Saddam Ordered Training of Al-Qa'ida Members

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Ian McCracken, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    The independent Iraqi weekly Al-Yawm Al-Aakher reveals details on the training of Al-Qa'ida members operating under the orders of Saddam's Presidential Palace two months before the September 11 attacks.


    "...The Fedayeen command [Fedayeen Saddam under Uday's command] supervised the 100 Al-Qa'ida fighters directly, to the extent that senior Fedayeen officers visited them constantly and inspected them almost daily, especially during the final days when they transferred them, late at night in two red trucks that belonged to the Ministry of Transportation, to an undisclosed destination. I witnessed that with my own eyes because on that day I was the duty officer."
  2. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:
    Most people would read this and just automatically assume it's crap.

    But me? I decided to see what kind of alternative paper Al-Yawm Al-Aakhar actually is.

    Scroll down to see this from their editor in chief on July 10:

    "From what we see and observe we are led to say firmly and objectively that there is nothing that can be called organized guerrilla warfare as some are inclined to conclude based on confrontations with American forces stationed across the Iraqi provinces. In fact, what is happening are private efforts by zealous youths who refuse to accept the presence of American forces in the residential areas of the capital and the provinces. Guerrilla warfare is carried out daily and in organized fashion and with premeditated planning… what is really happening [here] are small skirmishes…"

    Good call, there, editor guy.

    Hey, maybe they dug up something that we couldn't find in six months of searching, and a month after Bush said there was no evidence of a connection. Maybe Al-Yawm Al-Aakher has got sources that would make Jack Anderson piss blood with envy, who knows.
  3. fishbiproduct

    fishbiproduct New Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Pasadena Ca.
    I'll just wait for the Hindustan Times to confirm
    Or, World Tribune, maybe?
  4. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    MEMRI may, for the most part, simply be translating actual stories from the middle east, but they certainly are an established pro-Israel organization, and definately appear to have some bias as to which stories they actually chose to translate and bring to light.

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