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Treasure trove of intelligence files unearthed (Iraqi “Stasi” docs names names)
Sydney Morning Herald (from the Washington Post) ^ | November 4, 2003

Posted on 11/03/2003 6:41:26 AM PST by dead

The US is investigating weapons procurement networks and agents of influence who took money from Saddam Hussein's regime after the CIA reportedly seized an extensive cache of files from the former Iraqi Intelligence Service.

The files contain "almost as much as the Stasi files", said one American official, referring to the vast archives of the former East German intelligence service seized after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989...

The recipients of the Iraqi funds were described by US officials not as formal intelligence agents, but as prominent personalities and political figures who accepted money from Iraq as they defended Saddam Hussein publicly or pressed his causes...

Click here to read the rest of the article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

(Excerpt) Read more at smh.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billmaher; galloway; georgegalloway; iraq; michaelmoore; mukhabarat; topsecret
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The recipients of the Iraqi funds were described by US officials not as formal intelligence agents, but as prominent personalities and political figures who accepted money from Iraq as they defended Saddam Hussein publicly or pressed his causes.

Scott Ritter just wet his diaper.

1 posted on 11/03/2003 6:41:27 AM PST by dead
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To: dead
At least, knowning Ritter's sexual proclivities, he can bum a new diaper off his date.
2 posted on 11/03/2003 6:44:32 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: dead
Me thinks some German, French and Canadian officials as well!

Good Catch!
3 posted on 11/03/2003 6:45:51 AM PST by netmilsmom ( We are SITCOMs-single income, two kids, oppressive mortgage.)
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To: dead
This is EXTREMELY hugh! BTTT!
4 posted on 11/03/2003 6:50:06 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: dead
And maybe some CNN staffers ... or executives?
5 posted on 11/03/2003 6:54:26 AM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: coloradan
I wonder what Peter Arnett's rate was?

Couple of British politicians and journalists may also turn up.

6 posted on 11/03/2003 6:56:50 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: coloradan
Hummmm...me thinks the anti-war screeching may suddenly become quieter.
7 posted on 11/03/2003 6:58:06 AM PST by WVNan
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To: mykdsmom; Howlin; wimpycat; TaxRelief; Huber
Big news ping.
8 posted on 11/03/2003 6:58:27 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: dead
In the meantime, as they make on-site visits and conduct interviews, survey group teams are increasingly falling under hostile, professional surveillance and ambush attempts, according to officials involved in the weapons searches.

It sounds like there must be much, much more. They're using the "big guys" to stop further investigations and discoveries

I'd LOVE to know who Saddam was paying off, especially with the money from the food and aid program meant for his starving people. Someone was stealing food and medicine from the mouths of the poorer Iraqi's - with a greedy smile on their faces.

I also believe if any American politicians, organizations, or businessess were involved in the pay off, Americans should know about it asap. They may be supporting a person or group who wishes to see their Republic eliminated.

9 posted on 11/03/2003 6:58:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: dead
prominent personalities and political figures

I noticed that Howard Dean was wearing a new suit and gold watch.

10 posted on 11/03/2003 7:00:34 AM PST by 1Old Pro (ESPN now has 4 little wimpy sissies left. I'm switching back to FOX.)
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To: concerned about politics
I suspect the RATS will not be happy with these developments
and that the People will not be pleased with the revelations. Assuming they have not been so brainwashed as to no longer care about such things. They seem uninterested in the Clintons' Bribes for Treason Program.
11 posted on 11/03/2003 7:04:42 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: dead
This is a great post. Thanks.

Now we have to ask ourselves what the CIA is going to do with the list of names. Is the information more powerful for them if it is released, or is it more powerful if they hold it?

Personally I'd LOVE to have this all released.
12 posted on 11/03/2003 7:04:55 AM PST by 68skylark
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To: WVNan
Hummmm...me thinks the anti-war screeching may suddenly become quieter.

At least drowned out by politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, and celebrities grunting as they try to eject bricks.

13 posted on 11/03/2003 7:05:01 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: netmilsmom
Me thinks some German, French and Canadian officials as well!

