Monday, October 04, 2004

Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

From CNSNews.com:

Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders.

One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support terrorist attacks against Americans in Somalia. The memo was written nine months before U.S. Army Rangers were ambushed in Mogadishu by forces loyal to a warlord with alleged ties to al Qaeda.

Other memos provide a list of terrorist groups with whom Iraq had relationships and considered available for terror operations against the United States.

Among the organizations mentioned are those affiliated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, two of the world's most wanted terrorists. Zarqawi is believed responsible for the kidnapping and beheading of several American civilians in Iraq and claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings in Iraq Sept. 30. Al-Zawahiri is the top lieutenant of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, allegedly helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes on the U.S., and is believed to be the voice on an audio tape broadcast by Al-Jazeera television Oct. 1, calling for attacks on U.S. and British interests everywhere.


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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I trust 'CNS' news more than I do the 9/11 Commission report. In fact, screw the 9/11 Commission report and those who stand by the assertions that there were no ties. Is that what yer saying?

6:09 AM  
Blogger David said...

I believe you have it wrong. The 9/11 Commission does state there were ties between Iraq and al Qaeda. What it does not say is that Iraq was involved in the planning and execution of the 9/11 attacks. No one has claimed that. What folks like you state is that the president did say there was that connection between the attacks and Saddam and that he was lying. No, you are lying by stating that the president ever said such a thing. How sad.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>I believe you have it wrong. The 9/11 Commission does state there were ties between Iraq and al Qaeda. What it does not say is that Iraq was involved in the planning and execution of the 9/11 attacks. No one has claimed that. What folks like you state is that the president did say there was that connection between the attacks and Saddam and that he was lying. No, you are lying by stating that the president ever said such a thing. How sad.

Cite where specifically the 9/11 Commission Report states that there were significant ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda. I"ve gone over the 22 times that Saddam is mentioned in the report- the report reads that there were no significant ties. How sad...

1:17 PM  
Blogger David said...

Check out these articles:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/6/16/132355.shtml

http://www.nationalreview.com/mccarthy/mccarthy200406170840.asp

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 911 commission was not supposed to discuss Iraq, but it was interesting how the Democrats on that committee slipped that in. I fault the whole committee for not stopping them.

6:27 AM  

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