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  • Never-Before-Seen Videotaped Testimony of Former Iraqi General Confirming Iraq had WMD

    05/11/2006 12:34:55 PM PDT · by LittleBillyInfidel · 60 replies · 2,945+ views ^ | 5-11-6 | LittleBillyInfidel
    BREAKING! The following is the transcript of General Ali Ibrahim Al-Tikriti’s first videotaped testimony. Additional videotapes will be released by in the future. Salaam Americans. I was formerly known as Iraqi Fedayeen Major General, Ali Ibrahim Al-Tikriti. I was one of Saddam's chief Generals dealing with his secret nuclear, chemical, and biological programs. Our weapons programs were fully operational in the mid-late 1980's where we used such weapons on numerous occasions against Iranian positions as well as the infamous attack on Halabjah. After the Gulf War our weapons programs were driven deep underground to avoid international inspections. We composed...
  • WHAT GOD IS DOING IN IRAQ: Born-again Iraqi General [Sada, Virginia book-signing]

    05/02/2006 6:06:50 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 7 replies · 949+ views
    Iraqi General Georges Sada has an incredible story to tell. A passionate evangelical Christian, he once served as a top advisor to Saddam Hussein. Today, he serves as a senior advisor to Iraq’s President and is the author of Saddam’s Secrets: How One Iraqi Defied and Survived Saddam Hussein. Come hear him take you inside his world – where Jesus is drawing Iraqis to Himself in the most amazing way. Monday, May 22, 2006 7:30pm Smith Center McLean Bible Church McLean, Virginia General Sada be interviewed by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad,...
  • No Jail Time for Officer Convicted of Killing Iraqi General

    01/24/2006 1:05:26 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,330+ views
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (Jan. 24) - A military jury recommended a simple reprimand Monday for an Army officer who killed an Iraqi general by stuffing him headfirst into a sleeping bag and sitting on his chest during an interrogation. As soldiers applauded in the courtroom, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. hugged his wife after hearing the surprisingly light sentence, which will be reviewed by Fort Carson's commander, Maj. Gen. Robert W. Mixon. The commander cannot order a harsher sentence, defense attorney Frank Spinner said. Welshofer, 43, was charged with murder, but was convicted over the weekend of negligent homicide...
  • Army Officer Found Guilty in Iraqi's Death

    01/21/2006 10:38:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 47 replies · 1,321+ views
    AP ^ | 1/21/6 | JON SARCHE
    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- An Army interrogator was convicted of negligent homicide late Saturday in the death of an Iraqi general at a detention camp. A panel of six Army officers also convicted Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr., 43, of negligent dereliction of duty but acquitted him of assault after six hours of deliberations. Welshofer was accused of putting a sleeping bag over the head of Iraqi Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush, sitting on his chest and using his hand to cover the general's mouth while asking him questions in 2003. Welshofer, who stood silently and showed no reaction...
  • US soldier accused of killing Iraqi general goes on trial

    01/16/2006 6:43:37 PM PST · by Tyche · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 16, 2006 | AP
    DENVER (AP) - An Army officer is scheduled to go on trial today in the grisly suffocation death of an Iraqi general amid speculation his lawyer will argue the general was already weakened by a severe beating at the hands of a group linked to the CIA. Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr is charged with murder in the 2003 death of Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush. Prosecution documents say Mowhoush had been placed headfirst in a sleeping bag and bound during interrogation, and that he died with one officer sitting on him. The documents say an electrical cord may...
  • IRAQ: Ex-general says Iranian led torture of detainees ~ The Iran hand shows.....

    12/13/2005 3:00:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 660+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2005 | Paul Martin and Maria Cedrell
    BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special Interior Ministry forces said yesterday that a senior Iranian intelligence officer was in charge of a network of detention centers where suspected insurgents were routinely tortured and sometimes killed.     Gen. Muntazar Jasim al-Samarrai spoke to The Washington Times just as Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said he had widened an urgent investigation into complaints of abuse and torture in the country's detention facilities.     The prime minister, who has been pressured by Washington and United Nations officials to end prisoner abuses, promised at a press conference a "very quick" public announcement on...
  • Iraqi Military Chief Cites Progress, Challenges