And probably a handful of democrats as well.

14 posted on 11/03/2003 7:06:42 AM PST by meyer
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To: 68skylark
Personally I'd LOVE to have this all released.

If its as good as I think it is, I agree. But do it slowly, incriminating one pol at a time. Savor each moment. Every time the left criticizes, release a little more information from the report. Pretty soon, we will have weeded out all of the socialist/hate America types leaving about 10 democrats from which to build a new party.

15 posted on 11/03/2003 7:10:56 AM PST by meyer
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To: justshutupandtakeit
They seem uninterested in the Clintons' Bribes for Treason Program.

Notice how Clinton moved out of the U.S., too. My guess is he ran to cover his crimminal activity.
My next guess is Hillary made sure everything crimminal was in his name. The deal was him in the WH first, then it was to be her turn. That way, they could work as a team to create their Socialist revolution and the new U.S.S.A.

16 posted on 11/03/2003 7:11:11 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: justshutupandtakeit
I suspect the RATS will not be happy with these developments

Let's see if they quiet down for awhile.
If they can take political donations from Communists like Cuba and China, there's no reason why they wouldn't put their commie hands out for Saddam.

17 posted on 11/03/2003 7:13:23 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: dead
I noticed that the organization ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) came out of nowhere in the last few years, and was suddenly able to afford offices in Washington, DC and New York City. Their DC location wasn't in a cheap area.

And ANSWER was somehow able to finance publicity, permits, and supplies for rally after rally. Rallies have costs.

Back when I was younger and leftist and stupid, I heard from my friends who worked with the National Organization of Woman (NOW) that rallies on the mall were very expensive once all organizing costs are calculated. NOW would help organize rallies against abortion restrictions, but there'd be a lot of in-fighting over whether the rallies were worth the cost.

It didn't make any sense. If an established organization like NOW worried abour rally costs, why didn't ANSWER? Yes, leftists donate money, but most people donate money to an established cause. It takes a while for a new group to get a donor base.

I think we'll soon find out where ANSWER is getting their money. Maybe we'll be able to trace whether Iraqi operatives were passing them dough.

18 posted on 11/03/2003 7:15:12 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: dead
In the meantime, as they make on-site visits and conduct interviews, survey group teams are increasingly falling under hostile, professional surveillance and ambush attempts, according to officials involved in the weapons searches.

Sounds like organized resistance to me.

19 posted on 11/03/2003 7:21:11 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: dead
I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!


20 posted on 11/03/2003 7:21:30 AM PST by machman
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To: Our man in washington
Hmmmm....
21 posted on 11/03/2003 7:21:44 AM PST by eureka! (Rats and Presstitutes lie--they have to in order to survive.....)
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To: Our man in washington
I noticed that the organization ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) came out of nowhere in the last few years, and was suddenly able to afford offices in Washington, DC and New York City. Their DC location wasn't in a cheap area.

The ANSWER group is organized by a man hired as Saddams legal defence. The guy worked for the Clinton administration. Ramsy Clark!

22 posted on 11/03/2003 7:25:30 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: Our man in washington
IIRC, during the lead-up to the war in Iraq, a former Soviet intelligence operative & high-ranking defector (I believe he was a Roumanian and am blocking the name)wrote a couple of articles detailing the funding of all the anti-war rallies. ANSWER figured prominently, IIRC, and Iraqi intelligence operatives were cited as the money conduits.

Evidently, these networks were originally organized by the Soviets and did not fall apart at the end of the Cold War, but were intact and easily revitalized. I believe he named some US organizers by name, as well. I can't recall if those were groups or individuals.

I know there are FReepers w/great, organized files of links and expect one of them can post the relevant articles.
23 posted on 11/03/2003 7:25:30 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Constitution Day
WHOA!!! Hugh is right.

Thanks for the Ping, and a big BTTT!!!!!!!

After this weekend we sure could use some good news.

