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Feb 5, 2003, 0000 hrs (FTW) – There
has been no corroborative evidence shown anywhere to establish
between the secular regime in Baghdad and the Islamic fundamentalist
Al Qaeda. If it never existed in the ten years before 9-11,
the Bush administration cannot manufacture it now. Recent
press commentary has all but implied that the U.S. has
been so aggressive since 9-11 that it has backed Saddam
into the corner of having to ally with Al Qaeda. Saddam
is a brutal dictator but he is not that dumb.
Many people are rightly suspicious, based upon past history
going back to Vietnam, the Iran-Contra affair, and 9-11
that the U.S. government will cook the books and manufacture
whatever evidence is needed for tomorrow’s dog and
pony show. A story released by Agence France Presse three
days ago may hint that Colin Powell could be walking into
a trap if he does what many are predicting.
Leaving all the theatrics aside, February 5th, 2003 will
be remembered forever as a turning point in world history.
The worldwide symptoms of Peak Oil are starting to be felt
and the Empire has committed to a course of action which
will not be stopped.
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Ansar al-Islam leader
to document his links to US
Saturday, 01-Feb-2003 4:20AM PST
Story from AFP
Copyright 2003 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet)
DUBAI, Feb 1 (AFP) - The suspected leader of a Kurdish
Islamic extremist group threatened in an interview published
to produce evidence of his contacts with Washington prior
to the September 11 suicide hijackings.
I have in my possession irrefutable evidence against the
Americans and I am prepared to supply it ... if (the United
States) tries to implicate me in an affair linked to terrorism," Mullah
Krekar, who is believed to front Ansar al-Islam, told Al-Hayat
He dismissed as "fabrications" reports linking
his group to Al-Qaeda, saying they were designed to justify
a strike against Iraq.
Krekar told the Arabic-language daily he had been approached
by the United States before September 11.
I had a meeting with a CIA representative and someone from
the American army in the town of Sulaymaniya (Iraqi Kurdistan)
at the end of 2000. They asked us to collaborate with them
... but we refused to do so," he said.
British and US news reports this week claimed that Krekar,
who has enjoyed political refugee status in Norway since
1991, and Ansar al-Islam would be key elements of US Secretary
of State Colin Powell's proof of links between Al-Qaeda
and Baghdad to be presented to the UN Security Council
Kurdish officials said the Americans have been paying particular
attention in recent month to a mountainous enclave controlled
by Ansar al-Islam fighters in Kurdistan near Iran.
The opposition Kurdisih Democratic Party considers the
group, whose name means Support of Islam, to be a link
Baghdad regime and Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda.
Krekar, whose real name is believed to be Fateh Najmeddin
Faraj, was arrested in the Netherlands last September and
was questioned by US agents about his links while in custody.
Ansar al-Islam is an extremist alliance of Muslim guerrillas
including some who reportedly fought in Afghanistan.