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Report: Russia Had Sources in U.S. Command
AP ^ | 7 minutes ago | ROBERT BURNS,

Posted on 03/24/2006 12:50:50 PM PST by BenLurkin

WASHINGTON - The Russian government had sources inside the American military command as it planned and executed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to Iraqi documents released as part of a Pentagon report.

The Russians passed information to Saddam Hussein on U.S. troop movements and plans during the opening days of the war, according to the report Friday.

The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing two captured Iraqi documents that say the Russians collected information from sources "inside the American Central Command" and that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam through the Russian ambassador in Baghdad.

A classified version of the Pentagon report, titled "Iraqi Perspectives Project," is not being made public.

In Moscow, a duty officer with Russia's Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the report late Friday evening. No one answered the phones at the Defense Ministry.


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1 posted on 03/24/2006 12:50:52 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

CLINTON LEGACY


2 posted on 03/24/2006 12:51:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: BenLurkin

Which Dem Senator?


3 posted on 03/24/2006 12:51:59 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: BenLurkin

Ramsey Clark and Sandy Burglar?


4 posted on 03/24/2006 12:52:04 PM PST by noobiangod
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To: BenLurkin

More fallout from the Saddam docs, which iself is fallout from the Russia/China pact on killing any Iranian Sanctions plan.


5 posted on 03/24/2006 12:52:23 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: BenLurkin

Clnton holdovers. Not even treason will stop them from uprooting Bush..


6 posted on 03/24/2006 12:52:30 PM PST by cardinal4 (David Gregory-the John Kerry of the Media Elite)
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To: BenLurkin

Ten riflemen makes a firing squad, right?


7 posted on 03/24/2006 12:52:43 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sources or just good spying and intelligence gathering?


8 posted on 03/24/2006 12:53:12 PM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: cardinal4
I doubt it. More likely if this is true, it's simply an officer with a lust for cash, IMHO. It's happened before.
9 posted on 03/24/2006 12:53:53 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Regardless, let some call it treason.


10 posted on 03/24/2006 12:56:11 PM PST by veracious
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To: All

Note that the value of the intel is unspecified. Buzzphrase for disinformation fed to the Russians knowing it would be fed to Saddam.


11 posted on 03/24/2006 12:58:06 PM PST by Owen
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To: All

Note that the value of the intel is unspecified. Buzzphrase for disinformation fed to the Russians knowing it would be fed to Saddam.


12 posted on 03/24/2006 12:58:20 PM PST by Owen
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To: BenLurkin

The fact that this is now public means that they probably know who the "leaker" is already.


13 posted on 03/24/2006 12:58:36 PM PST by GungaLaGunga
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To: BenLurkin

Is anyone surprized at this?? I'm not.


14 posted on 03/24/2006 12:59:08 PM PST by Bean Counter ("Stout Hearts!")
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To: Gordongekko909
Ten riflemen makes a firing squad, right?

A waste of tax payer money and equipment.
I'll do it, supply the rifle and ammo at no expense to the government.

15 posted on 03/24/2006 12:59:12 PM PST by ASA Vet (Condi would be a coup in the NFL)
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To: Bean Counter

No, and I hope they catch these sources. In the meantime, let's be sure to return the "favor" to Russia.


16 posted on 03/24/2006 1:01:31 PM PST by Cecily
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To: BenLurkin

A mole at CentCom?


17 posted on 03/24/2006 1:02:00 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: BenLurkin

My most immediate thought--though it's probably not--is of the many U.S. servicemembers in Korea who marry women (usually entertainers from local clubs/bars) from the former Soviet Republics.

In at least one case it appears an Air Force Captain here in Korea was being blackmailed by one of these women She demanded any sort of "classified information" from him, not caring what category of information it was. He did this, I would assume in exchange for sexual attention at the time, but was later making large monthly deposits to her account once she had moved to the U.S. WITH HER HUSBAND (an enlisted U.S. servicemember).

Most likely, once she had one classified document, she had the ability to compel him to pay later. Once he ran out of money she turned him in.

I've read rumors (again, not sure if they're substantiated) that the Russians used to run schools to train female "entertainers" to act as spies. If the Russian intel community lost funding after the breakup of the Soviet Union, I'd imagine lots of these ladies went freelance (just like some of the gentleman that are now thought to be wrapped up in organized crime).


18 posted on 03/24/2006 1:03:00 PM PST by American Soldier
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To: BenLurkin

"CLINTON LEGACY"

Sounds like a BUSH LEGACY


19 posted on 03/24/2006 1:03:25 PM PST by Shermy
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To: BenLurkin

This was a coalition headquarters. It might not have been an American.


20 posted on 03/24/2006 1:05:19 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Gordongekko909

Sounds good to me.


21 posted on 03/24/2006 1:06:41 PM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: BenLurkin
This could have been a two-fer. Give out bad information (the date was wrong) and expose a mole.
22 posted on 03/24/2006 1:07:20 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sources in the military command? Roadapples!!
If there was info sent to Russians, it came from members of Congress, their staff or planted political appointments.


23 posted on 03/24/2006 1:07:50 PM PST by caisson71
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To: Gordongekko909

One is good enough.


24 posted on 03/24/2006 1:08:33 PM PST by caisson71
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To: BenLurkin
So what's new about Russia spying on the US. I seem to remember the St. Joe McCarthy knew about a few and couldn't do anything about it except get vilified by the "liberal media". I wonder if there's some connection between the media and Russia?
25 posted on 03/24/2006 1:08:57 PM PST by street_lawyer (Conservative Defender of the Faith)
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To: BenLurkin

Thank you Clintoon's Madeleine Albright.


