Skip to comments.More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?
Posted on 04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
click here to read article
but, but they have masters degrees. In JOUNALISM!
"MUST READ" the entire article at Investors Business Daily -- lots of good, actual info.
"Saddam is heard on a 1997 tape predicting terrorism would soon be coming to the U.S., while his son-in-law who was in charge of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction gloats about lying to U.N. weapons inspectors to hide the extent of Iraq's WMD program.
Saddam, in a tape made in 2000, talks with Iraqi scientists about his plans to build a nuclear device. He discusses Iraq's plasma separation program an advanced uranium-enrichment technique completely missed by U.N. inspectors.
An Iraqi intelligence document, released just two weeks ago, describes a February 1995 meeting between Saddam's spies and Osama bin Laden. During that meeting, bin Laden offered to conduct "joint operations" with Iraq. Saddam subsequently ordered his aides to "develop the relationship" with the al-Qaida leader.
A fax, sent on June 6, 2001, shows conclusively that Saddam's government provided financial aid to Abu Sayyaf guerrillas in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf is an al-Qaida offshoot co-founded by bin Laden's brother-in-law."
See post 6.
I changed the acual quote about Saddam to OBL to show the illogic of the statement.
As Rush likes to say, people often think history starts with the day they were born. They don't realize that much of what we know about Nazi German and Imperial Japanese actions comes from the documents captured in the wake of the war.
The same is true here. We will know much more about Ba'athist Iraq a year from now than we do today.
We need to get at this info ASAP.
"At present, we're relying too much on translations by bloggers and other amateurs. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., says the White House has been dragging its feet for fear of embarrassing supposed allies (such as Russia) whose links with Saddam would come under scrutiny."
This statement is slamming the Gov't not Jveritas. The problem here is that these document translations should have been included in the Prewar Intelligence investigation. Let's face it, the US Intelligence Agencies were guessing due to the lack of HUMINT on the ground in Iraq. I think that investigation should be reopened to balance the Prewar intelligence picture against these documents. This is the actual historical record of the Hussien regime.
Once again this was played poorly by the administration and history well have to be rewritten.
"This statement is slamming the Gov't not Jveritas. "
I never implied that it was slamming JVeritas.
But JVeritas posted his translation prior to this article, so there is a good chance they used his translation, especially since they specifically quote and refer to the article he recently translated and posted.
He deserves praise and I think it's great that the WSJ is paying attention to his translations.
This is a competitor to the WSJ....I'm not aware that they have commented as yet....
The article also mentions that the Russians clearly had much better intel, than we did.
Our lack of intel was indeed as a result of lack of HUMINT on our part, as you pointed out -- all thanks to Clinton, who cut back on that and created insumountable obstacles for our intel agents, not allowing them to associated with anyone other than Mother Theresa, who is not exactly a good intel asset.
Should be noted, the document translated by jveritas called for recruiting for suicide missions in the AIR FORCE.
Let's remember Salman Pak:
Well they tried....
Sorry, I screwed up, I just recently read something in the WSJ and I read this, and I wasn't paying enough attention to which was which, when I was replying.
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