Skip to comments.New Documents Reveal Saddam Hid WMDs, Was Tied to Al Qaida
Posted on 11/16/2005 9:32:41 AM PST by Ben Mugged
Recently discovered Iraqi documents now being translated by U.S. intelligence analysts indicate that Saddam Hussein's government made extensive plans to hide Iraq's weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invasion in March 2003 - and had deep ties to al Qaida before the 9/11 attacks.
The explosive evidence was discovered among "millions of pages of documents" unearthed by the Iraq Survey Group weapons search team, reports the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes.
In the magazine's Nov. 21 issue, Hayes reveals that the document cache now being examined contains "a thick stew of reports and findings from a variety of [Iraqi] intelligence agencies and military units."
Though the Pentagon has so far declined to make the bombshell papers public, Hayes managed to obtain a list of titles on the reports.
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This'll be buried faster by the MSM than a Cat in a Cow Pasture!.........
Of course, you will never hear a peep of this news in the Mainstream News.
So when is the Administration going to go public with this? The day before Hillary is sworn in?
It's Snews Max. Who's going to listen?
The MSM will never say a thing. So the American people will never hear or see this.
The smoking gun?
Let us hope, and let's hope it points fingers at the countries WHERE they are hidden, for the materials that went out on the many "midnight expresses"....it would be so nice to be able to shove this up the ..... of the MSM and the lying Thugocrats.
"Though the Pentagon has so far declined to make the bombshell papers public, Hayes managed to obtain a list of titles on the reports."
Is the president waiting until he has all of his enemies publicly speaking about the lack of WMD so that he can put this in their faces?
That sounds like a clever move.
I did a Karnack the Magnificent and knew this was gonna be NewsMax and much ado about not enough before I clicked.
Why is the Bush administration so cowed from making the case that Saddam had WMD and worked with Al Qaeda if they have the evidence?? I really do not get their fear of the media or the DemonRats. Go to war with these people! If they want to deny documentary proof that Saddam did all these things, then let's ask them why the hell they need to defend Saddam?? Let's put their a**es to the wall and make them answer for their lies and sedition! Get this stuff out there and fight them!
But the Dems. and their MSM lapdogs did what they set out to do, to make Bush so shell shocked from their lying attacks that he'd not have the will to fight them, even when the truth is on his side as it nearly always is.
I think this is why they have been waiting to start firing back at their critics.
Didn't CNS news have some big story last year about Documents that stated Iraq had WMD and they had the docs found and translated??
More French Forgeries?
Does this mean that gas prices arent going to go down when we finish stealing all the oil in Iraq?
Like the ton and a half of Iraqi radioactive materials we picked up last year ?
Interesting thread on the subject.
That's what Newsmax does.
I hope also that they weren't so stupid as to use proportional spacing!
Isn't it remarkable that someone as stupid as Bush can forge documents in perfect Arabic?
I have similar reservations about News Max, but they say that they are reporting on something the Weekly Standard will report on, in the Weekly Standard's Nov 21st issue.
I'm going to wait and see on this one. It's possible this might be the smoking gun we've all been waiting for.
On the other hand, I would love to see a "Reverse Pentagon Papers" scenario evolve. But how could the Administration have kept all this quiet?
Doesn't matter. The liberals have had more than enough time to construct every possible Rovian conspiracy theory possible and not one of them involves wrongdoing on Saddams part.
I don't trust a website that has a blinking WINNER WINNER at the top. Bogus.
Bush better call a Presser or it will never be covered.
Anything from the Iraqi Survey Group will be dismissed as neoncon propaganda. Apparently, the only people more loathsome and despicable than Saddam and his thugs were their victims.
This information doesn't have a snowball's chance of: 1. getting any play in the MSM and 2. being believed even if it was on the 6 o'clock news every night this week. The opposition has done its' job too well re: the Bush lied lie, and as much as I love Rush, he's not the equivalent of non-stop airplay of the whole ABC/CBS/NBS/MSNBC/CNN, etc. crowd.
Better see this.
Ping A Ling
I would agree. Newsmax has a long track record of blowing smoke. The Weekly Standard, however, is a different matter. This could get interesting.
Agreed...you beat my OTOH post in 22.
The president is fighting a war, perhaps his agenda is more about that and protecting the troops and not tipping their hand to the enemy about what they know, as opposed to swatting liberal fleas off his hindquarters.
