Skip to comments.Saddam Regime Document: Saddam Ordered The Use of Chemical Weapons in Northern Iraq (Translation)
Posted on 03/23/2006 11:38:46 AM PST by jveritas
Document CMPC 2004-002219 has many letters that discuss the order of Saddam Hussein to use Chemical Weapons in Northern Iraq against who they call agents of Iran, and they are mainly Kurds followers of Massoud Al Barazani, Saddam regime call them The Destroyers, but of course many civilian died in these Chemical attacks because Chemical weapons deadly effects spread much larger than the area where it hit. Page 1 is a letter dated April/8/1987 talks about the final decision to hit the Kurds with Special Ammunition (Chemical Weapons). Then page 4 and 5 are from a letter dated a week earlier March /31/1987 were the Saddam Intelligence are discussing the way to conduct the strike with Chemical Weapons and in this letter they were very clear about the meaning of Special Ammunition where they identified it as MUSTARD AGENT where it is called in letter as AAMEL AL KHARDAL where AAMEL =AGENT (chemical agent that is), and AL KHARDAL = MUSTARD, and this letter mentions another chemical agent called in Arabic as AAMEL AL ZAYEN i.e. AL ZAYEN AGENT, I need to find out what is the meaning of AL ZAYEN may be it is nerve agent or blistering agent, it an Arabic chemical word that I need to find out what it means..
Translation of Page 1
In the Name of God the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
The Directory Of General Military Intelligence
The First Cooperative- Section 3
Mr. The Assistant
Subject: The Deployment of The Special Ammunition
1. Upon the suggestion of our Directory we obtained the approval of the Presidency of the Republic-Secretary to conduct a strike with the Special Ammunition to the headquarters to Iran agents in the basin (Takiyeh, Blakajar) that belongs to the side of Kerah Dagh and the basin (Blisan) on the main road Jwarkonah-Gleifan and not to conduct the strike until after the informing of the Presidency of the Republic-Secretary on how to invest it.
2. Based on the order of the Presidency above it is relayed in a letter to the Army Chief of Staff (1st Corp and 5th Corp and copy to us) the following:
A. Conduct operations to strike the agents of Iran and the Khomeini Guards in the indicated places in paragraph 1 above with the Special Ammunition.
B. The 1st Corp do the preparation of a plan to invest the strike in the basin (Takiyeh, Blakajar) and present it in front of Mr. The Chief of the Army Staff during the visit of his lordship to the headquarters of the Corp on April 9th.
C. The leadership of the 1st and 5th Corp prepare the common plan to strike the headquarters of agent of Iran in the basin (Balisan) and send it to the Chairmanship of the Army Staff to decide on it.
D. The Special Ammunition team will be sent to the 1st Corp on the day of 7 April 87 to present the advisory.
3. We will follow the actions.
Conductor of the Third Section
6 April 87.
End of Translation of Page 1
The Special Ammunition are Chemical weapons as other top secret (Top confidential) letter in this document clearly states that. This letter was written on March 31 1987 and it discusses the study to conduct the strike with Chemical weapons. Here is a partial translation of the letter, pages 3 and 4 of the document, paragraphs 1 and 5, that proves that.
Partial translation of the letter on March 31 1987 (from page 3 pargraph 1 and page 4, paragraph 5).
Translation of Page 3 paragraph 1
Directory of the General Military Intelligence
Top secret and Confidential
To: The Chief of Army Staff
Subject: The Deployment of The Special Ammunition
1. Mr. President the Leader (God protect him) had ordered our Directory to study with the specialists to conduct a sudden strike (to the bases of Khomeini Guards within the headquarters of the destroyers in the 1st branch of Barazani Gang) with the Special Ammunition and the possibility of executing it in any of the following means (Air force- Army aviation- Artillery).
Translation of page 4 Paragraph 5
5. Our Directory suggested to conduct the strike to the to two targets indicated above in (3) during this period and use two third of the available in the Special Ammunition (The AL Zayen Agent) and in addition to one third of the available in the Special Ammunition (The Mustard Agent) and preserve the remaining for the emergency situations in the sectors of operations.
6. The letter of the Presidency of The Republic-Secretary top secret and confidential and immediate 953/965/K on 29 March 87 that includes the following: (the approval to conduct the strike was obtained and to invest the result so that the intention is not only to hurt the destroyers to take what is necessary and with the coordination of the designated Corp and inform us before the start of the strike)
Please review and your order to execute what came in the letter of the Presidency of the Republic-Secretary above and let us know. Yours With regards
Director of the General Military Intelligence
You are wowing us!
Halliburton must hav ecreated it. Everyone knows that Saddam had no WMDs and besides, our troops lost them.
Cant be true, the case hasnt been made for saddam and wmd..
