First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet (Video)

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Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at Global Research

Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq’s WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. This was the report used by the Bush Administration to justify the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“I would call my colleagues’ attention to the fine paper that the United Kingdom distributed . . . which describes in exquisite detail Iraqi deception activities.” (Colin Powell, UN Security Council, February 5, 2003) 

Powell was referring to “Iraq Its Infrastructure Of Concealment, Deception And Intimidation”, published on January 30, 2003.

Powerful and Irrefutable evidence presented by Secretary of State Colin Powell, said the Washington Post February 6)

AFTER SECRETARY OF STATE Colin L. Powell’s presentation to the United Nations Security Council yesterday, it is hard to imagine how anyone could doubt that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Powell left no room to argue seriously that Iraq has accepted the Security Council’s offer of a “final opportunity” to disarm. And he offered a powerful new case that Saddam Hussein’s regime is cooperating with a branch of the al Qaeda organization that is trying to acquire chemical weapons and stage attacks in Europe. Mr. Powell’s evidence, including satellite photographs, audio recordings and reports from detainees and other informants, was overwhelming. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, called it “powerful and irrefutable.” Revealing those tapes and photographs had a cost, as Iraq will surely take countermeasures. But the decision to make so much evidence public will prove invaluable if it sways public opinion here and abroad. At a minimum, it will stand as a worthy last effort to engage the United Nations in facing a threat that the United States could, if necessary, address alone or with an ad-hoc coalition.  [the WP is explicitly pointing to the outcome ahead of the actual bombing and invasion of Iraq, “address alone or with an ad hoc coalition” with the U.K.]

First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet (Video)

Secretary of State Colin Powell

First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet (Video)

According to Rangwala, the  British intelligence document was fake. It had not been prepared by British intelligence. It was copied and pasted from the internet by members of Tony Blair’s staff:   

The Downing Street authors state they drew “upon a number of sources, including intelligence material” (p.1, first sentence). In fact, they copied material from at least three different authors and gave no credit to them. Indeed, they plagiarized, directly cutting and pasting or near quoting.

A close textual analysis suggests that the UK authors had little access to first-hand intelligence sources and instead based their work on academic papers, which they selectively distorted. Some of the papers used were considerably out of date. This leads the reader to wonder about the reliability and veracity of the Downing Street document.

It was a fake document prepared on the instructions of prime minister Blair with a view to building a “credible” justification to wage war on Iraq.  And the media failed to report the Big Lie.

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  • Barba_Papa

    The fake case for the Iraq war is still the biggest hurdle to overcome for Western governments wishing to start war with Iran. They faced MASSIVE opposition despite the best ‘evidence’ their intelligence agencies could come up with. The intelligence card is not one they can pick again. Its the biggest reason why so many doubt the Russia did it narrative.

    • Joseph Scott

      At the same time, it remains disturbing how many otherwise intelligent Americans believe the anti-Russia propaganda. Even when the Justice Dept. is too stupid to name the right Russian agency, people swallow the lies. I am appalled daily at how many of the people I’ve known for decades believe that rubbish.

      • RichardD

        I’m an American and it takes time to connect the dots about Jew evil and the Jew stranglehold on our government and msm. We’ve been force fed Jew lies from cradle to grave. The US needs to be dejudified.

        https://davidduke.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CNNJewMeme-e1499356599174.jpg

        • Joseph Scott

          I’m afraid, Richard, that you are identifying a symptom as the cause. Hitler made the same mistake, despite attempts by the SD to show him the truth. Judasim is merely another Freemason control mechanism. When the Egyptian-Hyksos prince and Freemason Moses fled Egypt with his fellow Hyksos (who had been enslaved for the Hyksos coup against the Pharaoh), he made up Judaism as a means of getting them to obey his orders. It is just the same as how the Council of Nicaea made up Christianity to get the inhabitants of the Roman Empire to obey orders. Judaism and Christianity are both fabricated religions, but the people who cause all the trouble amongst Jews aren’t the religious Jews (who are just more manipulated pawns), they are the ‘Jewish’ masons, B’nai B’rith, who don’t actually believe in Judaism (since they know better) any more than all the Republican Grand Lodge Masons actually believe in Christianity. Freemasons are your problem. They just bring Jews along wherever they go, because one of their branches uses that to control their pieces on the board.

