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Video- FReeper Interview Joseph Shahda translator of captured Iraqi documents: Part 1 and part 2
Townhall ^ | 8/17/08 | Chris Donohoe

Posted on 08/17/2008 9:52:21 AM PDT by april15Bendovr

"This is an interview conducted by freeper Chris Donohoe (April15bendovr) with freeper Joseph Shahda (jveritas) about Saddam regime WMD programs and their relations to terrorism based on his translations of some captured Saddam regime documents. Also he talks about some Al Qaeda-captured documents.

On the WMD issue, Joseph Shahda reveals that the documents clearly indicate that the Saddam regime opted to build the precursors required to make chemical weapons rather than the final chemical weapons product. They did this for two reasons. First because these precursors are dual-use materials and Saddam could always claim that they are used for civilian industries and not chemical weapons. Second the precursors have much longer shelf than the final product and when required it would only take the Saddam regime a few weeks and in some cases few days to assemble final chemical weapons products.

On the terrorism issue the documents prove that Saddam had much more relation with terrorism than previously thought. For example, some documents show that the Saddam regime had trained foreign terrorists from 1999-2003 and at the beginning of the war Saddam ordered his generals to treat the foreign terrorists as if they were special forces in the Iraqi army and to give them the same wages and benefits.

Also in the video Joseph Shahda talks about an authentic Al Qaeda document written by a top Al Qaeda leader called “Saif Al Adel,” which proves once and for all that Al Qaeda terrorists led by Zarqawi came to Iraq before the war and established terrorist cells not only in Northern Iraq but also in the Sunni areas in central Iraq that are totally controlled by Saddam. This clearly indicates that although we do not have proof of an operational relationship between the Saddam regime and Al Qaeda, it is an absolute fact that Saddam's regime turned a blind eye on the Al Qaeda presence in Iraq, operating under the old saying “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”


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1 posted on 08/17/2008 9:52:22 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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Part 1 Joseph Shahda Iraqi documents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBQ7zRby2SU

Part 2 Joseph Shahada Iraqi Documents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9itSoqnf1V4


2 posted on 08/17/2008 9:53:05 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: april15Bendovr
"Al Qaeda terrorists led by Zarqawi came to Iraq before the war and established terrorist cells not only in Northern Iraq but also in the Sunni areas in central Iraq that are totally controlled by Saddam."

Bump!

3 posted on 08/17/2008 9:55:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: april15Bendovr; jveritas

april15bendovr & jveritas BUMP


4 posted on 08/17/2008 9:58:53 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ikez78; 4woodenboats; Milligan; jveritas; sono; Southack; ilgipper; Lowcountry; navyguy; ...

Ping


5 posted on 08/17/2008 9:59:04 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: april15Bendovr
Chris

It was great meeting with you and conducting this interview. Thank you very much for spreading the truth.

6 posted on 08/17/2008 9:59:56 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

Likewise Joseph


7 posted on 08/17/2008 10:01:23 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: april15Bendovr; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks april15Bendovr.


8 posted on 08/17/2008 10:05:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: april15Bendovr
Chris

Thank you very much for this great compliment that you gave in the caption of the video but I would never consider myself a hero. The real heroes are our brave troops who are fighting for our freedom and our way of life.

I am just a translator and I only did my little duty during this time of war to reveal the the truth about Saddam terrorist regime and its WMD programs.

Again, thank you very much :)

9 posted on 08/17/2008 10:05:53 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: april15Bendovr; jveritas
OUTSTANDING!!!
10 posted on 08/17/2008 10:08:33 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - CTHULHU/NYARLATHOTEP'08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: april15Bendovr

Nice work.


11 posted on 08/17/2008 10:09:37 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: jveritas; april15Bendovr

I’m going to check this out as soon as I get back from church. Thanks for putting this together!


12 posted on 08/17/2008 10:12:35 AM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: april15Bendovr

Threads of translated docs are also on jveritas’s freeper page:

http://www.freerepublic.com/~jveritas/


13 posted on 08/17/2008 10:17:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: april15Bendovr; jveritas

Excellent!

Thank you both.


14 posted on 08/17/2008 10:17:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jveritas

Your truth gives the support the troops need. It helps them to know that the cheerleaders for failure in Iraq cant win when the truth comes out.


15 posted on 08/17/2008 10:21:52 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: Calpernia

Thank you for posting the link


16 posted on 08/17/2008 10:22:38 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: april15Bendovr; jveritas

Excellent work guys!


