Skip to comments.2001 Top Secret Document: Production of Prohibited Nerve Gas Detectors (Translation)
Posted on 05/01/2006 1:05:30 PM PDT by jveritas
Saddam Regime Document CMPC-2003-016083 dated in 2001 contains a series of Top Secret memos that address the production of Nerve Gas Detectors which was prohibited by the United Nations resolutions concerning Iraq according to the document itself. The importance of the production of the Nerve Gas Detector is shown by the top secret letters exchange between the Presidential Office and the head of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission (M.I.C). This documents is yet another indication that Saddam Regime never stopped his WMD programs, and the nerve Gas Detector which some can see it a defensive in nature is not to be considered so when it comes to Saddam Regime, everything has an offensive and aggressive use.
Beginning of Translation of page 5 of document CMPC-2003-016083
In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate
The Republic of Iraq
The Presidency of the Republic
The Military Industrialization Commission
To: THE PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT
Subject: Detection Equipment
Your top Secret letter number AA/128 on 10/12/2000, we would like to show the following:
1. On 10/12/2000 a laboratory test was done on the new equipment and the results of the test was similar to the required quality compared with the Russian equipments
2. On the light of the above (1) a second equipment was received from the Ministry of Industry and Minerals and the total tests were done on it on 24/12/2000 using laboratory equipment to Chemical Detection Device (GSU-12) and with the presence of the Chemical Class representatives and the manufacturing party and its success was proven from the perspective of detection and reaction to NERVE AGENTS.
Please review with regards
Abd AlTwab Abdallah AL Mulah Huwaish
The Minister of Military Industrialization
End of translation of page 5.
Now on page 71 of the document there is a section that mentions that the production of Nerve Gas Detectors is PROHIBITED
Beginning of Partial Translation of page 71
Based on what is in the letter of the respected Presidential Secretariat (Top Secret) aa/4 on 22/1/2001 followed by the Top Secret letter of (M.I.C) 2/4/44 on 13/1/2001 and after review of the technical report the commission recommend the following:
1. Consider it a work that reach level of Invention Works because it replace the need that occur to the Russian equipment that has an expired efficiency and that exist in the storages of the Chemical Class, and it is a PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT where the price of the effective material in it can reach 51,000 Dollars
End of partial translation of page 71.
I will be looking for that, thanks for the tip.
I don't disagree that Saddam was always trying to build up his weaponry and capabilities. Would you concede that he might also be looking at how he would respond if Iram used nerve gas and how he might protect his forces in such a scenario?
So Why have nerve gas detectors?
Well almost immediately The best reason I can think of is to be able to check for leaks in your nerve gas supplies, you really don't want to go around checking for nerve gas leaks in ammo using the sniff test and ye olde Mark 1 nose.
Especially if these were purchased in volume.
Saddam would never put himself in a situation of defense only with Iran, no way. If he thinks the Iranians were working on Chemical Weapons then he is going to have his as well.
BTW, please keep up the tremendous work,jveritas. America truly needs what you are doing.
Another great find! Thanks for your hard work!
That it is, what you are doing is absolutely priceless. Thank you!
jveritas strikes again!
Suggestion: Why not copy documents to place that you can do keyword searches on?
Didn't you translate a document about hiding chemical weapons and it turned out to be about the Iranians hiding chemical weapons? What was the date of that document?
Thank you very much RR. We need to have more people aware of these very important documents.
I am not aware of this document, I will search my files though.
Jveritas, If I remember correctly it was about hiding CWs in a grove of trees and then someone pointed out that the name of the location was actually in Iran and the document was about Iran.
Maybe I saw it a Ray Robison's website but I thought it was here in one of your translations and discussions. I'll look for it too. The date of said document would be interesting.
Yes, but no actual WMDs-- hard to give this one legs.
This was a document by the Iranian that talks about Saddam regime hiding WMD shortly before the war.
Okay! Now I remember... do you the link for it? I'd like to read it again. Thanks.
I will try to find it.