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  • 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 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...
  • DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria

    07/28/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 110 replies · 9,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 28, 2006 | N/A
    The following is a translation of a newly posted Iraqi document done by an unofficial translator. The document, posted in Arabic, is from a Department Of Defense program. It is dated July 13 -- probably 2003.In it an Iraqi opposition source (a Kurd) working in Syria reports on the movement of Iraqi trucks to Syria before the start of the US invasion of Iraq. It is his understanding that the trucks contained proscribed weapons of mass destruction.EnlargeEnlargeHere is one page from the pdf file showing the original document in Arabic:Enlarge
  • Symposium: Proving Saddam’s WMDs

    07/28/2006 5:43:42 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 July 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Despite the antiwar Left's favorite mantra about how Bush lied regarding WMDs in Iraq, the evidence now proves there were WMDs after all. According to recent announcement made by Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra , approximately 500 weapons munitions, containing degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent, have been discovered in Iraq since 2003. Saddam, therefore, had the means to put WMDs into terrorists' hands. So what is the primary significance of these revelations? And why are these developments not front page news in our media? Where are all of Bush's critics who called him a liar? Where are...
  • Case Closed:The truth about the Iraqi-Niger "yellowcake" nexus.

    07/26/2006 2:11:30 AM PDT · by The Raven · 25 replies · 1,258+ views
    Slate ^ | July 26, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    Valerie Plame and Joseph WilsonNow that Joseph and Valerie Wilson's fantasies of having been persecuted by high officials in the administration have been so thoroughly dispelled by Robert Novak (and now that it seems the prosecutor has determined that there was no breach of the relevant laws to begin with), we may return to the more important original question. Was there good reason to suppose that Iraqi envoys visited Niger in search of "yellowcake" uranium ore? In a series of columns, I have argued that the answer to this is "yes," and that British intelligence was right to inform Washington...
  • More Americans Think WMDs Were in Iraq

    07/25/2006 4:36:59 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 51 replies · 1,010+ views
    CNS ^ | July 25, 2006 | Monisha Bansal
    ( - According to a recent Harris Poll, a growing number of Americans believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States went to war in March 2003. Fifty percent of American adults, when questioned by telephone between July 5 and 11 said they believe weapons of mass destruction (WMD) existed in Iraq before the U.S. invaded and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. In February and March 2003 - just before and just after the invasion - Harris Interactive found that 81 percent of Americans believed the WMDs existed, but following the Iraq Survey Group's 2004 report, which...
  • HARRIS POLL: Belief that Iraq Had Weapons of Mass Destruction Has Increased Substantially

    07/24/2006 12:43:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 2,243+ views
    Harris Interactive ^ | July 21, 2006
    Despite being widely reported in the media that the U.S. and other countries have not found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, surprisingly; more U.S. adults (50%) think that Iraq had such weapons when the U.S. invaded Iraq. This is an increase from 36 percent in February 2005. Overall, attitudes toward the war in Iraq are negative, and less than half of the U.S. population believes that the threat of terrorism has been reduced. U.S. adults are not confident that Iraq’s government will eventually become stable, and many think the war in Iraq is continuing to hurt respect for...
  • Saddam Hussein's Last Known Written Order

    07/18/2006 5:28:22 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 39 replies · 2,368+ views
    The Morning Paper | 07/18/06 | vanity
    One of the Last Pre-War Documents : From Saddam Himself ! IZSP-2003-00000008 (Full Translation) Order Number: 31 Based on Para B, Article 58 of the Constitution,the following Order is issued : All people and companies in the private and mixed sectors are forbidden from importing and producing Biological, Chemical and Nuclear weapons and materials. All Ministries involved must carry out this order,and must prosecute violators. Written in Baghdad on 14 Feb 2003. Saddam Hussein Top Secret Western Area. The above order is from from the President # 1133 15 Feb 2003 #3092, 25 Feb 2003 Please review. From: COL Nabeel...
  • Set WMD Truth Free...(For all the talk of “lies,” the truth will set President Bush free)

