“Curveball” the man who sent the US to war in Iraq - CHALABI & his #Bahrain connection - Nabeel Rajab - President of BCHR,
Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq
Mushroom clouds, duct tape, Judy Miller, Curveball, Recalling how Americans were sold a bogus case for invasion.
I have extracted two items of interest from the list of lies this article exposes – the first defines Chalabi the second shows the importance of and the bogus intelligence he gave - even Colin Powell was conned.
- Nov. 1999 Chalabi (Sometimes refered to as Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi)- connected Iraqi defector "Curveball"—a convicted sex offender and low-level engineer who became the sole source for much of the case that Saddam had WMD, particularly mobile weapons labs—enters Munich seeking a German visa. German intel officers describe his information as highly suspect. US agents never debrief Curveball or perform background check. Nonetheless, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and CIA will pass raw intel on to senior policymakers.
- 2/5/03 In UN speech, Powell says, "Every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence." Cites Libi's claims and Curveball's "eyewitness" accounts of mobile weapons labs. (German officer who supervised Curveball's handler will later recall thinking, "Mein Gott!") Powell also claims that Saddam's son Qusay has ordered WMD removed from palace complexes; that key WMD files are being driven around Iraq by intelligence agents; that bioweapons warheads have been hidden in palm groves; that a water truck at an Iraqi military installation is a "decontamination vehicle" for chemical weapons; that Iraq has drones it can use for bioweapons attacks; and that WMD experts have been corralled into one of Saddam's guest houses. All but the last of those claims had been flagged by the State Department's own intelligence unit as "WEAK."
Reiterating Powell's claim, Bush says an Iraqi drone loaded with bioweapons could strike US mainland.
3/20/03 -- War begins.
The question is why did Nabeel Rajab President of BCHR, - a so called Human Rights activist from Bahrain now in Jail for criminal offences have this secrete meeting with Chalabi and other dubious players that includes the infamous pro Assad/Iranian Shia Kuwait MP Abdul Hamid Dashti in a Beirut restaurant.
Watch Chalabi in action http://www.uruknet.info/?p=82125 when he gets a shoe thrown by one of the audience at the Hezbollah forum about Bahrain
Chalabi is not your average player - he is the man responsible for starting a war, one that has cost and destroyed untold thousands upon thousands of lives. He is a war criminal, and whichever way you look at it, a strange bedfellow for Bahrains’ infamous human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to have, to call a friend. Was Nabeel and Dashti at the same Hezbollah conference - is that when the picture was taken. What was being discussed -
Was this supposed private meeting about how to pollute or redirect the truth on the popcorn revolution in Bahrain, was Chalabi passing on lessons in how to lie to the media, how to con the world as he had himself done in 1999. Is "Curveball" Chalabi, a man who can visit the Ayatollahs in Iran as he pleases, the money man, the broker and go between, a backer of Nabeel Rajab and the Popcorn Revolution, the money man for first class flying Nabeel? Or was it a meeting of old friends, was Nabeel Rajab part of the CIA intelligence network that fed duff information to the Americans through the Embassy here in Bahrain in the run up to the Iraq war, were they just celebrating their past successes. If Nabeel was a CIA operative that could explain why they protected him, why the Bahrain government until quiet recently were reluctant to arrest him, gave him elbow room to carry on his campaign of misinformation and sabotage on the streets and having done so now why the US protests his innocence.
Today Nabeel Rajab makes a point of insulting people, goading the government into arresting him part of a process by which is intended to keeps him in the lime light, while writing from claimed solitary confinement and isolation, a complete contradiction in itself, he uses Maryam AlKhawajah as acting president of BCHR to continue his poison pen role to taunt the Bahrain Government - Together they continues to con the world aided by either dumb or equally guilty apologist friends.
These people and their connections are currently those behind the campaign to stop the #F1 in Bahrain boycott dialogue and elections - democratic progress -
Support those campaigns if you must but think seriously before you do remember
The last time people believed Chalabi and his friends - the US and the West went to WAR
And in January 2012, it was reported that Chalabi had been in contact with some members of the leading opposition group in Bahrain, Al Wefaq National Islamic Society. ---- This was confirmed by Jawad Fairooz, secretary general of Wefaq and a former member of Parliament in Bahrain.
“Mr. Chalabi has helped us with contacts in Washington like other people have done and we thank them,” Fairooz told the New York Times, "but we are not allowing any person or party from outside to dictate us what to do in Bahrain.”
really unless that is they are a visiting US DIPLOMAT OR SERVING OFFICER AT THE US EMBASSY ...............
UPDATE - 10 JULY 2014This Week Bahrain expelled from Bahrain visiting US diplomat, ex Human Rights Watch guru now Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tom Malinowski. I find it odd myself that Ton Malinowski publicly made list of people to meet, top of the list was Nabeel Rajab, our Bahraini friend to Mr. "Curveball" - whats America's game surely they must know of this and that Chalabi despite his war crimes background is being pushed by the Ayatollahs for power in Iraq. Is Nabeel Rajeeb part of the plan too - is Rajab heaven forbid Irans' and Americas choice as PM in waiting for Bahrain.
Further reading - references
Hubbly bubbly, spoil and troubley – Tom Malinowski stirs the pot
Poor leadership at key diplomatic post in Bahrain, State Department watchdog warns
The Trouble with Tom Malinowski
“U.S. State Dept. Document Confirms Regime Change Agenda in Middle East”,
based on just-released U.S. State Department documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
US Middle East Foreign Policy; a cornucopia of Diplomatic Hogwash
Obama Plotted to Destabilize Regimes in Bahrain, Egypt
That was the Week that Was - the phoney spring #BAHRAIN 7-16 March 2011