Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?
ABC News ^ | March 23, 2006

Posted on 03/23/2006 7:54:09 PM PST by beebuster2000

"U.S. War Plan Leaked to Iraqis by Russian Ambassador" Documents dated March 5-8, 2003

Two Iraqi documents dated in March 2003 — on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion — and addressed to the secretary of Saddam Hussein, describe details of a U.S. plan for war. According to the documents, the plan was disclosed to the Iraqis by the Russian ambassador.

The first document (CMPC-2003-001950) is a handwritten account of a meeting with the Russian ambassador that details his description of the composition, size, location and type of U.S. military forces arrayed in the Gulf and Jordan. The document includes the exact numbers of tanks, armored vehicles, different types of aircraft, missiles, helicopters, aircraft carriers, and other forces, and also includes their exact locations. The ambassador also described the positions of two Special Forces units.

Editor's Note: The Russian ambassador in March 2003 was Vladimir Teterenko. Teterenko appears in documents released by the Volker Commission, which investigated the Oil for Food scandal, as receiving allocations of 3 million barrels of oil — worth roughly $1.5 million. )

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bribes; iraq; iraqiintelligence; mole; prewardocs; teterenko
cant wait to see this on the front pag of the NYT /sarcasm
1 posted on 03/23/2006 7:54:12 PM PST by beebuster2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

That the story made it at ABC is a mind-bender all its own.


2 posted on 03/23/2006 7:55:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Why did Allah create free will and then demand submission? Wouldn't robots have been easier?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven

just the begining of the story from the documents. it will stay under the radar as long as the MSM can hush it up, but then break big. IMHO


3 posted on 03/23/2006 7:58:10 PM PST by beebuster2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000
Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?
4 posted on 03/23/2006 7:58:45 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven

For all the good it did, he might just as well have saved his money and saved himself the trouble.


5 posted on 03/23/2006 7:58:48 PM PST by PUGACHEV
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

Good strategery = Bringing out the docs. in an election year.


6 posted on 03/23/2006 7:59:52 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

WHOEVER WITHIN THE US GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING THIS INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES!


7 posted on 03/23/2006 7:59:56 PM PST by keithtoo (It's STILL not safe to vote Democrat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

I love this drip drip of these documents. They will keep coming for years!


8 posted on 03/23/2006 7:59:58 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven
That the story made it at ABC is a mind-bender all its own.

Don’t let it upset your world view.

I am sure ABC still will hold that there were no WMDs and that WMDs were Bush’s only reason for invasion and that Bush lied.

9 posted on 03/23/2006 8:03:50 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: keithtoo
WHOEVER WITHIN THE US GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING THIS INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES!

Um...well, it was the President - watching out for his friend Pooty-Poot. That's why he took the "No WMD" bullet.

Maybe this document release happened because Russia's meddling in Iran has finally given him a reason to change his mind.

10 posted on 03/23/2006 8:05:56 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: PUGACHEV

Good thing I decided long ago to still not trust the Russians.


11 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:08 PM PST by Right Angler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: lexington minuteman 1775

The 9/11 Commission's adamantine refusal to recognize the relationship between Saddam & al Qaeda is likely to be thoroughly discredited, and the three year campaign of the democrats and the MSM and the Richard Clarkes of the world that there was no relationship will likewise be discredited. The left is suffering grievous reverses even as they chortle with glee over Bush's poll numbers.


12 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:08 PM PST by Buckhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; Peach; ...
Sadaam Bribed Russian Ambassador with $1.5 million for US Invasion Plan

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

Please add the keyword prewardocs to any articles pertaining to this subject.

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

Also here

Documents from the Harmony Database

13 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:55 PM PST by eyespysomething
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lexington minuteman 1775
...."They will keep coming for years!"....

Yeah, AFTER Bush is gone and Hildabeast is in. It's one of those urban legend thingy's. Say it enough and it becomes the truth.

One example is "Bush stole the election". There hasn't been even one recount that showed Gore won,.....not ONE! How can they keep repeating "Bush lost" if he never had a recount that showed he did? Even the newspapers that counted the votes a year later agreed that he won every time no matter the chads or whatever. There was at least 5 re-counts

We will find out when the next prez is in that Saddam was hiding his nuke stuff and sent his chemicals an biologics to Syria. But Bush will still be thought of as wrong for the war. The point of the war was he was in violation of the UN and his cease fire agreement, and the WMD's don't matter. We danced around the SOB for 12 years. It was time to finish it.

14 posted on 03/23/2006 8:10:19 PM PST by chuckles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jeeves

If that's the case, then I'm with Feingold.


15 posted on 03/23/2006 8:11:36 PM PST by keithtoo (It's STILL not safe to vote Democrat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven

"That the story made it at ABC is a mind-bender all its own."