    07/17/2006 8:36:38 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 40 replies · 1,311+ views
    NRO ^ | July 17, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    Like chanting Buddhist monks, the president’s critics repeat 100 times daily: “Bush Lied — People Died.” The “lie,” of course, is that Saddam Hussein possessed Weapons of Mass Death. “There were none,” Senator Jack Reed (D., R.I.) told his colleagues June 21. “They were not there.” Absent such munitions, the argument goes, U.S. involvement in Iraq is nothing but a blood-soaked misadventure unfolding on a collapsed façade of falsehoods. Nevertheless, while the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • Republican Lawmakers Cite Shells as WMD Proof

    07/10/2006 10:02:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2006 | Rowan Scarborough
    Congressional Republicans are at odds with Democrats -- and the Bush administration -- over the significance of 500 munitions found in Iraq since 2003 and recently disclosed by the Pentagon. The rocket and artillery shells hold deadly sarin and mustard gas, a small part of the vast weapons of mass destruction (WMD) arsenal that Saddam Hussein built in the 1980s. Republican lawmakers say the 500-plus shells, with more likely to be found in the coming months, are evidence that Saddam was still concealing WMDs in 2003 in violation of United Nations resolutions to disarm after Iraq's failed invasion of Kuwait....
  • The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled?

    07/08/2006 7:31:43 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 12 replies · 1,296+ views
    Heritage Foundation press release ^ | 7-8-06 | Press Release
    The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled? RSVP | Send to a Friend Date: July 11, 2006 Time: 12:00 noon Speaker(s): Keynote Remarks by: The Honorable Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) Chairman, House Intelligence Committee Followed by a Panel Discussion with: Peter Brookes Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs, The Heritage Foundation Thomas Joscelyn Terrorism Researcher Michael Tanji Former Chief of the Document and Media Exploitation Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Human Intelligence Host(s): James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation Details:...
  • Iraqi Documents: UNMOVIC Knew Of Renewed WMD Efforts

    07/07/2006 4:49:27 PM PDT · by auzerais · 24 replies · 1,785+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | July 7, 2006 | Captain Ed
    Iraqi Documents: UNMOVIC Knew Of Renewed WMD Efforts Continuing my review of the many documents released from the DocEx files over the last two days, I found yet another interesting piece of information regarding Saddam Hussein's pursuit of WMD. In a summary of a larger document, the translators found that Iraq had restarted its processing of castor-bean extraction, from which ricin can be developed -- and that UNMOVIC discovered it in December 2002. From CMPC-2003-003766-HT.pdf, with line breaks and emphases mine: Ricin toxin is found in the bean of the castor plant. UNMOVIC inspections since December 2002 have verified that...
  • Iraqi Documents: Our Friends, The Russians

    07/07/2006 12:04:41 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 29 replies · 1,300+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 7-07-06 | Captain
    One of the reasons that the DoD may have sat on the captured IIS files without translating or releasing them, some speculate, was that the contents may embarrass some of our allies in the overall war on terror. One document released yesterday seems to support that analysis. According to document CMPC-2003-000878, the Russians gave more active support to Saddam prior to the March 2003 invasion than previously known -- and they used Syria as a conduit for their materiel:
  • 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:
  • Sarin, Mustard Gas, And Biological Weapons: These Are A Few Iraqi WMDs

    07/07/2006 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 58 replies · 2,413+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 7/7/06 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Democrats - and their liberal media myrmidons - often quote former Iraq Survey Group (ISG) Director David Kay about weapons of mass destruction (WMD's) in Iraq - yet they do so selectively. On June 29, Kay testified before a House Armed Services Committee hearing regarding recent information made public about WMD's found in Iraq. They never mentioned what he said during that hearing. The hearing was chaired by Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon. During his opening statement Weldon said, "Today, the full committee meets in open session to receive testimony on information - released just last week by the Director of...
  • Iraq Was Hiding Chemical Weapons Facilities in 1999

