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Report Details Saddam's Support for Terrorists Who Killed Americans
NewsMax ^ | 3/14/04 | Limbacher

Posted on 03/14/2004 11:14:37 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Saddam Hussein supplied financial support, training and shelter for an array of deadly terrorist organizations right up until the onset of the Iraq war a year ago, including such notorious groups as Hamas, Ansar al-Islam, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Abu Nidal Organization and the Arab Liberation Front, according to a comprehensive report released by the Hudson Institute.

Titled "Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror," the report details the role played by terrorists supported by Saddam's regime in an array of infamous acts that killed hundreds American citizens both inside and outside the U.S. before and after the Sept. 11 attacks - including the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Palestinian Intifada.

Compiled by Deroy Murdock, a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia and columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, the report details Saddam's support for:

* Abdul Rahman Yasin, who was indicted for mixing the chemicals for the bomb used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six New Yorkers and injured over one thousand. Yasin fled to Baghdad after the attack, where he was given sanctuary and lived for years afterward.

* Khala Khadar al-Salahat, a top Palestinian deputy to Abu Nidal, who reportedly furnished Libyan agents with the Semtex explosive used to blow up Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988. The attack killed all 259 passengers, including 189 Americans. Al-Salahat was in Baghdad last April when he was taken into custody by U.S. Marines.

* Abu Nidal, whose terror organization is credited with dozens of attacks that killed over 400 people, including 10 Americans, and wounding 788 more. Nidal lived in Baghdad from 1999 till August 2002, when he was found shot to death in his state supplied home.

* Abu Abbas, who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship during which wheelchair-bound American Leon Klinghoffer was pushed over the side to his death. U.S. troops captured Abbas in Baghdad last April 14. He died in U.S. custody last week.

* Abu Musab al Zarqawi, who ran an Ansar al-Islam terrorist training camp in northern Iraq and reportedly arranged the October 2002 assassination of U.S. diplomat Lawrence Foley in Jordan. Al Zarqawi is still at large.

* Ramzi Yousef, who entered the U.S. on an Iraqi passport and who was the architect of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing as well as Operation Bojinka - a foiled plot to explode 12 U.S. airliners over the Pacific. Bojinka was later adopted by Yousef's cousin Khalid Shaikh Mohammed as the blueprint for the Sept. 11 attacks.

Arrested in Pakistan in 1995, Yousef is currently serving a triple life sentence in Colorado's Supermax federal lock-up.

* Mahmoud Besharat, the Palestinian businessman who traveled to Baghdad in March 2002 to collect funding for the Palestinian Intifada from Saddam. Besharat and others disbursed the funds in payments of $10,000 to $25,000 to West Bank families of terrorists who died trying to kill Israelis.

After Saddam announced his Intifada reward plan, 28 Palestinian homicide bombers killed 211 Israelis in attacks that also killed 12 Americans. A total of 1,209 people were injured.

For more details on Saddam Hussein's sponsorship of the terrorist networks that killed hundreds of innocent U.S. citizens, go to: http://www.hudson.org/files/publications/murdocksaddamarticle.pdf


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
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1 posted on 03/14/2004 11:14:38 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Like any of this will hit mainstream media.
2 posted on 03/14/2004 11:17:27 AM PST by stylin19a (Is it vietnam yet ?)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Great find! Thanks for posting this.
3 posted on 03/14/2004 11:18:45 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

"I think I found da WMD right here..."

4 posted on 03/14/2004 11:19:10 AM PST by ServesURight (FReecerely Yours,)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Yeah, but there is no Saddam tie to 911/sarcasm.
5 posted on 03/14/2004 11:19:43 AM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: MEG33
A well organized list of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. What else can you call them.
6 posted on 03/14/2004 11:23:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: stylin19a
Like any of this will hit mainstream media.

And like the Republicans will do or say anything to promote this even in the face of the Democrats lying.

7 posted on 03/14/2004 11:38:49 AM PST by qam1 (Tommy Thompson is a Fat-tubby, Fascist)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The non-pdf version of "Saddam Hussein’s Philanthropy of Terror" can be found here..It was written for the Fall 2003 edition of the Hudson Insitute's magazine American Outlook.

http://www.americanoutlook.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=article_detail&id=3153

8 posted on 03/14/2004 11:42:55 AM PST by Lecie
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To: qam1
A little negative there, pal.
9 posted on 03/14/2004 12:34:21 PM PST by EggsAckley (..................That black stuff is hurting us............................)
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To: stylin19a
Who needs the lamestream media when folks have the internet? The lamestream's ratings and circulation figs can keep declining. Suits me.
10 posted on 03/14/2004 12:35:53 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Lecie
Thanks for that !
11 posted on 03/14/2004 12:45:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; *Bush Doctrine Unfold; Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER; Dog; ...
Powerful stuff!


Folks need to see this!
12 posted on 03/14/2004 12:48:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I almost used breaking but with the non-attention received I figured maybe everyone knows what I don't.
13 posted on 03/14/2004 12:54:52 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The herd is off thundering over the hot topic of the moment.

Bits and pieces of what Murdock says have been on FreeRepublic frequently. This ties it together nicely!

But a footnoted article by a major columnist , I don't remember.


14 posted on 03/14/2004 1:09:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
THANK YOU BUMP TO THE TOP!
15 posted on 03/14/2004 1:35:56 PM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: backhoe; Howlin; onyx; Brad's Gramma; DoctorZIn; seamole
ping
16 posted on 03/14/2004 1:46:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wake up America ~ Saddam was/is a bad guy!

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

17 posted on 03/14/2004 1:54:10 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
BUMP IT UP!!!
18 posted on 03/14/2004 1:57:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support Our Troops! ... Thrash the demRats in November!!! ... Beat BoXer!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
BUMP

Thnx 4 the ping E@theB
19 posted on 03/14/2004 1:59:16 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
bump
20 posted on 03/14/2004 1:59:38 PM PST by VOA
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To: blackie; NormsRevenge
See this too:

FR Network/Chapter Leaders to Co-Sponsor "National Day of Vigilance Against Terrorism" on Sept 11

21 posted on 03/14/2004 2:00:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Lecie; Tumbleweed_Connection
Lets make that a clickable link:

Click here for American outlook earlier version non pdf

Click here for later PDF version:

"Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror,"

22 posted on 03/14/2004 2:06:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl; windchime; farmfriend; FairOpinion; anniegetyourgun; Sabertooth; Gritty; F14 Pilot; ...
Sorry for any double pings, but this is a very important document it seems to me.
23 posted on 03/14/2004 2:14:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Oh no this report must be incorrect. The libs and paleos on this forum have assured us that Hussein was just a semi-benevolent tyrant who never harmed anyone outside his own country ...and they probably deserved what they got like those nasty, uppity Kurds. Facts be damned. /sarcasm off.
24 posted on 03/14/2004 4:18:23 PM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: stylin19a
Exactly! And the lamestream feeds the folks who need to hear this...
25 posted on 03/14/2004 6:38:59 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
bttt
26 posted on 03/14/2004 8:50:03 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks for the ping!
27 posted on 03/14/2004 9:07:06 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: All

I know this is an old thread, but I just happened upon and thought you might like this link to a better presentation of the Iraq terror connection:

http://cshink.com/philanthropy_of_terror.htm


28 posted on 07/01/2004 6:24:10 AM PDT by CUnSav
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To: CUnSav; All

Great list of info that needs to be trotted back out again for those STILL insisting Saddam had no terror links.


29 posted on 09/02/2006 9:08:33 PM PDT by ikez78 (www.regimeofterror.com)
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