Gulf War Vets question U.S. role in Oil Well Fires
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February 19, 2003
Contact Person: Gary Treece
GULF WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS WHO STARTED THE OIL WELL FIRES IN KUWAIT.
For the past six years, the American Gulf War Veterans Association have received numerous reports from veterans stating that US forces were responsible for the setting of the oil well fires at the end of the Gulf War. These testimonies are now being taken very seriously in light of recent revelations of the events that occurred during the first Gulf War.
Joyce Riley, spokesperson for The American Gulf War Veterans Association is quoted as saying: "There was intentional misinformation given to the American people to generate support for Desert Storm often created by advertising agencies such as Hill and Knowlton."
* Revelations regarding the "Incubator story," in which Republican Guard were reported to have thrown babies out of their incubators onto the cold floor turned out to be false and a "fraud on the American People." (S.R. 103-900).
* The St. Petersburg Times disproved the report of satellite photos showing a thousand Iraqi tanks amassing on the Saudi border.
* April Glaspie, US Ambassador, gave tacit approval to Saddam Hussein to invade Iraq by saying, "We have no opinion onÖyour border dispute with Kuwait."
* John Shalikashvilli, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and William Perry, Secretary of Defense wrote in a memo (obtained by the AGWVA) on May 25, 1994, "There is no information, classified or unclassified that indicates that chemical or biological weapons were used in the Persian Gulf." General Norman Schwartzkopf's NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) logs (also obtained by the AGWVA) dated Feb. 27, 1991, and March 3, 1991, clearly disprove the above statement.
One veteran has now stepped forward and given a detailed account of how he and others in special teams, moved forward of the front, (behind enemy lines ahead of US forces) and then set charges on the well heads. "We were mustered into the briefing tent at which point a gentleman whom I first had thought to be an American began to brief us on the operation. I was concerned because he was not wearing a US uniform and insignias."
The information provided over a series of meetings with this veteran corroborates reports from other veterans who are totally unconnected with this individual. This testimony brings into serious question the integrity of the US government, as it provided information to the American public and military during the last Gulf War.
The American Gulf War Veterans Association is presently dissenting on the war and has been joined by The British Gulf War Veterans and Families Association. Riley states that: "Not only is it our opinion that the Department of Defense has not been forthcoming about the severity of our military's illnesses, significant concern is now being raised over the causation as well."
American Gulf War Veterans Association
Kuwait's oil wells, torched during the final phase of the 1991 Gulf War, were set ablaze by fast-moving strike teams of U.S. Special Forces, not by Iraqi troops, as reported at the time, according to a U.S. Army officer who was there. Smoke from the fires blocked sunlight for weeks, creating a near environmental disaster in the Mideast. After almost a decade, this observer has decided to break his silence and divulge what he has seen on condition that his identity remain protected.
His description of how the small Gulf emirate's oil wells went up in flames matches the statements of the Iraqi government, whose top officials have long disclaimed responsibility for this incendiary sabotage operation. “We did not set the oil fields on fire,” said then-Iraqi Oil Minister Osama al-Hiti, to a SPOTLIGHT reporter in June 1992. “Why should we? Where was the profit?”
War vet admits setting oil well fires under
“We were mustered
into the briefing tent at which point a gentleman whom I first had thought to be
an American… but I was concerned because he was wearing a UN uniform and
insignias, began to brief us on the operation.”
US set fire to the oil wells in Gulf war http://www.thepowerhour.com/postings-four/transcript.htm
Did the US Military participate in starting the Oil Well Fires of Kuwait in
Mr. Rockwell's website deals with the loss of many of our rights, and he better than anyone knows the truth. Millions of others also already know we are under a De Facto government. Mr. McCarthy's article is his opinion, which is his privilege to share. A difference of opinion always brings discussion, leads to problem solving, and hopefully resolution.
I am not anti-government -- I am anti-corruption. Many of American who do support the war, are doing for all the right reason, and I'm sure feel in their hearts it's the right thing to do. My opposition is not in anyway less patriotic, and certainly not in the same arena as Fonda or McCain. Dissent is patriotic.
This war is for all the wrong reasons. If feel the invasion of Iraq is illegal, and the way they have proposed to do it, is Genocide. If it was wrong for Hitler to kill 8 million Jews and others, or Stalin to kill 25 million Kulacks, then it is equally wrong for Bush to carpet bomb Iraq and kill 5 million Iraqi, 50% of whom are children.
