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Posted on 01/25/2005 5:55:38 AM PST by Peach
Sen. Boxer intends to repeat her charges against Condi Rice today on the floor of the Senate.
Among those charges is the lie that Iraq and Al Qaeda did not have a relationship.
The mainstream media wrote dozens of articles in the 90's about the world's alarm at the growing relationship between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
Saddam's Fingerprints on NY Bombing
June 28, 1993. The Wall Street Journal. Laurie Mylroie
The Clinton Justice Department's indictment against OBL in federal court which mentions the terrorist's connections to Iraq.
November 4, 1998. The federal indictment
Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate. The federal indictment against OBL working in concert with Iraq and Iran is mentioned.
November 1998. The New York Times
Saddam reaching out to OBL
January 1, 1999. Newsweek
ABC news reports on the Osama/Saddam connections
January 14, 1999. ABC News
Osama and Saddam Work Together
January 27, 1999. Laurie Mylroie interview. She is a former Clinton terrorism czar.
Western Nightmare: Saddam and OBL versus the World. Iraq recruited OBL.
February 6, 1999. The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,798270,00.html
Saddam's Link to OBL
February 6, 1999. The Guardian
Saddam offered asylum to bin Laden
February 13, 1999. AP
Son of Saddam coordinates with OBL.
Iraqi Special Ops coordinates with Bin Laden's terrorist activities.
August 6, 1999. Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club
The Iraqis, who for several years paid smaller groups to do their dirty work, were quick to discover the advantages of Al-Qaeda.
September 19, 2001. Jane's.
Bin Laden met Iraqi Agent.
September 28, 2001. The Miami Herald.
German investigators link Iraq to anthrax attack.
October 26, 2001. Anova.
Saddam behind first WTC attack.
October 18, 2001. Laurie Mylroie, Clinton anti-terrorism czar. PBS.
Hijacker given anthrax by Iraq
October 27, 2001. The Times.
Salman Pak. Satellite discussion about the terror camps in Iraq.
January 7, 2002. Aviation Weekly.
Intercepted call links Saddam to AQ.
February 7, 2002. The Telegraph
Report linking anthrax and 9/11 hijackers is probed.
March 23, 2002. The New York Times.
Osama met with Saddam in Iraq.
March 23, 2002. The Times of India
Militia Defector says Baghdad trained Al Qaeda fighters in chemical weapons.
July 14, 2002. The Sunday Times.
September 11 Victims Sue Iraq.
September 4, 2002. BBC.
Families sue Iraq over 9/11. Thousands of 9/11 victims and family members sue Iraq based on evidence that Iraq knew the attacks were coming, approved the attacks, and supported Al Qaeda for a decade. The lawsuit also notes Iraq's involvement in the first WTC attack.
September 5, 2002. CBS.
Gephardt says lots of intelligence links OBL and Saddam.
October 6, 2002. Newsmax.
Colin Powell: Iraq and Al Qaeda were partners for years.
February 5, 2003. Colin Powell interview on CNN.
Freeper Republic Strategist's list of links between AQ and Iraq.
February 7, 2003
Saddam and OBL Make a Pact.
February 10, 2003. The New Yorker.
Australia PM has lots of information regarding Iraq/AQ connections.
March 14, 2003
Spain links 9/11 suspect to Baghdad.
March 16, 2003. The Observer.
The AQ connection to Iraq
April 12, 2003. The Weekly Standard http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/944617/posts?page=2
Saddam's regime linked to several religious extremist groups.
April 17, 2003. The Daily Telegraph.
More evidence. Newspaper finds documents in Baghdad which directly prove the links between OBL and Saddam. The paperwork details meetings and when and where they occurred. Also found documents that Russia passed on to Iraq detailing private conversations between Blair and Italy's Berlusconi.
April 27, 2003. The Telegraph.
Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:
June 1, 2003. Newsweek.
Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda.
June 20, 2003. Forward Magazine.
A judge sees the documents linking OBL and Saddam.
June 25, 2003. The Tennessean.
The Al Qaeda Connection.
July 11, 2003. The Weekly Standard.
List of newspaper articles written in the 90's which mention the world's concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam.
July 14, 2003. FrontPage Magazine.
Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link.
July 16, 2003. FrontPage Magazine.
What the administration said. And what they didn't use, but could have regarding the relationship between OBL and Saddam.
The Iraqi regime paid Zawahiri $300,000 in '98 when his Islamic jihad merged with Al Qaeda.
September 1, 2003. The Weekly Standard.
Free Republic Thread that mentions books on this topic. Former CIA Director James Woolsey and other notables recommend these books as well.
September 6, 2003.
Memo shows Iraq and Iraq contacted OBL.
September 12, 2003. The Washington Times.
Vice President Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link
Al Qaeda sent personnel to Baghdad to get training for terrorist activities. He mentions Iraq's involvement in the first WTC bombing in 1993.
