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  • Iraqi Document: Highly Radioactive Atomic Neutron Device (Translation)

    06/18/2006 7:08:27 PM PDT · by jveritas · 149 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...
  • Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector

    03/11/2005 6:36:52 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 203 replies · 7,904+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/12/2005 | Francis Harris
    Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/03/2005) Saddam Hussein's regime offered a $2 million (£1.4 million) bribe to the United Nations' chief weapons inspector to doctor his reports on the search for weapons of mass destruction
  • OIL 'SPY' LOBBIED CARTER

    01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/05 | NILES LATHEM
    Former President Jimmy Carter was a target of the clandestine lobby campaign launched by an Iraqi-American businessman who admitted he was paid millions of dollars to undermine U.S. policy toward Iraq, it was revealed yesterday. Virginia-based oilman Samir Vincent earlier this week became the first person to plead guilty in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. He had several contacts with the former Democratic president in a bid to weaken and eventually repeal sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, investigators said. Contacts with Vincent dated back to 1999, when Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, hosted a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders at their...
  • AIM Report: Saddam's Secret Campaign to Stop the War

    12/25/2004 11:28:41 PM PST · by Nick Danger · 25 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 23, 2004 | AIM
    The U.S. is engaged in a bloody war in Iraq for the purpose of eliminating the remnants of a terrorist regime, foreign terrorists, and bringing democracy to Iraq and the region. It is a big gamble that has put radical Islam on the defensive around the world. But shocking evidence demonstrates that controversial former U.S. Marine and former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who now writes for the anti-American Arab "news" organization Al Jazeera, was involved in a controversial effort to stop the war by enlisting prominent personalities in a "peace" campaign.
  • Dutch national involved with weaponsprogram Iraq (delivering chemicals to produce musterdgas)

    02/08/2003 6:27:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 878+ views
    Nu.nl ^ | Februari 08 2003
    According to security services, a Dutch chemist is suspected to have been involved with the banned weapons program of Saddam Hussein. It is the 60 year old Frans van A. from Den Helder. This was reported by the newspaper 'De Telegraaf' on Saturday. Van A. is probebly hiding in Baghdad, heavily guarded by the Iraqi Republican Guards. He has been under surveillance by the Dutch security service AIVD for several years. According to the AIVD, it is an 'unique situation', because Van A. is one of the few foreigners that has intensive contacts to the regime of Saddam Hussein. Also...
  • Dutch to prosecute man for allegedly supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals [Halabja]

    12/07/2004 4:20:15 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,560+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12-07-04 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge a Dutch chemicals dealer as an accomplice to genocide for supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals used in the 1988 chemical attack on a Kurdish town that killed an estimated 5,000 civilians. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor's office said the suspect, who was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, will face charges ''for violating the laws of war and involvement in genocide.'' Prosecutors said Frans van Anraat, a 62-year-old chemicals dealer, had been a suspect since 1989, when he was arrested in Milan, Italy, at the request of the...
  • Dutchman suspected of aiding Saddam in war crimes is arrested

    A MAN suspected of helping former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein commit war crimes and genocide by supplying him with materials for chemical weapons, has been arrested by the Netherlands authorities. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old man, identified as Frans van Anraat by Dutch television, was arrested at his Amsterdam home on Monday as he prepared to leave the Netherlands. "According to the United Nations, the Dutchman is one of the most important middlemen in Iraq’s acquisition of chemical material," Dutch prosecutors said in a statement. "The man is suspected of supplying thousands of tonnes of raw materials for chemical weapons between...
  • Allies Find Signs of Iraq's Chemical Preparedness [but UN found "NOTHING" at Al Qa Qaa in April 2003

    10/25/2004 12:05:44 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 118 replies · 7,932+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4-4-03 | AP
    As the military advances closer to Baghdad, signs of Iraqi chemical preparedness are multiplying, although there is still no conclusive evidence Saddam Hussein's regime possesses weapons of mass destruction. On Friday, troops at a training facility in the western Iraqi desert came across a bottle labeled "tabun" -- a nerve gas and chemical weapon Iraq is banned from possessing. Closer to Baghdad, troops at Iraq's largest military industrial complex found nerve agent antidotes, documents describing chemical warfare and a white powder that appeared to be used for explosives. U.N. weapons inspectors went repeatedly to the vast al Qa Qaa complex...
  • 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...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • Iraq Weapons Hunter Was Stymied By Albright

