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  • Putin warned US about Iraq’s plan to attack!

    http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/410014|top|06-18-2004::08:05|reuters.html

    Jun 18, 7:56 AM (ET)

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on several occasions that Iraq's Saddam Hussein planned "terrorist attacks" on its soil, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
    "After the events of September 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, Russian special services several times received such information and passed it on to their American colleagues," he told reporters.
    The Kremlin leader, who was speaking in the Kazakh capital, said Russian intelligence services had many times received information that Saddam's special forces were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States "and beyond its borders on American military and civilian targets."
    "This information was conveyed to our American colleagues," he said. He added that Russian intelligence had no proof that Saddam agents had been involved in any particular attack.
    Russia had diplomatic relations with Saddam's Iraq and opposed the U.S.-led military offensive that toppled him.
    Putin's comments come after President Bush was forced to defend his charge that there had been links between Saddam and al Qaeda that partly justified the U.S.-led invasion.
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    So, the Russians have only decided to tell everybody about this now? They were quite happy to argue the toss about invading Iraq when they were sat on this information - and had probably even provided many of the reasons for the invasion in the first place?

    What's that all about? What are they up to?

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    • #3
      In my opinion, one word…Chechnya.

      They are in a nasty fight over there and would just as soon not have the (dis-)United Nations interfering. It also helps to foster a better dialogue between the administrations to this regard with the country’s War on Terror.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Slick
        In my opinion, one word…Chechnya.

        They are in a nasty fight over there and would just as soon not have the (dis-)United Nations interfering. It also helps to foster a better dialogue between the administrations to this regard with the country’s War on Terror.
        Interesting post!

        But it seems odd why neither the Soviets or the U.S. Administration would cite their sources...unless they wanted to keep that secret even over a year after the invasion of Iraq.


        Even today/yesterday Bush stated that there are connections between Iraq and Al-Qaeda. Maybe we will find out more info from the prez et al
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        • #5
          Yeah, my take on it is that the Russian’s received tips (probably from Chechnya sources) about the plot to attack, but they did not find any evidence to the fact on their own. And, they can’t provide the proof or sources without compromising them. It’s no good to you if its dead.
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          • #6
            Yeah, but if I've learned anything from our administration it's "Who needs proof?"
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