September 15, 2003. Interview.
Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it. Specific names of Al Qaeda terrorists working in and with Iraq
September 19, 2003. National Review.
Iraq and AQ: A Federal Judge's Point of View
September 20, 2003
Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and first WTC attack:
September 22, 2003. Newsweek.
Richard Miniter details the names and specific connections including the Iraqi who was involved in the first WTC bombing and lived in Iraq.
September 25, 2003. Richard Minister
Saddam's Terror Ties that Critics Ignore.
October 21, 2003. The National Review.
Osama's Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam.
November 3, 2003. The Weekly Standard
Stephen Hayes book, The Intel Links OBL and Saddam.
November 15, 2003. The Weekly Standard.
The media certainly were pushing Iraq as being connected to AQ and possibly behind 9/11 shortly after September 11, 2001. A compilation of media comments and articles:
November 17, 2003
November 24, 2003. The Weekly Standard
The Terrorist behind 9/11 was trained by Saddam
December 14, 2003. The Telegraph.
The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties.
December 29, 2003. The Weekly Standard.
Saddam behind anthrax attacks?
January 1, 2004. Accuracy in Media.
Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ
January 12, 2004. The New York Times.
Saddam's Ambassador to Al Qaeda.
February 23, 2004, The Weekly Standard.
Article details the number of terrorists who have attacked America in the past and taken refuge in Iraq. Loaded with interesting bullet points.
March 14, 2004. Scripps Howard News Service via NewsMax.
James Woolsey, former CIA Director, links Iraq and AQ. See also Posts #34 and #35.
March 23, 2004. CNN Interview
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.
March 28, 2004, NewsMax
Al Qaeda's Poison Gas
April 29,2 004. The Wall Street Journal
Saddam Linked to 9/11.
May 11, 2004. FrontPage Magazine. Laurie Mylroie, Clinton's anti-terrorism czar.
Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg. Cites Saddam ties.
May 15, 2004. Reuters.
The Connections. Detailed.
May 28, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Saddam's role in 9/11.
May 29, 2004. A Freeper book.
Clinton mentioned how AQ was developing a relationship with Iraq. Also see Post #5.
June 1, 2004. The Miami Herald.
Read into the Congressional Record regarding the ties between OBL and Saddam. (Part 1)
June 1, 2004
More read into the Congressional Record (Part 2).
June 1, 2004
More read into the Congressional Record (Part 3).
June 1, 2004
More read into the Congressional Record (Part 4).
June 1, 2004
Exploring the links between 9/11 and Iraq.
June 2, 2004. CBN.com
New Iraqi Chief Links 9/11 to Saddam.
June 2, 2004. NewsMax.
Pre-Bush Timeline of Saddam/OBL Ties
June 12, 2004. Freeper Blackrain4xmas research
Cheney claims Iraq/AQ connections
June 14, 2004. Associated Press
Britain insists that AQ was in Iraq pre war.
June 17, 2004. MiddleEast Online.
Cheney says definite ties between Iraq/AQ and outraged at NYT Misleading Headline.
June 17, 2004. CNBC Capitol Report via Drudge
How the Networks Pretend to Ignore their own Reporting from the 1990's.
June 17, 2004. Media Research Center
There was a link between OBL and Saddam.
June 20, 2004. The Sunday Telegraph.
9/11 Commission says prominent member of AQ served in Iraq's militia.
June 20, 2004. Reuters.
9/11 Commission reaffirms Bush administration view of Iraq/AQ ties.
June 21, 2004. RNC.
How Saddam collaborated with Osama bin Laden. Interview with Stephen Hayes with excellent information.
June 23, 2004. FrontPage Magazine.
The Clinton Administration first linked Saddam and OBL.
June 25, 2004. The Washington Times.
Documents Shows Iraq Intel Agents Met with OBL.
June 25, 2004. Associated Press.
More evidence of Iraq/AQ relationship.
June 25, 2004. New York Times.
Putin warned President Bush after 9/11 that Saddam Hussein planned to attack America.
June 28, 2004. Media Research Center.
Freeper blog (Windsofchange) and links to 9/11 Commission report with specific references to the ways in which Iraq/AQ were connected and worked together.
July 11, 2004.
Long List of Clinton Administration Officials who Believed There was an AQ/Iraq connection.
July 12, 2004. NewsMax.
Gore, Cohen, Clinton linked AQ and Saddam.
July 15, 2004. The Daily Texan.
Gore, Cohen, Clinton linked AQ and Saddam.
July 15, 2004. The Daily Texan.
What the Senate Intelligence Report REALLY said about the connections between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
July 22, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
The 9/11 Commission found specific connections between Iraq and AQ. Specific names and dates are given from the report.
July 22, 2004. The Daily Standard.
The 9/11 Commission and Iraq/AQ Connections.
July 26, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Clinton feared Iraq gave AQ chemical weapons in Sudan under a cooperative agreement they had.
