Skip to comments.2001 Iraqi Document: Saddam Approved the Re-Use of Nuclear Equipments (Important Translation).
Posted on 10/24/2006 12:55:08 PM PDT by jveritas
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Thank you for this.
I say let history worry about justifying the war; right now, our main task should be to win it.
I mean, how many people actually care why we're over there anymore? I don't, I doubt our soldiers do, and it seems to me that few Freepers do. The only people who do care are the RATS who need an excuse to pull another Vietnam 1975.
Sorry DUmmies, not this time!
Hmmm... Nothing on the major news media on this. Wonder why? /sarc
Maybe because the memos didn't specifically say they would be used to restart the nuclear weapons program, or even give a hint as to what they would be used for. A smoking gun would be great, but this isn't it.
Very interesting indeed. Thanks for all of your work, jveritas.
These Degussa furnaces were the focus of intensive investigation of the German firm who sold them to Iraq in the 1980s and the German firm admitted that they did not know that Iraq was going to use it for its nuclear program. The Degussa furnaces were not meant to bake cookies and for the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization to personally ask Saddam Hussein permission to use it and Saddam approval means a lot.
Right, the furnaces aren't used to bake cookies, they are used to melt metal. Someone from the "Military-Industrial Complex" needs a furnace to melt metal to manufacture artillery shells or whatever. He remembers these two big furnaces, so he writes a letter to the head of the Atomic Energy Commission asking if he can use them. The AEC guy checks with Saddam and responds, saying the military guy can use the furnaces.
I always try to think like "the opposition" when reading any of these letters, and these two can be viewed as completely innocent. One explanation of these letters is that since the furnaces were no longer able to be used for a nuclear weapons program due to UN sanctions, they were reallocated to the Iraqi military to assist in manufacturing conventional weapons. And that's probably why these letters won't show up in any MSM stories either. But they do add to a nice overall body of evidence.
Also the Degussa furnaces were not going to support a major industrial output like melting metals to manufacture hundred if not thousands of shells that Iraqi Army needs. In fact the Iraqis were manufacturing or importing these shells and not depending on any Degussa furnace to be part of the production effort.
How will the drive-by leftist media respond to the following: "Again this document carries a lot of importance since it proves without any doubt that Saddam was directly involved with his nuclear scientists to re-build their nuclear program."
What percentile of Saddam's WMD are in Syria right now?
Spring 2000 : (CIA DIRECTOR TENET REPORTS THAT BIN LADEN HAS BEEN TRAINING HIS OPERATIVES IN THE USE OF BIOLOGICAL & CHEMICAL TOXINS) George Tenet, director of the CIA reports to a panel of experts that Osama bin-Laden has been training his operatives in the use of chemical and biological toxins.-- via "Bio-Chemical Weapons & Saddam: A History, " Various Sources , 02-20-03 , by PsyOp
MAY 2000 : (IAEA FINDS IN JORDAN A MACHINE ORDERED BY IRAQ WHICH IS RELATED TO URANIUM ENRICHMENT ) The IAEA said that in May the agency found a filament-winding machine ordered by Iraq that had arrived in Jordan. The agency said the system was part of Baghdad's clandestine uranium enrichment program. The machine and its spare parts were destroyed, the agency said.. - Source : Middle East Newsline 10/18/00
MAY 3, 2000 Wednesday : (CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING : THREE UN OFFICIALS - HANS VON SPONECK, DENIS HALLIDAY & SCOTT RITTER CALL FOR THE LIFTING OF SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ - US REPRESENTATIVES DENNIS KUCINICH, JOHN CONYERS & CYNTHIA MCKINNEY ALSO CALL FOR THE LIFTING OF SANCTIONS) Washington, DC - Three former senior UN officials denounced and called for the lifting of economic sanctions against Iraq at a congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 3.
Former UN Humanitarian Coordinators in Iraq, Hans von Sponeck and Denis Halliday, and former weapons inspector Scott Ritter, called on the US government to abandon its policy economic sanctions against Iraq. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all three agreed that economic sanctions are the principle cause of the humanitarian disaster in Iraq, and dismissed claims that American policy is not to blame. US Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), John Conyers (D-MI) and Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) also called for the lifting of sanctions.
