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Iraq Linked to 9-11 and Oklahoma City Bombing
NewsMax ^ | September 9, 2K2 | Wes Vernon

Posted on 09/11/2002 3:56:52 AM PDT by rdb3

Iraq Linked to 9-11 and Oklahoma City Bombing

Wes Vernon,
Monday, Sept. 9, 2002
WASHINGTON-The Wall Street Journal has added its voice to those - in and out of government - who have concluded the circumstantial evidence linking Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1993 first World Trade Center bombing, as well as the 9-11 attacks, is overwhelming.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey also expresses skepticism that Timothy McVeigh, executed for the Oklahoma City bombing, and his accomplice Terry Nichols, sentenced to life in prison and awaiting further trial on murder charges, could have planned and executed this monstrous crime all by themselves.

Woolsey believes the work of persistent investigators, reporter Jayna Davis and Middle East expert Laurie Mylroie, are onto something, as many clues in their separate probes point ominously toward Baghdad.

"[W]hen the full stories of these two incidents [Oklahoma City and the first Trade Center bombing] are finally told,” he told the Journal, "those who permitted the investigations to stop short will owe big explanations to these two brave women. And the nation will owe them a debt of gratitude.”

In a lengthy carefully worded Sept. 5 op-ed piece, Wall Street Journal senior editorial page writer Micah Morrison says while the information to date stops short of "conclusive evidence” the Iraqi dictator was implicated in the attacks on the Trade Center or the federal building in Oklahoma City, "there is quite a bit of smoke curling up from the various routes to Baghdad…”

That the Wall Street Journal is taking a serious look at the "Iraq connection” is significant if for no other reason than the fact that this Dow Jones icon of business journalism is not noted for an addiction to wild conspiracy theories.

But the WSJ is by no means alone. Other mainstream publications have recently weighed in with similar observations.

"Our position is: Congress should hold hearings on evidence of previous Iraqi connections to terror,” editorialized the Indianapolis Star Sept. 7.

"In the Oklahoma City case,” the paper added, "[Jayna] Davis painstakingly reviewed telephone records that indicate Terry Nichols contacted Iraqi intelligence in the Philippines to acquire bomb-making expertise.”

Two weeks earlier, Star editorial writer James Patterson wrote that Indiana Rep. Dan Burton’s House Government Reform Committee had spent some of the August congressional recess "sniffing around” Oklahoma City looking for reasons to believe that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had help.

"They found plenty,” Patterson reported.

Committee staff interviewed at least six people who claimed they saw McVeigh keeping company with "foreign-looking men” in the days, "even minutes” prior to the blast at the Murrah federal building that killed 168 innocents on April 19, 1995.

Apparently, the committee’s interest was aroused in part by David Schippers, the Chicago lawyer hired in 1998 as chief investigative counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s work in the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton. According to Patterson, Schippers "has been traversing the country” citing Davis’s investigative work in the case.

Yet another credible voice has been added to the chorus of those who do not believe the execution of McVeigh and the sentencing of Nichols neatly added up to "case closed.” Larry Johnson, former deputy director of the State Department’s Office of Counter-Terrorism has told TV audiences that his suspicions in the case were confirmed by "his own deeply held law enforcement contacts” 9Patterson’s description). Further, Johnson is convinced the Middle East terrorist cell that carried out the bombing is still in business.

Suspicion that Iraq was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks was fueled mainly by reports over the past year of a meeting in Prague in April 2001 between apparent hijacker Mohammed Atta (believed to have piloted the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center a year ago) and Iraqi diplomat Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir el-Ani.

The fact that Atta was located in Virginia and then in Florida shortly before and after the reported meeting has caused much of the media to dismiss the story. Two things about that:

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: atta; hussein; okcbombing; terrorism; wtc

1 posted on 09/11/2002 3:56:52 AM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3
Soldier of Fortune has done a multi-part running article about the Islam connection to the OKBOMB case and has put forward some very compelling evidence that runs throughout the middle-east and Germany!!

Unfortunately, their site does not post the actual articles or I would link to them!

2 posted on 09/11/2002 5:49:52 AM PDT by Nitro
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To: Nitro
3 posted on 09/11/2002 12:33:12 PM PDT by nini
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To: rdb3; hobbes1; christine
4 posted on 09/11/2002 12:34:07 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: nini
Assuming you read SOF!
5 posted on 09/11/2002 2:53:53 PM PDT by Nitro
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To: Nitro
No, I don't read SOF.
6 posted on 09/12/2002 4:33:18 AM PDT by nini
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To: dubyaismypresident
Yes, that is all well and good, but we need to table the War talk until after November.

My God, it is amazing how many of these f*ng democrats are unfit to hold pulic office.

7 posted on 09/12/2002 5:20:32 AM PDT by hobbes1
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