons. And the editorial said ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson was wrong to think he had debunked Bush on the nuclear charge because Wilson's statements after visiting Niger actually "supported the conclusion that Iraq had sought uranium." In the orthodox narrative line, Wilson is the truth-teller and the Bush...
  • Tony Blankley: Obama Lied; The Economy Died

    03/03/2009 10:14:54 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 6 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2009 | Tony Blankley
    ...... George W. Bush didn't lie about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He was merely mistaken. Whereas President Obama told a whopper last week when he claimed he was not for bigger government ......... [Obama]: "We have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade." But, lamentably, a few days later, The Washington Post reported: "A senior administration official acknowledged yesterday that the budget does not contain $2 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. Instead, the figure represents Obama's total efforts at deficit reduction, including tax hikes [of more than $1 trillion] on families making...
  • Video- FReeper Interview Joseph Shahda translator of captured Iraqi documents: Part 1 and part 2

    08/17/2008 9:52:21 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 59 replies · 1,612+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/17/08 | Chris Donohoe
    "This is an interview conducted by freeper Chris Donohoe (April15bendovr) with freeper Joseph Shahda (jveritas) about Saddam regime WMD programs and their relations to terrorism based on his translations of some captured Saddam regime documents. Also he talks about some Al Qaeda-captured documents. On the WMD issue, Joseph Shahda reveals that the documents clearly indicate that the Saddam regime opted to build the precursors required to make chemical weapons rather than the final chemical weapons product. They did this for two reasons. First because these precursors are dual-use materials and Saddam could always claim that they are used for civilian...
  • In 1999, Saddam Linked To Al Qaeda ( January 1999 ABC News special )

    06/26/2008 10:06:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 401+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jun 25 2008 11:27 pm | AJStrata
    One of our readers (Vince1974) reminded us of this January 1999 ABC News special on the ties between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda posted last year on Powerline.**************************See the Blog for the Video......***********************************When a liberal claims there never was any evidence of a connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda (like coordinating attacks in 2002 with AQ number 2 Ayman Zawahiri) dont believe them. They simply are exposing a deadly ignorance. 3 Responses to In 1999, Saddam Linked To Al Qaeda
  • 2002 Memo Continues to Show Saddams Regime Tied to Al Queda

    06/24/2008 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 756+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 24 Jun ,2008 | Scott
    Yet AGAIN theres another document showing that Saddams regime was not only willing to work with Al Queda groups, but in fact did so. This time, its a 2002 memo from Saddams regime to Al Quedas strategic planner (often described as the real brains of the terror group alliance).The no ties myth gets another shovel of dirt on its graveLINKHT Regimeofteror
  • MSNBC-Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/04/2003 6:15:44 AM PST · by kattracks · 76 replies · 879+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/04/03
    <p>SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 MSNBC.com tests reveal evidence of the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum at a laboratory in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training camp by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is conducting its own tests at the same area, but has not yet released the results, according to officials in northern Iraq.</p>
  • Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/06/2003 9:53:02 AM PDT · by kimmie7 · 40 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 04-04-03 | By Preston Mendenhall
    SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 Preliminary tests conducted by MSNBC.com indicate that the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum were present on two items found at a camp in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training center by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The field tests used by MSNBC.com are only a first step in the evidentiary process and are typically followed by more precise laboratory testing that MSNBC.com has not conducted. U.S. intelligence agents were conducting their own tests in the same area and had not yet released their results,...
  • Time to kick the tires & light the fires, folks- terrorism gathers across the World...

    02/07/2003 2:31:29 PM PST · by backhoe · 75 replies · 9,387+ views
    various links and websites | 02-07-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Friends and neighbors, there is a great storm gathering across the World- or perhaps you could call it a gathering of bonfires which threaten to join into a conflagration. When World War One began, it was said"All across Europe, the lights of civilization are being extinguised. We shall not see them relit in our time..."I suggest that now a somewhat opposite process is being started- first one fire of terrorism, then another is being lit- the question is, can we put them out?What follows are links for a quick overview- it's what I could pull quickly from my own collection,...
  • What the Pentagon Report Missed

