Skip to comments.Saddam Targeted American Assets For Terrorism: Case Closed Jveritas translation confirmed ....
Posted on 04/08/2006 11:12:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A few days ago, I posted a translation of a document culled from the captured Iraqi documents that the US found during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This particular memo, dated March 17, 2001, comes from a brigadier general in the Iraqi Air Force and requests a list of volunteers from all units under his command for suicide attackers. The memo explicitly explains the targets for these terrorist attacks, as the original translation from Joseph Shahda shows:
The top secret letter 2205 of the Military Branch of Al Qadisya on 4/3/2001 announced by the top secret letter 246 from the Command of the military sector of Zi Kar on 8/3/2001 announced to us by the top secret letter 154 from the Command of Ali Military Division on 10/3/2001 we ask to provide that Division with the names of those who desire to volunteer for Suicide Mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American Interests and according what is shown below to please review and inform us.
When I posted this document, readers of this blog questioned the accuracy of the translation. People know that Joseph translated this for Free Republic, a strongly pro-war website, and that it was distributed by Laurie Mylroie, another pro-war commentator. Skeptics felt that this pedigree lent itself to a possibly warped interpretation of the memo. While the accuracy of the translation remained in question, the actual text -- which showed an active Iraqi terror program aimed at Americans -- would not get the attention it deserved.
In order to solve this problem, I decided to hire two Arabic translators on my own.
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The memo's chronology seems confusing until I realized dates are presented in Euro format: day/month/year. If I'm reading this correctly, Saddam was recruiting terrorist pilots from the ranks of his air force--to strike Israel and US assets--six months prior to 9/11/01. Seems to me that if anyone's upset with Bush, it should be that he didn't attack Iraq a lot sooner.
Good point; it threw me for a moment. The dates are given day-month-year in the European style, meaning that the request for suicide volunteers was in March of 2001.
You're doing great work!
Plus, I have always thought you have the best header on the web!
Uh oh. You are a Freeper and therefore any fact checking you did is not valid, Sorry.
Thank God you are on our side too!
Great work and congratulations on the credit you are finally getting.
Welcome to Free Republic, Captain! I read your blog everyday and listen to you on the Patriot in Mpls. on Saturdays. You guys rock!
Thanks for giving jveritas a well-deserved spotlight. We regard him as an American hero around here. ;^)
Jveritas pointed out in one of his erlier translations that the Iraqis use the European notation for dates - day-month-year.
Some fantastic info on this thread. Open source info and pyjamahedeen beats Old Media any day!
Actually, I have been suspicious of the possibility that Clinton's bombing of Serbia was the trigger that caused the Russian Chekist to take a hostile position towards the US and NATO. Some of us were worried about that possibility way back then. No confirmation yet in the historic time-lines. At the very least it was a contributing factor or a minor justification.
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Thank you Cap...
Excellent ... expect to see this very soon on the front page of the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times ... and no doubt it will lead Sunday evening on major network news.
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HAHAHA>... This won't even make Fox.... It is one of the many smoking guns that Pre-9/11 mind sets cannot afford to let see the light of day.. MSM supression.... MSM is the new Pravda of the West.
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