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Recently Released Pre-Iraq War Documents Tell of bin Laden/Iraq Link

Freepers at Free Republic have started going through the documents and posted this one labeled CMPC-2003-001488 and translated by jveritas:

In the Name of God the Merciful


Presidency of the Republic

Intelligence Apparatus

To the respectful Mr. M.A.M.

Subject: Information

Our source in Afghanistan No 11002 (for information about him see attachment 1) provided us with information that that Afghani Consul Ahmad Dahestani (for information about him see attachment 2) told him the following:

1. That Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and it that previously a group from Taliban and Osama Bin Laden group visited Iraq.

2. That America has proof that the government of Iraq and Osama Bin Laden group have shown cooperation to hit target within America.

3. That in case it is proven the involvement of Osama Bin Laden group and the Taliban in these destructive operations it is possible that American will conduct strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

4. That the Afghani Consul heard about the subject of Iraq relation with Osama Bin Laden group during his stay in Iran.

5. In light of this we suggest to write to the Commission of the above information.

Please view... Yours... With regards

Signature:......, Initials : A.M.M, 15/9/2001

Foot note: Immediately send to the Chairman of Commission

Signature:.............

These documents are being released by Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center.

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Comments (14)

Yeah? But what about Hallib... (Below threshold)

Yeah? But what about Halliburton, and KBR?!? ;-)

Even if Allah came down fro... (Below threshold)
JD:

Even if Allah came down from on high, stating that he commanded Saddam to allow AQ safe harbor in his country (which he did), the left would ignore it, or claim that Allah was a tool of the party.

Right On JD , ... (Below threshold)
JEFF:

Right On JD , or they would say that he own,s stock in Halliburton..He, rove and cheney are in cahoots to keep the american people in the dark..

I just read the Britney Spe... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I just read the Britney Spears blog and I'm wondering ... Is there anyway we can get Osama to attack her?

"Dear Boss,we're BUSTED" (R... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Dear Boss,we're BUSTED" (Re: point 2) No qualifiers, no in-between-the-lines flowery araby , no code, no microdot , no XYZ (Didn't we train these people?) Oh! and Iran's feet are visible 'neath the curtains, stage right! The scenario is marginally more believable than the discredited Prague-Manila connection. Yet that invented evidence and these new releases align so closely to the line hewn in 1996 after Bibi's "Clean Break" from the U.S.'s dual containment Iraq/Iran policy (REMEMBER?); from balancing powers to isolating and defeating each in it's turn (plus Syria - coincidence! coincidence!). An excellent backgrounder that cuts through the hooey: //www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/print/mear01_.html

And once again, with bryanD... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

And once again, with bryanD, is all because of the joooooooooos.

I have reviewed the memo an... (Below threshold)
epador:

I have reviewed the memo and it is obvious that it was not typed on an IBM Seletric and must be a phony.

lol I don't think ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

lol

I don't think lefties need too stretch too far for this one: the source is Free Republic.

Source of the quoted transl... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Source of the quoted translation, but not the documents, jp2.

Yeah, I don't know...... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Yeah, I don't know...

On one hand you have Free Republic and the well known mid-East scholar "jveritas", the other, the 9/11 commission. Hmm. Free Republic. 9/11 Commission.

A tough choice.

So, jp2, how does it feel t... (Below threshold)

So, jp2, how does it feel to be living in a state of constant denial?

"NO! NO! There was NO connection between Iraq and Al-Qaeda! None! La-la-la, I can't HEEEAAARR you!"

The choice is easy ! believ... (Below threshold)
JEFF:

The choice is easy ! believe neither , You can clearly see with your own eye,s what is happening in the world ..

Muse: it's possible there w... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Muse: it's possible there was a connection, albeit very slight. I'll go with the 9/11 commission on this one though, as opposed to Free Republic.

Connections in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Pakistan, our "allies," are far much greater however.

Connections in Sa... (Below threshold)


Connections in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Pakistan, our "allies," are far much greater however.

I think you're probably right about this. Sooner or later the Saudi funding of Wahabi terrorism and whack job imams and Pakistan's allowing terrorists to operate within their borders is going to have to be addressed.




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