Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda 'Link to 7/7' Found in Iraq
Posted on 09/11/2005 12:08:27 AM PDT by jmc1969
British intelligence officials in Iraq are questioning an al-Qaeda operative after information relating to the 7 July London bombings was allegedly found on his computer drive.
The man, who has not been named, was captured by US forces last month. He is understood to have had a portable computer drive on him that showed 'knowledge' of the attacks that killed 56 people.
Colonel Robert Brown, commander of 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, in Mosul told a reporter in Iraq working for the news agency UPI about the arrest, but refused to discuss the specific nature of the information.
However, a spokesman for US forces in Iraq confirmed that the information on the drive 'related to the London bombings and showed knowledge'. Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Boylan confirmed that both British and US intelligence are questioning the individual. Boylan said he was not yet in a position to confirm if the information on the computer amounted to plans of the intended attack drawn up prior to the bombing.
Saudi intelligence services have also claimed that the attacks might be linked to the insurgents in Iraq. Last month they claimed that a Saudi Islamic extremist captured returning to the Gulf kingdom from Iraq in December told them of plot to bomb the London Underground using four men. The Saudis said they warned British and US intelligence of this plan.
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Zarqeeri has been a naughtly boy.
I thought there were no terrorists in Iraq!
My computer drive contains "knowledge" of this attack as well.
My browser cache probably has many pages from many news sites with this sort of information on it.
I wouldn't put much stock in this report till we know if the "knowledge" predated the attack.
Zaqy and Al-Qaeda have nothing to do with IraQ! Don't you remember the talking points?? Let's get to more serious topics like GWB's weather machine and KKKarl Rove's time machine.
Where's the sanity?
Well.....they've been renamed as "Insurgents".
They aren't stupid, they are quite aware that the knowledge predated the attack otherwise they wouldn't have talked to UPI. I have said for some time that Zarqawi was going to be expanding his operations outside of Iraq. And, he is doing so and trying to hide it at the same time, because the second he gets caught it will make it harder for him to convince the UK and the US to cut and run from Iraq.
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