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Saddam Regime Document: Give CNN the Priority for Coverage (Translation)
Pentagon/FMSO website about Iraqi Pre-War documents ^ | March 26 2006 | jveritas

Posted on 03/26/2006 6:42:20 PM PST by jveritas

In this Iraqi document ISGQ 2004-00224003 dated February 7 2001, there was a discussion in upper echelon of the Iraqi intelligence about mass graves in Southern Iraq and how to shift the blame to the Coalition forces and make it look like these mass graves as the results massacres committed by the Coalition forces back in 1991 during Desert Storm Operation. What is also interesting about this document is that it mentions how to give the priority of covering the story to CNN so it will have an effect on the international arena as the documents says.

I did a partial translation of the document highlight the statement related to CNN in bold letters in the body of the translation. The rest of this 3 pages document that I did not translate will go into further deception on how to make big military funerals for the people in the mass graves though out all the Iraq provinces and how high level state officials will participate in these funerals.

Beginning of the Partial Translation

The Republic of Iraq

The Intelligence Apparatus

Date: 7/2/2001

No 1687

In the Name of God the Merciful the Most Compassionate

Secret

To the respectful Mr. Director of the Fourth Directory

Your letter secret and immediate numbered B 264 on 2/4/2001

1. No information is available to us about the Mass Graves in the Southern Region.

2.We see to achieve the observation the following matters:

A. Inspect the graves to confirm the existence of Nuclear Radiations.

B. Were they buried alive or their death was by suffocation.

C. Are they military personnel or civilians.

D. Are there tombstones that carry the names of the martyrs

E. Identify accurate marks and proofs of the graves and the possibility to reach it quickly and identify it.

3. We do not agree that the declaration about it through a direct Iraqi media in the first stage at least and not to cause public and party reaction so that the subject will take as a priority an international interest, and we should work on the following direction during this stage:

A. Leak the news through reliable sources.. News agencies or Satellite stations.. and that there is confusion, and indications from the members of the Coalition forces about the existence of mass graves civilians and military personnel in the South of Iraq.

B. The attempt to search for soldiers from the Coalition forces in a serious way to mention these truth through the agencies.

(1-3)

C. Ask some of the friendly countries with good technology to find these graves and for sure it will be asked from some news agencies in these countries to humanly participate in this effort and in case it is discovered there will be media reactions internationally and foreign and this media must be given a big space to repeat it and leak it to take its natural form of influence on the countries that made this bad deed and give it to the international general opinion.

D. Not to dig these grave by the Iraqi side… and it is possible to make a dialogue with the CNN channel to give them a priority on this subject to have an influence over the international arena and it will be accepted more than the Iraqi media.

End of Partial Translation


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cnn; enemywithin; gnfi; iraq; iraqiintelligence; jveritas; liberalmedia; massgraves; onfreep; prewardocs; saddamdocs; treasonjordan
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1 posted on 03/26/2006 6:42:24 PM PST by jveritas
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To: jveritas

bump


2 posted on 03/26/2006 6:46:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: jveritas

Thank you so much for your hard work jveritas!

If this doesn't make the MSM sit up at take note of the rest of the documents (other than Russia), especially CNN, I don't know what will. Will be interesting to see how CNN spin's this.


3 posted on 03/26/2006 6:48:03 PM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: jveritas

Thanks for the translation.

We all remember, when it came out that CNN was allowing Saddam to dictate them what and how to cover.

More proof of CNN aiding and abetting the enemy.


4 posted on 03/26/2006 6:48:11 PM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: jveritas

Clearly Saddam believed he had friends at CNN. As I have stated before it is only a matter of time before these documents reveal the names of Congress folks, nations, businesses and individuals who were complicit in Saddam's reign of terror.


5 posted on 03/26/2006 6:50:35 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: eyespysomething

More...


6 posted on 03/26/2006 6:50:36 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

I wonder what's in this one. From the title it sounds like it might have something in it in collaboration between Saddam and Al Qaeda.

2RAD-2004-601189
Synopsis: Abu-Zubaydah Statement on the Capability of al-Qaidah to Manufacture and Deliver Nuclear Weapons to the U.S.
2RAD-2004-601189-ELC.PDF -


7 posted on 03/26/2006 6:51:14 PM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: jveritas

You made my Sunday night.

Thanks!


8 posted on 03/26/2006 6:51:33 PM PST by GEC
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To: jveritas; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; Peach; ...
Thanks jveritas, and bless our soldiers! I haven't read the translation yet, but I bet Saddam loo-oo-ooves CNN. Maybe it was Peter Arnett? Or James Earl Jones' "This...is CNN"

Saddam Regime Document: Give CNN the Priority for Coverage (Translation)

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9 posted on 03/26/2006 6:53:08 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: jveritas

TRAITORS!