Eventually it will all come out in the wash.
A former Romanian Intelligence officer told the world of Saddam's plans to ditch his WMDs 3 years ago. Yet the MSM drools over Joe "lying sack of sh*t" "fancy hairdo" Wilson and ignores this guy as if he did not exist.
Yep, still waiting for Couric to bandy that about before the cameras.........
Keeps his eyes on the prize and isn't distracted by lies..........Just ask Ma Richards...........
Ever try decaf?
But of course, the silence from the MSM on this is deafening!
This would explain Rummy's comment the other day when asked about WMD.
Guess those of us that have maintained their existence aren't so fanciful after all.
I would feel better about this if NewsMax didn't include their obligatory "blockbuster" description to this information.
It's not NewsMax, it is the Weekly Satandard and Steven Hayes using DOD-seized documents. I would also note that Chalabi mentioned the very same thing on the Charlie Rose show last night. He said that the Pentagon had millions of pages of documents seized from Iraqi intelligence. They were being translated and pieced together right now. It would be a long, slow process, but the truth would come out.
Could that truth be something along these lines?
Iran, Iraq, and DPRK work together, in cahoots with other terrorist states, to develop a nuclear and or Bio/chem capability along with the means to deliver them that had no lone state sponsor?
Saddam uses technology from DPRK and Pakistan thru AQ KAHN to develop a nuclear bomb in Libya that would be shipped to Syria where it would be combined with shabob missiles built in Iran then deployed to Lebanon for use against Israel and the rest of the westernized nations of the world. Sure sounds like an axis of evil to me.
I think it is entirely possible that what Gadafi turned over very well could have been Saddams Project to begin with or it was sent there when Saddam knew the jig was up.
from the Weekly Standard article mentioned:
SOME OF THE DOCUMENT TITLES I requested are suggestive, others less so. It's possible that the "Document from Uday Hussein regarding Taliban activity" was critical of one or another Taliban policies. But it's equally possible, given Uday's known role as a go-between for the Iraqi regime and al Qaeda, that something more nefarious was afoot.
What was discussed at the "Secret Meeting with Taliban Group Member and Iraqi Government" in November 2000? It could be something innocuous. Maybe not. But it would be nice to know more.
Was there really a contract for satellite pictures among Russia, France, and Iraq in December 2002? That would have been a mere three months before the war, at a time when France was telling the U.S. government it supported "serious consequences" for Iraqi noncompliance with U.N. inspections.
One of the documents, "Iraqi Efforts to Cooperate with Saudi Opposition Groups and Individuals," had been provided to the New York Times last summer. Thom Shanker, one of the Times's best reporters, wrote a story based on the document, which was an internal Iraqi Intelligence memo. The Iraqi document revealed that a Sudanese government official met with Uday Hussein and the director of the Iraqi Intelligence Service in 1994 and reported that bin Laden was willing to meet in Sudan. Bin Laden, according to the Iraqi document, was then "approached by our side" after "presidential approval" for the liaison was given. The former head of Iraqi Intelligence Directorate 4 met with bin Laden on February 19, 1995. The document further states that bin Laden "had some reservations about being labeled an Iraqi operative"--a comment that suggests the possibility had been discussed. (According to another Iraqi Intelligence document, authenticated by the DIA and first reported on 60 Minutes, the regime considered bin Laden an "Iraqi Intelligence asset" as early as 1992, though it's unclear that bin Laden shared this view.)
Good point! Why don't Newsmax stories get more respect?
Someone really needs to ask the Dems, especially Hillie, if they'd be willing to stake their jobs on guaranteeing that no WMD made it out of Iraq before the war.
Tell W and all his staff that Dale Carnegie is great for doing real estate deals and handling cranky customers, but sucks for dealing with backstabbers.
GOP_1900AD Training: BEGIN IN A BRUTAL AND SURPRISING WAY!!!!
This can't be! Cindy Al Sheehani says there were no "weapons of mass distruction" and Bush lied.
I still think the plans to hide this stuff were formalized and put in place as soon as the Iraq and Syrian governments got word from their U.S. contact and point man, the distinguished Senator J. Rockefeller.
Wasn't there supposed to be a final assembly plant in a mountain (was it in Libya?)