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al Qaida and WMDs

Posted by rightwinger on January 23, 2009

The threat from al Qaida is still very real.  Just because our new President doesn’t talk about the War on Terror, it still exists.  You may have heard about al Qaida members dieing of the bubonic plague.  My first thought was they must be living in bad conditions.  Well no, this is not just the bubonic plague.  This was the bubonic plague in a weaponized state.  This was a test of the bubonic plague in a weaponized form that went terribly wrong.  Not that you will hear about this from the Obama administration because they want to placate the left who thinks the War on Terror was some made up War by Bush.  Sorry folks there is nothing made up about the War on Terror which should actually be called the War on Radical Islam.

For those who think the global war on terror is just a bad memory from the Bush administration, you might be surprised to discover it isn’t. The threat is real — even more so, given that so many people are convinced it no longer exists.

An overlooked news item out of Algeria puts to rest that notion. The report says that an al-Qaida affiliate there abruptly closed a mountain training base after an experiment with biological weapons went wrong.

A U.S. intelligence official, speaking on condition he not be named, confirmed the accident that led to a shutdown of the training facility in Tizi Ouzou, a province in eastern Algeria.

He said the U.S. intercepted desperate communications between the group and al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan’s tribal region earlier this month suggesting that the camp had been quickly abandoned.

A report by the Sun, a British tabloid, said at least 40 operatives belonging to al-Qaida in the Land of the Maghreb (AQLIM), an al-Qaida affiliate in North Africa, were killed in a training accident.

From the sound of it, they were likely killed by a strain of the bubonic plague — the deadly rat-borne bacterial disease that ravaged much of the world in the 13th and 14th century, wiping out fully a third of Europe’s population. An airborne version, pneumonic plague, is equally deadly.

The details are horrific. The Algerian victims were said to be afflicted with horrible boils in different parts of their bodies, dying in excruciating pain after just a few hours. It’s an awful way to die.

Since AQLIM boasts of 1,000 members in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Nigeria, the loss of 40 terrorists will barely scratch the surface of their membership.

What worries us is that if the “accident” was part of a wider program to create a deadly bioweapon to be used against civilians — possibly in the U.S. or Europe — then we are in serious danger.

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This while Dana Priest of the Washington Post declares that Obama has ended the War on Terror.  Oh Really???  Now, Dana can you please notify al Qaida who still aims to kill Americans about this.  Because al Qaida’s pursuit of the destruction of the West and instituting Sharia law has not changed.

With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the “war on terror,” as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.

While Obama says he has no plans to diminish counterterrorism operations abroad, the notion that a president can circumvent long-standing U.S. laws simply by declaring war was halted by executive order in the Oval Office.

Key components of the secret structure developed under Bush are being swept away: The military’s Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where the rights of habeas corpus and due process had been denied detainees, will close, and the CIA is now prohibited from maintaining its own overseas prisons. And in a broad swipe at the Bush administration’s lawyers, Obama nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001.

I’d like to know what long standing US laws have been violated conidering the eleventh amendment of the US Constitution specifically states that foreign nationals have no rights under the US Constitution.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

I would also like to point out that there is precedence under FDR, yes FDR for US citizens and foreign nationals involved with a terrorist attack on US soil to be tried under the UCMJ.

Should a terrorist have more constitutional rights than a person in the military? If a military person commits a crime, they are tried under the UCMJ. So should a terrorist have more rights than our own military? There is precedence for Guantanimo Bay and terrorists being tried under the UCMJ. Read this Wall Street Journal article which states the following:

“There is ample constitutional precedent to support the detention of a suspected al Qaeda agent, even an American citizen, who plans to carry out terrorist attacks on our soil. During World War II, eight Nazi saboteurs secretly landed in New York to attack factories and plants. Two of them were American citizens.

After their capture, FDR sent them to military detention, where they were tried and most of them executed. In Ex Parte Quirin, the Supreme Court upheld the detention and trial by military authorities of American citizens who “associate” with “the military arm of the enemy” and “enter this country bent on hostile acts.” If FDR were president today, Padilla might have fared far worse than he has.”

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Update: Day 1 Obama Closes Gitmo

Posted by rightwinger on January 21, 2009

First day in office, Obama signs an executive order to close Gitmo within a year.  In addition, all Gitmo trials have been halted including Khalid Sheik Muhammeds hearing set for today.  Khalid is the mastermind of the planes operation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.  

In one of his first acts in office President Obama has ordered the U.S. government to suspend prosecutions of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for 120 days, military officials said Tuesday.

Papers filed at the U.S. prison camp said the request is made “in the interest of justice and at the direction of the president of the United States.” It seeks a delay in proceedings until May 20.

“The judges will receive the requests and review them, and we anticipate a ruling soon,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, a Defense Department spokesman.

Tuesday’s directive was issued verbally through Defense Secretary Bob Gates, according to a military official.

Obama had vowed to close the naval prison at the U.S. base. While Obama’s order does not go that far, it will stop the prosecutions of 21 detainees currently facing war crimes charges.

Many Gitmo detainees return to the battlefield to kill Americans.  Obama is bringing us real change.  After showing this type of appreasement, the Islamic terrorists will see us as weak.  Don’t worry this is just the beginning.  Negotiations with Hamas and Iran are next.  Gitmo is just one of the measures that President Bush took to keep us safe.  Gitmo was created for a reason – to keep Americans SAFE!!!  There is precedence for terrorists to not have rights under the Constitution.  In fact they don’t have rights under the Constitution according to the Constitution because they are foreign nationals.