10 posted on 03/26/2006 6:56:19 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (what)
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To: jveritas

Saddam sez "Let me be the first to welcome Boosh to the White House and say, It's Boosh's fault! Get me CNN."

Has anyone looked to see if CNN did cover the mass graves in 2001?

I think I'll go google and/or lexis-nexis.


11 posted on 03/26/2006 6:57:22 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: King Prout; Fedora; SunkenCiv; Lijahsbubbe

ping


12 posted on 03/26/2006 6:59:10 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("The moment that someone wants to forbid caricatures, that is the moment we publish them.")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Read Jeff Head's book...Dragon's Fury. He has a media guy who sold out his country as well.


13 posted on 03/26/2006 6:59:34 PM PST by Xanadu2112
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To: jveritas

Paging Peter Arnett!!


14 posted on 03/26/2006 7:00:14 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: jveritas

JVERITAS You Are Incredible!!! There is no way we can thank you for all that you are doing!

I encourage every single FReeper to spread the word about these documents and the translations. If you have a blog - post it. Email everyone you can think of. This is the only way the truth will get out cause the media knows that this undermines their years of Bush bashing.


15 posted on 03/26/2006 7:02:06 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (Join the chickenhawk express at www.chickenhawkexpress.blogspot.com)
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To: jveritas

What about CBS? Didn´t Dan Rather have an interview with Sadaam shortly before the war?


16 posted on 03/26/2006 7:02:41 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: jveritas; mhking

bttt


Just Damn? Maybe? Perhaps?


17 posted on 03/26/2006 7:03:31 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - When Chuck Norris looks North, Baby Seals club themselves.....)
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To: jveritas

Wasn't it Eason Jordan who, in a fit of conscience, came clean publically with the "deal" CNN had with Saddam in order to continue it's Baghdad office? The same Eason Jordan who was subsequently caught telling lies overseas to other journalists and forced to "resign"?

That CNN, eh? (wink-wink, nod-nod)


18 posted on 03/26/2006 7:03:50 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Censure Feingold!!)
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To: eyespysomething

Ah, Peter Arnett. I'd forgotten about that bloke. Able to look the camera straight in the eye and lie like a rug.

More Good riddance!


19 posted on 03/26/2006 7:05:15 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Censure Feingold!!)
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To: Cementjungle

It was 2003, right before the war, I want to say February.


20 posted on 03/26/2006 7:06:10 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Cementjungle

CNN was at least holding out for "exclusives"...Dan Rather was a traitor for free.


21 posted on 03/26/2006 7:07:03 PM PST by FreeperinRATcage (I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do. - R. A. Heinlein)
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To: jveritas

Yeah even Saadam knew that a Rick Kaplan-run CNN network would literally saliva over a chance (even a faked one) to make Saddam look like a hero and the US out to be a Villian.


22 posted on 03/26/2006 7:11:16 PM PST by rod1
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To: jveritas
Thank you so much for translating these. I have been trying to figure out an easy way to link these to the blogs at mfvov in hopes that they will make it into the milblogs too.
23 posted on 03/26/2006 7:11:38 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: jveritas

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110003336


CNN's Access of Evil - The network of record covered Saddam's repression with propaganda.

Eason Jordan


24 posted on 03/26/2006 7:14:20 PM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: jveritas

Hopefully, Rush and others will provide this information to millions of listeners this week.


25 posted on 03/26/2006 7:15:36 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jveritas

Wow. This is really an eye opener and a confirmation at the same time. Thanks for the hard work. Wish we could do more to help!


26 posted on 03/26/2006 7:16:07 PM PST by sgtyork (May it ever be so, that our government is not afraid to trust the people with arms)
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To: jveritas

Thank you for your effort in exposing the left media as being in good with America's enemy.


27 posted on 03/26/2006 7:18:22 PM PST by DocRock
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To: Cementjungle

Our old pal Ramsey Clark is the one that set up Rather's interview with Saddam.


28 posted on 03/26/2006 7:23:28 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (Join the chickenhawk express at www.chickenhawkexpress.blogspot.com)
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To: FairOpinion

I read this document and it appears to be from an intelligence officer wehre he state that Abu Zubaida in his prison talked to interrogator about Al Qaeda attempt to deliver nuclear weapon and deliver it to the US. The Iraqi reporting is reproting this from a report by CBS network according to the document.


