Saturday, October 22, 2005

Everone Thought There was WMD

Some still try to claim that the WMD claims were just a "mistake" -- a mistake made by not on the US, but also the intelligence agencies of many other countries. This claim is made despite the fact that own CIA was highly doubtful of WMD in Iraq and had to be forced to conclude that there might be WMD in Iraq on the basis of forged documents that most in the CIA knew were suspect.

David Fiderer exposes some more common misconceptions (or lies) about the Iraq WMD program here.

After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the first intrusive inspections in Iraq led to discovery and destruction Saddam’s remaining nuclear weapons program. In 1995, Saddam’s son-in-law revealed a second crash nuclear program (using a fatally flawed design) that U.S. bombs smashed during the Persian Gulf War, prior to the inspectors’ arrival. Before 1991, Iraq relied on European technicians, equipment and manufacturing expertise for its nuclear weapons program, (which, after seven years, remained unsuccessful.) Lacking foreign assistance thereafter, Iraq remained incapable of building any nuclear device.

The article contains abundant useful information.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For background on the origin of the WMD fiction, read Viktor Ostrovsky's books, "By Way of Deception," and "The Other Side of Deception." The connection to Mossad is explicitly laid out as early as 1988. There should be no ambiguity as to the origin of the lies.

10/23/2005 08:49:00 AM  

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