Who can support a illegal invasion or Genocide which is a violation of the Geneva Convention and Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950? Bush's hypocritical excuse to invade Iraq is to bring "Democracy" to their citizens, while taking away American Citizen's freedom and liberty (he said we had too much freedom), yet fails to secure our own borders, allowing terrorist to enter at will. Joe, if you were such a patriot you would certainly see this.
There is no war on Terrorism -- There is a war on Freedom! At least 50 other countries have WMD including Cuba 90 miles off our coast, but we aren't going after them. N. Korea is an even graver threat and has promised to pre-emptively attack us. Not only can Iran launch a nuke to our W. Coast, they have submarines that can launch them right off our sea coast, and they will have the support of Russia and China.
The Bush Adm. is lying if they think they can maintain wars on several fronts, which is exactly what will happen. They just deployed 3000 troops to the Philippines. We are still fighting a war in Afghanistan which is going nowhere, Osama has yet to be captured after thousand of Afghanistan civilians being killed who did not attack the WTC, but it was Breszenski who said we must control that area.
The Iraqis also did not attack the WTC but it's alleged they support Al-Qaeda -- really? why did Bush stop the investigation of Al-Qaeda -- perhaps because he didn't want to offend the Saudis (his oil buddies) And why are we still buying oil from Iraq?
The American people are receiving the same propaganda under the Hitler Regime to the tune of billions to high paid advertising agencies and PR companies just to convince of an attack on Iraq is necessary, paid for at tax payer expense. From an excerpt in my first email: "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and DENOUNCE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR LACK OF PATRIOTISM, and EXPOSING THE COUNTRY TO DANGER.
It works the same in any country. -- Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering. This has already been done by the Bush Adm. Now many Congressman are now opposing the war, as well as there is great division among our Joint Chiefs of Staff. Many military officers have resigned in great numbers. As Sen. Hagle said, we need to ask a lot more questions which didn't happen before Viet Nam.
That was one of Kissinger's pipe dreams to get us involved in a war. Now we have come to find out, there was NO Gulf of Tonkin, and we lost 78,000 of our military and allied troops, plus thousand who came home wounded physically, and with PTSS. Many of the current vets are also in disagreement and refuse to let their sons and grandsons serve. If you are looking for traitors, just follow your nose -- All roads lead to the White House.
Colin Powell was caught lying to the UN in a plagiarized speech -- Blix no longer believes him or the US. U.N. sources have told CBS News that American tips have lead to one dead end after another. Inspectors Call U.S. Tips 'Garbage' http://truthout.org/docs_02/022303A.htm
Bush sold Nuclear Reactors to N. Korea who promised to pre-emptively strike us. They present a much greater threat than Iraq. But Bush is going to talks. Why isn't he going into talks with Iraq? What's the RUSH to war. We have contained him for years, why plunge the American people into war and kill millions of people and starting WW3 after Russia and China jump in, or put the American people at risk for certain retaliation by Al-Qaeda cells already here, brought over by Bush Sr., and never sent out of the country. Why the horrific cost when we can't even pay the interest on the national debt, and our economy is crashing and burning? The majority of Europeans can see through Bush's facade, and don't want war on their soil. They have already experience the hardships of war, the devastation, the depravation. America will soon find out too if war come to our soil, after Bush invades Iraq, because their allies will attack us. There are so many reason to avoid a war at all cost, and should be the last resort and not the first option.
Cheney was on board Of Company That Sold North Korea two nuclear power plants. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1563.htm
Soldiers, Lawmakers Sue Bush to Block Iraq War http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1579.htm
U.S. Deleted Iraqi-run Florida Chemical Plant from UN Weapons List
"Bush Concealed Iraqi Chemical Weapons Plant in Florida" http://www.tomflocco.com/nerves_of_steal.htm
Shockingly, Houston’s Baker & Botts law firm -- owned by George Bush Sr.’s Secretary of State James Baker -- was mentioned in a billing statement ( for legal services rendered ) by a Florida chemical company headed by an Iraqi terrorist and bio-chemical engineer. The Iraqi -- Ihsan Barbouti -- had close ties to World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef, but was also the main contractor for the Rabta chemical weapons plant in terrorist Libya.
