The Prague al-Qaida /Iraq link

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Scotty, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    What is the latest on the meeting that supposedly took place between Mohammed Atta and the Iraqi agent in Prague?

    Have US officials ever confirmed that it took place? How strong is the evidence? Why isn't it (often) cited as evidence of Iraq supporting terrorism when the argument for a US strike is made?
     
  2. SoFla Metro

    SoFla Metro Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    If you read between the lines, this isn't used as evidence because the reliability of the initial report is questionable at best. We received this report from Czech intelligence about 9 months ago I believe, and have been unable to substantiate it. The closest the Pentagon has come to endorsing it has been to reluctantly admit that the meeting was possible in theory. This excuses the known fact that Atta was in Florida 2 days prior to the alleged meeting and nobody has been able to produce any evidence that he made a trip out of the country and back.
     
  3. FulhamRev

    FulhamRev Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and even if the meeting is verified, it still probably had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11.
     
  4. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd have to find the stories, but my understanding was that much later (and much quieter) the entire story was disproven. Atta was likely never even in Prague. But the story of the meeting was much juicier than the story of no meeting, so the news outlets buried the correction.
     
  5. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Respected news outlets would never do that!

    So tell me more about that massacre in Jenin?
     
  6. SoFla Metro

    SoFla Metro Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    This week's Time magazine has a big spread on the Iraq situation, including a pretty substantial article on the alleged Prague meeting.
     

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