    10/07/2004 8:34:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 7,622+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/7/04 | Carl Limbacher
    United Nations - CIA-Iraq chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, whose report cast doubt on Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, was blocked from reaching that same conclusion in 1999-2000 by the Clinton White House. Before officially joining the CIA weapons hunt earlier this year, Duelfer spent more than 8 years hunting WMD at the United Nations, first for the noted Swede Rolf Ekeus, than the flamboyant Aussie Richard Butler. Butler, known for his repeated clashes with Iraq officials, was eventually forced out of his U.N. job by the French and Russian ambassadors in June...
  • Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/05/2004 9:06:28 AM PDT · by man from mars · 16 replies · 1,124+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 5, 2004 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to...
  • UN inspector 'took £60,000 Iraq bribes'

    10/05/2004 7:26:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Daily telegraph UK ^ | (Filed: 06/10/2004) | By David Rennie in Washington
    UN inspector 'took £60,000 Iraq bribes' Iraqi oil officials have accused a United Nations inspector of taking almost £60,000 in bribes from Saddam Hussein's regime as his henchmen and foreign business partners siphoned millions from the UN's oil-for-food programme, it was reported yesterday. An inquiry by officials in the State Oil Marketing Organisation - a body which, under Saddam, was a key player in schemes that allegedly diverted billions in oil revenues from the UN-run programme - accused an inspector contracted through the Dutch company Saybolt of falsifying documents in return for bribes, the Wall Street Journal reported. Saybolt was...
  • Iraqi Nerve Gas, WMD Find Blows Away Pundits

    05/17/2004 3:01:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 89 replies · 2,119+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | May 17, 2004 | Charles R. Smith
    The discovery of an Iraqi artillery shell armed with nerve gas has the liberal community and mass media in a panic. The 155mm nerve gas shell was rigged to kill U.S. troops but it failed. U.S. Brig. General Mark Kimmitt confirmed the discovery during a news conference in Baghdad. Yet, the discovery of nerve gas was followed by a second revelation. A second shell, equipped with mustard gas was found two weeks ago. The mustard gas shell identified by the special WMD inspection team in Iraq appears to be one of 550 declared by Saddam to U.N. inspectors during the...
  • An eye-opener from Blix

    03/19/2004 11:21:32 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 220+ views
    <p>Hans Blix has pounded the final nail in the coffin of left-wing bilge that has despicably charged President Bush and his administration with lying about intelligence on WMD in Iraq. In fact, in his new book, "Disarming Iraq," Mr. Blix acknowledges that he also believed that Iraq had failed for years to comply with its post-Gulf War (1991) obligation to destroy its WMD.</p>
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • Ion Mihai Pacepa, former Romanian KGB chief interview (SCARY)

    03/01/2004 2:58:34 PM PST · by MinorThreat · 14 replies · 1,135+ views
    frontpage magazine ^ | 3/1/04 | jamie glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Ion Mihai Pacepa, former acting chief of Communist Romania’s espionage service. In 1987 he published Red Horizons (Regnery Gateway), reprinted in 24 countries. In 1999 Mr. Pacepa authored The Black Book of the Securitate, reportedly an all time bestseller in Romania. He is now finishing a book on the origins of current anti-Americanism. Pacepa: Contemporary political memory seems to be conveniently afflicted with some kind of Alzheimer's disease. Not long ago, every Western leader, starting with President Clinton, fumed against Saddam’s WMD. Now almost no one remembers that after General Hussein Kamel, Saddam’s son-in-law, defected...
  • Statements by war opponents re: existence of WMD

    01/29/2004 2:13:16 PM PST · by fourdeuce82d · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Does anybody have a "canonical" list of statements by Gore, Clinton, Kerry, German Intel, French intel, Chirac etc.? If not, then please post whatever statements/quotes that can be cited- we don't need "well my cousin's hairdresser heard X say blah blah blah" What I'm looking for is stuff like "On june 15 2000 in the NYT Pres. Clinton was quoted as saying 'Sodom has wmd'" A compilation of this stuff would make a neat little "fact bomb" for shutting up 'Rats...
  • Flashback! Full Text of Clinton's Speech on Iraq at the Start of Desert Fox (WMD)

    01/27/2004 5:53:15 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 22 replies · 3,621+ views
    Public Domain | Dec. 16, 1998 | Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton: Good evening. Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world. Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons. I want to explain why I have decided,...
  • UNSCOM 1997 Report: Iraq IMPORTED Uranium Ore for Yellowcake!