Former UN weapons inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter debunked what he called the myth of a threat from Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, which typically cited as a reason for maintaining sanctions. Calling himself "an unlikely ally in this matter," Ritter said that "a lot of the blame for this perception can be laid at my doorstep." But, Ritter said, the reality is that when you judge Iraqs current weapons of mass destruction capabilities today, they have none. ------- Former Senior UN Officials Denounce Iraq Sanctions at Congressional Briefing Press Release American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee May 4, 2000
2000 summer : (IRAQ STILL POSSESSES ANTHRAX & MUSTARD GAS AT THIS TIME; UN INSPECTORS ARE NOT PRESENT IN IRAQ; ALSO, IRAQ TRAINED DOZENS OF TERRORISTS INSIDE ITS BORDERS- See CNS Iraqi IIS Memos/Docs) Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com [before Oct 4, 2004], show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. ------- "Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties," by Scott Wheeler, CNSNews, October 4, 2004
JUNE 2000 : (FORMER IRAQI GENERAL RECEIVES VIDEOTAPE OF IRAQI SECURITY FORCES RAPING A FEMALE FAMILY MEMBER) A former Iraqi general reportedly received a videotape of security forces raping a female family member. He subsequently received a telephone call from an intelligence agent who stated that another female relative was being held and warned him to stop speaking out against the Iraqi Government.-- via "Bio-Chemical Weapons & Saddam: A History, " Various Sources , 02-20-03 , by PsyOp
JULY 6, 2000 : (THIS IS THE DATE ON A DOCUMENT - A LETTER- FROM IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE HOLY SEE / TO NIGER , WISSAM AL ZAHAWIE - CONCERNING A PROPOSED URANIUM TRANSACTION THAT WAS LATER FOUND) Italy had [long after the fact] handed over cables from al-Zahawie to the Niger government announcing the trip, and other documents had pointed to his [Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See, Wissam al Zahawie's] presence in Niger. But the inspectors [in January 2003] were particularly interested in a July 6, 2000, document bearing al-Zahawie's signature, concerning a proposed uranium transaction. The inspectors refused to show him the letter, he says, but al-Zahawie was sure he had never written it.
"If they had such a letter, it had to have been a forgery," he says [in 2003]. The tell-tale signs of the forgery were quite obvious, he stresses. [* How would he know if they refused to show it to him?] Diplomatic procedure typically called for official notes between Iraq and other governments to feature a government seal, but they are typically unsigned; correspondence between an ambassador and other dignitaries would be signed but would have no seal. The letter in question had both, the inspectors admitted. [* according to later interview of Zahawie, who may not have been telling the truth] "I realized the forgery when they asked this," al-Zahawie notes. "And when I left, I thought I had told them all there was to know. ----------"Saddam's Niger Point-man Speaks," By HASSAN FATTAH/LONDON, Time, Wednesday October 5, 2003, via hassanfattah.com , Copyright © 2003 Time Inc. All rights reserved., Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
AUGUST 2000 : (REPORTS THAT IRAQ IS FINANCING SCUD MISSILES IN SUDAN, WITH NORTH KOREAN HELP, FOR FUTURE USE BY IRAQ) " The U.S. intelligence community fears new reports may indicate Iraq is financing construction of a Scud missile assembly plant in Sudan, enlisting North Koreas help, ABCNEWS has learned. .. Sources say North Korean personnel would build and run the plant, with the assembled Scuds to be held in Sudan for Iraqs future use a prospect that worries U.S. officials. The intelligence community has two separate reports that indicate such a deal is in the works. If they prove true, it raises significant concerns that Saddam Hussein is back in business trying to make Scud missiles, although outside Iraq. .." - ABCNews 8/10/00 Barbara Starr
AUGUST 21, 2000 : (IRAQI GOVERNMENT PURCHASES 5 KG OF MUSTARD GAS, GAS MASKS, FILTERS & RUBBER GLOVES) The purchase order for the mustard gas includes gas masks, filters and rubber gloves. ... The documents [ - See CNSNewsIraqDocs]show that Iraqi intelligence received the mustard gas and anthrax from "Saddam's company," which Tefft said was probably a reference to Saddam General Establishment, "a complex of factories involved with, amongst other things, precision optics, missile, and artillery fabrication." ...The Jaber Ibn Hayan General Company is listed as the supplier of the safety equipment that accompanied the mustard gas order. Tefft described the company as "a 'turn-key' project built by Romania, designed to produce protective CW (conventional warfare) and BW (biological warfare) equipment (gas masks and protective clothing)." ------- "Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties," by Scott Wheeler, CNSNews, October 4, 2004
SEPTEMBER 6, 2000 : (IRAQI GOVERNMENT PURCHASES THREE VIALS OF 'MALIGNANT PUSTULE' aka ANTHRAX, ALSO STERILIZATION & DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT) But the documents [ - See CNSNewsIraqDocs]obtained by CNSNews.com [in 2004] shed new light on the controversy. They detail the Iraqi regime's purchase of five kilograms of mustard gas on Aug. 21, 2000 and three vials of malignant pustule, another term for anthrax, on Sept. 6, 2000. The purchase order for the mustard gas includes gas masks, filters and rubber gloves. The order for the anthrax includes sterilization and decontamination equipment. (See Saddam's Possession of Mustard Gas)
The documents show that Iraqi intelligence received the mustard gas and anthrax from "Saddam's company," which Tefft said was probably a reference to Saddam General Establishment, "a complex of factories involved with, amongst other things, precision optics, missile, and artillery fabrication."
