2002 November 05 Tuesday
Jim Hoagland on Iraq's Involvement With Terrorism

Jim Hoagland lays out some of the evidence for Iraq's support for terrorism:

Here is one publicly available description that rebuts the once-popular view at the CIA that Iraq has not been in the international terrorist business since a thwarted plot in 1993 against former president George H.W. Bush:

"Page after page [of secret Iraqi documents] revealed plans for terrorist operations. . . . A requisition to the army asked for Iranian land mines so that the high explosive could be removed and used in booby traps overseas -- the purpose being to dupe any forensic examiner into concluding that the culprit was Iran, not Iraq. There were designs for mines configured as toys. Plans for ambushing moving convoys. A primer on how to wiretap. Document after document outlined an international program of terror."

The source of this description of a June 1996 discovery of what the author calls an Iraqi "school for terrorists and terrorism" is none other than Scott Ritter, now the star of antiwar rallies but once a fiercely dedicated U.N. arms inspector. You will find it on Page 121 of his informative 1999 book titled "Endgame."

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 November 05 06:58 PM  Axis Of Evil

John smithe said at December 16, 2002 2:19 PM:

i think that we should bomb the shit out of the alkida and to lesson as much future casualties as possible, to do it as soon as possible. i think that we should also capture sadom alive, and torture him the way he has done it to his people for many years, down with terrorism and sadom, and up with bombing the shit out of him

Jim Hoffa said at September 9, 2003 5:27 PM:

I don't believe that anyone with such shallow skills of communication as Mr. 'john smithe' should be opening himself up to public criticism by making his ignorance so public. Does anyone read this forum?

In only a couple of sentences he misspells more words than those he somehow manages to get correct. Folks this ignorant don't deserve to have an opinion.

Naomi said at May 22, 2004 9:03 AM:

Even though i am only 13 i am very intellegent. Ok well i think we should never started this war anyway. Now look what we have got ourselves into! We are losing our loved ones that we have cherished. For those who have lost loved ones God Bless!

Gary Jackson said at February 13, 2005 6:13 PM:

Jim Hoffa, above, is critical of John Smythes' spelling and calls him ignorant. Jim then writes: "Folks this ignorant don't deserve to have an opinion (sic)." Jim, your'e an ignorant hypocrite! You should have written: "Folks, this ignoramous doesn't deserve to have an opinion."

Garrett said at March 8, 2005 9:31 PM:

Naomi, i understand that your only 13, but i believe that this war is very necessary to slow down (not stop the terrorism because it can't be stopped) the terrorism and help free the Iraqi citizens. I was researching this topic and did you all know that if a man comits adultry in Iraq then the wife is blamed for it? that's wrong.

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