Skip to comments.Document: Associated Press (AP) Employee Spies For Saddam Intelligence Service. (Translation)
Posted on 09/09/2006 12:54:49 PM PDT by jveritas
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Thank you for all your hard work in getting out the truth.
Just what I was going to point out.
AP, Flatout Busted.
Thanks again, man!
True enough. The Times likes to think it's at the intellectual cutting edge into new and advanced insanities. It has a point. But AP is in our face 24 hours a day on a much broader scale. I think it does far more damage.
The same is true for conservatives at large. We had practically no voice, and no recourse for it, until we set up alternative media. We had one little magazine, National Review, and one little publishing house, Regnery. They both did well but the deck was horribly stacked. Rush Limbaugh gets credit for breaking the liberal monopoly. He was Hannibal crossing the Alps. Since that time we have come far with talk radio, cable and Internet outlets.
One of the most effective counter-media, counter-treason, activist voices is right here -- Free Republic. This time let Dan Rather do the despairing. This time let AP know a Freeper caught them in the act. Let's roll.
Big find j...congrats. Why am I not surprised that AP helped Saddam...
Thanks for the alert SB.
"Saddam had spy in Associated Press" -- Let's see how Bill Clinton lawyers try to censor that one! :-)
Do you happen to have the document still? Or anyone else for that matter? The link is broken, and I'd like to take a look at it in untranslated form. Also, any word on who this is yet? Is it a local staffer? It says that it is someone who works for the American AP...is it an American? If so, arrest them!
The impeachment may or may not occur. First they have to take control of the House.
Just remember that there are probably many elected representatives in the House on the payroll of the terrorists or their sympathizers. They may be in hot water themselves, whether we know about it or not.
That about says it all right there, doesn't it?
1 June 2000
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the Security Council the first quarterly report of the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), which is submitted in accordance with paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999) of 17 December 1999 (see annex).
As reflected in the body of the report, UNMOVIC has made a good start under the leadership of its very capable and experienced new Executive Chairman, Dr. Hans Blix. In order for UNMOVIC to become operational, it is essential for Iraq to start cooperating with the Commission.
First quarterly report of the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission under paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999)
1. The present report, which is submitted in accordance with paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999), covers the activities of the United Nations Monitoring, Inspection and Verification Commission (UNMOVIC) in the period from 1 March to 31 May 2000.
2. The Secretary-General, by a letter dated 26 January 2000 (S/2000/60), recommended to the Security Council that Dr. Hans Blix of Sweden be appointed Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC. The President of the Security Council responded on 27 January (S/2000/61) that the members of the Security Council approved his appointment. The Secretary-General informed the President of the Security Council that he had appointed Dr. Blix effective 1 March 2000 (S/2000/90). He also informed the President that he had begun consultations on the appointment of Commissioners for UNMOVIC as called for in paragraph 5 of resolution 1284 (1999).
3. On 6 March 2000, the Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala, acting on behalf of the Secretary-General, wrote to members of the Security Council to consult on the list of Commissioners proposed by the Secretary-General, following the latters consultation with the Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
4. On 10 March 2000, the Secretary-General wrote to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/207) announcing that he had appointed the following persons as Commissioners for UNMOVIC:
Adigun Ade Abiodun (Nigeria)
Reinhard Böhm (Germany)
Ronald Cleminson (Canada)
Cong Guang (China)
Thérèse Delpech (France)
Robert Einhorn (United States of America)
Yuriy V. Fedotov (Russian Federation)
Kostyantyn Gryshchenko (Ukraine)
Gunterio G. Heineken (Argentina)
Hannelore Hoppe (United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs)
Takanori Kazuhara (Japan)
Roque Monteleone-Neto (Brazil)
Annaswamy Narayana Prasad (India)
Marjatta Rautio (Finland)
Paul Schulte (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Cheikh Sylla (Senegal)
5. The Secretary-General also indicated that Dr. Blix, in his capacity as Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC, would chair meetings of the UNMOVIC College of Commissioners.
