|8) One of these camps, searched by the Marines earlier this year, turned
up a 7-pound block of pure, ready-to-use cyanide. Saddam had his own
paid man working right under Zarqawi. When Zarqawi became ill in May of
2002, Saddam put him up in
's best hospital - used only by the loyalist elite - for two months. Zarqawi
never saw the tab. From his bedside, with Saddam's approval, Zarqawi
held court over perhaps 24 jihadis in his own group, which coordinated
al-Qaeda travelers in and out of the country to places like
. In case the world missed the point, Zarqawi and his group this week
reportedly declared their solemn allegiance to Osama bin Laden and merged
9) He sent the deputy head of the Iraqi Mukhabarat, Farouk Hijazi, on a
secret mission through the high Hindu Kush mountains in wintry December
to meet with bin Laden, according to the liberal British newspaper The
Guardian. Was Hijazi carrying money with him? Unfortunately, the
9/11 Commission wasn't interested in asking. But one remarkable thing
immediately happened: according to the 9/11 Report, bin Laden, now
confident in the backing of Saddam's Iraq, and "apparently at
[military chief] Muhammed Atef 's urging, finally decided to give al-Qaeda
planner Khalid Sheik Mohammed the green light for the 9/11
operation," the Report states.
10) Saddam used his Mukhabarat operative in
, Ahmed al-Ani, to keep tabs on the 9/11 project through its ringleader,
Mohamed Atta. Saddam also employed Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, a lieutenant
colonel in the Fedayeen Saddam, to babysit some of the 9/11 hijackers in
September 11, 2001
, loomed, Saddam could hardly conceal his anticipation. Two months
before 9/11, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper Al-Nasiriya carried a
column headlined "
, An Obsession Called Osama Bin Ladin." In the piece, Ba'ath Party
writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the
"with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he
will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House."
Saddam's writer also insisted that bin Laden "will strike
on the arm that is already hurting [i.e., the economy] and that the
"will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his
songs" - an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic "
12) A mere two weeks before the strike, Saddam put his entire military
on high alert, expecting the United States to bomb him in response. Only
a single news source, Con Coughlin of the British Daily Telegraph,
reported this fact, which has never since been disputed.
13) Headquarters of al-Zarkawi found in Fallujah. Command and
control center of Jordanian Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been fond
in Fallujah. Bomb-making shop, documents, photographs, old computers and
copies of the Quran found. A large sign in Arabic read: “Al-Qaeda
Organization” and “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his
Now it is very strange and utterly hypocritical why in the world that
erudite 9/11 commission found no connection between al-Qaeda and Saddam
Hossain. What makes the real connection between the two rogue groups? Does
it require a marriage ceremony to have connection?
Money was always the core factor for the al-Qaeda group to launch
world-wide terrorist campaign against
. In addition to those world wide Muslim charities,
were the two nations funneled millions of dollars and moral boosting to
this rogue al-Qaeda who vowed to dedicate their life to hurt
anywhere in the world.
Could it be possible that the 9/11 commission was highly politically
motivated only to un-seat Bush for the second term in White house? Was it
a dire conspiracy? Only time will tell that.
No wonder Bush-Cheney regime never agreed with 9/11 commission or with
any other party and they were beating their drum louder and clear
that—Saddam did have connection with al-Qaeda. George Bush was all along
very adamant and strong in his conviction. This forceful conviction of
George Bush brought him the jubilant victory on
November 2, 2004
Presidential election. No doubt about it!
1) Saddam, the ATM of Al-Qaeda
November 16, 2004
(Christopher S. Carson, formerly of the American
Enterprise Institute, is an attorney in private practice in
November 19, 2004
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