Smoking_Gun Intro Page
One obvious conclusion is there are a lot of 'initialisms in the military and the government. All these 'alphabet soup,' of agency names, with their many CEO's and Directors and subDirectors are not always in agreement and, in fact, are deliberately working against each other.
Confusion, doubletalk, meaningless weasle words, hidden agendas, unknown agents, missing links, destroyed records, etc. all work to the advantage of subverting honesty and democracy. Some military, intel,intelligence and political leaders even believe the people need to be lied to, as if their dishonesty was good for the country.
Such people who believe they are above the law or above morality are dangerous. Example
A.C.T. will do it's best to spell out what we see, as clear as we can be.
The White House wanted war with Iraq before 9/11. Political and covert CIA efforts to provoke war with Iraq were underway before 9/11.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense wanted war: Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz & Feith. The Defense for Policy Group set up a subversive 'Office of Special Plans' (OSP) in the Pentagon, the key group which distorted and fabricated military alleged intel,intelligence information.
A task force was also set up in the White House, in Vice-President Cheney's office, this group, the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), was set up to 'sell the war, " discredit critics, etc.
The Office of Special Plans (OSP) would send false info to the White House Iraq Group (WHIG) which would then leak it to the press.
The press would print or broadcast it. Bush neocon warhawks then would comment on the press reports as if true.
not being vigorously pursued by those in authority
The exact same method is being used to beat the drums of war against Iran, as examplified by this dramatic 10-days of news at the start of the Obama Administraton here.
In the above case, data from the IAEA is distorted. The distorted data is published & broadcast (sometimes claiming it came from the IAEA). Then leaders in the Pentagon start spreading fear about it.
Lies were told to link Saddam to al-Qaeda, to link Saddam to 9/11, to link Saddam to anthrax attacks and link Saddam to making biological, chemical or nuclear weapons
Pushing the fear of terrorist getting weapons of mass destruction was a prime tactic.
Not one of these accusations proved to be true.
Only the State Dept. questioned these false accusations; they were ignored and then deliberately left in the dark.
The CIA. DIA got on the 'rush to war,' bandwagon.
The Italian intel,intelligence agency and British intel,intelligence agency contributed and cooperated in spreading False intel Iraq
|There are three (3) claims of documentation of Saddam trying to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger. This claims is the 'smoking-gun,' of False intel Iraq that was used by Bush in the State of the Union speech, January 29,2003||
False intel Iraq
|If we can find who is behind this specific piece of False intel Iraq and it's three separate appearances we'd discover the major figures using lies to promote war|
As it stands now we're suppose to believe that the Italian intel,intelligence Agency, SISMI, is behind one of the key and initial pieces of False intel Iraq, the forged documents from the Italian Embassy in Niger, Africa, that falsely claimed Saddam Hussein was trying to buy yellowcake utanium.
The false claims of these forged documents was first reported by the CIA in October 2001.
This is what the U.S. Senate intel,intelligence Committee report of 2008 documents. and stories from around the world have reported, such as this U. K. Sunday Times headline that declares: "Italian spies ‘faked documents’ on Saddam nuclear purchase," story, .
As it stands now the British claim to have gotten this similar information 11-months after SISMI gave the info to the CIA, and British intel,intelligence agency, JIC, published in a White Paper, September, 2002. (aka: the September Dossier) AND THEY SAY IT WAS NOT FROM SISMI buources (which is questionable and remains unresolved, JIC has refused to identity who this other source of information was and it raises questions why they say this as they had to be aware of SISMI's repeated efforts to spread these claims of Saddam seeking yellowcake uranium, base on these forged documents from Niger)
As it stands now we know the Italian intel,intelligence agency, SISMI, was pushing the info again. there was a 2nd dissemination of the forged documents, the head of SISMI traveled to D.C. to a meeting with Deputy National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley, Sept. 9, 2002, (around the same time as the British September Dossier was published.)
As it stands now we also know the Italian intel,intelligence agency, SISMI, was also pushing this information by a so-called 'rogue ex-agent," who was trying to sell it to the British, the French, Germans and Italian newspapers; during this time frame of SISMI's 2nd dissemination, August-September 2002. info
As it stands now the 3rd appearance of the piece of False intel Iraq was a memo claiming to be found in Iraq nine months after the war began, December 2003, claiming to confirm the claims of Saddam buying yellowcake uranium (and having links not only to al-Qaeda bu to the head 9/11 hijacker!).
But as it stands now is not good enough.
In hindsight it is hard not to find the 3rd appearance of this piece of False intel Iraq almost funny. It's hard to think the head of any intel,intelligence Agency would write a memo implicating themselves in the crime of the century (9/11) and going on to add that the plans to make nuclear weapons of mass destruction and give them to terrorist was moving along okay.
