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  • UN inspectors 'spent their days drinking' [Iraq]

    02/15/2005 6:14:33 PM PST · by saquin · 51 replies · 2,045+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/16/05 | Francis Harris
    UN inspectors in Iraq spent their working hours drinking vodka while ignoring a shadowy nocturnal fleet believed to be smuggling goods for Saddam Hussein, a former senior inspector told the US Senate yesterday. In a move that provoked fury from officials of the Swiss firm Cotecna, an Australian former inspector detailed a picture of incompetence, indifference and drunkeness among the men acting as the frontline for UN sanctions. Arthur Ventham, a former Australian army officer and customs officer, joined the operation in 2002 and worked at various sites in Iraq and neighbouring states. He said that at Iskendurun in eastern...
  • Undated Document: Change Chemical, Nuclear, And Missiles Sites for Fear of Western Attack

    04/25/2006 12:56:52 PM PDT · by jveritas · 104 replies · 6,578+ views
    This document ISGZ-2004-007589 is an undated Top Secret and Immediate memo sent by the Director of Iraqi Intelligence to the Military Industrialization Commission asking warning them about potential military attacks by the West against Nuclear, Chemical, and Long Range Missile Sites and he asked them to do what they can to hide these targets in order to prevent the air strikes from succeeding in hitting the targets . What is also interesting in this document that the Iraqi Intelligence Service obtained the information from a Double Agent who was given the information of the attack targets by Western Intelligence Services...
  • Iraqi Document: Highly Radioactive Atomic Neutron Device (Translation)

    06/18/2006 7:08:27 PM PDT · by jveritas · 150 replies · 9,773+ views
    Document CMPC-2003-000537 is a secret and personal memo written in November 1999 by the director of the Iraqi National Monitoring Department (NMD) and addressed to the Minister of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission (MIC). The memo talks about a Neutron Source Device with High Radioactive Activity that was found in one Iraqi University and the NMD is asking that it should be returned to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization. The Neutron Source Device can be also called Neutron Generator or Neutron Initiator. This Neutron Generator device was not declared to the UN inspectors all the time they were in Iraq...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter gets up to 5½ years in prison

    10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT · by prez234 · 57 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/26/11
    The former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting has been sentenced to 1½ to 5½ years in state prison. Following his sentencing in Monroe County Court on Wednesday afternoon, Scott Ritter was led out in handcuffs and sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until it is determined which state prison he will serve his sentence at.
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • Former U.N. weapons inspector in Monroe County Court on sex sting charges (Scott Ritter)

    09/01/2010 12:25:13 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Augf 31, 2010 | David Kidwell
    His lawyers presented Monroe County Court Judge Jennifer Sibum with several motions: to dismiss the case or, failing that, change the venue for a trial that is set to begin next month. Sibum reserved decision. She is expected to make a ruling next week. Ritter is charged with contacting who he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an online chat room in February 2009 and starting a sexually based conversation. The “girl” turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer working undercover. Ritter served as the U.N. chief weapons inspector for seven years, was a harsh critic of the...
  • Former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Nabbed in Teen Sex Sting (Ritter)

    01/14/2010 2:38:48 PM PST · by Scythian · 57 replies · 2,136+ views
    Former chief United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter was arrested in a Pennsylvania sex sting in November on a litany of charges involving a lewd Internet conversation with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
  • Laurie Mylroie: Mystery of the WMDs

    01/29/2008 10:20:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 321+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/29/2008 | Laurie Mylroie
    George Piro, a personable and handsome FBI agent, appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday to tell us Saddam Hussein's secrets. The 36-year-old Lebanese-American was Saddam's interrogator. In addition to whatever the show disclosed about Saddam, it also revealed a lot about how the U.S. media and bureaucracies have handled and stoked the controversies over Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) -- basically, afflicted by chronic Alzheimer's. The events relevant to understanding OIF go back nearly 18 years -- to Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Few people worked on Iraq all those years. Still, those doing so now ought to know that history....
  • Swedish researchers claim to have found proscribed weapons in Iraq

    08/03/2003 6:16:19 AM PDT · by visagoth · 85 replies · 1,458+ views
    Instapundit ^ | Expressen
    Swedish researchers claim to have found proscribed weapons in Iraq A group of Swedish researchers, travelling to Iraq without the knowledge of the Swedish government, is announcing that they have found missiles for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in a house in Baghdad. The finds will be presented in a forthcoming production by World Television Network (WTN). The information supposedly came to Swedish WTN reporter Maria Wera Cedrell, who has worked in Iraq for 15 years, through an Iraqi scientist. She was assisted by former arms inspector and WMD expert Åke Sellström from Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI)....
  • 2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage

