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  • 'Dr. Germ' had bio-weapon program just before war

    07/08/2006 7:41:18 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 19 replies · 1,068+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 8, 2006 | Not Cited
    The U.S. Army has released a Saddam-regime document revealing the infamous "Dr. Germ" prepared an analysis as late as 2002 of how to employ biological weapons using aircraft. The document is part of a collection held by the Foreign Military Studies Office, a research and analysis center under the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command. The material is made available to the public though a website. The analysis by Dr. Germ, Rehab Rasheed Taha, shows how far the Iraqi regime had advanced on its application of the weapon of mass destruction, notes blogger Ed Morrissey The document – which begins:...
  • Dr. Germ Analyzes Aircraft BW Attack Requirements In 2002

    07/07/2006 12:01:49 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 13 replies · 753+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 7-07-06 | Captain
    For those who continue to reject evidence of Saddam Hussein's pursuit of WMD programs, the document released yesterday by the FMSO DocEx project makes it a much more difficult proposition. Document CMPC-2003-004346 reveals that Dr. Rehab Rasheed Taha, otherwise known as Dr. Germ, prepared an analysis in 2002 of how to spread biological weapons material using an aircraft as the medium, and how far they had advanced on the application:
  • US Sets Saddam's Scientists Free

    12/19/2005 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 669+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2005
    US sets Saddam's scientists free Huda Ammash was educated in the US Eight former aides to Saddam Hussein - including two women accused of making biological weapons - have been released from US custody in Iraq. The freed detainees no longer pose a security threat, a US spokesman said. They include Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, nicknamed by the US "Mrs Anthrax" and Rihab Taha, also known as "Dr Germ". Reports have been circulating of a pre-election deal to free former regime figures in order to appease Iraq's Sunni Arabs, correspondents say. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said eight detainees...
  • 'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail

    12/19/2005 5:04:42 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 89 replies · 2,841+ views
    Breaking News Ireland ^ | 12/19/05 | Breaking News Ireland
    'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail 19/12/2005 - 12:48:51 Notorious Saddam-Hussein-era officials have been released from jail in Iraq and some have already left the country, an Iraqi lawyer said today. A legal official in Baghdad said between 24 and 25 top former officials in Saddam Hussein’s government have been freed, including Rihab Taha, known as Dr Germ, and Huda Salih Ammash, known as as Mrs Anthrax. The Iraqi lawyer, Badee Izzat Aref, said some of those released were his clients. “The release was an American-Iraqi decision and in line with an Iraqi government ruling made in...
  • Anthrax dumped near Saddam palace

    03/29/2005 1:00:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 1,234+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | By Charles J. Hanley
    ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iraqi scientist has told U.S. interrogators that her team destroyed Iraq's stock of anthrax in 1991 by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, but never told U.N. inspectors for fear of angering the dictator. Rihab Rashid Taha's decision in 2003 to remain silent stoked suspicions of those who contended Iraq still harbored biological weapons, contributing to the U.S. decision to invade Iraq two years ago this month. "Whether those involved understood the significance and disastrous consequences of their actions is unclear," the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group says of Mrs. Taha and...
  • Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced war

    03/28/2005 11:11:20 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 3,189+ views
    WKRC ^ | 3/28/04
    Fearing Saddam, anthrax scientist kept her secret - and chanced warLAST UPDATE: 3/28/2005 12:36:24 PM In early 2003, as war fever built in Washington, an Iraqi scientist faced a fateful choice. Rihab Rashid Taha could try to lower the heat by finally telling U.N. inspectors what happened to Iraq's "missing" anthrax. Or she could remain silent, rather than risk Saddam Hussein's wrath. The microbiologist's dilemma, she has told U.S. interrogators, was that her team 12 years earlier had destroyed the lethal bacteria by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, and the feared Iraqi...
  • Top female Iraqi scientist in U.S. custody has cancer, lawyer claims