The Eleventh Amendment states:

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

Should a terrorist have more constitutional rights than a person in the military? If a military person commits a crime, they are tried under the UCMJ. So should a terrorist have more rights than our own military? There is precedence for Guantanimo Bay and terrorists being tried under the UCMJ. Read this Wall Street Journal article which states the following:

“There is ample constitutional precedent to support the detention of a suspected al Qaeda agent, even an American citizen, who plans to carry out terrorist attacks on our soil. During World War II, eight Nazi saboteurs secretly landed in New York to attack factories and plants. Two of them were American citizens.

After their capture, FDR sent them to military detention, where they were tried and most of them executed. In Ex Parte Quirin, the Supreme Court upheld the detention and trial by military authorities of American citizens who “associate” with “the military arm of the enemy” and “enter this country bent on hostile acts.” If FDR were president today, Padilla might have fared far worse than he has.”

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Investor’s Business Daily had a great article on this:

On Jan. 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan welcomed the return of American hostages in victory. On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama will welcome the closing of Guantanamo in appeasement. Yes, change has come.

For anti-war liberals, closing the prisoner of war camp at Guantanamo has long been a cause celebre, one the president-elect warmly embraced.

On ABC’s “This Week,” he gave supporters pause when he suggested actually closing the facility within his first 100 days would be a “challenge.” At least one Obama transition team adviser reassured them on Monday not to worry.

An executive order to close the camp could be issued as early as Inauguration Day. The pathway to trials in American courts with American lawyers and American rights would be set for those jihadists captured on the battlefield trying to kill Americans.

One of the problems is exactly where to relocate the remaining 248 prisoners. Few places are standing in line for the privilege. Maybe ACORN could use a few more volunteers.

This moment stands in stark contrast to the day in 1981 when President Reagan took the oath of office as American hostages were winging their way back to freedom after 444 days of captivity in a Tehran prison. The mullahs set them free rather than deal with a resolute new commander in chief, and in the knowledge they wouldn’t have Jimmy Carter to kick around anymore.

Now it is we who are capitulating.  Last May, the Defense Department said at least 36 former Guantanamo detainees are “confirmed or suspected” of having returned to the battlefield. If Obama orders a shift out of Gitmo, you can be sure more terrorists will return to the front.Among those previously released are Abdullah Salim Ali al-Ajmi, who was first detained in Afghanistan and spent three years at Gitmo before being released in 2005. Al-Ajmi returned to Kuwait and last May went to Iraq to become a suicide bomber. He was successful in his new line of work.

Abdullah Mehsud spent 25 months at Gitmo until his release from such inhuman bondage in March 2004. While out on his own recognizance, he returned to his native South Waziristan where he rebuilt and led a Taliban cadre estimated at 5,000 foot soldiers conducting cross-border raids from Pakistan.

Guantanamo is home to some of the world’s most dangerous Islamists: Chechen jihadists, Afghan mujahedeen and Taliban fighters, and al-Qaida terrorists from across the Middle East and North Africa. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, architect of the USS Cole bombing in 2000, are among the 14 “high value” detainees.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, Gitmo detainees have not been held without some form of adjudication. All have undergone two levels of review, one to determine their status as enemy combatants, the other an annual review to determine their fitness for release. Obviously this part is not an exact science.

Guantanamo and the incarceration and interrogation of its inhabitants have saved thousands of American lives and untold tragedy. While it has existed, America’s enemies have had a harder time plying their trade.

In his first post-election interview with “60 Minutes” last Nov. 16, Obama said: “I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that. I’ve said repeatedly that America doesn’t torture, and I’m going to make sure that we don’t torture.

“Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s moral stature in the world.”

We are more concerned with guaranteeing America’s survival.

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Two More Top al Qaida Members Taken Out

Posted by rightwinger on January 12, 2009

You may not get this information from ABC, NBC, CBS, or CNN.  Two more top al Qaida members were taken out by US predator drones.  Of course you aren’t hearing the truth that the US is actively going after al Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so that the president elect and main stream media can keep lying about the one thing Bush did right which is keep Americans safe.  Since Obama is already making clear that he is an appeaser with no real understanding of the threat from radical Islam, the next US attack is on him.   Jan 1st 2009, Cross Fahid Mohammed Ali Msalam and Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan were taken out by US predator drones.

Two more top al-Qaida operatives collected their virgins on New Year’s Day. Justice may be delayed, but not denied. Look up in the sky: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a . . . Predator drone!

U.S. officials have confirmed that a Jan. 1 missile strike killed two top al-Qaida members long sought for the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

Cross Fahid Mohammed Ali Msalam and Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan off the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

Msalam, also known as Usama al-Kini, and Sedan both from Kenya. Both are believed to have been involved in last September’s bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, that killed 53 people. The two were killed by an unmanned aircraft operated by the CIA while they were in a not-so-safe house used for explosives-training near the town of Karikot in South Waziristan.

Kini trained terrorists in Africa in the 1990s. After 9/11, he became al-Qaida’s emir of Afghanistan’s Zabul province and later rotated among Afghanistan, Pakistan and East Africa, planning suicide missions, training operatives and raising money.

Transferred to the home office two years ago, he became al-Qaida’s operations director for Pakistan and was responsible for at least seven suicide attacks. These included an assassination try aimed at former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who would be murdered in December 2007.