    07/07/2006 4:55:29 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Powerline ^ | July 06, 2006 | John
    The conventional wisdom about Iraq's WMD programs is that they were moribund after the First Gulf War, and the hundreds of chemical weapons that have been found in Iraq are merely detritus which was most likely lost or forgotten by Saddam's government. That narrative flies in the face of a great deal of physical and documentary evidence, much of which we have discussed on this site. But a newly-translated Project Harmony document, CMPC-2003-00011084-HT-DHM2A.pdf, provides some of the most definitive evidence yet that Saddam's government continued its illicit weapons programs long after the conclusion of the Gulf War. This document is...
  • Saddam And Anthrax Operations

    07/06/2006 10:25:56 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Captains Quarters blog ^ | 7-6-06 | Captain
    In yet another document captured by the Coalition from the files of the IIS, we have yet another piece of evidence that Saddam Hussein continued his pursuit of WMD. In document BIAP-2003-004552.pdf, we have a short memorandum announcing a transfer to a biological weapons program:
  • Project Harmony Documents Show Chemical 'Projects' In 2003

    07/06/2006 10:24:32 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 9 replies · 776+ views
    Captains Quarters blog ^ | 7-6-06 | Captain
    The translated documents from the captured IIS files have even more information on Saddam Hussein's activity in WMD research and development. BIAP-2003-003057.pdf has the agenda from a January 21, 2003 meeting that involves chemical projects scheduled for implementation in the coming year:
  • 2002 Document: Orders To Watch For Americans Burying WMD in The Western Desert (Translation)

    07/05/2006 7:28:40 AM PDT · by jveritas · 78 replies · 6,665+ views
    Document ISGQ-2003-0044 ISGQ-2003-00044390 390 contains a November/27/2002 Top Secret and Urgent memo from the Baath Party Command in Fallujah and in relation to another letter from the office of the Presidential Secretariat (Saddam Hussein Personal Secretary) and it is addressed to all the People Commands in the Anbar Province (The Western Desert) asking them to watch for Americans or Zionists (Israelis) forces that can potentially bury prohibited materials, WMD, in the Anbar province so it will frame Iraq and find an excuse to punish Iraq according to the memo. The Anbar province which is the hot bed of the terrorists...
  • Mobile Labs Could Not Have Produced Hydrogen As Described, Prologue

    07/03/2006 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 52 replies · 2,294+ views
    Captain's Quarter's Blog ^ | 7/3/06 | Captain Ed
    From Captain's Quarters:  I have written several times about the issue of the mobile laboratories in Iraq and the subsequent conventional wisdom that they served as hydrogen generators for weather balloons instead of WMD production facilities. In April, I pointed out that the hydrogen theory came as a minority opinion within the CIA/DIA teams that reviewed the two labs captured by the Coalition. One month later, Joseph Shahda translated a key memo showing that the Iraqis spent $33 million on the mobile labs in September 2002, while America decided to take military action against the Iraqis, and that the same...
  • Where Is the Weapons Story?(Brent Bozell)

    07/01/2006 7:32:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 34 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III
    While the Bush administration focuses on the elimination of the terrorist threat in Iraq, the Saddam-was-no-threat left has remained obsessed with the pre-war months, not only harping on the failures of Western intelligence, but more importantly, advancing a hardened historical narrative. They would have the world believe the Bush administration was not only wrong about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but also lied intentionally and went to war for some unstated cynical reason -- oil, enriching war profiteers, avenging Daddy Bush. To a large degree, they are succeeding with their revisionist history lesson, and the proof...
  • Weldon: WMD discovery justifies invasion

    06/30/2006 6:13:55 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 85 replies · 2,665+ views
    Delco Times ^ | June 30, 2006 | William Bender
    U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon presided over a House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday in which the commander of the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) acknowledged that the degraded chemical munitions revealed in last week’s report constitute weapons of mass destruction. While the usefulness of the approximately 500 pre-Gulf War munitions is disputed by weapons experts, Weldon said in his opening statement their discovery over the past three years justifies the March 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime. "I want to be absolutely clear about what we are talking about here. These 500 chemical munitions are weapons of mass...

