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Iraq-al-Qaida link revealed Saddam part of 'money-laundering operation' for Islamic terror group
World Net Daily ^ | September 30, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler

Posted on 06/29/2004 3:54:51 PM PDT by GLH3IL

Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States – confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces.

A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaida came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of ways, including financial support spun out through a complex web of financial institutions in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy and elsewhere. Long suspected of having terrorist ties to al-Qaida, they now have been linked to Iraq as well.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0911; alqaedaandiraq; hussein; iraq; terrorism; war
I just came across this. Perhaps some of you have already ready it...kinda old....but man does it make a good case for Iraq involvement in 09/11/2001
1 posted on 06/29/2004 3:54:54 PM PDT by GLH3IL
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How can the government say with a straight face that Saddam didn't know what was going to happen?

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”.

2 posted on 06/29/2004 3:58:34 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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And probably through the UN's corrupt Oil for Food programs.

Maybe that's why the UN is fighting so hard not to release those records.

3 posted on 06/29/2004 4:04:46 PM PDT by QQQQQ
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Say it ain't so...I know Saddam and he is, at his core, a Democrat and would never support terroism...I know this because John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy and Michael Moore and Al Gore would have told me this before now... I certainly do not believe this scurrilous comment.

4 posted on 06/29/2004 4:06:59 PM PDT by MarkT
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oh great ! The 911 commission is wrapping things up, so this & the yellow cake won't make the final report, which will make the commission & the report a totally worthless, expensive Rat infested endeavor.

5 posted on 06/29/2004 4:13:06 PM PDT by stylin19a (parking on the curb is not off-roading)
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To: sauropod

read later

6 posted on 06/29/2004 4:13:31 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: " We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: OrthodoxPresbyterian; P-Marlowe

Potential mega-ping

7 posted on 06/29/2004 4:20:49 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Supporting Bush/Cheney 2004!)
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"...Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaida came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently..." and that goes along with this.......
"Al Qaeda reached an understanding with the government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq."

Saddam's hands were dirty with the terrorist work as were his sons’ bloody hands. The Clinton administration had more clues and intelligence about this, as they were actively consorting with Arafat and other terrorist thugs...but the 9/11 commission failed to tie their old friend Bill and his tall tales to the facts. Saddam did give aid and comfort to al Qaeda and OBL.

8 posted on 06/29/2004 4:21:20 PM PDT by yoe (Organized crime and the name Clinton are synonymous........)
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To: stylin19a

This commission is an attempt to put a cap on the well that would win overwhelming American support for Bush and our war on Terror. Al Quada is the water at the bottom of the well, and Iraq and Saddam were the rock walls that supported and kept the well open.

9 posted on 06/29/2004 4:37:44 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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This is the kind of report that will eventually lead to absolute proof of the reason that the dems and their running dogs in the ultra-left wing media SWAR thay there was no connection between Saddam/Iraq and 9-11/Osama: Saddam was funneling cash through Mark Rich in Switzerland via Saddam's oil vouchers to Wikkie and Al Gore.

Willie and Al agreed to look the other way to avoid doing damage to a Saudi eccentric, OBL, who was playing in the mountains but wasn't really hurting anyone. Saddam paid them lots of cash.

Now, the dems know (at least a select few, the others are just gofers) that they are responsible for 9-11, could have stopped it and took cash not to stop it. Willie is again trying to force us to focus on Monica instead of this crime. The dems are trying to force us not to look over there.

Let's keep this investigation going even if it also proves that the Saudis were involved in these meetings and facilitated the flow of cash to OBL and paid cash to Saddam to fund the front money and use his diplomats to deliver it.

Clinton is dirty on 9-11 and that is why the Commission ignores key evidence (Gorelick) and looks where the dems tell them.

10 posted on 06/29/2004 4:46:19 PM PDT by Tacis (,)
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Will this story show up in the establishment press? I don't know if I agree with Bush not emphasizing this because he's afraid of law suits against Iraq.

11 posted on 06/29/2004 4:48:06 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: rushmom

I'm thinking they're holding back for just the right's a little soon yet for the sheeple to be paying any attention.

12 posted on 06/29/2004 5:50:46 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." Wm Penn)
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To: Tacis

Ha! You are kidding, right?

13 posted on 06/29/2004 6:44:50 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Peach

Nobody seems to remember the Dan Rather interview with Sadam. When asked about 9-11 Sadam said something along the lines of he had every right to defend himself by attacking the US. He did not deny. I would like to see a linguist with a profound knowledge of Sadam's dialect parse what he said rather than a CBS translation.

14 posted on 06/29/2004 6:54:23 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: Poincare

I'd completely forgotten that.

15 posted on 06/29/2004 7:14:10 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I simply can not understand how in the heck anyone in the WhiteHouse or RNC could ever allow ben-Veniste, Zelikow and Gorelick to ignore and whitewash these facts and keep the impression alive that there was no connection between Saddam, alQaeda and 9-11!

I certainly that hope Zell Miller or someone makes a dramatic primetime speech condemning the 911 Commission as politically corrupt and utterly worthless and lays out how the Clinton Admin are responsible for allowing the 9-11 attacks.

16 posted on 06/29/2004 7:31:08 PM PDT by auzerais (Democrats are more concerned with European Socialists LIKING us than w/ Islamo-fascists KILLING us.)
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To: auzerais

Zell can 'zing' them can't he!!!!

Not only was Saddam in cahoots with AQ...but so it would seem is the American Press, the 'Rats, the UN, the French, the Germans, the Russians...not all members of these illustrious groups but enough of them and ones in high places for sure.

17 posted on 06/29/2004 10:49:27 PM PDT by FlashBack (USA...USA...USA...USA...USA...USA...USA...USA...USA...USA..USA...USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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