imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

CIA's Golden Victory - US Bribed Iraqi Military Leaders

by Joe Goebbles Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 4:01 PM

General Maher Sufyan, the head of the Republican Guard, was allegedly spirited away from the Al Rasheed airstrip, in south-east Baghdad, to an unknown location, according to the French newspaper Le Monde and the leading Arab news channel Al Jazeera.



CIA's Golden Victory - US Bribed Iraqi Military Leaders



Republican Guard generals betrayed Saddam Hussein in return for huge payments in cash and gold, it emerged last night. In so doing, they allowed the Allies to seize Baghdad virtually without a fight.

Resistance around the capital from six Republican Guard divisions just melted away because the senior commander of Saddam's elite troops defected and ordered his men to give up or go home.

He was spirited away by a United States Apache helicopter to a secret location. The astonishing revelations of the double-dealing at the heart of Saddam's inner circle expose the immense contribution made to the coalition campaign by undercover squads of SAS special forces.

Working hand-in-hand with MI6 and CIA paramilitaries they were responsible for buying off factions of Saddam's henchmen.

The Joint Special Operations Task Forces have been operating undercover since before the war, contacting Iraqi military, intelligence and secret police leaders to make them change sides.

The teams carried suitcases full of gold bullion, US dollars, Swiss francs and euros to buy off regime leaders, and threatened to kill those who refused to cooperate.

The same techniques had been refined in Afghanistan where Operation Jawbreaker led to the defection of senior warlords.

General Maher Sufyan, the head of the Republican Guard, was allegedly spirited away from the Al Rasheed airstrip, in south-east Baghdad, to an unknown location, according to the French newspaper Le Monde and the leading Arab news channel Al Jazeera.

Intelligence sources have told strategic analysts Stratfor that senior Republican Guard generals and commanders from the Special Republican Guard and the Iraqi security services betrayed Saddam and revealed his location on two occasions, leading to the "decapitation" raids designed to assassinate him and his senior men.

They then cut a secret deal agreeing to surrender in the second week of the war and sabotaged the attempts of Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz and Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, two of Saddam's key henchmen, to fight on.

They only discovered the betrayal when US forces passed Karbala in the "red zone" around Baghdad.

In the days before the battle that never was Allied commanders at Central Command in Qatar boasted that they were in contact with senior Iraqi civilian and military leaders.

They have since admitted that a reward system exists to buy information on the whereabouts of the most wanted war criminals and the location of weapons of mass destruction.

US commanders have been unable to show any pictures of Republican Guard troops and their equipment destroyed in the advance. Yesterday US Brigadier-General Vince Brooks said he was "not aware" of the deal with Sufyan, but he admitted: "We know there are a number of military formations that chose not to fight for the regime.

"We do deal with leaders that are out there - either local leaders, tribal leaders or in some cases military leaders."

He hinted that those who had cooperated with the coalition may not lose their jobs.

"There will be former military members who will have a role to play in a future Iraq, " he said.

Saddam and his son Qusay, who was the overall commander of the Republican Guard, may have been killed or so severely wounded in the first "decapitation" raid on the first night of the war that they lost control of the troops.

Saddam's other son Uday is thought to have survived. Sources say his presence accounted for the stiff resistance from Fedayeen fighters under his command in the first two weeks of the conflict.

Allied commanders dismissed reports that Saddam is holed up in his birthplace north of Tikrit.

Maher Sufyan is not included in the "deck of cards" handed to Allied troops to help them hunt down the Iraqi regime leaders. Popular Information Minister Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf, nicknamed Comical Ali, is not on the list either, fuelling specualtion he too may have cut a deal.



Source:   Express/UK
Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 38 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Sound the Horns. I Claudius Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 4:02 PM
Simple Simple Simon Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 4:46 PM
You Claudius daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 4:51 PM
Bribery US Taxpayer Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 5:26 PM
Simple Simple Simon Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:48 PM
Simple Simon Bush Admirer Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:51 PM
Hey genius reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:31 AM
Well then fresca Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:30 AM
Sounds criminal to me systemfailure Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 8:41 AM
Whose lives were saved? daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 8:44 AM
Hey Einstein The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 1:10 PM
"Why are you so threatened... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 1:54 PM
You may take your foot out of your mouth now The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:02 PM
Christ you are a moron fresca Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:04 PM
fresca fresca Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:05 PM
Ooooh... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:10 PM
caveman daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:12 PM
Q&A Voice of irritation Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:23 PM
Physical age... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:24 PM
You said it daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:25 PM
Voice of Irritation daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:25 PM
Lovey daveman's wife Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:26 PM
bullshit bull Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:26 PM
fake guy daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:27 PM
Funny The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:29 PM
daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:31 PM
Psychology, huh? daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:35 PM
daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:39 PM
But have you seen me... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:43 PM
daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:46 PM
Wow, you are so... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 2:55 PM
Wow, you are so... The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:00 PM
You know, daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:19 PM
daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:25 PM
Nope. daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:33 PM
daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 4:40 PM
VoR daveman Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 5:26 PM
caveman daveman The Voice of Reason Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2003 at 6:24 PM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy