Monday, August 26, 2013

Binocular Snapshot for 08/26/2013

LastDayWatchers as you watch what going on today, understand what the May 15th Prophecy told in the Strong Delusion post Israel, Britain and The United States have always enjoyed the pleasure of their unrighteous dealing in the Middle East by which they have prospered

 As Foreign Policy puts it, the new revelations are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.

Top officials decided to share information on Iran's strategy with Iraq, providing satellite imagery and reports on the Iranian military's abilities.

The U.S. was determined to see Iraq defeat Iran, even if it meant looking the other way as Saddam Hussein gassed his enemies and his own people.
 When Iraq began using mustard gas in 1983, the U.S. government wasn't sharing intelligence with Hussein, but CIA reports show that top Reagan administration officials were regularly updated on the attacks.

Nothing was done to prevent them either, though U.S. officials knew about Iraq's efforts to produce the weapons and the locations of its chemical plants

Ronald Reagan wrote a margin for the US Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci: “An Iranian victory is unacceptable.”

The US believed that in spring of 1988 the Iranians might undertake a decisive attack, capitalizing on tactical mistakes by the Iraqi military which could result in Iraq’s defeat.

The Americans opted to share intelligence information with Baghdad, authorizing the DIA to give detailed data on exact locations of all Iranian combat units, Air Force movements, air defense systems and key logistics facilities.

Rick Francona described the satellite imagery and electronic intelligence provided as “targeting packages” enabling the Iraqi Air Force to destroy Iranian targets.

In 1988, Iraq conducted four highly successful chemical attacks on Iranian troops with sarin nerve agent, killing hundreds, if not thousands on the spot. The attacks preluded heavy artillery assaults and were disguised, being accompanied with use of smoke shells.

Official Iranian statistics of the dead in these attacks is still unavailable.

At the time Francona was serving as the US military attaché in Baghdad and he witnessed the aftermath of the attacks himself. He visited the Fao Peninsula shortly after it had been captured by the Iraqis. On the battlefield he saw hundreds of spent syringes with atropine, which Iraqi troops had been using as antidote to sarin's lethal effects. Francona took several of these injectors to Baghdad as proof of chemical weapons use.

Francona told Foreign Policy that Washington was “very pleased” with the Iranians being stricken preemptively to prevent them from launching their offensive.

Also, in March 1988, Iraq launched a nerve gas attack on separatist Kurdish village of Halabja, some 240km northeast of Baghdad, killing 5,000, while 7,000 more suffered long-lasting health problems.
The United States applied a cold calculus three decades ago to Hussein's widespread use of chemical weapons against his enemies and his own people. The Reagan administration decided that it was better to let the attacks continue if they might turn the tide of the war. And even if they were discovered, the CIA wagered that international outrage and condemnation would be muted. 

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