South Waziristan has become a prime hunting ground for Predator drones in recent months as part of a campaign to destabilize al-Qaida by decimating its leadership and killing key operatives. The attacks, occurring once every three days, have resulted in the deaths of at least eight top al-Qaida leaders since July.

Bill Roggio of the Long War Journal has compiled a list of some of those who have received final justice recently. They include Abu Laith al Libi, a senior military commander in Afghanistan, who was killed in a strike in North Waziristan last January. Abu Sulayman Jazairi, al-Qaida’s external operations chief, was killed in a strike in Bajaur in March.

Abu Khabab al Masri, al-Qaida’s weapons of mass destruction chief, and several senior members of his staff were killed in a strike in South Waziristan in July. Khalid Habib, leader of al-Qaida’s paramilitary forces in the tribal areas, was killed in North Waziristan in October. Abu Jihad al Masri, leader of the Egyptian Islamic Group and member of al-Qaida’s top council, last October was also killed in North Waziristan.

The next month, Rashid Rauf, mastermind of the 2006 trans-Atlantic airline bomb plot, was killed when a 100-pound Hellfire missile launched from a Predator drone struck a tribesmen’s house in the village of Ali Khel in North Waziristan. Rauf was the architect of the liquid bomb plot that forces travelers to limit fluids to 3.5 ounces in carry-on baggies.

The idea that the U.S. hasn’t taken the battle to the enemy sanctuaries in Syria and Pakistan, or that we are losing control of Afghanistan, isn’t exactly accurate. The terrorists we fight are scurrying about as we lift the remaining rocks they hide under. But there’s no place for them to hide.

Waziristan used to be called al-Qaida’s hideout. Now it’s what American pilots call a target-rich environment. If this campaign continues, maybe we’ll soon find and send to his just reward al-Qaida’s tape-of-the-month club director, Ayman al-Zawahiri, or maybe even his cave-dwelling boss.

We’re running out of targets.

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Obama to Negotiate with Hamas

Posted by rightwinger on January 9, 2009

Obama plans to negotiate with Hamas.  We might as well be negotiating with al Qaida.  Hamas was founded by Abdullah Azzam.  Azzam is also the founder of al Qaida.   [Inside al Qaeda by Rohan Gunaratna, p. 28] In addition, Hamas is a Nazi organization. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a well known anti-Semitic propaganda book that was accepted as the gospel by the Nazi’s during World War II.  Hamas has incorporated the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Article 32 of the charters of Hamas. [The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism by Chuck Morse, p. 95] Hamas and al Qaida are one in the same Islamic Terrorists that want the destruction of the Western world.  This shows how ignorant Obama is.  If we had negotiated with Hitler we would all be speaking German about now.  At the root of the Islamic Terrorists is Nazism.  We should fight these Islamic Terrorists the same as we fought the Nazis in WWII.  These people will not stop until every nation in the world is Muslim under Sharia law.

The Guardian has spoken to three people with knowledge of the discussions in the Obama camp.

There is no talk of Obama approving direct diplomatic negotiations with Hamas early on in his administration, but he is being urged by advisers to initiate low-level or clandestine approaches, and there is growing recognition in Washington that the policy of ostracising Hamas is counter-productive.

Richard Haass, a diplomat under both presidents Bush who was named by a number of news organisations this week as Obama’s choice for Middle East envoy, supports low level contacts with Hamas provided there is a ceasefire in place and a Hamas-Fatah reconciliation emerges…

Bruce Hoffman, a counterterrorism expert at the Georgetown school of foreign service, said it was unlikely Obama would move to initiate contacts with Hamas unless the radical faction in Damascus was crippled by the conflict in Gaza. “This would really be dependent on Hamas’s military wing having suffered a real, almost decisive, drubbing.”

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I suggest Obama read Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones which is the Islamic Jihadists manifesto.  There is no negotiating with these people.  When every country in the world has submitted to Sharia law, they will no longer be a problem.  Read how Carter’s negotiations with terrorists caused grave damage to this nations security that remain to this day.

“The basis of the message is that one should accept the sharia without any question and reject all other laws in any shape or form. This is Islam. There is no other meaning of Islam.”

Seyyid Qutb

Obama has no understanding of the roots of radical Islam. It began long before the US invaded Iraq. Although Sayyid Qutb wrote the jihadist manifesto Milestones which is commonly compared to the communist manifesto, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini was the true forefather of radical Islam. Al-Husseini preceded Qutb in his radical anti-Western, anti-semitic ideals. Al-Husseini was a Nazi who worked directly with and for Hitler actively recruiting Muslims to fight in Hilter’s Army.

The scary part is that Obama is being an apologist when he needs to be strong against our enemy, radical Islam. What would have happened if we had tried to appease Hitler? We would all be speaking German now.

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Let Mumbai be a Reminder – Islamic Terrorism is alive and well

Posted by rightwinger on December 2, 2008

Let’s not live in a pre-9/11 fog.  The truth is that Islamic Terrorism is alive and well.  Islamic terrorists don’t compromise.  Making nice with terrorists will just enable them further.  Look at Iran and how Carter dealt with them. The next Terrorist attack on US soil is on Obama.  Bush kept us safe since 9/11.  Now Obama thinks that if we grow the Middle East from the bottom up, Islamic terrorism will go away.   Obama has not once said Islamic terrorists are a threat to the US.  He has NO understanding of what we are up against.  The Islamic terrorists will not stop until all countries of the world are Muslim and under Sharia law.

