[funsec] French ruling party having a riot on the Internet

Richard M. Smith rms at computerbytesman.com
Wed Nov 9 10:38:37 CST 2005

>>> ALL the intelligence agencies that I am aware of, 
>>> including Jordan, Russian, France, Germany, England, 
>>> the US, Israel and Egypt ALL agreed that Saddam had WMD.  
>>> Were they correct?  No!

Scott Ritter, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, said before the war to
anyone who would listen that Iraq no longer had chemical or biological
weapons.  He's now written a book on his take on the Iraq weapons inspection


One also has to keep in mind that the CIA spent about $100 million in the
earlier '90s to demonize Sadam in the media outside of the U.S.  This is the
company that did the work:


The CIA does a lot more than just gather information.

Cooking the books on intelligence to go to war is hardly a new technique:  

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the
country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag
the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a
parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can
always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have
to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for
lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." 

-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials  


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