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Iraqi Documents: Our Friends, The Russians
Captain's Quarters ^ | 7-07-06 | Captain

Posted on 07/07/2006 12:04:41 PM PDT by ikez78

One of the reasons that the DoD may have sat on the captured IIS files without translating or releasing them, some speculate, was that the contents may embarrass some of our allies in the overall war on terror. One document released yesterday seems to support that analysis. According to document CMPC-2003-000878, the Russians gave more active support to Saddam prior to the March 2003 invasion than previously known -- and they used Syria as a conduit for their materiel:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushlied; captainsquarters; iraq; iraqdocs; iraqiwmds; war

1 posted on 07/07/2006 12:04:43 PM PDT by ikez78
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To: ash-housewares; Peach; jveritas; jwalsh07; ladyinred; EQAndyBuzz; Marine_Uncle; ...

Ping


2 posted on 07/07/2006 12:05:02 PM PDT by ikez78 (http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/)
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To: ikez78

Bttt


3 posted on 07/07/2006 12:06:43 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: ikez78

I am shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you! ;)


4 posted on 07/07/2006 12:09:28 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan

I'm shocked France has been implicated this much.


5 posted on 07/07/2006 12:11:15 PM PDT by Third Order
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To: Third Order
I'm shocked France has been implicated this much.

Wait, there's more than one shoe.

6 posted on 07/07/2006 12:14:48 PM PDT by b4its2late (Schumer is such an ass......)
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To: ikez78

Russia's just pissed that with the fall of the Iron Curtain all their "hot chicks" were exported here.


7 posted on 07/07/2006 12:15:25 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: b4its2late

USA, Japan, UK and India vs Russia, China and France. This will be a heavyweight fight.


8 posted on 07/07/2006 12:19:09 PM PDT by Cognoscenti247
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Not just hot Russian chicks but those Hot Czech babes too.


9 posted on 07/07/2006 12:26:32 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: ikez78

Ah yes, Russia. The bull in the international china shop. What's new?


10 posted on 07/07/2006 12:27:15 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Seruzawa


Yep, lots of hot Eastern European girls have left that region...cuz they can.

I am sure there's a study out there advocating a correlation of hot, attractive, free, gals to instability and angst (or lack thereof) within a specific region.


11 posted on 07/07/2006 12:32:19 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: ikez78

The words "friends" and "Russia" are pretty much exclusive things based on American history.

It really won't change anytime soon either.

But like many others are saying........send over more hot chicks!


12 posted on 07/07/2006 12:35:12 PM PDT by Dazedcat ((Please God, make it stop))
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To: Dazedcat


Exactly!


13 posted on 07/07/2006 12:42:49 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: in hoc signo vinces

I am continually amazed at how quickly FReeper men can turn a thread about a serious political topic into a discussion of "hot chicks." ;-)


14 posted on 07/07/2006 12:56:53 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Cognoscenti247

You really think in the end, France will side with China and Russia?


15 posted on 07/07/2006 1:05:25 PM PDT by groovejedi
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I am continually amazed at how quickly FReeper men can turn a thread about a serious political topic into a discussion of "hot chicks." ;-)

You think hot chicks aren't a serious topic? ;-)

16 posted on 07/07/2006 1:08:37 PM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn’t about birds. It was about power.)
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To: groovejedi
You really think in the end, France will side with China and Russia?

I was going to make a joke about France and surrender, but I forgot and moved on. But if your question is serious, the Wolcker Report revealed the French Government had an alliance with Saddam in Iraq and I think that France would continue to support any regime to the detriment of the US. In that case, it seems to me France has sided with the interests of China and Russia over the USA's interests. IMHO
17 posted on 07/07/2006 1:24:45 PM PDT by Cognoscenti247
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To: groovejedi

France... fight?! LMFAO!!!


18 posted on 07/07/2006 1:31:49 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: ikez78

Wow, some guy's blog, what a reliable source.


19 posted on 07/07/2006 1:37:19 PM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I think it's tied into "refrigerator blindness,", but I'm not entirely sure.

There has to be a link somewhere.

20 posted on 07/07/2006 1:43:12 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Decombobulator

We have room for russian sympathizers here - but the article is quoting verbatim from the translated document.

Your buddies need to cover their tracks better. Why the worry? That folks will catch on that Russia's is a self-interested double-talking government? Big woop.


21 posted on 07/07/2006 1:56:25 PM PDT by hoyaloya
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To: ikez78
Our dear friends in Russia, France and Germany were providing Saddam with weapons and assistance forbidden by the embargo that they signed.

To Hell with all three of them.

22 posted on 07/07/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT by CWOJackson (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: groovejedi
You really think in the end, France will side with China and Russia?

Apparently Soccer Rules in the rest of the World. If France wins the cup, they will do whatever it takes to keep their star players. Perhaps in the end that will cause them to capitulate to the religion of their star Islamic Algerian players. We Americans simply do not understand the International mindset :>

23 posted on 07/07/2006 2:16:41 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Dazedcat
The words "friends" and "Russia" are pretty much exclusive things based on American history.

We did consider them allies in WWII. Mainly because the Nazi's appeared much worse at the time. The problem now is Russia is losing 700,000 people every year (death and emigration). Near the end the Chekists could start getting as desperate as North Korea.

24 posted on 07/07/2006 2:21:00 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At the core, isn't it all about hot chicks?


25 posted on 07/07/2006 2:27:40 PM PDT by gogeo (The /sarc tag is a form of training wheels for those unable to discern intellectual subtlety.)
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To: gogeo


Exactamundo...basically the alpha and omega of existence in a nutshell, and even Stephen Hawking would agree.

When you think of the best things about Russia, name the top five things that come to mind...and bingo, you get hot chicks for 1-4 with Vodka being number 5.


26 posted on 07/07/2006 4:14:36 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It's a standard Friday thread hijacking...women, the key to all existence. :-)


27 posted on 07/07/2006 4:17:42 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: ikez78

I think this is good analysis, but have to say that at this point, I'm not sure what the benefit is of trying to remain friendly to Russia and not embarrass them. They certainly aren't supporting us with the North Korea issue and I hope a little "friendly" blackmail is going on and if they refuse to support us in that matter, all other bets are off the table.


28 posted on 07/07/2006 4:37:41 PM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: ikez78
A lot of this is rehash we had waded through a few months back when Joseph start posting the translations, such as the one on the Russian agents being in the capital as those glories Abram tanks rolled in, the partial US war plans for the invasion, where they Russians lead them to believe that a main thrust would come in from Jordan border, etc..
Bottom line as most of FR now understand, the Iraqi and Russians had a tight military/diplomatic relationship for a long time. It would be ludicrouse to think they where not going to help the butcher prior to the invasion.
Some fifty four Russians transports flying out of Saddam International and many bases just prior to the invasion, and all the truck convoys into Syria just will not go away.
And screw the frigen Russians. They have not been our friends since 1917. I dare have someone prove otherwise. Uncle Joe thought FDR was simply a usefull idiot.
29 posted on 07/07/2006 7:56:09 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: ikez78

Thanks for the ping. BTTT


30 posted on 07/07/2006 9:31:33 PM PDT by PGalt
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