Here is Obama on radical Islam, July 13, 2008:

there has been a shift in Islam that I believe is connected to the failures of governments and the failures of the West to work with many of these countries, in order to make sure that opportunities are there, that there’s bottom-up economic growth.

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From the author of Milestones, the Islamic jihadist’s manifesto says:

“The basis of the message is that one should accept the sharia without any question and reject all other laws in any shape or form. This is Islam. There is no other meaning of Islam.”
– Seyyid Qutb

From The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida:

Qutb states that sharia is the Divine Law that needs to be established on the earth while abolishing all man-made laws. Individuals can only be truly Muslim by submitting themselves to sharia. “Sharia of God is meant everything legislated by God for ordering man’s life; it includes the principles of belief, principles of administration and justice, principles of morality and human relationships, and principles of knowledge.”61  Qutb specifically chastises Muslim’s who compromise and do not whole heartedly accept sharia in all forms: political, social, economic, religious, and legal.”

“Democracy in the West has become infertileto such an extent that it is borrowing from the systems of the Eastern bloc,  especially in the economic system, under the name of socialism.”

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The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida

Posted by rightwinger on November 30, 2008

I just completed my book: The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida.

The Link provides new evidence regarding:

* Saddam and al Qaida were working together since 1990
* al Qaida was located in Iraq since 1995
* Saddam in his own words says he gave the order for the 1993 World Trade Center attack.
* An Iraqi agent met with a 9/11 hijacker prior to the 9/11 attack
* WMDs were in Iraq up until Operation Iraqi Freedom

Buy it Now, click here for a reduced rate also offered in a hard cover!!!

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What you think you know about Saddam and al Qaida, you don’t.   The main stream media has deliberately not investigated the al Qaida and Saddam link in order to defame President Bush and keep a lie in tact.  The Link details the facts that Saddam was training, financing, and carrying out operations with al Qaida. The Link is based on Iraqi memos, transcripts, and documents that were recovered by our military during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

See What Others Have Said:

“As one of the great authors on this subject, Louis Fairmont has unleashed the truth about the War on Terrorism in this dynamic new book. As a Anti-Terror/Force Protection specialist, I strongly recommend this book in order to understand why the United States was fully justified in the Iraq War.  Saddam Hussein was a clear and present threat to the security of the United States and the free world.”

–  Steven J. Lucks, Captain US Navy (retired)

“The Link” provides a well-researched in-depth analysis of Sharia law, the driving force behind spread of radical Islam, and its influence on society. It is a good educational tool that should be used by Westerners who, for the most part, are completely ignorant of the grave danger that could end Western civilization as we know it.

– Khalim Massoud,President, Muslims Against Sharia

Watch the video on WMDs in Iraq in 2001

Watch the video about al Qaida being in Iraq in 1995

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al Zawahiri insults Obama

Posted by rightwinger on November 23, 2008

As you already know al-Zawahiri, al Qaida’s number 2 man insulted Obama.  I guess al Qaida doesn’t think the One understands them.  I thought Obama was going sit down and talk with everyone, so everyone would like us now.  When will Obama set up his talk with Usama bin Laden?  I have a quote from an interview Obama had which shows how nieve Obama is on radical Islam.

CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida‘s No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites. The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies.

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Here is Obama on radical Islam, July 13, 2008:

there has been a shift in Islam that I believe is connected to the failures of governments and the failures of the West to work with many of these countries, in order to make sure that opportunities are there, that there’s bottom-up economic growth.

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Radical Islam has nothing to do with the failure of the West or bottom-up economic growth.  It has to do with hate and being driven to have sharia law applied to all nations.  The reality is that radical Islamic terrorists seek to have sharia law in all countries of the world as well as the destruction of Israel.  Sharia law which controls all aspects of a nation (financial, religious, political, cultural) causes poverty and desperation.  The imposition of sharia law can be damaging to a society for many reasons. One is the economic depressing factors because it limits the free market. “There is ample evidence that Islamism, and its imposition of Sharia law, results in crippling limitations to economic development, and thus to the socioeconomic well-being of Muslims. Relevant cases are Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, and Nigeria.” (United States, Cong. House, 9/11 Five Years Later: Gauging Islamist Terrorism, 109 Cong., 2nd sess., 7 Sept. 2006, 29 Apr. 2008, 14.)  It is a vicious circle.

They want to kill and destroy any infidels (non-believers).  Making nice with them will not change a thing.  Obama is either completely ignorant on the subject or making it out to be.  I doubt seriously that he is ignorant on the subject.  He is just trying to rationalize terrorist behavior.  Isn’t Obama good at that.  He rationalizes Bill Ayers’ being a terrorist also.

Obama has no understanding of the roots of radical Islam. It began long before the US invaded Iraq. Although Sayyid Qutb wrote the jihadist manifesto Milestones which is commonly compared to the communist manifesto, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini was the true forefather of radical Islam. Al-Husseini preceded Qutb in his radical anti-Western, anti-semitic ideals. Al-Husseini was a Nazi who worked directly with and for Hitler actively recruiting Muslims to fight in Hilter’s Army.

The scary part is that Obama is being an apologist when he needs to be strong against our enemy, radical Islam. What would have happened if we had tried to appease Hitler? We would all be speaking German now.

