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Saddam’s Iraq WMD

  • Iraqi Documents
    Are Put on Web, and Search Is On
    – Scott Shane
    Director of National
    Intelligence John D. Negroponte has begun a yearlong process of posting on the
    Web 48,000 boxes of Arabic-language Iraqi documents captured by American troops.
    Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
    who led the campaign to get the documents released, does not believe they have
    received adequate scrutiny. Hoekstra said he wanted to "unleash the power of the
    Net" to do translation and analysis that might take the government decades.
    (New York Times)
        View the
    documents
    (U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office)
  • Craig found some interesting little nuggets in newly released documents from Saddam’s Iraqi files here (PDF file).

    " I
    don’t claim to understand the full context, but it appears that these Iraqi
    officials were admitting to:"

    • Bribing Russian officials to get
      specific UN Security Council proposals changed.
    • Lying about imported
      chemicals
    • Transporting nuclear material
      outside of
      Iraq

    File description: ISGQ-2003-M0004667

    This undated media
    file contains 62 minutes and 36 seconds of audio recorded tape, of President
    Saddam Hussein’s meeting with high ranking Iraqi officials, discussing Ikius
    Report in the Security Council regarding the Iraqi Biological
    File.

    Pg. 2 LIEUTENANT GENERAL
    ‘AMIR:

    …However, there are grounds for the
    Biological Program. Sir … one could be suspicious of it [the Biological Program]
    if we concentrate on it [UNINTELLIGIBLE] and the trafficking effort and dodging
    everything in regards to it….

    …We have succeeded in a few of the
    UN paragraphs, we have won
    Russia, ahhh … we have
    convinced
    Russia by way of generous
    accounts [payoffs] in which, you remember how and why it happened

    Pg. 10 COMRADE HUSAYN:

    …They have a bigger problem with the
    Chemical program than the Biological program, a lot bigger than the Biological
    program. It is not the weapons, the size of the imported material, the size of
    [UNINTELLIGIBLE] that we presented to them or the size of the stockpile. They
    knew that not all of this was true. We have not told them that we used it on
    Iran, nor have we told them
    about the size or kind of Chemical weapons that we produced, and we have not
    told them the truth about the imported material….

    Pg. 13 COMRADE HUSAYN:
    …Sir, where was the Nuclear material
    transported to? A number of them were transported outside of
    Iraq. A number of them [did
    not specify whom] knew about the nature of our work in the past [UNINTELLIGIBLE]
    I mean, they got out. Therefore sir, to solve this issue, we must stand firm.
    Why should we stand firm? We should stand firm because the time will allow us to
    confess all that we have … Sir, this estimate could take up to five years while
    they are trying to solve it….

    Any of my readers read Arabic? If so look over the document(s), is the translation accurate?


    UPDATE:
    From Angry American
    (how appropriate, me too);

    This additional document is quite damning here
     
    March 11, 2003 – NOTE THE DATE – 9 days before the beginning of the Iraq
    War
     
    The al-Quds liberation army division supplied us with information….as
    follows.
    1. The Iraqi government will distribute the same leaflets that the American
    forces are distributing but it will contain anthrax.
    2. Iraq imports uniforms resembling American forces uniforms for the
    purpose of killing Iraqi citizens….
    3. Dig trenches around Baghdad…oil…burning…cause mayhem
     
    Ray Robison explains the relivance of this document here
    Why on earth is this not being blasted out in the media?
    Angry American, that’s a rhetorical question right? – Atlas
    Divine intervention?  Sometimes you have to wonder…if these weapons had
    been used on our troops, KIA and those temporarily and permanently sickened from
    them may have been staggering.  The unprotected innocents that would have
    suffered the same, would have been mind boggling.
    Sometimes Gd works in mysterious ways…the fact that these weapons were
    not used in this war, saved countless lives.

    Amen. We did find all those gas masks after the invasion, remember?

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