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Pentagon report says Russia gave Iraq intelligence
Reuters ^ | 3/24/06

Posted on 03/24/2006 2:06:54 PM PST by bnelson44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia provided intelligence to Iraq's government on U.S. military movements in the opening days of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report released on Friday said.

The report said an April 2, 2003, document from the Iraqi minister of foreign affairs to President Saddam Hussein stated that Russian intelligence had reported information on American troops plans to the Iraqis through the Russian ambassador.

The intelligence, the document stated, was that the American forces were moving to cut off Baghdad from the south, east and north, that U.S. bombing would concentrate on Baghdad and that the assault on Baghdad would not begin before around April 15. In fact, Baghdad fell about a week before that date.

"Significantly, the regime was also receiving intelligence from the Russians that fed suspicions that the attack out of Kuwait was merely a diversion," the report stated.

Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Cucolo of U.S. Joint Forces Command told a briefing he viewed Russia's decision to give intelligence to Saddam's government as "driven by economic interests." The report noted Russian business interests in Iraqi oil.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cencom; chicoms; china; communism; communists; iraq; iraqiintelligence; kgb; mole; oilforfood; putin; russia; saddam; socialism; soviets; sovietunion; teterenko

1 posted on 03/24/2006 2:06:56 PM PST by bnelson44
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To: bnelson44

Plain and simple this was an act of war....another time and place this would have started WWIII.


2 posted on 03/24/2006 2:08:48 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: Dog

Unless it was disinformation....


3 posted on 03/24/2006 2:12:23 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44

They will probably do the same thing with Iran too.


4 posted on 03/24/2006 2:17:39 PM PST by Todd_Gray
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To: bnelson44

Explains all those trucks pouring out of Iraq and into Syria now just doesn't it.

Not that I needed this bit of 411 to figure that out.


5 posted on 03/24/2006 2:29:18 PM PST by funkywbr
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To: Todd_Gray

yep


6 posted on 03/24/2006 2:29:18 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44
Russian intelligence had reported information on American troops plans to the Iraqis through the Russian ambassador.

Too bad he didn't get blasted in Bagdad. I bet he's not there now.

7 posted on 03/24/2006 2:39:24 PM PST by Golden Eagle
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To: lizol; Lukasz; strategofr; GSlob; spanalot; Thunder90; Tailgunner Joe; propertius; REactor; ...

russia ping


8 posted on 03/24/2006 2:49:20 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: All

I forget the name, but the "Russian Ambasador" at the time, was also found to have gotten ~ 1.5mil in Oil for Food vouchers.

Now we know what that one was about... I wonder about the other hundreds of millions....


9 posted on 03/24/2006 2:57:23 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: FreedomNeocon

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.

See:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/IraqCoverage/story?id=1734490&page=1


10 posted on 03/24/2006 3:09:05 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44
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.

Surprising how the cost of oil was 50 cents. Maybe my math is wrong, but if I have 3 million widgets worth $1.5 million, what is the value of each widget?

11 posted on 03/24/2006 3:25:35 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: Dog

It's never too late to do the right thing.


12 posted on 03/24/2006 3:52:43 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Todd_Gray

We're not going to Iran, however.


13 posted on 03/24/2006 4:11:11 PM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: bnelson44
This has got to be false, Russia is our great friend and Allie.
14 posted on 03/24/2006 4:13:05 PM PST by spikeytx86 (Beware the Democratic party has been over run by CRAB PEOPLE!)
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To: bnelson44

Ramzaj did it. http://www.google.ru/search?hl=en&q=ramzaj+Iraq&btnG=Google+Search


15 posted on 03/24/2006 4:17:00 PM PST by RusIvan
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To: Dog
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Plain and simple this was an act of war....another time and place this would have started WWIII.

and there it is...

16 posted on 03/24/2006 4:27:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Todd_Gray

"They" won't have the info on our approach to Iran.


17 posted on 03/24/2006 4:48:32 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: bnelson44

"Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Cucolo of U.S. Joint Forces Command told a briefing he viewed Russia's decision to give intelligence to Saddam's government as "driven by economic interests." The report noted Russian business interests in Iraqi oil."

Such a call would generally be outside the purview of a general in my opinion. This is the sort of thing that would be elucidated by the State Department---if we really had a State Department.


18 posted on 03/25/2006 2:40:23 PM PST by strategofr (Hillary stole 1000+ secret FBI files on DC movers & shakers, Hillary's Secret War, Poe, p. xiv)
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