    10/01/2003 2:54:49 PM PDT · by adam_az · 7 replies · 489+ views
    UNSCOM 3 December 1997 Major Sites Associated With Iraq's Past WMD Programs Biological sites: 1 - Salman Pak: Laboratory scale research on Anthrax, Botulinum toxin, Clostridium, perfringens (gas gangrene), mycotoxins, aflatoxins, and Ricin. Researchers at this site carried out toxicity evaluations of these agents and examined their growth characteristics and survivability. Located 40 km SE of Baghdad. 2- Al Hakum: This site was specifically designed and constructed as Iraq'ss main biological agent production facility. Prior to the Gulf War this facility produced thousands of lines of Anthrax and concentrated Botulinum toxin. Hundreds of litres of Clostridium perfringen were also...
  • Iraq's bioweapons program: detailed info on mobile labs from pre-war intel.

    06/08/2003 2:16:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 390+ views
    US State Dept. ^ | Feb. 7, 2003 | US State Dept.
    IRAQ: Failing To Disarm Biological Weapons First, biological weapons. We have talked frequently here about biological weapons. By way of introduction and history, I think there are just three quick points I need to make. First, you will recall that it took UNSCOM four long and frustrating years to pry, to pry an admission out of Iraq that it had biological weapons. Second, when Iraq finally admitted having these weapons in 1995, the quantities were vast. Less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax, a little bit -- about this amount. This is just about the amount of a teaspoon. Less...
  • Rice taps inspector with Iraq experience

    04/17/2003 11:01:42 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/18/03 | Stewart Stogel
    <p>NEW YORK — Charles Duelfer, a former State Department official who once led a weapons inspection team in Iraq, is in Baghdad directing the U.S. search for banned weapons, diplomatic sources said.</p> <p>According to the sources, White House National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, a friend of Mr. Duelfer, tapped him to lead the new inspection effort. Neither the State Department nor the United Nations would confirm his arrival in the Iraqi capital.</p>
  • Former UN weapons chief backs US claims Syria concealed weapons

    04/14/2003 10:39:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 15, 2003
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Former chief UN weapons inspector Richard Butler backed US claims Tuesday that Syria helped conceal Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, saying he saw evidence of it. The former Australian diplomat said he had seen intelligence when he headed the UN team in Iraq from 1997 until 1999 which seemed to indicate Syria had helped keep Iraq's weapons of mass destruction hidden. "I was shown some intelligence information, from overhead imagery and so on, that the Iraqis had moved some containers of stuff across the border into Syria," Butler told ABC Radio. "We had reason to believe...
  • 1998: France, Kofi Annan, Iraq form a Threesome - French Embassy Report (Must Read)

    03/10/2003 8:58:47 PM PST · by xzins · 4 replies · 220+ views
    FAS.org ^ | French Embassy
    France and the crisis of the presidential sites in IraqIn the Iraqi so-called “presidential sites” crisis, France, starting from a number of simple principles, based itself on an analysis of the situation in order to pursue resolute action in favour of a diplomatic solution, the only way of preserving what had already been achieved by the United Nations presence in Iraq and preventing grave destabilization in the Middle East. From this crisis, France draws a number of lessons relating to future cooperation between the Iraqi authorities and the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), the treatment of the issue by the...
  • Bio-Chemical Weapons & Saddam: A History.

    02/20/2003 10:29:31 PM PST · by PsyOp · 180 replies · 19,058+ views
    Various Sources | 02-20-03 | PsyOp
    Bio-Chemical Weapons & Saddam: A History. In recent months there has been a great deal of bad information going around in the argument over whether we should attack Iraq, and whether Iraq is a threat to us. Some of that bad information is simple ignorance concerning chemical and biological warfare, and some is deliberate dis-information. Among those charges are that we (1) sold Saddam chemical and biological weapons, (2) equipped his army, (3) helped him in his war with Iraq. These charges are specious but start with a germ of fact. These “facts” are always twisted, blown out of proportion...
  • Comparison-Iraq Inspections & Treaty Versailles 1919 by former Deputy UNSCOM Dir Charles Duelfer

    02/18/2003 2:27:16 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 2 replies · 711+ views
    The World on PRI ^ | 2-17-03 | Lisa Mullens
    Welcome to PRI's The World: your daily international news magazine. Question: Ray Paulie was curios about something- “How the weapons inspections carried out by the UN and Iraq compare to the inspections carried out in Germany by France under the Peace Treaty of Versailles of 1919?” Comparison of Current Iraq Inspections and the Peace Treaty of Versailles 1919 by UNSCOM former Deputy Director Charles Duelfer Mullens: “French and other international inspectors did try to disarm Germany after the Treaty Of Versailles.” ”Who in the World turns to Charles Duelfer for a comparison with Iraq. For seven years Mr. Duelfer was...
  • Weapons Inspector: French Sabotaged U.N. WMD Searches