6. In paragraph 6 of resolution 1284 (1999) the Security Council requested the Executive Chairman, within 45 days of his appointment, to submit to the Council, in consultation with and through the Secretary-General, for its approval an organizational plan for UNMOVIC. The plan was transmitted to the Council by the Secretary-General on 6 April 2000 (S/2000/292 and Corr.1).
7. The members of the Security Council met in informal session on 13 April 2000 to discuss the plan. Later that day, the President of the Security Council wrote to the Secretary-General (S/2000/311) informing him that the members of the Council had discussed and, on that basis, approved the organizational plan for UNMOVIC as being in keeping with paragraph 6 of resolution 1284 (1999).
College of Commissioners
8. In accordance with the organizational plan, which provided that Commissioners be kept informed of the work of UNMOVIC, the Executive Chairman has sent three letters (14 March, 19 April, 12 May) to the Commissioners. The first letter outlined some initial thinking of the Chairman as to the requirements for UNMOVIC and its organization. The latter two concerned preparations for the first meeting of the Commission.
9. The Executive Chairman called the first meeting of the Commissioners on 23 and 24 May 2000. In addition to the members of the College, the Chairman also invited the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to designate representatives to attend the meeting of the Commissioners as observers. Jacques Baute, Team Leader of the IAEA-Iraq Action Team and Ruth Mohlenkamp, Head of the Policy and Review Branch, Verification Division, OPCW, attended the meeting.
10. On the basis of briefings by the Executive Chairman and other personnel on the activities of the last three months, the College of Commissioners discussed, commented on and made suggestions on the question of possible operational procedures for UNMOVIC, the recruitment and training of personnel and the Joint Unit for Export/Import Monitoring, including the revision of the lists to which the mechanism applies. Briefings were also offered by the IAEA observer on the activities of the Agency under Security Council resolution 1284 (1999). A briefing was given as well by one of the members of the College of Commissioners on the role of overhead imagery. The Commissioners also examined informal guidelines which will be followed in the work of the College.
11. In accordance with paragraph 5 of resolution 1284 (1999), the UNMOVIC College of Commissioners was consulted on the contents of the present report. The College set 23 and 24 August 2000 as the dates for its next meeting.
Recruitment of personnel
12. In anticipation of the approval of the organizational plan of UNMOVIC, the Executive Chairman had written a letter on 13 March 2000 to all Member States and the Permanent Observer of Switzerland seeking assistance in identifying potentially interested candidates in the specialties of relevance to UNMOVIC. The response has been encouraging. In addition many individuals also offered their candidacies for consideration.
13. The Executive Chairman is currently engaged in interviewing potential staff members for UNMOVIC. At this stage, as noted in paragraph 8 of the organizational plan, the Executive Chairman intends to adopt a step-wise approach to recruitment, with the initial emphasis on the core staff needed in New York.
14. Appointments have recently been offered to a number of candidates for senior positions and further offers for core staff will be made in the following months.
15. In the organizational plan (S/2000/292 and Corr.1), approved by the Security Council on 13 April, the Executive Chairman mentioned that discussions were under way for the establishment of a field office in Bahrain for the use of UNMOVIC and IAEA. Those discussions have continued and a draft agreement on behalf of the United Nations and IAEA has been presented to the Government of Bahrain for a field office in Al-Muharraq, for an initial six-month period.
16. At UNMOVIC headquarters in New York, the limited office space available remains a problem and, if continued, will adversely affect the working environment and proper implementation of the tasks of the Commission. This issue has been raised with the Secretary-General and has resulted in the offer of limited office space in the DC-2 building of the United Nations Secretariat. It is planned to station the Commissions Joint Export/Import Unit in this new office space. However, these premises will not be sufficient by far to accommodate the full complement of UNMOVIC staff envisaged.
17. Pursuant to Security Council resolution 1051 (1996) of 27 March 1996, the Export/Import Joint Unit continues to receive notifications from States and international organizations of exports to Iraq of dual-use goods subject to the provisions of that resolution. Despite its obligations under that resolution, the Government of Iraq has not provided UNMOVIC with any notifications during the period under review. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 8 of resolution 1284 (1999), the Commission and IAEA have reconstituted the Joint Unit at the headquarters of the Commission in New York and continued the revision and updating of the lists of items to which the export/import monitoring mechanism applies.
