Skip to comments.Document Dated February/3/2003: Chemical Gears for The Chemical Group Translation)
Posted on 03/25/2006 1:05:50 PM PST by jveritas
In page 3 this Saddam Regime document ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf dated February/3/2003 there is a request to supply Chemical gear for the Chemical group. This document is a letter from an Iraqi Export and Import Company Vendor addressed to the Iraqi Army Commission Of Equipment stating his pleasure to provide the Chemical Gear for the Chemical Group and he goes into Chemical gear equipment he can provides. This Chemical Group is part of the Feedaeyeen Saddam as other parts of the document indicate.
Beginning of the translation page 3 of the ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf :
In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate
To the Secretary/ The Commission of Equipment
Subject: Equipping The Chemical Group
I am pleased to present an offer (The Assembly against the Chemical Strike) and it contains the following parts:
Knowing that this assembly is from Belgian origin. Please inform with the extent of your need of this assembly and the quantity (Since the price is connected to the quantity) and as soon as possible to allow us to agree to import it to the country and as soon as possible.
This and accept our best appreciations considering ourselves faithful soldiers to serve this country under the Leadership of the redeemer Saddam Hussein (God protect and shepherd him) and from victory to victory and from God the success.
Wadah Abdel Wahed Al Rawi
Al Mansour/ Al Andalos Street 611/ drive 10/ Al Baali Building PhoneL 5436500
End the translation of page 3.
This is from Feberuary 2003!!! I think there is even more than just an active Chemical Platoon.
Do I not recall that our troops discovered lots of this chemical weapons protective gear during the initial days? Our troops were fully outfitted as well for such an event. Both sides apparantly had reason to believe this eventuality was highly possible.
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"Do I not recall that our troops discovered lots of this chemical weapons protective gear during the initial days?"
UK: Chemical suits found in Iraq
Thursday, March 27, 2003 Posted: 3:15 PM EST (2015 GMT)
LONDON, England (CNN) -- British military officials said Thursday they found chemical weapons protection suits when Iraqi infantry abandoned a headquarters facility in the oil fields of southern Iraq.
Chemical platoon thread here:
Thought process going on here....I don't see anything specific to an offensive capability....but seems to be specific to only the Chemical Group....was he not equipping the regular soldiers with some of the same equipment....would be a question....course the plan would be only that the enemy would be hit by the chemicals...
So by INF ERENCE
Can't we say that the Chemical Group is an Offensive group!!!! Just trying to nail down obvious things......
Thanks, Mo1. I thought so.
I assume this ties in to the oil-for-food scandal?
Of course, it could be code for deflection of real source
Even up to the point that US forces were driving toward the Kabala Pass, Saddam had so compartmentalized his military that senior military commanders were not sure or not if Iraq had chemical or biological weapons. It was only after the US Marine Expeditioary passed through Karbala that Saddam Hussein told his own senior military commanders that they indeed did NOT have WMD. He had up until that time maintained the Chemical Platoons to reassure his military, and to threaten the Kurds and Iranians, with their assumptions made about Iraq's WMD capabilities.
The Chemical Platoons described in jveritas' previous post today has the same platoon composition as has been the standard Chemical platoon for the Iraqi military since 1983.
The purchase of the Belgian chemical protection equipment was a rouse to fool senior Iraqi commanders and the outside world...
If your unit is firing chemical weapons they still need to be protected, particularly if there is a chance the wind could blow back your way.
Interesting scenario and would be supported by the AP's "poor frustrated Saddam" reporting on the tapes where Saddam and other officials say they have no chemical weapons.
What's that old saw: "Justice will out."
One can hope...
If they're glued to TVs all they're seeing is march madness ... Fox News needs to get behind this document release and start reporting it because it's going way under-reported. Too many of my well-informed friends are only vaguely or not at all aware of this until I tell them about it.
No smoking gun here..close but no.
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