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2003-10-14 Iran
Saad is Binny’s Heir
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Posted by Dan Darling 2003-10-14 12:36:18 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [297 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The translation of Zakiri's interview is available here excerpts:
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: "You say that you were in important security centers. It is natural that people ask you whether there really is a connection between Iran and Al-Qa'ida. And what do you say about Sa'ad Osama bin Laden being in Iran?"

Zakiri: "The subject of the connection of the intelligence of the [Revolutionary] Guards, not of the [Iranian] government, with the Al-Qa'ida organization and other fundamentalist groups such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad goes back to the 1980s. After the assassination of [Egyptian president] Anwar Sadat, a number of Egyptians who were responsible for the crime came to us, and the [Revolutionary] Guards intelligence established relations with them. Later, we went to Lebanon, where we got acquainted with many non-Shiite revolutionary activists."

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: "Did you know about the plans to attack the World Trade Center in New York?"

Zakiri: "No, but we had in our headquarters models of the two towers, the White House, the Pentagon, and the CIA building at Langley. Thus, Imad Mughnia came to Iran, met with a number of top officials in the security apparatus of the Leader [Khamenei] and gave them a letter from Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, which said: 'We need your help to carry out a most important mission in the land of the 'Great Satan.'' The issue was presented but his request was denied. Afterwards, it was decided by the head of our department and Natiq Nouri's deputy, head of the investigations section in the Leader's [Khamenei's] Office and his representative in the Higher Council for Security, to entrust Mughnia with keeping the relations with Al-Zawahiri and his comrades, provided he did not get involved in their activity."

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: "Where is Imad Mughnia today?"

Zakiri: "He is still in Iran and is continuing his activity. I think that he planned the escape of dozens of Al-Qa'ida men to Iran, some of them with their families. Before that, bin Laden's wife arrived, the young Yemenite woman with her son, and we handed them over to Yemen. Perhaps Sa'ad Osama bin Laden [too] entered Iran through Mughnia."
Posted by Paul Moloney 2003-10-14 5:37:43 AM||   2003-10-14 5:37:43 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Friggin' nepotism! It's everywhere! Even with these scumbags.
They got any tollbooths in Iran?
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-14 9:00:22 AM||   2003-10-14 9:00:22 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Saad Bin Laden beat out his brothers, Dejected Bin Laden, Dispirited Bin Laden, Dumpy Bin Laden, Grieving Bin Laden, Depressed Bin Laden, and Michael 'Moore' Bin Laden for leadership of the organization.
Posted by ---------<<<<-- 2003-10-14 9:37:54 AM||   2003-10-14 9:37:54 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Another very big story. Verification of connection between Hezbollah and Al-qaeeda - Hezbollah moves closer to the top of the US hit list. Plus the Iranian angle.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-10-14 9:52:29 AM||   2003-10-14 9:52:29 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 "Tanks to the West of me,
Commandos to the East,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with Saad."

Sure would like to have those GPS coordinates.
Posted by BH  2003-10-14 11:18:08 AM||   2003-10-14 11:18:08 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 I wish Delta Force could do a snatch and grab on this guy and some clowns in Pakistan. It would be fun to play the "of course we didn't grab the guy that you didn't have," game.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-14 4:25:03 PM||   2003-10-14 4:25:03 PM|| Front Page Top

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