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The Iraq Documents
various FR links | 03-17-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 03/17/2006 5:48:02 AM PST by backhoe

KEYWORDS:   IRAQDOCS;
 
http://michellemalkin.com/
AN ARMY OF TRANSLATORS NEEDED
By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 16, 2006 12:19 PM

***scroll for updates...translations coming in***

If you read nothing else today, make sure to go to this site.

There will be a press conference about the documents today at 1:30pm EST:

How about an Army of Davids to translate and process the info?

Debate at RedState.

Flashback: AJStrata - Unleash the blogosphere

Flashback: Pajamas Media documentarian Andrew Marcus interviews Rep. Hoekstra Feb. 16 about the docs: "They ought to be put on the Internet...unleash the power of the 'net on these 55,000 boxes of documents to see exactly what went on...Let the blogosphere go!"

And an Army of Freepers has started to dig through the docs. Jveritas provides a translation of a document linking Iraq and Osama bin Laden CMPC-2003-001488 (hat tip: Jawa Report):

John Hinderaker starts digging into the new document trove here.

Background:

Steve Hayes, who got the ball rolling here.

Michael Barone, Why Do Democrats Fear the Al-Qaida/Saddam Relationship?

Power Line, here, here, and here.

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Previous:

Saddam's terror training camps

 
 
 
 
Document: Afghani Taliban Consul Spoke of a Relationship Between Iraq and Bin Laden See Translation
 
 
First Declassified Iraq Documents Released
-more--
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1597217/posts
 
Post-Haste [Link to Pentagon Site Where pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan Documents are]
 
Al ADL Letter (translation of captured Al Qaeda Communication)
 
Bush wants to release the Saddam files but his intelligence chief stalls
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1594534/posts
 
Bush Admin. releases 48K boxes of Saddam Documents (FOX NEWS ALERT!)
 
When the Dungeon Doors Swing Open...
... Harvard has five million pages of captured Iraq documents on the net here. Mass murder by Saddam is more well documented ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/889383/posts - 147k - Cached
 
Saddam General Explains Saddam’s ‘Secrets’ — WMDs, Bombing Israel, and Genocide (AUDIO)
 
New Saddam Documents Detail Terror Training
 
CNS New Iraq documents on Web
-more--
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1241500/posts
 
UN purges Iraq documents with $15-bn in question
 
Former Finnish PM on trial over leaked pre-war (Iraq) documents
 
Joseph Wilson, Niger, Uranium and Bush's Famous Sixteen Words: Evolution of a Confused Story--Read this and notice that it all starts (at least the controversy)after Wilson is contacted by Chris LeHane, the infamous Democrat dirty trickster and head of the Kerry campaign at that time.
 “Iraq Inspectors, 'Yellow Cake' and Other Quarries”
Washington Post, by Waler Pincus
Mission to Niger (Novak/Wilson July 14, 2003)
 
Whatever Happened To Iraqgate
 
Whatever Happened to Iraqgate? Was it swept under the rug because of the CIA - - or Hillary? [Free Republic]
 
Breaking All the Rules
 
The impact of Bush linking 9/11 and Iraq (is Bush lying about an Iraq/911 connection?)
 
Oil for Food, Money for Kofi
 
The Butcher with the Terror Ties - The evidence mounts. (Newsweek reports on Atta in Prague, 2001)
 
Jihad, Terror, and anti-Semitism across the world
 
 
--and for some reason, a search for "Iraq Documents" revealed this odd info:
The Clinton-Gore Incinerator [a compendium] [Free Republic] -- Beginning in 1990, Hillary Clinton received $31,000 a year to serve on the board of the Lafarge Corporation, a French company that is the second-largest producer of cement in the United States.--the key stuff in this particular one re: Mafia, is the Von Roll etc. ties with Hillary, the Swiss Banks, BCCI, and Mafia associations. Most of this is back into money laundering, probably Vince Foster and NSA/CIA involvement.


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Members of some reknown requested a post of document-related links, so here 'tis.
 
A note from your compiler- perhaps it is time for all this info to be posted on the web, in its entirity, so denizens of the 'net can translate and interpret.
 
Captain's Quarters initiated a similar project for Gitmo documents- see here:
 
http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

Gitmo Study Nears Completion

I have received most of the surveys back from the blogswarm that undertook a review of the newly-released documents regarding the Guantanamo Bay detainees. Most of the study's volunteers have remarkably similar comments about the information provided in the documents. The Denbeaux study which prompted this blogswarm reached a number of conclusions that appear now to be highly subjective assumptions. For instance, the Duke wrote after his review:

Some found some strange stories in the testimony, such as this from Commander Salamander:

The CQ Blogswarm Study Group consists of these volunteers: ( too many to list here, see link for names & links )


1 posted on 03/17/2006 5:48:03 AM PST by backhoe
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To: jveritas; MizSterious

May I draw this to your attention? And I note with some annoyance that I seemed to have been in "chat" when I hit "post new article," so it's in Chat. Oh, well, at least it's up to be read.


