By Scott Ritter

Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who the CIA desires to silence. After the 1991 Gulf warfare, Ritter helped lead the UN guns inspections of Iraq, and located himself on the heart of a perilous video game among the Iraqi and usa regimes. As Ritter unearths during this explosive publication, Washington used to be in basic terms attracted to disarmament as a device for its personal time table. working in a fog of espionage and counter-espionage, Ritter and his workforce have been decided to determine the reality approximately Iraq's guns of Mass Destruction (WMD). The CIA used to be both made up our minds to forestall them. For the reality, we now be aware of, is that Iraq used to be taking part in a dangerous bluffing online game, and really had no WMD. yet to have published this could have derailed America's force for regime switch. Iraq exclusive charts the disillusionment of a staunch patriot who got here to achieve that his personal executive sought to undermine powerful hands regulate within the heart East. Ritter indicates us a global of deceit and betrayal, within which not anything is because it turns out. a number of characters from Mossad, MI6 and the CIA pepper this strong narrative, which incorporates revelations that might completely have an effect on the continued debates approximately Iraq.

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Ekéus’s reply was icy. He was in charge, and that was how it was going to be. 7 A�er four days of brinksmanship, the Iraqis eventually relented. Four days a�er locking themselves in the parking lot of the PC-3 complex, braving Iraqi security forces, inhospitable weather and hordes of Iraqi demonstrators, the UNSCOM 16 inspection team was released, with the documents. One of the inspectors had even managed to smuggle out the ‘smoking gun’ document under his clothes, and although it couldn’t be used as evidence of Iraqi non-compliance because it had been illicitly procured, it served as a valuable starting point for intelligence and analysis over the coming years.

UNSCOM had made arrangements with the Bahraini Defense Force to allow the weapons inspectors to make use of this hangar, which was located inside a secure Bahraini Air Force facility on the edge of Manama airport. The room had a series of coffee tables placed together to form one large, rectangular table surface. Gray metal folding chairs were placed around the table. At the front of the conference room was a podium, and a portable screen for projecting slides. A pale blue UN flag hung in the background, together with the red and white banner of the State of Bahrain.

He talked of the continued existence of a first brigade, composed of Soviet-supplied launchers, using as evidence photographs of ‘undeclared launcher modifications’. One glance at the images he used to illustrate his point quickly shot down his theory in my view: the picture showed Iraqi decoy launchers of the same sort I had seen footage of taken from a helicopter during SCUD raids in Operation Desert Storm. If Larry was building his case using pictures of fake launchers, which in any case had been destroyed in the war, then we had a problem.

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