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To: RWR8189

"One senior al Qaeda operative in U.S. custody since 1995, Wali Khan Amin Shah, told FBI interrogators that an al Qaeda leader named Abu Hajer al Iraqi maintained a good relationship with Iraqi Intelligence. Abu Hajer al Iraqi ran al Qaeda's WMD procurement operation until his capture in 1998 and was described by another al Qaeda member as Osama bin Laden's "best friend." According to the Senate Intelligence Committee report, Wali Khan testified that he had knowledge of two "direct meetings" between the leadership of Iraqi Intelligence and Abu Hajer al Iraqi."


This paragraph alone proves both the link between Iraq and Al Qaeda and substantiates that Iraq did indeed have WMD, which they did or were planning to share with Al Qaeda.


16 posted on 07/09/2005 11:20:01 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Which proves that since 1998 - THE DEMOCRATS have known about a connection and ARE LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH that it doesn't exist.

The more I know about these democrats the more angry I become.


23 posted on 07/09/2005 11:36:33 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: FairOpinion

24 posted on 07/09/2005 11:36:43 PM PDT by endthematrix ("an ominous vacancy" fills this space)
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To: FairOpinion; RWR8189; CyberAnt
Re: Osama bin Laden's "best friend?"

I did not know (or confused) that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim = Abu Hajer al Iraqi

He is the guy who infamously beat and blinded a prison guard.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/296fmttq.asp

FR posted this back in 1993:

"A CIA report from a contact with good access, some of whose reporting has been corroborated, said that certain elements in the "Islamic Army" of bin Laden were against the secular regime of Saddam. Overriding the internal factional strife that was developing, bin Laden came to an "understanding" with Saddam that the Islamic Army would no longer support anti-Saddam activities. According to sensitive reporting released in U.S. court documents during the African Embassy trial, in 1993 bin Laden reached an "understanding" with Saddam under which he (bin Laden) forbade al Qaeda operations to be mounted against the Iraqi leader. Another facilitator of the relationship during the mid-1990s was Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim (a.k.a. Abu Hajer al-Iraqi). Abu Hajer, now in a New York prison, was described in court proceedings related to the August 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as bin Laden's "best friend." According to CIA reporting dating back to the Clinton administration, bin Laden trusted him to serve as a liaison with Saddam's regime and tasked him with procurement of weapons of mass destruction for al Qaeda. FBI reporting in the memo reveals that Abu Hajer "visited Iraq in early 1995" and "had a good relationship with Iraqi intelligence. Sometime before mid-1995 he went on an al Qaeda mission to discuss unspecified cooperation with the Iraqi government."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1115387/posts
30 posted on 07/09/2005 11:52:52 PM PDT by endthematrix ("an ominous vacancy" fills this space)
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