Abu Nidal on U.S. Payroll?
If Robert Fisk's reporting, and the files they are holding, are believable, apparently we had another of those Evil Terrorists People on our payroll, working and spying for us. It wouldn't surprise me. Things never seem to change especially when the names and faces of long time inner Washington keep popping up! I caught this Report: Notorious Palestinian Mercenary Was Hired by U.S. to Find Link Between Saddam and Al-Qaeda over at Alternet. But it can also be found at the original report in the Independant who have the files mentioned in Fisks writing.
Iraqi papers obtained by The Independent state that Abu Nidal was "colluding" with the U.S.
Many knew of, and tried to stop, the 'collusion' of the U.S. with Saddam, supplying him his wants of 'chemical' and 'biological' weapons, WMD's, in his war against Iran who were using this type of warfare arsenal.
Iraqi secret police believed that the notorious Palestinian assassin Abu Nidal was working for the Americans as well as Egypt and Kuwait when they interrogated him in Baghdad only months before the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. Hitherto secret documents which are now in the hands of The Independent -- written by Saddam Hussein's brutal security services for Saddam's eyes only -- state that he had been "colluding" with the Americans and, with the help of the Egyptians and Kuwaitis, was trying to find evidence linking Saddam and al-Qa'ida.
Many also knew of the U.S. support of the Mujahadeen against the Soviets in their invasion and occupation of Afghanistan to make regime change for a friendlier Government to the USSR. Little did we know, till later, of our support of one bin Laden, probably because of his family and their strong Saudi ties to the U.S..
President George Bush was to use claims of a relationship with al-Qa'ida as one of the reasons for his 2003 invasion, along with Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Years of terror: A man as feared as Bin Laden Abu Nidal, was once as feared as Osama bin Laden. His most notorious attacks included: *1978 His "Black June" movement blamed for murdering PLO members in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Kuwait and Rome. *1982 Israeli ambassador to Britain, Shlomo Argov, shot in Mayfair, leaving him permanently paralysed. *1984 Jordanian airliner attacked by rocket on take-off from Athens. Assassinations included the British cultural attaché in Athens and the British deputy high commissioner in Mumbai. *1985 Egyptian airliner hijacked - six passengers murdered and 60 killed when the plane is stormed by Egyptian commandos *1985 Gunmen massacre 18 and wound 120 in attacks on El Al ticket desks at Vienna and Rome airports, bottom left. *1986 Machine-gun attack kills 22 in a synagogue in Istanbul; at least 20 passengers and crew are killed when Pan Am jet hijacked in Karachi, bottom right. *1988 Nine killed and 98 wounded when gunmen attack the Greek cruise ship the City of Poros.
Many suspected that the years of CIA changing governments never really ended, even though laws were passed to stop what was going on in the name of the United States. Many also suspected that this country really won't want to know what was being done In Their Names and in total secret, causing hatreds and enemies to rise and seek retaliation!