    12/31/2004 11:56:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,128+ views
    AP ^ | 12/31/4
    BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi lawyer said Friday that one of Saddam Hussein's former top scientists, known as "Mrs. Anthrax," has cancer and is dying in U.S. custody where she has been held for more than a year. A U.S. military spokesman for detainee operations in Iraq refused to comment on the report that Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash has cancer. "I am not able to discuss the health condition of our detainees," said Lt. Col. Barry Johnson. "Certainly we have medical care available to take care of any detainee." Ammash, a top Baath party official and biotech researcher who got her...
  • Zarqawi Is Using Hostages to Ransom Old Friends, Drs Germ and Anthrax

    09/22/2004 12:51:57 PM PDT · by Thanatos · 16 replies · 1,580+ views
    Debka ^ | 9-21-2004 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    Zarqawi Is Using Hostages to Ransom Old Friends, Drs Germ and AnthraxDEBKAfile Special ReportSeptember 21, 2004, 5:15 PM (GMT+02:00) The dreadful moment - 2:44 am Iraqi time on Tuesday September 20 - when the Jordanian terrorist Musab al-Zarqawi applied a knife to the 53-year old American construction worker, Eugene Armstrong, from Hillsdale, Michigan, was meticulously recorded on one of al Qaeda’s unspeakable videotapes for broadcast. US sound experts who checked the tape identified the voice reading the short statement before the “execution” as belonging to the masked man who dictated the terms for freeing all three hostages on the tape...
  • Are Kerry and Dr. Germ Cozy?

    09/22/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 3 replies · 638+ views
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  • US 'will not free' Iraq scientist

    09/22/2004 5:29:43 AM PDT · by veronica · 76 replies · 3,241+ views ^ | 9-22-04
    The US has dismissed reports from Iraq's justice ministry that one of two female scientists held in a US-run prison was to be released. A US source told the BBC that both prisoners were in the physical and legal custody of the Americans and would not be freed imminently. Militants have reportedly killed two American hostages and are threatening to kill a third, Briton Kenneth Bigley. They had demanded the release of all Iraqi women held in US-run prisons. The US says it is only holding two women prisoners - Rihab Rashid Taha and Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash - that...
  • Iraq woman prisoner 'to be freed'

    09/21/2004 11:57:57 PM PDT · by burlywood · 36 replies · 858+ views
    BBC News online ^ | Wednesday, 22 September, 2004
    Iraq's justice ministry has said that one of two female scientists held in US custody will be released. It said the move was not linked to the demands of kidnappers who have reportedly killed two Americans and who have threatened to kill a British man. Militants on Tuesday killed the second American, Jack Hensley, according to a statement on an Islamist website. They renewed a threat to kill Briton Kenneth Bigley, the last hostage, if female prisoners were not freed. A justice official told the BBC that Rihab Rashid Taha, a biological weapons scientist nicknamed Dr Germ during Saddam Hussein's...
  • Authorities to Release One of Two High-Profile Iraqi Women From Jail, Justice Ministry Says

    09/22/2004 12:16:13 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 72 replies · 2,053+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 22, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi authorities together with U.S. forces have decided to free one of only two high-profile women prisoners currently in American custody, a ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Noori Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim, however, denied the decision was linked to a demand by militants who abducted two Americans and a Briton calling for the release of all female Iraqi prisoners. "The Iraqi authorities have agreed with coalition forces to conditionally release Rihab Rashid Taha on bail", Ibrahim said. "The decision ... has nothing to do with the threat made by the kidnappers," he said. Taha, a scientist who became...

