Skip to comments.2002 Document: Plan To Produce Mobile Laboratories (Translation)
Posted on 05/12/2006 5:53:14 AM PDT by jveritas
Document CMPC-2004-006626 dated November 11 2002 talks about a plan to develop MOBILE LABORATORIES. The document is from a company called Ibn Rushd which is subsidiary of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission (MIC). As many of us know, the debate about the Iraqi Mobile Laboratories has been going on for the over three years. The Iraq Survey Group (ISG) indicated in their 2004 report ( http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/iraq_wmd_2004/chap6_annxC.html ) that the Iraqi Mobile Laboratories were used for agricultural purposes Seed Purification Project that concluded in 1997. In fact I found a document dated 1997 (Document CMPC-2004-005680 ) that talks about a Mobile Seed Laboratory. However the year 1997 indicated in the ISG report as the concluding phase of the Seed Purification Project and the Mobile Laboratories related to it can be an important date since this document about a plan to build Mobile Laboratories is dated November 2002. Also it is noteworthy to mention that Ibn Rushd the Iraqi MIC subsidiary was one of the companies suspected in developing Iraq Biological and Chemical Programs.
I will do a partial translation of document CMPC-2004-006626.
Beginning of the translation of page 1
In the name of God the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
Presidency of the Republic
Military Industrialization Commission
Ibn Rushd General Company
To: Military Industrialization Commission/Department of Projects
Subject: Investment Plan for the year 2003
In regards from the letter singed with you on 12/10/2002 regarding our company investment plan to the year mentioned above, included is the technical report according to the letter showing its details below:
1. Develop and enlarge existing laboratories, 178,000,000 Dinars
2. Prepare MOBILE LABORATORIES , In Iraqi Dinar 128,413,00 + 273,445 Euros with 10 Dinar/Euro, 27,344,500, 155,757,500 Dinars.
Total 333,757,500 Dinars
Remark: The cost of the vehicles related to the Mobile Laboratories is not determined yet.
Please review and do what is necessary with regards
1.Table fof quantity+ The plan related of developing the Laboratories
Noor Al Din Abed Al Hadi The General Director 11/11/2002 End of translation of page 1 Partial translation of page 2 Table of electrical equipments and devices of the Mobile Laboratory Partial translation of page 3 Table of electrical equipments and devices of the Mobile Laboratory Measurement device for the speed of vibration Measurement device for the speed of rotation Ultrasonic wave test device Different pressure measurement devices Mobile testing device for metals X-Ray testing device 20 Kilovolt electric generator End of partial translation of page 3
Noor Al Din Abed Al Hadi
The General Director
End of translation of page 1
Partial translation of page 2
Table of electrical equipments and devices of the Mobile Laboratory
Partial translation of page 3
Table of electrical equipments and devices of the Mobile Laboratory
Measurement device for the speed of vibration
Measurement device for the speed of rotation
Ultrasonic wave test device
Different pressure measurement devices
Mobile testing device for metals
X-Ray testing device
20 Kilovolt electric generator
End of partial translation of page 3
Great job! What a valuable service you're providing by translating these documents! bttt
Thank you MP, just doing my little duty.
Here you go.
MOBILE LABORATORIES DOCUMENT DATED 2002
2002 Document: Plan To Produce Mobile Laboratories (Translation)
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Thanks for the pings eye....jveritas, thank you for continuing your search of the documents. This is a tremendous service for the nation.
PS: Many of the synopsis they post miss the important parts of the documents, and few of the synopsis are just plain wrong regarding the content of the document.
Some of it is. Usually that is mentioned in the title.
Most isn't, that's been the problem. They get a cursory overview by someone, but they are looking for more current, actionable intel, and scan for names of specific people et al.
Millions of pages of docs that need to be translated.
Yes Didn't our old Secretary of State make the Presentation?
I swear I cannot remember his name.
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I cannot think of what kind of mobile lab would need that kind of equipment.
- "Measurement device for the speed of vibration"
- "Measurement device for the speed of rotation"
- almost sound like mobile enriching lab but I'm sure that is not really possible or efficient enough.
- "Ultrasonic wave test device"
- "Different pressure measurement devices"
- "Mobile testing device for metals"
- "X-Ray testing device"
- Sounds more like a mobile bio- or chem-weapons lab given that pressure vessels are key to production and you don't want any leaks or weakened materials.
Certainly doesn't sound like a mobile hydrogen production lab for weather ballons (like the Iraqi Survey Group said.)
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Ernest has a whole bump list for when all these stories first came out.
JV is now providing all the proof that was wanted when these stories were first released.
