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)
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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.
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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.
One of the reasons, these documents were mass released was to have a lot Americans who read Arabic to translate and then post their translations on the web.
Thanks to jveritas, we are seeing how that plan is coming together.
Thanks for post. Good news, looks like it will keep trickling for weeks and months.
I, for one, am certainly glad y'all are providing these translations and links.
My local newspaper is UNDER-reporting any of this stuff. They did carry the Russian leak news this morning, but anything regarding the AQ and Iraqi connection has been missing.
Time for me to fire off another letter to The Bee editors.
Incredible work, jveritas. Thanks for the ping, eyespy!!
HOW LONG WILL THE DINOSAUR-MEDIA CONTINUE TO IGNORE THIS??
More dissemination on the way.
Which could be why we've hardly heard anything in the news about these documents
Kudos to jveritas for translating these documents and posting them.
Anybody on this ping list, who reads Arabic could do the same.
What was your first clue?
Slovakia, which is a tiny and not particularly wealthy European country, has such a unit.
Slovekia did not use Chemical weapons, Saddam regime did.
Really very little here. Are you shure it is not a clean up unit?
Thank you very much; just doing my simple duty.
I also believe that Saddam wouldn't plan for a chemical attack against THEM...because they know we don't use those kinds of chemicals...
the damn fools WE are our countries best defense.
The document does not identify what is the exact function of the Unit except it call it "Chemical Platoon".
It is a good question and you're probably right about many not noticing it. It is suspicious though only from a standpoint of Iraq having been the only country to have actually used chemical weapons in the area.
I'm fine with you and other FReepers looking at the other side of the coin, as we have to keep our wits about us.
But as one who firmly believes Saddam had the programs through 2003, I think offensive.
Why else were they hiding Russian and Turkish experts when the UN inspectors did a surprise visit in December 2003?
YOur questions are valid, in that this is the type that most certainly will be asked, and need to be answered. It's interesting, according to Jveritas, that names are given as to vacation time, etc. Perhaps these people in Iraq can be questioned?
That's ok Veritas. There's a long way to go, lots of data to develop. Just trying to help with military knowledge. Keep up the great work.
I for 2!
I wonder, for some who are so concerned about "verification" = considering the very great contribution of Mr Truth - jveritas - already, =that stands on it's own -
jveritas has proven himself - let's not shoot the messenger.
Oops, I meant December 2002.
I can understand what a shower vehicle does but what does a "surface" vehicle do?
See post #11/...
Again, we thank you for your time jveritas.
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Thanks for the reply. Keep up the good work!
remember the panel trucks we found that had all the requisites for a portable chem lab - they were scrubbed clean with bleach. Remember?
These were not underground and could move quickly from one place to another - ergo, "surface"
BUT, said the libRats and their mouthpieces, the MSM, nothing supicious there...
Thank you for the time and effort you're giving to translating these doc's.
Proving once more how varied and broad are the talents of FReepers.
a very useful skill to have these days.
is there any info on how and where and from whom the document was obtained?