posted on 11/18/2001 7:15:11 PM PST
Thank you THE IMPEACHED ONE, sleep well.
Yep....I saw this coming when they jerked Stormin' Norman off his war pony before he had a chance to get Sadam...It was right after our media aired the footage from the "Highway of Death" that Bush flinched and fearing public outcry, declared Desert Storm was over-that we had met our objectives...That getting back Kuwait and crushing his military was enough. I bet Bush Sr. regrets his knee-jerk reaction now...I bet Norman almost bit his tongue off trying not to comment on what he knew was folly.
Finally. The Iraqis deserve a better management team.
posted on 11/18/2001 10:06:57 PM PST
To: Wallaby; Victoria Delsoul; harpseal; Travis McGee; Spirit Of Truth; Manny Festo...
To: Wallaby; OKCSubmariner; Lion's Cub
Other circumstantial evidence exists. Ramzi Yousef, the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, entered the U.S. with an Iraqi passport. His co-conspirator, Abdul Rahman Yasin, fled to Iraq to avoid prosecution. Mr. Yasin's name is on the list of alleged terrorists whose assets were frozen by the U.S. government after Sept. 11, 2001.
This article uses this as evidence of a possible connection between the Iraqi government and bin Laden, but the Yasin information also is one more piece of evidence suggesting a connection between bin Laden and the '93 WTC bombing. At the time, bin Laden was pretty much only a funder of Islamist causes, but he could easily have been involved in the funding for the '93 bombing.
I noted that a son of blind sheikh Omar Rahman was killed in Afghanistan last week in the same explosion that killed al Atef, and that the sheikh's son has been in Afghanistan for 11 years.
To: Wallaby; Sabertooth
We're Keepin' an Eye
On You, SADdam Hussein!
You're Gonna LOVE our Encore!
the headline i really want to see:
Ms. Samadi, who trained female fighters of the Mujahedeen's National Liberation Army at the Ashraf camp near Baghdad, was granted refugee status in the U.S. in 1996, but did not reveal her ties to the terrorist group when she applied. She was deported from Canada in April 2000 to the U.S., where she was held in prison until pressure from sympathetic members of Congress helped win her release. She reportedly returned to Baghdad after being deported from the U.S.
Has anyone come across the identity of those congress members?
"And of course, Saddam Hussein has had several years without UN inspections, so he's pretty well able to do as he pleases. What (Mr. Rezvani) says is entirely possible."
Anthrax, weaponized in the manner of the sample sent to Majority Leader Daschle, is an almost perfect weapon of mass destruction. A suitcase full of it could kill three million people -- 10-100X more than one of the "suitcase nukes" we are all supposed to be worried about. Unlike a nuclear weapon, which gives off tell-tale radiation, there is absolutely no way to detect an anthrax stash remotely. Unlike a nuclear weapon, anthrax has an essentially infinite shelf-life. Unlike a nuclear weapon, anthrax can be handled safely without elaborate safety precautions; it only needs to be kept in a sealed container until use. And, like a suitcase nuke, anthrax can be delivered to its target on foot or by automobile -- no ICBMs required.
For all the above reasons, it was not very smart to pull our weapons inspectors out of Iraq three years ago. It looks like the genie is out of the bottle. Forget about arms control. No treaty, no inspectors, no verification is going to do anything about this threat. Game over. We are f***ed.
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