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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gone With The WMD: Recalling the fleeting facts about Iraq

    11/27/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Gone With The WMD: Recalling the fleeting facts about Iraq by Daniel Clark The Ocober 14th New York Times story revealing a stockpile of 5,000 chemical weapons in Iraq was not news. That’s why baffled conservatives like National Review’s Deroy Murdock are mistaken when they wonder why George W. Bush would “cover up” this information. The bulk of these pre-1991 weapons were stored at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons facility in al-Muthanna, and had actually been declared to the United Nations at the end of that conflict. The existence of al-Muthanna’s chemical weapons stockpile had been revealed in the Duelfer Report...
  • The 550 Tons of Yellowcake

    07/08/2008 10:35:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 613+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/8/08 | Randall Hoven
    For years, the media and Democrats have sold the public an understanding that Gerorge W. Bush fabricated a story that Saddam Hussein had a WMD program in order to justify invading Iraq, which invasion then becomes "based on a lie." About 550 metric tons of yellowcake concentrated uranium were recently shipped out of Iraq. It had been part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. That much was recently reported by the Associated Press . I wrote an article for American Thinker that commented on that story the day it appeared. That yellowcake stockpile pre-dated 1991, and had been under the UN's...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein's WMD: The Documents Tell the Story pt 5 of 5

    04/07/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 13 replies · 1,302+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040706 | Sam Pender
    What exactly was moved out of Iraq? Two weeks before the war started, Hans Blix presented a report called, Unresolved Disarmament Issues. For those who don't trust or believe the Bush Administration's claims about WMD, this report is a much better description of the alleged threat that Saddam's Regime posed. After the war, the Iraq Survey Group scoured the country looking to answer the Unresolved Disarmament Issues and to assess the threat of WMD posed by Saddam's regime. Combined, the before and after reports are a little under 1200 pages. The difference between the two-that is to say the Remaining...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein's WMD: Saddam’s “Special Weapons” pt 4 of 5

    04/06/2006 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 10 replies · 1,058+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040606 | Sam Pender
    Saddam's "Special Weapons" went by air to Syria, Belarus, and possibly Russia and Libya as well. They went by ground to Syria, and they went by sea to points unreported. The plan was called "Sarindar" ("Emergency Exit"), and it wasn't much different in general strategic terms from the American flight from South Vietnam. Just as U.S. embassy officials shredded and burned documents when Saigon fell, and again in Tehran, Kabul, and a dozen other fallen nations, the Russians and others did what they could to move, hide, and/or destroy their sensitive documents, equipment that they'd provided to Saddam's Regime, as...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Russian Intelligence, Belarus & Highway 11 Part 3 of 5

    04/05/2006 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 27 replies · 1,622+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040506 | Sam Pender
    The 1990-2003 War Against Saddam has millions of untold stories. Perhaps one of the most important happened at the onset of the invasion. On the evening of March 22 there are several reports that Russians were witness to an American airborne assault near the Syrian/Jordanian/Iraq border, on or near Highway 11, and in the vicinity of Akashat. Allegedly American airborne troops and/or Special Forces were trying to seize some of Saddam’s WMD on its way into Syria. They were detected by Iraqi forces, surrounded, and as many as 30 were killed or captured. Forces from Jordan were sent to provide...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: The Russian Connection Part 2 of 5

    04/04/2006 7:18:43 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040406 | Sam Pender
    In December 2002, Russia’s Middle East envoy, Yevgeny Primakov (former Russian Intelligence Chief), flew to Baghdad under the front of making one last chance for peace with the dictator. As soon as his plane landed, it was allegedly loaded with “sensitive materials” and flown directly to Belarus. People speculate as to whether or not it was WMD, WMD equipment, documents, people, or things the Russians didn’t want the US to get their hands on, but in any event…the plane was loaded with things the US wanted. There is no doubt that the Russians did send GPS jammers to confuse American...
  • In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Introducing Iraqi General Georges Sada Part 1 of 5

