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Jveritas (Joseph), "Sammi", and Ray Robison combine forces on PreWarDoc book project
The American Thinker ^ | 25/2/2006 | Ray Robison

Posted on 05/02/2006 2:47:47 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog

Ray Robison, who has major work on the Harmony Database translation project is going to be posting less on his eponymous website Ray Robison. The reason is one to celebrate rather than mourn: he is writing a book on the translations. Follow the link above and leave a comment in the comments section, to show your support for seeing the book reach print. http://rayrobison.typepad.com/ray_robison/2006/05/announcement.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bookdeal; iraq; iraqiintelligence; jveritas; prewardocs; prewarintelligence; saddam; wmd
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Hello freepers, I am pleased to announce that freeper Jveritas (Joseph) has agreed to combine forces with a team of us at www.rayrobison.com who are developing a book project for the Iraq documents. We are currently speaking with literary agents and creating the proposal. I have asked Joseph to bring all his freepers together to comment either in this post or on mine, to communicate their desire to see this book get published. I believe this is a first attempt to use the blogosphere to create a petition to get a book published. If we can show the publishers thousands of expressions of support, we just might get it done. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to help us out.
1 posted on 05/02/2006 2:47:57 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog

Sounds interesting. I'll stay tuned.


2 posted on 05/02/2006 2:49:18 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: RayRobisonblog

put me down for three copies.

good luck on your new endevour.

Lurking'


3 posted on 05/02/2006 2:49:52 PM PDT by LurkingSince'98
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To: jveritas; eyespysomething; jrooney

ping!


4 posted on 05/02/2006 2:50:47 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: eyespysomething

ping


5 posted on 05/02/2006 2:51:35 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: RayRobisonblog

Looking forward to reading it...


6 posted on 05/02/2006 2:51:40 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: LurkingSince'98

Then I'll just need your credit card number....hehehe


7 posted on 05/02/2006 2:53:16 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog

Unless you're going through all 48,000 boxes of information before you write the book, I'm guessing you're planning for a sequel?


8 posted on 05/02/2006 2:53:23 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder

bingo! that is important for getting a book published now a days...


10 posted on 05/02/2006 2:54:07 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: jveritas

Does this mean the documents won't be posted on FR as frequently either? Will you be holding back certain documents for the book and not posting them?


11 posted on 05/02/2006 2:55:05 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder

not to speak for jveritas, but we all agreed job one is getting the info out so we won't hold anything back for the book


12 posted on 05/02/2006 2:56:54 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog

I also want to see some video.


13 posted on 05/02/2006 2:57:49 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: RayRobisonblog

What you are all doing for our country deserves a book so your efforts may be appreciated by many.


14 posted on 05/02/2006 2:58:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Baynative

thanks my friend! you freepers are the ones making it happen though.


15 posted on 05/02/2006 2:58:17 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog

Add my name to the list; I'll buy it in a heartbeat.


16 posted on 05/02/2006 2:59:49 PM PDT by Peach
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To: doug from upland

this is a great point, my intention was to make a companion DVD if there are any videos that provide value to the non-arabic speakers. I had put in a FOIA request to DIA for some videos last summer, and if that ever gets released, it may be in the book or sequals.


17 posted on 05/02/2006 3:00:54 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog
but we all agreed job one is getting the info out so we won't hold anything back for the book

Personally, I appreciate that, though I'd have understood if your answer had been the opposite. If it were me and I found the in the documents the map that shows where the WMD are buried, I'd probably save that for the book ...

18 posted on 05/02/2006 3:01:02 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder

you could probably sell it to Fox for a million and not even have to write the book... LOL


19 posted on 05/02/2006 3:05:16 PM PDT by RayRobisonblog
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To: RayRobisonblog
Please included in the book specific quotes from Democrats exposing their lies.

On Hannity, Lifeguard Ted actually said that "We were told we would find nuclear weapons." The president did not say that.

