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  • Iraqi: I'm proud my WMD lies led to war in Iraq

    02/16/2011 9:35:31 AM PST · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 16, 2011
    LONDON – An Iraqi man whose testimony the United States used as a key evidence to build a case for war in Iraq says he is proud that he lied about his country developing mobile biological warfare labs. The Guardian newspaper published an interview Wednesday with Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who has been identified as the informer called "Curveball," whose claims about weapon labs formed part of then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the U.N. Security Council in 2003, shortly before the war began. The Guardian quoted al-Janabi as saying: "I had the chance to fabricate something to...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Gave Iran, UAE, Saddam’s Bomb-maker Family Lease to US Port

    07/03/2019 9:26:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | S. Noble
    The left is worried about Trump’s conflict of interests. Maybe they should worry about Barack Hussein Obama’s conflicts of interest. Lease Given to Our Enemies The family of Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, “the father of Iraq’s nuclear weapons program,” has been awarded a 35-year lease for cargo container operations at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Center for Security Policy reports that two intrepid researchers produced a paper titled, Secret Deal Allows Company Tied to Saddam’s Nuclear Bombmaker, Iran and U.A.E. to Manage Key Florida Port Facilities. The paper notes that Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew unilaterally approved...
  • Have War Critics Even Read the Duelfer Report? The Saddam regime was an imminent threat

    10/14/2004 5:37:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 1,310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2004 | RICHARD SPERTZEL
    After the release of the Iraq Survey Group's Duelfer report, the headlines blazed "No WMD Found." ...This reflects the notion that Iraq was only a threat if it had military munitions filled with WMD. The claim "Iraq was not an imminent threat" was also expounded by pundits that seemingly crawled out of the woodwork as well as those opposed to President Bush. But have these individuals read carefully the report...? While no facilities were found producing chemical or biological agents on a large scale, many clandestine laboratories operating under the Iraqi Intelligence Services were found to be engaged in small-scale...
  • Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says

    12/15/2005 5:14:36 AM PST · by mal · 75 replies · 2,589+ views
    Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started, Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom says. The assertion comes as President Bush said yesterday that much of the intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was incorrect. The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. "He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria," General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. "No one went to Syria to find it."
  • Iraqi WMD Mystery Solved

    07/02/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT · by Strategy · 62 replies · 6,569+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | By Jamie Glazov
    It has been confirmed across the board that 18-wheelers were seen going into Syria before the war, crossing the border soon after Iraqi intelligence replaced the border guards and cleared nearby areas for their passage. There are also eyewitness reports of the trucks going into Syria, and eyewitness reports of their burial in Lebanon. The trucks with the weapons were tracked to three locations in Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, currently controlled by the Syrians, Iranians, and Hezbollah. Sources I've spoken with that have seen satellite photos of the movements confirm that the WMD in Syria are at military bases,...
  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israel’s border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't (Amir Taheri)

    07/20/2007 5:56:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 419+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    Iran: The Conspiracy that Wasn't July 20, 2007 The New York Post Amir Taheri . . . THOUGH IT DOES SEEM A FINE IDEA Esfandiari: Hardly a "foreign plotter." EVER since its creation in 1979, the Islamic Republic in Iran has been obsessed with conspiracy theories, especially "foreign plots" to topple it. This paranoia was demonstrated again Wednesday with the televised confessions of two U.S. citizens of Iranian origin arrested in Tehran and accused of working for the "Great Satan." To most Iranians who watched the sordid show, the two "enemies of Islam" seemed unlikely heroes of an international conspiracy....
  • Deadly chemicals are found dumped in river

    04/05/2003 7:42:31 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 31 replies · 1,064+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 4-5-03 | David Harrison
    Deadly chemicals are found dumped in river By David Harrison in Nasiriyah (Filed: 06/04/2003) Mustard gas and cyanide have been found in river water in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, coalition forces said yesterday. The poisonous substances are believed to have been dumped in the Euphrates either by Iraqi soldiers fleeing from American troops or local factories that produced weapons of mass destruction. A spokesman for the United States marines, based just outside the city, described the quantities of chemical agents found as "significant" and claimed that it was further evidence that Saddam Hussein has produced weapons of mass destruction....
  • President Bush exonerated of 'misleading statements' leading to Iraq war

    07/06/2008 3:16:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 281+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-6-08 | Vincent Gioia
    Return to the Article July 06, 2008President Bush exonerated of 'misleading statements' leading to Iraq warVincent Gioia In 2003 newspaper columnist Robert Novak wrote his now infamous "Mission to Niger" (published on July 14, 2003) in which he mentioned an allegedly failed attempt by Saddam Hussein to purchase uranium reported by the husband of a (not so) secret CIA agent, Valerie Plame, and mentioned her by name. Mrs. Wilson's husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, stated in a number of interviews and in subsequent writings (as listed in his 2004 memoir The Politics of Truth) that members of President...
  • Saddam's WMD's on tape : where are they ?

