Not only has Saddam Hussein been captured, but the Telegraph is reporting that the provisional Iraqi government has found a document that may prove that Iraq trained September 11 hijacker Mohammad Atta.

The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively by the Telegraph, is dated July 1, 2001 and provides a short resume of a three-day “work programme” Atta had undertaken at Abu Nidal’s base in Baghdad.

In the memo, Habbush reports that Atta “displayed extraordinary effort” and demonstrated his ability to lead the team that would be “responsible for attacking the targets that we have agreed to destroy”.

I would take this news with a grain of salt, as the nature of the document has yet to be confirmed, but if this pans out it is incredible proof that not only did Saddam Hussein have well-documented connections to al-Qaeda, but may have assisted in the training of at least one of the September 11 attackers.

More as the story develops.

2 thoughts on “Bombshell

  1. I was trying to see if there were any records of Atta being elsewhere at that time – I couldn’t find any, but that certainly doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if this turned out to be untrue, as it seems just a bit too much for one memo to mention both Atta and uranium from Niger.

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