Could this be a link?

  1. http://www.fas.org/irp/news/1998/11/98110602_nlt.html

    I came across this today and I'm wondering if this could be a link between Al qaeda and Iraq, it's dated 1998. I believe Iraq is named in the 3rd paragraph.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   NurseHardee
    How about the link dated today, mkue? That's where the US military eliminated the secularist Baathists from power, and left a power vaccuum for religious fundamentalists in Iraq to fill. Come to think of it, that's what Clinton did in Kosovo, too. The only conclusion can be, is that the US government should prosecute itself for aiding and abetting Al qaeda! They've given them billions of dollars of military assisstance to do what they wanted to do. Now, we really should get tough with these terrorist supporters, our own US government.

    Nurse Hardee

    Quote from mkue
    http://www.fas.org/irp/news/1998/11/98110602_nlt.html

    I came across this today and I'm wondering if this could be a link between Al qaeda and Iraq, it's dated 1998. I believe Iraq is named in the 3rd paragraph.
  4. by   Mkue
    Nursehardee you can't possibly be made at our Government because there might be a link between Al qaeda and Iraq.

    Maybe we had the evidence back in 1998 before Al qaeda attacked us again in 2001. Perhaps terrorists were using training camps in Iraq to learn to hijack airplanes. Salmon Pak?
  5. by   NurseHardee
    Mkue, the US government has been cavorting with terrorists all over the world for a very long time. It just so happens that the Islamic fundamentalist ones are the ones connected to another religion than Christianity, and they felt themselves to be more independent than other US assisted terrorists do. It was them that struck off on their own, and that's the only reason that our government has gotten itself so hot under the collar about it.
  6. by   Dplear
    NurseHArdee,

    You are so blatantly anti America and anything American, you have lost all credibity with alot of people. I do not know what turned you this way but i erally feel sorry for those around you that have tonlisten to the daily diatribe from you.

    Dave
  7. by   NurseHardee
    Travelling in Guatemala did it, Dplear. I caught the disease from an infected banana. And besides, listening to me can't be worse than listening to our president? If so, you have hurt my feelings. Nurse Hardee
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    Quote from Dplear
    NurseHArdee,

    You are so blatantly anti America and anything American, you have lost all credibity with alot of people. I do not know what turned you this way but i erally feel sorry for those around you that have tonlisten to the daily diatribe from you.

    Dave
  8. by   nurseunderwater
    Nursehardee....i have one thing to say....actually 2.....school of the americas....thanks for being a truthsayer.....K
  9. by   WyomingRN
    Quote from Dplear
    NurseHArdee,
    You are so blatantly anti America and anything American, you have lost all credibity with alot of people. I do not know what turned you this way but i erally feel sorry for those around you that have tonlisten to the daily diatribe from you.
    Dave
    The simple fact is that if I gave a criminal the means to conduct criminal activity, I myself would be considered a criminal.

    "Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy." Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438, 485

    America's founders knew and warned us about the number one enemy of America - the central government. I can only assume that you believe Washington, Madison, Franklin, Henry and the other founders of America were also anti-American.
  10. by   Mkue
    "Additionally, the indictment states that Al Qaeda reached an agreement
    with Iraq not to work against the regime of Saddam Hussein and that
    they would work cooperatively with Iraq, particularly in weapons
    development."
    __________________________________________________ ___

    This is the paragraph in question to me. Anyone care to discuss this?
  11. by   fergus51
    I thought all of this was already debunked. There were families of 9/11 victims that tried to get a lawsuit to sue Iraq and SH directly. But, despite hiring investigators who were former intelligence officers, no one could find any link to Iraq and Al Qaeda. Remember that meeting between an Iraqi intelligence agent and one of the 9/11 highjackers that never happened? This is along those same lines. It also doesn't make any sense. OBL wanted to overthrow several middle eastern governments including Saudi Arabia and Iraq. SH ran a secular government, killed and opressed muslims and hardly lived an Islamic life. Not a likely ally for a muslim extremist.
  12. by   maureeno
    and the purpose of this thread is ?????
    justification for the destruction of Iraq?
    justification for a failed occupation??
    justification for fertilizing hatred of America??
  13. by   Mkue
    Quote from maureeno
    and the purpose of this thread is ?????
    justification for the destruction of Iraq?
    justification for a failed occupation??
    justification for fertilizing hatred of America??
    My purpose is to discuss the possibility of links between Iraq and Al qaeda, I had not seen this document previously. Fergus has given a good explanation of the document.

    The occupation has not ended in Iraq Maureeno, I think it's very premature to call it a Failure at this time.
  14. by   elkpark
    The occupation has not ended in Iraq Maureeno, I think it's very premature to call it a Failure at this time.
    The occupation of Iraq was a failure before it even started, IMHO. Shrub and his henchmen (and the people who, incredibly enough, still support him) can try to dress it up all they want, but that's not gonna change.

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