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  • Yes, The Iraq War and the 911 Attacks ARE Related

    09/11/2009 7:06:01 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 1 replies · 313+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 9/11/09 | Scott Malensek
    History-like hindsight-is supposed to be 20:20, but the deliberate partisan, political divide regarding the invasion of Iraq makes that hard. It’s not a new phenomenon. Conspiracy theories-often fueled by politics-still rage over the 911 attacks and the invasion of Iraq. To that end, even if one believes the relationship between Iraq War and 911 attacks is a conspiracy theory, it’s worthwhile to examine if for no other reason than harvesting a better understanding.
  • Yes, The Iraq War and the 9/11 Attacks ARE Related

    09/11/2009 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 920+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-09 | Scott Malensek
    History-like hindsight-is supposed to be 20:20, but the deliberate partisan, political divide regarding the invasion of Iraq makes that hard. It's not a new phenomenon. Long ago it was said that the true story of a war can't be told until the last of its veterans has passed away, and only a few months ago did the last World War One veteran go to his great reward. For decades after the Civil War (and some would argue even today) the debate raged on, and the healing of Southern Reconstruction didn't really start culturally until the unity of the Spanish-American War...
  • Saddam, al Qaeda question and the CIA

    08/14/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 41 replies · 1,581+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8-14-09 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Assertions relating to the Saddam Hussein/al-Qaeda controversy have filled countless news articles and books and cannot be completely recapped and answered in a few articles. But despite all of the ink and bandwidth spent on the topic, there are additional questions yet to be fully explored in the eyes of many. When one attempts to dig on questions, such as what meetings actually took place between Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaeda members — where they took place and when, and what was discussed — the CIA emerges as one of, if not the major, intelligence players involved in public discussion...
  • Revisiting the Saddam Hussein/Al-Qaeda Relationship (For those who still care about history)

    08/14/2009 6:43:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 803+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/14/2009 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Assertions relating to the Saddam Hussein/al-Qaeda controversy have filled countless news articles and books and cannot be completely recapped and answered in a few articles. But despite all of the ink and bandwidth spent on the topic, there are additional questions yet to be fully explored in the eyes of many. When one attempts to dig on questions, such as what meetings actually took place between Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaeda members — where they took place and when, and what was discussed — the CIA emerges as one of, if not the major, intelligence players involved in public discussion...
  • Former Interrogator Reveals Saddam’s 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...
  • ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse for Socialized Medicine - Why Medicare-style insurance will kill our...

    06/22/2009 10:34:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 748+ views
    Reason ^ | June 19, 2009 | Shikha Dalmia
    Why Medicare-style insurance will kill our health care system President George W. Bush concocted the connection between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein to justify the Iraq invasion. Now President Barack Obama is concocting an equally fantastical theory to justify a de facto government takeover of health care.He is claiming that the way to slash health care costs and achieve universal coverage is by creating a Medicare-style government insurance plan that is open to everyone. In the world that Obama and other universal health care advocates inhabit, Medicare allegedly has done a far superior job than private plans of keeping a lid...
  • Cheney: No 'evidence' of Iraq, 9/11 link

    06/02/2009 6:30:23 PM PDT · by americanophile · 34 replies · 1,749+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 2, 2009 | Andy Barr
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney says there was “never any evidence” that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq played any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. “On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9/11, there was never any evidence to prove that,” Cheney said during an interview Monday night with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “There was some reporting early on, for example, that Mohammed Atta had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence official,” Cheney said. “But that was never borne out.” In a 2003 interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Cheney...
  • Iraq Prime Minister Says There Is Now Proof of Ties Between Saddam’s Regime and Al Queda (2003)

    05/02/2009 1:01:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 1,599+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 9:22 am | Scott
    Maybe now that President Obama’s in charge of the war in Iraq, and there’s no need to lie, distort, or half quote truths to oppose the war (can’t oppose it if it’s run by a Democrat)…maybe now people will realize: 1) the matter was never closed by any investigation 2) there’s hundreds of times more information demonstrating ties than there is dismissing them BAGHDAD — The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki said Al Qaida worked closely with former operatives in Saddam Hussein regime. Officials said leading members of the Al Qaida network have coordinated operations with Saddam...
  • Al Qaeda and Saddam linked - new evidence