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New Evidence Reveals: WMDs were in Iraq in 2001 and al Qaida was in Iraq in 1995

Posted by rightwinger on October 21, 2008

By Louis Fairmont

In March 2008, the Pentagon released some of Saddam Hussein’s classified documents that were captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. These documents called the Iraqi Perspectives Project Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents Volumes 1-5 (Redacted) are a compilation of “more than 600,000 original captured documents and several thousand hours of audio and video footage archived in a US Department of Defense (DOD) database.”[1] The American people have heard little about what is in these declassified Iraqi documents. Why? Because some people within the Pentagon are playing politics and do not want the truth to come out about how Saddam operated his regime and his relationship with al Qaida.

In my new book titled The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida, I have done an exhaustive review of these Iraqi documents and have found new evidence regarding Saddam Hussein’s regime and his relationship with al Qaida. Within these documents, memos, and transcripts, the truth behind Colin Powell’s address to the United Nations on February 5, 2003 is revealed. In my book, I have detailed with facts that Saddam was financing, training, supporting, and providing a safe haven for al Qaida.

Saddam was able to conceal his relationship with al Qaida through secrecy and intermediaries. Likewise Saddam was able to conceal his weapons of mass destruction. First let’s address the definition of weapons of mass destruction. Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) can be biological, chemical, or nuclear. These are weapons that will kill civilians as well as military personnel when used. When we discuss WMD we are not just talking about nuclear, but biological and chemical weapons as well. The Pentagon report on Saddam is clear that Saddam had biological and chemical weapons long after he was supposed to have dismantled these weapons. In addition the existence of a nuclear energy program as late as 2000 is illustrated in the Pentagon report which is long after he was supposed to have halted this program.

On February 5, 2003, the Secretary of State, Colin Powell addressed the United Nations Security Council. It turns out that everything he discussed in his address can be seen in the memos, documents, and transcripts within the Pentagon report on Saddam. Contrary to what the media has said, Colin Powell spoke the truth, and the intelligence he presented was good. First let’s review the major points from Colin Powell’s UN address:

· Iraq had a history of concealing its biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons programs.

· Iraq had a special committee that oversaw the UN inspections. Its job was to deceive and undermine the inspectors.

· Iraq had developed mobile units so that the WMD weapons and research could be moved easily to evade UN inspectors.

· Saddam had ties to terrorism, and was giving al Qaida safe haven in Iraq.

Colin Powell began his address by discussing the UN Resolution 1441. On November 8, 2002 the UN Security Council voted unanimously to disarm Iraq. “Iraq had already been found guilty of material breach of its obligations, stretching back over 16 previous resolutions and 12 years.” Resolution 1441 was Iraq’s last chance to unilaterally disarm. This meant that all of its biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons must be destroyed and programs halted. At that point Iraq had to comply or face serious consequences.

Concealment of Weapons of Mass Destruction

On the concealment of WMDs, Colin Powell said “This council placed the burden on Iraq to comply and disarm and not on the inspectors to find that which Iraq has gone out of its way to conceal for so long. Inspectors are inspectors; they are not detectives…. The facts on …Iraq’s behavior demonstrate that Saddam Hussein and his regime have made no effort–no effort–to disarm as required by the international community. Indeed, the facts and Iraq’s behavior show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction…. This effort to hide things from the inspectors is not one or two isolated events, quite the contrary. This is part and parcel of a policy of evasion and deception that goes back 12 years, a policy set at the highest levels of the Iraqi regime.”

This pattern of concealment is exposed in the Pentagon report on Saddam. In one Iraqi transcript that has been translated and is labeled ISGQ-2003-00003598 it says “some targets are mobile, and Iraq has proven that it moved throughout the country very expansive equipment and data to evade United Nations’ weapons inspection teams.”

The fact that Iraq continued to conceal its weapons and programs is clearly seen in memo ISGQ-2005-00034061. This memo is dated October 22, 2000 and is addressed to the Deputy Director of Intelligence Service regarding scientific ideas and is from the General Security Section Director. The General Security Section Director asks that the biologist named Uday Salim Mahdi destroy all documents he has in regards to his biological weapons research. The memo states that Mahdi should “destroy all of the documents related to his research to avoid any inconvenience with the inspection groups or the possibility of it reaching the country’s enemies.” The response letter from the Deputy Director of Intelligence Service to the General Security Section Director explains that the biologist has been working on the “production of viruses and bacteria that could be used to contaminate enemy water supplies in American military bases in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Apparently the biologist, Mahdi, sent a suggestion in to his commander that was forwarded to the nuclear energy organization. This provides new evidence that Saddam was continuing his nuclear energy program long after he said it had been halted. The Deputy Director was concerned that this research would be found out by the inspectors, so he asked the biologist stop working on these viruses and bacteria and to destroy all documentation related to this research and development. At the end of the memo it says “if a decision was made to carry out an operation of this kind, the material required can be found in the local markets.” It is not as if they are destroying the documentation and biological agents to comply with the UN, but to conceal the research and agents from the UN inspectors. From these two letters we see clearly that as of October 22, 2000 Saddam was still researching and developing biological weapons and continuing his nuclear program. Concerned about the UN inspectors finding out about this research and development, they are asking the biologist to stop working on these biological agents and to destroy all related documentation.

