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  •  The Plame-game is about the (4.00)
    non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq at the time of the invasion.  It was important for every nook and allegation to be explored so that, in the end, Iraq would get a clean bill of health and there would be no reason for the international inspectors to snoop around while the U.S. brought in its missiles set up on the permanent bases being constructed as we speak.
    Those bases are also the reason for insisting that Iraq be prepared to "secure" its territory from infiltration by snoopy neighbors keen on knowing what else the U.S. is building along the same lines as al Udeid.
    New bases for the missiles that are being taken out of Germany, and probably aren't very welcome in Turkey either, have been the goal for the last thirty years or longer--probably ever since JFK ordered the ones in Turkey taken out in 1961 and again in 1962.

    3-D Republicans=deception, disservice and debt

    by hannah on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 04:00:31 AM PDT

    •  But It's Also About... (4.00)
      ...the total destruction of Brewster-Jennings, probably the most effective tool we had worldwide to monitor, track, and prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  Instead of engaging in all of this long-winded pontification salted w/a few interesting insights (do you guys get paid by the word???), Stratfor would have better spent their time doing a bit of research into the grave and specific damage done in this case, not only to Valerie Plame and her contacts, but also into the worldwide network that was Brewster-Jennings, and had been carefully built over decades!!!
      •  Ever Hear of Google? (none)
        Btw, they could have learned quite a bit about Brewster-Jennings through a simple Google Search.  I wonder who actually pays them??
      •  Bush Targeted... (none)
        other countries besides Iraq!

        The reason I mention this here is because one country supposedly on the target list was Saudi Arabia!

        "George Bush told Tony Blair shortly before the invasion of Iraq that he intended to target other countries, including Saudi Arabia, which, he implied, planned to acquire weapons of mass destruction." Guardian
        http://tinyurl.com/cvb38

        Now I'm putting my "hat" on. Plame was a WMD expert NOC at Brewster-Jennings dealing heavily with/in Saudia Arabia. Add Posner/"Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-US Connection", with this "These RDDs that the Saudis have integrated into their oil infrastructure are far less lethal than traditional nuclear weapons. The risk is not mass fatal casualties as with a nuclear explosive, but rather increased cancer rates over many years. In the short run, the psychological fear that an area is contaminated by radiation might be so great as to make it commercially unproductive."

        WTF?

        My head hurts!

        •  Too Close for Comfort??? (none)
          Good catch on the Posner quote.  I'm aware that one, perhaps conspiratorial,  theory for the outing is that Brewster-Jennings, closely connected for years to Aramco, simply knew way too much about the goings on in the Bus/Saudi Connection, and had to be stopped before it discovered the Holy Grail...

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