    06/30/2006 1:46:40 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 7 replies · 1,008+ views
    In the years since the United States led a “Coalition of the Willing” in the liberation of Iraq, few issues have been more contentious and more afflicted with confusion, misinformation and hyperbole than the question of whether Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and, if so, what became of them. I commend this distinguished Committee for its willingness to try to get to the bottom of so vexing a matter, and appreciate greatly being afforded the opportunity to contribute to its deliberations.
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 10:26:55 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 24 replies · 1,050+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | June 29, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee.
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 7:48:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 2,527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. It was signed in 1993 and entered into force in 1997. The munitions found...
  • Rep. Curt Weldon: U.S. Still Finding WMD in Iraq

    06/29/2006 5:39:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,037+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/29/06 | Reuters
    The U.S. military has found more Iraqi weapons in recent months, in addition to the 500 chemical munitions recently reported by the Pentagon, a top defense intelligence official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Michael Maples, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, did not specify if the newly found weapons were also chemical munitions. But he said he expected more. "I do not believe we have found all the weapons," he told the House Armed Services Committee, offering few details in an open session that preceded a classified briefing to lawmakers. Responding to questions from lawmakers anxious to make political points ahead...
  • Iraqi Documents: Plans To Produce Prohibited Chemical Weapons Precursors (Translation)

    06/28/2006 6:34:38 PM PDT · by jveritas · 83 replies · 5,933+ views
    Document dated in the year 2000 and document dated January 2002 contain memos that talk about finalized research and the plans to locally produce Chemical Materials that can be used as Precursors for Chemical Weapons and that are prohibited by the United Nations for Iraq to produce locally. These materials were allowed to be imported under strict UN regulation because it can be used for other civilian industries and that Iraq should have declared exactly the imported quantities of these materials and where it is used and the balance in bi-yearly report to the UN. However Iraq was...
  • More Missing Iraqi WMDs Found

    06/27/2006 5:26:29 PM PDT · by Venator · 12 replies · 1,311+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 27 June 2006 | JDZ
    In Gaza. In the hands of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militia arm of Yasir Arafat’s al-Fatah. The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday (but the New York Times and the rest of the US MSM are pretending they have not read it): The Aksa Martyrs Brigades announced on Sunday that its members have succeeded in manufacturing chemical and biological weapons.
  • Saddam's WMD (Op-Ed by Rick Santorum and Peter Hoekstra)

    06/26/2006 12:38:33 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2006 | Senator Rick Santorum and Representative Peter Hoekstra
    On Wednesday, at our request, the director of national intelligence declassified six "key points" from a National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) report on the recovery of chemical munitions in Iraq. The summary was only a small snapshot of the entire report, but even so, it brings new information to the American people. "Since 2003," the summary states, "Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent," which remains "hazardous and potentially lethal." So there are WMDs in Iraq, and they could kill Americans there or all over the world. This latest information should...
  • Dear Alan Colmes: You know squat about mustard gas.

    06/25/2006 6:10:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 2,845+ views
    National Review ^ | 6-24-06 | Jim Geraphty
    Alan Colmes, last night: “Jim Angle, who reported this for FOX News, quotes a defense official who says these were pre-1991 weapons that could not have been fired as designed because they’d already been degraded ..." Here's what you find when you do some digging on the Internet about mustard gas: a letter from two United Nations weapons inspectors to the President of the Security Council from 1999: " a dozen mustard-filled shells were recovered at a former CW storage facility in the period 1997-1998. The chemical sampling of these munitions, in April 1998, revealed that the mustard was still...
  • Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq?