Committee of Concealment

Colin Powell went on to talk about an Iraqi committee of concealment whose job is to mislead and evade the UN inspectors. Colin Powell says “Iraq has a high-level committee to monitor the inspectors who were sent in to monitor Iraq‘s disarmament. Not to cooperate with them, not to assist them, but to spy on them and keep them from doing their jobs. The committee reports directly to Saddam Hussein…. [Their] job is not to cooperate, it is to deceive; not to disarm, but to undermine the inspectors; not to support them, but to frustrate them and to make sure they learn nothing.[2]

Saddam’s pattern of deceit is clearly seen in the transcript ISGQ-2003-M0006443. Saddam’s method of evading inspectors is described. In this transcript, Saddam is discussing with his command members the visit of Rolf Ekeus and the UN inspectors. Tarik Aziz tells the other command members that he is handling the UN inspectors as follows: When the inspectors ask, what amounts of biological weapons have been produced and what the goals of these weapons were, we “told the technical comrades that when they ask, tell them this is not our job.” The researchers and developers of the chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons were supposed to say to the inspectors simply that: “We have the duty of implementation. Ask us in the implementation matters.” The researchers and developers were further told if these types of political or security questions were asked, then they should defer the UN inspector to the appropriate Iraqi political official. Likewise questions regarding the quantities transformed into weapons, timing of production, and timing of destruction should be handled by the appropriate political official.

Mobile WMDs Units

Another concern raised during Colin Powell’s address to the UN was that Iraq had mobile WMD units. Colin Powell said that Iraq had “mobile production facilities used to make biological agents. The trucks and train cars are easily moved and are designed to evade detection by inspectors.” These mobile units allowed Saddam to quickly move the weapons when the UN inspectors arrived. Even more importantly is that these mobile units were highly sophisticated production units. They were capable of actually producing both chemical and biological weapons.

Memo ISGQ-2003-00003598 is dated January 4, 2001, so its just eight months before the September 11, 2001 attacks. Saddam was concerned that the U.S. might bomb Iraq. This transcript describes that the Iraqi leadership was concerned that Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons sites may be bombed. The Iraqi Intelligence Service had learned that the American weapons manufacturers were developing bombs that were able to “penetrate deeply into the ground or concrete.”[3] If one of these sites was hit and not completely annihilated by the blast, then the chemical and biological weapons could “be detected from the air by some hazardous airborne substances.” The memo says that “some targets are mobile, and Iraq has proven that it moved throughout the country very expansive equipment and data to evade United Nations’ weapons inspection teams. Still, precision is essential and fundamental to the Americans if they want to strike vital targets while minimizing civilian losses simultaneously.” Clearly Saddam still had both chemical and biological weapons as of the writing of this memo, January 4, 2001. The memo proves that Saddam used mobile units to produce biological and chemical weapons and to evade UN weapons inspectors.

Rolf Ekeus, the leader of the first UN Inspections Team to go into Iraq, warned that these production facilities were the biggest threat. The reason is that chemical and biological weapons can lose their potency over time, but having production facilities that can quickly produce the agent and move them to where they are needed is the most serious threat. Rolf Ekeus warned in 2003 that “This combination of researchers, engineers, know-how, precursors, batch production techniques and testing is what constituted Iraq’s chemical threat — its chemical weapon. The rather bizarre political focus on the search for rusting drums and pieces of munitions containing low-quality chemicals has tended to distort the important question of WMD in Iraq and exposed the American and British administrations to unjustified criticism. The real chemical warfare threat from Iraq … is the chance that Iraqi chemical weapons specialists would sign up with terrorist networks such as al Qaida…. While biological weapons are not easily adapted for battlefield use, they are potentially … more devastating as a means for massive terrorist onslaught on civilian targets.”[4]

What biological weapons were being produced? Well Colin Powell said that anthrax and botulinum toxins had been produced. We know from the attacks on the Kurds that Saddam also had typhoid spores and cholera. Colin Powell goes on to warn, “In fact, they can produce enough dry biological agent in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of people. And [a] dry agent of this type is the most lethal form for human beings.” Another more chilling fact is that Iraq was producing weaponized anthrax. When Iraq finally admitted to having biological weapons in 1995 the quantities were large. Colin Powell continued by explaining that less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax could cause catastrophic results. He gave the example of when the United States Senate was shutdown in the fall of 2001 because of an envelope with less than a teaspoon of anthrax. Several hundred people had to receive emergency medical care, and the two postal workers who handled the envelope were killed.

Ties to al Qaida

Colin Powell warned that Saddam had direct operational ties to terrorism and explained that al Qaida had a camp in the Northern part of Iraq. In the Pentagon Report on Saddam there are numerous memos, transcripts, and documents that prove Saddam’s alliance with terrorists. Here in 2003, Colin Powell said that “Our concern is not just about these elicit weapons. It’s the way that these elicit weapons can be connected to terrorists and terrorist organizations that have no compunction about using such devices against innocent people around the world. Iraq and terrorism go back decades. Baghdad trains Palestine Liberation Front members in small arms and explosives. Saddam uses the Arab Liberation Front to funnel money to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers in order to prolong the Intifada. And it’s no secret that Saddam’s own intelligence service was involved in dozens of attacks or attempted assassinations in the 1990s.”

In the Pentagon report on Saddam, all of Saddam’s terrorist ties are illustrated. These connections have been illustrated throughout my book. In addition, Saddam’s Fedayeen recruited martyrs to carry out suicide attacks. In Volume 3, p.184 of the Pentagon Report on Saddam there is a letter from an individual who is volunteering to carry out a suicide mission. The letter says “I ask your Excellency to allow me to participate in carrying out the martyrs missions to prove to the full world that we are with our brothers in the occupied territory by soul too.” The letter is dated June 8, 2001. This is just three months prior to the September 11th attacks.