    04/03/2006 7:58:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 26 replies · 1,966+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 040309 | Sam Pender
    In Search of Saddam Hussein’s WMD: Introducing Iraqi General Georges Sada Part 1 of a 5 World/Sam Pender April 3, 2006 Have you ever noticed that it’s always politicians, media types, and either washed up or disgruntled anonymous intelligence sources who claim that there never was any WMD in Iraq? On the other hand, nearly every single commander and deputy commander of CENTCOM says that Saddam did have WMD. So too do the inspectors with the closest knowledge of before and after inspections: Dr Butler, Dr Kay, Dr Duelfer, and most of the former UN inspectors (only Dr Blix and...
  • Media Ignore Saddam's Uranium Bombshell

    02/20/2006 6:15:06 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 27 replies · 1,957+ views
    News Max ^ | Feb. 20, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Tape recordings released over the weekend show that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons program at least as recently as 2000 - but the press has decided the bombshell development isn't newsworthy. Speaking at the Intelligence Group Summit in Arlington, Va., Saddam tapes translator Bill Tierney revealed that in one recorded conversation, the Iraqi dictator can be heard discussing a plan to enrich uranium using a technique known as plasma separation. Though U.S. weapons inspectors found that 1.8 tons of Saddam's 500 ton uranium stockpile had been partially enriched, they failed to turn up any evidence of an ongoing...
  • Al Franken - Bill Clinton's favorite "war on terror" General

    12/10/2005 6:40:32 PM PST · by frankenbuster · 4 replies · 622+ views
    'Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives' | 12-10-2005 | J.Payre
    It was recently revealed that Al Franken, who seems to know more about Bill Clinton's war on terror better than Bill Clinton himself, fabricated evidence from the Duelfer Report, stating that Bill Clinton's bombing raid on Iraq destroyed all of Saddam Husseins WMD's. This is not the first time Al "I never lie" Franken has distorted reports to compensate for Bill Clinton's failures in fighting terrorism.
  • (Another) Al Franken Falsehood: Duelfer Report Said Iraq's WMD "Were Destroyed by President Clinton"

    12/09/2005 6:45:15 PM PST · by infoguy · 30 replies · 927+ views ^ | 9 December 2005 | Dave Pierre
    On the December 7, 2005, broadcast of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, guest Al Franken claimed that Saddam's WMD "were destroyed by President Clinton" in 1998 and asserted that "the Duelfer Report said that very thing."The Truth? The Duelfer Report says no such thing at all. There's no such basis for Franken's claims. In fact, this is what the Duelfer Report (.pdf file) said in part about President's Clinton's 1998 strikes, called Operation Desert Fox (emphasis mine): “UNSCOM and IAEA inspectors departed Iraq just before the bombing and never returned. The Iraqis were satisfied with the outcome. They said, given a choice...
  • Joe Lieberman: Saddam Had WMD Programs

    12/02/2005 10:33:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 2,792+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/2/05 | NewsMax
    Following up on his Wall Street Journal article Tuesday defending the Iraq war, Sen. Joseph Lieberman is reminding Bush administration critics that it's wrong to claim that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in 2003. "The so-called Duelfer Report, which a lot of people read to say there were no weapons of mass destruction - concluded that Saddam continued to have very low level of chemical and biological programs," Lieberman told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. "[Saddam] was trying to break out of the U.N. sanctions by going back into rapid redevelopment...
  • Iraqi WMD

    11/27/2005 2:42:47 PM PST · by leebert · 28 replies · 1,448+ views
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence ^ | 2005-11-27 | leebert
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence "...How can anyone ignore the evidence cited by a senior counter-proliferation official that meetings did in fact occur between Niger officials and would-be buyers from Iraq, North Korea and three other countries, and that the uranium was to be mined from abandoned - and hence unregulated and unmonitored - uranium mines in Niger?" "...The US Army bomb team that investigated the device said it looked like all the other conventional munitions rigged as roadside IEDs, it bore only the markings of the conventional artillery shells they had been handling on a routine basis. It...
  • Ex-envoy to U.N. arrested in Iraq scheme

