Sunday, July 09, 2006

Calling Amir Al Saadi

Has anyone seen or heard any word on General Amir Al Saadi? He was Saddam's top WMD expert, number 32 on the playing-cards, he gave himself up after the last war and surrendered to US/Iraqi custody but he hasn't been heard of since. The female scientists Dr Riab Taha and Dr Huda Ammash have both been released, but there is no word anywhere about General Al Saadi.

Has anyone seen/heard anything? Is he still being held? If so, why so?

3 Comments:

Blogger NotfooooldbyW said...

Hello Simon,

I have been trying to get information on Amir al Saadi for two years. I have received a response from My Congressman ( Republican) telling me that he has written to the State Department. I'm waiting but not holding my breath.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

Hi Notfoooold,

I've been researching the whole Iraq thing from the WMD angle for some years now and it seems that Amir knew more than anyone else. My research seems to suggest that some of the 'missing' weapons may well have been used up during GWI and at Halabja, something that no-one has seemingly been willing to address. Saddam may have feared indictment for these actions which is why he could never admit to the true disposition of these items. It is possible that they are holding him in preparation for a later accounting to justify Saddams removal (in the run-up to the next US presidential election?) or if they later need to charge Saddam (with the Halabja attack etc) because the current charges against him do not stand up.

2:23 PM  
Blogger NotfooooldbyW said...

I believe something more sinister is going on. I think Saadi is out of custody, but he has been bribed for his silence.

The most egregious ongoing cover-up on Iraq belongs to the Republican controlled Administration and Congress that has placed blame (see para A) entirely on the CIA/Intel Community for the Iraq WMD intel failure. Congressional investigators, and for some unknown reason, the news media, have chosen to ignore finding out who decided to ignore a bonafied offer by the Iraqis that would have taken away absolutely every excuse that Iraq was invaded as a result of intelligence failure by the CIA. Bush couldn't help it.

Did the CIA or did the Bush Administration decide to ignore the offer (see para B) made by Amir Al Saadi, which was reported by Fox News early on during the UN's latest rounds of inspection in Iraq? If President Bush is the decider, as he claims, then the intel failure buck stops entirely at his Oval Office desk.

(Para A) US Senate Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction; March 3 1,2005: We conclude that the Intelligence Community was dead wrong in almost all of its pre-war judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure. Its principal causes were the Intelligence Community's inability to collect good information about Iraq's WMD programs, serious errors in analyzing what information it could gather, and a failure to make clear just how much of its analysis was based on assumptions, rather than good evidence. On a matter of this importance, we simply cannot afford failures of this magnitude.

(Para B) FOX NEWS - December 22, 2002 - Saddam Hussein's adviser Amir al-Saadi on Sunday invited the CIA to send its agents to Iraq to point out to U.N. inspectors sites the Bush administration suspects of weapons development. Al-Saadi also said during a news conference in Baghdad that Iraq was prepared to answer any questions raised by the United States and Britain. "We are ready to deal with each of those questions if you ask us," he said.

The statement in the Senate Report is genuinely troubling, "Its principal causes were the Intelligence Community's inability to collect good information about Iraq's WMD programs, serious errors in analyzing what information it could gather, and a failure to make clear just how much of its analysis was based on assumptions, rather than good evidence."

That is a lie of monumental size and consequence. The ability to collect good information and evidence was handed to President Bush on a silver platter months before he ordered the invasion to get rolling. And now the mass coverup of those Iraq peace initiatives are coupled with the mysterious disappearance of Amir Al Saadi. He's gone, vanished, no word about him for the past 18 months. The only thing to get Saadi's dissappearance following years of US custody in Baghdad on the cable news channels would be to have a young beautiful blonde female dissappear with him. That may have happened. Saadi's wife and daughters who were living in Germany have also vanished.

I'm betting the CIA is blameless on rejecting Al Saadi's offer. I'd say it was the President of the United States who is to blame and who is leading the cover-up of the peace offers. The first step to unraveling this cover-up is to find Al-Saadi. Why is no one looking for him? Not even the Red Cross or Amnesty International reports on his status anymore. They used to...... until the Kay and Duelfor reports were finalized finding no evidence of WMD or WMD programs in Iraq. Then Bush and Congress blamed the CIA.

1:58 AM  

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