July 2004. 9/11 Commission
Information about Shakir, the Iraqi who met with AQ at a pre-9/11 planning meeting. Also information about the Iraqi who mixed the chemicals for the bomb of the first WTC bombing.
August 2, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Specific quotes from 9/11 Commission Report regarding links between AQ and Iraq.
July 30, 2004.
Contact between OBL and Saddam are beyond dispute.
August 18, 2004. The Washington Times.
List of CIA and various Reports regarding Iraq's support for terrorists, terrorism and AQ.
September 16, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Kerry disputing 9/11 Commission and Senate Intelligence Reports. Actual page numbers and quotes within article of what the Reports DID say regarding the connections.
September 20, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Fox News reports that Saddam may have used Oil for Food money to fund Al Qaeda.
September 20, 2004. Fox News Channel.
Both the Senate Intelligence Committee Report and the 9/11 Commission documented the links and relationship between AQ and Iraq.
October 5, 2005. The Weekly Standard.
Osama bin Laden was considered an Iraqi Intelligence asset.
October 14, 2004. National Review.
Senate Intelligence Report says Zarqawi operated out of Saddam controlled territory - Baghdad.
October 20, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
It looks like the 9/11 Commission got an important detail wrong. Shakir probably DID work the Iraqi Fedayeen and he had documents on him when arrested that linked him to the 1993 WTC bombing. And he drove the 9/11 hijackers to a planning meeting.
October 23, 2004. The Hoover Institute. http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1254304/posts?page=1
Saddam was the ATM to Al Qaeda.
November 16, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
CIA Agent Scheuer USED to believe there was an Iraq/AQ link. Now he just wants face time on television and is pretending there was never a link.
November 23, 2004. The Weekly Standard.
Oil for Food Scandal may have funded 9/11.
December 4, 2004. NewsMax quotes The Weekly Standard.
Iraqi Intelligence officers planted a sleeper cell (at least one) in the United States. The man is now under arrest and Iraqi agents are cooperating.
December 22, 2004. CBS.
(anthrax connections to Iraq and Freeper research)
9/11 Hijacker sought treatment for red hands (anthrax).
October 11, 2001. Palm Beach Post.
Tabloid Editor rented apartment to two 9/11 hijackers. The tabloid lost a worker to anthrax.
October 15, 2001. Miami Herald.
Hijackers linked to anthrax.
October 15, 2001. St. Petersburg Times.
9/11 Hijackers treated for anthrax.
March 23, 2002. The New York Times.
April 20, 2002. The Weekly Standard.
Hijacker treated for anthrax.
May 9, 2002. The Wall Street Journal.
Atta tried to buy a cropduster.
June 6, 2002. ABC.
Analysis of anthrax letters.
June 19, 2002. Instapundit.
Freeper My Identity research on anthrax letters. Post #44.
The silica used in the anthrax attacks traced to Iraq.
October 28, 2002. The Washington Post.
Freeper Backhoe's list of links.
February 2, 2003
Freeper Republican Strategist list of links.
February 24, 2003.
Freeper polemikos list of links to investigations regarding anthrax.
December 26, 2003.
Evidence Iraq behind anthrax attacks.
January 1, 2004. Accuracy in Media
Freeper Christie's list of links. Great chart.
September 26, 2004.
Thanks for taking the trouble -
am still re-catching my breath! Very informative.
Ping to a new thread with articles in chronological order.
Several of you are mentioned as having your own excellent resources and threads regarding this matter.
LOL! Share it with your leftist friends.
Great, great job. You ought to forward a link to this to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc. They would have a field day reading through the articles. As soon as I find the president's cell phone number I'm nominating you for a Presidential Medal of Freedom!
Hah! You are so funny. Thanks for your earlier offer of help with posting this.
I've always had a feeling that people don't open e-mails with links in them. If I get an e-mail from people I don't know with links, there's no way I'd click on them!
There can't be any connections between Saddam and Osama bin Ladin. Dan Rather said so.
The left still doesn't understand the internet. They think we can't look up their earlier reporting.
Couldn't sleep last night?
Thorough bit of research.
Ping to Iraq-Al Qaeda thread, informative! thanks for posting
Thanks for all that info in one place. Very helpful.
mark for keeping.
"The left still doesn't understand the internet. They think we can't look up their earlier reporting."
Lol. And you'd think since Gore invented it, that they would.
Wow. Good stuff. Thanks for the links. Reminds me of Pink Flamingo's connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam:
Oh, no! Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein have connections going back to before 9/11/01? Do you realize, that if this is true, that Condi Rice was NOT lying? Do you also realize that Barbara Boxer is made to look like a shrewish and accusatory old crone? And that there might be some rationale for invading Iraq after subduing the Taliban? < /sarcasm >
Giving these people the truth is like pouring salt on a garden slug.
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