MKM

24 posted on 11/03/2003 7:25:34 AM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
OUCH!
25 posted on 11/03/2003 7:26:15 AM PST by null and void
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To: dead
Scott Ritter just wet his diaper.

Baghdad Jim McDermott just wet his depends undergarments
26 posted on 11/03/2003 7:27:20 AM PST by grumple (I'm too old to worry about whether or not I'm a pain in your ass...)
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To: concerned about politics
Do the name "kofee Annon"...(sorry about spelling) mean anything? I'll just bet he was payed off. There were rumors about bribes and skimming off the top of the oil for food program. The UN books were suppose to be auditted...don't know if it was ever done.
27 posted on 11/03/2003 7:29:29 AM PST by mrtysmm
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To: dead
It will take time to digest this pile of documents because not many of the US Military in Iraq reads French. I believe that Chirac's mistress recently moved and so her old address might mislead. Each of the children that she and Chirac have are on Saddam's, let's call it, "contacts" list and were paid directly. It will probably be best not to mention any of this to the Enchfray!
28 posted on 11/03/2003 7:30:21 AM PST by Tacis
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To: concerned about politics
Who were those congressmen who went over there to check things out before the war?? I remember McDermott as one of them. Who were the other two?...and I wonder if their names showed up on one of those lists.
29 posted on 11/03/2003 7:31:40 AM PST by mrtysmm
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To: Our man in washington
ANSWER Steering commitee -

IFCO/Pastors for Peace
Free Palestine Alliance - U.S.
Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF
Nicaragua Network
Bayan - USA/International
Korea Truth Commission
International Action Center
Muslim Student Association of the U.S./Canada
Kensington Welfare Rights Union
Mexico Solidarity Network
Middle East Children's Alliance

30 posted on 11/03/2003 7:34:04 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: mrtysmm
David Bonior was the other traitor.
31 posted on 11/03/2003 7:36:49 AM PST by mombonn (ˇViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: dead
Good find. Thanks for posting.

This treasure trove of info, will have to be weighed against those 900 FBI files that HRC still has. She and the X42 have covered their rears very nicely, all these years.

32 posted on 11/03/2003 7:37:30 AM PST by baseballmom
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To: mrtysmm
Who were those congressmen who went over there to check things out before the war?? I remember McDermott as one of them. Who were the other two?...and I wonder if their names showed up on one of those lists.

My guess is that they didn't come home empty handed, nor the Hollywood pro-Saddam supporters who went there.
Ramsey Clark - former U.S. Attorney General for CLINTON the corrupt is Saddams LAWYER for crying out loud!

33 posted on 11/03/2003 7:37:42 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: concerned about politics
Those would be interesting names to plug into

http://www.namebase.org/p2search.html

ramsey clark and ANSWER.

(Namebase is a cool tool that I recently stumbled across, but don't really know.)

Regards,
34 posted on 11/03/2003 7:43:19 AM PST by Triple (All forms of socialism deny individuals the right to the fruits of their labor)
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To: Our man in washington
"And ANSWER was somehow able to finance publicity, permits, and supplies for rally after rally. Rallies have costs."

Chartered buses for demonstrators and airfare for key ANSWER organizers also costs a lot of money. I have found countless other organizations with internet links to ANSWER so what we see may be only a small part of the picture.
35 posted on 11/03/2003 8:00:50 AM PST by Ben Hecks (9-11 was NOT a made-for-TV movie)
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To: concerned about politics
I just wish he would stay out of the country permanently.
Someone should tell him that he could live cheaply in tha Thai brothel.
36 posted on 11/03/2003 8:01:28 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: concerned about politics
None whatsoever.
37 posted on 11/03/2003 8:03:16 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: justshutupandtakeit
None whatsoever.

Do you remember reading about the second Bin Ladin tape? The media allowed one to be public, but the other was kept quiet? According to an article (I'm sure it must have been posted here), even O'Soma Bin Ladin condemned the U.S. for not doing anything about Clintons immoral and crimminal behavior.
If a mass murderer feels Clinton is even worse for the U.S. than he is, that's pretty bad!

