Sunday, June 20, 2004

Not Letting Reality spoil their Fun While the Bushies and their delusional supporters argue about how clear and convincing their lack of evidence concerning ties to Saddam and Al Qaeda is, the true nature of Al Qaeda's connections to Middle Eastern states is emerging.Surprise, it includes our two dearest friends of dear leader.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia helped set the stage for the Sept. 11 attacks by cutting deals with the Taliban and Osama bin Laden that allowed his Al Qaeda terrorist network to flourish, according to several senior members of the Sept. 11 commission and U.S. counter-terrorism officials. The financial aid to the Taliban and other assistance by two of the most important allies of the United States in its war on terrorism date at least to 1996, and appear to have shielded them from Al Qaeda attacks within their own borders until long after the 2001 strikes, those commission members and officials said in interviews... ...Only after Pakistan and Saudi Arabia launched comprehensive efforts to take out their domestic Al Qaeda cells — as late as last year, in the case of Saudi Arabia — did the two nations become victims of terrorist attacks. And officials in both countries acknowledge that Al Qaeda's fundraising, recruiting and training structure is now so firmly rooted that it will be extremely difficult to eliminate.
There's more of the sordid relationship, bought for convenience sake.
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