Saddam was also financing terrorists in large sums. In Volume 2, p.507 there is a memo that illustrates this financing. This memo states that 40 million dinars were paid to the families of Palestinian martyrs. In Volume 3, p.265 a memo describes that one of Saddam’s commandos is being paid 1.5 million dinars in order to execute a hostile agent who resides in London, England.

In addition to all of the above, Saddam was creating jihadist propaganda for the Islamic terrorists. In Volume 3, pdf page 344, there is a memo that describes this jihadist propaganda created by Iraq titled “Lessons in ‘Secret Organization and Jihad Work’. These lessons were authorized, directed, reviewed, updated and margin-notated as well as signed by Saddam Hussein himself. The Minister of Culture, the Press Secretary and members of a select committee were directed to write and re-write all of these lessons. These activities were from 1992 through 2000.” These lessons in jihad were distributed in multiple formats including cassette tapes, internet, radio, newspapers, television, videos, booklets, and e-mails.

Colin Powell stressed the danger of Iraq having a connection to al Qaida. Powell continued by saying “But what I want to bring to your attention today is the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the Al Qaida terrorist network, a nexus that combines classic terrorist organizations and modern methods of murder. Iraq today harbors a deadly terrorist network headed by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, an [associate and] collaborator of Usama Bin Laden and his Al Qaida lieutenants. Zarqawi, a Palestinian born in Jordan, fought in the Afghan war more than a decade ago. Returning to Afghanistan in 2000, he oversaw a terrorist training camp. One of his specialties and one of the specialties of this camp is poisons. When our coalition [forces] ousted the Taliban, the Zarqawi network helped establish another poison and explosive training center camp. And this camp is located in northeastern Iraq.” Colin Powell continues, “The network is teaching its operatives how to produce ricin and other poisons. Let me remind you how ricin works. Less than a pinch—[imagine] a pinch of salt–less than a pinch of ricin, eating just this amount in your food, would cause shock followed by circulatory failure. Death comes within 72 hours and there is no antidote, there is no cure. It is fatal. Those helping to run this camp are Zarqawi lieutenants operating in northern Kurdish areas outside Saddam Hussein’s controlled Iraq. But Baghdad has an agent in the most senior levels of the radical organization, Ansar al-Islam, that controls this corner of Iraq. In 2000 this agent offered Al Qaida safe haven in the region. After we swept Al Qaida from Afghanistan, some of its members accepted this safe haven. They remain their today.”

There is a memo not included in the Pentagon report but is included in the Harmony database at West Point. This letter dated July 9, 2005 is titled “Zawahiri’s Letter to Zarqawi.” The letter was written by Ayman al-Zawahiri who was in Afghanistan at the time. The letter was addressed to Abu Musam al-Zarqawi who was the leader of al Qaida in Iraq. Zawahiri explains that al Qaida had four main goals:

1. “Expel the Americans from Iraq.

2. Establish an Islamic authority and develop it into a caliphate, extending influence over as much Iraqi territory as possible.

3. Extend the jihad to Iraq’s secular neighbors.

4. Extend the jihad to Israel.”

From the Pentagon report on Saddam, we know al Qaida was in Iraq as early as 1995. In transcript ISGQ-2003-M0006443 includes a conversation that was made in 1995 as part of a discussion about the United Nations (UN) weapons inspection after the Gulf War. Keep in mind, that this transcript is dated six years prior to the 2001 WTC bombing. Saddam’s command member wants al Qaida to be recognized for their efforts.

Apparently some of the Arab mujahideen from Afghanistan were relocated to Iraq to aid Saddam after the Gulf War. In another related memo 110/2/43 dated January 25, 1993, describes Iraq renewing its relationship with the Islamic Group Organization (IG) led by Umar Abed al Rahman, also known as the blind cleric behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. This memo says “To make use of the Arab Islamic elements that were fighting in Afghanistan and do not have current operating bases. They are dispersed in Sudan, Somalia and Egypt.” Part of the agreement that was made between Iraq and the IG was that Iraq would make use of the Arab mujahideen forces that originated in Afghanistan.

In transcript ISGQ-2003-M0006443 these same Arab mujahideen forces are discussed again. By 1995, some of al Qaida and the Arab mujahideen have relocated to Iraq and are helping Saddam rebuild broken airplanes, equipment, and weapons. The conversation begins with a discussion of al Qaida described as the “believers” and how they operate. Saddam says “I mean the determination of believers and how they work. The idea of military manufacturing began with the idea of utilizing all the other militarization capabilities to repair the equipment that was repairable. I mean whether in service or not. The idea of using air power was born and [the] air force and the engineering of electrical equipment along [with] the military manufacturing capacities. They created a campaign [and] they called it the call of the leader for two months.” Saddam continues describing this campaign led by al Qaida in Iraq to fix massive amounts of military equipment for Saddam. A large number of al Qaida members must have been in Iraq working on this project because the list of fixed equipment is long. “In the two months [al Qaida] repaired tools that were beyond usage.” Saddam continues by saying that they were working at an airport. He says the following items were repaired by al Qaida and the Arab mujahideen.

