Sunday, March 26, 2006

Russians Gave Saddam US Military Information

See Washington Post Saturday, March 25, 2006 article by Ann Scott Tyson and Josh White, Russians Helped Iraq, Study Says, Papers Show Hussein Was Tipped Off About U.S. Strategy During Invasion

It should be read by those who feel that the US should exclusively work through the United Nations, and that any military action not authorized by the UN is illegal. The article includes:
■ “Russian officials collected intelligence on U.S. troop movements and attack plans from inside the American military command leading the 2003 invasion of Iraq and passed that information to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.”
■ “…warned accurately that American formations intended to bypass Iraqi cities on their thrust toward Baghdad.”
■ “…provided some specific numbers on U.S. troops, units and locations, according to Iraqi documents dated March and April 2003 and later captured by the United States.”
■ “Another captured Iraqi document, dated April 2, 2003, said Russian intelligence had reported to Hussein more detailed and potentially damaging information: The Americans had their heaviest concentration of forces, 12,000 troops and 1,000 vehicles, near the Iraqi city of Karbala and were moving to cut off Baghdad.”

See prior posts:
United Nations Can’t Manage Food Aid
Welfare State Failed New Orleans's Poor


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