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October 15, 2004
SADDAM’S ITALIAN LAWYER GIOVANNI DE STAFANO TOLD A LONDON-BASED DAILY THAT A MEETING WAS HELD BETWEEN HIMSELF AND OSAMA BIN LADEN AT THE RASHID HOTEL IN BAGHDAD IN 1998. (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 10/15/04)
Originally posted by LL1
We all knew somethimg was coming, did you expect this:
Saddam met with bin Laden
Originally posted by everlastingnoitall
My feeling exactly. A real October surprise, IMHO, would be something brewing under the surface that then breaks through to the mainstream and is picked up and ran with rather quickly in the mainstream media. Not sure if this qualifies, but we'll keep an eye on it, whaddayathink?
Genuine and true Im proud of those 19 servicepeople.
Originally posted by project_pisces
Will the real October Surprise please stand up
Unit Refused Iraq Mission, Military Says
WASHINGTON - The Army is investigating up to 19 members of a supply platoon in Iraq (news - web sites) who refused to go on a convoy mission, the military said Friday. Relatives of the soldiers said the troops considered the mission too dangerous, in part because their vehicles were in such poor shape.
Smartest 19 soldiers in the whole war
OUTSTANDING !!! GENTLEMEN Now release these men before I stomp your guts out
Di Stefano said that in March 1998 - five months before the embassy bombings - he entered the state-run hotel with Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi foreign minister, and was sitting in the lobby with a business associate. Richard Butler, the chief United Nations weapons inspector, had just walked past when they overheard someone sitting nearby say: "That is a man who brings death to this country." Di Stefano said he looked over and saw a slightly built man sipping Evian water. "I said we also had our victims to cry over in Yugoslavia," Di Stefano recalled. "He walked over, and I remember his piercing eyes and handshake. His skin was gentle and soft, like a woman's hand." The two men made polite conversation, and the stranger introduced himself as Osama Bin Laden, Di Stefano said "He seemed kind: he talked about a family feast for his children and asked me about law, he seemed a gentle man, although his eye movements were a little strange"