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StefanX Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 06:57 PM
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Duane Clarridge and Alan Wolf forged Iraq-Niger-uranium docs for Ledeen?
Edited on Fri Oct-21-05 07:16 PM by StefanX
Fitzgerald's investigation has led to an important additional issue -- he's been talking to the FBI to out who forged those phony Iraq-Niger-uranium intel docs which were planted on Italy's SISMI intelligence service and which Bush used as an excuse to lie his way into his war... and the trail may be leading back to Cheney's office, in the person of one fanatical neocon named Michael Ledeen.

This is BIG -- just like a small Arkansas land deal led to a blow-job and a blue dress, the treasonous outing (itself punishable by death under the Espionage Act) of a CIA operative could lead to proof that Cheney conspired to plant phony intel to get us into the Bush/Iraq war.

Niger Uranium Forgery Mystery Solved?
The Fitzgerald/Plame investigation goes in a new direction
-- Justin Raimundo


According to a source in the Italian embassy, Patrick J. "Bulldog" Fitzgerald asked for and "has finally been given a full copy of the Italian parliamentary oversight report on the forged Niger uranium document," the former CIA officer tells me:

"Previous versions of the report were redacted and had all the names removed, though it was possible to guess who was involved. This version names Michael Ledeen as the conduit for the report and indicates that former CIA officers Duane Clarridge and Alan Wolf were the principal forgers. All three had business interests with Chalabi."


Alan Wolf died about a year and a half ago of cancer. He served as chief of the CIA's Near East Division as well as the European Division, and was also CIA chief of station in Rome after Clarridge. According to my source, "he and Clarridge and Ledeen were all very close and also close to Chalabi."

A veteran of the Iran-Contra scandal, Ledeen played an important role in the "arms for hostages" scheme by setting up meetings between the American government and the Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar. Not all that unexpected coming from a self-proclaimed advocate of Machiavelli's amoralism. Today, Ledeen is among the most visible and radical neoconservative ideologues whose passion for a campaign of serial "regime-change" in the Middle East is undiminished by the Iraqi debacle. Just as the Roman senator Cato the Elder finished his perorations with the command "Carthage must be destroyed," so Michael "Creative Destruction" Ledeen closes his hopped-up warmongering essays with "Faster, please!," an exhortation presumably addressed to his confreres in the Bush administration.

-- Justin Raimundo at AntiWar.com, October 19, 2005

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StefanX Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 07:10 PM
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1. Billmon speculated in July that Fitz may be onto the phony intel trail
Have Another Slice of Yellowcake, Karl

...which naturally raises the question of whether Fitzgerald's team and the FBI have been talking to each other lately, and what they may have been talking about. If there are strands of evidence that tend to walk the responsibility for the production and/or disseminaton of those forged documents back to this side of the Atlantic, and if any of those strands lead towards the U.S. government, or "an internal working group dealing with Iraq" . . . well, Rove (and others) might find that perjury charges are the least of their worries.

-- Billmon at Whiskey Bar, July 03, 2005


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StefanX Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 07:15 PM
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2. Good summary from DailyKos here:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 08:04 PM
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3. Well I appreciate the effort.
Where the hell is everyone? :shrug:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 08:16 PM
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5. I is here, but the media are not, nor will they be on this one
hope I'm wrong, but they're THROWING themselves into swiftboating the Wilsons, playing the pug game, as usual

this may get too big for them to keep that up, but, until the indictments come down (and, depending upon who gets the collar), it's too early to speculate

just going on how they've gotten away with EVERYTHING since the '80 October Surprise.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 08:13 PM
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4. Dewey Clarridge was one of the six pardoned by poppy
can you name the other five?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 08:17 PM
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6. Small world, isn't it?
I just hope they get Michael Ledeen in this. He's one of the worst.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 08:27 PM
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7. man.....I was just about to post this...he's a REAL fascist...
can't come much closer than shouting it, can you?

Michael Ledeen though may be the signal source to beware: his books included Universal Fascism, Freedom Betrayed, and The War Against the Terror Masters. Here is a taste of Ledeen:

>>>from Ron Paul: Ledeen believes man is basically evil and cannot be left to his own desires. Therefore, he must have proper and strong leadership, just as Machiavelli argued. Only then can man achieve good, as Ledeen explains: "In order to achieve the most noble accomplishments, the leader may have to enter into evil. This is the chilling insight that has made Machiavelli so feared, admired and challengingwe are rotten," argues Ledeen. "Its true that we can achieve greatness if, and only if, we are properly led." (Ibid.)

Ron Paul analyzes this as meaning, "In other words, man is so depraved that individuals are incapable of moral, ethical and spiritual greatness, and achieving excellence and virtue can only come from a powerful authoritarian leader." Paul then asks what we all should be asking today, "What depraved ideas are these to now be influencing our leaders in Washington?" (Ibid.)

"Lying is central to the survival of nations and to the success of great enterprises, because if our enemies can count on the reliability of everything you say, your vulnerability is enormously increased....Look at the map of the world: national boundaries have not been drawn by peaceful men leading lives of spiritual contemplation. National boundaries have been established by war, and national character has been shaped by struggle, most often bloody struggle."

--Michael Ledeen

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=ledeen+universal+fascism&btnG=Search

you couldn't be more correct about Ledeen, AND his hideous wifey wife

remember the role they played in Blinded By the Right?
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