· 250 Armored Personnel Carriers

· 40 Tanks

· 40 Transporters

· 15 Mobile Canons 155 millimeters

· 30 Transporters of a different kind

· 9 “Chifton” tanks

· 35 T-55 Tanks

· 5 T-72 Tanks

· 9 Rescue Tanks

· 10 improvised rocket launchers/tubes

· 90 Various vehicles/trucks

· 9 guns (155 mm)

· 20 guns (155 mm)

· 17 Canons (152 mm)

· 1 gun (150 mm)

· 9 Tanks (55 mm) attached with a 160 mm mortar

· 4 guns (120 mm) B-30

· 57 guns (105 mm)

· 2 guns (240mm)

· 8 guns (120mm)

· 151 mortars (83mm)

· 305 mortars (60mm)

· 30,000 Kalashnikov Rifles

· 1,212 RPK machine guns

· 852 PKC machine guns

· 1,912 RPG-7 bombers

· 63 SPG-9

· 80 Sniper Rifles

· 1 Single machine gun

· 1 gun (106mm)

· 50 various guns

· 10,000 Simanov Rifles

· Surface to surface missile equipment

· 7 Ar-Ra’d Missile Launchers

· 22 Ar-Ra’d Missile Transporters

· 13 At-Tareq Missile Launchers

· 10 At-Tareq Missile Transporters

· 6 Missile Command Sites

· 4 Ababil Missile launchers

· 7 Surveying wheels

· 452 Various Radio Tools

· 659 Field Phone Equipment

· 125 generator engines

· 1,050 Anti-air bases

· 50 coaxial machine guns

· 2 bilateral machine guns

· 7 grenade Launchers (30mm)

· 123 helicopters Aircraft:s

· 18 Fixed Wing Fighter Plane

· 11 Training Planes”

Saddam continues by saying that all of these items have been repaired in “two months”. Obviously a large number of al Qaida members and Arab mujahideen have been relocated to Iraq to aid Saddam after the Gulf War. An unidentified person replies to Saddam, “Can I make a suggestion, sir? …These big efforts regarding the Mujahideen, I suggest that the Council of ministers takes a look at these big and good efforts conducted by these Mujahideen … [and we should] present them with thanks and high appreciation for these good efforts in the service of Iraq.” Saddam continues by saying “These are young men. …They are all professionals and

effective in their duties.” The unidentified person replies, “In this time it is difficult sir and they present Iraq with this big present I see they deserve all appreciation and respect from our part and the thing is left to al Qaida God preserves it.” Saddam replies, “They [al Qaida] suggested an exterior I doubled the proposal that’s why they are happy that I am aware of their efforts to the details and every time they present a finding we tell them to do to this person this thing etc I mean and they take the initiative. Here we clearly see that Saddam was directly working with al Qaida in Iraq in 1995. Al Qaida forces had relocated to Iraq and were actively working to help Iraq in any way they could. In this case they were repairing equipment and aircraft for Iraq.

Conclusion

Saddam was not only financing and supporting terrorism, but he was giving al Qaida a safe haven in Iraq. From creating and distributing Islamic terrorist propaganda to ordering the execution of dissidents, Saddam was in alliance with terrorists. Colin Powell was correct in saying that there existed a sinister nexus with Saddam, al Qaida, and weapons of mass destruction. Everything that Colin Powell said in his 2003 address to the United Nations was true. The Pentagon report on Saddam bears out all of Powell’s assertions. As a result, the U.S. invasion of Iraq was fully justified according to UN Resolution 1441.

The War on Terror began under the Clinton Administration. Because al Qaida was not properly dealt with, it formed more alliances and increased its stronghold until 9/11. Finally America woke up and realized we were in a War on Terror. Once Saddam Hussein who was a partner with terror formed an alliance with al Qaida, he had to be dealt with in the War on Terror.

The United States was completely justified in invading Iraq due to Saddam’s state support of al Qaida and worldwide terrorism in general. As Rolf Ekeus, the lead UN inspector, said the U.S. and Britain were fully justified in the “international military intervention” to overthrow Saddam Hussein. “To accept the alternative — letting Hussein remain in power with his chemical and biological weapons capability — would have been to tolerate a continuing destabilizing arms race in the gulf, including future nuclearization of the region, threats to the world’s energy supplies, leakage of WMD technology and expertise to terrorist networks, systematic sabotage of efforts to create and sustain a process of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the continued terrorizing of the Iraqi people.”[5] The U.S. and its allies had to take Saddam Hussein out before the unimaginable occurred with al Qaida getting access to nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons.

Watch the video on WMDs in Iraq in 2001

Watch the video about al Qaida being in Iraq in 1995


Notes:

[1] Woods, Kevin M., and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents (Institute for Defense Analysis, 2008), Foreword.

[2] Powell, Colin. “U.S. Secretary of State Addresses the U.N. Security Council.” 5 Feb. 2003.

[3] Kevin M. Woods, and James Lacey, Iraqi Perspectives Project: Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents, Volume 5, 79.

[4] Rolf Ekeus, “The Washington Post,” The Washington Post 29 June 2003.

[5] Rolf Ekeus, “The Washington Post,” The Washington Post 29 June 2003.

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Colin Powell – WMDs in Iraq

Posted by rightwinger on October 19, 2008

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Colin Powell – al Qaida in Iraq in 1995

Posted by rightwinger on October 18, 2008

Al Qaida was in Iraq in 1995.  My book explaining the relationship between Saddam and al Qaida will be published next year.

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