2 posted on 03/17/2006 5:51:38 AM PST by backhoe
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In Saddam's Archives
Powerline ^ | 3/16/05 | John Hinderaker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1598077/posts
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/013438.php


3 posted on 03/17/2006 6:23:32 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe

Thanks.


4 posted on 03/17/2006 6:29:04 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: backhoe

The link king strikes again!


5 posted on 03/17/2006 6:50:10 AM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: backhoe

Cool.


6 posted on 03/17/2006 6:53:05 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Liberalism: replacing backbones with wishbones.)
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To: jveritas

7 posted on 03/17/2006 6:54:58 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Jack of all Trades

Thanks for looking.


8 posted on 03/17/2006 6:55:36 AM PST by backhoe
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To: All

This just in:

Hoekstra: Bloggers can help digest Iraq documents
http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?station=wwmt&id=24602&template=breakout_local.html

Millions of pre-Iraq war intelligence documents are now being posted online, and two Republican lawmakers want bloggers' help in digesting them.

Senator Rick Santorum and Michigan Congressman Peter Hoekstra


9 posted on 03/17/2006 7:03:38 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe

I've been waiting for something like this for a long time.

Like Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff, the whole "Bush Lied" crowd will pretend that of they just don't look, they won't fall. Thanks to people like you, that will be more difficult.


10 posted on 03/17/2006 7:08:57 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Liberalism: replacing backbones with wishbones.)
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To: backhoe

Will you add prewardocs to your keywords these threads are under? I've done a ping list for the threads, and that's the keyword I'm adding. I'm off to do a search on your keyword now to make sure I haven't missed any!


11 posted on 03/17/2006 7:43:17 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: backhoe; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; Dog; My2Cents; ...

Ping and bookmarked


12 posted on 03/17/2006 7:46:40 AM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: nunya bidness

Ping.


13 posted on 03/17/2006 7:58:27 AM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: backhoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1598144/posts


14 posted on 03/17/2006 8:05:42 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: backhoe

Looks like it's in News/Activism now--thanks, Backhoe!


15 posted on 03/17/2006 10:26:05 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: pookie18

Good link- thanks!


16 posted on 03/17/2006 10:26:05 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Mo1; Howlin

Appreciate those pings- thank you.


17 posted on 03/17/2006 10:26:51 AM PST by backhoe
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To: MizSterious
Looks like it's in News/Activism now--

Cool! I meant to ask the mods, and got tied up in what Entropy Squared colorfully calls "the meatworld interface."

18 posted on 03/17/2006 10:32:30 AM PST by backhoe
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To: All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1598259/posts
Document: Zarqawi in Iraq Long Before the War Started (See translation and intresting finds)
Pentagon/FMSO Pre-war Iraq documents ^ | March/17/06 | jveritas
 
Documents Yield Further Details....Saddam...Osama....WMD's

19 posted on 03/17/2006 10:47:20 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe

I hope somebody's coordinating the document translation.


20 posted on 03/17/2006 10:49:54 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (© 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Iraq Documents Show Saddam Terror Connections

The trove of documents discovered in Iraq has been released to the public, and we’re now starting to see the results; Michelle Malkin has some early translations that are already making clear Saddam Hussein’s connections to terrorists—including Osama bin Laden.link: 80 comments

Newly released document links Saddam to al-Qaida
[Indicates regime was cooperating with bin Laden group to strike U.S.]

Among the pre-war documents posted online yesterday by the Pentagon is a letter from a member of Saddam's intelligence apparatus indicating al-Qaida and the Taliban had a relationship with the regime prior to the 9-11 attacks.

This shouldn't surprise anyone here;

AIM Report: Media Reports Connect Saddam to 9/11 Plot

21 posted on 03/17/2006 11:10:24 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Cyber Liberty; backhoe; Alamo-Girl

Sounds like a job for Backhoe and/or Alamo Girl.


22 posted on 03/17/2006 11:21:57 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: All
http://ibloga.blogspot.com/

Pajamas Media Doesn't Just Report History, It Helps To Make It

Talk about Gonzo Journalism:


Back in mid-February Pajamas Media went to Washington to cover the Intelligence Summit and did video interviews with Congressman Hoekstra (chair of the House Intell Committee), former DCI Woolsey and Richard Perle, among others. In all those interviews we discussed our idea - new to all of them - that the myriad untranslated Saddam tapes and documents be released to the blogosphere for translation.  Today, it was announced that at the instigation of Hoekstra these documents have been released by the Pentagon for ... and this is how it was worded on the Brit Hume Show on Fox News ... for translation by the blogosphere.
Here's some info on some of the documents already translated.

