Monday, October 04, 2004

Documented Evidence of WMD and Terror Ties

CNS News Service has posted an article by Scott Wheeler titled “Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties”. In the article the author claims to have come in possession of 42 pages of documents that supposedly document not only vast links between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups but documented evidence of the regime’s possession of weapons of mass destruction. CNS News has sent the documents to two experts to try to verify their authenticity. CNS News believes that the Bush Administration may not be aware of the story at this point. If the documents turn out to be real, it will be earth shattering, rock solid evidence that Saddam was indeed the threat the Bush Administration claimed. An excerpt from the article:

Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders.

One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support terrorist attacks against Americans in Somalia. The memo was written nine months before U.S. Army Rangers were ambushed in Mogadishu by forces loyal to a warlord with alleged ties to al Qaeda.

Other memos provide a list of terrorist groups with whom Iraq had relationships and considered available for terror operations against the United States.

Among the organizations mentioned are those affiliated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, two of the world's most wanted terrorists. Zarqawi is believed responsible for the kidnapping and beheading of several American civilians in Iraq and claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings in Iraq Sept. 30. Al-Zawahiri is the top lieutenant of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, allegedly helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes on the U.S., and is believed to be the voice on an audio tape broadcast by Al-Jazeera television Oct. 1, calling for attacks on U.S. and British interests everywhere.

The authenticity of the documents needs verified and the Administration need to get on top of this story as soon as possible. If the documents are real, the President should hold après conference to relate the facts to the American people.

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