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Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

German Intel Agency told Bush Admin Source of False Iraq Info Was Liar – Bush Admin Withheld that from Congress and Americans

German intelligence officers who had worked with Curveball, the Iraqi source the Bush Administration relied upon for information to sell the Iraq War to Congress and the American public for six years, told the Bush Administration that Curveball was unreliable, psychologically unstable, and should not be believed. Five senior officials from Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, or BND, said that they warned the US about Curveball’s unreliability.

“This was not substantial evidence,” said a senior German intelligence official. “We made clear we could not verify the things he said.”

When pushing for war with Congress and the US public, the Bush Administration withheld these important facts. German intelligence officials who know Curveball best say that the Bush Admin even exaggerated the unreliable claims Curveball made further stretching the truth to fit their desire for war. Curveball is believed to be the source that the Bush Administration provided Judith Miller for her pre-war articles in the New York Times selling the war to the American people. Miller also relied upon Ahmed Chalabi, a convicted bank embezzler who is being investigated for revealing US intelligence to Iran causing enormous damage to our National Security. Despite this Chalabi was given a hero’s welcome by the Bush Administration last week when he arrived in Washington. Chalabi also supplied the Bush Administration information used to sell the war to the public. Chalabi’s information was later proved to be false as was Curveball’s. When Curveball will be welcomed into Washington as a hero by the Bush Administration has not yet been decided.

Curveball was the chief source of inaccurate prewar U.S. accusations that Baghdad had biological weapons, a commission appointed by President Bush reported this year. The White House, for example, ignored evidence gathered by United Nations weapons inspectors shortly before the war that disproved Curveball's account. Bush and his aides issued increasingly dire warnings about Iraq's biological weapons before the war even though intelligence from Curveball was over two years old.”

“German intelligence officials warned the CIA and the Bush Administration that Curveball never claimed to have been involved in germ weapons production, and never saw anyone else do so. His information was mostly vague, secondhand and impossible to confirm, they told the Americans – ‘water cooler gossip’ according to one source.”

An article by Col. Patrick W. Lang (Ret.), a highly decorated retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces, who served as “Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism" for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)continues this discussion.


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