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The Osama-Saddam Link Confirmed
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 20, 2005 | Captain'sQuartersBlog.com

Posted on 06/20/2005 12:05:35 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

While Western press agencies continue to report years-old allegations of Qu'ran abuse from detainees as if they were new, the Exempt Media completely missed important corroboration from Iraq's new government that Saddam sheltered and even encouraged al-Qaeda terrorists during his reign of terror. CQ reader Jason Smith at Generation Why? notes this revelation from the Italian news portal AKI which confirms that Saddam's regime sponsored an Islamist conference and specifically invited AQ's #2 man and Zarqawi to attend:

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 Al-Douri – then deputy head of the council of the leadership of the revolution - to take part in the congress, along with some 150 other Islamic figures from 50 Muslim countries," Allawi said.

According to Allawi, important information has been gathered regarding the presence of another key terrorist figure operating in Iraq - the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

"The Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi entered Iraq secretly in the same period," Allawi affirmed, "and began to form a terrorist cell, even though the Iraqi services do not have precise information on his entry into the country," he said.

Last week, King Abdullah told a Saudi newspaper that the Jordanians knew Saddam to be sheltering Zarqawi in the last years of the Ba'athist reign of terror and demanded his extradition. Saddam refused to turn Zarqawi over to the Jordanians. Abdullah had been clear on that point; the Ba'athists had not claimed they could not reach him, but that they flatly refused to hand him over.

Last year, Stephen Hayes wrote about the Islamist conference in his book The Connection, which outlined a number of such ties between the Saddam regime and the AQ network, as well as other terrorists. Now that the new Iraqi government has possession of Saddam's old files, they have begun to corroborate Hayes' work. Far from being an enemy to the Islamists, Saddam reached out to the fanatics as an ally in order to covertly support attacks on Western nations, either directly or indirectly. The IIS records that Allawi has on Zawahiri shows that al-Douri -- currently running the ex-Ba'athist insurgency in Iraq -- knew who to contact in order to set up those connections.

Does the Exempt Media report this? Not to my knowledge. They have already set their story line on Saddam and terrorism, and they apparently have no interest in evidence that contradicts it. The media, however, stands willing to report every captured terrorist's claims of abuse as gospel truth, as well as the Amnesty International's hyperbolic rhetoric proclaiming the Gitmo detention center -- which houses illegal combatants captured in battle -- as the equivalent of the Soviet gulag. Small wonder the public continues to lose confidence in the integrity and the objectivity of American media outlets.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911wasaninsidejob; alqaeda; alqaedaandiraq; cary; iraq; michaelmoore; osama; saddam; wariniraq; waronterror; waronterrorisajoke; zawahiri
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1 posted on 06/20/2005 12:05:35 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

What a suprise


2 posted on 06/20/2005 12:06:58 PM PDT by MassachusettsGOP (Massachusetts Republican....A rare breed indeed)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump


3 posted on 06/20/2005 12:08:48 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: West Coast Conservative

No big surprise here, but the MSM wouldn't report it honestly if there were pictures of Osama and Saddam side-by-side at a camel-screw.


4 posted on 06/20/2005 12:09:03 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
They believe that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Of course there were connections.

-Eric

5 posted on 06/20/2005 12:09:12 PM PDT by E Rocc (If God is watching us, we can at least try to be entertaining)
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To: Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; Conspiracy Guy; NYC GOP Chick; MeekOneGOP; Fedora; OSHA; ...

bump


6 posted on 06/20/2005 12:09:28 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Can't wait to see this lead on CBS tonight, and wait, and wait.


7 posted on 06/20/2005 12:09:52 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: West Coast Conservative

Saddam was a nice leader.
Life in Iraq was idyllic.
Electricity and clean water were abundant.
Kite-flying was the national pastime.
Saddam hated terrorists, especially Osama.
George Bush lied, people died.


8 posted on 06/20/2005 12:09:54 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Send Bolton to the UN!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

To the right, no further evidence is required. To the America hating left, no amount of evidence will suffice.


9 posted on 06/20/2005 12:10:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Yes, but Saddam himself said that he doesn't know Osama.


10 posted on 06/20/2005 12:12:56 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Three guys walked into a bar. The fourth one ducked.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ordinary claims require Extraordinary evidence........


