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CIA's secret Iraq weapon revealed: a Saddam gay sex tape
The Guardian ^ | MAY 26, 2010 | Paul Harris

Posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT by RobinMasters

In their time, America's secret agencies have tried some outlandish schemes to attack their country's enemies, including, most famously, an attempt to do away with Cuba's Fidel Castro by using an exploding cigar.

But in a scenario more the preserve of careless Hollywood starlets such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the CIA appears to have plotted to undermine Saddam Hussein with a gay sex tape.

According to the Washington Post's security blog, some of America's spooks believed that shooting a fake video of Saddam cavorting with a teenage boy might destabilise his regime in the runup to the US-led invasion in 2003. "It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera. Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session," the Washington Post quoted one former CIA official as saying.

Nor was the Saddam sex tape the only idea floating around the more bizarre corners of the CIA's Iraq Operations Group. Other ploys involved interrupting Iraqi television with a false newsflash that would announce Saddam was handing over power to his hated and feared son Uday. The presumed idea was to shock the Iraqi people into rising up against their leaders and thus make the invasion a lot easier.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; espionage; iraq; saddam

1 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping


2 posted on 05/27/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

South Park scooped the CIA, with a gay sex film with the devil, no less.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: RobinMasters

What an interesting news story, reporting on stuff that didn’t happen.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 6:36:18 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: humblegunner

Ping for your expertise.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 6:36:37 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: RobinMasters
It's no worse than some of the KGB disinformation campaigns, one of which was the bogus claim that the US government invented the AIDs virus to kill black people. Obama's Reverend Wright and Farrakhan actually used it during their (Black Liberation Theology) "sermons".

Jeremiah Wright’s Controversial AIDS Charge
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | April 28, 2008

Asked during the question-and-answer period following his National Press Club speech on Monday why he charged the U.S. Government with manufacturing the AIDS virus to kill black people, Barack Obama’s 'former' pastor Jeremiah Wright cited a 1996 book by Leonard Horowitz, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola. This rang a bell. I had exchanged correspondences with [Leonard] Horowitz several years ago because I caught him promoting an old Soviet disinformation theme that has been disavowed by former Soviet and KGB officials.

Is Wright parroting communist propaganda? If so, he may also have seen it on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

The charge that AIDS is a plot against blacks has been used by people like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan to inflame race relations. Louis Farrakhan’s newspaper, The Final Call, ran an article (December 15, 1999) quoting Horowitz as saying that AIDS is a “genocidal plot” against blacks. The paper’s on-line version carried a link to the Horowitz website. Horowitz claims a copy of his book was used in the Will Smith movie, “I Am Legend,” about a plague that kills most people on earth and transforms some that are left into mutants.

As a skeptic of some of the claims about AIDS, I examined the Horowitz book. Horowitz, who has quite a following and speaks around the country, raises some legitimate questions about AIDS, vaccines, and the medical establishment. The U.S. certainly studied the feasibility of using viruses or germs as weapons. But the claims about AIDS being manufactured by the U.S. Government as a weapon of population control have been debunked. I told him the evidence showed the Soviets had used the AIDS charge against the U.S. to divert attention from their own biological weapons program.

He replied, in part: “I am happy to learn that the Nation of Islam’s The Final Call, a newspaper that issues Louis Farrakhan’s concerns regarding HIV/AIDS as genocide, has a direct link to our website. I applaud Minister Farrakhan, and a half dozen other Black leaders, who have grasped the truth about HIV/AIDS as a utilitarian population control plot, and have the guts to say it.”

Horowitz released another book, Death in the Air, which purports to include information about the “intentional targeting of black Americans and Africans for population control, including depopulation, as is being accomplished by the AIDS epidemic today.” The release for the book cited an alleged “secretly dispatched National Security Memorandum 46 to cabinet chiefs only” from Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser in the Carter Administration. The release said, “This document, the most telling, authorized the FBI and CIA to initiate genocidal policies.”

