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  • Saddam Regime Document: Iraqi Intelligence met with Bin Laden in 1995 (Translation)

    03/21/2006 3:18:32 PM PST · by jveritas · 212 replies · 15,894+ views
    In the Pentagon/FMSO document ISGZ-2004-009247 there is a clear report about the relation between Iraq and Bin Laden that dated back to 1995. This document contains a 9 page report from the Iraqi Intelligence Apparatus and it is titled “The Saudi Opposition and Achieving the Relation and Contact With Them”. In the report they talk about there meeting with Osama Bin Laden and that Bin Laden in 1995 and how to establish relations wiht him. In the meeting Bin Laden asked the Iraqis for joint operations with them against the Foreign forces (US military) in the land of Hijaz (Saudia...
  • Translators Needed

    03/21/2006 2:23:44 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 16 replies · 744+ views
    PowerLineBlog.COM ^ | 3/21/06 | John Hinderaker
    A new batch of Iraqi documents has been released on the Foreign Military Studies Office web site. Only three are in English, so we need some Arabic speakers to take a look at the others. Only one of the three translated documents appears interesting. It is from Iraqi intelligence, and includes the following order, dated Dec. 2, 2001: In preparation for any foreign attack (God forbid), be prepared to disperse documents from Headquarters to private residences in various geographic locations. Which raises three questions: Why was Iraqi intelligence fearful of a "foreign attack" in December 2001? Why was the agency...
  • Document: Saddam Regime Training and Using Foreign Arab Terrorists As Suicide Bombers. (Translation)

    03/21/2006 8:50:49 AM PST · by jveritas · 142 replies · 11,248+ views
    In the Prewar Iraq documents posted on the Pentagon/FMSO website I found document ISGP-2003-00028868 where on pages 20, 21, and 22 of the pdf document there is a top secret memo on how to train and use the Arab Feedaeyeens as Suicide Bombers or as the memo call them “Estishehadeyeen” which means in Arabic “Suicide Martyrs”. The Arab Feedaeyeens are definitely foreigners non Iraqi Arabs who came to Iraq from all over the Middle East and North Africa and they were greatly welcomed by Saddam regime and trained by his military and intelligence apparatus to become Suicide Bombers. The Iraqi...
  • Documents Show Saddam's WMD Frustrations

    03/21/2006 1:02:14 PM PST · by libertarianPA · 95 replies · 2,741+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/21/06 | CHARLES J. HANLEY,
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Exasperated, besieged by global pressure, Saddam Hussein and top aides searched for ways in the 1990s to prove to the world they'd given up banned weapons. "We don't have anything hidden!" the frustrated Iraqi president interjected at one meeting, transcripts show. At another, in 1996, Saddam wondered whether U.N. inspectors would "roam Iraq for 50 years" in a pointless hunt for weapons of mass destruction. "When is this going to end?" he asked. It ended in 2004, when U.S. experts, after an exhaustive investigation, confirmed what the men in those meetings were saying: that Iraq had eliminated...
  • Iraqi diplomat gave U.S. prewar WMD details

    03/20/2006 4:32:06 PM PST · by mathprof · 19 replies · 1,133+ views
    nbc ^ | 3/20/06 | Aram Roston, Lisa Myers
    Saddam's foreign minister told CIA the truth, so why didn't agency listen? In the period before the Iraq war, the CIA and the Bush administration erroneously believed that Saddam Hussein was hiding major programs for weapons of mass destruction. Now NBC News has learned that for a short time the CIA had contact with a secret source at the highest levels within Saddam Hussein’s government, who gave them information far more accurate than what they believed. It is a spy story that has never been told before, and raises new questions about prewar intelligence. What makes the story significant is...
  • Saddam’s Tapes, WMDs and the Osama Connection

    03/20/2006 4:31:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies · 1,498+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 20, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, the co-author with Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely on their book Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror. He is a retired Air Force Fighter Pilot who has been a Fox News Military Analyst for the last four and a half years and continues to appear regularly on Fox. He just returned from his second visit to Iraq in December, 2005.  FP: Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, welcome to Frontpage Interview. McInerney: Thank you Jamie. FP: The released audiotapes of Saddam Hussein's conversations with his key officials are turning up more and more evidence of WMDs...
  • Saddam Hussein & The Iraq Tapes