20 posted on 05/02/2006 3:06:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: RayRobisonblog

This is EXCELLENT news!!!! Wishes of GREAT SUCCESS to all of you on this historic project!


21 posted on 05/02/2006 3:07:51 PM PDT by avacado
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To: RayRobisonblog

I'd buy the book!


22 posted on 05/02/2006 3:13:06 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: RayRobisonblog

bump


23 posted on 05/02/2006 3:57:05 PM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: doug from upland; RayRobisonblog; jveritas
--- Please included in the book specific quotes from Democrats exposing their lies. ---

As much as we'd all like to run the collective nose of the liberals into the dirt, I hope that the book is NOT a "nah, nah, nah" type of book.

If fact, I'd like to see a book on these translated documents from the perspective of that there has never been political issues, but rather a straightforward book revealing what has been learned from the prewar documents.

Of course, some juicy "sound bite" type chapter headings in BIG BOLD FONTS would be effective in that that is the only depth of reading that liberals partake in.

Anyways, Congrats all around on this effort!

24 posted on 05/02/2006 3:58:21 PM PDT by avacado
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To: RayRobisonblog; jveritas
Terrific!

Congratulations, jveritas.
25 posted on 05/02/2006 3:58:58 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: RayRobisonblog

I'll buy a copy or two.


26 posted on 05/02/2006 4:14:19 PM PDT by visualops (This isn't Mexico... www.visualops.com ...let's keep it that way!)
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To: RayRobisonblog

That would be a excellent valued-added endeavor.
You could come out with book one, then do a companion DVD to rekindle interest and prompt a press release/media time etc, and get folks primed for book 2 ;^)


27 posted on 05/02/2006 4:17:14 PM PDT by visualops (This isn't Mexico... www.visualops.com ...let's keep it that way!)
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To: doug from upland; RayRobisonblog

Good idea DFU! An intro/preface of truth vs lies/dis & misinformation accompnied by some select lines from the documents would be very enlightening for alot of people. It would also provide very good sound bite/text blurbs for promo spots and media coverage/press release.


28 posted on 05/02/2006 4:20:33 PM PDT by visualops (This isn't Mexico... www.visualops.com ...let's keep it that way!)
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To: avacado

It's not so much rubbing anyone's nose in it- it's telling the TRUTH so the public can see who's really been doing the misleading. People are woefully ignorant and need their eyes opened. Besides, these are the questions people have wanted answered.


29 posted on 05/02/2006 4:22:32 PM PDT by visualops (This isn't Mexico... www.visualops.com ...let's keep it that way!)
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To: RayRobisonblog

Wonderful news! Whatever you title your book, please call it "Volume 1".


30 posted on 05/02/2006 4:35:26 PM PDT by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: RayRobisonblog

I'll buy many copies to give away.


31 posted on 05/02/2006 4:45:55 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Leftists will never stand up like men and fight for their true beliefs.)
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To: solzhenitsyn
--- It's not so much rubbing anyone's nose in it- it's telling the TRUTH so the public can see who's really been doing the misleading. People are woefully ignorant and need their eyes opened. Besides, these are the questions people have wanted answered.---

You missed my point. The book should NOT spend time discussing liberals nor Democrats. That would be a waste of effort and not the point of the discovery contained in the documents.

By just the fact that the book WILL link al-Qaeda and Saddam is enough on its own... plus many more facts. The IDIOTIC idea that Saddam would NOT deal with Jihad terrorists because he is secular will be blown out of the water.

Let the facts of the prewar documents speak for themselves. Look at how effective the movie "United 93" is without trying to slap the face of one side or the other.

32 posted on 05/02/2006 4:46:00 PM PDT by avacado
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To: RayRobisonblog

Excellent! I think you should just run the translations. Very little commentary needed.


33 posted on 05/02/2006 6:00:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: RayRobisonblog

I'll even make my in-laws read it.

Good idea guys.


