Skip to comments.Saddam Regime Document Dated 2001 Shows Chemical Platoon Still Exists And Active (Translation)
Posted on 03/25/2006 11:28:53 AM PST by jveritas
Document CMPC-2004-000404 dated 2001 indicates that Saddam Regime still has an Active Chemical Platoon in Al Qadisia Air base. In fact the first page of the document lists the results open tournament i.e. open training tournament for the members of the Chemical Platoon. Page 8 and Page 9 show tables that list the status of Specialized Vehicles used by the Chemical Platoon. On the top of Page 9 the year 2001 is shown and this prooves that this document was written in 2001. Also page 8 and page 9 show the name and signature of the same guy who is the Commander of the Chemical Platoon at Al Qadisia Air Base, his name is Captain is Mohamad Taha Hassan. The remaining pages show the name of soldiers and their vacation time.
This document is a clear indication that Saddam never stopped his WMD program at least up to the year 2001 as the document show because there was still and active Chemical Platoon in Al Qadisia Air base.
Partial Translation from Page 8 that list a table of the Specialized Vehicles of the Chemical Platoon and its status
The Status of the Specialized Vehicles for the Chemical Platoon the command of Al Qadisia air base
1. The type of Vehicle: Surface vehicle, The Working Status: Working.
5. The type of vehicle: Shower vehicle, The Working Status: Working.
End of Partial Translation
The Shower Vehicle is of course used to clean the member of the Chemical Platoon from any Chemical Residuals.
More to come.
i clicked on the link to the document, but i didn't see any verification that this is an army document or an official translation there.
do you have some verification?
Very interesting Veritas. Can you tell if this is an offensive or a defensive type unit. For example, we have units that are for detection and decontamination that would be defensive vs. a unit that would have custody of the chemical weapons and the means of their delivery.
Saddam Regime Document Dated 2001 Shows Chemical Platoon Still Exists And Active (Translation)
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.
Rush Limbaugh said for the Left this info release would be a death by a thousand cuts....it sure seems that way
i got to the document thru the army intel link that you posted, but i still couldn't find the translation on the army web site.
is it there?
You mean the Iraqi Army? On page 9 there are the names and signatures of the Chemical Platoon Commander (also his signature on page 8) as well as the Al Qadisia air base Commander.
These Saddam documents just have to be killing the 'Rats behind closed doors.
jveritas is doing the translating
No the Army Wen site Pentagan/FMSO did not provide any translation yet.
"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."
from the army website where it is posted.
do you read and write arabic?
Yep, actually militaries all over the world that don't have chemical weapons have "Chemical" units that are decontamination units.
However, I predict this thread will grow to hundreds of replies without anyone even noticing or acknowledging your question.
ABC News has checked these behind jveritas's translations, and everytime, they say they are right on.
ABC News will have a story on this one in a day or so, they run about that long after he posts one.
You are welcome to join my ping list if you want.
I for one am glad jveritas knows Arabic and can translate these for us on Free Republic. I am pretty sure many others are.
Thanks for your hard work in translating these documents and then posting your translations on Free Republic.
I do not think that a third world army like Iraq will have an active Chemical Platoon if there is no active Chemical weapons program.
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.