          • RichardD

            This sounds like a blame shifting attempt to divert attention from Jew crime and evil.

            “despite attempts by the SD to show him the truth”

            Who and what is SD?

            Free Masons didn’t exist thousands of years ago:

            “Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.”

            – Freemasonry –

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry

            The Council of Nicaea didn’t make up Christianity, it had already been around for century’s.

          • Joseph Scott

            SD = Sicherheitsdiest, the SS’s intelligence service, created by Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich wrote various warning memoranda about Freemasons, and succeeded in having them banned in Germany, but couldn’t get Hitler to realise that the British Empire he hoped to reach settlement with was run by them. Hitler was set up, as part of a long-standing Freemason plan to keep Germany and Russia in opposition and as weak as possible. That was what both world wars (which were planned in the 19th Century) were about. The Global War on Terror is simply the third (and they hope final) ‘world war’ designed to bring about their unification scheme, also planned in the 19th Century.

            Freemasons are far, far older than that reference of yours. That is merely their current cover story. Please realise that lower ranking Freemasons have no idea how things actually are. Most of those people actually believe it when they tell them that there are only 3 real degrees and the rest are ‘honorary’ which is absurd. Freemasons believe they are the descendants of the rulers of an ancient world-spanning civilisation, and that they have a divine mission to restore said civilisation, under their rule, of course. The royal and priestly class of ancient Egypt were of such, as they made plain to Greeks who visited them. You will find that story recounted in Herodotus and Plato’s writings. The murder of Hiram Abif, which forms the theme of Freemason initiation ceremonies (outside B’nai B’rith) is about the Hyksos coup attempt and murder of the ruling Pharaoh.

            The Prieure de Sion, which formed the Knights Templar, was a Masonic group, and they existed well before the 14th century. Several Masonic European noble noble families claim descent from the historical Jesus (Yeshua the Essene). The Prieure de Sion are the people who actually wrote the famous Protocols of the Elders of Sion.

            You will find that the overwhelming majority of US Senators are Masons of the 32nd and 33rd Degree. Likewise, all the key players in the various Deep State bureaucracies and thinktanks. The Council on Foreign Relations is a Masonic group, as is the the Atlantic Council.

          • RichardD

            I don’t disagree that masons are a problem. Which is why they’re not allowed in a lot of places, like most of Islam, much of the orient, Russia until very recently, which is probably an intel operation, etc.:

            – List of Masonic Grand Lodges –

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Masonic_Grand_Lodges#Asia

            Let’s see if we can substantiate your assertions. How about this:

            “You will find that the overwhelming majority of US Senators are Masons of the 32nd and 33rd Degree.”

            Do you have any proof?

      • RichardD
        • Jan Lavicka

          among Jews acc. to stats is the biggest % of deviants, homosexuals and pedophiles … all clear now

          • RichardD

            Judaism should be outlawed, the synagogues and yeshivas closed, and the planet dejudified to create a Jew free world that will be much better for everyone, including former Jews.

      • RichardD
      • Barba_Papa

        But at the same time are most Americans that outraged about this socalled Russian interference? There seems to be a very wide gap between believing that Russia meddled and ‘OMGZ PUTIN IS THE NEW HITLER!!! WE MUST DO SOMETHING!’

        The way it appears to me ‘Russia did it!’ seems to be an obsession of the chattering classes, politicians, journalists, pundits, not so much to the average Joes.

  • RichardD

    Anti Judaism should be strengthened in the US, Palestine, France, Canada, the UK, Russia and elsewhere to help with eliminating Israel and Jews from our planet to create a better future for humanity.

    The West Bank barrier wall and Gaza fence should be torn down and Palestinian refugees allowed to return to Palestine to help with the dejudification and unification of Palestine and the elimination of Israel and it’s replacement with Palestine.