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David Huntwork

An Alliance of Evil
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

Saddam and bin Laden

What we have found is, were there contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq, yes. Some of them were shadowy but they were there, - Tom Kean, the Republican former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9-11 commission.

 

The record of Saddam shows very well his connections to international terrorists, like Carlos and Abu Nidal. We know for sure that he had established links with chieftains in Sudan, to work closely with Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda style organizations. - Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.

 

Though this subject has temporarily been absent from the front page it continues to reemerge on a regular basis and will certainly do so multiple times before the November election as well as for many years to come. The degree of the cooperation between Saddam and bin Laden, or more specifically the supposed lack thereof, is one of the two main pillars of the “Bush lied” bumper sticker slogan crowd. (The other being the WMD question which we will have to visit another time). The question of the depth of the collaboration between two of the greatest enemies of the Republic and the West is one worthy of in-depth examination and analysis.

 

The fact that  the most partisan among us use this issue as a vicious political weapon is unfortunate and flies in the face of the growing amount of evidence that suggests a complicated relationship between Saddam’s Iraq and bin Laden’s Al-Queda network.  For as surely as a headline from WWII stating “No links found between Germany and Japan” would ring hollow, just as certainly the modern day headlines of “No links found between Iraq and bin Laden” are a blatant attempt to ignore the evidence and deceive the public.

 

 

Coalition intelligence and the new Iraqi government have just begun the momentous task of sifting through and translating the millions of documents relating to Saddam’s regime. Already some amazing findings have come to life. For example, a recently discovered Iraqi intelligence document places lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta in Baghdad two months before the attacks.

 

 

Imagine a ten thousand piece puzzle being put together without benefit of the box top. It would be a difficult project and one that would take a considerable amount of time before it was completed. But with just a few hundred pieces on the table the outline of the picture, though vague and incomplete, has begun to take shape.

 

 

We are now able to see a level of cooperation and collaboration that is virtually undeniable and shows that the claims of the Democrat party, the 9-11 commission, and the naysayers were extremely premature. The War on Terror has revealed the convoluted ties between a wide variety of Islamic sects, secularists, regimes, and ethnic groups united in an unholy alliance against their common enemy. For nearly a decade, in the best tradition of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Al-Queda and various other Islamic terrorist groups put aside their fundamental differences to join in a jihad against the Great Satan, its allies, and its national interests. 

 

Virtually none of the evidence defining the innumerable ties between the twins of terror has been explained away by those who seek to deny its existence. It is much easier to shout ‘Bush lied’ and giggle about the good looks of John Edwards than to take an objective and non-partisan look at the terrorist intrigues that are being exposed. It is almost comforting to be political sheep and believe only the watered down gruel we are spoon fed on a daily basis. To actually take the time and make the mental effort to put the puzzle together is too difficult or uncomfortable for most.   The spoiled Western mind seems to have great difficulty in digesting the depth of the hatreds directed towards it. For those who study history, such global ties in the struggles of power, prestige and the fervor of ideology and religion are not surprising. In fact, it would be much more surprising if there were not interactions and scheming between the various muddled mentalities in the Middle East who seek our destruction.

 

We have seen the extensive web of terror that has been revealed since the war began. There were North Koreans in Iran and Libya helping them with their nuclear programs as well as the missiles that would deliver such deadly cargo. There was the massive black market network of nuclear technology ran by the Pakistani Khan organization that spread all over the Islamic world across the various ideologies and sects of Islam in the hopes of developing 'the Islamic bomb'. And yet no one can seem to swallow the thought that France and Germanys most important and valuable ally might be in cahoots with a terrorist group that shared a common enemy?  I think those of us who sift for the golden nugget of truth in the raging river of lies, misinformation, propaganda and ignorance can sense the truth and agenda in this situation.

 

 

We have truly only discovered the tip of iceberg.  More documents will be found and interpreted. More former Baathist regime members will come forward to give up their small piece of the puzzle.  The nature of the Saddam/Osama relationship is not only much more than could possibly be outlined in the space allotted me but would, and does, fill entire volumes. Instead, I have chosen to share some select internet columns and postings that outline the hidden alliance and the amazing amount of agreements, collaboration, funding, support, training, and arming that occurred among some of the world’s most sordid characters. This is the quintessential reading list that will open your eyes to the dark world of terror craft and international intrigue.

