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1999 Newsweek: Saddam + Bin Laden? America's two enemies are courting.
Newsweek | January 11, 1999 | Dickey, Christopher, Vistica, Gregory L., Watson, Russell

Posted on 06/22/2004 6:04:02 PM PDT by nwrep

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1 posted on 06/22/2004 6:04:04 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: jmstein7; Interesting Times; Howlin; Peach; Pukin Dog; ServesURight; doug from upland; ...

PING


2 posted on 06/22/2004 6:05:15 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

Man o man. Is everyone in the media really this corrupt? Or blind?


3 posted on 06/22/2004 6:05:54 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: nwrep

cross-thread link for lurkers/posters:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158274/posts


4 posted on 06/22/2004 6:07:18 PM PDT by VOA
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To: nwrep

Excellent. Keep bringing it on.


5 posted on 06/22/2004 6:08:30 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamsey; mrs tiggywinkle; redlipstick; ..
HELLO .. Didn't Newsweek just tell us there was no connection??

BUSTED

6 posted on 06/22/2004 6:08:51 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States baby .. I want all 50 States come November !)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamsey; mrs tiggywinkle; redlipstick; ..
HELLO .. Didn't Newsweek just tell us there was no connection??

BUSTED

7 posted on 06/22/2004 6:08:53 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States baby .. I want all 50 States come November !)
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To: nwrep
U.S. sources say he is reaching out to Islamic terrorists, including some who may be linked to Osama bin Laden,

Now if we all put our minds to work on this I'll bet we can figure out what "sources" Newsweak had in the US in 1999.

In fact, I think probably even John Kerry and Al Gore could figure it out.

8 posted on 06/22/2004 6:09:02 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Huck
The Dems will eventually regret they started down this road.
9 posted on 06/22/2004 6:09:15 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Mo1

Well, they, of course, were lying back in 1999!!!


10 posted on 06/22/2004 6:10:14 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: nwrep

Nice find.


11 posted on 06/22/2004 6:10:36 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (God Bless you President Reagan, and farewell, kind sir...)
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To: nwrep
Soon to be hastily and quietly dismissed with the infamous phrase 'Oh, that's OLD news' by liberals everywhere.

('Old News' meaning anything within the last few days or earlier that's embarassing to the liberals.)

12 posted on 06/22/2004 6:11:41 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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ping!

Cross-thread link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158274/posts

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

13 posted on 06/22/2004 6:12:33 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nwrep
The dope is gettin' roped.

The Iraqi turnover (genuflecting here) will more than drown out My Lies, Kerry; the beheading has neutralized Abu Ghraib.

This'll have the left media suddenly acutely interested in Peterson, Bryant et al.

14 posted on 06/22/2004 6:15:13 PM PDT by txhurl (America needs Kerry like Baghdad needs a Woodstock.)
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To: Huck

It's corruption not blindness. I gave them the benefit of the doubt once, and have learned better.


15 posted on 06/22/2004 6:15:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The New York Times: All the Lies that Fit the Socialist Agenda)
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To: Mo1

Here's a link for Newsweek so that they can subscribe to their own magazine: https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/N4/NWM/NWM_Subscription_1.jsp?cds_page_id=12142&id=1087953601211&lsid=41742020012027803&vid=1&cds_mag_code=NWM


16 posted on 06/22/2004 6:16:30 PM PDT by alancarp (When does it cease to be Freedom of the Press, and become outright sedition???)
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To: thoughtomator

It's scary how bad it is.


17 posted on 06/22/2004 6:18:11 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: SevenofNine

ping


18 posted on 06/22/2004 6:18:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Huck

It's going to be even scarier when they nuke New York this fall.


19 posted on 06/22/2004 6:24:49 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The New York Times: All the Lies that Fit the Socialist Agenda)
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To: jwalsh07

In fact, I think probably even John Kerry and Al Gore could figure it out.


I wouldn't be so sure of that.


20 posted on 06/22/2004 6:24:51 PM PDT by conshack
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To: thoughtomator

It's going to be even scarier when they nuke New York this fall.



You know, it's sad to say, but you're probably right. It may not be NYC, but it is likely to coincide with the election. They'll try to do with us as they did with Spain and influence the elections. Hopefully, Kerry will be discredited enough by then that an incident like that won't turn the tide. Again, scary, but very likely.