    03/18/2006 3:24:40 AM PST · by Matt Bruce · 11 replies · 1,073+ views
    News Sarasota, DOD ^ | March 18, 2006 | Matt Bruce
    SARASOTA, FL. (NS) - It can once again be said with absolute certainty that Iraq's Saddam Hussein was giving aid, comfort, money and supplies to al-Qaida who were present in Iraq BEFORE the U.S. led Coalition invaded... It can also be said with the same certainty that Saddam was destroying and hiding any evidence of his illegal Nuclear and WMD programs as is discussed on the recently released tapes... Now that President Bush has released the tapes, in Arabic, for the World to decepher, there will be no doubts as to what Saddam was hiding from UN Inspectors and why...
  • First Declassified Iraq Documents Released

    03/16/2006 5:04:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies · 721+ views
    Associated Press | March 15, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON,
    First Declassified Iraq Documents Released JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer Iraqi documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war and released by the Bush administration show Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis were heading to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks to fight U.S. troops. The documents, the first of thousands expected to be declassified over the next several months, were released late Wednesday via a Pentagon Web site at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Many were in Arabic — with no English translation — including one the administration said showed that...
  • Taking Bets -- How many (if any) Sunday shows will feature the Saddam docs and implications?

    03/18/2006 8:31:31 AM PST · by FreedomNeocon · 17 replies · 364+ views
    My Brain ^ | 3-18-06 | FreedomNeocon
    Just a super quick question I was pondering this morning. I wonder how many of the sunday talk shows tomorrow will mention the recent releases and implications tomorrow. I wonder how many will devote a segement to them. I wonder how many will feature it. I wonder how many will mention it only in passing, pooh-pooh anything that would help Bush, and move on to talking out THEIR latest "poll numbers" It would be typical of the MSM... Dan Rather's documents are 'fake, but accurate and reliable', but Saddams are 'authentic, but inaccurate and totally unreliable'... ALL because of how...
  • The Smoking Gun? & Iraqi Document Fever

    03/19/2006 10:10:09 AM PST · by shield · 14 replies · 588+ views
    Macsmind.blogspot ^ | March 19th, 2006 | MacRanger
    Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has tapped the Mother Load in regards to Saddam's links to Al Qaeda: "SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection

    03/19/2006 5:59:41 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 18 replies · 913+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-19-2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Released Saddam papers hint at links to Al-Qaeda

    03/18/2006 11:03:51 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 48 replies · 1,508+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Sarah Baxter
    NEWLY released documents seized in Iraq immediately after the American invasion in 2003 point to the presence of Al-Qaeda members in the country before the war and moves to hide traces of “chemical or biological materials” from United Nations weapons inspectors. The documents were posted on the internet as part of a rolling programme by the US government to make public the contents of 48,000 boxes of untranslated papers and tapes relating to the workings of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Saddam is said to have routinely taped talks with cabinet members and intelligence chiefs. John Negroponte, the director of national intelligence,...
  • The Iraq Documents

    03/17/2006 5:48:02 AM PST · by backhoe · 142 replies · 6,014+ views
    various FR links | 03-17-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    KEYWORDS:   IRAQDOCS;   http://michellemalkin.com/ AN ARMY OF TRANSLATORS NEEDED By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 16, 2006 12:19 PM ***scroll for updates...translations coming in***If you read nothing else today, make sure to go to this site.There will be a press conference about the documents today at 1:30pm EST:How about an Army of Davids to translate and process the info?Debate at RedState.Flashback: AJStrata - Unleash the blogosphereFlashback: Pajamas Media documentarian Andrew Marcus interviews Rep. Hoekstra Feb. 16 about the docs: "They ought to be put on the Internet...unleash the power of the 'net on these 55,000 boxes of documents to see exactly...
  • US puts Iraqi documents on the Web ~ MSM acknowledges ...Goal is to speed up translation of files

    03/18/2006 10:24:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 140 replies · 4,597+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 18, 2006 | Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff
    Joseph Shahda of Randolph earns his living as an engineer. But in his spare time, he's an intelligence agent, working to ferret out the truth about the regime of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When the US government on Thursday began publishing captured Iraqi government documents on the Internet, Shahda eagerly began to translate the files into English and publish them on a conservative website. ''I feel a sense of duty," said Shahda, a native of Lebanon who supports President Bush's decision to invade Iraq. ''I think it's a duty for people who know Arabic to translate the documents."US officials...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Malkin: Disclaim This (or... How MSM treats discoveries from Saddam's Terror Archives)

