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Saddam planned to deploy 'camels of mass destruction'
www.telegraph.co.u ^ | 3-26-2006 | James Langton

Posted on 03/26/2006 6:07:13 AM PST by runvus

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.


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqiintelligence; saddam; workingdogs

1 posted on 03/26/2006 6:07:14 AM PST by runvus
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To: runvus
Bwahaha!

This is just way over the top.

Poor camels....but it would've brought PETA into the war effort. That would have been almost worth it. Nekked bimbos campaigning against camel abuse.

2 posted on 03/26/2006 6:09:08 AM PST by starfish923 (Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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To: runvus; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul

Can you imagine those camels trying to outrun an A-10 Warthog?


3 posted on 03/26/2006 6:10:22 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: runvus

PETA, help save the camels.


4 posted on 03/26/2006 6:10:28 AM PST by Frank_N_Sense (Whose DNA stain is on Hillary's blue dress?)
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To: Flyer; humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; ...

Camels of Mass Destruction ping


5 posted on 03/26/2006 6:10:49 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: runvus

6 posted on 03/26/2006 6:13:36 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: runvus; Admin Moderator

Do you have a link?


7 posted on 03/26/2006 6:14:09 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: runvus

dupe: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1603184/posts


8 posted on 03/26/2006 6:14:37 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: runvus

Well the Surgeon General did want warning labels put all packs of Camels.


9 posted on 03/26/2006 6:15:27 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: runvus

This post needs more CAMEL_TOE!!!!!!!


10 posted on 03/26/2006 6:15:29 AM PST by jmq (Islam=Religion of Peace)
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To: starfish923
Nekked bimbos campaigning against camel abuse

YOU KNOW THE RULES...

11 posted on 03/26/2006 6:17:23 AM PST by Old Sarge (My vigor to fight has been renewed.)
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To: starfish923

Doubt it. PETA still hasn't complained about their using dogs and Jackasses, the four legged kind not the Democrat kind.


12 posted on 03/26/2006 6:17:29 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: runvus
...directing them towards invading forces.

If camels are anything like horses, this ain't gonna happen.

Can camels fetch?

13 posted on 03/26/2006 6:17:56 AM PST by Recovering Hermit (I will not need to come here again…I will send my android instead.)
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To: runvus; mhking

Camels of mass destruction.......

What next.


14 posted on 03/26/2006 6:21:30 AM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: roaddog727

Hang on there Roaddoggie!

Is Next!

GERBILS of MASS DESTRUCTION!


16 posted on 03/26/2006 6:26:30 AM PST by CBart95
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To: pax_et_bonum
Camels of Mass Destruction ping

My first CMD ping of the day!

17 posted on 03/26/2006 6:27:06 AM PST by Flyer (Send Beer)
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To: pax_et_bonum; humblegunner; Eaker; Flyer
This is the first time I've ever gotten a Camels of Mass Destruction ping.

I remember the Donkey Carts of Mass Destruction, though.

18 posted on 03/26/2006 6:28:01 AM PST by Allegra (39 days until R&R...)
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To: runvus; Northern Yankee
By the title, why do I picture Saddam using these WMD "camel bombs", filled with camel dung?

Guess that would stop me in my tracks...

19 posted on 03/26/2006 6:32:11 AM PST by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: Recovering Hermit
Can camels fetch?

No, but they can spit real good.
Mean, stinky buggers, especially the two-humped Chinese camels (no surprise there). And those are the females. The males are just too nasty for most domestic use.

20 posted on 03/26/2006 6:33:49 AM PST by starfish923 (Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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To: Allegra

Where are you going to R&R?


21 posted on 03/26/2006 6:34:21 AM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - There's no problem on the inside of a person that the outside of a dog can't cure.)
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To: Flyer; Allegra
My first CMD ping of the day! - Flyer

This is the first time I've ever gotten a Camels of Mass Destruction ping. - Allegra

Would either of you like to be on my Camels of Mass Destruction Official Ping List?

22 posted on 03/26/2006 6:36:32 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: runvus
"Look Bob. Here comes a camel with 3 humps. Never seen one of those before"
"...3..humps....RUN!!!!"
23 posted on 03/26/2006 6:37:51 AM PST by small voice in the wilderness (If the ledge fails, is it still considered suicide?)
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To: pax_et_bonum; Allegra

What, like I have enough time in my day to read all the Camels of Mass Destruction threads?

Okay, okay, put me on your Camels of Mass Destruction Official Ping List, but if I get more than 25 pings a day I'm gonna ask to be taken off.


24 posted on 03/26/2006 6:40:04 AM PST by Flyer (Send Beer)
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To: Eaker; wazoo1031
Where are you going to R&R?

My tagline was wrong. I'm going in....

37 DAYS.

Going to Jolly Olde England to hang out with my crazy, redheaded sister who lives there. (She's a FReeper...I'm pinging her since we're talking about her...Heh!) We're going to pop over to Ireland for a couple of days, too. I want to have a pint at a pub called Finbar's. I know there has to be one in Dublin.

I just can't wait to be able to eat REAL FOOD again.

I'll be home 'round September. I want little quails and stuff. ;-)

25 posted on 03/26/2006 6:46:19 AM PST by Allegra (37 days until R&R...)
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To: Flyer
...but if I get more than 25 pings a day I'm gonna ask to be taken off.

Look, Flyer, either you're dedicated to keeping up with the latest Camels of Mass Destruction news or you're not.

26 posted on 03/26/2006 6:49:17 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: kstewskis

What a target they would make.