    12/09/2008 7:38:41 AM PST · by veerite · 12 replies · 706+ views
    http://lfairmont.wordpress.com/ ^ | 12/8/2008 | Right Winger
    I had posted about this before. I wrote an article last March that was published on American Thinker. I just completed my book The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida. For more info: http://lfairmont.wordpress.com/ My agent is looking for a traditional publisher, but in the meantime I have self-published. The book is primarily sourced from Iraqi documents retrieved by the US military in Iraq. The media has suppressed the truth. I have Saddam talking about al Qaida being in Iraq in 1995. I have new evidence about WMDs and Saddam saying he gave the order for the...
  • WashPo claims: Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11 In Talk to Troops in Alaska

    09/11/2008 10:59:55 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 39 replies · 331+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The idea that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein helped al-Qaeda plan the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a view once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. But it is widely agreed that militants allied...
  • 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) don’t believe them. They simply are exposing a deadly ignorance. 3 Responses to “In 1999, Saddam Linked To Al Qaeda”
  • 2002 Memo Continues to Show Saddam’s 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 there’s another document showing that Saddam’s regime was not only willing to work with Al Queda groups, but in fact did so.  This time, it’s a 2002 memo from Saddam’s regime to Al Queda’s 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>
  • No Evidence Of A Saddam - Osama Link?

    02/11/2007 2:12:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 46 replies · 3,526+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-07 | Curt
    Via Powerline we get this trip down memory lane. 1999 to be exact. It's a ABC news report which details all the connections between Saddam and Osama, of course this was before Bush came along and "cooked" the books according to the NYT's. First the video: (See it here) Now take a look at the new NYT's editorial: It took far too long, but a report by the Pentagon inspector general has finally confirmed that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s do-it-yourself intelligence office cooked up a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda to help justify an unjustifiable war. The report said...
  • al-Qaeda’s 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 (there’s 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 1990’s. Gateway Pundit has a link to a recent news article out of Iraq showing evidence that Saddam Hussein continued his ties with Zawahiri after...
  • Harboring al Qaeda ( What the new Senate Intelligence Report says about Saddam's hospitality)

    06/09/2008 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 337+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/10/2008 12:00:00 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE has once again released a report claiming that the Bush administration hyped prewar intelligence. The so-called Phase Two report is supposed to investigate the Bush administration's handling of prewar intelligence. In reality, the report is little more than yet another attempt by partisan Democrats to make political hay out of flawed prewar intelligence. (The only Republicans to endorse the report were two of the Senate's most liberal GOP members.) The committee focused exclusively on prewar statements by Bush administration officials, ignoring similar statements by leading Democrats. Therefore, the report is intended to portray the Bush administration...
  • Report accuses Bush of misrepresenting Iraq intel

    06/06/2008 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 289+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | June 6, 2008 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON - A new Senate report gives a fresh shot of adrenaline to the election-year debate over the Iraq war. President Bush and his top officials deliberately misrepresented secret intelligence to make the case to invade Iraq, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The panel put a new spin on old charges, comparing claims made in five speeches by top Bush administration officials with intelligence reports. The committee says officials wrongly linked Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11 attacks and al-Qaida; claimed Iraq would give terrorist groups chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, and said Iraq was developing drone aircraft to...
  • Laurie Mylroie: Writing Blind - A response to Andy McCarthy.

