Friday, January 06, 2006

Justifying Iraq, Again

Saddam's Terror Training Camps:

THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials.

The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of the fighters were drawn from terrorist groups in northern Africa with close ties to al Qaeda, chief among them Algeria's GSPC and the Sudanese Islamic Army. Some 2,000 terrorists were trained at these Iraqi camps each year from 1999 to 2002, putting the total number at or above 8,000.
Save this link--it is in a long list of evidence that continues to be ignored.


Anonymous said...

Where's the source of this nonsense. You expect anyone to believe this withou any references?
Sounds the same as going to any US military base in America and saying they are training camps. Any milittary base in any country is a training base. Where is the poof these bases were related to Osama or El Quida. Anyone can write anything to make a point but wihtout proof (referenced) it is about as reliable as Chalabi givng false information to the US.

Tom said...

Oh my God.

Mark said...


Once again you demonstrate one of the basic fallacies of the war on terrorists. This is not a war against al Qaeda, but against anyone who uses terrorism as weapon. So it doesn't matter whether these bases were related to bin Laden or "El Quida"(?). The point is Saddam was supporting and promoting terrorism across the region, and thus was a danger to its stability, and the security of the world.

As for the rest of your idiotic comment, I can only echo Tom.