17 posted on 08/17/2008 10:23:25 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado; jazusamo; All

Thank you very much.


18 posted on 08/17/2008 10:29:25 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas; april15Bendovr
Very nice work. Thank you.

This would be my question:
The Pentagon’s statement after they closed down site stated that some of the Iraqi documents were used for counter intelligence. Meaning some of the documents are intently fake documents in order to throw us off. Due to some of them being faults documents the MSN has thrown out all of the documents as a source of information.

How would you respond to MSN reaction to these documents?

19 posted on 08/17/2008 10:39:20 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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You know, I don’t think someone in Iraq would have been able to slip in some fake documents during to situation they were in to through off our intel do to the fact that we were bombing them.

Doesn’t that mean that it was someone on our inside that planted fake documents?


20 posted on 08/17/2008 10:46:04 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia
Some of the documents were transactions from one site to another over many years.
The counter intelligence they are talking about would be communications transactions in order for us to intentionally pick up the communication and throw us off. Those faults documents could still be in with the real information in order to counter our intel.

My question is how can MSN throw out all this very important information over a few documents that could be fake?

Now looking in hind site we should fairly easily figure out which are the fake documents and what are not.

21 posted on 08/17/2008 10:57:31 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
I doubt very much that Saddam regime intentionally planned fake documents so they can throw us off. I am not aware that the Pentagon released such a statement.
22 posted on 08/17/2008 10:58:59 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas
”Intelligence officials had serious concerns about turning loose an army of amateurs on a warehouse full of raw documents that include hearsay, disinformation and forgery. Mr. Negroponte's office attached a disclaimer to the documents, only a few of which have been translated into English, saying the government did not vouch for their authenticity.” - NYT

this statement is the Main Stream News argument why they will not get this information out. I think it is important for us to address.

23 posted on 08/17/2008 11:18:44 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
They are wrong. The documents that I translated regarding Saddam regime WMD programs and his relation to terrorism are absolutely authentic and are not meant to be used for deception by Saddam regime. I am absolutely sure of that and I challenge any expert to prove that they are fake or meant for deception by Saddam regime.

Negropante was the major cause in shutting down the documents website. He was against publishing it from the beginning but he was forced to do so by President Bush. The reason for the document website shut down was because the IAEA complained that an Iraqi document containing sensitive information about Saddam nuclear program was published so Negropante took this complaint as an excuse to shut down the documents website. It was a huge mistake.

24 posted on 08/17/2008 11:35:19 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

Thank you. that is the answer i was looking for.


25 posted on 08/17/2008 11:51:59 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: jveritas
Thanks for you help at a time when we are critically short of translators. For every brave soldier carrying a rifle in the field, there are hundreds of others providing critical logistical support. We each bring our best to support the effort.
26 posted on 08/17/2008 12:21:45 PM PDT by Myrddin
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Ping!


27 posted on 08/17/2008 12:32:55 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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Outstanding work guys. Keep safe j.


28 posted on 08/17/2008 1:42:31 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
I would doubt that West Points Combating Terrorism Center would risk their reputation either.
29 posted on 08/17/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: Eagles6
Thank you Eagle6, I will be safe.
30 posted on 08/17/2008 2:18:06 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Calpernia

Doesn’t that mean that it was someone on our inside that planted fake documents?<<<

I would say yes.

Any liberal would do so, can’t have President Bush proved to be right.

My thanks to JVeritas for bringing them to life.


31 posted on 08/17/2008 2:25:01 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: elhombrelibre

ping


32 posted on 08/17/2008 2:52:29 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: freema

outstanding!!!


33 posted on 08/17/2008 2:58:30 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: jveritas
I remember the documents being yanked, and grateful that you were able to secure many of them before hand, but I don't think I ever knew who was directly responsible for shelving them.

These videos are a wonderful surprise, Thank You.

I hope there will be more as you meticulously disassemble the cloak of secrecy and deception foisted upon us by those who will sacrifice our national security for vanity and power.

Be safe, FRiend

34 posted on 08/17/2008 4:10:52 PM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: 4woodenboats

Thank you very much. I have saved over 1700 Iraqi documents before the unfortunate shut down of the documents website.


35 posted on 08/17/2008 5:44:44 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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Thank you both for this interview and links to it.