The person who is alleged to have written this memo, btw, is rumored to be alive and on the USA payroll.
Plus, according to a British intel,intelligence agent, al-Takriti Tahir Jalil Habbush, Head of Saddam’s intel,intelligence Service, who is suppose to have written this memo -- the 3rd appearance of theis piece of False intel Iraq was an informant who met secretly with British intel,intelligence in Jordan in the early days of 2003. In weekly meetings with Michael Shipster, the British director of Iraqi operations, Habbush conveyed that Iraq had no active nuclear, chemical or biological weapons programs and no stockpiles of WMD.
If those in authority wanted to vigorously pursue who was behind the Smoking-gun of these lies, al-Takriti Tahir Jalil Habbush could be asked to give testimony. And all the pieces of the puzzle would fall into place.
MI-6 says he was telling them Iraq had no WMD. The Yanks say he wrote a memo about having WMD & al-Qaeda links.
Besides questioning Habbush
The rewriting of the National intel,intelligence Estimate October 2002 (NIE) deserves more investigation.
There were strong disagreements about what info went into this specifically, the CIA objectioned to the yellowcake claim, here.
There were rumors about this from the momemt it appears, investigative reporters talked about it in books. But it took over six years to get testimony under oath indicating these conflicts between the CIA and NSC (National Security Council), here.
The rewriting of the British White Paper, 'The September Dossier,' deserves more investigation.
Like their were conflicts about what was printed in the U.S. NIE of October 2002, there are reports of conflicts about this yellowcake claim being in the September Dossier, which was being written and published around the same time.
Conflicts between the CIA and JIC
The FBI is suppose to also be investigating these forged documents.
When will their report be released?
Will it be another Repblican controlled whitewash, like the U.S. Senate intel,intelligence Committee Reports?
What would the FBI say if the forged documents were traced back to the Pentagon?
The conclusion of this report does trace the source of the forged documents back to the Pentagon, the Office of Special Plans, (OSP) the false intel group set up in the Pentagon by Douglas Feith's Defense for Policy Group.
The CIA was clearly opposing the use of this information. (until the very end).
The White House was not happy with the intel,intelligence being produced by the CIA, so they produced their own, at the Pentagon, in the Office of Special Plans.
From the Office of Special Plans it would be sent to the National Security Council, where it would be reprinted in official intel,intelligence summaries and show up in Presidential speeches.
From the Office of Special Plans it would go to the White House Iraq Group who would leak it to the press who seemed eager to spread their every word. Once in the press Bush and his neocon White House would use it as a stepping stone for more speeches and media appearances, spreading the lies, each level of spreading the lies seeming to confirm and refinforce the other.
From the Office of Special Plans it would also be picked up by the Defense intel,intelligence Agency; they were both working at the Pentagon.
And -- most shocking -- the very lies and forged documents were most probably created at the Office of Special Plans, who sent them to Italian intel,intelligence in the first place and who planted that 3rd appearance of this false intel in a memo in Iraq, nine month after the war began. (Nine months after the war began and still no WMD found, finding a memo about WMD and al-Qaeda links was suppose to help convince people the reasons given to start the war were justified!?).
The Office of Special Plans was the center for all false intel Iraq.
But the scam also spread and was known, for sure, by the Vice-President, by the leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, by leaders in the National Security Council, by members of the White House iraq Group, and with the help of a few alleged 'rogue,' or ex-CIA agents.
Who knows? Maybe even Presdient Bush knew something?
We have not hesitated to name the names of the prime suspects and participants (Naming names, here )-- A little scrolling will find them. Many sites also have photo 'rogue galleries," like the 'dirty dozen,' one (above) --- Add the photos of Cheney and Rumsfeld to the 'dirty dozen,' rogue's gallery above, and you'd have many people at the roots of these lies...the false intel iraq that mislead nations into war, caused the death of hundreds of thousands, crippled the lives of millions, and wated $Trillions of dollars, crippling the American economy.
There are war crimes here, criminal acts, civil law and Constitutional violations, and billions in illegal war profiteering.
YET, stil not one British or U.S. government investigation has pointed a finger of guilt at anyone. (Until, as previously mentioned, the House Oversight Committee exposed conflicts in testimony in December 2008, here)
While A.C.T. feels some people should be hanged for treason and war crimes, government investigations while Bush was in office haven't even given out 'slaps on the hand," and avoided the most obvious fact: deliberate lies were used to start war.
But this site is not interested in the conclusions of Republican-controlled investigations.
So, who done it?
Michael Ledeen is a prime suspect for the actual forged documents behind the false Niger yellowcake claims, while working for Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith as a consultant, or a consultant for Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz.
This is our opinion. For starters, we believe he should be asked questions under oath. This could be like lifting up a rock in the woods and then getting to see all the bugs, spiders and worms crawling around.