26 posted on 03/24/2006 1:09:11 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: BenLurkin
No one answered the phones at the Defense Ministry.

Has anyone ever been to Russia? This is what usually happens... :0)

27 posted on 03/24/2006 1:10:15 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (A Liberal by any other name is still a Hypocrite)
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To: Shermy

Clinton holdovers.


28 posted on 03/24/2006 1:10:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: roses of sharon
My guess would be Rockefeller.

Senator Jay Rockefeller has already admitted that he gave Syria advance warning Of Iraq War intentions. He also is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
29 posted on 03/24/2006 1:10:53 PM PST by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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To: roses of sharon
"Which Dem Senator?"

Could it be this one?

30 posted on 03/24/2006 1:11:03 PM PST by KoRn
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To: BenLurkin

that battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam through the Russian ambassador in Baghdad. ==

Probably true. I remember that during battles the battlefiled info was publicated on Internet too. One guy with nickname "Ramzai" published very detailed information day after day.

http://www.google.ru/search?hl=en&q=ramzaj+Iraq


31 posted on 03/24/2006 1:11:23 PM PST by RusIvan
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To: BenLurkin

32 posted on 03/24/2006 1:11:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: KoRn

Beat you by 10 seconds!


33 posted on 03/24/2006 1:11:48 PM PST by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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To: Republican Red

This is a really big story that will gather a lot of attention. It has elements to it which will force the MSM to cover the story---- Russian spies, military intelligence, etc.

Maybe this will convince the general public that we really have big enemies out there, and that it was a mistake to put our faith in Russian's support for dealing with the Iraq situation.


34 posted on 03/24/2006 1:13:57 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: Republican Red
"Beat you by 10 seconds!"

True. If only I hadn't done the image!

35 posted on 03/24/2006 1:14:13 PM PST by KoRn
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To: BenLurkin; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; Peach; ...
Report: Russia Had Sources in U.S. Command ^

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

36 posted on 03/24/2006 1:15:27 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Gordongekko909; Dog
"Ten riflemen makes a firing squad, right?"

I hereby volunteer my trigger-pulling services, if needed.

I suspect that our military had to give the overall plan to the State Department (most likely area for Commie sympathizers). Nonetheless, spies must be rooted out from wherever they may be working.

37 posted on 03/24/2006 1:18:54 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Owen

This reminds me of those devices the KGB provinded Hussein in early 2003 that were designed to throw cruise missiles off course. Most of them were destroyed- by cruise missiles.

I agree with the theory that the military knew exactly who the leakers were and used them to confuse the enemy. Moscow should be thankful we didn't "accidently" bomb their embassy like we did to China's embassy in Belgrade when they wouldn't stop feeding the Serbs intelligence.


38 posted on 03/24/2006 1:21:27 PM PST by bobjam
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To: pushforbush
The Russian government had sources inside the American military command

Most Americans still think of Russia as the enemy. The big story here is that some in our military can't be trusted. Let's see how they handle that.

39 posted on 03/24/2006 1:24:43 PM PST by Attillathehon
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To: bobjam

This reminds me of those devices the KGB provinded Hussein in early 2003 that were designed to throw cruise missiles off course. Most of them were destroyed- by cruise missiles. ===

Accually it was GPS suppressors. They emmited waves which suppressed GPS signals then breaks cruise missiles navigation. Very effective things.
As was reported that few of them was destroyed by homing on EMS missiles. Those devices emitted so obviously homing missile can hit it.

The problem was that such device cost about $500 but homing missile cost about $100000. So one side may have thousands of such devices.


40 posted on 03/24/2006 1:28:26 PM PST by RusIvan
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To: Attillathehon

Could be, since the mole was in Qatar, it could also be a coalition member.


42 posted on 03/24/2006 1:33:06 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: BlackJackMcMillan

Because I'd like to see the the results of a 150 g Nosler Ballistic Tip delivered from my .300 win mag.


43 posted on 03/24/2006 1:40:50 PM PST by ASA Vet (If fences don't work, tear down the one around the White House.)
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To: BenLurkin

We need to catch and execute the bastard(s)...


44 posted on 03/24/2006 1:45:24 PM PST by dbostan
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To: BlackJackMcMillan

Better yet - defenestration.


45 posted on 03/24/2006 1:46:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Southack

This a stunner.


46 posted on 03/24/2006 1:48:25 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: BenLurkin

I have not ever believed, not for a minute, that the Russians, at the political leadership level, have abandoned their long-range goal of achieving, by whatever means possible, the diminution of American influence in geo-politics to the point of insignificance. They, like the Chinese, look at the realm of geopolitics with a lon-range perspective, and a temporary alliance of convenience between Russia and China, for the single purpose of defeating the U. S. A., is to be expected.


47 posted on 03/24/2006 1:48:38 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: RusIvan

I think its time the Chechens"learned" how to enrich uranium/plutonium. Kinda like how the Iranians "learned" how to with russian/chinese help. The US is getting sick of russian and chinese agression.They will be the cause of a nuclear war this century. I have no doubt.


48 posted on 03/24/2006 1:49:13 PM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: roses of sharon

No this is worse...much worse.


49 posted on 03/24/2006 1:49:28 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: BenLurkin

And for all that, it bought the Iraqi army, what, another three days?


50 posted on 03/24/2006 1:49:30 PM PST by Antoninus (The only reason you're alive today is because your parents were pro-life.)
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