36 posted on 08/17/2008 7:28:40 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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It is really strange that Negropante would have been so instrumental in having the database taken off line to the public. The article concerning the bomb making plans was no reason to halt access. If anything the Bush Administration should have told the NYSlimes to go stuff it. They complained it was a breach of national security which is pure bull shit, and the administration caved in. I think about this quite a bit. Same as shutting down the Able Danger Project.
Something is not right in Washington. I continue to smell dead rats floating around some putrid creek.
37 posted on 08/17/2008 7:30:08 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
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To: mjaneangels@aolcom

You are welcome.


38 posted on 08/17/2008 7:35:21 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Agree 100%. The shut down of the website came few days before the 2006 Congressional elections so the supporters of the documents project in the administration probably did not want to make a big deal about it at that point.
39 posted on 08/17/2008 7:37:44 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

The documents that I translated regarding Saddam regime WMD programs and his relation to terrorism are absolutely authentic

Special thanks from the free and the hope to be free world too.


40 posted on 08/17/2008 7:43:17 PM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: Son House

Thank you very much.


41 posted on 08/17/2008 7:54:23 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: april15Bendovr; jveritas
Thank you both for the well prepared video. Hopefully over time as more people are pointed to the two video parts they will see more clearly that the L/MSM put up smoke screens to discredit this administration's original understanding provided by our Intel Agencies.
Saddam had to be taken out.
42 posted on 08/17/2008 8:04:46 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
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To: freema

I had viewed them earlier on. Thanks.


43 posted on 08/17/2008 8:49:53 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Thank you.

Its like Joseph stated at the end of part two when asked about the 911 Commission, Senate Select Intelligence Committee and Iraq Study group he stated “They were politically motivated.”

44 posted on 08/17/2008 9:42:31 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: Spunky

ping to later viewing


45 posted on 08/17/2008 10:33:22 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; P-Marlowe; jude24; enat; ears_to_hear; Gamecock; SandRat; RedRover; Lancey Howard; ..

Anyone following this since the war, knows that Saddam had a “just in time” recipe for WMDs, and that he kept the ingredients to his recipe on the shelf. They also know that he had ties with all international, islamic terrorist groups, and that his ties to Zarqawi at Salmon Pak were well known.

The problem with WMDs never was that the US feared a unilateral attack by Iraq against the US with WMDs. What they feared was small quatities of WMD in the hands of terrorists used to kill large numbers of Americans.

Bush did not lie.


46 posted on 08/18/2008 6:10:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins; RedRover; Lancey Howard; jazusamo; Marine_Uncle; jveritas
The problem with WMDs never was that the US feared a unilateral attack by Iraq against the US with WMDs. What they feared was small quatities of WMD in the hands of terrorists used to kill large numbers of Americans.

Agree; the problem was -- and still is -- that President Bush and his team did not get that out to the People effectively, and did not counteract the unwarranted attacks against those who were trying to make that case. I'm really disgusted with their "Compassionate Conservatism"; that's just a form of acquiescence to the 'Slaver Elites' and their minions in the Democrat party; and if you don't think those socialists don't plan on us being their slaves then you're not paying attention.

Thank, jveritas, for the knowledge and info you've brought out.

Damn keyboard -- I stupidly spilled Coke on it, so I'll have to get a new one. It now makes more mistakes than I do !!

47 posted on 08/18/2008 7:07:52 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: xzins; jveritas; All

We have inside information that John Negroponte was the problem.

He turned his back on President Bush and Dick Cheney when they wanted to go more public with many of these documents.

Joseph take a look at this

President Discusses Global War on Terror

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/20060905-4.html

In the five years since our nation was attacked, we’ve also learned a great deal about the enemy we face in this war. We’ve learned about them through videos and audio recordings, and letters and statements they’ve posted on websites. We’ve learned about them from captured enemy documents that the terrorists have never meant for us to see. Together, these documents and statements have given us clear insight into the mind of our enemies — their ideology, their ambitions, and their strategy to defeat us.


48 posted on 08/18/2008 7:12:52 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: brityank

Just slurp it up....a straw works best. :>)

I agree with you. The Bush Whitehouse was horrid at defending itself in anything — and there wasn’t much improvement when Tony Snow came aboard, so you can only conclude that the rope-a-dope was the plan.

I’ll never understand refusing to defend the WMD and terrorist-in-Iraq issues. If that was the plan, then they were just braind dead.


49 posted on 08/18/2008 7:15:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins; jveritas

Its not that they were horrible. It was more like they were restrained.


50 posted on 08/18/2008 7:21:03 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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