    03/17/2006 5:47:31 PM PST · by cgk · 15 replies · 1,268+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 3-17-06 | Michelle Malkin
    DISCLAIM THIS By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 17, 2006 02:17 PM So, the MSM is slowly picking up on the historic release of thousands of documents from Saddam Hussein's archives. But not without making a concerted effort to downplay and undermine the story. Readers are calling attention to the disclaimers included in this ABC News story. (Hat tip: Michael, Daniel, Lynne, and Coin.) Example: "Osama bin Laden and the Taliban" Document dated Sept. 15, 2001 An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani informant, who's only identified by a number, told them that the Afghani Consul Ahmed Dahastani...
  • For ABC News, Unnamed Sources are Questionable. Sometimes.

    03/17/2006 8:35:49 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 13 replies · 361+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 3/17/2006 | NewsBusters
    ABC News' Internet site yesterday reported on summaries of four Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's government that were released by the U.S. government Wednesday. The first is an Iraqi intelligence service document tracing a relationship between Osama bin Laden and Hussein's government. ABC News then added an "Editor's Note," which in part states: "While the assertions contained in this document clearly support the claim (of a bin Laden-Hussein connection), the sourcing is questionable — i.e. an unnamed Afghan 'informant' reporting on a conversation with another Afghan 'consul.' The date of the document — four days after 9/11 — is worth...
  • Captured Iraqi intel confirms pre-war links between Saddam's regime and terrorists

    03/15/2006 1:03:31 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 27 replies · 1,769+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | March 13, 2006 | Sam Wells
    The DNC's mantra that President Bush "misled the nation into war" is losing whatever clout it once had as more and more people become better informed. The massive post-invasion evidence mounts confirming that it was the mainstream media and leading Democrats -- not the Bush Administration -- who lied to the American people on the issue of pre-war ties between Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaida terrorists. We now know that during the years before 9/11/01 and the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, over 8,000 terrorists were trained inside Iraq by the Iraqi military.
  • Post-Haste [Link to Pentagon Site Where pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan Documents are]

    03/15/2006 9:02:25 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 116 replies · 1,862+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/15/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has created a website where it will post documents captured in postwar Afghanistan and Iraq. The website is hosted by the Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at Fort Leavenworth and will be updated continuously with new documents. The first batch of materials, released late Wednesday, includes nine documents captured in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom and 28 documents previously released on February 14, 2006, in conjunction with a study of those documents conducted by analysts at West Point. Sources on Capitol Hill and within the intelligence community tell...
  • First declassified documents from prewar Iraq released

    03/15/2006 8:37:31 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 81 replies · 4,868+ views
    AP ^ | March 15 2006
    The Bush administration Wednesday night released the first declassified documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war, showing among other things that Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis were heading to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks to fight U.S. troops. The documents, the first of thousands expected to be declassified over the next several months, were released via a Pentagon Web site at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Many were in Arabic – with no English translation – including one the administration said showed that Iraqi intelligence officials suspected al-Qaeda members...
  • Document: Afghani Taliban Consul Spoke of a Relationship Between Iraq and Bin Laden See Translation

    03/16/2006 7:44:29 AM PST · by jveritas · 221 replies · 29,565+ views
    Pentagon: Pre-War Iraq documents ^ | March/16/06 | jveritas
    The documents of pre-war Iraq were published this morning on the Pentagon website, I did a quick search and I found a very interesting document written in Arabic and not yet translated to English. I did the translation and I found the following: This document is a letter written by a member of Saddam Intelligence apparatus (Al Mukabarat) on 9/15/2001 (shortly after 9/11/2001) where he addressed it to someone higher up and he wrote about a conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani Consul. In the conversation the Afghani Consul spoke of a relationship between Iraq and...
  • A Familiar Face (Zarqawi Photo and Al-Qaeda Info In 2002 Iraqi Intelligence Files)

    03/16/2006 2:39:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies · 286+ views
    The Dread Pundit Bluto ^ | March 16, 2006 | Bluto
    The Pentagon has just released to the public documents captured in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They can be accessed here in Adobe Acrobat format. This one's interesting; the synopsis describes it this way:ISGZ-2004-0199202002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between IRS members on a suspicion, later confirmed, of the presence of an Al-Qaeda terrorist group. Moreover, it includes photos and names.The document hasn't been translated into English; many of the documents released are available only in Arabic. This one consists of photocopies of handwritten notes and photos, presumably of the al Qaeda members that Iraqi...
  • ABCNews: New Documents from Saddam Hussein's Archives Discuss Bin Laden, WMDs

