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Saddam Targeted American Assets For Terrorism: Case Closed Jveritas translation confirmed ....
Captain's Quarters ^ | April 8, 2006 08:45 PM | Captain Ed

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at captainsquartersblog.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2001; alqadisya; americaninterests; antisemitism; d; hamas; hussein; iraq; iraqiintelligence; iraqwar; israel; jveritas; march2001; nationalsecurity; palestine; prewardocs; saddam; saddamhussein; statesponsored; suicideattacks; terrorism; terroristattacks; waronterror; waronterrorism; whywefight; wmd; wot; yourjobiniraq
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1 posted on 04/08/2006 11:12:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: jveritas; Southack; Marine_Uncle; Rokke; Dog; CedarDave; Jim Robinson; onyx; eyespysomething

ping for news!


2 posted on 04/08/2006 11:15:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Excellent :) I am glad that Captain's Quarters pursued the truth all the way. Thank you Captain.


3 posted on 04/08/2006 11:17:56 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas; Fishtalk

Great job by both of you!


4 posted on 04/08/2006 11:22:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: jveritas

I could have done better with the Title....


5 posted on 04/08/2006 11:24:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: jveritas

It is almost amusing that anyone doubts the credibility of your translations. The documents you are translating are on the public record. You didn't write them. And you certainly aren't the only person capable of translating Arabic to English. You just happen to be the only person who is willing to go the extra mile (and then some) to reveal the truth. The fact that the mainstream media, with all its resources and capability, won't do what you are doing speaks volumes. You are a true American hero and represent the best of why the MSM is dying and sites like FreeRepublic are thriving. We are all in your debt.


6 posted on 04/08/2006 11:26:38 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jveritas

Excellent news. Thanks to you both.


7 posted on 04/08/2006 11:27:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bttt


8 posted on 04/08/2006 11:28:30 PM PDT by FOG724 (http://nationalgrange.org/legislation/phpBB2/index.php)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jveritas

Outstanding!!!, Ernest, jveritas and CQ.

The only mention in my local media about the document translations dealt with the Russian/Iraq connection, followed by a denial by the Russians.

They published my letter to the editor relating to the Iraq/Al Quaeda connection last week, and there's been nary a single follow-up comment.


9 posted on 04/08/2006 11:29:18 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Rokke; All
Thank you all very much for your great support. I will keep translating in order to reveal the truth; and the truth is on our side as these documents are showing day after day. The important thing is to spread the truth as much as we can.
10 posted on 04/08/2006 11:31:58 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

:)


11 posted on 04/08/2006 11:32:45 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jveritas

Outstanding! Credit where credit is due. Thanks jveritas and thanks EB for the ping.


12 posted on 04/08/2006 11:35:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: blam
I was just reading thru the comments at CQ and someone posted this link, to show that Israel wasn't number one on Saddams's hate list:

Changing Baghdad's doormat

13 posted on 04/08/2006 11:40:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Great news ! This is why accuracy of translation is very important. Someone such as Jveritas, who learned Arabic as a first language, should be extremely accurate. We now have verification of that fact.
14 posted on 04/08/2006 11:41:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: jveritas

I heard Ed on the Nortern Alliance radio program today announcing that your original translation was spot-on.

Great job! Thank you for bringing the truth to light!


15 posted on 04/08/2006 11:41:57 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (If low-skill workers were key to economic growth, Mexico would be an economic powerhouse.-Rich Lowry)
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To: All
Earlier thread :

More Damning Documents On Saddam ~Origins Of War:~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

16 posted on 04/08/2006 11:42:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Captain Ed is a Class Act!

Thanks for posting the news!


17 posted on 04/08/2006 11:47:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; jveritas

Great job

SPEECH, SPEECH!!!


18 posted on 04/08/2006 11:47:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Changing Baghdad's doormat"

I like it, thanks.

19 posted on 04/08/2006 11:47:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

PING!


20 posted on 04/08/2006 11:49:03 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...a strongly pro-war website...

We are not strongly 'pro-war'. We are strongly 'pro-American'. Both Iraq and Iran were threats to American Interests. If you don't believe that, just translate the Iraqi documents and/or listen to the words coming out of the President of Iran's mouth. IMHO.

21 posted on 04/08/2006 11:49:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
BTW - Freerepublic was against the war in Kosovo. We did not perceive that the Serbians were a threat to America.
22 posted on 04/08/2006 11:52:39 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I didn't mean pro-war as an insult; FR has strongly supported the Iraq war, and that's all I meant.

Can you believe it's taken me this long to finally get a login?


23 posted on 04/08/2006 11:56:32 PM PDT by Captain Ed
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To: Captain Ed

1000 thanks yous Captain for going the extra mile!


24 posted on 04/08/2006 11:59:42 PM PDT by jrooney (Jveritas translation verified by two independant translators from Syria and the UK)
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To: Captain Ed; jveritas; blam

Thanks for dropping by....we deeply appreciate what tremendous Good you are doing with your Blog!!!


25 posted on 04/08/2006 11:59:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

See #23!


26 posted on 04/09/2006 12:01:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach


...hey, there we go. We need Saddam to be found innocent, then move to York Neuvo, live for six months, gain voting rights, then run for Senate Against Hillary. Maybe then the American left will treat these people as enemies...


