Skip to comments.Putin Vindicated?
Posted on 04/07/2006 9:55:38 AM PDT by eyespysomething
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It would be sad to learn that the Russian Federation's intelligence service was better informed as to Iraq's terrorist capabilities than were their American counterparts.
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Why? The Russians were practically in bed with Saddam. Remember the GPS jaming devices given to Iraq by Russia?
Great article by Dan Darling at the Weekly Standard. Let the truth come out.
Nobody had a better insight into Iraq than the Russians.
What I'm wondering is why Putin wanted Bush elected. What was in it for him ? Wheels within wheels.
I think this means that BUSH was vindicated
Thanks for the ping; Dan Darling used to be a freeper although I've forgotten his screen name.
Yes it would be sad but probably not too surprising. The Russians were close to Saddam and we were absent from Iraq for years, other than the short Gulf War.
"What I'm wondering is why Putin wanted Bush elected. What was in it for him ? Wheels within wheels."
Money. The Communist Russians are not yet wealthy enough to go back to the Soviet way of life. With Kerry in office, they would have to make their play.
Dan Darling really knows his stuff when it come to terrorists.
But when it comes to Russians knowing more about Iraq/Saddam than our Intelligence guys, I think it's pretty much expected. Not sad.
Weekly Standard should have given jveritas credit for translating the document.
Exactly - Russia was deeply involved in Iraq both before and after 9/11. It is thought that they had a major role in getting Saddam's WMD out of the county just prior to the Iraq war.
It would be a surprise if they didn't know what was going on.
However, it is no surprise that counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke didn't know what was happening!! He is proof of the adage that intelligence and politics are incompatible.
The fact that the Russians apparently didn't share this intelligence with us directly shows that Putin & Co. are not to be trusted.
"Weekly Standard should have given jveritas credit for translating the document."
Do these guys realize that when they publish something like this without giving credit to the orginal author and site, they may be setting themselves up for Plagiarism charges?
A lot of future journalists in college set around all day using their computers to see who had the original publication and thought on many issues. It might not happen for a few years, but when it does it can be very embarrassing. Only a rat senator like Biden can get by with it without damages to his reputation.
Well that's because of what Biden's reputation already was ... plagarist, if anything, improves people's impression of him.
When it comes the Weekly Standard I have agreed with them to publish my translations with no need to credit me in the article. However I will ask them if they can mention Free Republic.
Even if there was video of Sadamm shaking hands w/ Osama agreeing to help him attack the US this administration and the homo republicans would be silent. Here we have a plethora of crow for the nay sayers on the left to feast on. This should be a piece of cake. Of course we are reduced to reading it on just freerepublic and the Weekly Standard. I love W but come on! Reagan would have addressed the nation 8 times already. Someone please convince me I am wrong."
I too am extremely frustrated with this. Every time I try to make a public post regarding these documents and jveritas' translations (which I commend him for the hard work and dedication on), I get laughed at for two reasons:
1) the government disclaimer that they have not validated the document. (yes, I know they have not NOT validated them either. doesn't matter)
and 2) the argument that there is NO WAY Bush would NOT be speaking up about this information and vindicating himself, IF it were true.
I can make an argument with the first, the second leaves me stumped, and I'm not even buying my own argument on that one.
The "bush lied" crowd is beginning to suffer 1000 cuts as these documents continue to come to light.
It is SWEET indeed.