"Sa'ad's general company" is listed on the Iraqi documents as the supplier of the sterilization and decontamination equipment that accompanied the anthrax vials. Tefft believes this is a reference to the Salah Al-Din State Establishment, also involved in missile construction. (See Saddam's Possession of Anthrax) ------- "Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties," by Scott Wheeler, CNSNews, October 4, 2004
SEPTEMBER 16, 2000 Saturday () NEW YORK (News Agencies) - The Clinton Administration notified Congress that it intends to grant $4 million to the Iraqi opposition, in hopes of toppling Saddam Hussein. U.S. plans to give $4 million to Iraqi opposition
An American official said that after a meeting between Madeleine Albright and Iraqi dissidents in New York on Thursday [Sept 14, 2000] that the U.S. will contribute to fund a newspaper, radio transmitters and other media operations.
An additional $268,000 was given to the Iraqi National Congress for administration. But none of the funding will be used for military action.
Foes of the Iraqi government asked Albright during the meeting to work on tightening international supervision over an Iraqi indirect account, which is used for oil revenue deposits coming from the Oil For Food program. This account, kept in Banque Nationale De Paris, contains $8 to $9 billion, and although Iraq doesn't have full control over the account, the government decides who gets contracts funded by the money.----- "Clinton Administration Grants $4 Million To Iraqi Opposition," News Agencies, Saturday, September 16, 2000
OCTOBER 2000 : (OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM SWAPS BANKS, YANKING BILLIONS FROM THE US ECONOMY) ...the trust account where the oil revenues were kept, at a French bank, at Iraq's insistence Billions were yanked from the US economy, I believe in October 2000, and sent to France at "Saddam's" insistence. I could never believe a bigger deal was never made over it.-----13 posted on 02/19/2004 7:24:51 PM PST by VA40
OCTOBER 18, 2000 : (REPORT THAT INSPECTORS HAD DESTROYED A DEVICE WHICH WAS FOUND IN MAY IN JORDAN; IT WAS DESTINED FOR IRAQ'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM ) International inspectors have found and destroyed a system ordered by Iraq for its secret nuclear weapons program. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report that despite the eviction of United Nations weapons inspectors in December 1998 the agency has managed to foil Iraqi plans to build nuclear weapons. The IAEA said that in May the agency found a filament-winding machine ordered by Iraq that had arrived in Jordan. The agency said the system was part of Baghdad's clandestine uranium enrichment program. The machine and its spare parts were destroyed, the agency said.. - Source : Middle East Newsline 10/18/00
OCTOBER 2000 : (USS COLE BOMBING) The U.S.S. Cole, a modern warship is crippled and nearly sunk by suicide bombers piloting a dinghy packed with explosives. 17 Sailors are killed and scores injured.-- via "Bio-Chemical Weapons & Saddam: A History, " Various Sources , 02-20-03 , by PsyOp
OCTOBER 27, 2000 : (JESSE HELMS & BENJAMIN GILMAN WRITE LETTER TO US SEC OF STATE MADELAINE ALBRIGHT CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF SANCTIONS ON IRAQ) WASHINGTON (October 27) U.S. Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (20th-NY), Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, sent the following letter today to Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright concerning sanctions against Iraq:
October 27, 2000
Dear Madam Secretary:
We suspect that you are extremely concerned, as we certainly are, about the increasing number of sanctions-violating flights into Iraq. Needless to say, it is not surprising that these flights have been initiated by Russia and France, both of which are permanent members of the Security Council.