    06/22/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jveritas · 210 replies · 12,375+ views
    March 2003 UN Iraq WMD Report ^ | June 22 2006 | jveritas
    Since the story broke yesterday about finding 500 Shells of Chemical Weapons in Iraq, shells that contain Sulfur Mustard Gas or Sarin Gas, the Left and their media were quick to dismiss this extremely important find by using the lame excuse that these Chemical weapons Shells were produced before 1991 and hence its not effective anymore because it has much lower quality”. However in March 2003 UN report about Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction there is the following on page 77 (Page 79 of the pdf file), paragraph 1 of the report http://www.un.org/Depts/unmovic/documents/6mar.pdf : “ The Sulfur Mustard contained in...
  • 2002 Document: Chemical Material Hidden Underground (Translation)

    06/02/2006 11:13:28 AM PDT · by jveritas · 206 replies · 20,553+ views
    Document Document ISGQ-2003-00004530 dated September 15 2002 is a memo from a General in Saddam Feedayeens to the Supervisor of those Feedayeens who is not other than Uday Saddam Hussein. The memo talks about a hidden large container that contain a Chemical Material and that it was buried under the ground near Fallujah back when Hussein Kamal Hussein was in charge of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission. Hussein Kamal was the brother in law of Saddam who fled to Jordan in 1995 exposed to the world that Saddam still have WMD and then Saddam tricked him to come back by...
  • UNSCOM Document Defines Iraqs Extensive Biological WMD Program (Weaponized Anthrax)

    03/28/2006 6:44:10 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 60 replies · 1,586+ views
    United Nations ^ | 1999 | United Nations Special Commission
    UNSCOM Document defines Iraq's Extensive Biological Weapons Program. Iraq began making anthrax in 1985 and was known to continue until 1991. It achieved weaponized anthrax capabilities. Excerpts of document follow. (x) In summary, Iraq has declared the production of at least 19,000 litres of concentrated botulinum toxin (nearly 10,000 litres were filled into munitions), 8,500 litres of concentrated anthrax (some 6,500 litres were filled into munitions) and 2,200 litres of concentrated aflatoxin (1,580 litres were filled into munitions); 76. Iraq's biological weapons programme as described to the Commission embraced a comprehensive range of agents and munitions. Agents under Iraq's biological...
  • 'Bush Was Right'(Saddam's WMD)

    02/21/2006 5:38:24 PM PST · by kellynla · 154 replies · 4,792+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/21/2006 | staff
    WMD: The quote above is that of a former UNSCOM member after translating and reviewing 12 hours of taped conversations between Saddam Hussein and his aides. So what's on the covers of Time and Newsweek? Funny thing about dictators and tyrants: Very often they are meticulous record keepers. The fall of the Third Reich, the Soviet Union and Saddam Hussein's Iraq all produced treasure troves of information. In Iraq's case, there were so many documents and records that even now only a small fraction have been translated and analyzed. Among them are 12 hours of conversations from the early 1990s...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or commission@nion.us News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: http://www.bushcommission.org An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • The Imperative to Use Force Against Iranian Nuclearization [long]

    01/05/2006 11:05:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | December 15, 2005 | Efraim Inbar
    A nuclear Iran is a serious threat to the Middle East. Moreover, a nuclear bomb in the hands of the mullahs may have far-reaching repercussions, far beyond the Middle East. Iran’s deeply rooted ideological hostility towards Israel, coupled with its emerging military capabilities puts the Jewish state in a particularly vulnerable spot. Diplomacy is doomed to fail, leaving only the threat to use force and the actual use of force as viable options to delay the fruition of the Iranian nuclear program.
  • '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...
  • Mylroie: "..the source of the near-universal belief that Iraq had WMD

    10/25/2005 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 35 replies · 2,289+ views
    Iraq News newsletter | 10-25-2005 | Laurie Mylroie
    From: Laurie Mylroie sam11@erols.com Iraq News Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:04:26 -0400 Robert Kagan [link below] reminds us of the origin of the view that Iraq retained large quantities of weapons proscribed by UNSCR 687, the formal cease-fire to the 1991 Gulf War. Following that war, it was long believed that the bulk of Iraq's WMD was destroyed in the month-long bombing campaign that began the U.S.-led assault to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. It was further assumed that the UN weapons inspectors, UNSCOM, were merely mopping up what remained. But in August 1995, as Iraq was pressing UNSCOM to...
  • How Susan Lindauer Was Caught

    03/11/2004 3:07:02 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 168 replies · 934+ views
    NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York
    Susan Lindauer, the former Democratic congressional aide charged with spying for Iraq, was arrested several months after meeting with an FBI agent who posed as a Libyan intelligence agent looking to recruit support for Iraqi groups attacking U.S. forces in the aftermath of the war. According to the indictment charging Lindauer with conspiracy to spy for Iraq, that meeting took place on June 23, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. The indictment charges that Lindauer and the agent "discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." The indictment says Lindauer met with the agent again...
  • 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...