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Saddam Planned To Deploy 'Camels Of Mass Destruction' (Free Republic Mention)
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-26-2006 | James Langton

Posted on 03/25/2006 6:23:46 PM PST by blam

Saddam planned to deploy 'camels of mass destruction'

By James Langton
(Filed: 26/03/2006)

Saddam Hussein planned to use "camels of mass destruction" as weapons to defend Iraq, loading them with bombs and directing them towards invading forces.

The animals were part of a plan to arm and equip foreign insurgents drawn up by the dictator shortly before the American-led invasion three years ago, reveals a 37-page report, captured after the fall of Baghdad and just released by the Pentagon. It is part of a cache of thousands of documents that the United States Department of Defence says it does not have the resources to translate.

British soldier in Iraq

Earlier this month, the Pentagon released copies in the original Arabic onto the internet in the hope that others would interpret them into English.

Handwritten on official paper, one of the reports appears to be a road map for the insurgency, with detailed instructions for training what it calls suicide bombers.

In the memo, they are described as "estishehadeyeen", Arabic for suicide martyrs, and would almost certainly have been foreign volunteers.

The memo details a training commission to be headed by senior officers, including a colonel from the "Directory of Political Orientation". Their job, says the report, was to "prepare a very intensive training course", "to raise the physical fitness and train in the use of Kalashnikovs and hand grenades".

It continues: "The largest section of the course will be specialised to focus on using the explosive material in the body, in motorcycle, in cars, and in camels". Camels will be "provided by the Directory of General Military Intelligence".

The memo also reveals the incredible bureaucracy that underpinned Saddam's Iraq. Rifles and hand grenades were to be provided by a Department of Armament and Equipping, explosives by the Directory of Military Engineering and "religious sermons that emphasise jihad'' by the Directory of Political Orientation and the Religious Scholars.

The papers have been translated by Arabic-speaking members of Free Republic, a conservative internet discussion forum that believes the documents will justify British and American claims that Saddam had made Iraq a haven for terrorists.

If the translation is correct, it suggests that many of the foreign fighters now attacking coalition forces and bombing Iraqi civilians were directly trained by the Saddam regime, although there are no known reports of camels being used in suicide attacks.


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1 posted on 03/25/2006 6:23:54 PM PST by blam
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping.


2 posted on 03/25/2006 6:24:36 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

So, who gets credit?


3 posted on 03/25/2006 6:26:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Diplomacy is what you do after you kick the enemy's ass and define their lives afterward)
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To: blam

Ping.


4 posted on 03/25/2006 6:27:46 PM PST by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: freedumb2003

Camels?


5 posted on 03/25/2006 6:27:48 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: blam

Cry havoc and let slip the camels of war.


6 posted on 03/25/2006 6:27:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: freedumb2003; jveritas

I think jveritas.


7 posted on 03/25/2006 6:28:00 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: blam
Saddam: "Loose the CMDs on the infidels!"

Camels of Mass Destruction....you just can't make this stuff up.

Nice find blam.

L

8 posted on 03/25/2006 6:28:13 PM PST by Lurker (I trust in God. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: blam; jveritas

Info ping!


9 posted on 03/25/2006 6:28:35 PM PST by demlosers
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To: blam

In the memo, they are described as "estishehadeyeen", Arabic for suicide martyrs ..

Is it just me or is that pronounced itiscindysheehan?


10 posted on 03/25/2006 6:28:43 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: jveritas

Ping. I think they're talkin' bout you!!!


11 posted on 03/25/2006 6:28:44 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: blam

Count me among the skeptics.

12 posted on 03/25/2006 6:29:24 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: blam
Geez, all these years when they've said that those Camels will kill you eventually, I thought they were talking about the freakin' smokes!!

Someone give me a light.

13 posted on 03/25/2006 6:30:20 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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14 posted on 03/25/2006 6:30:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: AFPhys; pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; ...

FYI Ping


15 posted on 03/25/2006 6:33:23 PM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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16 posted on 03/25/2006 6:33:59 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: blam
"The papers have been translated by Arabic-speaking members of Free Republic, a conservative internet discussion forum that believes the documents will justify British and American claims that Saddam had made Iraq a haven for terrorists."

Cool.

17 posted on 03/25/2006 6:35:44 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: blam

Yet another nail in the coffin for the case that Iraq is Terrorist Central.


18 posted on 03/25/2006 6:36:21 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Axis of Evil: Iran, N. Korea, Syria, Democrat Party & US Mainstream Media)
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To: blam

19 posted on 03/25/2006 6:36:41 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: blam; archy

Kil zeggi Saddam !.......:o)

German Dog Mine Bump Archy !


20 posted on 03/25/2006 6:37:59 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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