The terror attacks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were executed in May 2003 and its complete blame was on al Qaeda. There is much more yet to be written on Saddam Hussein’s connections to Ayman al Zawahiri, but they have been in numerous reports, including 9/11comission and IDA report. Saddam Hussein’s terrorists’ capabilities and secret attacks on the Saudi Arabia Royal Family were exposed recent IDA report. Saddam Hussein’s has secret plans for terror attacks in Saudi Arabia; he had trained a special intelligence unit for conducting attacks in buildings. He was meeting those groups of people who were capable enough to launch attacks in Saudi Arabia.
From past few days we have seen a whirlwind of news stories and blog posts relating to study on Saddam Hussein’s links to terrorism. A report, by Kevin M. Woods of the Institute for Defence Analysis, available online and has become the subject of debate over its content, release and meaning.
The storm clouded with McClatchy news with title “Exhaustive review finds no link between Saddam and al Qaida.” After the report is made available to the public, later its author revealed that his report is not exhaustive.
Initial reports of the studies were so far off base that one of the researchers involved in the report said, Report is being misrepresented. I recommend we put it on a website immediately. After that full report was online, and made available by ABC News. It also states that no “smoking gun” linking Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda was discovered during their research but it also not meet the author’s criteria in the “smoking gun” test.
A closer study shows that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq cooperated with, financed and supported a number of Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda. There is a larger capacity for state terrorism such as car bomb training, IED trainings, recruitment of jihadist suicide bombers, and many more such activities.
One of the many important findings in the report was in its conclusion. It states that Hussein had retained capacity to launch Anti-Western terrorist attacks but the will to use that capability, directly against the United States.
Before his death Saddam Hussein undergo a number of communications to the world outside his cell through speeches, letters and interviews. These communications were made public which reveals his insights and personal beliefs, particularly his views towards jihad and the use of terrorism.
On July 7, 2006 in a letter to the American people, he referred to the insurgency in Iraq as “heroic Mujahedeen, in glorious, virtuous, militant, jihadist Iraq. So God bless the heroic people of Iraq and God bless the jihad and Mujahedeen.”