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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-27-09 02:04 PM
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Inquirer: Saudis helped finance and arm Somalis that shot down Black Hawks.
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Pentagon intelligence documents uncovered by lawyers suing the Saudis on behalf of 9/11 victims and several insurers say a major Saudi charity, the Saudi High Commission, supplied money and arms to Somali warlord Mohamed Farah Hassan Aideed in the 90's.

The bullets and RPGs used to shoot down our Black Hawks in Mogadishu, killing 18 US Army Rangers (along with wounding 73 other solders in the battle), very likely came from money from the government of Saudi Arabia, via Sudan and Iraq.

Here's the crucial bit:

"Three weeks after the 9/11 attacks, NATO forces hunting for terrorists raided the commission's office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to congressional testimony. They seized before-and-after pictures of the twin towers, pictures of bombed U.S. embassies in East Africa, photos of the U.S.S. Cole after a bomb had ripped a gash in the destroyer's side, killing 17 U.S. sailors, and materials for forging State Department identification badges.

In addition, a former al-Qaeda commander during the Balkans war testified during a U.N. war-crimes trial that his unit was funded by the Saudi High Commission. Ali Hamad, the al-Qaeda commander, said the commission had poured tens of millions of dollars into mujaheddin units led by al-Qaeda operatives who had fought with bin Laden in Afghanistan."

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front_page/20090627_Docu...

Our good friends, the Saudis!


I wonder who could have done this? Saddam?

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