According to Tierney, he was contacted by the National Virtual Translation Center, which is run by the FBI, to translate the tapes which reveal, among other things, conversations between Saddam Hussein and Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz about terrorist attacks on America via missiles, and chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction.
On one of the tapes Tariq Aziz told Saddam:
"The biological [attack] is very easy to make. It's so simple that any biologist can make a bottle of germs and drop it into a water tower and kill 100,000. This is not done by a state. No need to accuse a state. An individual can do it."
Tapes dated August 1995 reveal one of Saddam's sons-in-law, Hussein Kamel, explaining how Iraq hid its biological weapons program from U.N. inspectors:
"We did not reveal all that we have. We did not reveal the volume of chemical weapons we had produced."
"the type of weapons, nor the volume of the materials we imported."
Alan Colmes said on the above mentioned broadcast, that WMD did not exist in Iraq when the U.S. went to war, because David Kay said they were destroyed in 1998 with the bombing ordered by Bill Clinton, to which Tierney said:
"I'm so happy you said that. I was on the targeting shop at CENTCOM. Alright? I'm gonna tell you something: Before we went in there, the Iraqis moved all their equipment out, except for a few massive machines that they couldn't move. That four days of bombing was a joke. They rebuilt everything."
In 1992 tremendous efforts were made in Iraq to rebuild electric stations outside of Basra to divert power in order to build two different types of nuclear weapons, one called a 'special bomb' by Hussein.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says the tapes show, "Saddam had a fixation on weapons of mass destruction and he had a fixation on hiding what he was doing from U.N. inspectors."
It will be fascinating to watch the frenzy as the MSM and liberal politicians try to put their spin on what's revealed in these tapes in the weeks to come. Rush Limbaugh has predicted that everyone associated with the tapes will be 'discredited' because what's on them is so damaging to the liberal "no WMD" mantra. But I believe the majority of Americans will not buy the spin.
Sharon Hughes - Sharon is the President of The Center for Changing Worldviews, and hosts Changing Worldviews TALK Radio which is heard
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