Baker’s law firm was linked to the Iraqi terrorist’s Boca Raton chemical company via multiple contracts for secret formulas and enzymes. But Baker & Botts was also mentioned with Joint Venture Agreements connected to Barbouti’s attorney during the period when illegal nerve gas precursors were shipped by the Boca Raton company to Iraq just months prior to the outbreak of Gulf War I hostilities.
Now there still are 250,000 faulty chem-bio suits missing, and probably will be issued to our GIs. Bush Sr.'s Carlye Group just bought a bio-weapons lab in the UK. There's no question, the US will use them on Saddam (they already have lots of Anthrax in Ft. Deitrich MD, and when many of our kids die, they will blame Saddam, and say, "See I told you so."
We are still allowing Arabs to immigrate, still training them to fly jets, and the INS are refusing to deport them here on expired visas.
We may not hear from the US mainstream press, but watch out for the foreign press -- they have let it all hang out. The US continued to supply Iraq with after the Gulf War, and Saddam was Cheney's best customer (Real Player required). http://neirp.com/cheney.rm
"American companies profited from providing arms" Can you say Brown and Root? If not, do a Google Search :))
Halliburton, Brown & Root, etc. supplied Iraq with WMD, and even helped them calibrate the mustard gas to be used against the Iranians, according to the Riegle Report:
There is no disputing the evidence that the U.S. provided bacteria and viruses as evidenced by Senate Report 103-900, “United States Dual-Use Exports To Iraq And Their Impact On the Health of The Persian Gulf War Veterans,” dated May 25,1994, chaired by Sen. Donald Riegle (D-MI) of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. This Senate report was available to all senators and listed among other items, Bacillus Anthracis, (anthrax) Clostridium botulinum, and West Nile Fever Virus as pathogens that were shipped to Iraq in the 1980’s with the full knowledge of the Department of Commerce and the CDC.
"U.S. SUPPLIES, CALIBRATES AND ENDORSES USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN IRAQ"
George H W Bush, who had been covertly arming Iraq during its war with Iran, sent word via April Glaspie that the United States would not intervene if Saddam Hussein grabbed a larger part of Kuwait. SADDAM FELL FOR THE BAIT AND INVADED KUWAIT, THEN BUSH SR. ATTACKS SADDAM, AND STARTS GULF WAR1.
APRIL GLASPIE TRANSCRIPT: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARTICLE5/april.html
A huge report verifying US complicity in WMD sent to Iraq http://www.gulfweb.org/bigdoc/report/r_1_2.html#exports
BUT NOW IT'S SHOW TIME!
Iraq names European, U.S., Japanese suppliers to its former nuclear program
Leaked Report Says German and US Firms Supplied Arms to Saddam http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/12.19B.ger.us.suppliers.htm
The Corporations That Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program http://www.thememoryhole.com/corp/iraq-suppliers.htm
They didn't want anyone to know how many corporations actually supplied Iraq, especially us, so they tore 8,000 pages out of the Iraq's declaration of 11,800 pages. At first they said it was incomplete, and now appears it's even more incomplete by their editing. What else are they hiding -- their complicity? That's why Bush and Cheney were so adamant about private investigations into 9-11, it would have never stood up to public scrutiny, unless it's by a criminal like Kissinger who lied to Congress and would cover it up.
Just how is ol' Ari going to answer these questions -- he won't, and the people have the right to know about the corruption by those at the top who got us into Gulf War 1 and now Gulf War 2. Bush Jr. just wants to finish what his father didn't, after bombing them for 11 years. Shortly after 9-11, former Sen. Gary Hart (CFR) said, "Now President Bush can use this disaster to his advantage and finish what his father didn't -- a New World Order." (listen to audio below).
War is very PROFITABLE for Bush Sr.'s Carlyle Group and they have received 56% of the $38 billion Pentagon Budget. The WTC followed by the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, and now the imminent invasion of Iraq will certainly boost their bottom line, and keep them buying up companies. There's no conflict of interest here or is there?
Powerful U.S. Firm Buys Stake in British Defense Research Group http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA20B57D9D.html
Bush's Carlyle Group also bought a UK bio-weapons lab, and now birds carry "Ebola" just like they carried WNV -- can anyone connect the dots? Remember the CFR said in their latest report: "Many Americans must be culled."