    10/13/2005 11:10:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10.12.05 | Betsy Pisik
    French authorities are expected to charge a retired U.N. ambassador today in connection with his role in the U.N. oil-for-food program. Jean-Bernard Merimee, who represented Paris at the United Nations from 1991 to 1995, was arrested Monday. He was a senior member of the French diplomatic service, also having served as ambassador to Australia and Italy. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, helping create a system to disburse European Commission payments to the United Nations. In New York, the French Mission to the U.N. said it would cooperate with any investigation. "Justice...
  • What Charles Duelfer Missed

    06/21/2005 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Quilla · 10 replies · 3,176+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2005 | Christopher S. Carson
    It pains me to be hard on Charles Duelfer. A smart and dedicated civil servant with vast experience in Iraq, he at least had an understandable reason for wrapping up his investigation into Iraq’s WMD programs: Osama bin Laden’s man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was trying to blow him up. Dr. Duelfer told London’s Independent in April of this year that a car bomb set by Zarqawi’s men “tried to get me and my follow car. Two of my guards were killed and one was badly wounded. My hearing's not been right since." This was the unofficial reason that...
  • Not Missing: Moved (Saddam's WMD are missing only because we haven't looked in the right places)

    06/13/2005 1:49:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies · 2,540+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/13/2005 | Jed Babbin
    For those of us who are occasional targets of the Soros-funded propaganda machines, it's encouraging to discover a useful purpose that they can serve. The hyperlib machinery, and the reactions it commands, are as accurate a gauge as I can find to measure the import of the key points of the liberal dogma. As demonstrated by the reaction they manufactured to some comments I made on MSNBC last week, the volume of hate mail the organized hyperlibs generate is directly proportional to the importance they assign to an issue and the weakness of their position. At issue was the so-called...
  • WMD Searcher Finds Secret Saddam Tapes

    04/28/2005 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 24 replies · 2,187+ views ^ | April 28, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Iraq Survey Group Chief Charles Duelfer announced Tuesday that his team had uncovered "a large collection" of tape recordings of Saddam Hussein as he chaired top secret military meetings - evidence that could prove once and for all whether the Iraqi dictator had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in March 2003. In an addendum to his WMD report that was released this week, Duelfer revealed: "A substantial effort continues to examine the documents that have been recovered from the former Regime. . . . For example, a large collection of audiotapes from Revolutionary Command Council meetings chaired...
  • Misreporting the Duelfer report, again

    04/28/2005 11:16:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 718+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2005 | Masthead Editorial
    The Washington Misreporting the Duelfer report, againPublished April 28, 2005 The mainstream media is playing another misbegotten round of "gotcha" with President Bush on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. This week, the CIA issued a follow-up to its October 2004 Iraqi Survey Group report, saying its investigations into possible WMD transfers from Iraq to Syria before the war were inconclusive and warranted further investigation. Predictably, the media did not convey that message. Instead, it cherry-picked the findings.     "Report Finds No Evidence Syria Hid Arms," The Washington Post's headline blared. Actually, the report, by the CIA's chief weapons inspector,...
  • PICTURES FROM THE DUELFER REPORT and a few personal pics from GI's

    02/28/2005 6:36:21 AM PST · by Blackrain4xmas · 17 replies · 1,329+ views ^ | 2/27/05 | Sam Pender
    I took some time the other day and cut/paste pics from the Duelfer Report that show examples of how Saddam easily could have complied with the inspection process for 12yrs, but CLEARLY chose not to. I also converted the pics to jpgs, but don't know how to post them here, so I put them on my own site. I think they're important to view since they show in no uncertain terms that Saddam's Iraq was a WMD threat despite a lack of stockpiles. I think they also encourage people to actually sit down and at least flip through the Duelfer...