WSJ: Saddam's Files Show 'Direct' 9/11 Link

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    WSJ: Saddam's Files Show 'Direct' 9/11 Link

    Newly uncovered files examined by U.S. military investigators in Baghdad show what is being described as "a direct link" between Saddam Hussein's elite Fedayeen military unit and the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who attended a January 2000 al-Qaida summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the 9/11 attacks were planned, is listed among the officers on three Fedayeen rosters reviewed by U.S. probers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

    "Our government sources, who have seen translations of the documents, say Shakir is listed with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel," the paper said.

    Though the Journal doesn't mention it, Saddam's Fedayeen has been identified in previous reports as the group that conducted 9/11-style hijack training drills on a parked Boeing 707 airliner at the south Baghdad terrorist camp Salman Pak.

    In a post obtained through Saddam's Mukhabarat intelligence service, Shakir was stationed at the Iraqi Embassy in Kuala Lumpur at the time of the 9/11 planning session.

    Also in attendance were 9/11 hijackers Khalid al Midhar and Nawaz al Hamzi, who were piloting American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon.

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    This is why the Dems should have been on board. Now they're going to look like asses in the eyes of history. But thats been par for the last 30 years or so.
     
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    This is pretty big news IMO! Has it been reported much? I haven't seen too much of the news with moving into the new house. I know,it probably hasn't because it would be even more reason to back up the war. I don't doubt that Iraq had something to do with 9-11,I really don't.
     
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    No, it has not been a big story in the news.
     
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    don't expect to see wide reporting.
     
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    This story is from Newsmax. In Nazi Germany, Dr Joseph Goebbels was in charge of propaganda. Goebbels official
    title was Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. In the U.S.A. we have Newsmax.

    Consider the source.
     
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    That is supposed to be 'news'? You didn't know that?
     
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    But if its on Moveon its legit right?
     
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    That's great :rolleyes:

    Are you going to call The Wall Street Journal Nazi Propaganda also?

    Saddam's Files
    New evidence of a link between Iraq and al Qaeda.

    Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT

    One thing we've learned about Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein is that the former dictator was a diligent record keeper. Coalition forces have found--literally--millions of documents. These papers are still being sorted, translated and absorbed, but they are already turning up new facts about Saddam's links to terrorism.

    We realize that even raising this subject now is politically incorrect. It is an article of faith among war opponents that there were no links whatsoever--that "secular" Saddam and fundamentalist Islamic terrorists didn't mix. But John Ashcroft's press conference yesterday reminds us that the terror threat remains, and it seems especially irresponsible for journalists not to be open to new evidence. If the CIA was wrong about WMD, couldn't it have also missed Saddam's terror links?

    One striking bit of new evidence is that the name Ahmed Hikmat Shakir appears on three captured rosters of officers in Saddam Fedayeen, the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday and entrusted with doing much of the regime's dirty work. Our government sources, who have seen translations of the documents, say Shakir is listed with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

    This matters because if Shakir was an officer in the Fedayeen, it would establish a direct link between Iraq and the al Qaeda operatives who planned 9/11. Shakir was present at the January 2000 al Qaeda "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9/11 attacks were planned. The U.S. has never been sure whether he was there on behalf of the Iraqi regime or whether he was an Iraqi Islamicist who hooked up with al Qaeda on his own.




    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005133
     
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    st8, newsmax is a magazine that by its own admission leans more to the right on opinion articles and op eds. But i find there straight news to be much more objective then most if not ALL of the major LMM networks.

    Go to their site and just look at some fo the stories theyve broken and tell me they arent legit.
     

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