18. In resolution 1284 (1999) the Security Council requested the Executive Chairman to arrange for the provision of high-quality technical and cultural training for UNMOVIC personnel. Accordingly a training programme has been drawn up to ensure that enough personnel are trained to establish, as soon as possible, a sufficient pool of experts to be available for work related to inspection and monitoring in Iraq on behalf of the United Nations.
19. Under the curriculum circulated to the members of the College of Commissioners, UNMOVIC training is to include historical, legal, administrative and political issues related to weapons inspections and monitoring activities in Iraq, as well as the historical and cultural background of Iraq. Lessons from past inspection and monitoring activities are included. This planned training course will also cover general operational health and safety. Additionally, there will be discipline-specific (ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons and export/import) training. The first UNMOVIC training course has been planned to run for some four weeks, starting in July 2000.
AP Responds to Captured Iraqi Intelligence Document (AP employee spied for Saddam)
americanthinker.com http://americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5845 ^ | September 12 2006 | The American Thinker
Posted on 09/12/2006 10:01:26 AM PDT by jveritas
AP Responds to Captured Iraqi Intelligence Document September 12th, 2006
We received an email from a Mr. Jack Stokes with an Associated Press email address, containing a statement from Ms. Linda Wagner, Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs, Associated Press. The subject line of the email from Mr. Stokes is:
AP Statement/Blog Spy Accusations/American Thinker so one must assume the statement is responding to our weekend item referring to the captured document containing the phrase, We were informed from one of our sources (the degree of trust in him is good) who works in the American Associated Press Agency .
However, Ms. Wagners statement does not refer to The American Thinker or any other site by name, lumping all together under the label blogs. Following our publication of the documents phraseology, other sites, most of them blogs, did comment.
In the interest of fairness, we reproduce Ms. Wagners statement here:
To: All interested parties From: Linda Wagner, Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs, Associated Press, email@example.com All the information in a handwritten Arabic document from Iraq that some blogs claim to be evidence that an AP employee worked for Saddam Hussein was actually published and distributed worldwide as a wire story by Associated Press two weeks prior to the date on the document.
Since the information in this AP story was distributed worldwide, it would be absurd to consider its substance as espionage. Speculation by the blogs rests entirely on use of the term one of our sources in the Iraqi document. However, an AP employee who provides a government official in any nation with a copy of a published AP story is providing public information, not espionage services.
Additional background: A number of blogs have posted items with speculative headlines such as: Did The AP Have A Spy For Saddam? and Husseins AP Spy? and The AP Gave Saddam Information. The source for these speculative headlines is a document that has been posted by the U.S. Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center as one in a collection of unclassified documents from Iraq, captured by the U.S. military. The documents description on this government site is Correspondence and Handwritten Intelligence Reports Issued by Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) regarding UNMOVIC training on inspection of Iraqi weapons. The document, dated July 25, 2000, is handwritten in Arabic, and is posted on the U.S. site at: http://22.214.171.124/Released/07-25-06/ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf This U.S. military site is an unsecured public web site that can be found at: http://126.96.36.199/. According to a prominent disclaimer on the sites home page:
At the request of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the US Army Foreign Military Studies Office has created this portal to provide the general public with access to unclassified documents and media captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The US Government has made no determination regarding the authenticity of the documents, validity or factual accuracy of the information contained therein, or the quality of any translations, when available. The ODNI press release and public affairs contact information is available at http://www.odni.gov/
APs own translation of the Arabic in the document indicates that all the points of information in it come from the AP wire story below, which was distributed worldwide on July 12, 2000. The sources for nearly all the information in the AP story were U.N. officials, except for one sentence about the reaction of Iraqi officials to a potential U.N. inspection. In the Iraqi document, an introductory sentence written in Arabic and translated by AP, states:
We have learned from one of our sources (in whom the degree of trust is good) who works for the American news agency Associated Press that the agency transmitted the following through the computer system in its branches in the countries of the world:
Read more at the americanthinker.com http://americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5845
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