11 posted on 06/20/2005 12:13:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: West Coast Conservative

BTTT


12 posted on 06/20/2005 12:13:50 PM PDT by RushCrush (More people died in Teddy's Oldsmobile than have died at Gitmo.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Not to distrust the source, but the CIA (yes our government run spy agency) has long debunked the rumor that Zaqari (whatever) and Saddam were buddies.


13 posted on 06/20/2005 12:14:58 PM PDT by Greenback_dollar
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To: West Coast Conservative

Whole bunch of bad guys named Al. I say we nuke the whole place from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...


14 posted on 06/20/2005 12:15:58 PM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Semper Paratus
Can't wait to see this lead on CBS tonight,

(((((CRICKETS CHIRPING...))))

15 posted on 06/20/2005 12:16:03 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: RushCrush
More people died in Teddy's Oldsmobile than have died at Gitmo.

Great tagline!

16 posted on 06/20/2005 12:18:49 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier
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To: Gucho; TexKat; gatorbait; blackie; A. Pole; jb6; texasflower; MeekOneGOP


17 posted on 06/20/2005 12:19:15 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (W moich zainteresowaniach naukowych fascynowała mnie zawsze prawda o człowieku: ta objawiona i ta na)
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To: MassachusettsGOP; Blood of Tyrants; Greenback_dollar; E Rocc; RushCrush; King Prout; SunkenCiv

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006009771X/qid=1119295047/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-2413740-8674505


18 posted on 06/20/2005 12:19:19 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham (,)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Perhaps we should look closer at that Michael Moore propaganda about kite flying in Iraq...it just may well have been Al Qaeda in the background. Wouldn't that be ironic!
19 posted on 06/20/2005 12:20:45 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Peach

Link "ping"


20 posted on 06/20/2005 12:22:03 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: West Coast Conservative

The media, however, stands willing to report every captured terrorist's claims of abuse as gospel truth, as well as the Amnesty International's hyperbolic rhetoric proclaiming the Gitmo detention center ...

Ummmmm, wasn't it the MSM that went to the Viet Cong to undermine the Swift Boat Vets? Is anyone seeing a pattern here?

21 posted on 06/20/2005 12:22:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (Deep Throat(s) -- top level FBI officials playing cub reporters for suckers.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The Mainstream Media responds:


22 posted on 06/20/2005 12:22:32 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: gridlock

Hehehehe.....thank you, Corporal Hicks, for your keen analysis of the situation.


23 posted on 06/20/2005 12:22:54 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: Greenback_dollar

Never said they were "buddies". But it is well known that Saddam offered safe haven to terrorists.


24 posted on 06/20/2005 12:25:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: My2Cents

My2Cents - thank you so very much for remembering my interest in this matter.

I will add it to my list.

And for those who haven't seen it, below is a link which lists, chronologically, the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam. Something the MSM wrote about extensively in the 90's but would prefer we forget.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1327993/posts


25 posted on 06/20/2005 12:26:40 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

You've done a stellar job with those links.


26 posted on 06/20/2005 12:27:50 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: highlander_UW
Perhaps we should look closer at that Michael Moore propaganda about kite flying in Iraq...

Those were probably pictures of Iraq's latest aerial assault weapon for dispersing chemical weapons.

27 posted on 06/20/2005 12:30:04 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: XenaLee

What do you expect from a grunt?


28 posted on 06/20/2005 12:40:40 PM PDT by jayef (e)
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To: West Coast Conservative
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Will add article to Connect the Dots...Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

See also HUSSEINandTERROR.com
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29 posted on 06/20/2005 12:41:08 PM PDT by christie
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To: anonymoussierra
The Osama-Saddam Link Confirmed


Bump - Thank you.
30 posted on 06/20/2005 12:43:38 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: Gucho

I'll bump to that.


31 posted on 06/20/2005 12:44:33 PM PDT by GEC
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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Why, Oh why...

...did the CLINTONS refuse 3 Free Offers from the Sudan during the 1990's to give us our No. 1 Terrorist Enemy OSAMA bin LADEN on a silver platter...

...thus allowing him to hit us really hard here at home after they left the White House..?


