Skip to comments.Iraq docs show U.S. right on war
Posted on 05/02/2006 11:01:28 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
In the conventional wisdom, it is now believed that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded three years ago, nor did he have ties to terrorism. If a massive collection of recently-declassified Iraqi government documents provides truthful insight into Saddams regime, this conventional wisdom is completely wrong, and war was justified.
The task of translating the vast trove of documents millions of pages of Arabic text has largely fallen into private hands. Several of the documents point to ties between Al Qaeda and Iraq, as well as terrorist ambitions by Iraq not connected to Al Qaeda. According to ABC News, one document describes a Saddam-approved meeting between Osama Bin Laden and a representative of Husseins government on February 19, 1995.
In the meeting, the two discussed "carrying out joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia. While no agreement to launch attacks was made at the first meeting, the two parties were supportive of a terrorist partnership.
Also, in a November 22, 1999 document addressed to the intelligence director, the Iraqi senior chemist notes that the budget for the year 2000 included a plan to train Arab fedayeen, code for foreign terrorist fighters. A 2003 memo just prior to war discusses a recommendation to use Saddam-financed foreign fighters as suicide bombers. In an April 4, 2003 wartime document, Saddam orders that these foreign fighters be treated the same as real Iraqi fighters in terms of pay, so at least some of the recommendation to support foreign terrorists was approved by Saddams government. In terms of Saddams ties to terrorist attacks outside Iraq, a March 2001 document contains a military generals order to find volunteer[s] for suicide action to liberate Palestine and strike American interests.
This document proves Iraq had terrorist ambitions against the United States long before the war. It supports the claim of Russian President Putin that Iraq was planning a terrorist attack against America prior to the 2003 conflict.
What about weapons of mass destruction? Though fewer documents have been translated describing WMD programs, some have been translated and support the idea Saddam had active WMD programs (effectiveness unknown) until the war. Nuclear-wise, a 2002 Baath Party document highlights a meeting that year between Iraqi nuclear scientists and Saddam Hussein himself and mentions his Atomic Energy program, a euphemism for nuclear weapons program. Also, several other memos from 2001 and 2002 describe another nuclear project, the building of a nuclear reactor based on the destroyed TAMUZ reactor. The project was stopped right before United Nations weapons inspectors arrived.
Another document describes the destruction of documents related to Saddams nuclear program. The 2002 document records the destruction of the primary archives of the Atomic Energy Commission just prior to UN weapons inspectors coming to Iraq. Another memo describes the relocation of sensitive WMD documents from the Iraqi National Monitoring Agency in 2002. The memo refers to special equipment, which was one word the Iraqi government used to refer to chemical weapons in previous documents.
The other word used to describe chemical weapons was special ammunition, and the term appears in a March 2003 memo detailing the movement of weapons from a depot in Najaf to one in Baghdad. The type of shells mentioned in the memo, 122 mm, 130 mm, and 155 mm, have been used in the past by Iraq for chemical weapons. The special ammunition designation only makes sense as well if the shells (which are nothing special as conventional weapons) have a special type of contained explosive, and that most likely was chemical weapons. The same document states the weapons were to be transferred to a suspected chemical weapons site, Al-Musayyib.
The evidence for Saddams terrorist ties and WMD programs is much stronger with the release and translation of these documents. Conventional wisdom about Iraq may yet turn out to be incorrect.
The released documents are available online at: fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm
You may view translations at: www.freerepublic.com/~jveritas
If this comes from the Left, I would hardly call it 'wisdom'!
Never had a doubt.
I wrote this column for my college newspaper
I'll (along with others here) be interested in the feed back you get. Please let us know.
Thank you for putting effort into this. You're on the front lines, my friend.
Well deserved Bump!
Great work, thanks
Nothing would be coming out without his translations. I just tried to summarize a lot of what the documents show for a college audience that usually can't stand too much detail.
But, I think I did it well enough most who really want the truth will be intrigued enough to look at the actual documents.
Exactly. ABC only mentioned it once on their website...that is the only mention I could find of these in the MSM.
I put that mention in my piece since I wanted people reading who might be skeptical to see it has at least been mentioned by the MSM. But, it is ridiculous how this is being ignored.
The school is fairly conservative, so I shouldn't have that problem.
I did have somebody come up to me and ask where the proof the translations are correct is at, but I informed him my first document translation came straight from ABC News, and it fit with what jveritas was putting out as well.
Iraq docs show U.S. right on war
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you only pinged me there. :)
Folks, ping to Post #32
I'm afraid you'll never make it in the media world....you've done way too much research to be considered for a position! (sarcasm)
Thank you! BTTT
LOL! Thanks again, eyespy! You're awesome....with our without the sign. ;)
I was about to suggest that someone send this to Chrissy Matthews at MSNBC, but that would be absurd since he and that network know full well their lies regarding 'no WMDs in Iraq' are just that, LIES. MSNBC has proven repeatedly that they don't give a damn what the truth is so long As they can get away with manipulating the voters of this country to support the treacherous/treasonous democrap party. And make no mistake, the CEOs of that network are the reason Matthews can continue with his lies and treachery.
You mean the folks at General Electric?
Good work! The more exposure to jveritas' translations the better!
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