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  •  Wayne Madsen Report (4.00)
    The source of your memory is probably the Nov. 11 2005 Wayne Madsen Report:
    New aspect of Valerie Plame/Brewster Jennings exposure revealed. According to U.S. intelligence sources, the White House exposure of Valerie Plame and her Brewster Jennings & Associates was intended to retaliate against the CIA's work in limiting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. WMR has reported in the past on this aspect of the scandal. In addition to identifying the involvement of individuals in the White House who were close to key players in nuclear proliferation, the CIA Counter-Proliferation Division prevented the shipment of binary VX nerve gas from Turkey into Iraq in November 2002. The Brewster Jennings network in Turkey was able to intercept this shipment which was intended to be hidden in Iraq and later used as evidence that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. intelligence sources revealed that this was a major reason the Bush White House targeted Plame and her network.
    For those who don't recollect, Brewster Jennings was the cover firm that was outed as a result of outing Plame.

    I'm not generally familiar with Wayne Madsen, so I can't say how reliable his work is.

    •  Wayne Madsen (none)
      is a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist nutcase with no credibility.

      You won't ever see any of his stories reproduced anywhere in any reputable news outlets.

      I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson [-4.25, -5.33]

      by GTPinNJ on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 10:56:41 AM PST

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      •  Yes there is tinfoil there, but (none)
        He beat the NYT on the NSA wiretapping story by almost a year, but we ignored it as tinfoil at the time. I am not saying I am believing this story, just that his credibility is not necessarily bad, but that there is no way to verify some of his reporting. We'll see what comes out.
      •  Tin foil or not... (none)
        I do recall hearing reports on the MSM prior to the Iraq invasion about VX nerve agent or other chemical weapons being found in Iraq, then later the story died and the administration began touting its spy satellite photos and the yellowcake story.
    •  Madsen (4.00)
      has gotten a bit tin foilish over time so take with grain of salt. On the ohter hand, we're living in Orwellville so anything is possible.

      Would you rather be governed by people who believe in the possibility of good government, or by people who don't?

      by susie dow on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 10:57:43 AM PST

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    •  Nerve gas (none)
      That reminds me of one of the oddest aspects of the march on Baghdad. IIRC, at one or more locations, the US army discovered stockpiles of antidotes to nerve gas.  One certainly expected they'd shortly find evidence of nerve agents, and thus at least that much justification for the war.  But nada, and little was said after the invasion on the subject.

      Certainly boosts the aluminum stock in my book

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