Mobile lab might be for Iraqi arms
Germany sold 8 mobile chemical labs to Iraq?
U.S. acknowledges intelligence on transfer of Iraqi WMD to Syria and Lebannon
****CIA Holds Position on Mobile Labs
Excerpt:The CIA stands by its assessment that complex mobile laboratories discovered in Iraq were designed and built to produce biological weapons, a senior CIA official told CNN on Saturday.
General: U.S. Finds Another Iraq Germ-Weapon Lab
Second Possible Iraqi Mobile Lab Found
Suspected Weapons Lab Is Found in Northern Iraq
Chem-weapons lab believed discovered
U.S. sees proof of biolab
Suspected Bioweapon Mobile Lab Recovered
U.S. finds buried mobile labs: General says initial reports indicate proof of Iraqi deception
Buried lab tools found at chemical plant
U.S.: Mobile labs found in Iraq
CNN - BREAKING NEWS - 11 mobile chemical and biological labs, documents found buried near Karbala
Troops Unearth Lab Equipment; Suspect It Was Intended For Chemical Weapons Production
Mobile bio-weapons lab found by U.S. Marines?
Mobile Bio Lab Found!
Iraq Admits to Mobile Bioweapons Labs
Iraqis 'infiltrated UK germ labs'
"US and UK technical experts have concluded that the unit does not appear to perform any function beyond what the defector said it was for, which was the production of biological agents," he said.
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WHERE ARE IRAQ'S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?
By Ibrahim al-Marashi
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT
May 1, 2003
After the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam Hussein conducted a systematic concealment operation to disrupt the mission of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), whose mandate was to eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The second team of inspectors, reconstituted as the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) had the formidable task of uncovering the work of Iraq's concealment apparatus: a network of intelligence agencies, military units and government ministries assigned to procure, conceal and defend Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. It is important now to have a full understanding of this concealment apparatus, as this can help uncover where Iraq's weapons of destruction could have been hidden. At this juncture, the U.S. forces deployed in Iraq have to unravel the activities of a network that once consisted of thousands of people from Iraq's General Intelligence, Special Security Organization, Military Industry Commission and the Special Republican Guards.
The elite Special Security Organization, Amn al-Khas, headed by Saddam's son Qusay, served as one of the major command and control oversight bodies of this concealment network. General Intelligence (al-Mukhabarat) had at least two sub-directorates involved in the concealment efforta covert operations unit and a covert procurement unit. Military Intelligence (al-Istikhabarat) had a role in the strategic concealment of Iraq's WMDs, while General Security's (al-Amn al-'Amm) military unit, The Emergency Forces (al-Quwwat al-Tawari'), provided security for the facilities that housed these programs. The Special Republican Guard (SRG) (al-Haris al-Jamhuri al-Khas) played numerous roles in the transportation, concealment and guarding of military facilities and materials. One of the most important agencies of all in the concealment operation was the Military Industrial Commission (MIC), which was part of the Ministry of Industry and Military Industrialization (MIMI). Both MIMI and MIC oversaw Iraq's military industries and sought to conceal sensitive activities from UN inspectors.
These agencies formed a vast, complex and wide-ranging labyrinth of security organizations, all of which played a role in the procurement and concealment of Iraq's WMD program. The duties and functions of these agencies overlapped, complying with Saddam's security doctrine of not allowing any one agency to have a monopoly over any one area of securing and concealing Iraq's WMD program. While the agencies played a key role in this concealment process, its coordination was clearly a family affair. One source writes of the coordination of the concealment process as, "So important was this responsibility that the small number of men selected for the task were chosen only after the most careful vetting of their families, their tribal ties, their absolute loyalty to Saddam." The head of these agencies generally are from Saddam's immediate family, his al-Bu Nasir clan or from his hometown of Tikrit. Thus, if these hidden WMD facilities were to be found, members of Saddam's clan or family would need to be captured and interrogated.
In May of 1991, Saddam Hussein formed a Concealment Operations Committee (COC) to be supervised by Qusay. UNSCOM inspectors became aware of the existence of this covert network as a result of inspections and interviews conducted between 1991 and 1996. They believed that this apparatus, created in 1991, was designed to hide documents, computer records, and equipment related to its WMD program. As a result, UNMOVIC, and its predecessor UNSCOM's mandate has evolved from inspection agencies to detective agencies, in order to investigate, impede and unravel the activities of this Iraqi concealment network. The U.S. forces tasked with finding these weapons will have to conduct the same investigative activities; thus, discovering where Iraq's WMD infrastructure is located could be a lengthy process.