Sometimes called: "Independent intel,intelligence contractor," Mr. Michael Ledeen has been pointed at by several sources as a person directly involved in producing and planting the actual forged documents with SISMI.
He's a professional spy, professional covert plotter, professional intel,intelligence agent -- linked to no one agency but involved in them all. So good you have to wonder who's side he's on.
Michael Ledeen is named here as the prime suspect for planting the forged documents with SISMI and promoting these false Niger yellowcake claims in many ways.
He was working for Douglas Feith, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the time. We recommend a grand jury talk to these two individuals first; it would give all those others involved a lot to worry about.
It seems that like much of the War in Iraq involves private mercenary armies like Blackwater, the lead up to the war and the covert actions and false intel Iraq also involved private mercenaries, so-called 'intel,intelligence consultants,' or agents alleged to be 'rogue,' or individuals claimed only to be 'former' agents -- these are, after all, people intent on covering their tracks.
Follow the tracks of Michael Ledeen and you walk through all the agencies involved, all under the influence of the Office of the Secretary of Defense: Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Wolfowitz - Feith.
Wolfowitz seems to know about these forged Niger Yellowcake claims before anyone else and is a force pushing Vice-President Cheney into a bulldog determination to get the CIA on this track.
As it stands now,
War criminals should not be protected.
Three official government inquiries remain outstanding. One proposed. Other's possible.
1. Will the extremely long-delayed AIPAC-Israel spy trial every get started?Michael Ledeen big time spyman (aka: "intel,intelligence consultant,") linked to Niger Yellowcake forgeries also involved in this. Condoleezza Rice also expected to be called as a witness; info could come out here useful to our search for the Smoking-gun
2. Will the Waxman Committee continue with it's strong investigations of False intel Iraq ?
Will Condoleezza Rice finally be forced to testify rather than claiming immunity?
How much longer will these trials, investigations and information be delayed? We deserve the truth.
We need the truth.
3. Will the FBI release info about it's investigation of the forged Niger yellowcake documents?
Will it be whitewash or truth?
THERE is also this proposed investigation, a toothless inquiry ------>
|U.S. Senator Pat Leahy Calls for Truth Commission, article.||Maybe more investigations to come....|
|As it stands now...|
|We think this shocking excerpt from a Wikipedia summary points much deeper than any government investigation thus far has dare to go.|
|We accept this conclusion||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger_uranium_forgeries|
|(section, below, from wikipedia)||As it stands now...|
Michael Ledeen is a prime suspect in the forged documents behind the Niger Yellowcake claims...in the actually production and planting of the forged documents which claimed that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy yellowcake in Niger.
"The first meeting [to do the forgery] occurred in Rome in December, 2001. It included Franklin, Rhode, and another American, the neocon writer and operative Michael Ledeen, who organized the meeting. (According to UPI, Ledeen was then working for Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith as a consultant.) Also in attendance was Ghorbanifar and a number of other Iranians.
In 2005, Vincent Cannistraro, former head of counter terrorism operations at the CIA and the intel,intelligence director at the National Security Council under Ronald Reagan, when asked by Ian Masters if Ledeen was the source of the forged memo, replied, "You'd be very close."
Former CIA counter-terrorism officer Philip Giraldi, who is Cannistraro's business partner and a columnist for The American Conservative, a paleoconservative magazine, said in an interview on July 26, 2005 that the forgeries were produced by "a couple of former CIA officers who are familiar with that part of the world who are associated with a certain well-known neocon who has close connections with Italy" and went on to confirm that he was referring to Ledeen. Giraldi added that the ex-CIA officers "also had some equity interests, shall we say, with the operation. A lot of these people are in consulting positions, and they get various, shall we say, emoluments in overseas accounts, and that kind of thing."
At this point, any American connection to the actual forgeries remains unsubstantiated, though the OSP at a minimum connived to circumvent established procedures to present the information directly to receptive policy makers in the White House. But if the OSP is more deeply involved, Michael Ledeen, who denies any connection with the Niger documents, would have been a logical intermediary in coordinating the falsification of the documents and their surfacing, as he was both a Pentagon contractor and was frequently in Italy. He could have easily been assisted by ex-CIA friends from Iran-Contra days, including a former Chief of Station from Rome, who, like Ledeen, was also a consultant for the Pentagon and the Iraqi National Congress.
It would have been extremely convenient for the administration, struggling to explain why Iraq was a threat, to be able to produce information from an unimpeachable “foreign intel,intelligence source” to confirm the Iraqi worst-case. The possible forgery of the information by Defense Department employees would explain the viciousness of the attack on Valerie Plame and her husband. Wilson, when he denounced the forgeries in the New York Times in July 2003, turned an issue in which there was little public interest into something much bigger. The investigation continues, but the campaign against this lone detractor suggests that the administration was concerned about something far weightier than his critical op-ed.