 

According to the United States Information Agency a Manhattan federal court found well before the 9-11 attacks and the presidency of George Bush that  ...bin Laden and al Qaeda forged alliances with the National Islamic Front in Sudan and with representatives of the Government of Iran and its associated terrorist group Hezbollah with the goal of working together against their common enemies in the West, particularly the United States. In addition, al Qaeda reached an understanding with the Government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq. The entire article is available at: http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/98110402.htm

 

The Link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda http://www.insightmag.com/news/2004/06/11/World/Stories.Back.In.The.Newsthe.Link.Between.Iraq.And.AlQaeda-688380.shtml

 

Case Closed: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.                   http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp

 

The Connection: Not so long ago, the ties between Iraq and al Qaeda were conventional wisdom. The conventional wisdom was right. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/152lndzv.asp

 

Saddam’s Ambassador to al-Qaeda                                      http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12292

 

Document links Saddam, bin Laden                                                                          http://tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/03/06/34908297.shtml?Element_ID=34908297

 

The proof that Saddam worked with bin Laden:                                                                                                             

Iraqi intelligence documents provide evidence of direct link                                                                                 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtmlhml=/news/2003/04/27/walq27.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/04/27/ixnewstop.html

 

Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/296fmttq.asp

 

Pre-Bush timeline/list of Iraq’s Ties to Al Queda:                                                                                                     

Sam Pender-author of Iraq's Smoking Gun and other books on the matter                   

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1152923/posts

 

Clinton Indictment Cited Iraq-bin Laden Link http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/6/13/224948.shtml

 

EnemiesTogether:                                                                                            

Clinton was right: Saddam and al Qaeda had numerous connections.                                        

http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110005249

 

No Question About It: Saddam and the terrorists http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins091903.asp

 

The Al Qaeda Connection: More reason to suspect that bin Laden and Saddam may have been in league.                              http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/889jldct.asp

 

Iraq & Militant Islam: Saddam’s al Qaeda links were a worthy rationale for toppling his regime. http://nationalreview.com/mccarthy/mccarthy200406010821.asp

 

Saddam's al Qaeda Connection http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/033jgqyi.asp

 

Iraq’s State Sponsorship of Osama bin-Laden and the al-Qaeda Terror Network http://www.washingtondispatch.com/cgibin/artman/exec/view.cgi/16/32

 

The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections                                                                                                 

Richard Miniter: author of “Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror”    http://www.techcentralstation.com/092503F.html

 

The Story of Salmon Pak                                     http://edwardjayepstein.com/2002question/salmanpak.htm

 

The Iraqi-Bin Laden Connection                                 http://www.geocities.com/republican_strategist/Iraq-Bin-Laden.html

 

I believe the evidence points to a web of both cooperation and meetings between Saddam's Iraq, particularly the intelligence services as well as the Fedayeen, and various cells and allied groups of Al-Queda. There is no dispute that the Taliban-like Al Ansar Islam group in Northern Iraq provided safe haven for hundreds of Taliban and Al Queda fighters fleeing Afghanistan and were secretly armed and funded by Saddam Hussein. Dare I even mention the star treatment and medical treatment of al-Zarqawi while in Baghdad, as well as the organization of dozens of terrorist sleeper cells in Saddam’s pre-invasion Iraq by the now infamous, beheading butcher and master terrorist? The agreement in the early nineties between Saddam and Al-Queda laid the groundwork for cooperation between the two against a common enemy. There is also a very strong probability that Iraqi agents and Al Queda terrorists assisted each other in multiple terrorist attacks in the years leading up to 9-11.

 

I will leave you with one last, intriguing possible piece of the puzzle.  A little less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladi.” (July 21, 2001).  Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal uncannily predicted that bin Laden would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.” The state-approved column also said that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” (“New York, New York”).

 

The search for the truth continues.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 
 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
 
-Samuel Adams