34 posted on 05/02/2006 7:29:00 PM PDT by GEC
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To: RayRobisonblog; eyespysomething

Let the truth come out!


35 posted on 05/02/2006 8:35:57 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: SittinYonder

Not at all. Any document of importance I will post first on this great Free Republic.


36 posted on 05/02/2006 8:36:58 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: pollyannaish
Thank you very much. It was Ray idea and he is driving this book project, my translations will be just a contribution.
37 posted on 05/02/2006 8:38:55 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

I'm looking forward to the book, but I'm glad we'll continue getting the first look at the documents.

Congratulations to you for this opportunity!


38 posted on 05/02/2006 8:45:45 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: RayRobisonblog; SittinYonder; jveritas; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; ...
Thanks for the pings y'all. Better late than never!

Include a downloadable version you can purchase also! And (I think Avacado suggested this) have dem quotes for the names of the chapters, and then have the docs that show them to be lying or just wrong as the basis for that chapter. Just for fun. But yes, I'd read it (but y'all didn't really have to ask me that, did you?).

Jveritas (Joseph), "Sammi", and Ray Robison combine forces on PreWarDoc book project

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39 posted on 05/02/2006 8:46:56 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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40 posted on 05/02/2006 8:51:07 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Real Leaders Base Their Decisions on Their Convictions. Wannabes Base Decisions on the Latest Poll.)
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To: RayRobisonblog

bttt


41 posted on 05/02/2006 8:56:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Not yet :)


42 posted on 05/02/2006 8:57:02 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

I need to get some new ones but I've been busy with this being the last week of school.


43 posted on 05/02/2006 8:58:17 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Real Leaders Base Their Decisions on Their Convictions. Wannabes Base Decisions on the Latest Poll.)
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To: RayRobisonblog
Who is going to play Jveritas and yourself in the movie release? Bruce Willis? Tom Sellack? ;-)

Put me down for two copies. This is just another example of the ongoing revolution in the democratization of information. Congratulations.
44 posted on 05/02/2006 9:01:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: RayRobisonblog

Such a project needs to 'compare and contrast' the lies and slanderous treachery of the democrat party leadership and the truth jveritas is uncovering. To merely publish the documents -if your intent is to get the truth to the American people- doesn't require a book. If you compare and contrast, put me down for a copy and any assistance in writing/editing I might be able to render.


45 posted on 05/02/2006 9:11:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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>>>you could probably sell it to Fox for a million and not even have to write the book<<<

Possibly the biggest mistake that could be made. This stuff must be made in documentary form that cannot be refuted by the MSM....it must set them back on their heals.

FOX's endorsement would only lend to ridicule and derision by all of the rest of the MSM....which, like it or not, is formidable!!

Any publication of a compilation of the Iraq Documents must be done with a "documentary tone" that virtually blows away the chattering classes ability to discredit it.

I envision a simultaneous release of a book and a DVD with supporting commentary from disinterested translators and from Iraqi witnesses willing to testify to the truth behind the document translations.

46 posted on 05/02/2006 10:36:36 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Get legal or get out!)
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To: HardStarboard

Ditto.


47 posted on 05/02/2006 11:14:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: RayRobisonblog

Yes, notify me when you need an official letter.

McVey


48 posted on 05/03/2006 3:27:55 AM PDT by mcvey (,)
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Lots of great suggestions on the thread, I also support contrasting the lies of the left in the project.

Bump!


49 posted on 05/03/2006 5:03:21 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Arrest Mary McCarthy!!!)
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To: prairiebreeze
--- Lots of great suggestions on the thread, I also support contrasting the lies of the left in the project. ---

Why?

Why drag down this very important and historic work to the level of a Michael Moore slime fest? The documents speak for themselves.

If it's a tit-for-tat "you lied" type of book then even I am not interested in it.

50 posted on 05/03/2006 6:48:00 AM PDT by avacado
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