Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Saddam birthed Al Quaeda in Iraq...

How many times have we had to listen to libs loudly proclaiming that Saddam had nothing to do with Al Quaeda? Despite the fact that you can usually tell how wrong libs are by their decibel level and shrillness, this one just jumps off the B.S. meter. Ignoring the huge amounts of evidence presented by Iraqi intelligence officers, the public knowledge of Saddam paying families of suicide bombers, the evidence that Hussein's intelligence staff spent months before the U.S. attack destroying documents and computers with any pertinent information stored on them, the evidence of the mukhabarat training "Arab's" at
Salmon Pak in hijacking a plane without weapons (does that ring a bell?), the libs continually, steadfastly keep repeating the mantra that Saddam had nothing to do with Al Quaeda or terrorism against the US specifically. It's as if a Moslem terrorist leader, who tried to assassinate an American President, who was forced to give up captured lands and oil by the US, would go after everyone else but the US. Who really believes that? Do the libs really, honestly believe that or do they just hate W so much, that they don't care what lies they conjure up?

I know this will come as a shock to many, but there's even more evidence that they're wrong again. Former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi revealed to the Arab daily al-Hayat that information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime shows Saddam's early support of Al Quaeda and it's 'birthing' in Iraq. The #2 man in Al Quaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress. The article quotes Allawi stating:

"Saddam's government "sponsored" the birth of al-Qaeda in Iraq, coordinating with other terrorist groups, both Arab and Muslim. 'The Iraqi secret services had links to these groups through a person called Faruq Hajizi, later named Iraq's ambassador to Turkey and arrested after the fall of Saddam's regime as he tried to re-enter Iraq. Iraqi secret agents helped terrorists enter the country and directed them to the Ansar al-Islam camps in the Halbija area,' he said.

The former prime minister claims that Saddam's regime sought to involve even Palestinian Abu Nidal - head of a group once considered the world's most dangerous terrorist organization - in its terrorist circuit. Abu Nidal's organization was responsible for terrorist attacks in some 20 countries, killing more than 300 people and wounding hundreds more."

Interesting. It's known that Saddam invited Al Quaeda's #2 man al-Zawahiri, to Iraq in 1999, brought in "The Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi" where according to Allawi he began to form a terrorist cell, coordinated Al Quaeda's contacts with other terrorist organizations including efforts to link it with Abu Nidal, afterwards training unknown Arabs in hijacking and hostage taking, but it's all of no import to libs.

W was right, and he's owed an apology. We'll now wait for the libs to do the right thing, but we won't hold our breath.