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New evidence on Saddam's WMDs?
WND ^ | 1-7-06

Posted on 01/07/2006 2:19:04 PM PST by Gribbles141

Posted: January 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

WASHINGTON – A former intelligence analyst currently working as a civilian contractor will unveil publicly what he believes to be recordings of Saddam Hussein's office meetings discussing his program of developing weapons of mass destruction at an International Intelligence Summit in the nation's capital next month.

The highly confidential audio was overlooked when it was found in a warehouse along with many other untranslated Iraqi intelligence files, according to the contractor. The recordings are very significant because they may contain audio of Saddam's secret intentions regarding weapons of mass destruction, he says.

Prior to 9/11, intelligence experts were convinced that Iraq was involved with weapons of mass destruction. However, no concrete evidence was found in the three years after the beginning of the Iraqi war.

The contractor who obtained and reviewed these tapes of historical significance plans to release them to the public Feb. 17, 2006 at the Intelligence Summit, a non-partisan, non-profit conference open to the public, scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The summit will feature speakers including Yossef Bodansky, the former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism, WND's Joseph Farah, former CIA Director John Deutch, former CIA Director James Woolsey and Maj. General Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret.).

Following the presentation by the contractor of what he discovered, a panel of experts will discuss ways to verify if the tapes were actually recorded by Hussein. The procedures will include voiceprint analysis and other technical means of voice verification.

This is the second year of the Intelligence Summit and it has struck interest in law enforcement officials, as well as college and university professors. The summit is funded by non-profit organizations involved in funding intelligence research and anti-terrorism efforts.

Attorney John Loftus, president of the Intelligence Summit, recently stated, in regards to the highly confidential audiotapes, "Saddam's secret office recordings continued well into the year 2000. In all, they contain at least 12 hours of totally candid discussions with his senior aides. Clearly, after these tapes have been verified and corroborated, they will be able to provide a few definitive answers to some very important-and controversial-weapons of mass destruction questions."

According to Loftus, the contractor who obtained the tapes would like to remain anonymous until he makes his presentation.

The International Intelligence Summit is a non-partisan, non-profit, neutral organization that utilizes charitable funds to hold a conference that serves as a forum where personnel from Intelligence agencies throughout the free world and emerging democracies may gather to meet and exchange information about their experiences, expertise and ideas. In this way, the Intelligence Summit provides a unique opportunity for the Intelligence Community to listen and learn from each other so that they may share their resources to strengthen the war against terrorism.

Loftus formerly served as a federal prosecutor, and is an intelligence consultant for various television networks.

The advisory council of the summit includes two former CIA directors, several generals, a senior officer of the Mossad and the former chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. This year' list of presenters includes top espionage, counter-terrorism leaders who work for many different agencies throughout the free world.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arlingtonva; bodansky; cia; ciadirector; farah; intelligencesummit; iraq; jameswoolsey; johndeutch; prewarintelligence; saddam; terrorism; vallely; wmd; wnd

1 posted on 01/07/2006 2:19:05 PM PST by Gribbles141
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"former CIA Director John Deutch"

Wow, I didn't think we would sever see him in public again on a security issue.


2 posted on 01/07/2006 2:20:43 PM PST by gondramB (Democracy: two wolves and a lamb voting on lunch. Liberty: a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Gribbles141
I read this somewhere before. If it makes it past WND or Newsmax I will keel over and die.
3 posted on 01/07/2006 2:22:08 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: satchmodog9

Me too. I'm tired of holding my breath waiting for the old media to pick up these stories.


5 posted on 01/07/2006 2:23:34 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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The summit will feature speakers including Yossef Bodansky

Oh good, the guy who advocated bombing the Sudanese aspirin factory.

6 posted on 01/07/2006 2:24:38 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: satchmodog9
If it makes it past WND or Newsmax I will keel over and die

That seems kinda extreme

7 posted on 01/07/2006 2:25:37 PM PST by woofie
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To: Gribbles141

Gee, I didn't see Willie Clinton on the speakers roster!
Must be that he's busy collecting speaking fees elsewhere!


