I am glad that the blogosphere took to heart the call by Rep. Peter Hoekstra to help translate the volumes of documents discovered by coalition forces following the fall of Saddam Hussein. Here is yet more evidence showing that Iraq was a force of terrorism directed against the United States and was an obvious strategic military target for the US following the 9/11 attacks on America.
Iraq VP and Taliban meet pre-9/11 – Ray Robison
“Both in One Trench”
Ray: Sammi provides us with a follow up meeting between a Pakistani cleric and the Vice President of Iraq. The main topic is establishment of a secret relationship between the Taliban and Iraq through Iraqi Intelligence apparatus for the purpose of assisting each other against the United States. Context: before the Taliban took full control of Kandahar, there were several factions fighting to gain power.
There is another document at the FMSO website in which Saddam and his ministers discuss Afghanistan and how the different factions are vying for control. These meetings lend very strong support to the conclusion that the Taliban sought Iraq’s support to not only take and maintain control in Afghanistan but to be an allie against the U.S. and that Iraq chose to support the Taliban.
Sammi: Translator’s notes:
-The diary is 76 pages on the computer screen. Many screens cover 2 pages in the diary. -The diary belongs to someone called Khaled Abd El Majid and covers events taking place in 1999 since the diary is for the year 1999 (Page 3/76).
-On page 5/76 he has a note reminding him of a “Meeting with Mr. Taha Yassin Ramadan” with the house’s phone number. Ramadan is the vice-president of Iraq from March 1991 to the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
– There are two important meetings with a Pakistan Islamic cleric named Fadl Ur Rahman. His plan is to establish relations between Baghdad and the Taliban. The second meeting is taking place on 28/11/1999.
-The Pakistani is not from Taliban but in contact with them.
-The diary is hand written which makes it sometimes difficult to read.
-Since Arabic is written from right to left, the meeting starts on page 20/76 and ends on page 17/76.
-In 28/11/1999 Ossama had already struck the two US Embassies in Africa and officially declared war on America.
– In 28/11/1999 Ossama was already in Afghanistan, hosted by the Taliban regime.
There is a full translation of the second meeting at Ray’s site where the Iraqi VP and the Taliban rep agree that they are “both in one trench”.
Somewhat like Mussolini and Hitler in World War II. Remember what alliances are all about??