    05/06/2008 4:47:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 864+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 06, 2008 | Laurie Mylroie
    May 06, 2008, 4:00 a.m. Writing BlindA response to Andy McCarthy. By Laurie Mylroie In a mixed review of Andrew McCarthy’s Willful Blindness, I criticized the book for slighting the role of states in terrorism. McCarthy’s outsize response — a 3,000-word pejorative/adjective-laden assault in National Review Online — suggests the review hit upon a significant and sensitive point. Extensive name-calling typically obscures a weak argument, or at least attempts to do so, even as this debate involves the national-security issue of the day, including why the United States is engaged in its most serious military campaign in three decades...
  • 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...
  • Not What They Supposed - The terror connection missed by the Clintonistas

    04/05/2008 8:59:28 AM PDT · by GVnana · 35 replies · 311+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/14/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Not What They Supposed The terror connection missed by the Clintonistas. by Stephen F. Hayes Four months after the start of the Iraq war, two former senior Clinton administration national security officials took to the pages of the New York Times to demand accountability for the Bush administration's claims about Iraq and terrorism. Or, as they put it in their opening sentence, "Iraq's supposed links to terrorists." Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon wrote that the Bush administration's assertions about Iraqi support for terrorism were "suspect" and demanded scrutiny. One sure way to know the truth about Iraq and terrorism, they...
  • On Saddam’s Order

    03/26/2008 7:24:42 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 38 replies · 1,028+ views
    National Review ^ | 3-26-08 | Mark Eichenlaub
    The Iraqi tyrant didn’t “just” aid anti-American terrorist groups; he explicitly ordered them to attack. By Mark Eichenlaub Links. Ties. Operational links. Sponsorship. These terms have vastly different meanings to different members of the media when they discuss relations between Saddam Hussein’s regime and the al-Qaeda network. This became clear yet again last week when news outlets reported on the Department of Defense-sponsored Iraqi Perspectives Project (all five volumes of which are now available here). The vast majority of news reports focused on a single sentence that was incorrectly taken to mean that no ties, links, relations or connections of...
  • WSJ: Saddam-terrorist connections get no media coverage

    03/24/2008 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 1,465+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 24, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Wall Street Journal’s editors took the time to read the Pentagon report on the connections between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups, and wonder why the national media have ignored the story. The analysis of the Harmony documents got initially misreported, and after the Pentagon released the full analysis, few if any news agencies opted to correct the initial distortions they published — and the WSJ says that leaves Americans misinformed: Five years on, few Iraq myths are as persistent as the notion that the Bush Administration invented a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Yet a new Pentagon...
  • Saddam’s Files, They Show Terror Plots, But Raise New Questions About Some Media Claims

    03/24/2008 8:57:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 1,643+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-23-08 | Scott Malensek
    Every day there seems to be yet another example of lazy journalism or slanted reporting on this latest Pentagon report about ties between Saddam's regime and terrorists. This time, it's Newsweek. I hate to make a long post, but...sometimes it's necessary. “Saddam’s Files, They show terror plots, but raise new questions about some U.S. claims”Let's go to the woodshed.... President Bush said lots of things about Saddam Hussein in the run-up to the Iraq War. But few of his charges grabbed more attention than an unscripted remark he made at a Texas political fund-raiser on Sept. 26, 2002. "After all,...
  • Saddam's Terror Links (He Had Links to al Qaeda)

    03/24/2008 7:03:11 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 March 2008 | Editoria Staff
    Five years on, few Iraq myths are as persistent as the notion that the Bush Administration invented a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Yet a new Pentagon report suggests that Iraq's links to world-wide terror networks, including al Qaeda, were far more extensive than previously understood.Naturally, it's getting little or no attention. Press accounts have been misleading or outright distortions, while the Bush Administration seems indifferent. Even John McCain has let the study's revelations float by. But that doesn't make the facts any less notable or true. The redacted version of "Saddam and Terrorism" is the most definitive...
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends

    03/24/2008 7:48:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies · 513+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/24/08 | Stephen F. Hayes
    This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic Jihad was one of many jihadist groups that Iraq's former dictator funded, trained, equipped, and armed.
  • LA Times Has Hit Piece on McCain — Which Resurrects Old Canards About Ties Between Saddam & Al-Qaeda

    03/23/2008 8:04:23 PM PDT · by jdm · 11 replies · 780+ views
    Patterico ^ | March 23, 2008 | Staff
    The L.A. Times saves space on its Sunday front page for a hit piece on John McCain. The main thrust of the piece is to say, in essence, “Nyaah, nyaah, John McCain said that Iraq would be a cakewalk, but it wasn’t.” A little context would be nice. Plenty of liberals were surprised at how easily we overran Baghdad and kicked Saddam out of power. Indeed, plenty of liberals — including Bill Richardson, a strong contender for the second spot on Obama’s ticket — were surprised at how quickly we overran Kabul. So yeah, like most of the rest of...
  • The Truth About Saddam and Terrorism

