Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
The individual codenamed “Curveball,” who lied about Saddam Hussein having Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), has now come clean on British television.
Curveball, who is actually Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, helped fabricate the justification for war which resulted in countless Iraqi deaths, as well as the deaths of coalition soldiers, and the loss of immense sums of money.
Al-Janabi doesn’t seem too torn up about what his lies led to, either, as he actually had the gall to smile while confirming that everything was completely made up.
However, al-Janabi attempts (and poorly, I might add) to defend his actions.
“My main purpose was to topple the tyrant in Iraq because the longer this dictator remains in power, the more the Iraqi people will suffer from this regime’s oppression,” he said.
It’s sad that al-Janabi did not have the humanity to think about all of the people who have suffered since he lied to the world.
Al-Janabi was a chemical engineer and claimed that he was the overseer of the building of a mobile biological weapons laboratory.
He made this up when he sought political asylum in Germany way back in 1999 and later his fictions were jumped on by American officials.
He said that his lies were presented as “facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence” by the U.S. Secretary of State at the time, Colin Powell, when he made the case for war before the United Nations Security Council in February of 2003.
In his interview on the BBC2 show Modern Spies, he showed an appalling lack of care about what he did.
“We went to war in Iraq [based] on a lie. And that lie was your lie,” the interviewer said, to which he replied simply, “Yes.”
Colin Powell’s former chief of Staff, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, admits that American officials “sexed up” al-Janabi’s drawings of the imaginary mobile biological weapons labs.
“I brought the White House team in to do the graphics,” Wilkerson said, adding, “intelligence was being worked to fit around the policy.”
“I don’t see any way on this earth that Secretary Powell doesn’t feel almost a rage about Curveball and the way he was used in regards to that intelligence,” Wilkerson said.
The series also exposes the true reason behind the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) move to arrest Anna Chapman, an alleged Russian spy, in 2010.
The FBI’s head of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, reveals that Chapman got “closer and closer to higher and higher ranking leadership… she got close enough to disturb us.”
There appears to be some confusion about whether Chapman ever actually seduced a member of the cabinet.
The FBI says such a thing never happened, while the British Independent reports, “Top officials feared the glamorous Russian agent wanted to seduce one of US President Barack Obama’s inner circle.”
The two part series also includes interviews with several British spies, which is the first time that active intelligence officers have been interviewed on television, even though their identities are concealed.
Personally, I find it quite sad that someone would be so nonchalant in recounting how they deceived the world and justified an invasion which resulted in the suffering of so many Iraqis.
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