August 11, 2005, - 10:51 am
By Debbie Schlussel
My friend, Newsweek’s star reporter, Michael Isikoff, just sent me this EXCELLENT and SCARY scoop he wrote on Tariq Hamdi, Peter Jennings’ friend–the man I’ve been writing about and the man whom Jennings presented to the world as a “journalist.”
Mike’s article, in the latest Newsweek (out soon), shows that Hamdi–the close Bin Laden associate (who provided the satellite phone battery to Bin Laden to order the U.S. embassy bombings in 1998, worked for Islamic Jihad chief Sami Al-Arian, and worked for a charity raided for laundering money to Al-Qaeda)–NOW WORKS FOR THE NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT! So much for getting rid of Qaeda from Iraq.
Another interesting bit of info that Mike Isikoff reports is that former CIA official and ABC consultant Vincent Cannistraro is a GOOD FRIEND of Hamdi’s. Keep that in mind the next time you: 1) see Cannistraro on TV; and 2) hear the initials C-I-A.
Both are tainted by Hamdi, apparently (just like Peter Jennings was).
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