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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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KEYWORDS: camels; deploy; destruction; frinthenews; iraqiintelligence; mass; onfreep; pajamawarriors; planned; prewardocs; saddam; workingdogs
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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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To: billorites
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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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To: blam

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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To: blam
...AND DOES PETA CARE....NO! - They are only interested in bashing Bush. ...HYPOCRATES
21 posted on 03/25/2006 6:44:42 PM PST by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

maybe, but a smelly terrorist camel is better looking


22 posted on 03/25/2006 6:44:50 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who knew?

First we out Dan Rather and SeeBS, now we are responsible for bringing down Saddam.

Freepers- a group of people that sit on camels in their PJ's intercepting and translating Saddam's war tatics from their computers.


23 posted on 03/25/2006 6:45:59 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (God bless our military)
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To: Mo1; jveritas

Job well done.


24 posted on 03/25/2006 6:50:39 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: blam

25 posted on 03/25/2006 6:52:29 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("What good is being Irish if you can't be stupid, BILLY CONN")
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To: blam

He must have shi'ite for brains..


26 posted on 03/25/2006 6:53:27 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Mo1

I think this one knows something, and isn't talking.

FR Bump!

27 posted on 03/25/2006 6:57:09 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: Tony Snow; radioproducer

Busy FReeper, jveritas, bringing you Arabic translations from pajama land.


28 posted on 03/25/2006 6:57:40 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

LOLOL......itiscindysheehan....LOLOL


29 posted on 03/25/2006 6:58:00 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Ichbineincamel?


30 posted on 03/25/2006 6:58:45 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: blam
All your camels belong to us!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

31 posted on 03/25/2006 7:00:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mo1
I used to have a t-shirt from the first gulf war that showed an F-111 blowing up a camel.. it read "I would fly 1,000 miles to smoke a camel".
32 posted on 03/25/2006 7:00:35 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: eyespysomething; jveritas

Ping :).


33 posted on 03/25/2006 7:03:20 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: blam

I assume that this plan never got over the hump.


34 posted on 03/25/2006 7:04:40 PM PST by TBP
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To: blam

Is that why we had to ban Joe Camel?


35 posted on 03/25/2006 7:05:15 PM PST by TBP
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To: blam; jveritas; Jim Robinson

Wow!


36 posted on 03/25/2006 7:06:00 PM PST by aculeus (Pinch Sulzberger is the Inspector Clouseau of journalism.)
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To: TBP
What hump?

Igor from "Young Frankenstein"

37 posted on 03/25/2006 7:10:45 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The tidal wave has hit the UK... think it'll come back? :)


38 posted on 03/25/2006 7:12:24 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: freedumb2003; blam; jveritas

j veritas posted this excellent translation.


39 posted on 03/25/2006 7:15:47 PM PST by dervish
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To: cgk

Maybe it'll bring some camels....ROFL!


40 posted on 03/25/2006 7:16:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Mo1

BTTT!


41 posted on 03/25/2006 7:17:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: prairiebreeze

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/ied-iraq.htm

Many IEDs have been placed in these median strips, some placed under girders. Meals, ready-to-eat (MRE) boxes, soda cans, manholes, tunnels burrowed under roads, cement-encased bomb projectiles, and even dead animal carcasses have been used by the insurgents to conceal IEDs.


42 posted on 03/25/2006 7:17:33 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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To: blam
He had people slated to go to London also:

Iraqi Perspectives Project & the Saddam Fedayeen

******************************* AN EXCERPT *********************************

Thomas Jocelyn cites captured Iraqi documents related to this in greater depth in a Weekly Standard article titled "Blessed July" that is likely based upon the same documents included in the IPP.

As Jocelyn notes, the documents are the same one's discussed in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs, which adds that the Blessed July operation was ordered by Uday Hussien.


43 posted on 03/25/2006 7:21:06 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: prairiebreeze
"I think this one knows something"

Yea! He Nose Somthin'

That's the one that bit my sister!

44 posted on 03/25/2006 7:21:58 PM PST by Nova
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To: Mo1

Even children who were murdered then booby-trapped to kill the parents who came for them.

Sick ba$tards.


45 posted on 03/25/2006 7:27:19 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: operation clinton cleanup
I used to have a t-shirt from the first gulf war that showed an F-111 blowing up a camel.. it read "I would fly 1,000 miles to smoke a camel".

I remember seeing those.

46 posted on 03/25/2006 7:27:33 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (God bless our military)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
I believe it was put out by the 48th TFW from RAF Lakenheath at the time... it promptly shrank to 1/2 its size after its first washing!
47 posted on 03/25/2006 7:33:13 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

I like the in-flight shot that you have on your profile page.


48 posted on 03/25/2006 7:38:07 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (God bless our military)
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping..


49 posted on 03/25/2006 7:41:28 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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To: jveritas

I believe you are famous....congratulations.


50 posted on 03/25/2006 7:42:13 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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