    07/24/2007 8:56:30 AM PDT · by drzz · 41 replies · 1,677+ views
    VIDEO ^ | 07 24 2007 | drzz
    "The US intelligence agencies have seen WMD's in a Saddam's military parade in January 2002, WMD's which have not been found after the war." Richard Miniter, intelligence expert ("Iraq had WMDs" in 22 myths that undermine the war on terror, p. 104) Where are the trucks with the big missiles we see in this propaganda video of the Saddam's era ? There are extracts of many videos, but the footage about WMDs was made after 2002 - it is too good to have been made in the late 90's of before. It is probably the parade Miniter is talking about...
  • Saddam Regime Document: Purchasing “Chemical Materials for Very Special Usage” (Translation)

    01/31/2007 12:58:22 PM PST · by jveritas · 33 replies · 3,726+ views
    Saddam regime document CMPC-2004-003406 contains a memo that talks about importing “Chemical Materials for Very Special Usage” from the “Office in Morocco”. The deal according to the memo was based on the “Gentlemen Accord” and the condition was to pay cash and directly but they decided later on to pay it through a Syrian company called Seess and according the “Iraqi-Syrian Commerce Agreement”. This document is of great importance because the “Chemical Materials for Very Special Usage” are very unlikely to fall under the civilian applications and much more likely to fall under the “Chemical Weapon Usage”.The page where...
  • 3-Star General Mike DeLong says intel shows Saddam moved WMD just before invasion

    11/28/2006 7:11:13 PM PST · by ikez78 · 114 replies · 6,760+ views
    Inside CentCom ^ | 11-28-06 | Bill Thompson
    Mike DeLong Inside CentCom If you want the inside story of what was being said and done at the top levels of U.S. government from the September 11th attacks until the fall of Saddam Hussein, you can ask one of two men -- Army General Tommy Franks, or Marine Corps General Mike DeLong, who was Franks' deputy. Listen to Mike DeLong at link....
  • AP Writer Ignores Evidence of Iraq WMD

    08/08/2006 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Quilla · 15 replies · 1,177+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2006 | Ray Robison
     A recent article by Pulitzer-winning AP writer Charles Hanley entitled “Half of U.S. still believes Iraq had WMD” builds a not so subtle argument: those who believe Saddam Hussein still had WMD need to get fitted for tin foil hats. He begins the piece with a reasonable question “Do you believe Saddam Hussein had WMD in 2003?” What follows is an examination of possible reasons why fifty percent of American’s said yes: experts see a raft of reasons why: a drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a...
  • Experts try to understand why half of U.S. still believes Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

    08/07/2006 10:08:29 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 53 replies · 1,689+ views
    AP | 8/7/06 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    Don't understand why my local paper printed this but doesn't have it on their website, so here's the Reading Eagle's website.Not trying to break the rules about not posting AP stories, but I find it interesting why this keeps popping up in the news.
  • Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq Had WMD

    08/06/2006 10:17:42 AM PDT · by cyberdasher · 64 replies · 1,831+ views
    AP news ^ | 08/06/2006 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    Unable to link directly to AP. . .
  • Ex-agent says U.S. ignored WMD sites (politics, fear got in way)

    08/05/2006 9:18:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/5/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Dave Gaubatz A former U.S. federal agent and counter-terrorism specialist deployed to Iraq before the war says he waged a three-year, unsuccessful battle to get officials to search four sites where he believes the former Saddam regime buried weapons of mass destruction. Dave Gaubatz, an Arabic linguist who now serves as chief investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, told his story to Ryan Mauro of WorldThreats.com. Gaubatz said the suspected sites have never been searched by the Iraq Survey Group, the fact-finding mission dispatched by the U.S.-led multinational force. Two sites are within the city limits of Nasariyah,...
  • Report on Prewar Intelligence Lagging [Barfer]

    07/31/2006 10:46:12 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 9 replies · 351+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2006 | Dafna Linzer
    When angry Democrats briefly shut down the Senate last year to protest the slow pace of a congressional investigation into prewar intelligence on Iraq, Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) claimed a rare victory. Republicans called it a stunt but promised to quickly wrap up the inquiry. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is overseeing the investigation, said his report was near completion and there was no need for the fuss. That was nine months ago. The Republican-led committee, which agreed in February 2004 to write the report, has yet to complete...
  • WMD Truth Is Out

    07/29/2006 10:01:33 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 88 replies · 3,019+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2006 | IBD
    <p>Americans are waking up from a distorted reality. Half now believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. That's up sharply from last year, when only 36% believed that he had banned weapons.</p> <p>The numbers, from a Harris Poll conducted earlier this month, showed — again — that the "Bush lied" crowd doesn't have a good handle on the truth.</p>
  • Half of Americans Believe Hussein Had WMD (72% say Iraqis are better off now)

    07/29/2006 9:53:19 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 904+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | July 29, 2006 | Angus Reid
    Many adults in the United States think Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the coalition effort, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. 50 per cent of respondents believe Saddam Hussein’s regime had such weapons when the U.S. invaded, up 14 points since February 2005. Polling Data Do you believe that the following statements are true? Jul. 2006 Feb. 2005 Oct. 2004 The Iraqis are better off now than they were under Saddam Hussein 72% 76% 76% Saddam Hussein had strong links with al-Qaeda 64% 64% 62% History will give the U.S. credit for bringing freedom...