Skip to comments."Blessed July" :Saddam documents details orders for an extensive terrorist operation.
Posted on 03/24/2006 8:20:07 AM PST by IrishMike
SADDAM'S ULTRA-LOYAL Fedayeen martyrs were ordered to carry out bombings and assassinations in London, Iran, and "self ruled areas" of Iraq in May 1999, according to a newly released Iraqi intelligence document. One such operation, codenamed "Tamooz Mubarak" or "Blessed July," was apparently intended to hunt down Iraqi dissidents and bomb other unspecified locations.
Although a copy of the original document was not released, an English translation was published on the Foreign Military Studies Office's Joint Reserve Intelligence Center website yesterday. The site cautions, "the US Government has made no determination regarding the authenticity of the documents, validity or factual accuracy of the information contained therein, or the quality of any translations, when available." But, the document appears to be the same as one discussed by a team of military and defense analysts in Foreign Affairs magazine earlier this month.
The Fedayeen Saddam was established in the mid-1990s and its ranks were filled with recruits fanatically loyal to Saddam and his sons. Uday, Saddam's eldest son, was the group's commander throughout much of its existence. And according to the Foreign Affairs piece, it was Uday who issued the order for the "Blessed July" operations.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
The Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) was ordered to provide logistical support for these missions, including selecting targets to attack. After completing the regime's training program, the document reads, "the fedayeens will be sent as undercover passengers, each one according to his work site, for the purpose of preparations and to acquire from and coordinate with the Intelligence Apparatus." Fedayeen Saddam was also ordered to coordinate "with the Intelligence service to secure deliveries, accommodations, and target guidance."
This one is new, I think.
"Blessed July" :Saddam documents details orders for an extensive terrorist operation.
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Prior to reading the unclassified 210-page Iraqi Perspectives Project: A View of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Saddam's Senior Leadership, we commented earlier about the assistance the regime in Baghdad was recieving from the Russians, a charge that Moscow came out and denied on Saturday, calling it "groundless accusations."
Moscow based military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer described the reports of Russian assistance as "quite plausible" and added that "a unit affiliated with the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Department, known by its abbreviation GRU, was actively working in Iraq at the time of the U.S. invasion of Iraq."
From the close
The reports of Russian cooperation with the regime in Baghdad and Iraq's intent to deploy suicide operatives in Europe come together in the days before the war in Iraq, when Russian President Vladamir Putin privately warned the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein was preparing suicide attacks against the United States and U.S. interests abroad.
"After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services, the intelligence service, received information that officials from Saddam's regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military and other interests," Putin said, according to RIA Novosti, the Russian news agency. "American President George Bush had an opportunity to personally thank the head of one of the Russian special services for this information, which he regarded as very important," the Russian president told an interviewer while in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.
Could it be that Russian intelligence had picked up on the Blessed July operation due to their close connections with the Hussein regime and the Iraqi intelligence services, and Putin felt compelled to offer a shadowy, non-specific warning to Bush in private?
Posted by C.S. Scott at March 25, 2006 03:51 AM
I want to hear from the media/press that Bush & Blair were right and they were wrong
I think they will be quiet for awhile longer!!!
Drip by Drip...
"SADDAM'S ULTRA-LOYAL Fedayeen martyrs were ordered to carry out bombings and assassinations in London, Iran, and "self ruled areas" of Iraq in May 1999, according to a newly released Iraqi intelligence document."
Makes one wonder how Michael Moore, Howard Dean and Harry Reid will spin this and blame GW since GW hadn't "stolen the presidency from President Goron!"
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