27 posted on 03/26/2006 6:52:13 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: pax_et_bonum; Flyer
Yeah, I'd better be on the Camels of Mass Destruction ping list, seeing as where I am and all...

Forewarned is forearmed.

I'll maintain the Donkey Carts of Mass Destruction ping list.

I'm assuming y'all want to be on that one. It's a medium volume ping list.

28 posted on 03/26/2006 6:53:29 AM PST by Allegra (37 days until R&R...)
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To: Allegra; pax_et_bonum

If I'm gonna be on the Camels of Mass Destruction ping list and the Donkey Carts of Mass Destruction ping list, y'all have to be on my Donkey Carts Pulling Camels of Mass Destruction ping list.


29 posted on 03/26/2006 6:59:02 AM PST by Flyer (Send Beer)
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To: Allegra

Added!

Thanks for putting me on the DCMD list.

The CMD ping list is also medium volume, but considering (exciting!) recent developments in camel technology and related fields I expect it to be high volume by late summer.


30 posted on 03/26/2006 7:01:22 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: runvus
OK. Maybe Bill Clinton really did know what he was doing when he launched that $2 million missile to hit that camel in the butt.
31 posted on 03/26/2006 7:03:15 AM PST by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Flyer
If I'm gonna be on the Camels of Mass Destruction ping list and the Donkey Carts of Mass Destruction ping list, y'all have to be on my Donkey Carts Pulling Camels of Mass Destruction ping list.

Oh Flyer, everyone knows there's no such thing as a Donkey Carts Pulling Camels of Mass Destruction ping list!

32 posted on 03/26/2006 7:03:17 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: pax_et_bonum; Flyer
Oh Flyer, everyone knows there's no such thing as a Donkey Carts Pulling Camels of Mass Destruction ping list!

I was just told by OPSEC that if there is one, I'd better subscribe to it.

33 posted on 03/26/2006 7:05:24 AM PST by Allegra (37 days until R&R...)
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To: runvus
Translated CMD (Camel of Mass Destruction) Document.

Praise be to Allah, and so forth and so on.

Summary of CMD testing to date:

Further testing is required for the CMD program, but additional test camels must be obtained , Allah be willing. The day was not a total loss, however. A bountiful camel roast was had by Man #7 ~ #10.

34 posted on 03/26/2006 7:10:31 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: Samwise
...but that would make Scott Ritter right...holycrap. Please start a Clinton KNEW Saddam had camels of mass destruction ping list, and put me on it. Thank you.
35 posted on 03/26/2006 7:11:24 AM PST by small voice in the wilderness (If the ledge fails, is it still considered suicide?)
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To: CBart95

"GERBILS of MASS DESTRUCTION!"

more like GERBILS of A$$ DESTRUCTION........ serious bio-war hazard.......

ROTFLMAO!


36 posted on 03/26/2006 7:14:53 AM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: Allegra
Oh Flyer, everyone knows there's no such thing as a Donkey Carts Pulling Camels of Mass Destruction ping list!

I was just told by OPSEC that if there is one, I'd better subscribe to it.

Do you think that it's possible that there really is one?!

If so, this is huge!

37 posted on 03/26/2006 7:19:49 AM PST by pax_et_bonum
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To: runvus

Saddam used camels in the gulf war also
http://www.abadan.net/joke/sound/iraq.gif


38 posted on 03/26/2006 7:33:32 AM PST by skandalon (God alone is sovereign.)
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To: runvus

If you go back into the Free Republic image archives, during the invasion period, you are going to find a photo depicting two Iraqi soldiers prodding a missle carrying donkey.
I think someone captioned the image "Iraqi Mobile missle launcher"


39 posted on 03/26/2006 7:34:30 AM PST by TET1968
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To: starfish923

No. PETA would have looked the other way so they would not be perceived as supporting the Bush war effort in any way. It's the same situation when the feminists looked the other way when Bill Clinton was getting oral sex from all those interns. With liberals, it's always politics before principles.


40 posted on 03/26/2006 7:39:14 AM PST by SamAdams76 (Need a tree census in Maine)
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To: runvus

He was going to make everybody smoke cigarettes?


41 posted on 03/26/2006 12:00:06 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: starfish923

Gives new meaning to the slogan "I'd walk a mile for a camel"


42 posted on 03/26/2006 12:03:18 PM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: Allegra
Going to Jolly Olde England...

I just can't wait to be able to eat REAL FOOD again.

uhmmm, dear....

I guess you really have been gone a long time.

43 posted on 03/26/2006 12:51:06 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: All
I have just registered and this is my first post so please bear with me.

Can anyone tell me who did the actual translation of this document and can you tell me if and when it will be posted.

Also if possible can I get a general history on the individual (not in depth just a general idea will do) as to his/her skills in translating.

If it is not in this actual forum is there a link to where it will be posted the actual translation of the whole 30 odd pages is what I am talking about.

It is nice to see that several individuals are taking up there free time to get to the whole truth and it is greatly appreciated that is why I ask.

As for why I am asking is because there seem to be other doubting thomas's out there who are alleging you have no credentials or skills. Not that I believe them mind you I am just mentioning it so you can see where I am coming from. Thanks again for your help and I am looking forward to any new translations any from this forum may do as I feel the real truth has to be known and without you it may never be known. Heck we all know there are perhaps 2 million documents and this will not be an easy task for just one small group let alone the hundreds that may now have started doing what you are. Regards; If I made any board errors just smack me along side my head and tell me what I did wrong and be rest assured I will correct my ways immediately.
44 posted on 03/26/2006 9:58:31 PM PST by Shots (Help me I do not want to get Lost :lol:)
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