Skip to comments.March 2003 Top Secret Memo: TRANSFER OF SPECIAL AMMUNITION (POTENTIAL CHEMICAL WEAPONS) Translation
Posted on 04/17/2006 8:40:37 AM PDT by jveritas
Document ISGP-2003-0001498 ISGP-2003-0001498 contains a 9 pages TOP SECRET memo (pages 87-96 in the pdf document) dated March 16 2003 that talks about transferring SPECIAL AMMUNITION from one ammunition depot in Najaf to other ammunition depots near Baghdad. As we know by now the term SPECIAL AMMUNITION was used by Saddam Regime to designate CHEMICAL WEAPONS as another translated document has already shown. For example in document CMPC 2004-002219 where Saddam regime decided to use CHEMICAL WEAPONS against the Kurds they used the term SPECIAL AMMUNITION for chemical weapon http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601810/posts. What is also interesting is that these SPECIAL AMMUNITION were listed as 122 mm, 130 mm, and 155 mm caliber shells which are not by itself SPECIAL unless it contain CHEMICAL WEAPONS. In fact the Iraqi have always used 122 mm, 130 mm, and 155 mm caliber shell as a main delivery tool for Chemical Weapons Agents by filling these type of shells with Nerve Gas, Sarin, Racin, Mustard gas and other Chemical Agents.
Beginning of partial translation of Pages 85-96 in document ISGP-2003-0001498
In the Name of God the Merciful The Compassionate
Ministry Of Defense
Chairmanship of the Army Staff
Al Mira Department
Date 16 March 2003
To: The Command of the Western Region
Subject: Transfer of Ammunitions
The secret and immediate letter of the Chairmanship of the Army Staff 4/17/308 on 10 March 2003
1. The approval of the Army Chief of Staff was obtained to transfer THE SPECIAL AMMUNITIONS in the ammunition depots group of Najaf and according to the following priorities:
A. The first priority
First. Ammunition (122 mm)
Second. Ammunition (130 mm)
Third. Ammunition (155 mm)
To the depots and storage of the Second Corp and the two ammunition depot groups Dijla/2/3
B. Second priority.
First. Ammunition (23 mm)
Second. Ammunition (14.5 mm)
To the ammunition depots of the air defense and distributed to the ammunition depot groups in (Al Mussayeb- Al Sobra- Saad).
2. To execute the order of the Chief Army Staff indicated in section (1) above, we relate the following:
Transfer of the ammunitions shown in sections (A) and (B) from the ammunitions depots of Najaf to the ammunition depots in (Dijla 2/3, and Al Mansor, and Saad, and Al Mussayeb, and Sobra and Blad Roz and Amar Weys from March 16 till April 14 2003.
General Rasheed Abdallah Sultan
Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff- Al Mira
End of Partial translation
The remaining pages of this 9 pages top secret memo talk about getting the special vehicles to transfer the SPECIAL AMMUNITION and the people assigned to supervise and execute the transfer and they were top Iraqi Army and Military Intelligence officers.
Exactly right. The burden was on Mr. Hussein, not President Bush as the media and Dems want us to believe.
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Free Republic's jveritas has translated another biggie for us and the world.
I agree, Road Dog. I would imagine that more than a few FReepers might have some suggestions as to where within the Intel community JV could start. Pinging a few and asking them to spread the word and/or give some suggestions.
Please do not cut a lot from my paycheck :)
Yes, he is:
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"A quick search on the Web shows Iraq delivered chemical weapons with its 130mm and 155mm artillery shells."
But of course the left wing maggots of the media and the DNC have told us that Saddamn had no WMDs to put into these shells.
good tie in
Does anyone keep a PREWAR DOCS ping list?
The 2nd RG Corps had chemical defense battalions, according to the former Al Quds Forces Chief-of-Staff, but these battalions left their equipment in their barracks during Operation Iraqi Freedom because the corps commander was confident the Coalition would not use CBW against Iraq. They probably would have retained this equipment had the commanders envisioned using CBW munitions in the 2nd RG Corps.
The RG did not use its special ammunition distribution system before either the Gulf war or Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to a former senior Iraqi artillery officer. This systemspecialized chemical battalions; replacement of company drivers with chemical battalion drivers and ammunition handlers; and use of special MIC depotshad served it well during the Iran-Iraq war. The source commented that all systems broke down and there was no chemical ammunition distribution system during OIF. Even if units had received chemical ammunition, they would have buried it, not fired it.
Interesting reading, eh?
I hope that truth come out regarding these documents.
Transfer of SPECIAL AMMUNITION a day before the war began. Saddam Regime always designated CHEMICAL WEAPONS as SPECIAL AMMUNITION.
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It should be noted that the US uses the term "special" to refer to nuclear weapons.
The remaining pages of this 9 pages top secret memo talk about getting the special vehicles to transfer....."
SPECIAL VEHICLES? Any possibility that this is a reference to those trucks that were thought to be chem labs?
Thanks for the ping and the excellent work you are doing re organizing jveritas great translations.