    03/16/2006 11:11:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 112 replies · 11,209+ views
    ABC News International ^ | March 17, 2006 | staff
    U.S. Government Releases Papers From Saddam's Reign March 16, 2006 — Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of four of the nine Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which were released by the U.S. government Wednesday. The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more. The full documents can be found on the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office Web site: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm.Note: Document titles were added by ABC News. "Osama bin Laden and the Taliban" Document dated Sept. 15, 2001An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani informant, who's only identified by a...
  • Declassified Truth (Pre War Iraq Terrorist Connections)

    03/17/2006 12:18:52 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 9 replies · 1,756+ views
    Investers Business Daily ^ | 3-16-06 | Staff
    The War On Terror: The government is finally getting around to unloading some of Saddam Hussein's secret documents. A look at just a few pages already leads to some blockbuster revelations.[snip]......[snip] Now come more revelations that leave little doubt about Saddam's terrorist intentions. Most intriguing from a document dump Wednesday night is a manual for Saddam's spy service, innocuously listed as CMPC-2003-006430. It makes for interesting reading. Here, for instance, are the marching orders for Directorate 8, the Mukhabarat's "Technical Affairs" department: "The Eight Directorate is responsible for development of materials needed for covert offensive operations. It contains advanced laboratories...
  • Declassified doc Iraq show 3,000 Saudi and Iraqi mujihideen

    03/17/2006 2:27:40 PM PST · by Calpernia · 65 replies · 3,630+ views
    LauraMansfield.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | Freeper StillProud2BeFree
    March 17, 2006: Declassified documents from Iraq show 3,000 Saudi and Iraqi mujihideen depart Iraq in Nov 2001 to fight US in Afghanistan The newly declassified documents shed more and more light on the evolution of the violent insurgency in Iraq, and show that Saddam Hussein’s government was aware not just of the presence of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Mus’ab Al Zarqawi, but also was aware that the Anbar province in Iraq was being used as a launch point for organized groups of jihadis headed to fight the United States in Afghanistan. The document, addressed to the Security Board, Fedayeen...
  • Still Looking for that Smoking Gun in Iraq [David Corn on captured documents]

    03/17/2006 1:35:58 PM PST · by johnny7 · 52 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Nation ^ | 3-17-2006 | David Corn
    Doesn't the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee read? In a Washington Post article by Walter Pincus in Friday's edition, Representative Peter Hoekstra (news, bio, voting record), who has succeeded in pushing the Bush administration to start releasing some of the 2 million documents captured in Iraq, said,“Whether Saddam Hussein destroyed Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or hid or transferred them, the most important thing is that we discover the truth of what was happening in the country prior to the war.”Conservatives and war-backers have been howling for the release of all these documents because they believe--or hope--that they...
  • Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002

    03/17/2006 7:44:21 AM PST · by Calpernia · 131 replies · 5,480+ views
    http://www.lauramansfield.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | By Laura Mansfield
    March 17, 2006: Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002 Documents released Thursday by the US government show that less than a year after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Saddam Hussein’s government had identified at least one active Al Qaeda cell in his country. Among the Iraqi documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war amd released Thursday is a document, released only in Arabic, which the US government describes as follows: 2002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between...
  • Newly released document links Saddam to al-Qaida (Free Republic mention/link)

    03/17/2006 3:49:47 AM PST · by pookie18 · 66 replies · 4,685+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/17/06 | WorldNetDaily
    Indicates regime was cooperating with bin Laden group to strike U.S. Saddam Hussein on Iraqi TV prior to the war Among the pre-war documents posted online yesterday by the Pentagon is a letter from a member of Saddam's intelligence apparatus indicating al-Qaida and the Taliban had a relationship with the regime prior to the 9-11 attacks. The letter by the member of Saddam's Al Mukabarat to a superior, dated Sept. 15, 2001, reports a pre-9/11 conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani consul. The documents were released yesterday at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte....
  • Document: Zarqawi in Iraq Long Before the War Started (See translation and interesting finds)