If you read nothing else today, make sure to go to this site.

Jveritas provides a translation of a document linking Iraq and Osama bin Laden CMPC-2003-001488 (hat tip: Jawa Report):
There's more there and more to come.

I BELIEVE THE RELEASE OF THESE DOCUMENTS WAS CAREHULLY TIMED.

THEY ARE BEING RELEASED NOW AS PART OF THE EFFORT TO PREPARE US FOR A MAJOR ASSAULT ON IRAN.

JUST WATCH.

23 posted on 03/17/2006 11:23:15 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
AN ARMY OF TRANSLATORS NEEDED

If they hope to go thorough 48 thousand boxes of documents before elections this fall they will need to hire some Iraqis who have learned some English. There should be no shortage of translators.

24 posted on 03/17/2006 11:25:15 AM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: backhoe
It was long in coming... but at least it was released in a way that will circumvent MSM censorship.
25 posted on 03/17/2006 11:40:18 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: johnny7
It was long in coming... but at least it was released in a way that will circumvent MSM censorship.

Once enough people on the web start rummaging through all this stuff, it will get very "interesting..."

26 posted on 03/17/2006 11:48:06 AM PST by backhoe
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 Papers Give Glimpse of al-Qaida Recruits (more declassified DoD docs)
 
Declassified Truth (Pre War Iraq Terrorist Connections)

27 posted on 03/17/2006 12:43:18 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; Peach; ...
The Iraq Docs

Release of Classified PreWar Docs ping. If you want to be added or removed to the ping list, please Freepmail me.

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

28 posted on 03/17/2006 12:47:25 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: eyespysomething

Thanks for those pings.


29 posted on 03/17/2006 12:57:04 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe

That's nothing! Your gathering of info is always great and so useful! Thanks for that.


30 posted on 03/17/2006 12:58:38 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: backhoe

As always, you rock backhoe!


31 posted on 03/17/2006 12:59:45 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia; eyespysomething

Your kind words are appeciated- thank you.


32 posted on 03/17/2006 1:03:50 PM PST by backhoe
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To: OKSooner

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 03/17/2006 9:53:15 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: All

Meanwhile, the blogosphere's Army of Translators--mother of all hat tips to Glenn Reynolds--is busy with Project Docex.

http://michellemalkin.com/

DISCLAIM THIS

So, the MSM is slowly picking up on the historic release of thousands of documents from Saddam Hussein's archives. But not without making a concerted effort to downplay and undermine the story. Readers are calling attention to the disclaimers included in this ABC News story.  Will we see that helpful disclaimer--"this document is of limited evidentiary value"--the next time ABC News or Newsweek or the NYTimes or the Washington Post uses unnamed, uncorroborated informants?

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IraqtheModel has another translation. (Hat tip: Roger L. Simon)

Stay tuned to Pajamas Media:

saddamproject.jpg

Let the Pajamas folks know if you have posted translations/analysis of any of the Docex docs. Lots of work to do.

 
 

It's funny that these documents are getting so little attention from the press. INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY: WHAT LED TO THE DOCUMENT RELEASE? Here's at least part of the story.   One of the documents already translated by Iraq the Model here.  Comments (23)

Declassified doc Iraq show 3,000 Saudi and Iraqi mujihideen

http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/

Mirror room at the Funhouse

Iraq the Model got his hands one of the untranslated Saddam-era documents now being released to the public, (possible in part through the efforts of Roger Simon) Omar writes:

Our friend Roger directed me to one document he though was interesting, and reading it, I believe he is right about it. Find my (hopefully accurate) translation of this document HERE.  "The neat thing is that they ignored the "Gate-Keepers," and just threw the documents over the wall, "right into the hands of the Blogospere."

W, you're learning."

 
 

34 posted on 03/18/2006 3:02:05 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Alamo-Girl

You're welcome.


35 posted on 03/18/2006 7:05:17 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: backhoe

bookmark


36 posted on 03/18/2006 7:11:13 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

37 posted on 03/18/2006 7:15:45 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: backhoe

bttt


38 posted on 03/18/2006 7:18:37 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

Thanks for stopping by!


39 posted on 03/18/2006 7:23:21 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: backhoe

You sure work hard at all this ....Thanks


40 posted on 03/18/2006 7:27:12 AM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

Thanks for looking!


41 posted on 03/18/2006 7:52:58 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: All
http://www.rogerlsimon.com/mt-archives/2006/03/does_pajamas_me.php
 
I would like to remind everyone that CNS News revealed the existance of 42 pages of important Iraqi documents in October 2004. They subsequently went on to publish them in their entirety. I would suggest that these be added to this to the PJM archive.
 
Stephen Hayes most recent article in the Weekly Standard is a real eye-opener too.
 
