Shattering The Myths

Investor’s Business Daily reflects on the release of Hussein-era documents containing information on Iraq’s WMD programs and ties to terrorism. These documents support the notion that Iraq’s military and intelligence agencies did believe they had weapons of mass destruction, and did have ties to terrorism. As the IBD notes:

As we’ve reported several times, a number of former top military officials in Saddam’s regime have come forward to admit that, yes, Saddam had WMD, hid them and shipped them out of the country so they couldn’t be detected. And he had plans to make more.

Now come more revelations that leave little doubt about Saddam’s terrorist intentions. Most intriguing from a document dump Wednesday night is a manual for Saddam’s spy service, innocuously listed as CMPC-2003-006430. It makes for interesting reading.

Here, for instance, are the marching orders for Directorate 8, the Mukhabarat’s “Technical Affairs” department: “The Eight Directorate is responsible for development of materials needed for covert offensive operations. It contains advanced laboratories for testing and production of weapons, poisons and explosives.”

It goes on. Directorate 9, we discover, “is one of the most important directorates in the Mukhabarat. Most of its work is outside Iraq in coordination with other directorates, focusing on operations of sabotage and assassination.”

The document also discusses the Mukhabarat’s Office 16, set up to train “agents for clandestine operations abroad.” The document helpfully adds that “special six-week courses in the use of of terror techniques are provided at a camp in Radwaniyhah.”

Got that? Terror techniques.

Even as the media studiously avoid these new documents — just as they avoided 500 hours of Saddam’s personal tapes showing his scheming on WMD — it’s clear the U.S. did the right thing in invading Iraq and taking out a formative terrorist threat.

The media’s narrative that Iraq never had WMDs, had no ties to terrorism, and was never a threat to the US or US interests has always been one that is based in ignorance of the evidence. The ties between Iraq and al-Qaeda are undenaible – Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi was operating with the full knowledge of the Mukhabarat despite the fact that the Jordanian government had asked the Hussein regime. They knew he was an agent of al-Qaeda and they knew he was responsible for the death of USAID official Lawrence Foley in Amman – but the Hussein regime refused to do anything about it.

This dump of documents exposes in great detail the way in which Hussein and his regime was involved in international terrorism and weapons proliferation – yet the mainstream media has utterly failed to notice them – or more likely, they’re intentionally ignoring their contents. The media doesn’t care about reporting the news, they want to manipulate it to serve their political ends. They have a vested interest in upholding their view of what the Hussein regime was then reporting the truth – which is why these critical documents will more than likely be brushed aside as irrelevant despite being critical historical records of the Hussein regime’s operational plans and strategies.

One thought on “Shattering The Myths

  1. I thought this was St. Patrick’s Day rather than April Fool’s Day. You’re two years past being able to convince any rational person of the Iraqi WMD threat.

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