I was going over some old posts while researching info for my next book when I came across some of JVeritas' translations of some of the documents found in Iraq. Now that the situation in the Middle East has come to a full boil, I found it interesting to see Saddam's ties to Hamas and to Damascus.
[per JVeritas - "The letter calls such terrorist operation as “Istichhadia” which means Martydom and they do not recognize Israel but they call the whole thing as Palestine."]
Beginning of the Translation:
The Republic Of Iraq
The Presidency of The Republic
Press SecretaryNo 4/28 Date: 4/March/2002
To the Respectful Chairman of the Presidential Archives
In the meeting on Monday 4/3/2002 with Mr. Farook Al Kaddomi, the foreign minister of the state of Palestine, Mr. President the Leader ordered, God protect him, to dedicate (25,000), twenty five thousand dollars for the family of each one who conducts Martydom operation in Palestine.
His Excellency also ordered, God shepherd him, to include the martyrs of the Intifada with what the martyrs of the mother of all battles deserve from a salary and provisions since we have considered them the same.
Pleading please review your Excellency.
SignatureAli Abdllah Salman
The Press Secretary.
End of Translation
Page 6 from document BIAP 2003-000654
[per JVeritas - Top Secret letter dated March/11/2001 six months prior to 9/11/2001]
In the Name of God the Merciful The Compassionate
The Command of Ali Bin Abi Taleb Air Force Base No 3/6/104
Date 11 March 2001
To all the Units
Subject: Volunteer for Suicide Mission
The top secret letter 2205 of the Military Branch of Al Qadisya on 4/3/2001 announced by the top secret letter 246 from the Command of the military sector of Zi Kar on 8/3/2001 announced to us by the top secret letter 154 from the Command of Ali Military Division on 10/3/2001 we ask to provide that Division with the names of those who desire to volunteer for Suicide Mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American Interests and according what is shown below to please review and inform us.
Air Brigadier General Abdel Magid Hammot Ali
Commander of Ali Bin Abi Taleb Air Force Base
Air Colonel Mohamad Majed Mohamadi.
End of translation of page 6
Page 22 of this document IISP-2003-00026588
[Per JVeritas - was written during the Iraq War in 2003 is from an Iraqi Intelligence officer to the Director of the Iraqi Intelligence Apparatus. Al Rantisi became later on the leader of Hamas and he was killed in an Israeli air strike in April 2004.]
In the Name of God the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
The Respectful Mr. Director of the Intelligence Apparatus
Subject: Hamas Movement
We would like to inform your Excellency with the following:
1.The representative of the Movement in Baghdad and told us the following:
A. The leadership of the Movement in Damascus contacted him several times since the start of the brutal American aggression on Iraq renewing the covenant of standing with us with all the capabilites of the Movement and the leadership of the Movement saluted the Jihad resistance stand of our heroic people in all its sections and its brave confrontation to the enemy attack with all the bravery, and patience, and absolute faith.
B. Dr. Abdel Aziz Al Rantisi (member of the Movement political bureau) contacted him from Gaza and he send his regards and the that of the Palestinian people to the leadership and the Iraqi people and they saluted their heroic confrontation to the American barbaric attack and they renewed the stand of the Palestinian people inside the occupied territories with Iraq in heart and body and Rantisi confirmed that he is asking to open the Arab borders to the volunteers to participate with the Iraqi people in its honorable war against of the forces of infidels and they will conduct demonstrations and suicide operations in support of the honorable stand of the Iraq.
2. The representative informed us about the departure of his family but he stayed and he is under our desecration to execute what is asked from him; he and his group from the members of the Movement who study in the country.
3. We assured him with our gratitude to their position and that it is not strange to the principles of the Movement and its work, and the sincerity of its intentions, however we will be happier if we hear about any campaign that targets the US and Zionist interests inside the occupied territories and outside it.
Please review, with regards.
End of translation
WHY do people refuse to see the big picture? This is not just about Israel. This is not just about Lebanon or even Iraq. This is not about a piece of land or an occupation. This is about a fanatical organization (Islamofascists) who has one sole purpose - the destruction of all non-Muslims and the establishment of Islamic rule. Period. The terrorists could care less if you are a Republican, a Democrat, Progressive or even a Socialist - if you are not Muslim, you are an infidel and worthy of nothing but death.