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Posted on 11/13/2004 10:19:42 PM PST by Blindboy16
MILNET: Those In The Know Interview with Ryan Mauro
This briefing asks questions of the first analyst we have interviewed, Ryan Mauro, Ryan is a knowledgeable geo-political analyst in the commercial field (www.WorldThreats.com) whose expertise was recognized quite early in life...
How would you interpret apparent U.S. Intelligence Community failures in light of information on WMD in Iraq?
Intelligence on Iraq, as well as most foreign countries, was flawed. I do not think anyone can look at the present situation and be completely satisfied. Recognizing that, I have been amazed at some of the analysis regarding the WMD.
First off, most people don't know that banned missiles and chemical weapons from the Iran-Iraq War have been found. Most people don't know that very small quantities of biological weapons have been found. Most people don't know--and this I find most disturbing--that even if no WMD "stockpiles" are found, the Duelfer report basically confirmed Saddam Hussein was able to produce-on-demand.
Personally, from my studies, as can be seen on WorldThreats.com and my forthcoming book, I believe that the WMD stockpiles Saddam Hussein possessed are in other countries--mainly Syria but also Iran, Lebanon and probably Libya. I have spoken with sources who have seen Israeli satellite photos confirming that in the months before the war, convoys were seen being sent into Syria from Iraq. Syrian defectors have confirmed the existence of Iraqi WMD in Syria, and Israeli intelligence as well as American Army Intelligence seems to be onboard with the theory.
Duelfer and Kay both said themselves that if this theory was true (and they confirmed they had "evidence" but not "proof" that the theory was true) it would explain the WMD situation inside Iraq...
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Do you believe prodigies exist? Thank God we've got one in Intel!
And Nova -- what special training does the CIA do today for their "analysts" who couldn't seem to figure out anything in past ten years? This kid could probably run the CIA with his level of understanding.
What is this... Ender's Game stuff?
His analysis was spot on. Everything he said was consistant with my knowledge of the situations and he added a couple of things I had not heard.
He is not spouting the stupidity coming out of the mainstream media, but actually using things like the Kay and Duelfer reports.
I think I'd Rather read his book than the NYT on these issues. That is the real test, not his age.
PS If you meet a 19 year old MD, you may want to listen to him.
What is Ender's Game stuff?
Ender's Game was a sci-fi novel, they taught children to be warriors...
Oh. Being female and all, I was late to the sci fi party. Only discovered Philip Dick in the past few years.
Smart kid. If I was Condi Rice, I'd hire him NOW.
Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.
A prodigy in her own right, Condi got her BA at age nineteen.
The Ender's series is fantastic, especially for kids.
I don't care what his age is, I agreed with every analysis he made..
Some of the points he made are ones I have come to believe after alot of reading various sources.
Ryan is 18? Time to arrange a four years of geopolitical training, beginning with six months at Fort Benning.
Hey newbie, got an axe to grind? You sure were quick to beat up that interviewee. What's your agenda?
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