The concealment apparatus launched a coordinated effort to thwart full discovery of Iraq's proscribed programs. The concealment apparatus destroyed or bulldozed WMD related facilities and constructed false or decoy facilities or altered suspected facilities to deceive inspectors. UNSCOM found a document in Iraq in August 1995 that demonstrates how these tactics were implemented. The Iraqi document, known as "The al-Atheer Center for the Development of Materials Production: Report of Achievements Accomplished from 1 June 1990 to 7 June 1991" recorded how the facility staff was ordered to remove evidence of nuclear weapons activities, evacuate documents to remote sites, physically alter the facility and to conduct mock inspections to prepare for UN inspectors. According to Secretary of State Powell's briefing to the UN on February 5th, 2003, "We know that Iraq has embedded key portions of its illicit chemical weapons infrastructure within its legitimate civilian industry. To all outward appearances, even to experts, the infrastructure looks like an ordinary civilian operation." The Iraqis learned how to conduct such tactics based on their own innovations as well as through KGB assistance in the early 1980's.
The concealment apparatus focused on concealing only critical materials and WMD components, while destroying non-essential items unilaterally or handing them over to inspectors. It was reported that these critical components of the nuclear, biological, chemical and missile programs were dispersed to the environs surrounding Tikrit, Saddam's hometown, where they were concealed in presidential palaces or the residences of Iraqi security officials belonging to the Special Security Organization and Special Republican Guards. Proscribed materials and documents could be concealed in places ranging from the basements of the official state buildings to private farms of officers and officials. For example, during the last months of 1997, the Iraqis transported sensitive military materials to a large shed used to house military uniforms, within the compound of the state Ba'ath party office in Baghdad. A White House report issued in January 2003, states, "We have many reports of WMD material being buried, concealed in lakes, relocated to agricultural areas and private homes, or hidden beneath Mosques or hospitals. In one report such material was buried in the banks of the Tigris River during a low water period." Thus, finding the evidence of Iraq's WMD program does not merely entail searching specific WMD related facilities, but a search of Iraq itself.
Documents of Iraq's military program could also be easily concealed or evacuated from locations prior to the arrival of the inspectors or moved while armed guards were stalling the UN personnel. Documents relating to the WMD program were either destroyed or forged, or converted into microfiche to facilitate their concealment. Richard Butler, former chairman of UNSCOM relates that, during one inspection, the UNSCOM team was delayed for 20 minutes in front of a facility, as the Iraqis scrambled to remove computer hard drives with critical WMD information stored on them. At times, these materials were moved in the presences of UN inspectors. For example, during an inspection on September 17, 1997 inspectors witnessed the movement and burning of documents, which were then emptied into a nearby river. The White House report mentions, "On January 16, 2003, a joint UNMOVIC/IAEA team found a significant cache of documents related to Iraq's uranium enrichment program in the home of Iraqi scientist Faleh Hassan." Even Hans Blix referred specifically to this instance during his presentation on January 28, saying, "On our side, we cannot help but think that the case might not be isolated and that such placements of documents is deliberate to make discovery difficult and to seek to shield documents by placing them in private homes." Thus, Iraq's concealment practices including hiding documents and materials in locations considered unlikely to be found continued with UNMOVIC inspectors. Therefore documentation relating to Iraq's WMD program may still be hidden in homes or other civilian facilities.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that WMD materials are hidden in mobile facilities. An unnamed Iraqi defector details this action in an interview in Amman:
As is well known, on the contrary, these are materials that are easy to transport and that are not even excessively cumbersome. That is exactly where the military apparatuses' and intelligence services' trick lies: namely, in making these devices invisible by constantly moving them around on tanker trucks that travel either under escort or being trailed at a distance.
German intelligence reported that WMD laboratories are hidden in trucks that appear completely normal on the outside.
The Mojahedin-e Khalq, an armed opposition group to the Iranian government based in Iraq, has reportedly played a role in this concealment effort. Former members of this organization informed UNSCOM that Iraqi WMD equipment had been hidden in one of their training camps in the vicinity of Baghdad. When inspectors attempted to visit the site in 1997, armed guards of the Mojahedin blocked them from entering the site. It is believed that the Mojahedin facilities continue to store proscribed WMD materials.
The vast nature of Saddam's concealment apparatus is an indication of how much he had invested in protecting the "crown jewels" of his military arsenal. The discovery of buried mobile labs near Karbala in the south of Iraq on April 14th, 2003 demonstrated that while chemical agents were not found, that Saddam did have the capability to produce such munitions. The nature of this apparatus may indicate that a "smoking gun" cache of chemical or biological warheads may not be found, but the infrastructure to create such munitions or a "breakout capability" in fact did exist.
