- According to a stunning report posted by a retired Navy
Lt Commander and 28-year veteran of the Defense Department (DoD), the Bush
administration's assurance about finding weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq was based on a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plan to "plant"
WMDs inside the country. Nelda Rogers, the Pentagon whistleblower, claims
the plan failed when the secret mission was mistakenly taken out by "friendly
fire", the Environmentalists Against War report.
- Nelda Rogers is a 28-year veteran debriefer for the DoD.
She has become so concerned for her safety that she decided to tell the
story about this latest CIA-military fiasco in Iraq. According to Al Martin
Raw.com, "Ms Rogers is number two in the chain of command within this
DoD special intelligence office. This is a ten-person debriefing unit within
the central debriefing office for the Department of Defense."
- The information that is being leaked out is information
"obtained while she was in Germany heading up the debriefing of returning
service personnel, involved in intelligence work in Iraq for the DoD and/or
the CIA. "According to Ms Rogers, there was a covert military operation
that took place both preceding and during the hostilities in Iraq,"
reports Al Martin Raw.com, an online subscriber-based news/analysis service
which provides "Political, Economic and Financial Intelligence".
- Al Martin is a retired Lt Commander (US Navy), the author
of a memoir called "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider,"
and is considered one of America's foremost experts on corporate and government
fraud. Ms Rogers reports that this particular covert operation team was
manned by former military personnel and "the unit was paid through
the Department of Agriculture in order to hide it, which is also very commonplace".
- According to Al Martin Raw.com, "the Agriculture
Department has often been used as a paymaster on behalf of the CIA, DIA,
NSA and others". According to the Al Martin Raw.com story, another
aspect of Ms Rogers' report concerns a covert operation which was to locate
the assets of Saddam Hussein and his family, including cash, gold bullion,
jewelry and assorted valuable antiquities. The problem became evident when
"the operation in Iraq involved 100 people, all of whom apparently
are now dead, having succumbed to so-called 'friendly fire'. The scope
of this operation included the penetration of the Central Bank of Iraq,
other large commercial banks in Baghdad, the Iraqi National Museum and
certain presidential palaces where monies and bullion were secreted."
- "They identified about $2 billion in cash, another
$150 million in Euros, in physical banknotes, and about another $100 million
in sundry foreign currencies ranging from Yen to British Pounds,"
reports Al Martin.
- "These people died, mostly in the same place in
Baghdad, supposedly from a stray cruise missile or a combination of missiles
and bombs that went astray," Martin continues. "There were supposedly
76 who died there and the other 24 died through a variety of 'friendly
fire', 'mistaken identity' and some of them-their whereabouts are simply
unknown." Ms Rogers' story sounds like an updated 21st-century version
of Treasure Island meets Ali Baba and the Bush Cabal Thieves, writes Martin.
- "This was a contingent of CIA/ DoD operatives, but
it was really the CIA that bungled it," Ms Rogers said. "They
were relying on the CIA's ability to organise an effort to seize these
assets and to be able to extract these assets because the CIA claimed it
had resources on the ground within the Iraqi army and the Iraqi government
who had been paid. That turned out to be completely bogus. As usual."
- "CIA people were supposed to be handling it,"
Martin continues. "They had a special 'black' aircraft to fly it out.
But none of that happened because the regular US Army showed up, stumbled
onto it and everyone involved had to scramble. These new Iraqi "asset
seizures" go directly to the New US Ruling Junta. The US Viceroy in
Iraq Paul Bremer is reportedly drinking Saddam's $2000 a bottle Napoleon-era
brandy, smoking his expensive Davidoff cigars and he has even furnished
his office with Saddam's Napoleon-era furniture.