You efforts and talents will make Free Republic one of the largest stars on the internet map. Thank you so much.
Why the heck wasn't the analysis of these documents included in the Senate Intelligence investigation?
Go, JV, go!
Impossible,....Saddam had no WMD's!!!
Saddam Regime Document: Saddam Ordered The Use of Chemical Weapons in Northern Iraq (Translation)
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Thank you for your efforts in translating. You make us all proud.
Thank you jveritas for your tireless efforts. You are awesome!
Are we using the single keyword PREWARDOCS for all of the related docs?
I think these are letters from 1987. There is no dispute that SH had used chemicals on the kurds and Iranians.
Indeed our fellow freeper eyespysomething is organizing all these documents under PREWARDOCS. Great thanks to eyespysomething :)
Well, actually, there are a lot of people running around saying that Iraq NEVER had chemical weapons. It is a completely unsustainable argument, but it's out there.
Short Answer: "Senate Intelligence" is an oxymoron.
These documents are from 1987 and the actions by Saddam taken were well documented already. Basically, it is old news backed up by new documents.
Thank you all. Let us reveal the horror of this Saddam regime, his connections to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, and his WMD's. No doubt about it that we did a great service to our security, the security of the world and to humanity by taking this evil man and his regime down.
If you speak Arabic, please take a look a this document, which was released on Monday. A Synopsis of the document, which is dated some time in 2002, has now been posted on the Foreign Military Studies Office site:
IIS [Iraqi intelligence] report on Kurdish activities, mention of Kurdish reporting on Al Qaida, reference to Al Qaida presence in Salman Pak.
The English summary that is part of the PDF document itself reads:
They are talking about American came from the North. Also they informed about Al Qaida groups and about foreign man (Malkrikav) in Norway he is one of the Al Qaida.
Salman Pak is a town near Baghdad; it is best known as the site of an Iraqi military facility that reportedly was used to train terrorists before the war. We'd like to hear from anyone who can translate the document.
Salman Pak is the location of the Boeing Airplane, suspected of use in training airline hijackers.....would show possible ties to 9/11.
Absolutely, and according to Bush Haters, Saddam and Sons should have been trusted never to use them again.
Can anyone clarify for me....this document is regarding wmds from 1987. Is it disputed by the left that Saddam had the wmds at that time?
I see from the other long thread that you have done the translation,,,....thank you so much.....not what I was hoping it might say however.
>>>Can anyone clarify for me....this document is regarding wmds from 1987. Is it disputed by the left that Saddam had the wmds at that time?
I don't think that anyone disputes the fact that Saddam had and used chemical weapons in the 80s. The dispute is whether he was manufacturing or had control of any weapons after the UN moved in to monitor and dismantle sites after Gulf War I.
Page 3 Translation from document ISGZ-2004-031613 :
In The Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate
Directory of General Security
Directory of Security Ninevah Province
Directory of General Security/ Director Section 1
The confident (1253) declared the following:
1. In the date of 21/8/2002 an American delegation who is visiting the Northern Region has paid a visit to the headquarters of the Iraqi communist party in Shaklawa. And the representative of the communist party presented accusing the Iraqi government of hiding members of Al Qaeda organization in the region of Salman Pak in addition to members of the Turkish Workers party and the Iranian Moujahidee Khlak and that they are trained to use chemical weapons and that Iraq will use them in case there is a military strike directed againt it.
2. The Kurdish communist party did inform the Norwegian authorities about the existence of inside the Norwegian territories called (Malakrikar) from the residents of Irbil and in charge of the Al Qaeda organizations there and upon the attempt of the Norwegian authorities to arrest him he fled to China with his family.
3. In the date of 15/8/2002 and common meeting was held between the two Communist Iraqi and Kurdish parties.. and this to unify their political position in regards to the international situation and the Iraqi dossier.
End of translation.
The confident is the agent source that the Iraqi intelligence is using and his is identified only by his number 1253.
So Iraq wasn't a Communist Utopia before the war?? Michael Mooron said that Saddamn was a loving leader who never hurt his people. Who ya going to believe?
Great Find, keep up the amazing work.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
It wasn't then...and it wasn't in 2000, but at least around here (geographically), it is common for leftists I talk to to be unaware that Sadaam *ever* provably had chemical weapons aside from maybe some prototypes. They've bought the line "there never were any WMDs".
They are also unaware that the U.N. inspectors actually put their hands on WMDs, took samples of the contents, tagged and inventoried large quantities.
Most people really into it will remember, but ignore it. Many casual followers have had their memory over-written by the mantra.
The big countries dont want any country but themselves; the club that monopolized the advanced technologies and the advanced weapon dont want other country to have it. This is the truth, at the end they dont sympathize with us when we want to make Chemical or Biological weapon. The presence of a resolution means there is a system, and his position is just like the Westerners.
