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Iraq-Page One Iraq-Page Two Iraq, Page Three (here) Iraq-Page Four-Links Weapons Buildup, Chemicals, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Key Players USSR, Russia France Germany Books Treachery, Bill Gertz (defense and national security advisor for Washington Times. Washington Times is often thought of as a biased source. Use your own discretion. Washington Post articles are listed in this section and elsewhere on this website. Germany Guardian (2002/12/18) Germany was 'key supplier' of Saddam https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/dec/18/iraq.germany Wikipedia dot org Iraqi Chemical Weapons Program https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Iraqi_chemical_weapons_program Washington Post (1992/07/23) German Firms Primed Iraq’s War Machine https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/07/23/german-firms-primed-iraqs-war-machine/09371363-d003-4a78-88ef- 476c183b21dc/?noredirect=on Independent The Truth of Saddams German Spy https://www.independent.co.uk/news/the-truth-of-saddams-german-spy-1295809.html FAS dot org - Iraq (2003/12/01) Iraqi scientist reports on German/Other help for Iraq Chemical Weapons Program. By Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Al Isa. https://fas.org/nuke/guide/iraq/cw/az120103.html Al Zaman (London). Article by Dr Khalil Ibrahim Al Isa, a nuclear science researcher, in Paris: Fresh information on the Iraqi chemical program; Iraqi money and German brains cooperated in building chemical weapons Russia Washington Times dot com (2004/10/28) https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/oct/28/20041028-122637-6257r/ Most of Saddam’s most powerful arms were systematically separated from other arms like mortars, bombs and rockets, and sent to Syria and Lebanon, and possibly to Iran, he said. The Russian involvement in helping disperse Saddam’s weapons, including… France https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/French_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran–Iraq_War French weapons sold to Iraq, in general, tended to be higher technology and more complex than the Soviet weapons bought by Iraq. The training in their use was considerably different, as the French weapons usually required more decision making by the pilots, while the use of Soviet air-to-air weapons tended to be at the orders of a ground controller. https colon //en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/French_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran–Iraq_War Politifact https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2016/sep/13/paul-wolfowitz/wolfowitz-wrongly-says-germany-france-thought-iraq/ Excerpt: Wolfowitz wrongly says Germany, France thought Iraq had WMD Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the debate continues over the events that led to the Iraq War. Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press on the anniversary of the attacks, Paul Wolfowitz took questions from host Chuck Todd on the causes and outcomes of the war. Todd asked Wolfowitz, a former deputy secretary of defense, about the war’s stated rationale, which was that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Todd: "Let me ask you this, then, who lied? Is it bad intelligence? You know, somebody got us into this and somebody convinced the United States Congress that weapons of mass destruction were imminent in Iraq, which is why so many Democrats and Republicans voted for this war. So who lied?" Wolfowitz: "I think the original liar is Saddam Hussein, who lied about what he had and we discovered he had more. Later, it seems he was lying that he had more than he really did have because he wanted to supposedly deceive the Iranians. The fact is, every intelligence service in the world, not just the Americans, the British, the Germans, the French, countries that opposed us in the war all believe that he had weapons of mass destruction." The charge that President George W. Bush lied about the Iraq threat has spurred a cottage industry of accusers and defenders. Wolfowitz served under Bush from 2001 to 2005, and remains a Bush defender. Washington Times (2004/09/08) French Connection armed Saddam https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/sep/8/20040908-123000-1796r/ The United States stood by for years as supposed allies helped its enemies obtain the world’s most dangerous weapons, reveals Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, in the new book “Treachery” (Crown Forum). In this excerpt, he details France’s persistence in arming Saddam Hussein. New York Times (2003/03/11 )THREATS AND RESPONSES: DISCORD; France to Veto Resolution On Iraq War, Chirac Says. By Elaine Sciolino https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/11/world/threats-and-responses-discord-france-to-veto-resolution-on-iraq-war-chirac-says.html
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