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US government : Organized Crime / Niger Documents : Timeline (english)
22 Jul 2003
Modified: 23 Jul 2003
The Niger Document timing was all important. Only NUKLEAR threat had enough oomph to get Congress to give Bush authorization to wage preemptive war!!
Like the Anthrax letters that were timed to push through the totalitarian Patriot Act.
The Niger Document timing was all important. Only NUKLEAR threat had enough oomph to get Congress to give Bush authorization to wage preemptive war!! Like the Anthrax letters that were timed to push through the totalitarian Patriot Act.
It's so funny ..

Everybody knew right from the start that this whole mess was and is
about oil. Everybody but a few intellectuals and naive european
politicians took the Bushites' blabla about WMD for what it was: a
cheap pretext.

Now the Bush administration doesn't even bother to hide their
motivation. They know Americans want cheap gasoline, and that's what
all this is about. "Kick his ass, get the gas".

Besides, americans these days are too busy trying to make a buck to
pay their debt to worry about politicians they know to be lying to

So who in the world expects this to bother anybody in the US ?

I certainly don't.

klapauzius (21. Juli 2003 16:14)



Niger and Iraq: the war's biggest lie?
Great Article


(like the germans did after the holocaust!)

Take an example from German Television

It broadcast a well made TV Documentary ..
and it is online with english subtitles.

A renowned german website has published a very good article in english

Read more articles about that timing

yet more

Read Books

and then act.

Get rid of the organized crime in your government
and build electric cars.
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A possibility of Impeachment, and then some. (english)
22 Jul 2003
I agree with the majority of the writer's opinion. Except the feeling of nothing is going to change.
There's a good chance Mr. Bush will get impeached.
That Mr. Cheney could end up in civil court, dealing with the Enron executives,(on his presidental appointed, energy task force...)and Halliburton ties.
Never say never...
Bush impeached? with 42 standing ovations? (english)
22 Jul 2003

Bush sure looks a bit worried lately.

Maybe the Onion wasn't joking though

Seriously, Bush got 77 rounds of applause
including 42 standing ovations, beating Leonid Brezhnev's record.

At the top, the National Security Statres of America look ooks like a totalitarian state

Do you really expect impeachment?

Ridiculous! You are a dreamer.

There are thousands incarcerated in Guantanamo
just to create the perception that islamic
terrorism is hugely dangerous.

Outside of that matrix terrorism of brown people is harmless if compared to the terrorism of white people against brown people.

watch some TV
Perception Management -- total war powers (english)
23 Jul 2003

Don't you people read


Seymour Hersh writes:

Last September 24th [2002], as Congress prepared to vote on the resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to wage war in Iraq, a group of senior intelligence officials, including George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence, briefed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq’s weapons capability. It was an important presentation for the Bush Administration. Some Democrats were publicly questioning the President’s claim that Iraq still possessed weapons of mass destruction which posed an immediate threat to the United States. Just the day before, former Vice- President Al Gore had sharply criticized the Administration’s advocacy of preëmptive war, calling it a doctrine that would replace "a world in which states consider themselves subject to law" with "the notion that there is no law but the discretion of the President of the United States." A few Democrats were also considering putting an alternative resolution before Congress.

According to two of those present at the briefing, which was highly classified and took place in the committee’s secure hearing room, Tenet declared, as he had done before, that a shipment of high-strength aluminum tubes that was intercepted on its way to Iraq had been meant for the construction of centrifuges that could be used to produce enriched uranium. The suitability of the tubes for that purpose had been disputed, but this time the argument that Iraq had a nuclear program under way was buttressed by a new and striking fact: the C.I.A. had recently received intelligence showing that, between 1999 and 2001, Iraq had attempted to buy five hundred tons of uranium oxide from Niger, one of the world’s largest producers. The uranium, known as “yellow cake,” can be used to make fuel for nuclear reactors; if processed differently, it can also be enriched to make weapons. Five tons can produce enough weapon-grade uranium for a bomb. (When the C.I.A. spokesman William Harlow was asked for comment, he denied that Tenet had briefed the senators on Niger.)

On the same day, in London, Tony Blair’s government made public a dossier containing much of the information that the Senate committee was being given in secret—that Iraq had sought to buy “significant quantities of uranium” from an unnamed African country, "despite having no active civil nuclear power programme that could require it." The allegation attracted immediate attention; a headline in the London Guardian declared, "african gangs offer route to uranium."

Two days later, Secretary of State Colin Powell, appearing before a closed hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also cited Iraq’s attempt to obtain uranium from Niger as evidence of its persistent nuclear ambitions. The testimony from Tenet and Powell helped to mollify the Democrats, and two weeks later the resolution passed overwhelmingly, giving the President a congressional mandate for a military assault on Iraq.

On December 19th, Washington, for the first time, publicly identified Niger as thealleged seller of the nuclear materials, in a State Department position paper that rhetorically asked, “Why is the Iraqi regime hiding their uranium procurement?” (The charge was denied by both Iraq and Niger.) A former high-level intelligence official told me that the information on Niger was judged serious enough to include in the President’s Daily Brief, known as the P.D.B., one of the most sensitive intelligence documents in the American system. Its information is supposed to be carefully analyzed, or "scrubbed." Distribution of the two- or three-page early-morning report, which is prepared by the C.I.A., is limited to the President and a few other senior officials. The P.D.B. is not made available, for example, to any members of the Senate or House Intelligence Committees. "I don’t think anybody here sees that thing," a State Department analyst told me. "You only know what’s in the P.D.B. because it echoes—people talk about it."

President Bush cited the uranium deal, along with the aluminum tubes, in his State of the Union Message, on January 28th, while crediting Britain as the source of the information: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." He commented, "Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide."

Then the story fell apart. On March 7th, Mohamed ElBaradei, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna, told the U.N. Security Council that the documents involving the Niger-Iraq uranium sale were fakes. “The I.A.E.A. has concluded, with the concurrence of outside experts, that these documents . . . are in fact not authentic,” ElBaradei said.

One senior I.A.E.A. official went further. He told me, “These documents are so bad that I cannot imagine that they came from a serious intelligence agency. It depresses me, given the low quality of the documents, that it was not stopped. At the level it reached, I would have expected more checking.”

The I.A.E.A. had first sought the documents last fall, shortly after the British government released its dossier. After months of pleading by the I.A.E.A., the United States turned them over to Jacques Baute, who is the director of the agency’s Iraq Nuclear Verification Office.

It took Baute’s team only a few hours to determine that the documents were fake.

The agency had been given about a half-dozen letters and other communications between officials in Niger and Iraq, many of them written on letterheads of the Niger government. The problems were glaring. One letter, dated October 10, 2000, was signed with the name of Allele Habibou, a Niger Minister of Foreign Affairs and Coöperation, who had been out of office since 1989. Another letter, allegedly from Tandja Mamadou, the President of Niger, had a signature that had obviously been faked and a text with inaccuracies so egregious, the senior I.A.E.A. official said, that "they could be spotted by someone using Google on the Internet."

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