This document was reproduced in “Soviet Active Measures: Hearings before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session, July 13, 14, 1982.” These 1982 hearings produced evidence that the document was a forgery, possibly of Soviet origin, designed to hurt U.S. relations with Africa. An analysis showed that one of the individuals involved in its distribution was a former member of the Communist Party USA who became affiliated with the World Peace Council, a Soviet front.

The document, an obvious hoax, included no reference to genocide. Rather, it outlined a bogus government effort to monitor and provoke blacks at home and abroad. There was an authentic Presidential Review Memorandum 46, but it concerned events in Central America. It can be found in a listing of Carter presidential National Security Council documents.

Wright isn’t the first public figure to repeat the claim that AIDS is a U.S. weapon to kill people. The claim that AIDS was manufactured by the United States was reported by CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather on a March 30, 1987, broadcast. Rather was widely criticized for playing into a Soviet KGB disinformation campaign. The charge had appeared in a number of Soviet and Third World publications before Rather picked it up.

Horowitz went farther than Rather, suggesting the charge is backed up by “evidence.” In his book, Emerging Viruses, on page 363, he wrote that “For years preceding the end of the Cold War, the KGB gathered evidence, that Russian officials ultimately reported, suggesting an American origin of AIDS. Officials alleged that the AIDS virus had been a Pentagon invention―a germ unleashed for political purposes in Zaire.”

The Soviet KGB had planted charges in a propaganda operation designed to conceal the hand of the KGB. This is the nature of an “active measures” campaign. A report on this matter is “Soviet Influence Activities: A Report on Active Measures and Propaganda, 1986-87,” published in August 1987 by the U.S. Department of State. The published hearings of the House Intelligence Committee are also very useful.

The Horowitz book, on page 364, reproduced a Soviet “Pravda” cartoon depicting the “American origin” of the AIDS virus. He gave “courtesy” credit to Covert Action Information Bulletin. In fact, he cites individuals associated with Covert Action Information Bulletin as legitimate sources of information on this topic. Yet this publication, according to 1980 hearings of the House Intelligence Committee, published a Soviet forgery of a NATO document as if it were authentic. Covert Action Information Bulletin was associated with Philip Agee, the CIA defector who collaborated with the Cuban Communists.

The AIDS charge against the Pentagon was disavowed in late 1987 by then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who said, “No more lying. No More disinformation,” in an effort at a more open foreign policy. (In fact, the Russians have continued these disinformation campaigns since the fall of the old Soviet Union, as the book, Comrade J, documents).

At the time, however, Russian officials were trying to put on a fresh face. In fact, four years before the Horowitz book was published, Yevgeni Primakov, former head of the KGB, admitted that “the KGB planted stories in the late 1980s which alleged that the HIV virus was the result of a Pentagon experiment.”

In 1992, two former officers of the East German intelligence service, the Stasi, published a book in which they described how they collaborated with the KGB to promote the AIDS disinformation, using Russian-born East German professor Dr. Jakob Segal. This is mentioned in John O. Koehler’s 1999 book, Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police.

Former KGB officer Oleg Gordievsky admitted the Soviet KGB role in spreading the AIDS charge against the U.S. in his 1990 book, The KGB - The Inside Story. Gordievsky called the charge a “fabrication” that “also took in some of the Western media.” The leading Soviet AIDS expert, Viktor M. Zhdanov, also repudiated the anti-American charge.

All of this is not to say that questions should not be raised about the science behind and even origin of AIDS.

Journalist Celia Farber wrote a provocative piece, “Out of Control: AIDS and the Corruption of Medical Science.” The daughter of famed radio talk-show host, Barry Farber, she will be honored by the Semmelweis Society on May 13 in Washington, D.C., with its Clean Hands Award. The organization is dedicated to ethical conduct in science and medicine.

April 23 was “Rethinking AIDS Day,” dedicated to questioning the basic HIV=AIDS connection. There is a growing “HIV Survival” movement of people who have been diagnosed with HIV but avoid AIDS treatments and lead healthy lives.

