Just wondering...

  1. Al Qaida plotting to strike U.S. targets Beirut /.. Al Qaida cells are planning attacks on U.S. interests in the Middle East and elsewhere soon after the start of a military campaign against Iraq, possibly within a week, according to a senior Arab intelligence official._

    http://www.iraq2000.com/babil/archiv...l_eng/eng1.htm


    I wonder why Al Qaida would attack US interests in the Middle East and elsewhere if the US attacks Iraq. Could there be some kind of connection between Al Qaida and Iraq?

    This was found on Saddam Hussains son's newspaper the daily Babil.

    Last edit by mkue on Mar 14, '03
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  3. by   rncountry
    The newspapers name is Babil, which automatically made me think of the Tower of Babel. Of course this was located in Babylon, an ancient ruined city on the Eurphates River. The ruins are located about 55 miles from present day Iraq. At one time the hanging gardens of Babylon were one of the ancient wonders of the world. It was destroyed once and then rebuilt by Nebuchandezzar, and was the home of the Temple of Marduk with it's associated ziggeurat, which was apparently the basis for the story of the Tower of Babel.
    And makes me think of all sorts of ancient history, and all sorts of interesting thoughts.
  4. by   maureeno
    remember back a couple weeks the OBL tape calling for attacks coinciding with the Iraq war?
    opportunity taken now does not prove prior connection

    there is no reasonable proof of SH 'nexus' with al-Qaida;none.
    Iraq was not involved with the 09-11-01 horror, not involved.

    God save us from the 'blowback' of the hatred we are about to provoke
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by mkue

    Could there be some kind of connection between Al Qaida and Iraq?


    So that is why President Bush mentioned it in his speech.. yes I remember now. Harboring terrorists.

  6. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by rncountry
    The newspapers name is Babil, which automatically made me think of the Tower of Babel. Of course this was located in Babylon, an ancient ruined city on the Eurphates River. The ruins are located about 55 miles from present day Iraq. At one time the hanging gardens of Babylon were one of the ancient wonders of the world. It was destroyed once and then rebuilt by Nebuchandezzar, and was the home of the Temple of Marduk with it's associated ziggeurat, which was apparently the basis for the story of the Tower of Babel.
    And makes me think of all sorts of ancient history, and all sorts of interesting thoughts.
    Helen, I remember some of Babylon from the Book of Genesis. It's been a long time since religion classes.. so thank you. There is quite a history there.

    Babil makes me think of "babble"
  7. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Yes, SH probably has many terrorists hidden in Iraq. He probably even provides funds to them. Anybody that hates the United States is welcome in his country.

    Remember after 9/11 when President Bush said that in order to get rid of terrorists that it would take a long time and would cover many countries? This is what he was talking about.
  8. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Babil made me think of "Babble" too, mkue!
  9. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by maureeno

    there is no reasonable proof of SH 'nexus' with al-Qaida;none.
    Iraq was not involved with the 09-11-01 horror, not involved.

    Trying to rationalize why Al Qaida would come to the defense of Iraq but without any connections what so ever...it does not make sense to someone like me who has to analyze my suspicions so I will continue to question it.
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    Babil made me think of "Babble" too, mkue!
    Mimi, I haven't used that word in ages. :chuckle


    About this al-qaida thing.. I really need to find more info on this, it has me just stumped. And why Saddam's son is still posting it on his Newspaper as it is old news.. kinda like a moral booster of sorts for the Iraqs .... really bothered me.

  11. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by maureeno


    there is no reasonable proof of SH 'nexus' with al-Qaida;none.
    Iraq was not involved with the 09-11-01 horror, not involved.

    God save us from the 'blowback' of the hatred we are about to provoke
    what consists of reasonable proof is relavent.......and therefore the debate....opinion does not constitute fact, and you can bet there is a lot more intelligence out there than is being shared....not that it should be....
    God save us from the hatred that is not stopped in it's tracks, that refuses and despises diplomacy, democracy and compromise. God save us from the misguided judgements of those who would leave evil ppl in powerwho would kill our very own children for sport ....
  12. by   Mkue
    Good post l.rae..

    There has to be some "confidential" information we aren't privy to because this is just too suspicious. Any country that al-qaida associates itself with whether there is proof or not is just plain suspicious. And then to see it posted on Iraq newspaper as if Iraq and al-qaida are allies..
  13. by   Mkue
    The counterterrorism experts say any attacks would likely be carried out by subordinates of a man who's been described by the United States as a senior associate of Osama bin Laden -- although it's not clear whether he's actually a member of al-Qaida.

    American officials say he was in Baghdad last summer, and some of his people are still there.

    It's believed that Iraqi officials knew he was in town, since Saddam Hussein has an extensive intelligence operation.

    http://www.nbc4.tv/sh/news/stories/n...08-210334.html
    Last edit by mkue on Mar 15, '03
  14. by   Mkue
    Swetnam says Iraq ---- a traditional enemy of Iran ---- has provided financial and technical support to bin Laden's fighters while groups that enjoy Iranian sponsorship, such as Hezbollah, are also affiliated with al-Qaida.

    www.nctimes.com/news/2001/20010921/70249.html

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