Iraqi Documents Prove WMD, Terrorist Connections
New Treasure Trove Could Be Iraqi Equivalent of Venona Intercepts
Newly translated documents show that the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq had weapons of mass destruction which it moved to Syria and that it was directly involved with Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. These documents could be the Iraqi equivalent of the Venona intercepts, the Soviet documents released after the Soviet Union fell, which proved the guilt of the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, and other Soviet operatives in this country, yet the mainstream media has studiously and systematically ignored these documents.
The website WorldThreats.com quotes a former Iraqi general, Major General Ali Ibrahim Al-Tikriti , as saying that the weapons of mass destruction were hidden underground after the first Gulf War to avoid inspectors and that Germany sold Iraq nuclear centrifuges in 1999 and 2000.
The June 17, 2002 issue of the Times of London reported that Iraqi nuclear centrifuge parts were being smuggled out of Syria. They were originally stored at the port of Tartus, then moved to Damascus International Airport and from there to points unknown. Other shipments were made through a Syrian front company called SES.
According to documents labelled CMPC-2003-002284, dated June and August 2002 and discussed on the Army's website at http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm, the Saddam regime went to great lengths to hide the WMD programs and files in secure locations to deceive the United Nations inspectors led by Hans (Sergeant Schultz) Blix. Chinese and Israeli intelligence, as well as our own satellite intelligence, picked up the movement of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to Syria with the assistance of the Russians. According to the documents, the Russians were also providing Saddam intelligence on U.S. troop movements.
The UN's inspection agency, UNSCOMM, reported that
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);
Iraq's biological weapons programme as described to the Commission embraced a comprehensive range of agents and munitions. Agents under Iraq's biological weapons programme included lethal agents, e.g. anthrax, botulinum toxin and ricin, and incapacitating agents, e.g. aflatoxin, mycotoxins, haemorrhagic conjunctivitis virus and rotavirus. The scope of biological warfare agents worked on by Iraq encompassed both anti-personnel and anti-plant weapons. The programme covered a whole variety of biological weapons delivery means, from tactical weapons (e.g. 122 mm rockets and artillery shells), to strategic weapons (e.g. aerial bombs and Al Hussein warheads filled with anthrax, botulinum toxin and aflatoxin) and "economic" weapons, e.g. wheat cover smut. Given the Iraqi claim that only five years had elapsed since its declared inception in 1985, the achievements of Iraq's biological weapons programme were remarkable.
UNSCOMM's list included missiles, chemical weapons and biological weapons. It reported that Iraq was seeking materials to build more long-range missiles.
The documents also show close operating connections between Saddam's regime and Al Qaeda. One such document shows that Iraq was trying to arrange a nexus of opposition to overthrow the Saudi regime and was arranging meetings in Baghdad with an Al Qaeda official named Dr. Muhammad al-Massari, the head of the Committee for Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR), a known al Qaeda propaganda organ based in London. In addition, according to documents, Saddam agreed to carry Osama bin Laden's anti-Saudi propaganda on Iraqi television. This document was first revealed by the New York Times in 2004.
According to Al-Massari, Saddam Hussein established contact with the 'Arab Afghans' who fled Afghanistan to northern Iraq in 2001 and funded their relocation to Iraq on the condition that they would not seek to undermine his regime. When they arrived, these Al-Qaeda terrorists were put in contact with Iraqi army personnel. The Iraqi army armed and funded them, according to Al-Massari. Our troops found WMD-related laboratories, components and chemicals.
Iraqi documents detail a 1995 meeting between bin Laden and Iraqi intelligence (personally approved by Saddam Hussein) at which they agreed that "the development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties [would] be left according to what's open based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation."
Within months of the agreement to cooperate, U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia were attacked by al Qaeda. According to Iran Focus, "Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had provided the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq heavy weapons including anti-aircraft missiles."
A document dated May 1999 shows that Saddam's son Uday, who would be killed by U.S. forces, ordered preparations for special operations, assassinations, and bombings, for the centers and traitor symbols in London, Iran and the self-ruled areas [Kurdistan].
A document found in the headquarters of the Mukhabharat, Iraqi intelligence, list Osama bin Laden as an operative of their Damascus bureau.
A Pentagon report details Saddam's active role in supporting terrorism as far back as 1994. This included the establishment of Al Qaeda-like terrorist training camps run by the Fedayeen, which trained some 7,200 Iraqis in the art of terrorism in the first year alone. Remember that U.S. and Kurdish forces found a terrorist training camp called Salman Pak 15 kilometers southeast of Baghdad. Among the things found at Salman Pak were airplane hulls.
This treasure trove should eliminate all doubt about the connections of the Saddam regime to the terrorists who attacked this country and its possession of weapons of mass destruction, but the left will undoubtedly continue to spin and deny to justify its opposition to the war.