    12/12/2005 3:42:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 338+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 12, 2005 – The highest-ranking military officer in Iraq said over the past year his country's armed forces have accomplished "almost a miracle." Speaking through a translator, Army Gen. Babakir Shawkat Zebari said only one battalion was capable of operating with coalition forces when he became the Iraqi military's chief of staff. Now dozens are taking the lead in the counterinsurgency fight, and many more are operating with coalition forces. In the west, he said, Iraqi forces now allow the coalition to hold areas. In the past, coalition forces would move into an area, clear out the terrorists...
  • General: Iraqis to train on Fort Huachuca

    12/09/2005 5:40:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 575+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A few Iraqi officers will come to this Southern Arizona Army post early next year for intelligence training, the commander of the Intelligence Center said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast said the center also is preparing a cultural training video for the Army that will include a recent interview with the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations. Saying the future of Iraq is in the hands of its citizens, Fast said ensuring the security forces of that Middle East country have a well-trained intelligence function is critical to ensuring Iraq is a democracy. “We’ll get our first...
  • Former Iraqi PM al-Zubaydi Dies at 67

    12/05/2005 12:16:40 PM PST · by Borges · 18 replies · 610+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 12/05/05
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Former Prime Minister Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, one of the top Saddam Hussein-era leaders captured in Iraq, has died at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad, an American military spokesman said Monday. He was 67. Al-Zubaydi, a Shiite Muslim, died of heart failure Friday and the U.S. military is awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death, according to Lt. Col. Barry Johnson. Al-Zubaydi, a retired Revolutionary Command Council member who led Saddam's forces in central Iraq during the initial stages of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, was one of the 55 most wanted members of Saddam's toppled...
  • Iraqi officers weigh rejoining Army

    11/08/2005 2:27:01 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 506+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 09, 2005 | Scott Peterson
    BAGHDAD – With military bearing and the signature thick mustaches of Iraqi officers, Sunni men are considering the government's fresh offer to rejoin the ranks. Across town, a former Sunni general sees the offer not as a sellout, but a way out. "It's a very good start to improve the security situation," says Abu Nawar, who asked to go by his nickname. "This chaos and mayhem in Iraq started because of [the] decision to dissolve the Army." Even as an insurgency rages, their uniforms have hung idly at home since US officials disbanded the Army - inadvertently fueling the rebellion...
  • Give us money or our jobs back: ex-Saddam officers

    11/05/2005 2:52:19 PM PST · by ncountylee · 32 replies · 616+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 5 November 2005
    BAGHDAD - About 100 officers from Saddam Hussein’s disbanded army on Saturday demanded proper retirement benefits or jobs in Iraq’s new military force. The officers, of various ranks and from around the country, made their demands at a meeting with with President Jalal Talabani on the occasion of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Iraq’s army was dissolved in a controversial move by US overseer Paul Bremer after US-led forces invaded the country in 2003. The cashiered officers have since received a small, symbolic payment from the government. On Saturday the call was extended to include former non-commissioned officers and warrant...
  • Iraq calls for former officers to rejoin army-(get saddam too while you at it)

    11/03/2005 3:48:55 AM PST · by Flavius · 6 replies · 337+ views
    IHT ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2005 | By Edward Wong The New York Times
    BAGHDAD The Iraqi government issued a broad call Wednesday for the return of officers from the disbanded army of Saddam Hussein. The move was a major step aimed at trying to drain the insurgency of military recruits and bolstering the nascent Iraqi force being trained by the Americans. The Defense Ministry said in a written statement that all former officers who had held the rank of major or lower could go to recruitment centers in six cities across Iraq throughout November. The ministry has been quietly recruiting ex-officers for more than a year, but the announcement marks the first time...
  • Country needs you, Iraq tells Saddam's officers

    11/02/2005 8:16:44 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 6 replies · 532+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 2 2005 | Hiba Moussa
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government issued a plea on Wednesday to former officers in Saddam Hussein's military who were sacked by the U.S. occupiers after his fall to return to the army as it battles a fierce Sunni Arab insurgency. In a statement, issued on the eve of the main annual Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, Defense Minister Saadoun Dulaimi, one of the few Sunnis in government, invited former officers with the ranks of major, captain and lieutenant to return to the forces. "Those who wish to rejoin the new Iraqi army to serve the precious homeland should go...
  • US One Step Behind 'Iraqi Phantom' (Al-Douri)

