Friday, July 07, 2006

Exclusive: Iraqi Gov't Gave Training Manuals To the Taliban

Well, the drive-by media has constantly harped on the fact that there was no Iraq connection with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. People need to understand that its what the media doesn't report that is more damaging than their bias reporting. Along with growing evidence of an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection (Zarquawi was in Iraq pre-invasion) Fox News is reporting on a training manual found in Iraqi government computers guiding the Taliban operatives in Afghanistan and providing military assistance. This was pre 9/11. Here are the details:
"An Arab regime, possibly Iraq, supplied how-to manuals for Arab operatives
working throughout Afghanistan before 9/11, and provided military assistance to
the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
That's the most likely conclusion drawn from an
apparent training manual unearthed in captured Iraqi government computer files
translated and analyzed exclusively for Fox News, and made public for the first
The document, apparently written before the Sept. 11, 2001
terrorist attacks
, could bolster the Bush administration's contention that Saddam Hussein was
providing support for Islamic extremists who
were plotting against America.
The training manual warns, in stark how-to
terms, of the dangers of "information leaks," and instructs Arab operatives
inside Afghanistan to dress
like Afghan tribesmen, to avoid being followed ("Routine is the enemy of
security"), to always be armed, and "to behave as if enemies would strike at any
The manual also cautions Arabs to "beware of rapid and spontaneous
friendships with Afghans who speak Arabic," and "always make sure about the
identity of your neighbors and classify them as regular people, opponents or

Read the whole article to view the specific advise that was divulged to the Taliban. The article concludes"
"This manual provides further evidence that the Iraqi military was active
in Afghanistan and working with the Taliban. The Taliban harbored and trained
with Al Qaeda. The information in the document matches media reports that U.S.
intelligence sources believed the IIS was training Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. It
also matches information from other IIS documentation that shows requests from
Islamic Jihad groups in Afghanistan for Iraqi military assistance."

Unfortunately, I don't expect the Bush administration to tout this evidence as support for the war!

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