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To: No Blue States
Thanks No Blue States.

As another European said before me, "This is not time to go wobbly."

There is much made about European appeasement, and rightly so. But, this war will be won or lost in America, and I hope America is up for it.

12 posted on 04/30/2004 9:58:48 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
With the handover just 8 weeks away we will be tested many times in short order. And beyond that date.

We all knew, and have been warned repeatedly that this wouldnt be easy,quick or simple.

I hope America is up for it too, it sure would help if our media and the left didnt promote defeat.

But what scares me most is the majority of negative posts on FR today.

24 posted on 04/30/2004 10:05:47 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Eurotwit
I hope we're up for it too.

Iraq's connections to AQ go back nearly 14 years. In their own state run newspaper they talked in July 2001 about what was coming to America. I doubt OBL told Saddam just to gossip. As well, Saddam went into a bunker in August and didn't emerge until October. His troops were put on military alert, the highest since the Gulf War, at that time as well.

Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladin.” (July 21, 2001)

In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.”

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.

Maybe some of the naysayers who are worried about this turning into a Vietnam should remember that freedom isn't free.

Some links below may help those who didn't previously understand Saddam's links with Osama Bin Laden and AQ.

The first link is an article which compiled dozens of headlines from the 90's which reflect the world's concern about the growing relationship between Saddam and bin Laden.

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Re: Al Qaeda-Iraqi relationship proven beyond any doubt.
To Peach | 04/27/2004 11:03:21 AM EDT sent

Hi, Jeane -

I do have a set of links of OBL/Saddam. I'll compile a few here and then if you want more, let me know.

Mary Beth

List of newspaper article in the 90's linking OBL and Saddam:

Son of Saddam coordinates OBL activities:

The AQ connection (excellent):

Western Nightmare:,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam's link to OBL:

NYT: Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate:

Document linking them:

Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it:

A federal judge rules there are links:

Wall Street Journal on Iraq and AQ:

Iraq and Iran contact OBL:


Saddam's AQ connection:

Further connections:

What a court of law said about the connections:

Some miscellaneous stuff on connections:

29 posted on 04/30/2004 10:06:56 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Eurotwit
Sadr is trying to help us:

Iraqi Cleric: America Is Enemy of Islam (Sadr speaks )

44 posted on 04/30/2004 10:24:10 AM PDT 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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