29 posted on 03/26/2006 7:25:41 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

Thanks very much for the summary.

If you have a ping list, could you please put me on it for your posts about the Iraqi documents. Thanks.

(Or if you don't have a ping list, you may consider starting one, I am sure a lot of people would love to be on it, so as not to miss the news that can only be found here on FR, translated by you.)


30 posted on 03/26/2006 7:29:21 PM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Kimberly GG

unbelievable...they won't post things because it'll put, as Jorad said, "Iraqi's lives in danger" yet they don't think twice about posting info which help the terrorists kills Americans...


31 posted on 03/26/2006 7:30:25 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: jveritas

Dude.... you rock.


32 posted on 03/26/2006 7:30:51 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: jveritas

Interesting.


33 posted on 03/26/2006 7:32:08 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("I'm kind of a parasite." Noam Chomsky)
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To: BenLurkin
If you have ever seen CNN International you would know why Saddam wanted to make sure CNN International did the coverage. They are totally anti-Amerian and their news is nothing but propaganda against the United States. So of the most left-wing anti-American reporters are on CNN International that it is more like the USSR or Nazi propaganda machine. We should all write Time Warner and protest, I have but did not good but I did manage to have CNN taken off the air in one hotel I stayed at and FOX News replaced it. One small victory.
34 posted on 03/26/2006 7:32:25 PM PST by YOUGOTIT
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DEAR MSM...

Be sure you report this in full ..

Hey Telegraph....that means you.....we know you are following these posts.

35 posted on 03/26/2006 7:33:57 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: FairOpinion

I read this document and it appears to be from an intelligence officer wehre he states that Abu Zubaida in his prison talked to interrogators about Al Qaeda attempt to make nuclear weapon and deliver it to the US. The Iraqi reporting is reproting this from a report by CBS network according to the document.


36 posted on 03/26/2006 7:34:02 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: prairiebreeze

That is correct.


37 posted on 03/26/2006 7:34:34 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: FairOpinion; jveritas
Me too, please.

BTW, have you seen any of the boxes of documents found at Salman Pak when Ollie North and the Marines rolled through there?

38 posted on 03/26/2006 7:35:28 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Kimberly GG; All
You welcome my fellow freepers, let the truth come out. CNN was Saddam regime favorite news network and now this document show it very clearly. They want CNN to be part of a huge deception scheme regarding the massacres and mass graves that Saddam regime did.
39 posted on 03/26/2006 7:37:06 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Dog

The truth rocks :)


40 posted on 03/26/2006 7:37:55 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas
As paranoid as Saddam was at least he could rely on CNN to cover his backside. Castro's favorite too IIRC.

CNN and the UN, out of the USA!
41 posted on 03/26/2006 7:38:39 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: MHGinTN; eyespysomething

It appears that 'eyespysomething ' already has a ping list on the Saddam documents, "prewardocs" key word, I found it after my post. I just sent FReepmail to ESS to get on the list.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1603696/posts?page=9#9


42 posted on 03/26/2006 7:38:49 PM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: jveritas
Thank you so much jveritas for all your hard work. I know it is appreciated by all of us. :-)
43 posted on 03/26/2006 7:38:49 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; ziggy_dlo; TrueBeliever9; maestro; TEXOKIE; My back yard; ..
Not to dig these grave by the Iraqi side… and it is possible to make a dialogue with the CNN channel to give them a priority on this subject to have an influence over the international arena and it will be accepted more than the Iraqi media.
44 posted on 03/26/2006 7:39:41 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jveritas

 
 
CNN should be subpoenaed in Saddam Hussein trial
By Doug Schmitz



http://www.michnews.com/artman/publish/article_10597.shtml


45 posted on 03/26/2006 7:40:07 PM PST by april15Bendovr
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To: GEC

Same here.


46 posted on 03/26/2006 7:41:18 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: BallyBill
If you CNN in the US is bad try to hear CNN international. When I travel abroad on business I am stuck with this CNN International in my hotel rooms. It is the ultimate Hate USA network.
47 posted on 03/26/2006 7:44:57 PM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: FairOpinion; jveritas

Remember the "Baby Milk Factory" fiasco? CNN gave a lot of coverage to that, did their best to give the US a black eye over it. And then there was Peter Arnett...


48 posted on 03/26/2006 7:45:10 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: MizSterious

The MSM does a good job to bury inconvenient news, inconvenient for them, that is.


49 posted on 03/26/2006 7:46:49 PM PST by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: jveritas
You have to wonder why people are leaving CNN to join Al Jazeera?
50 posted on 03/26/2006 7:46:58 PM PST by april15Bendovr
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