    01/24/2003 9:43:43 PM PST · by luv2ndamend · 41 replies · 1,435+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Sat. Jan. 25, 2003; 12:32 a.m. EST
    A former U.N. weapons inspector charged Friday that in the late 1990's French members of the UNSCOM inspection team actually tried to help Iraq conceal evidence of its weapons of mass destruction program. "They gave them forewarning of the inspection targets," charged Bill Tierney, a former top U.N. weapons inspector, in an interview with radio host Sean Hannity. "Once a list of sites were designated to be inspected, the security of that list was paramount," Tierney explained. "And from the Iraqi point of view, their intelligence collection program was very easy. All they had to do was find out what...
  • History: U.S. Tried to Halt Several Searches

    10/16/2002 10:59:22 PM PDT · by the_Watchman · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 1998 | Barton Gellman
    The Clinton administration has repeatedly intervened since last fall to delay or prevent intrusive weapons inspections in Iraq by United Nations teams, according to knowledgeable American and diplomatic accounts. The interventions included at least six occasions, beginning in November 1997, in which Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright or other top administration officials sought - with success in each case but one - to persuade chief U.N. inspector Richard butler to rescind orders for surprise searches for weapons of mass destruction or to remove a controversial inspector from Iraq.
  • US Opposes Iraq Inspections Without New UN Resolution (Will STOP inspectors)

    10/01/2002 12:11:40 PM PDT · by seeker41 · 7 replies · 248+ views
    (Reuters) | October 01, 2002 02:34 PM ET
    US Opposes Iraq Inspections Without New UN Resolution WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it opposed the return of U.N. inspectors to Iraq without new instructions from the U.N. Security Council. If the arms inspectors prepare to move sooner, the United States will move into "thwart mode" to stop them, a senior State Department official said. "We feel the inspectors should not go in until there is a resolution that gives them the authority and instructions of the Security Council," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told a daily briefing. Asked what the United States would do if...
  • How Saddam Got Weapons of Mass Destruction

    09/30/2002 10:50:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 690+ views
    Insight Magazine via WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Recent intelligence information revealing dramatic progress in Iraq's nuclear- weapons program has given a new urgency to U.S. and British efforts to build international support for war with Iraq, according to Iraqi opposition leaders interviewed by Insight in London. The information, from recent defectors and other sources working with the broad-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), indicates that Baghdad has made "a recent breakthrough" in production of the fissile material needed to produce the bomb. It was buttressed on Sept. 24 when the British government released an "unprecedented" white paper based in part on classified intelligence information on Iraq's weapons of...
  • The one, sturdy, missing word

    09/30/2002 12:49:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 166+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Monday, September 30, 2002 | by Diana West
    The one, sturdy, missing word Unfortunate typo in that letter to the United Nations, wasn't it? You know the letter: the one from Iraq about how "pleased" the ol' fulcrum of the Evil Axis was to open the country to roving teams of U.N. weapons inspectors "without conditions." Too bad letter-writer and minister of foreign affairs Naji Sabri dropped one word from the text. A corrected copy, obviously, should have read that Sabri was pleased to inform the world and other interested parties that his dictator (a.k.a. "the Government of the Republic of Iraq") has decided "to allow the return...
  • Ex-U.N. inspector visits Iraq to "prevent a war" (Ritter)

    09/08/2002 2:38:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 105 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters | 9/08/02
    BAGHDAD, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Scott Ritter, a former U.N. arms inspector who rejects U.S. charges that Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction, has arrived in Baghdad declaring that his mission is to try to stop any U.S.-led war on Iraq. Ritter, who arrived in Baghdad late on Saturday, was expected to address the Iraqi parliament on Sunday. He was also due to meet senior Iraqi government officials. Ritter said the trip was at his own initiative "...as an American citizen concerned about the direction that my country is taking, I think that's the reason why I'm here."...
  • Who Is Scott Ritter And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things?</

    09/03/2002 6:39:32 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 142 replies · 843+ views
    PipeBombNews,com ^ | September 3, 2002 | William A. Mayer
    Who Is Scott Ritter And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things? By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher - PipeBombNews.com Until his resignation in 1998, Scott Ritter was the chief inspector for the UN’s “UNSCOM” team that was responsible for the detection and elimination of Sadam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. For the past couple of weeks he has been trotted out – a powerful walking talking dog and pony show – as the featured guest on left-wing soapboxes such as National Public Radio and television programs underwritten by the National Corporation For Public Broadcasting - he was the...