21 posted on 06/22/2004 6:30:45 PM PDT by conshack
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To: thoughtomator

Man, my sister lives on the lower east side of Manhattan. Bought a place there post 9-11. She's got stones, I'll give her that. And soon to have a brand new BMW on her lawyer's salary. And as you might guess, as a single, female, New York litigator, she's going to be voting for John F. Kerry come November. I worry a lot about a nuke attack in Manhattan. That was among my reasons for seeking work in the Jersey suburbs, though no one is immune from a terror attack. This press amnesia is SCARY. We are at war. I am very happy to have this ammo though. I have some targets who need to see it first thing tomorrow morning. It'll ruin their day. Well, no it won't. They deny reality.


22 posted on 06/22/2004 6:30:59 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: nwrep

I just love the Internet. No wonder the UN wants to control it.


23 posted on 06/22/2004 6:35:19 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("Proud to be a Reagan American")
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To: conshack

My only comforts are a) that Washington DC is a slightly likelier target; and b) I have somewhere else I can be then.


24 posted on 06/22/2004 6:49:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: nwrep
Here's what is known so far: Saddam Hussein, who has a long record of supporting terrorism, is trying to rebuild his intelligence network overseas--assets that would allow him to establish a terrorism network. U.S. sources say he is reaching out to Islamic terrorists, including some who may be linked to Osama bin Laden, the wealthy Saudi exile accused of masterminding the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa last summer. U.S. intelligence has had reports of contacts between low-level agents. Saddam and bin Laden have interests--and enemies--in common. Both men want U.S. military forces out of Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden has been calling for all-out war on Americans, using as his main pretext Washington's role in bombing and boycotting Iraq.

I guess Time just keeps ticking......

25 posted on 06/22/2004 7:04:00 PM PDT by b4its2late (John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: nwrep

Think Dan Rather will do a "in thier own words" story about this Time piece? Me either.


26 posted on 06/22/2004 7:05:00 PM PDT by b4its2late (John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); Angelwood; arazitjh; b4its2late; backhoe; bamafour; ...

Lookee here.


27 posted on 06/22/2004 7:07:34 PM PDT by b4its2late (John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: b4its2late

I love the internet, don't you?


28 posted on 06/22/2004 7:10:27 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: nwrep

Wanna see something cool?

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3693e5252fa6.htm

Tee-hee....already posted!


29 posted on 06/22/2004 7:13:47 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: Howlin

You might get a kick out of post 29


30 posted on 06/22/2004 7:14:16 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: nwrep

bump for exposure


31 posted on 06/22/2004 7:14:45 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Huck

OMG......that is a FABULOUS FIND!

I retro rocked back in time!


32 posted on 06/22/2004 7:17:17 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Huck
more from this article, as originally posted on FR (see post 29):

Though it was too early to know for sure, the CIA suspected that bin Laden had a hand in the abduction of 16 foreign tourists in Yemen last week. Four of the hostages--three Britons and an Australian--were killed when the police intervened, and two others, including an American woman, were wounded. Most kidnappings in Yemen are strictly cash-and-carry affairs, in which tribal desperadoes raise money without harming their captives. But these kidnappers, who came from a Yemeni group calling itself Islamic Jihad, demanded that the authorities release two of their leaders, who have ties to bin Laden. And they said they were protesting Western "aggression" against Iraq.

The idea of an alliance between Iraq and bin Laden is alarming to the West (what if Baghdad gave the terrorists highly portable biological weapons?). Saddam may think he's too good for such an association. Jerold Post, a political psychologist and government consultant who has profiled Saddam, says he thinks of himself as a world leader like Castro or Tito, not a thug. "I'm skeptical that Saddam would resort to terrorism," says a well-informed administration official. "He can do a lot of other things to screw with us." But Saddam is famous for doing whatever it takes to stay in power. Now that the United States has made his removal from office a national objective, he knows he is fighting for his life. "The worst thing you can do is to wound him, let him know you meant to kill him, and then let him survive," says an Iraqi Shiite leader in London. As his own people know only too well, Saddam is quite capable of fighting dirty.


33 posted on 06/22/2004 7:17:47 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: Huck

LOL.........that's making me LOL......remember how everybody would whine and moan anything Jim and/or John made ANY kind of change to the forum back then?

They drug us kicking and screaming into the the 21st century, didn't they?


34 posted on 06/22/2004 7:18:26 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: jwalsh07

Are you seeing these posts? I am really scared of our national press when I see what they are doing.