    03/18/2008 4:59:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 859+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3-18-08 | Richard Miniter
    When an Institute for Defense Analysis study seemed to announce that there was no connection between Iraq and Al-Qaeda, the media was quick to parrot the line of Warren P. Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers. Relying on a leaked executive summary of the report, Strobel wrote that an exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents found no evidence linking Saddam Hussein with Al-Qaeda. Led by the Weekly Standards Stephen Hayes, the right side of the blogosphere was quick to point out that the report did contain evidence of such connections, focusing mainly on Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which merged with Al-Qaeda...
  • al-Qaedas Zawahiri And Saddam Hussein Were Planning Attacks After 9-11

    06/22/2008 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 589+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Jun 21 2008 1:25 pm | AJStrata
    The SurrenderMedia recently misreported (theres a surprise) that Saddam Hussein had no ties to al-Qaeda, when in fact the report the SurrenderMedia was trying to cover said just the opposite. As I noted at the time the analysis showed Saddam Hussein had long time ties with Ayman Zawahiri, who at the time ran the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. A group that was integrated into al-Qaeda when Zawahiri joined forces with Bin Laden in the 1990s. Gateway Pundit has a link to a recent news article out of Iraq showing evidence that Saddam Hussein continued his ties with Zawahiri after...
  • Saddam links to al Qaeda

    03/18/2008 5:14:58 PM PDT · by BamaFan · 6 replies · 842+ views
    Multiple ^ | March 14, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that an investigation into over 600,000 documents captured at the end of the invasion of Iraq showed no operational links to al-Qaeda or at least, thats how the media reported it. After a strange few days in which the Pentagon delayed the report, it finally hit the internet last night and its clear that the analysis done by the media was superficial at best. If no operational smoking gun could be found, the report still shows that Saddam Hussein had plenty of ties to all sorts of terrorist groups, including radical Islamist...
  • Al Qaeda Document: Zarqawi Came to Iraq Before The War (Jveritas AQ Translated Video)

    05/03/2008 2:44:06 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 55 replies · 1,040+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/08 | Jveritas and april15bendovr
    This is a FReeper made video based off the Al Qaeda document found and posted here at Free Republic by Jveritas. I plan to post it also at Googlevideo and Liveleak. I will present these links as they become available.
  • Saddam and al-Qaeda

    04/17/2008 12:07:43 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 22 replies · 493+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2008 | Debra Baker
    Return to the Article April 17, 2008Saddam and al-QaedaBy Debra Baker Claims that there were no links between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda are wrong. Documents just released by the Pentagon prove it. In March 2008, the Pentagon released a document that details some of the classified documents from Saddam's regime.  This document called the Iraqi Perspectives Project Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents Volume 1 (Redacted) is an overview of "more than 600,000 original captured documents and several thousand hours of audio and video footage archived in a US Department of Defense (DOD) database. As...
  • Al Qaeda, Ansar Al Islam and Zarqawi?

    03/28/2008 9:30:20 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,087+ views
    Town Hall ^ | March 28, 2008 11:56:22 PM | April15bendovr
    The Liberal media has been focused on a so called Gaffe John McCain has made recently in the press. Example is this IPS news story http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41693 POLITICS-US: McCain's Gaffes Reflect Bush's Iran-Qaeda Myth Analysis by Gareth Porter* WASHINGTON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Sen. John McCain's confusion in recent allegations of Iranian training of al Qaeda fighters in Iraq is the result of a drumbeat of official propaganda about close Iran-al Qaeda ties that the George W. Bush administration and neoconservatives have promoted ever since early 2002. Funny how the left-wing press is eager to point out a McCain Gaffe when...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • 5 Years Later: Pundits Who Were Wrong on Iraq Are Silent (BARFORAMA!)

    03/26/2008 5:51:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 24 replies · 796+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 3/25/08 | Greg Mitchell
    (March 25, 2008) -- Given the current tragedy in Iraq--hell, given the past five years--you would think the many pundits who agitated for an attack on that country, largely on false pretenses, would have take the opportunity of the arrival of the fifth anniversary of the war (or the 4000 dead milestone) to drop to their knees, at least in print, and beg the American public for forgiveness. With more than 60 percent of their fellow Americans now calling the war a "mistake" and agitating for troop withdrawals--and the president's approval rating still heading south, thanks to their war--it would...