How George Tenet Lied When his masters lied to justify war, Tenet simply lacked the courage to tell his fellow citizens that America was about to launch whatMessage 1 of 1 , May 15, 2007View SourceHow George Tenet Lied
When his masters lied to justify war, Tenet simply lacked the courage to tell his fellow citizens that America was about to launch what the post WWII Nuremberg Tribunal called the "supreme international crime"a war of aggression.
It was a high crime, a premeditated felony to have taken part in this conspiracy.
Tenet"s comment on news shows about his book: "I believed there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
There was, in fact, no absence of well-sourced evidence that Saddam's WMD had all been destroyed shortly after the Gulf War in 1991yes, all of them.
In 1995, when Saddam Hussein's son-in-law, Hussein Kamel, defected with a treasure trove of documents, he spilled the beans on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. There were none. He knew. He was in charge of the chemical, biological, nuclear, and missile programs and ordered all such weapons destroyed before the U.N. inspectors could discover them after the war in 1991.
He told us much more, and the information that could be checked out was confirmed.
The Condoleezza-must-have-just-missed-this-report excuse won't wash, because Newsweek acquired a transcript of Kamel's debriefing and broke the story on Feb. 24, 2003, several weeks before the war, noting gingerly that Kamel's information "raises questions about whether the WMD stockpiles attributed to Iraq still exist."
In late summer 2002, CIA operatives had successful recruitment of a senior Iraqi official, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri. He worked in place (as a high-level penetration of the Iraqi government) for the U.S. .
Officers of CIA's clandestine service held a meeting with President Bush and his senior advisers and briefed them about this high value spy they had recruited.
The information Sabri had already passed to the U.S. had checked out well. There were no WMD in Iraq.
Tenet knew there were no WMD. Secret British documents reveal not only that Tenet told his British counterpart the intelligence was being "fixed" around the policy. They also show that Washington and London developed a scheme to "wrongfoot" Saddam Hussein by insisting on the kind of U.N. inspections they were sure he would reject, thus providing a convenient casus belli.
Saddam outfoxed them by allowing the most intrusive inspection regime in recent history. At the turn of 2002-03, U.N. inspectors were crawling all over Saddam's palaces, interviewing his scientists, and pursuing every tip they could get from Tenetand finding nothing.
Bush told the U.N. to withdraw its inspectors promptly. (AWOL) Bush continues to claim that Saddam threw out the inspectors. Most Americans do not realize this is a lie.
What did satellite imagery show? Nothing, save for the embarrassingly inconclusive photos that then-Secretary of State Colin Powell displayed on Feb. 5, 2003 at the U.N.
Were there any photos of those biological weapons trailers reported by the shadowy Curveball? None. And so "artist renderings" were conjured up to show what these sinister trailers might look like.
George Tenet clearly played a sustained role in the chicanery.
Director Tenet and his deputy, John McLaughlin, played a direct role regarding the notorious "Curveball", whom German intelligence deemed a mentally unstable alcoholic. His claim about mobile laboratories producing biological weapons was all a crock. And Tenet and McLaughlin both knew it, because Tyler Drumheller, then-chief of European operations, gave them chapter and verse before Powell's speech.
Former director of State Department intelligence, Carl Ford, has noted that both Tenet and McLaughlin took a personal hand in writing a follow-up report aimed at salvaging what Curveball had said. Ford spared no words: The report "wasn't just wrong, they lied...they should have been shot."
Source: Ray McGovern, who worked for 27 years as a CIA analyst included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President's Daily Brief. He "had a front-row seat watching nine directors."
MY comment: So McGovern most also know a lot about CIA drug trafficking and allowing the mafia to run drugs in exchange for their help in direct actions against pro- communist/socialist third world governments.Ten-year Warming Window Closing
12 May 2007: Scientists at Bristol University say a previously unexplained surge of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in recent years is due to more greenhouse gas escaping from trees, plants and soils. Global warming was making vegetation less able to absorb the carbon pollution pumped out by human activity.At the moment about half of human carbon emissions are re-absorbed into the environment, but the fear among scientists is that increased temperatures will reduce this effect. Wolfgang Knorr, a climate researcher at Bristol, said: "We could be seeing the carbon cycle feedback kicking in. Measurements of carbon dioxide in samples of air show a sharp increase since the turn of the century, with unusually high levels in four of the past five years. The spike does not seem to match the pattern of increased emissions from fossil-fuel burning, and can only be partly explained by natural events such as fires and weather phenomena including El Nino.
Dr Knorr's team compared the high carbon dioxide measurements in the atmosphere for 2002-03 with simulations of how soils and plants, including trees, behave under different conditions. They found the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be accounted for by plants taking up less carbon because of unusually dry and hot conditions.
Writing in Geophysical Research Letters, they say: "We find that the remarkable feature of the 2002-03 anomaly seems to be that climate fluctuations - not only related to El Nino and occurring across all latitudes - acted together to create an unusually strong out-gassing of CO2 of the terrestrial biosphere. Further research will be required to investigate if this fluctuation carries features of projected future climate change."
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