    03/17/2006 10:37:56 AM PST · by jveritas · 34 replies · 7,355+ views
    In regards to the Iraqi intelligence documents that discussed Al Zarqawi presence in Iraq, as posted on the Foreign Miliarty Services Office (FMSO) website (document ISGZ-2004-019920 ) it appears that the some in the Iraqi intelligence apparatus provided the accurate information about Zarqawi presence in Iraq with attached pictures of him, but when the information reached the Director or a Director of the Iraqi intelligence he dismissed it as not accurate. This is interesting since it seems there was an intended cover up by this top Iraqi Intelligence officer about the presence of Zarqawi in Iraq despite the much stronger...
  • Stephen Hayes: Travels with Cheney (Vice President visits the front lines of the war on terror)

    12/26/2005 7:42:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 2, 2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    BaghdadOn a cool December morning, Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad waited for their distinguished guests on the sidewalk outside of the ambassador's residence in the heart of the fortified Green Zone in downtown Baghdad. Moments passed, but no one came. As Khalilzad chattered in Cheney's ear, the vice president stood looking at the cloudless blue sky with his hands clasped behind his back, sporadically shuffling his right foot back and forth. They waited some more. An eager press corps-with cameras and microphones, pens and pads at the ready--waited to capture the handshake between Cheney...
  • Intel chair wants to declassify Iraq docs

    11/18/2005 7:39:53 AM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 404+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/05 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra wants to declassify millions of pages of untranslated documents from Iraq collected by the U.S. government over more than a decade. The Michigan Republican says it's a way to learn what's inside more than 35,000 boxes that haven't been translated because the government doesn't have enough Arabic linguists with security clearances. "Most people have acknowledged that we are never going to get through them," he said of the boxes. He's hoping to work with the new Iraqi government to put the documents online so journalists, academics and other researchers can sift through...
  • Chalabi: American Moles Recruited by Saddam

    04/27/2003 12:03:37 PM PDT · by kattracks · 43 replies · 781+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 4/27/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The man backed by many in the Bush administration to head Baghdad's postwar government said Sunday that documents uncovered over the weekend show that Saddam Hussein tried to recruit U.S. citizens to undermine the Bush adminsitration's war effort in Iraq. "We have captured a great many files of Saddam's services and there is astounding information about the extent of their networks and their efforts to recruit foreign nationals - including Americans - to work in the Mukabahrat [Iraqi intelligence service]," said Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress. "I think that this is something that must be pursued,"...
  • 23 IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SOLDIERS GRADUATE

    01/19/2005 12:00:44 PM PST · by Clive · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Central Command ^ | January 19, 2005
    January 19, 2005 Release Number: 05-01-87 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SOLDIERS GRADUATEBAGHDAD, Iraq -- Twenty-three Iraqi Army intelligence officers graduated from a military intelligence course taught by a Multi-National Forces intelligence military training team at Al Kasik Military Training Base on Jan. 18, as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to stand up its armed forces. The students are from the 4th and 8th Brigades of the 3rd Division and their battalions are based at Al Kasik. The instructors are all U.S. Marines, Soldiers and Airmen from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and the U.S. Naval Intelligence Command, Hawaii....
  • IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARREST 4 IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS in BAGHDAD

    08/09/2004 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Mark Felton · 26 replies · 1,497+ views
    memri.org ^ | 08/08/2004 | AL-ZAMAN
    IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARRESTED FOUR IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS UNDER THE COMMAND OF TIMOR MOHAMMAD MAHDI IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OF BAGHDAD. THE IRANIANS WERE ENGAGED IN SPYING AND SABOTAGE. (AL-ZAMAN, IRAQ, 8/7/04)
  • Spies to Infiltrate Iraqi Insurgents (Iraqi new spy agency)

    07/15/2004 5:36:42 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Arab News ^ | 7-15-04
    BAGHDAD, 16 July 2004 — Iraq’s interim prime minister yesterday announced the formation of a new spy agency to tackle insurgency, hours after a car bomb killed 10 people. Iyad Allawi said he was creating the General Security Directorate, a domestic intelligence agency, which he hoped would infiltrate and expose those behind an insurgency that has raged since US-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein last year. The announcement came after 10 people were killed and 40wounded when a car bomb exploded near the main police station in Haditha, 200 km northwest of Baghdad. The blast came a day after a suicide...
  • Ex-Iraqi officer ties Saddam to al-Qaida ally

