Skip to comments.African gangs offer route to uranium Suspicion falls on Congo and South Africa
Posted on 11/13/2005 1:37:12 PM PST by SBD1
Iraqi agents have been negotiating with criminal gangs in the Democratic Republic of Congo to trade Iraqi military weapons and training for high-grade minerals, possibly including uranium, according to evidence obtained by the Guardian.
A delegation of five Iraqis was arrested in Nairobi by the Kenyan secret service last November while travelling to eastern Congo on fake Indian passports, a western intelligence officer said. Documents seen by the Guardian show that leaders of the Mayi--Mayi, a brutal militia embroiled in the country's civil war, visited Baghdad twice and offered diamonds and gold to the Iraqis. Uranium was not mentioned in the documents but the intelligence officer said the Mayi--Mayi would be able to obtain the material in areas it controlled.
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It can't be because of the forged documents because they were not reviewed by the CIA as of this date above.
don't forget theis is the 'guardian'
Willson was knowingly sent on a wild goose chase to keep him away from real CIA operation. Plame would have been "out of the loop" or at the very least part of a moderately elaborate ruse to show her true colors.
They're both "out" and of no use to anyone, which was probably the goal of the operation in the first place.
I'm going to have to think about that. What happened doesn't make anty sense and there has to be an explanation. You may be on to something.
You know, I'm on the verge of subscibing to your theory. But would anyone at the CIA be clever enough? This is par of the course for Freepers (the cleverness), but CIA bureaucrats?
Your point is well taken, though their track record seems to be one of almost perfect failure. Granted, we/I probably don't know about their successes.
The CIA institutional failures that go way back. I remember reading in the mid-70's the CIA estimates that the economy of the soviet union was larger than the US. I had also met at that time people who had gone to school, visited, emigrated or fled from the Soviet Union. They all had a uniform story of it being one giant 3rd-world Hellhole that just happened to have nuclear weapons. The CIA disconnect from reality was vast even 30 years ago.
Yes, it has been a ...er uneven performance.