Skip to comments.Saddam Regime Document: Give CNN the Priority for Coverage (Translation)
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
In the Name of God the Merciful the Most Compassionate
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Synopsis: Abu-Zubaydah Statement on the Capability of al-Qaidah to Manufacture and Deliver Nuclear Weapons to the U.S.
You made my Sunday night.
Saddam Regime Document: Give CNN the Priority for Coverage (Translation)
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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.
Read Jeff Head's book...Dragon's Fury. He has a media guy who sold out his country as well.
Paging Peter Arnett!!
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.
What about CBS? Didn´t Dan Rather have an interview with Sadaam shortly before the war?
Just Damn? Maybe? Perhaps?
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)
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!
It was 2003, right before the war, I want to say February.
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