38 posted on 11/03/2003 8:11:20 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: concerned about politics
"Ramsey Clark - former U.S. Attorney General for CLINTON"

I believe Clark was appointed as AG by LBJ. From what I have found, Ramsey Clark and Lynne Stewart were attorneys of record for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman who was convicted for plotting terrorist acts against the United States and may have been connected to Ramzi Yousef and the '93 WTC bombing.
39 posted on 11/03/2003 8:18:36 AM PST by Ben Hecks (9-11 was NOT a made-for-TV movie)
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To: dead
Scott Ritter just wet his diaper.

Yeah, and Jesse Jackson is busy composing poetry for his rebuttal as well.

40 posted on 11/03/2003 8:21:38 AM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Ben Hecks
Chartered buses for demonstrators and airfare for key ANSWER organizers also costs a lot of money. I have found countless other organizations with internet links to ANSWER so what we see may be only a small part of the picture.

Ramsey Clark wants to be U.S. president, backed by the Clintons.
Ramsey Clark is Saddams legal defence against the interest of the U.S..
Ramsey Clark also heads ANSWER, a communist group wishing to see America fall.
I see an anti-American pattern here.

Ramsey Clark , former U.S. Attorney General during the Johnson Administration has drafted articles of impeachment setting forth high crimes and misdemeanors by President Bush and other civil officers of his administration.

Remember, Clintons want this guy to be the next president!

41 posted on 11/03/2003 8:23:27 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; Dog; MJY1288
The recipients of the Iraqi funds were described by US officials not as formal intelligence agents, but as prominent personalities and political figures who accepted money from Iraq as they defended Saddam Hussein publicly or pressed his causes...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... sounds interesting

42 posted on 11/03/2003 8:25:16 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: Ben Hecks
I believe Clark was appointed as AG by LBJ.

Yes. Sorry. The Clinton connection was on my mind when I wrote that. My apologies.

From what I have found, Ramsey Clark and Lynne Stewart were attorneys of record for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman who was convicted for plotting terrorist acts against the United States and may have been connected to Ramzi Yousef and the '93 WTC bombing.

Ramsey Clark wants to be the president of the country he litigates against. Scary thought, eh?

43 posted on 11/03/2003 8:30:27 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: concerned about politics
I'd LOVE to know who Saddam was paying off.

Me too.

I predict, however, that the timid Bush Administration led by the PC State Department will elect not to embarass any of "our freinds". This info will be held tightly in "diplomatic channels". Good for arm twisting our supposed friends but the public will be kept forever in the dark. A few Scott Ritter exceptions maybe but the Big Fish will stay covered.

44 posted on 11/03/2003 8:32:50 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint
This info will be held tightly in "diplomatic channels". Good for arm twisting our supposed friends but the public will be kept forever in the dark.

We should freep the press to get on this. Maybe that'll help. Americans have the right to know. What if one is running for or is in public office right now? The public should know that.

45 posted on 11/03/2003 8:36:24 AM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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To: InterceptPoint
Sad to say, I think you're right.
46 posted on 11/03/2003 8:39:36 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Lets see some names!
47 posted on 11/03/2003 8:41:12 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Our man in washington
....I noticed that the organization ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) came out of nowhere.....

While standing on the Grassy Knoll that is Pershing Park, after the recent successful FReep of ANSWER, an Iraqi gentleman who earlier addressed the DC Chapter Rally pointed to the street where the ANSWER types were on parade and told us that Saddam's money paid for the spectacle.
48 posted on 11/03/2003 8:49:25 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic!)
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To: dead
The recipients of the Iraqi funds were described by US officials not as formal intelligence agents, but as prominent personalities and political figures who accepted money from Iraq as they defended Saddam Hussein publicly or pressed his causes...

Something akin to the DNC doling out funds to those prominent political personalities to spew its propaganda.

49 posted on 11/03/2003 8:50:02 AM PST by varon
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To: concerned about politics
Have you confused Ramsey with Wesley?
50 posted on 11/03/2003 8:52:56 AM PST by NutCrackerBoy (is)
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