Open Letter to the President - 2-19-98. Open Letter to the President February 19, 1998 Dear Mr.
President, CIA RDP85T00287R000800840001 3. CIA Docs: US Wanted Saddam to Attack Syria in 1983 to Secure Oil Pipeline - Geopolitics Alert. (GPA) Washington, D.C. – A newly released CIA document shows that high level officials were discussing the possibility of prodding Saddam Hussein to attack Syria in order to reopen a crucial Mediterranean oil pipeline.
Saddam Hussein’s CIA Interrogator Finally Reveals Truth About Bush’s Invasion of Iraq. CIA Analyst Who Interrogated Saddam Hussein Just Blew the Lid Off the US 'Official Story' A CIA analyst who interrogated Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has some damning words about the invasion, saying the United States “got it wrong” — and was ‘critically mistaken’ on its military action in the country.
John Nixon, the Independent reports, specifically pointed to the CIA’s view of Hussein’s feelings about the use of chemical weapons on Iraqi civilians — a narrative frequently touted by the George W. Bush administration during the nascent invasion. Nixon says CIA officials “were also mistaken about [Hussein’s] health, personal habits and his involvement in running Iraq.” Writing on his book, Debriefing The President: The Interrogation Of Saddam Hussein, for the Daily Mail, Nixon offered acrid criticism regarding Bush’s leadership, saying the former president heard “only what he wanted to hear” — including that Iraq had somehow been responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Disintegration of Iraq Will Take Days Now. Iraqi Prime Minister: US ground forces not welcome in Iraq. © Flickr/ The U.S. army Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ruled out supporting the deployment of US ground forces in the country to fight against jihadist groups like Daesh, also known as ISIL, saying that while Iraq welcomes US training and support, it doesn't need combat troops in the country.
"We do not need foreign ground combat forces on Iraqi land," Abadi said in a statement, which comes after Washington hinted that it plans to extend anti-Daesh military operations on the ground in both Iraq and Syria. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that the US would deploy a special expeditionary force to Iraq, and hinted that ground forces could be sent to Syria to assist in the international fight against Daesh. The US already has an estimated 3,500 troops in Iraq to "train and advise" local forces, with officials in Washington explicitly saying that American troops would not take part in active combat. "We will chase and fight any American force deployed in Iraq. Emails reveal Tony Blair's deal with George Bush over Iraq war was forged before invasion started Leaked White House memo shows former Prime Minister's support for war at summit with U.S.
President in 2002Bombshell document shows Blair preparing to act as spin doctor for Bush, who was told 'the UK will follow our lead'Publicly, Blair still claimed to be looking for diplomatic solution - in direct contrast to email revelationsNew light was shed on Bush-Blair relations by material disclosed by Hillary Clinton at the order of the U.S. courts By Glen Owen and William Lowther In Washington For The Mail On Sunday Published: 21:00 GMT, 17 October 2015 | Updated: 06:15 GMT, 18 October 2015. The Source of the Iraqi WMD Claims Comes Clean … And Shows that the American and British Governments Willfully Manipulated the Evidence. The U.S. Government Funded the Iranian Terrorist Group Which “Found” The Documents Upon Which the Warmongers Are Relying. Newly-Released Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses. Everyone Knew Iraq Had No WMDS … and Was Not Behind Anthrax Attacks or 9/11 Everyone knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.
Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs: I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing (starting at 6:43 into video). It has been extensively documented that the White House decided to invade Iraq before 9/11: Former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Indeed, neoconservatives planned regime change in Iraq – and throughout the Middle East and North Africa – 20 years ago. George W. But war is sold just like soda or toothpaste … and so a false justification needs to be concocted. And: How start?
***US discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax? An Unheeded Warning on Iraq. This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license.
It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source. Ten years ago... Vice President Dick Cheney, who pushed aggressively for the invasion of Iraq. DATE: March 12, 2003 MEMORANDUM FOR: Confused Americans. The Last Letter. To: George W.
