Skip to comments.WMDs still in Iraq?
Posted on 06/05/2006 2:38:43 PM PDT by Renfield
Sean Osborne, Associate Director and Senior Analyst at the Northeast Intelligence Network relays a stunning report on the frustrations of retired Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) agent Paul Dave Gaubatz. According to Gaubatz he has had a three year battle in trying to get the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) or any other appropriate agency to investigate four sites in Iraq suspected of having biological and chemical weapons.
Gaubitz, a 20 year active duty veteran, was also a specially trained US Federal counter-intelligence agent and Arabic linguist. In April of 2003 he was sent to Iraq and while there,
had identified (with other Federal Agents) 4 sites that were highly suspected of containing biological and/or chemical weapons. The sites were identified by very credible Iraqis who had knowledge and access to the areas. They risked their lives to provide intelligence about the sites and to take U.S. personnel to the locations. The sites would require heavy equipment to exploit the sites. The material was alleged to be buried deep and under water. To this date the sites have not been inspected.
I first spoke publicly about the WMD sites never being searched only after the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) and the White House announced in late 2004 that the search for WMD was over.
Over two years ago, I wrote this article for AT about the flawed search procedures used by the ISG, and about the ISGs habit of contradicting or downplaying chemical weapons caches found by trained Coalition forces. Now, Agent Gaubitz has reinforced my suspicions of an agency seemingly unable, or more than likely, unwilling to find evidence of Saddams WMD stockpile.
According to Gaubitz timeline, he deployed as a civilian agent to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) first into Saudi Arabia and then Nasiriyah, Iraq (Tallil Air base) from January to July 2003. He had two primary missions: Counter-terrorism and locating WMD. In April through July 2003, he and five other federal agents identified four suspected WMD sites in southern Iraq. He made numerous attempts to ISG to get the sites exploited.
To date (5 May 2006) this has not happened. Since that time, he stayed in contact with U.S. Government personnel and Iraqis who had reported the original WMD sites.
In recent months, he contacted Representative Pete Hoekstra and has held meetings with Congressman Curt Weldon. At this point he notes the process became very political in that Weldon
did not want to inform any member of the DOD because he did not trust them. Congressman Hoekstra told him he shouldnt say that. The Congressmen told me they did not want to inform any member of the Democratic Party because if we get to the sites and they have been exploited by insurgents/terrorists during the last 3 years, it would be very embarrassing to them and President Bush. Congressmen Weldon stated if we go to Iraq and locate the WMD it would help with the upcoming elections.
Gaubitz also maintains that Sharon Behn of the Washington Times interviewed him several times via phone and emails about the WMD sites and obtaining background information about the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) losing all of the reports submitted by Gaubitz and the other Agents assigned to Tallil Air Base Nasiriyah, Iraq. Later, he was informed by Behn that she was not going to publish the article despite (in Gaubitz view) the facts having been corroborated. His belief is that the article had been squashed.
I have no further insight into Gaubitz meetings with the Congressmen, or his interviews with Sharon Behn. I can say his frustrations with the ISG are remarkably similar to my experiences with them in the summer of 2003. Amazingly, the case is still not closed on Saddams WMD. Only now, its possible that terrorists may have possession of WMD at the sites that we willingly chose not to exploit and secure.
Hat Tip: Dr. Mohamed Ibn Guadi
You noticed that huh? It looked intentional at the time and looks even treacherous in hindsight.
Is Dubya pulling the same stunt?
At the risk of earning the tin foil hat label.... these guys do all belong to the same club over at CFR and TLC do they not?
It's just disgusting when you open your eyes and look. Makes me want to go back to the beer and football as I can't stomach what goes on in DC these days..
Republican? My @ss
Thank you very much for your service. God bless you and God bless our troops.
Well said Phil. I really doubt that our politicians and those others in power see anything but the money. God help us.
Thank you for your translations of all the incriminating Hussein documents that truly show we were and ARE in the right!
You really want this to come out about a month before the elections to have maximum impact.
Thanks for the ping. WMDs will be found. Bump...
It would be a small matter to cross-check your translated document with Gaubatz' recollections.
I would like to contact him if someone knows his contact number or e-mail I would like to have it. I will do my own search as well on this issue.
Gaubatz' contact page
Excellent, thank you very much.
Glad to assist you in your laudable endeavors on our behalf.
Always the "voice of reason" from you Phil.
These stupid politicians are not only endangering the lives of hundreds of millions of people, but they're also endangering their own lives. Politicians are not immune to chemical or biological attacks.
The politicizing of the WMD issue drives me nuts. It shouldn't matter if you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Moderate, or apolitical. People need to know the truth about this stuff.
It's amazing how easily people bought into the "no WMD's" mantra so quickly. On "24," you have LA being attacked by WMD's every 18 months, but millions of people think Sodamn Insane couldn't have gotten access to WMD's?
A lot of people probably think the WMD is the Death Star or something. But you can kill millions of people with a vile full of some hazardous substance. Grrrr......
Consider this: If the Left and the driveby-media is so quick to assume that Bush Lied about the existence of WMDs in Iraq to start a war for political/financial gain, ASK THEM THIS QUESTION:
GIVEN YOUR PREMISE THAT THERE WERE NO WMD IN IRAQ, ISN'T ALSO POSSIBLE THAT FOR REASONS OF WHATEVER...THAT BUSH CONCEALED THE DISCOVERY OF WMD IN IRAQ??????????
Thus: Since Bush is a LIAR, isns't it POSSIBLE that the fact Bush Lies could also be a matter of National Security??????????????????????????
Sorry. I was screaming an epiphany that I suddenly had, but, it turns out I was just a mush headed idiot.