35 posted on 06/22/2004 7:19:14 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: Howlin

Yeah, thankfully this is still to me a very usable forum. I like it better than any other just in terms of managing threads, keeping threads, interacting. They've done a terrific job with it. It also just shows what a vibrant and informative place this is. It's my mega multi vitamin of awareness. My lifeline.


36 posted on 06/22/2004 7:21:25 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: Huck

Huck, the national press turned me into a radical conservative 30 years ago. Nothing they do surprises me, and I mean nothing.


37 posted on 06/22/2004 7:21:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Believe it or not I can still be surprised. I was in my teens when Reagan was president, and not very astute. I guess in some ways this is my first real look at them in complete rabid insanity mode. I also didn't see the Viet Nam era first hand, and they've certainly done their best to recreate it. The bastards.

And now I see these articles. There's another one floating around from the Guardian in 98. Articles from the pre 9-11 days when we sent envoys to parlay with the Taliban and deliver a "tough wish list." That sounds like an SNL joke, post 9-11 doesn't it? Sending the Taliban a tough wish list? The Clinton Doctrine.

But, I am also very happy to see the articles, because there is a hippy left wing forum where I take em on 10 at a time, and they are going to be greeted with these articles tomorrow morning. And then I will say to them, is it just me, or has the press, and the democrat party got a bad case of amnesia? This is Newsweek. CNN. The Guardian UK. Hell, there's bound to be similar articles from the NY TImes out there too. And the Washington Post. If it was on CNN and in Newsweek, it was in all those other places surely. They've all got amnesia. Right?

And then I'll wait for their response.

38 posted on 06/22/2004 7:30:27 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: Huck

Throw their own articles back in their face so they know that we know and are not fooled by them.


39 posted on 06/22/2004 7:31:13 PM PDT by WVNan (Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. (Mother Teresa))
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To: Huck

Nice!


40 posted on 06/22/2004 7:31:18 PM PDT by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: WVNan
Throw their own articles back in their face so they know that we know and are not fooled by them.

Good idea.

41 posted on 06/22/2004 7:34:30 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: All

Please, someone who knows how, share this "reminder" with some in the fair/friendly press: Fox in general; Hannity; O'Reilly, etc.


42 posted on 06/22/2004 7:35:41 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: Huck
When I started on the internet, I started posting at the New York Times forum. Oh man did they hate me. LOL

A pro life, pro gun, pro military vet from a union democrat Flushing Irish Catholic family.

Finally the moderator kicked me off after a thorough whipping of several of their big guns in a debate on abortion.

And here is where I landed almost 6 years ago to the day.

I miss debating the lefties so once in a while I'll go back to the Times but you know what they say, you can never go back. :-}

43 posted on 06/22/2004 7:36:21 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Sometimes I get sick to my stomach from the things they say. I really feel like I need to be disinfected after being exposed to them. These are the worst of the loony tunes. Totally into the kool aid. But there is an audience.


44 posted on 06/22/2004 7:43:48 PM PDT by Huck (Be nice to chubby rodents. You know, woodchucks, guinea pigs, beavers...)
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To: nwrep

bump for publicity


45 posted on 06/22/2004 7:47:11 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Huck
Man o man. Is everyone in the media really this corrupt? Or blind?

There's this really terrific Bible teacher I like. I heard one of his tapes the other day, he said, "Being blind (not the eyesight) is not an affliction, it is a choice!"

So to answer your question . . .they are both

46 posted on 06/22/2004 7:56:04 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Islam is a religion of pieces)
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To: nwrep

bump


47 posted on 06/22/2004 8:03:41 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nwrep

It wasn't just Newsweek. It was dozens of newspapers around the globe who reported in the 90's that the world was alarmed at the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam.

Clinton's Justice Department obtained an indictment against OBL which cited the terrorists growing relationship with Saddam.

Dozens of mainstream press articles here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/946809/posts?page=1

Articles and other reports that connect OBL and Saddam here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1127451/posts


48 posted on 06/22/2004 8:15:08 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Mo1

Great find Mo1. Excellent read. :)


49 posted on 06/22/2004 8:29:18 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: nwrep
"Here's what is known so far: ..."br>

"Is known". There you have it. That sure seems like mighty positive language too me. The MSM says Saddam had a history of supporting terrorism. The MSM says he was trying to rebuild and expand his intel assets to establish an international terrorism network. "U.S. sources" told the MSM Saddam had reached out to some Islamic terrorists who may be linked to Osama bin Laden. Saddam and bin Laden shared a mutual goal of destroying the U.S.

50 posted on 06/22/2004 8:32:52 PM PDT by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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