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Sun Jun 23, 2013, 08:57 PM

DNI and ex-Booz Allen VP James Clapper: Iraq 'unquestionably' moved its WMD to Syria

This is the level of genius who is now the Director of National Intelligence.

Liberal critics are pointing out that Clapper, while serving as the head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, helped assist the Bush administration lie that Iraq possessed illegal weapons of mass destruction. Speaking to reporters in October 2003, Clapper suggested that the illicit weapons had “unquestionably” been moved to Syria:

The official, James R. Clapper Jr., a retired lieutenant general, said satellite imagery showing a heavy flow of traffic from Iraq into Syria, just before the American invasion in March, led him to believe that illicit weapons material “unquestionably” had been moved out of Iraq.

He said he was providing a personal assessment. But he said “the obvious conclusion one draws” was that there “may have been people leaving the scene, fleeing Iraq, and unquestionably, I am sure, material.” A spokesman for General Clapper’s agency, David Burpee, said he could not provide further evidence to support the general’s statement.


Former Bush adviser Karl Rove cites Clapper’s theory in his book Courage and Consequence to defend claims by the Bush administration that it believed Iraq posed an imminent security threat to the United States.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2010/06/07/100994/obama-nominates-clapper/


That, of course, was after he spent some quality time as a Booz Allen vice-president from 1997 to 1998.

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Reply DNI and ex-Booz Allen VP James Clapper: Iraq 'unquestionably' moved its WMD to Syria (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2013 OP
bemildred Jun 2013 #1
Warpy Jun 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2013 #8
90-percent Jun 2013 #9
NealK Jun 2013 #14
JDPriestly Jun 2013 #16
Harmony Blue Jun 2013 #2
DURHAM D Jun 2013 #4
NealK Jun 2013 #15
WillyT Jun 2013 #5
Octafish Jun 2013 #6
think Jun 2013 #7
silvershadow Jun 2013 #10
FreakinDJ Jun 2013 #11
JEB Jun 2013 #12
madrchsod Jun 2013 #13
Samantha Jun 2013 #20
MrSlayer Jun 2013 #17
Ford_Prefect Jun 2013 #18
sulphurdunn Jun 2013 #19
sibelian Jun 2013 #21
Catherina Jun 2013 #22
jsr Jun 2013 #23

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:01 PM

1. These guys would all sell their own mother, and they will say anything. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:06 PM

3. Pretty much, and they never listen to themselves.

Involved in the fight of their lives, trying to defend their homes, moms, wives and kiddies against the Great Satan, Iraq shipped their weapons to Syria?

Good gawd.

This guy needs to be Cheney's bunkie at Leavenworth.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:17 PM

8. But it all makes sense, don't ya see?

Tis a briliant statement, actually.
See, if Iraq moved the weapons to Syria, that means the attack on Iraq for having WMD was valid.
And now that we know the WMD are in Syria, an attack on Syria will be valid.
After which we will be told that Syria moved the WD to whatever other country we want to attack for having them.

Genius...sheer genius.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:47 PM

9. It even has a name

"Whack a WMD mole"

-90% Jimmy

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:13 PM

14. After which we will be told that Syria moved the WMD to...

Ecuador!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:34 PM

16. And we are prepared to attack Syria just ten years after those

WMDs were moved there, and right as we are preparing to pull out of Afghanistan. Permanent war, guaranteed.

Boy, those Iraqi WMDs have provided a lot of profitable opportunities for our military/industrial industry.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:05 PM

2. What a piece of shit this guy is

disgusting.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:07 PM

4. I just wonder if Obama knows the first damn thing about

what has been going on in the executive branch for the past 5 years.


I want to know if the President asks questions and is lied to or if he even bothers to ask questions. He has always struck me as too cool to be curious.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:23 PM

15. So the question is:

What did the President know and when did he know it?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:08 PM

5. What Change ??? - K & R !!!






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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:09 PM

6. Money. Trumps. Peace.

Four stars~salute!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:11 PM

7. Ah yes. The Carlyle Group and those good old revolving doors....



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:51 PM

10. The whole complex, military, CIA, NSA, etc is so inter-woven with the contractors it's like incest.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:52 PM

11. We've been "Sold Out" yet again

Time to watch reruns of Obama's speech "I'll Clean up Washington"

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:04 PM

12. Clapper is a lying POS

who does everything he possibly can to shovel money from the US Treasury to his pals in the overwrought "security" industry.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:10 PM

13. oh bullshit..saddam never had any weapons of mass destruction

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:28 PM

20. Well, he had chemical weapons supplied to him by Uncle Sam during the 80s

among which was the Bubonic Plague. Does that count?

Actually, someone well placed told me at the time Saddam had moved his WMD to Syria when he realized he was in fact going to be invaded. I responded, "Well, makes a lot of sense to me. Here he was the head of a small country but also a person who had tried to kill George W. Bush's* father. He hears the strongest military in the world, led by the elder Bush's son, is coming to get him. So what does he do? He moves the most potent weapons he has to defend himself out of the country. Right." He had no response.

Sam

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:36 PM

17. Right because the best thing to do when you're going to be invaded……

 

is to give your most powerful and deadly weapons away. How idiotic.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:42 PM

18. And people wonder why Snowden took a runner to get away from NSA and Booz Allen.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 10:51 PM

19. If Saddham sent his WMD to Syria

then he had no WMD and we should have invaded Syria, which had WMD, but knowingly invaded the country that didn't have WMD instead. Therefore, Clapper has admitted that the war was not about WMD.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 07:20 AM

21. Goodness me. I'm so TERRIBLY CONFUSED!


Naughty old Syria's was involved in Wicked Uncle Saddam's dastardly deeds? AND WE'VE BEEN SAYING AMERICA WAS WRONG WHEN REALLY THEY HID THEM???

OH MY! I feel so sorry for George now.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:29 AM

22. We're paying a $Trillion/yr monster to spy on us, manufacture lies and justify wars.

Wake up America.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:31 AM

23. No truer words.

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