I know. It's bizarre. Did they see the writing on the wall with the documents now? or did some conservative guy just not get the boot yet?


16 posted on 03/23/2006 8:31:43 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

Wouldn't be surprised to find this was part of a dis-information campaign on our part.


17 posted on 03/23/2006 8:59:49 PM PST by rbg81
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eyespysomething; sonofjoe

Thanks for the pings eyespy,I'm loving it!

Hey sonofjoe, have you seen this one?


18 posted on 03/23/2006 9:00:04 PM PST by BARLF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

Do we finally get to go to war with Russia?


19 posted on 03/23/2006 9:01:43 PM PST by Porterville (Sure are a lot of these few Muslim Extremist Fanatics)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000
but then break big

You can't be serious.

20 posted on 03/23/2006 9:03:11 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (I would never belong to any club that would have someone like me as a member.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Jeeves

There are many tons of pages yet to be translated. It has only been 2 weeks. The truth will be revealed. Patience and silence has has been a virtue so far for Bush. He knows he will be vindicated. Just watch this unfold over time. I estimate 6 months. You?


21 posted on 03/23/2006 9:12:39 PM PST by BobS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000
Considering the source (ABC) I put no credence whatsoever in this story. Lucy will pull the football back at the last moment.
22 posted on 03/23/2006 9:31:48 PM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Porterville
"Do we finally get to go to war with Russia?"

No. A bunch of countries will become embarrassed enough to straighten things out now. All the intelligence services in all these countries were spoofed by Saddam's use of the UN. Russia and the U.S. or China are not natural enemies. We will see how screwed-up and lazy intelligence services in all countries involved were for many years. I would hope Bush fires all CIA that are there longer than 13 years.

23 posted on 03/23/2006 9:33:05 PM PST by BobS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Ursus arctos horribilis

Why the hell would he pay for it when J. Rockefeller gave it up for free?


24 posted on 03/23/2006 9:35:07 PM PST by txhurl (just take me to the rubber room now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

Another "Punish France, ignore Germany, forgive Russia" finest moment.

Question : how did the Russian ambassador end up with the US invasion plan ?


25 posted on 03/23/2006 11:43:24 PM PST by Atlantic Friend (Cursum Perficio)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Atlantic Friend

--Question : how did the Russian ambassador end up with the US invasion plan ?--

He likely got it from the Syrians, who got it from J-Rock, the dishonorable senator from WV.


26 posted on 03/24/2006 6:29:54 AM PST by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: rfp1234

What's the connection between Syria and that senator ? He took bribes from Damascus ?


27 posted on 03/24/2006 6:45:08 AM PST by Atlantic Friend (Cursum Perficio)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Atlantic Friend

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=Rockefeller+syria&q=quick&m=any&o=score&SX=442408f93d32c77450c97d533f55091e150bd81b

--- What's the connection between Syria and that senator ? He took bribes from Damascus? ---


28 posted on 03/24/2006 6:59:51 AM PST by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

WHO gave these plans to that Russian ambassador, maybe a sitting senator?????


29 posted on 03/24/2006 7:01:06 AM PST by Just mythoughts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckhead
Wonder, could the legislative attempt to clamp down upon Internet 'bloggers' have anything to do with what is about to be discovered in these documents? Some preemptive wall building in the works?
30 posted on 03/24/2006 7:08:33 AM PST by Just mythoughts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: chuckles
One example is "Bush stole the election". There hasn't been even one recount that showed Gore won,.....not ONE! How can they keep repeating "Bush lost" if he never had a recount that showed he did?

Minor nit, but statement is only ALMOST completely true. The devil is in the possible criteria used in the recounts. The newspapers all concluded that Bush would have won in all the likely recount scenarios (notwithstanding the Dems ability to steal or alter ballots while the recount ensued).

However, the irony can be found in how the results might have changed, had local standards for counting been overridden by the desires of the respective campaigns. If Gore's recount standards had prevailed, Bush's lead would have tripled - and if the Republican recount standard had been used to continue a full recount, Gore might have won by a scant three votes.
31 posted on 03/24/2006 7:10:03 AM PST by beezdotcom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: keithtoo

They were just following approved orders and submitted the information to the War Office at the UN. The exact same thing happened in when we were in Viet Nam.


32 posted on 03/24/2006 9:23:14 AM PST by B4Ranch (What has an alimentary canal, a big appetite at one end & no sense of responsibility at the other.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DevSix; Romanov; x5452

Ping


33 posted on 03/26/2006 10:59:15 AM PST by GarySpFc (de oppresso liber)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: beebuster2000

Strange, I'm trying to figure out how an ambassador of a country against the war, and not in our coalition of the willing would have access to our war plan.


34 posted on 03/27/2006 7:30:52 AM PST by x5452
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson