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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saddam had 223 pages of targets in Israel and wanted to assassinate Bush 41 in 1990

The US Defense Department has declassified documents captured during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. The documents show that Saddam Hussein had a list of Israeli targets that was 223 pages long and planned to assassinate then President George H.W. Bush three months before Saddam invaded Kuwait. He also planned to use chemical weapons against Israel. You know, the ones the moonbats say he didn't have.
Saddam Hussein's intelligence service collected information on dozens of sites in Israel, including airports, other transportation centers, as well as scientific and religious centers that were thought to be potential targets for attacks. Among the sources providing intelligence to Saddam's regime was Force 17, the security force of Yasser Arafat, which planned and carried out from its Ramallah headquarters attacks against Israeli targets.

This information emerged following the release of documents captured during the American invasion in 2003 and made available as part of a West Point program to evaluate the lessons of the war in Iraq.


The captured documents also detail a 2001 plan to release Iraqis jailed for three- to 20-year sentences if they agreed to volunteer to carry out attacks on Israeli targets.

The Americans captured more than 600,000 intelligence items, including thousands of hours of video and sound recordings, all of which have been scanned and summarized, but only 15 percent was fully translated into English.

A document from 2002, from the chief of staff of the Al-Quds Army, sent to the Karbala Division, orders each brigade to build a model of an Israeli town and practice taking it by force.

Hamas representatives, including Abdel Aziz Rantisi, who was assassinated by the Israel Defense Forces in 2004, contacted Iraqi intelligence and asked to coordinate attacks against American and Israeli targets to delay the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.


A video recording of a meeting between Saddam and Yasser Arafat on April 19, 1990, showed Saddam threatening to assassinate then president George Bush. "We may not be able to reach Washington, but we could send someone with an explosives belt to Washington," Saddam told Arafat, three months before the invasion of Kuwait. "We can send people to Washington. A man with an explosives belt could throw himself on Bush's car."

Saddam also told his Palestinian guest that he intended to launch surface-to-surface ballistic missiles against Tel Aviv and that he possessed chemical weapons that "have been successfully employed" against Iran - and he would not hesitate to also use them against Israel.

The file listing potential targets in Israel covers 223 pages and was classified as Top Secret by Iraqi intelligence. It was found on April 13, 2003, in the headquarters of the Iraqi intelligence service in Baghdad by a unit of U.S. Marines.

The file was sent two weeks later to U.S. army intelligence and then to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon for translation and analysis.

The decision to make the report available is part of a program to evaluate the lessons of the war in Iraq at West Point military academy.
It should be clear from this that Saddam was obsessed with Israel. I suspect that similar files would be found if someone invaded Damascus or Tehran, and probably also in Cairo, Amman, Beirut and Riyadh. It is also clear from here that Saddam had chemical weapons before the American invasion in 2003. But the moonbats won't believe it anyway.


At 7:45 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

One surprise in those released pages, is in the part on Wahhabism the researcher claims that Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism (the Saudi Arabian brand of Sunni Islam) is said to be the grandson of a Jewish man Sulayman--Shulman! It's on page 20 of this part Wahhabism part of the documents (pdf). Imagine that -- the secular Baathists managed to find relation between the puritanical, hated Wahhabis and the Joooos.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger ChenZhen said...

"It is also clear from here that Saddam had chemical weapons before the American invasion in 2003. But the moonbats won't believe it anyway."

I think what you mean to say here is that it is clear that Saddam had chemical weapons in 1990, and I don't know of anyone who's challenged that assertion.


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