Skip to comments.On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection (600,000 captured Iraqi documents)
Posted on 06/30/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT by roses of sharon
..... In 2008, the Institute for Defense Analyses released a more thorough report on Iraq's involvement in terrorism between the two gulf wars that was based on more than 600,000 captured Iraqi documents.
The report says, "In December 1998, the IIS developed a new resource in the form of a small, radical Kurdish-based Islamist movement. In a series of memoranda, the IIS, the Iraqi Intelligence Service, reported being impressed with the new terrorist organization's 'readiness to target foreign organizations . . . . Iranian border posts, and Kurdish parties."
In addition to the IDA report, which I think is more definitive because it is an analysis of documents captured during the war and not simply derived from interviews.......Thanks to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, we now know that Mr. Ford in his memo to Secretary of State Colin Powell before his 2003 speech to the United Nations believed Saddam Hussein was strengthening his relationship with al Qaeda before the war. "Our evidence suggests that Baghdad is strengthening a relationship with al-Qaeda that dates back to the mid-1990s, when senior Iraqi intelligence officers established contact with the network in several countries," he wrote.
That memo continued, "We have some evidence that Iraqi Intelligence has been in contact with elements in the northeastern area. And the al-Qaeda operatives there are in regular contact with other operatives located in Baghdad. The Iraqi government has also received information from other sources alerting it to the presence of al-Qaeda operatives in Baghdad."
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Syria has a lot to do with this. I don’t know hwy we did not go after them.
One would have to be thick-headed or dishonest to claim not to know that Hussein was sponsoring terrorists.
Ask anyone on the street...in school...in the history books...in the media...in popular culture.
Saddam and Sons were innocent of terrorism and WMD, GWB made it up.
For those who want to get to the meat of the Al-Qaeda/Hussein connections, the links are:
Volume 1 (please note that all five of the volumes are very large PDF files)
“One would have to be thick-headed or dishonest to claim not to know that Hussein was sponsoring terrorists.”
Not to quibble, but I believe our president is thick-headed AND dishonest...I believe this combination accurately describes his Veep as well.
I agree about the title..and thanks for posting the pdf links.
FYI - looks like your department.
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Ansar al Salam.
Thank you for the ping Little Jeremiah.
I appreciate it.
You’re very welcome and thanks for all your work.
Saddam Hussein was a serious threat to the United States.
Of course though the left-wing cast him as being innocent of such a charge.
In his final letter before being executed, Saddam Hussein thanked the left-wing for their support.
In 1998 CNN World ran a story of how Saddam Hussein proclaimed publically a welcome sanctuary in Iraq to Osama Bin Laden. He was an openly sworn enemy to the United States and was the ONLY world leader to openly applaud and approve of the 9/11 attack on the United States.
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