    04/30/2004 1:22:17 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 292+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer has disclosed new information about Saddam Hussein's ties to the al-Qaida-related terrorist group Ansar al Islam. The Iraqi intelligence agent, who currently is in the Al Suleimaniya prison, told interrogators he served as coordinator between the Iraqi Special Security Department and the hardline Kurdish fundamentalist groups, including Ansar al Islam. Arabic press reports identified the officer as Haydar al Shammari, who used the pseudonym Abd al Rahman al-Shammari. Shammari said that Ansar "was originally set up as a branch of al-Qaida organization in Kurdistan and had strong ties with Iraqi intelligence that exerted great efforts...
  • Publisher Who Spied for Saddam Sentenced

    03/31/2004 2:35:56 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 305+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago newspaper publisher convicted of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein was sentenced Wednesday to three years and 10 months in federal prison. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, 61, is expected to be deported after he finishes his prison term. U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon also said he may not re-enter the United States without permission from the attorney general. "He helped to sustain a hostile foreign government," federal prosecutor Daniel Gillogly said in urging a tough sentence. Defense attorney William H. Theis argued that his client was not very important in the world of Iraqi...
  • Dick Morris opines on the Clintons (September 1, 2003)

    03/29/2004 2:29:43 PM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 16 replies · 237+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | September 1, 2003 | Carol Devine-Molin
    Moreover, Dick Morris lambastes Clinton for dropping the ball in the aftermath of the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a significant misstep that had dire consequences. He states, "Then there was Clinton's inability to investigate aggressively the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which meant that it wasn't until 1996 that we learned it was a bin Laden operation. So when the Sudan offered us bin Laden in 1995, we had no grounds to hold him, so we said basically, 'Osama who?' Had the first World Trade Center bombing been a fast-tracked investigation as it should have been, we would have...
  • Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)

    03/11/2004 12:57:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 430+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - An American citizen arrested Thursday on charges of spying for Iraq worked briefly as press secretary for a California congresswoman.</p> <p>Susan Lindauer, 41, who prosecutors said accepted $10,000 for working for the Iraqi Intelligence Service before and after the U.S. invasion, was employed by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, for two months in 2002.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda paid me, says bomber

    03/07/2004 10:01:16 AM PST · by Dog · 21 replies · 135+ views
    The Age ^ | March 8,2004 | NA
    Al-Qaeda paid me, says bomber A former Iraqi intelligence officer captured by police after last week's bombings in Baghdad and Karbala has said he was paid by al-Qaeda to attack civilians.Mohammed Hanoun Hamoud al-Mozani was detained with two associates on Wednesday, a day after almost 200 people were killed in simultaneous explosions at shrines packed with Shiites. They were handed over to American troops on Thursday. After interrogating al-Mozani for 24 hours, Najaf police said he had admitted to being part of a terrorist cell that "answered to a middle man who works for al-Qaeda". The middle man promised him...
  • Pro-Saddam Journalist Mentioned in Iraqi Intelligence Reports

    03/03/2004 12:23:04 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 140+ views
    On March 1, 2004, the Iraqi daily Al-Taakhi, the official newspaper of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP), published a document of the Iraqi intelligence apparatus during Saddam Hussein's rule that was sent March 20, 2002 to an intelligence station. The document ordered the funding of the March 2002 visit of Egyptian journalist Sayyed Nassar to Iraq, including his stay at the Meridian Hotel in Baghdad. According to the paper, "the document attests to good relations between Sayyed Nassar and the Iraqi intelligence apparatuses during this time, and [attests that] his stay in Baghdad and his hosting by Saddam's intelligence [apparatus]...
  • New Iraq Agency to Hunt Rebels

    01/30/2004 6:56:18 PM PST · by saquin · 2 replies · 1,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/31/04 | Edward Wong
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 30 — The Iraqi authorities, with the help of American intelligence agencies, are creating an intelligence service here that will focus on rooting out guerrilla fighters, especially those from outside the country, Iraqi and American officials said Friday. The service will employ some former agents of Saddam Hussein's security apparatus and will probably receive financing from the American government, the officials said. Many of the agents will work in the border towns of Iraq to identify foreign fighters who have slipped into the country and will monitor their activities, said Ibrahim al-Janabi, a senior member of the...
  • CIA to Set Up “Secret Police” In Iraq