    03/20/2008 8:28:38 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 776+ views
    Human Events ^ | 19 March 08 | Christopher Holton
    Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had extensive ties to terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, according to an official report published by the Pentagon’s Institute for Defense Analyses and released through the Joint Forces Command. That report, Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents, came up with some startling revelations in its 59 pages:
  • Iraqi Documents Show al Qaeda Ties

    03/21/2008 11:53:46 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 23 replies · 1,143+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 21, 2008 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iraqi Documents Show al Qaeda Ties by Kenneth R. Timmerman A much-publicized report released by the Pentagon last week details the extensive ties between the regime of Saddam Hussein and a wide variety of international terrorist organizations, including Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. “Despite their incompatible long-term goals, many terrorist movements and Saddam found a common enemy in the United States,” the report’s authors at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) state. But instead of reporting on this conclusion, most of the media accounts have focused on a single sentence that appears in the executive summary, stating that the report’s...
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends [Iraq links to terrorism]

    03/19/2008 4:12:54 PM PDT · by BamaFan · 14 replies · 1,074+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Mar | Stephen F. Hayes
    Saddam's Dangerous Friends What a Pentagon review of 600,000 Iraqi documents tells us. By Stephen F. Hayes This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic...
  • 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, that’s 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 it’s 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...
  • 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 Standard’s 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...
  • Saddam’s Terror Ties, and the New York Times’ Lies

    03/17/2008 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 6 replies · 612+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 17, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    A review of more than 600,000 documents seized from the possession of Saddam Hussein has concluded that Saddam did indeed have significant contacts with various terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda. Just like President Bush said before the liberation of Iraq in 2003. If you read the New York Times, you don’t know this is true. In fact, you think the opposite is true, because the Times wrote a story about the report that can only be described as a complete lie. Here is how the Times headlined its story: “Study Finds No Qaeda-Hussein Tie” Here is the lead: There was...
  • Report Shows Link Between Saddam and al-Qaeda: Mainstream Media Wrong Again

    03/17/2008 5:35:54 AM PDT · by radar101 · 14 replies · 818+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 17 March 2008 | Tim Wilson
    The latest Iraq Perspectives Project report sponsored by a Department of Defense agency has caused considerable interest in the mainstream media. However, this interest has shown yet another weakness in their journalistic systems. Apparently their proof reading is not very good as they consistently added a negative into the headlines, when they surely meant the opposite. How else does one explain the headlines covering a report which starts with the following sentence: “The Iraqi Perspectives Project (IPP) review of captured Iraqi documents uncovered strong evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism.” The actual report...
  • Al Qaeda Document: Zarqawi Came to Iraq Before The War To Prepare The Fight Against U.S

    03/16/2008 2:49:59 PM PDT · by jveritas · 253 replies · 8,760+ views
    Al Qaeda document | March 16 2008 | jveritas
    On February 17 2008, Al-Ekhlaas which is the largest terrorist forum on the internet published an Al Qaeda document that talks about the life of Abou Musaab Al Zarqawi and indicates that Zarqawi came to Iraq before the war to prepare the terrorist insurgency against the US troops. According to the document Zarqawi arrived to the Sunni areas in central Iraq. This document was written by one of Al Qaeda top leaders called “Saif Al Adel”. There were many accounts about Zarqawi presence in Iraq before the war in particular in Northern Iraq with “Ansar Al Islam” an active Al...
  • Connecting the Dots: Saddam and Al Qaeda

    03/16/2008 6:41:13 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 26 replies · 765+ views
    The mainstream media seemed to conclude that there were absolutely no ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda, but is that necessarily true? William Kristol, Stephen Hayes, Eli Lake and others pore over the documents released and show that is not exactly the case.
  • Pentagon Report Confirms Saddam’s Regime Supported al Qaida