    06/25/2006 10:41:00 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 28 replies · 1,141+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2006, 9:07PM | By KATHLEEN PARKER
    Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq? By KATHLEEN PARKER If you thought Democrats and Republicans were politically divided over the war in Iraq, you haven't seen anything yet. The real battle apparently is being waged under the radar between the White House, the intelligence community and Congress. ADVERTISEMENT At the center of the current skirmish is a newly unclassified document released last Wednesday that seems to confirm evidence of WMD in Saddam's Iraq, including both degraded and possibly lethal chemical agents. According to the document, coalition forces have recovered some 500 weapons munitions since 2003 that...
  • WMDs: The Real Scandal

    06/25/2006 7:10:37 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 28 replies · 1,430+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jun 25, 2006 | Kevin McCullough
    WMDs: The real scandal By Kevin McCullough Jun 25, 2006 By now much of the nation has finally heard the truth; George Bush never lied about weapons of mass destruction. By now most of America is realizing that the President who has been pummeled mercilessly on the fact that such weapons were missing, is deserving of public apologies from every Ted, Dick, and Harry the Senate can cough up. If you have been living under a rock here's the short measure of it. On Wednesday of this last week, Senator Rick Santorum and Congressman Peter Hoekstra revealed to the press...
  • Iraq WMD red flags ignored, ex-CIA aide tells paper

    06/25/2006 1:03:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 41 replies · 1,683+ views
    ABC News and Reuters ^ | June 25, 2006
    ABC News Iraq WMD red flags ignored, ex-CIA aide tells paper Reuters June 25, 2006 WASHINGTON - A former CIA officer says he made repeated efforts to alert top agency officials to problems with an Iraqi defector's claims about the country's mobile biological weapons labs but he was ignored, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. CIA officer Tyler Drumheller said he personally crossed out a reference to the labs from a classified draft of a U.N. speech by Secretary of State Colin Powell because he recognized the source as a defector, code-named Curveball, who was suspected to be mentally unstable...
  • Dedicated Group Hopes to Prove Chemicals Killed Kurds

    06/24/2006 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 244+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/24/06 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    For 18 years, Dr. Aubin Heyndrickx has tended the sealed jars containing strands of hair and scraps of clothing he gathered from a dead woman's body. Collected in Halabja, one of many Kurdish towns in northern Iraq that were attacked with chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein's army in 1988, the jars have been stored in a blue plastic drum in his lab ever since, waiting. Now, as prosecutors prepare to try Hussein in Baghdad on charges of genocide against the Kurds, Heyndrickx, who has retired as director of the toxicology lab at the State University of Ghent, would like the...
  • INTELLIGENCE: Why Iraq WMD Finds Were Kept Secret

    06/24/2006 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Wiz · 113 replies · 3,704+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2006 Jun 23 | Harold C. Hutchison
    June 23, 2006: The revelation that Coalition forces have discovered about 500 shells containing chemical weapons (mostly sarin nerve gas and mustard gas) since 2003, most of which are pre-1991 Gulf War vintage, leads to the question as to why the U.S. waited so long to reveal this. The U.S. government has taken a beating for supposed failures to find weapons of mass destruction in the press, and from political opponents. There have been some discoveries that have made the news, most notably an incident in May, 2004, when terrorists used a 155-millimeter shell loaded with sarin in an IED....
  • The real WMD scandal

    06/24/2006 1:45:20 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 1,827+ views ^ | Friday, June 23, 2006 | Kevin McCullough
    By now much of the nation has finally heard the truth: George Bush never lied about weapons of mass destruction. By now most of America is realizing that the president, who has been pummeled mercilessly on the fact that such weapons were missing, is deserving of public apologies from every Ted, Dick and Harry the Senate can cough up. If you have been living under a rock, here's the short measure of it. On Wednesday, Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra revealed to the press for the first time the declassified portion of documents demonstrating that U.S. military had...
  • Man Says He Has Proof Of Possible WMD's In Iraq

    06/23/2006 9:22:04 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 80 replies · 3,018+ views
    CBS11TV ^ | Jun 23, 2006 10:01 pm US/Central | Jack Fink
    Man Says He Has Proof Of Possible WMD's In Iraq Jack Fink Reporting (CBS 11 News) DENTON A Denton man says the United States was premature in calling off the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He was one of a handful of people who helped the U.S. military in its search, and says he's concerned about four sites in Iraq that he knows were not searched. Dave Gaubatz, who is a retired military counter-terrorism agent, believes biological and chemical weapons could be buried at the four sites in Iraq. The now chief investigator for the Dallas County...