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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Iraq -- September 11 attacks : Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen Saddam Lieutenant Colonel, Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, was present at an al Qaeda summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 5-January 8, 2000. U.S. intelligence officials believe this was a chief planning meeting for the September 11 attacks. Shakir accompanied Khalid al Mihdhar to Yazid Sufaat living quarters (Sufaat is the American-born al Qaeda terrorist who hosted the planning meeting). Mihdhar was aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it plunged into the Pentagon at 9:38 A.M. on September 11.( Weekly Standard - http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/152lndzv.asp?pg=1 )

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