It would be a tragedy if Wright’s wild charges prevent an open and honest debate about the nature of AIDS. After all, 24 years after HIV was declared at an April 23, 1984, Washington news conference, as the probable cause of AIDS, there is still no cure or vaccine. About $200 billion has already been spent by the U.S. Government on HIV/AIDS but investigations have found corruption in the various programs that test and distribute anti-AIDS drugs. The United Nations has been caught red-handed inflating the number of AIDS cases, even while a U.N.-backed international airline tax is being implemented country by country to spend even more money.

But now that Wright has reaffirmed his belief in the outrageous claim that AIDS is a weapon waged by the U.S. against black people, Senator Obama should be asked by the media what he thinks of it.

If the media want an issue in this campaign, they’ve got it.

Cliff Kincaid is the Editor of the AIM Report and can be reached at cliff.kincaid@aim.org

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/jeremiah-wrights-controversial-aids-charge/

6 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:05 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RobinMasters

The CIA scrapped the plan when it realized that such a tape would make Hussein a sympathetic figure in the Democrat Party.


7 posted on 05/27/2010 6:40:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RobinMasters
undermine Saddam Hussein with a gay sex tape

They undoubtedly dropped that idea after 5 minutes, when someone else at the meeting pointed out how unexceptional such a circumstance would be in that part of the world.

8 posted on 05/27/2010 6:41:38 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot
They undoubtedly dropped that idea after 5 minutes, when someone else at the meeting pointed out how unexceptional such a circumstance would be in that part of the world.

Exactly.

9 posted on 05/27/2010 6:43:24 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: svcw

I think it is a cover for revelations about to come forward about the TOTUS. If the CIA could manufacture a tape about Hussein’s homosexuality, then one should be wary of charges against a certain person in power with the same middle name, even if there are pictures.


10 posted on 05/27/2010 6:44:46 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: SamuraiScot

You matched the comment I would have made, this anti CIA hit piece plays directly into the hands of the ignorant hate mongering left who do not have a clue about life in the real world.


11 posted on 05/27/2010 6:53:05 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: madinmadtown

Good point.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 6:54:53 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: RobinMasters
Gee..sounds a little far-fetched....maybe it's just wishful braggadocio.....they must have belatedly gotten the idea from other things they've seen recently, possibly involving our Dear Leader?
13 posted on 05/27/2010 6:56:45 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: RobinMasters

Brokeback Iraq?


14 posted on 05/27/2010 6:57:34 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: madinmadtown

I like the way you think.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 6:58:31 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: 1rudeboy

The CIA scrapped the plan when it realized that such a tape would make Hussein a sympathetic figure in the Democrat Party.””

An understatement to say the least.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 7:04:15 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: SamuraiScot
They undoubtedly dropped that idea after 5 minutes, when someone else at the meeting pointed out how unexceptional such a circumstance would be in that part of the world.

That's the thought I had. Maybe I'm mis-informed, but I thought that it was accepted behavior in a world where unescorted contact with women was forbidden.

17 posted on 05/27/2010 7:07:24 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: RobinMasters

He would have simply been elected to the US Senate from New York or MA.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 7:07:52 AM PDT by TheNewPundit
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To: RobinMasters
According to the Washington Post's security blog, some of America's spooks believed that shooting a fake video of Saddam cavorting with a teenage boy...

It didn't necessarily need to be fake.

It was likely more a matter of being in the right place with a camera at the right time.

(Yeah, I guess the logistics of that may have been more difficult...)

19 posted on 05/27/2010 7:25:33 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: madinmadtown; svcw
svcw ~ What an interesting news story, reporting on stuff that didn’t happen.

madinmadtown ~ I think it is a cover for revelations about to come forward about the TOTUS.

Bingo.

20 posted on 05/27/2010 7:46:26 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 490 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: coloradan

21 posted on 05/27/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: nevergore

Weapon of A$$ Destruction


22 posted on 05/27/2010 8:00:07 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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