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TA-ANALYSIS: Arizona, Hotbed For Al Qaeda Since The 1980s.

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posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 03:00 AM
At a time when Osama Bin Laden was still considered "a US intelligence asset in Afghanistan, as we helped the insurgents fight against the Soviets, Arizona was a "hotbed" for leaders and operatives of the group that nowadays we know as Al Qaeda.

Arizona was al-Qaida hotbed

Among the operatives mentioned as having lived in Tucson during the 1980s or 1990s:

Mubarak al-Duri, reportedly bin Laden's principal procurement agent for weapons of mass destruction.

Mohammed Bayazid, an al-Qaida arms procurer and trainer who reportedly tried to obtain material for nuclear weapons 10 years ago in Sudan.

Wadih el Hage, an operative convicted in the August 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in East Africa.

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The article continues saying that there has been a presence of Al Qaeda since the 1980s, before we realized what Osama's plans were. It is also mentioned that many operatives of Al Qaeda were training back then in Arizona's flight schools, but had no idea what their targets would be, or against whom. Perhaps this was a way to keep the information from getting out and the US finding the plans Osama had for us.

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[edit on 25-7-2004 by Muaddib]

[edit on 7-25-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 03:43 AM
Whats the deal with Arizona and Terrorism. As I recall one of the OK city bombing suspects was from Kingman AZ.
Must be all that heat!


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