Bush and Dick Cheney From: Tomas Young I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. Confirmation that US Govt. uses Death Squads to create 'Civil War' in Iraq. James Steele, Cheney and Rumsfeld’s ‘Mr. death-squad’ in Iraq.
Ten years ago, more or less to the day, I wrote the following on the then Signs of the Times page: “As I sit here, a motion in the UK House of commons has been defeated by some 415 votes to 149. Not that any other result would have stopped the US, yet it signifies a full green light for the attack on Iraq. Bush’s ‘ultimatum’ to Saddam expires at midnight (GMT) Thursday (7pm EST). “Shock and Awe” (read “death and destruction”) may come at any time between now and then.
As if to mock those who are against this illegal invasion and the lies and deceit that have been used to justify it, Ari Fleishcer today stated that, even if Saddam went into exile now, the US would still invade. It’s hard for me to describe the feelings I have right now; there is an enormous sense of impending doom, mixed with anger at being made to feel so helpless in the face of such rampant psychopathy. Tyler Drumheller, Ex-C.I.A. Official Who Disputed Bush, Dies at 63. Paul Krugman Drops Epic Truth Bomb on Latest Round of Lies About Iraq War. "Mistakes were made" just doesn't get at the truth about how America was coerced into the disastrous war in Iraq,and the horrific consequences that are still unfolding.
Paul Krugman sets the record straight in Monday's column, beginning with the ironic statement, that "there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. " Yep, Jeb Bush has unwittingly ushered in the chance to have an honest discussion about the invasion of Iraq. About time. Of course, Bush and a whole lot of other people would prefer not to have that honest discussion, or if they do, to make excuses for themselves (Judith Miller.
The Iraq War was no innocent mistake based on faulty intelligence, Krugman argues compellingly. And we knew it—or certainly should have. In Convicting Jeff Sterling, CIA Revealed More Than It Accused Him of Revealing. - Advertisement - Jeffrey Sterling(image by YouTube) DMCA Some Americans have heard of New York Times reporter and book author James Risen and his refusal to expose a source. But, because most reports on that matter scrupulously avoided the subject of what it was Risen had reported, relatively few people can tell you.
10. World Health Organization Suppresses Report on Iraqi Cancers and Birth Defects – Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2013-2014. In contradiction with its own mandate, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to suppress evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of depleted uranium (DU) and other weapons have not only killed many civilians but are also the cause of an epidemic of birth defects and other public health issues. By refusing to release the report publicly, the WHO effectively protects the US military and its government from accountability for the resulting public health catastrophe. A WHO and Iraq Ministry of Health report on cancers and birth defects was set to be released in November 2012, but officials have indefinitely delayed that report’s release. To this date, Denis Halliday wrote, the WHO report remains “classified.”
Chemical weapons WERE found in Iraq but Pentagon kept it secret. An estimated 5,000 chemical weapons were found in Iraq between 2004 and 2011, it has been revealedPentagon chose not to release the information to the general public for several embarrassing reasonsThe weapons did not meet George W. Bush's rationale that Saddam Hussein had a program of 'mass destruction'Most had been developed by Saddam's forces during the 1980s and had been built in close collaboration with the WestAt least 17 American military personnel were injured due to the mishandling of the weaponsGeorge W Bush has described the 'intelligence failure' over Iraq as the greatest failure of his presidency By David Mccormack and Joel Christie for MailOnline Published: 06:21 GMT, 15 October 2014 | Updated: 12:59 GMT, 15 October 2014.
Why the World Did Not Know about WMD in Iraq. Why Bush Censored Discovery of Chemical Weapons in Iraq Washington's Blog. Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq. The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. Report: Pentagon ‘suppressed’ finds of chemical weapons in Iraq and related U.S. casualties. Iranian soldiers wear gas masks near Basra, Iraq, on Jan. 16, 1987. (AP Photo) WMD found in Iraq after all, Bush was right: Pentagon 'hid' chemical weapons? It's been 11 years since George W.