    09/18/2004 9:24:56 AM PDT · by Wallaby · 13 replies · 240+ views ^ | September 18, 2004 | headland
    The group that seized three Western hostages this week, said to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Tawheed Wal-Jihad (Unification and Holy War), demands the release within 48 hours of all Iraqi women in prisons at Abu Ghraib, near Baghdad, and Umm Qasr, in the south of Iraq. The Associated Press reports that U.S. military deny holding any Iraqi women. Yet, the BBC and the Agence France Presse say otherwise: that the U.S. claims to hold just two Iraqi women. One of them is identified as Rihab Rashid Taha - the woman dubbed Dr Germ for her role in developing Iraqi biological...
  • US interrogates Dr Germ over banned weapons

    05/12/2003 3:24:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 297+ views
    UK Times ^ | ay 12, 2003 | Tim Reid
    AMERICAN forces in Iraq have taken into custody the British-trained scientist known as “Dr Germ” who headed Saddam Hussein’s programme to develop weapons-grade anthrax. Dr Rihab Rashid Taha, who received a doctorate after Saddam sent her to England in 1979 to study microbiology at the University of East Anglia, was being interrogated by the CIA last night over her knowledge of Iraq’s illegal weapons programmes. Although not on the list of the 55 most-wanted members of Saddam’s former regime, Dr Taha was one of his most senior biological weapons scientists and ran the Iraqi biological weapons facility that developed weapons-grade...
  • REPORT: "Dr. Germ" now in U.S. custody - U.S. says ‘Dr. Germ’ surrendered in Baghdad

    05/12/2003 9:41:34 AM PDT · by ppaul · 15 replies · 385+ views
    MSNBC NewsAlert ^ | 5/12/03 | Miklaszewski, Tammy Kupperman, Robert Windrem, AP & Reuters staff
    Iraqi scientist conducted research that led to bioweapons, U.S. saysWASHINGTON, May 12 — Dr. Rihab Taha, the Iraqi scientist credited with starting her nation’s biological weapons program, has surrendered, military and intelligence officials told NBC News on Monday. Taha, who has become known as “Dr. Germ,” turned herself in to American forces in Baghdad after a week of negotiations, they said. HER SURRENDER on Sunday came a week after another leading Iraqi scientist, Dr. Huda Ammash, was taken into U.S. custody. However, Ammash — dubbed “Mrs. Anthrax” in the Western media — has so far failed to provide anything...
  • Big fish - Rihab Taha - 'Dr. Germ' - In Custody

    05/12/2003 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 39 replies · 2,043+ views
    5/12/03 | MSNBC
    Dr. Germ reported in custody - Rihab Taha
  • Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash - 5 of Hearts - In Custody

    05/05/2003 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 52 replies · 1,936+ views
    MSNBC | 5/5/03
    Saddam's top WMD Scientist... The woman at Saddam's meetings... In Custody. updating the charts now.

    05/05/2003 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 42 replies · 560+ views
    Sky News ^ | May 5, 2003 | Sky News
    IRAQ'S 'DR GERM' CAPTURED Coalition forces have captured one of Iraq's top biological weapons scientists. Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, among the top 55 most wanted members of Saddam Hussein's fallen regime, was taken into custody on Sunday, a US Defence Department official said. More follows... Last Updated: 15:31 UK, Monday May 05, 2003
  • Missle Man In Custody - Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi - 6 of Spades!

    04/28/2003 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 20 replies · 450+ views ^ | 4/28/2003 | centcom
    Another one bites the dust! Missle Man Captured - Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi - 6 of Spades! This is the husband of "Dr. Germ" April 28, 2003 Release Number: 03-04-204 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMIR RASHID MUHAMMAD AL-UBAYDI IN COALITION CUSTODY CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi surrendered Monday and is currently in Coalition custody. He was a Presidential Advisor and Oil Minister and is No. 47 on the U.S. Central Command ‘Iraqi Top 55’ list.
  • Iraq : Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders (ranks No. 47)

    04/29/2003 2:47:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 392+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 04/29/03 | NIKO PRICE
    Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders 16 minutes ago By NIKO PRICE, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s former oil minister, a trusted adviser who earlier oversaw Iraq (news - web sites)'s top-secret missile programs, has surrendered to U.S.-led forces, the U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. AP Photo (AP Video) Latest news: · U.S. Soldiers Fire at Iraqi Protesters AP - 6 minutes ago · Former Iraqi Oil Minister Surrenders AP - 16 minutes ago · Last Soldier Missing in Iraq Found Dead AP - 27 minutes ago Special Coverage   Amer Mohammed Rashid, known...