TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 01st

Last update06:10:04 AM GMT

You are here News War Curveball: How US was duped by Iraqi fantasist looking to topple Saddam

Curveball: How US was duped by Iraqi fantasist looking to topple Saddam

E-mail Print PDF
Curveball

In a small flat in the German town of Erlangen in February 2003, an out-of-work Iraqi sat down with his wife to watch one of the world's most powerful men deliver the speech of his career on live TV.

As US secretary of state, Colin Powell gathered his notes in front of the United Nations security council, the man watching — Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, known to the west's intelligence services as "Curveball" — had more than an inkling of what was to come. He was, after all, Powell's main source, a man his German handlers had feted as a new "Deep throat" — an agent so pivotal that he could bring down a government.

As Curveball watched Powell make the US case to invade Iraq, he was hiding an admission that he has not made until now: that nearly every word he had told his interrogators from Germany's secret service, the BND, was a lie.

Everything he had said about the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's biological weapons programme was a flight of fantasy - one that, he now claims was aimed at ousting the Iraqi dictator.

Janabi, a chemical engineering graduate who had worked in the Iraqi industry, says he looked on in shock as Powell's presentation revealed that the Bush administration's hawkish decisionmakers had swallowed the lot. Something else left him even more amazed; until that point he had not met a US official, let alone been interviewed by one.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey

US airstrikes on oil refineryAirstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by...

US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

US atrikes syria oil fieldU.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early...

FBI: 12 Americans in ISIS, Not 100

james ComeyThe U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not...

U.S., Arab allies hit militant strongholds in Syria, Iraq

Air strikes against ISISCombined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!