    03/15/2008 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 1,125+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-15-08 | Scott Malensek
    This week opponents of the war were given a treat. They were told-in a single article-based on a single anonymous source-that a report which hadn’t been released said there was never any ties between Saddam Hussein’s regime and the al-Qaida network of terrorist groups. Millions of the war’s opponents were instantly elated with glee at the idea that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with the war against the al-Qaida terrorist network; that the invasion was completely disconnected from any threat to the United States. Disregarding the misplaced glee for a moment, let’s face some facts. The report...
  • Saddam supported at least two al-Qaeda groups: Pentagon

    03/14/2008 6:51:58 AM PDT · by jdm · 23 replies · 1,047+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2008 | by 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, that’s 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 it’s 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...
  • Saddam had “no operational ties” to AQ: Pentagon

    03/11/2008 5:56:52 AM PDT · by jdm · 205 replies · 5,200+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    A new study commissioned by the Pentagon has reviewed over 600,000 documents captured in the invasion of Iraq, and the analysis shows no evidence of operational ties between Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaeda. It did find operational ties and more between Saddam and other terrorist groups, however, which will likely be lost in an avalanche of I-told-you-sos: An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein’s regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network.The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release later this...
  • The War Card [Soros and "Bush lied"]

    02/01/2008 4:45:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-1-08 | John Perazzo
    The War Card   By John PerazzoFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, February 01, 2008 The New York Times now tells us that a new study entitled “The War Card” has determined authoritatively that during the months leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, top officials in the Bush administration—including the president himself—made “hundreds of claims, mostly discredited since then, linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda or warning that he possessed forbidden weapons.” The Times did not report that the study had been conducted by an organization that received more than $1.62 million from George Soros in the last few...
  • Gore criticizes Bush for ignoring Iraq's ties to terrorism (Flashback video)

    09/30/2007 7:41:26 AM PDT · by mnehring · 61 replies · 747+ views
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9JE48XHKG64
  • September 2007 updates: Hussein and terrorism

    09/08/2007 1:43:39 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 18 replies · 701+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | September 8, 2007 | Mark E.
    Over the past few months a number of stories related to the former Iraqi regime's links to terrorism have developed. Recently, former top aide of Saddam Hussein, Izzat al Douri, was said to have renounced his alliance with al Qaeda. What isn't being asked is how can Al Douri, who once told TIME of cooperating with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, be "breaking" from al Qaeda if Baathists would not be willing to work with al Qaeda to begin with? In a related story, former Iraqi PM (and former Baath party member) Iyad Allawi's connections to information about members of the former...
  • Saddam behind 9/11 ? 40% of Americans ARE RIGHT to think so

    08/20/2007 1:10:57 AM PDT · by drzz · 38 replies · 1,780+ views
    VIDEO ^ | 08 20 2007 | drzz
    A recent poll shows that 40% of Americans think Saddam is behind the 9/11 attacks. Despite the MSM propaganda and the US establishment denials, it proves that a solid proportion of the folks is not easy to fool. Many FReepers and American citizens have been amazed how the US establishment buried the story of the links between Al-Qaeda and Iraq, despite overhelming evidences of ties between the two. Many people don't understand how the FBI could still claim to have NO IDEA of who committed the anthrax attacks against the United States, despite the gravity of this event. Many people...
  • PBS, NY Times & Scott Ritter promoted false history in Iraq

    08/19/2007 11:06:49 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 41 replies · 2,041+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 8/19/07 | Chris Donohoe
    PBS, NY Times & Scott Riter promoted false history in Iraq Have you seen this CNS news report posted at Laurie Mylroie's website? If you havent yet its time you should http://www.lauriemylroie.com/ CNSNews Report: Saddam Had WMD, Extensive Terror Ties By Scott Wheeler The senior government official and source of the Iraqi intelligence memos, explained that the reason the documents have not been made public before now is that the government has ‘thousands and thousands of documents waiting to be translated Quote from the article “M14 is a reference to Iraqi intelligence directorate of special operations. The Iraqi documents obtained...
  • 40% of Americans Believe Saddam Behind 9/11