27 posted on 04/09/2006 12:10:23 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Captain Ed; Cindy; justa-hairyape; blam; Marine_Uncle; Choose Ye This Day; Jim Robinson; Dog; ...
This is a must read for all of us:

April 09, 2006
The Timing Of The Iraqi Air Force Memo

****************************AN EXCERPT*********************************

Now that we have established the translation of the memo from the Iraqi Air Force general to all units requesting volunteers for suicide missions against American "interests", the timing of the memo appears to fit into a disturbing sequence in the months prior to 9/11. This memo is dated March 17, 2001, less than six months prior to the coordinated al-Qaeda attack on the US, at a time when the AQ plotters and pilots appeared to be in close proximity to Iraqi intelligence agents in Europe.

28 posted on 04/09/2006 12:11:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: jveritas

See link at #28


29 posted on 04/09/2006 12:13:07 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Captain Ed
Welcome. We are a mixed lot that does occasionally reach a majority conclusion. Support for the Iraq war has gone up and down. Most of the time it was up. We were all scratching our heads when the WMD did not surface. Also began to wonder about Bush's plan for bringing democracy to Iraq. Some of us still disagree with nation building, but you cannot fault Bush for trying. Needless to say, we were extremely proud of the way our military took Baghdad so quickly.
30 posted on 04/09/2006 12:13:46 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Captain Ed

Welcome Aboard, Skipper!
You wouldn't happen to be the same Capt. I reported..."Good Morning Captain. The Officer of the Deck sends his respects and wishes to report the hour of 0800......"?

Thanks for presenting CQ to the Web.


31 posted on 04/09/2006 12:15:36 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep and thank you Ernest for the ping.
I appreciate it.

===

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1593657/posts?page=3611#3611


32 posted on 04/09/2006 12:16:59 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Good work May-tee!
33 posted on 04/09/2006 12:24:47 AM PDT by Bassfan (No cheese please)
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To: jveritas

These Docs help, but the Libs and Media will continue to Disbelieve in thier existence, unless WE start shouting...

In the end, disproving "The Great Liberal Lie" boils down to getting Wilson's Deposition UNDER OATH in the Libby trial...


34 posted on 04/09/2006 12:39:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Captain Ed

You da man! I love your website. I didn't say "blog" because I didn't want to offend you. :D


35 posted on 04/09/2006 12:40:46 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Rokke; jveritas; Tony Snow; holdonnow
The fact that the mainstream media, with all its resources and capability, won't do what you are doing speaks volumes. You are a true American hero and represent the best of why the MSM is dying and sites like FreeRepublic are thriving. We are all in your debt.

Couldn't have said it better myself!

However, now that the information is established, we can certainly work to shove it down the Lamestream Media's throat until they do acknowledge it.

Seems like Tony Snow, Mark Levin and Brit Hume may be able to help kickstart this effort; they're not blinkered media folks.

I, for one, would absolutely love to watch Perky Katie be cornered into reporting this; her scowl would be reason enough for me to watch the See,BS! Evening Snooz for the first time since the Challenger blew up.

36 posted on 04/09/2006 12:54:16 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden

Be sure and read Captain Ed's comments linked at #28!


37 posted on 04/09/2006 12:59:02 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: justa-hairyape
We did not perceive that the Serbians were a threat to America.

Isn't it fair to say, compared to Saddam, that the Serbs weren't much of a threat to anyone? Where was all the fuss about Dill & sHrillary's lies?

38 posted on 04/09/2006 1:01:49 AM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Enhance Capitol security: Censure Cynthia!)
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To: So Cal Rocket; onyx

Thought you might be interested in this.


39 posted on 04/09/2006 1:06:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Captain Ed

Welcome, "officially", and thanks for spreading these revelations.


40 posted on 04/09/2006 1:10:47 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


41 posted on 04/09/2006 1:19:26 AM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Enhance Capitol security: Censure Cynthia!)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington; Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


42 posted on 04/09/2006 1:25:42 AM PDT by marron
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To: Captain Ed

You're doing great work!

Plus, I have always thought you have the best header on the web!


43 posted on 04/09/2006 1:55:55 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (The Stations of the Cross in Poetry ---> http://www.wayoftears.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Uh oh. You are a Freeper and therefore any fact checking you did is not valid, Sorry.


44 posted on 04/09/2006 2:16:06 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: jveritas
and the truth is on our side

Thank God you are on our side too!

Great work and congratulations on the credit you are finally getting.

45 posted on 04/09/2006 2:31:42 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: Captain Ed; jveritas

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. ;^)


46 posted on 04/09/2006 2:39:42 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: marron; PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
Yes, you are right.

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!

:)

47 posted on 04/09/2006 2:44:14 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy
pajamahadeen of course!
48 posted on 04/09/2006 2:46:57 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
Isn't it fair to say, compared to Saddam, that the Serbs weren't much of a threat to anyone? Where was all the fuss about Dill & sHrillary's lies?

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.

49 posted on 04/09/2006 2:52:27 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT


50 posted on 04/09/2006 3:08:08 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()......The Media is not Mainstream, stop calling them that........()
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