    10/27/2005 6:39:03 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 714+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-28-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    US one step behind 'Iraqi phantom' By Adrian Blomfield in Dour (Filed: 28/10/2005) Some senior Iraqi officers call him a phantom. In certain western coalition circles, he is known as Macavity, the mystery Ba'athist. Six times in the last 10 months, US forces say they have come tantalisingly close to catching Izzat al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and the second-most wanted fugitive in Iraq. Izzat al-Douri, Saddam's former right-hand man But each time he has managed to slip away, though on some occasions the Americans claim to have been so close that they found the dinner still on his...
  • Iraqi Colonel's Passion Unabated by Daughter's Slaying (Tissues Needed)

    10/14/2005 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 792+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – Passion for his country, pride in his soldiers and acceptance of his own personal sacrifice are traits exuded by Col. Abbas Fadhil, the Iraqi military commander in Taji, Iraq, a senior Defense Department official recalled here after meeting him in Iraq. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Allison Barber, who led a group of military analysts on a visit to Iraq the week of Oct. 17, said that in the first several months after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the colonel began recruiting soldiers to join the new Iraq military. After he had been on television several...
  • Ex-army officers attack 'chaos' of Iraqi regime

    09/29/2005 1:41:21 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 34 replies · 833+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 29 September 2005 | Patrick Cockburn
    It was meant to be a moment of reconciliation between the old regime and the new, a gathering of nearly 1,000 former Iraqi army officers and tribal leaders in Baghdad to voice their concerns over today's Iraq. But it did not go as planned. General after general rose to his feet and raised his voice to shout at the way Iraq was being run and to express his fear of escalating war. "They were fools to break up our great army and form an army of thieves and criminals," said one senior officer. "They are traitors," added another. General Salam...
  • Iraqi general shot in Baghdad, US forces deny role

    08/20/2005 1:49:01 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 624+ views
    Reuters | August 20, 2005
    BAGHDAD, Aug 20 (Reuters) - An Iraqi general who commands the country's Border Police was shot and wounded while driving in Baghdad late on Saturday but U.S. forces denied that it was American troops who fired on his car. Major General Ali Hamadi was initially taken to the civilian Yarmouk hospital, where a medical source said he told doctors who treated him for an abdominal wound that he had been shot by U.S. soldiers. Sources at police headquarters, who like Hamadi report to the Interior Ministry, gave a similar account. But a spokesman for the U.S. military command in...
  • Iraqi officers leave British military school

    08/17/2005 7:25:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 277+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 18, 2005 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    The first Iraqi soldiers to be trained in Britain since the fall of Saddam Hussein ended their training in Brecon, mid-Wales, yesterday. Thirty-five officers and non-commissioned officers were picked from Iraqi army recruits and will return to Iraq to the Ar Rustimiyah Military Academy near Baghdad. There they will train the new generation of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Some of the students served in the Republican Guard during Saddam Hussein's regime. One, Captain Durgar Jassim, fought against British forces, having joined the army 12 years ago, in 1993.But he said that training with those he was formerly fighting presented...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked ex-general arrested in Iraq

    06/15/2005 12:45:27 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - A former Iraqi general believed to be Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's "military adviser" was arrested west of Baghdad. Abed Dawood Suleiman and his son, former army captain Raed Abed Dawood, were picked up in a morning raid on their house in Khalidiya, west of Baghdad, a defense ministry source said Wednesday. Zarqawi, the Al-Qaeda frontman in Iraq, is believed to have masterminded much of the country's violence, including car and suicide bombings that killed almost 700 people in May alone. He has a 25-million-dollar price on his head. "Abed Dawood Suleiman is considered to be Abu...
  • Iraqi Army, U.S. forces arrest former Saddam general

    05/29/2005 6:16:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 795+ views ^ | May 29, 2005 | Task Force Baghdad PAO
    Iraqi Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division teamed up with Task Force Baghdad Soldiers to take down a former general from the old regime in a middle of the night raid carried out in west Baghdad May 29. The man captured was part of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence network and was also involved with the Fedayeen, a criminal secret police organization of the old regime. He now leads the military wings of several terror cells operating in the west Baghdad neighborhood of Ghazaliyah. The terrorist groups concentrate their attacks on U.S. troops using bombs, mortars and rocket...