Sunday, March 19, 2006

Saddam's Terror Connections

As mentioned in earlier posts, we mentioned that the documents seized during the early hours of Iraq war are only now beginning to be examined. Steven Hayes at the Weekly Standard has been remarking that these documents will tell a story of how Saddam Hussein was, in fact, a major component of the world wide terrorist efforts against the West. Something which the current opponents to the war don't think exists. Now in a recent piece published in the Weekly Standard, Hayes provides some facts. An excerpt below (HT: Hugh Hewitt):

SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group.

But read the whole thing.

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