8 posted on 01/07/2006 2:26:16 PM PST by aShepard
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To: Gribbles141
Here's hoping that Syrian Vice-President that just defected can shed some light on that subject. Same for the former intelligence chief that just defected from Syria.
9 posted on 01/07/2006 2:31:39 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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Here's hoping that Syrian Vice-President that just defected can shed some light on that subject. Same for the former intelligence chief that just defected from Syria.

Wow, didn't hear about this. When did they get out?

10 posted on 01/07/2006 2:37:13 PM PST by xmission
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To: satchmodog9
If it makes it past WND or Newsmax I will keel over and die.

MSM to Satchmodog9: Well, we wouldn't that to happen. So we'll just close up our little ears.


11 posted on 01/07/2006 2:37:19 PM PST by RedRover
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"According to Loftus, the contractor who obtained the tapes would like to remain anonymous until he makes his presentation.

IMHO....TWO THINGS... #1 Drag this "contractor" guy along with his "tapes" to the President's State of the Union Address.

#2 To ensure the contractor AND his taped WMD evidence "survives" until he is able to present it publicly, let him use the White House bunker as his new address until he does...

12 posted on 01/07/2006 3:17:08 PM PST by musicman
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The contractor who obtained and reviewed these tapes of historical significance plans to release them to the public Feb. 17, 2006 at the Intelligence Summit, a non-partisan, non-profit conference open to the public, scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

If true, what are the odds of him making it there now that the date, time, and location are known to the world?

If he truly has the "Holy Grail" of WMD evidence, why not release it now to the public for all to see and analyze?

-PJ

13 posted on 01/07/2006 4:47:59 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Gribbles141

I'd scratch Deutch and add Laurie Mylroie.


14 posted on 01/07/2006 5:24:54 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Gribbles141; Dog; Howlin
Silly question

But why does he have these tapes and why weren't they handed over to the intel agencies??

And why did he wait so long to present them?

15 posted on 01/07/2006 7:31:49 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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Careful Mo...its being run by John Loftus.


16 posted on 01/07/2006 7:37:34 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

Opps .. I need to read more carefully

Thanks


17 posted on 01/07/2006 9:11:52 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Gribbles141
The big question is, and it pisses me off that it is not being seriously discussed, is where are they now?

We know they were there in 1998. They have not been accounted for since.

Who knows where they are? Who has access to them? What danger do they pose at this time?

Ten years from now are we going to read about a couple of cities in Iraq or wherever having their populations wiped out overnight because the dems decided to play politics and pretend they never existed?

They exist and are still unaccounted for.
18 posted on 01/07/2006 9:22:09 PM PST by bad company (A foolproof plan fails to take in to account the Ingenuity of fools.)
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The timing of this discussion could turn out to be a little embarrassing for whoever decided that we could release "Dr. Germ" and "Mrs. Anthrax"..... they were cut loose recently without, apparently, our yet having recovered any of their missing materials or files. Dr. Taha ("Dr. Germ") was interviewed by an international television documentary crew in her offices a month before the war started. They returned after the war and documented that all her files were gone, file cabinets, equipment, everything. All cleaned out. None of that stuff was recovered. The videotape was played on PBS, on "Frontline."
19 posted on 01/08/2006 10:14:55 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Gribbles141

Bump


20 posted on 01/08/2006 2:40:25 PM PST by Yellow Rose of Texas (Separation of Church and State is a MYTH, read the First Amendment)
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To: musicman

"According to Loftus, the contractor who obtained the tapes would like to remain anonymous until he makes his presentation.
IMHO....TWO THINGS... #1 Drag this "contractor" guy along with his "tapes" to the President's State of the Union Address.

#2 To ensure the contractor AND his taped WMD evidence "survives" until he is able to present it publicly, let him use the White House bunker as his new address until he does...""

My thought exactly......


21 posted on 01/08/2006 7:35:27 PM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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Prior to 9/11, intelligence experts were convinced that Iraq was involved with weapons of mass destruction. However, no concrete evidence was found in the three years after the beginning of the Iraqi war.

Huh? There was loads of evidence they were involved with them. The only thing lacking is huge stockpiles of completed products.

22 posted on 01/08/2006 7:47:32 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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