In the Chemical Weapon Protocol, Shevardnadze, was still Soviet Union, I told him Brother Shevardnadze, here is Israel they have Nuclear Weapon, and you are running after me for the Chemical, OK dont you believe in balancing? he said I do believe in balancing, but we have to get rid of the Chemical weapons keep it by you, and surely if he wants to wipe it out, it is not expected from him to let Iraq have weapons. But Iraq can keep them!
Here is yet another admission that they used them on Iran back in the Iran/Iraq war. Something they were not admitting publicly. There is also admission that they were not being truthful to the UN during the 90's.
Let me talk in details, the 17 Tons you didnt answer him a satisfactory answer. Which is related to the previous programs, this doesnt mean that these 17 Tons are maybe hidden! I dont think so. Then what is preventing you and comrade Tariq before you came, he said we for sure produced Biological, means Biological weapons. So he is really looking in the previous programs. I am telling you, that not all your answers to Ekeus about the Chemical are correct and precise. You gave him numbers to satisfy him, and it seems until now he is satisfied with the total. But at the same time I know that America is looking to prove our use of chemicals against Iran! And we in fact did use Chemical on the Iranians. And we didnt answer them that we used Chemical on the Iranians. So in all your programs that you present in Chemical there still will be a gap, and whenever he wants to raise it he can raise it with whats called Leveling, the one you talked about. Between the imported data and the weapons produced and the destroyed, there is going to be a gap a number of weapons used in Iran you guys didnt cover.
Send a note to the Powerline blog giving them this thread URL and this post #27.
Near the end of the briefing, a question was asked about the documents. DoD runs about a week late in getting transcripts posted, but here's a link to the video of the presser.
One thing that jumped out was the Admiral's response... in essence... "We were surprised at some of the things we found. There will be surprises."
This comment was at the tail end of the presser.
Select the "DoD Brief" window.
Thanks. Our hope is to find more and more documents and get the truth out.
In the Name of God the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
Huh? And who is that Saddam? Dragging ole Al-la into all this makes it morally legal to gas entire cities and towns and murder thousands I guess.
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There was earlier discussion regarding the aircraft at Salman Pak and some suggested that it is in fact a Russian Tu-154.
Thanks for your great work.
NONE. OF. THIS. MATTERS.
These documents have come out way way too late to change public opinion and conventional wisdom. Nothing less than finding a polaroid of Saddam and Osama high-fiving in front of an A Bomb will do anything to change what MSM wants to say. They will just say Saddam was lying or bluffing his intentions.
Thanks for the link.
I can't get one of the web pages open ( 126.96.36.199 ) and when I try to open the docs on the other page http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm#iraq, in English or Arabic, it either can't find the doc, or else gives me a message that the link is broken.
I wonder if they're updating. I hope they aren't pulling them down (just a little government paranoia)
Thanks for the link to the 2003 thread....
This is even more fun than Venona.
Of course, the MSM will claim that this document is so old that it hardly matters for the war.
After all, "everybody" knows that Sadaam gassed the Kurds. But by the time we invaded Iraq, Sadaam had gotten rid of all of these weapons, therefore, Bush lied.
The true significance of this document, however, is as a death sentence for Sadaam should one of the trials fail to produce such a result. This shows Sadaam ordering the gassing himself.
Draw and quarter him.
Great stuff here, Doug!
wow - bump.
It's dated 1987. Given the audio tapes discussed recently that are recorded conversations of Saddam saying that he didn't have WMDs (shortly before the start of the war) to his "advisors", I'd like to see something more recent.
Or maybe a 'blood agent.'
I think it was in a more recent translation of another doc. If this confirms "Special Amunition" = WMD then this could be something.
Please don't feel required to respond. You are giving enough of your time on this project as is. Some may complain about time frames as being to early on etc.. But the point is your work and others shall be accumulative in nature. As your lead to investigate these documents, they get archived at FR. So I only see your work as being worthwhile. For those that whine, perhaps they should attempt to wade through the public archives at the miliary site and others, and suggest just what ones should be a priority. They probably do not realize you must view these docs, and determine what ones may contain some usefull info. Hardly an easy task, and surely time consuming. So once again, thank you.
Fascinating. My interpretation of the meaning of this... posted on
This is discussions with the internal top-level Iraqi regime, showing they knew that their numbers and reports to UN weapons inspectors were deceptive. And now, the rest of the story - part of that discrepancy was a volume of checmical weapons that were put to use against Iranians and Kurds. In other words, where did the chemical weapons go? Some were used to kill innocents, and the Iraqi regime would never admit it. Ask the victims of Hallabjah. They know.