I would also remind everyone of the documents found by Mitch Potter of the Toronto Star. ( Apr. 27, 2003. 09:58 AM )

In the minutes to come, we regained composure, biting our lips as Amir worked away at the rest of the document with the knife blade, as if performing open-heart surgery. A second blob of corrective fluid came off, revealing another "bin Laden." And then a third.

42 posted on 03/18/2006 10:44:22 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Just in case you overlooked it:


SADDAM DOCUMENT PROJECT: IRAQFILES

tape.jpgThe Pentagon is releasing many never before seen Saddam era documents and media. A large number of these are still in the original Arabic. The hope is that the blogosphere will help translate. At our new IRAQFILES blog PJM will monitor and post the growing number of translations from an Army of Translators of these documents and media. The first two, of the same document, are here (by Iraq the Model) and here. Others are being posted (with analysis) at the IRAQFILES.

IMPORTANT: As new documents are posted on the Pentagon site, please send your translations from the Arabic and analyses to the following email: iraq dash-sign translations at-sign pajamasmedia dot-character com. Please type "Translation Project" in the subject line.



43 posted on 03/18/2006 12:34:46 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: backhoe

bttt thanks bump


44 posted on 03/18/2006 12:36:07 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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CNS News revealed the existance of 42 pages of important Iraqi documents in October 2004. They subsequently went on to publish them in their entirety.

CNSNews.com Publishes Iraqi Intelligence Docs

Upon clicking on the individual pages of Arabic documents, readers will have an opportunity to click on the unedited English translation of those documents. We hope this serves to further illuminate a very important element of the ongoing debate.

Page 1: Jan. 18, 1993 memo from Saddam Hussein, through his secretary, to the Iraqi Intelligence Service, urging that missions be undertaken to "hunt down Americans," especially in Somalia.

Pages 2-12: Jan. 25, 1993 memo from the Iraqi Intelligence Service to Saddam Hussein, outlining the existing or developing relationships between Iraq and terrorist organizations.
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12

Page 13: Feb. 8, 1993 response from Saddam Hussein to the Jan. 25, 1993 memo.

Pages 14, 15: March 11, 1993 memo from the Iraqi Intelligence Service detailing plans for a meeting with "one of the leaders from the Egyptian Al-Jehad" terrorist organization.
Page 14
Page 15

Page 16: March 16, 1993 response from Saddam's secretary to the March 11, 1993 memo.

Pages 17, 18: March 18, 1993 memo from the Iraqi Intelligence Service detailing plans to "move against the Egyptian regime" of Hosni Mubarak.
Page 17
Page 18

Pages 19-20: Iraqi Intelligence Service internal memos regarding the information of individuals who participated at "the martyr act camp" belonging to the Iraqi intelligence directorate.
Page 19
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Pages 21-26: They comprise a list of terrorists trained at a camp belonging to the Iraqi Intelligence Directorate.
Page 21
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Page 24
Page 25
Page 26

Pages 27, 28: Notes from the Iraqi Intelligence Service outlining strategies. Included is the assessment that terrorist "efforts should be concentrated on Egypt." The notes also advise against targeting the U.S. military, but recommend targeting "Americans as general" as well as "US agents inside the (Egyptian) regime."
Page 27
Page 28

Page 29-40: Duplicative of pages 2-12, except in a different person's handwriting.

Page 41: Table indicating Sept. 6, 2000 acquisition of malignant pustule (anthrax) as well as sterilization/decontamination equipment.

Page 42: Table indicating Aug. 21, 2000 acquisition of mustard gas as well as protective equipment.

45 posted on 03/19/2006 3:29:10 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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To: backhoe

Bump


46 posted on 03/19/2006 3:45:28 AM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: kanawa

Thanks for looking:-)


47 posted on 03/19/2006 3:46:22 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe
DU has their smartest guy working on the translating the docs.

48 posted on 03/19/2006 4:02:05 AM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: All
The Smoking Gun? & Iraqi Document Fever--Looks like the gun done went off. My newest link Ray Robison, cites the mother of all links.  UPDATE: Captain's Quarters with futher finds.
 

49 posted on 03/19/2006 10:24:01 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

How Innocuous Were Those Tapes, Anyway?

Not long ago, ABC News broadcast a number of tapes that recorded meetings of Iraqi officials before the American invasion, including Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. After the tapes aired, the general opinion was that the tapes had some historical and contextual interest but provided no smoking guns on Saddam's instransigence. The DoD and DNI have now posted transcripts of all the tapes, and the information contained within them may change that evaluation.

Ray Robison has begun a blogswarm to highlight the review of the documents. Be sure to read his ongoing commentary on the transcripts. For instance, page 6 of this document shows that Saddam was kept informed of the status of three German scientists working in the employ of Saddam:

 
Letter shows Saddam ordered plans for chemical attack

50 posted on 03/20/2006 4:51:53 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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