Following the lead of Russia and France, other countries have likewise flown into Iraq. Among these countries are recipients of significant amounts of U.S. foreign aid. This, Madam Secretary, is outrageous.
Since August, Russia has permitted three direct commercial flights to Baghdad, requesting permission for only two of those flights from the U.N. Sanctions Committee. We understand that Russia does not view these flights as sanctions violations.
In your testimony last month before the Foreign Relations Committee, you emphasized that this is not the U.S. position; specifically, you made clear that the United States believes "that these flights need approval, and . . . I think that absent any new kind of consensus, the [Sanctions Committee] will continue . . . to operate under practices of the last 10 years, that these flights require approval, not just notification."
Sanctions are a vital tool in denying Saddam Hussein the funding and supplies necessary for him to pursue weapons of mass destruction. Vigilance is all the more urgent, given the absence of weapons inspectors in Iraq for nearly two years.
Being fully committed, as we are, to ensuring that this despot does not develop the weapons to threaten the United States, our allies, or our interests, we acknowledge that this will be increasingly difficult if Saddams neighbors (and our allies and aid recipients) continue to violate the sanctions intended to protect them.
Madam Secretary, two points:1) In your view, absent permission from the sanctions committee, do these flights constitute sanctions violations? AndPlease let us hear from you as to how Section 534 applies to the countries in violation of UN sanctions, and in particular to Russia and Egypt, two flagrant violators who receive billions in U.S. foreign aid.
(2) Under the terms of Section 534 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act of 2000, do you agree that no assistance should be provided to nations in violation of U.N. sanctions on Iraq?
We urgently need your response, Madam Secretary.
JESSE HELMS , BENJAMIN A. GILMAN
NOVEMBER 2000 : (DEGUSSA FURNACES RECEIVED BY PHYSICS DEPT...) See CMPC-2003-012331.pdf
DECEMBER 23, 2000 : (IRAQ : WMD : DEFECTOR SAYS IRAQ RESTARTED ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM TWO YEARS AGO, IN AUGUST 1998) "... SADDAM HUSSEIN has ordered his scientists to resume work on a programme aimed at making a nuclear bomb, a defector warned yesterday. The Iraqi dictator, whose efforts to make atomic weapons were thwarted by United Nations inspectors after the Gulf war in 1991, revived the plans two years ago, the defector said. Scientists who had previously worked on the weapons programme were made to return to their duties in August 1998, four months before Saddam expelled the inspectors.... According to Salman Yassin Zweir, a design engineer who was employed by the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission for 13 years, the instruction came in a document marked "top secret" which identified a research centre on Al-Jadriya Street, Baghdad, as the headqarters of the new operation. .....Zweir was arrested and tortured after refusing to go back to the programme. He escaped to Jordan, where he spoke for the first time last week after being reunited with his wife, who was also tortured, and their two sons, aged seven and six...." - Source : Times of London 12/23/00
Liberals and their media will never take these documents in consideration because it shines a light on the lies that they have been spewing for the last three years regarding Iraq WMD. In regards to Saddam WMD moved to Syria, there is a big potential that it may have occurred.
Thank you for this extensive and very informative research. It gives me better background information when reading the Iraqi documents.
Just amazing and what a major find. Thank you for this look into the real goings on in Iraq. Of course I don't expect the MSM to talk about this.
Wish there was some way to repost your reply so more people would see it. It may now be buried in postings from three days ago and never to seen by others.
Mulling it over I think I'm going to try to run the two original articles and your thoughts through Townhall.com and will give you credit for your analysis.
Thank you for reading and the compliment.
Similarly, the Administration was hammered for not "connecting the dots" prior to 9/11.
If you connect all Saddam's dots, a dangerous picture emerges.
He wrote this little publicized book this year and has had trouble getting the word out (the leftists who accuse the President of lying about Iraq do not seem to want the truth out for some reason)
NEW YORK TIMES PLANS EXCLUSIVE STORY ON IRAQ AND RESEARCH OF NUKE BOMB... NEWSROOM SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'IT WILL LEAD THE PAPER ON FRIDAY... IT SHOULD IGNITE NEWS CYCLES'... DEVELOPING...
WOW!!! Thank you, we shall see what is in the New York Times article.
Good job, jazusamo! Somehow I lost my list! LOL
I'm right behind ya, syriacus, with a bookmark!