**The preceding Strategic Insight is a summary from an article entitled, "How Iraq Conceals and Obtains its Weapons of Mass Destruction" available from The Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal, March 2003.**
1. Jeremy Binnie, ed., Jane's Sentinel Security Assessments: The Gulf States (London: Jane's Information Group, 2001) p. 219.
2. Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, (New York: Harper Collins, 1999) p. 107.
3. Dilip Hiro, Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran After the Gulf Wars (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), p. 49.
4. CNS "UNSCOM's Comprehensive Review: Actions by Iraq to Obstruct Disarmament".
5. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, "Remarks to the United Nations Security Council", February 5, 2003.
6. Hiro, p.61-62.
7. UK Ministry of Defense and Foreign Commonwealth Office, "Ba'ath Party Offices In Aadhamiyya Used To Conceal Sensitive Military Material"
8. The White House, "What Does Disarmament Look Like?", January 2003. p.6
9. Gordon Corera, "Playing the Iraq Inspection Game", Jane's Intelligence Review, November 2002, p. 42-43.
10. Christopher Wren, "UN Weapons Inspection Chief Tells of Iraqi Tricks", The New York Times, 27 Jan. 1998.
11. "UNSCOM Chronology of Main Events", December 1999.
12. The White House, "What Does Disarmament Look Like?", January 2003. p.6
13. "Ranking Iraqi Army Officer Reveals Saddam's Ploy To Outwit UN Inspectors," Panorama, January 23, 2003 pp. 36-40. FBIS EUP20030118000254
14. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "German Intelligence on Mobile Labs." RFE/RL Iraq Report vol.6 no. 5, February 2003.
15. Kenneth Timmerman, "'Gray Lady' Runs Ad For Terrorists," Insight Magazine, January 24, 2003.
By Ibrahim al-Marashi of the Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC). The CCC is the research arm of the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
Re: Inspectors at post 30
II. SADDAM REGIME WMD PROGRAMS: TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW SADDAM REGIME CONTINUOUS WORK ON WMD PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, POTENTIAL STOCKS OF CHEMICALS WEAPONS (CALLED SPECIAL AMMUNITION), AND DECEPTION OF THE U.N INSPECTORS ABOUT HIS WMD PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.
2001 Top Secret Document: Production of Prohibited Nerve Gas Detectors http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624797/posts
1999, 2000 Iraqi memos: Procurement of 50000 Aluminum Tubes That Can Be Used For URANIUM ENRICHMENT http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620565/posts
Undated Document: Change Chemical, Nuclear, And Missiles Sites for Fear of Western Attack http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1621334/posts
2001, 2002 Iraqi Memos: SECRET NUCLEAR PROJECT http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620262/posts
September 1998 Document: Secret Research Programs Related to WMD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1613509/posts
1997 Document: Orders To Remove All Information Related To WMD From Computers http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1611976/posts
Summer 2002 Document: Destruction And Hiding of WMD Documents and Archives http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614115/posts
Document Dated February/3/2003: Chemical Gears for The Chemical Group http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1603039/posts
Saddam Regime Document Dated 2001 Shows Chemical Platoon Still Exists And Active http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602985/posts
Saddam Regime Document: SADDAM MET WITH HIS NUCLEAR GROUP IN 2002 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608944/posts
Russian scientists in Iraq hide during surprise U.N. inspection
He may regret that he debunked himself.
I do not see the thread anymore on the side bar. Can you please re-post under the category that you see fits. Thank you.
JVeritas, may I make a suggestion. Begin adding unique keywords to the keyword section so that your posts and translations will be able to have a category all their own on a keyword search. Like "veritasdocs" or "jvtranslation" or something. Otherwise, other threads about WMD will be mingled with yours when one does a keyword search for "prewardocs" or "WMD".
Excellent idea. Doctranslate, saddamasdoc?
I just went through all his translations and added keyword: jveritas to them.
JV also has them all categorized on his profile page.
Hope this helps.
I don't even have the words to thank you for your work. It leaves no doubt in my mind that certain men are born at certain times to fulfill certain missions. Most of us will never know the satisfaction of knowing that we are fulfilling a destiny designed just for us. Thank you for being here.
Nicely said....and keep at it JV...your efforts are very much appeciated....
Backhoe has stuff....
Excellent....let the system do the work.
God bless our troops. God bless America.
Thank you very much :)
Seems to just be nipping at the edges. Where are the smoking guns?
Or something involving a centrifuge ... esp vibration and speed of rotation.
C'mon ... this work is just beginning ... going through this voluminous material is a truly Herculean task. Props to jveritas.
May be you need to do the translations.