    08/19/2007 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Simon Bank · 40 replies · 639+ views
    iraqslogger.com ^ | 06/25/2007 | www.iraqslogger.com
    Many Americans have lingering confusion about Iraq's role in the 9/11 attacks, a new Newsweek study reveals. For its "What You Need to Know" cover story, Newsweek found troubling gaps in knowledge of the 1,001 adult Americans who participated in a poll to test their knowledge of politics, foreign affairs, business, technology and popular culture. As the poll summary reports: "The results were mixed, to be charitible." Even today, more than four years into the war in Iraq, as many as four in 10 Americans (41 percent) still believe Saddam Hussein’s regime was directly involved in financing, planning or carrying...
  • (Al Qaeda & Saddam connection Video) Mullah Krekar Interview

    08/13/2007 8:14:05 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 28 replies · 901+ views
    Insight News Television presents a film on Ansar al-Islam - the radical Islamic militia named by US Secretary of State Colin Powell in his speach to the UN. He said it was one of the missing links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Our reporter, Jonathan Miller, spent two days with Ansar's leader, Mullah Krekar. Krekar's an Iraqi Kurd, but is today living in Norway, which granted his family political asylum ten years ago. Refugee status hasn't stopped him from returning regularly to Northern Iraq to wage jihad and commit human rights abuses against his own people. Krekar set...
  • Yet Another Captured al-Qaeda Member Confirms UBL Had Camps In Saddam's Iraq

    08/12/2007 10:49:14 AM PDT · by Renfield · 77 replies · 2,316+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 8-12-07 | Scott Malensk
    For those counting, this is at least the sixth confirmation of this. ABC News led the way with three reports from captured AQ and captured IIS guys immediately after the invasion. (h/t Amy Proctor) The political rhetoric says that these camps were not in Saddam's Iraq but in the Kurdish north. What that ignores is that the camps were certainly not at all allied with the Kurds, but against them, and were acting with Saddam's help. Politicians often try to point to Senate Intelligence Committee reports claiming there were no ties etc., but these reports are: 1. Political reports not...
  • Saddam-AQ videos about the connection

    08/07/2007 7:53:08 AM PDT · by drzz · 6 replies · 618+ views
    Blog ^ | 08 07 2007 | drzz
    Saddam- Al Qaeda VIDEOS library (MUST SEE) MUST SEE VIDEOS ABOUT SADDAM - AQ CONNECTION Documentaries from Freeper drzz: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1sx7x_saddams-secrets_news http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwD3DCiIpO8&eurl= -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clips from American television news and politics (1992, 1999 and 2003) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWFWCg1BdRg&eurl= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JE48XHKG64&eurl= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyEeQJN2uVQ&eurl= -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salman Pak documentaries from Freepers future F22 pilot & April15Bendovr) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvTAePg6nc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybvc2RcbZKw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-0u9Cbkds
  • (Freeper Youtube Video) Salman Pak The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection (Where are all the FReepers?)

    08/05/2007 10:11:49 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 186 replies · 2,376+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2007
    This video has been posted for 4 days with only 68 views and zero comments on youtube. We wont get any recognition or notoriety unless comments are left and people visit. Jveritas has stated "This is an important video that two of our freepers worked very hard on it, "April15bendovr" and "F22Futurepilot". It shows the strong connections between Saddam and Islamic terrorists including Al Qaeda." Now according to our latest Freeper poll titled (7/26) Is the "Surge" working? 135 members state they don't know if our surge is working. 107 members state they are Doubtful it is working. 98 members...
  • Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

    08/01/2007 10:56:57 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,692+ views
    8/2/07
    Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson Mark Eichenlaub interview with LT Buzz Patterson “al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri’s trip to Baghdad in 1998 (in which he received $300,000, possibly from Saddam Hussein himself), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s medical trip to Baghdad in 2002 and the terrorist training that took place in the Salman Pak camp.” Dr. Mylroie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and her B.A. from Cornell. She was an Assistant Professor in Harvard's Political Science Department, before becoming an Associate Professor in the Strategy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Subsequently, she was a member of the...