    01/13/2004 8:31:17 AM PST · by Hugenot · 10 replies · 395+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 1/13/2004 | Kristin Billera
    It has been nine months since Saddam Hussein was ousted, along with his mukhabarat agents; his feared intelligence operatives who terrorized the Iraqi people. However, the Iraqis will soon be subject to the watchful eyes of a secret police force again--courtesy of Washington. The agency’s sole purpose is to ferret out the Baath loyalists who are responsible for the ongoing insurgency and terrorism in Iraq. The agency is expected to cost up to $3 billion dollars which will be allocated from the budget for the CIA. The agents will be recruited from groups that were in exile under Saddam, Kurdish...
  • Secret police force to be set up in Iraq

    01/04/2004 6:23:15 PM PST · by mylife · 17 replies · 82+ views
    theage ^ | January 5, 2004 | Julian Coman
    Secret police force to be set up in Iraq By Julian Coman Washington January 5, 2004 Nine months after the end of Saddam Hussein's regime and his feared intelligence force, Iraq is to get a secret police force again - courtesy of Washington. The Bush Administration will fund the agency in its latest bid to root out the Baathist loyalists behind the insurgency in parts of Iraq. The force will cost up to $US3 billion ($A4 billion) over the next three years. Its ranks will comprise Iraqi exile groups, Kurdish and Shiite forces - and former agents who are now...
  • CIA plans new secret police to fight Iraq terrorism

    01/03/2004 3:09:00 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 183+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/04/04 | Julian Coman
    Nine months after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime and his feared mukhabarat (intelligence) operatives, Iraq is to get a secret police force again - courtesy of Washington.The Bush administration is to fund the new agency in the latest initiative to root out Ba'athist regime loyalists behind the continuing insurgency in parts of Iraq.   An ICDC soldier checks an Iraqi man during a patrol in Tikrit The force will cost up to $3 billion (£1.8 billion) over the next three years in money allocated from the same part of the federal budget that finances the Central Intelligence Agency.Its ranks...
  • Memo: 9-11 chief trained by Saddam

    12/14/2003 4:32:45 PM PST · by Susannah · 12 replies · 595+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-13-03 | unknown
    Mohammed Atta, the hijacker believed to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, was trained in Baghdad by Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, claims Iraq's coalition government. The leaders says a handwritten secret memo to Saddam Hussein gives details of a visit by Atta to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before the attacks, reports the London Telegraph. "We are uncovering evidence all the time of Saddam's involvement with al-Qaida," said Dr Ayad Allawi, a member of Iraq's ruling seven-man presidential committee, according to the London paper. "But this is the most compelling piece...
  • Iraqi intelligence agent denies he met 9/11 leader

    12/13/2003 8:39:33 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Sunday, Dec 14, 2003
    A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told US interrogators the meeting never happened, according to US officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the US in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague in the Czech Republic, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. US officials caution that Ani may have been lying...
  • U.S. Helps Iraq Establish Intelligence Agency to Battle Terrorism

    12/11/2003 12:22:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 68+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is helping Iraq establish an intelligence service whose primary mission will be to provide information for the fight against terrorism, the White House said Thursday. Scott McClellan, the president's spokesman, said the idea originated among Iraqis several months ago, and they approached the United States seeking assistance. "We are assisting them with their request," McClellan said. He did not provide details of the new program or say what it would cost. "This is all part of a larger effort to continue working with the Iraqi people to turn more and more responsibility over to...
  • Report: CIA with aid from Jordan to train Iraqi spies

    12/11/2003 11:22:24 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 71+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | December 11, 2003
    The US administration has authorized the formation of an Iraqi intelligence service to spy on groups and individuals inside Iraq that are targeting US forces and civilians working to set up a new government, the Washington Post reported, citing US government officials. The new service will be trained, financed and equipped largely by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with help from Jordan, the report added. Initially, the agency will be led by Iraqi Interior Minister Nouri Badran, a secular Shiite and activist in the Jordan-based Iraqi National Accord, a former exile group that includes former Ba'ath Party military and intelligence...
  • CIA Plans Iraqi Domestic Spy Service, Newspaper Reports

    12/11/2003 7:01:35 AM PST · by demlosers · 159+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu December 11, 2003
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to set up an Iraqi intelligence service to spy on groups and individuals inside Iraq that are targeting U.S. troops and civilians, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Citing unidentified U.S. officials, the Post said the CIA plans to set up the new service with help from Jordan. Two members of an Iraqi exile group are at CIA headquarters in Virginia this week to work out details of the new program, the Post said. Iraqi Interior Minister Nouri Badran, a secular Shiite Muslim, has been selected to head the service initially, the Post...