Why, Oh why...

....did the CLINTONS support our No. 1 Terrorist Enemy, Communist North Vietnam's Dictator HO CHI MINH, against us during the Vietnam War..?


The Enemy is now Within...
and always has been.

.


32 posted on 06/20/2005 12:47:35 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Peach; My2Cents

thank you


33 posted on 06/20/2005 12:59:02 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (W moich zainteresowaniach naukowych fascynowała mnie zawsze prawda o człowieku objawiona i ta nie)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Thanks for the post. It is a rehash, but most certainly worth repeating over and over, for those that just don't want it to sink in that Saddam supported terrorist, and allowed them in his country in a few areas to set up shop. No way around the facts that have been voiced over and over for over two years now.


34 posted on 06/20/2005 1:05:29 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bump


35 posted on 06/20/2005 1:07:15 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It may be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

BTTT


36 posted on 06/20/2005 1:10:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: anonymoussierra

Good stuff ~ Bump!


37 posted on 06/20/2005 1:11:32 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Greenback_dollar
Not to distrust the source, but the CIA (yes our government run spy agency) has long debunked the rumor that Zaqari (whatever) and Saddam were buddies.

Yes, and Mark Felt, former #2 man at the FBI, denied talking to Woodward and Bernstein for about 30 years, until he finally came clean.

The notion that people in the government wouldn't lie in order to cover their rear ends is so 1950s.

38 posted on 06/20/2005 1:14:38 PM PDT by jpl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ronnie, do you really need an answer to those questions? (I suspect being rhetorical, and we all know the answers.)


39 posted on 06/20/2005 1:15:27 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: West Coast Conservative

This looks similar to one of my former posts. Glad to see that someone in the media is looking into this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1410104/posts


40 posted on 06/20/2005 1:15:58 PM PDT by AlwaysFree ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill)
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To: anonymoussierra

You are more than welcome, anonymoussierra. I'm glad to "see" you!


41 posted on 06/20/2005 1:25:57 PM PDT by Peach
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To: texas_mrs


Bump


42 posted on 06/20/2005 1:27:17 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: West Coast Conservative

The links between Saddam and Al Qaeda were there.

In invading Iraq, we tripped the wire that drove them into an active collaboration - in the insurgency.

The War in Iraq is now the major battle in the global war on terror.

We win in Iraq, the GWOT is winnable.
We lose in Iraq, and we face decades of fighting terrorism.

Our choice. We need to do whatever it takes.


43 posted on 06/20/2005 1:39:28 PM PDT by WOSG (Liberating Iraq - http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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To: Greenback_dollar

" long debunked the rumor that Zaqari (whatever) and Saddam were buddies"

If you don't know the difference between Zarqawi (running the Iraq terrorist groups) and Zawahiri (AQ #2, understudy to bin Laden), you are just spouting ignorance and FUD.

This story is about ZAWAHIRI.


44 posted on 06/20/2005 1:42:39 PM PDT by WOSG (Liberating Iraq - http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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To: My2Cents

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Why, Oh why...

...don't ABC-NBC-CBS-PBS-CNN also know about the CLINTONS' refusing 3 OSAMA offers from the Sudan, that if taken would have stopped the Attacks of September 11, 2001 ahead of time..?

Why, Oh why...

...aren't the American People being informed about all this..?

.


45 posted on 06/20/2005 2:22:49 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: My2Cents

LOL!


46 posted on 06/20/2005 2:29:30 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: backhoe; piasa

Ping.


47 posted on 06/20/2005 2:38:28 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Peach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1426836/posts

thank you"Peach"


48 posted on 06/20/2005 2:57:23 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (W moich zainteresowaniach naukowych fascynowała mnie zawsze prawda o człowieku.)
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To: clee1

Is a camel screw like bum F--k Egypt.


49 posted on 06/20/2005 3:31:44 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: West Coast Conservative

This report will of course have no effect on the MSM's coverage and depiction of events. Nor will it affect all the deniers on this forum who still shriek about the "lack" of wmds. Simply put, Saddam Hussein was a huge suppporter of international islamo-fascist terror and a severe threat to our security. He was dealt with in the correct fashion. Period.


50 posted on 06/20/2005 3:37:36 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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