Bush Sr.'s Carlyle group just bought CFX in a stock transfer 6 days after the appointment of John Snow their former CEO to Secretary of the Treasury -- no conflict of interest here. I guess the containers and rail will be important to haul off the resisters of the NWO to the Gulags?
A mother just heard from a her son in Qatar, and the coalition of troops are not going to support the invasion of Iraq. So, we may soon be experiencing NBC staged acts of terrorism here and abroad, just to convince the US and her allies to support the invasion i.e. WTC (using CIA Al-Qaeda assets many brought here by our govt. and funded by the CIA email below), as a pretext of war analogous to Pearl Harbor, for the invasion of Afghanistan, and now Iraq, escalating to WW3.
The same cast of character that finance Hitler in WW2, are promoting WW3, and now supported by their sons and grandson. Wealth does not disappear, it just changes hands. It's corruption at the highest levels of Government and in the private sector known as the Petrol-Chemical-Pharmaceutical-Industrial complexes NWO gang controlled by the CFR. They have everything to gain, and we the people have everything to lose. As they say on the Internet, It's all about Oil stupid!!! It's only the multi-national Corporations who will profit -- follow the money. They don't even have enough allegiance to America to keep the jobs here. The Clean up is even going to be done by a partner Halliburton Company. It's those that have so much to gain from a war that are supporting it.
It gets more scary. Now Clinton may be the next head of the UN, possibly double teaming with Bush.
Definition: "The New World Order is a world that has a super-national authority to regulate world commerce and industry; an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a World Development Fund that would make funds available to free and communist nations alike; and an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order." -- Willy Brandt, Former West German Chancellor and former chairman of the Fifth Socialist International, Chairman of the Brandt Commission in the late 1980's
The UN's boy, Maurice Strong statement below is coming to fruition. This is exactly what is happening as we enter WW3 by Bush and his war cabinet. The old world order must first come down before the new world order comes on the scene. America is being destroyed from within:
"I challenge the illusion that the UN is an instrument of peace . . . It could not be less of a cruel hoax if it had been organized in hell for the sole purpose of aiding and abetting the destruction of the United States." - J.B. Matthews, former chief investigator for the House Committee on Un-American Activities
"It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful." -- Maurice Strong, Co-chairman, UN Commission on Global Governance Analysis. "Fundamental, Bible-believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society and their children will not fit in." Nebraska State Senator, Peter Hoagland on radio in 1983.
Rockefeller said, "We are on the verge of a NWO, all we need is the right situation."
"The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." – President George H. W. Bush, Sr. - 1991• George Herbert Walker Bush (Former President, CFR, Co-Owner of the Carlyle Group) - Bush speaks to congress about the New World Order on September 11 1991. http://www.prisonplanet.com/bushsnNWO.mpa
• Gary Hart (Co-Chair of the CFR, Former Senator of Colorado (D) ) - Speaks about how President Bush should use the tragedy of 9/11 to build a New World Order. http://www.prisonplanet.com/hart2.mpa
• Dan Quayle (CFR, Bilderberg Group, & Former Vice President) - Quayle says on CNN, that "This is the best time to establish the New World Order." http://www.prisonplanet.com/quayle-CNN.mpa
Why should our boys/girls fight and die for Bush and his cohorts to bring about the NWO? I support our military and who are so proudly serving for all the right reasons, but not the Dim Wit who are sending them right into harms way. None of the people opposed to the war have said anything good about Saddam -- he's not! -- and I am certainly not an apologist for him. But the majority opposed to the war, are doing it for humanitarian reasons, including the National Council of Churches and even the Pope who is asking people to fast. My greatest fear is it will bring on WW3, and the destruction of many countries, and civilization as we know it, when it's all so preventable -- the evidence speaks for itself.
"To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism." -- G. Edward Griffin
"The Greatest Sedition is Silence!"
I don't know how old you were in '91 or how much attention you were paying at the time but if you want to know what our government is capable of doing search for "Highway of Death" and "surrendering" and see if you still believe it's just "disinformation".
There, United States aircraft crushed convoys by destroying vehicles at the front and rear of the convoy line, blocking the road. Then, for hours, the United States began bombing all the vehicles and occupants that were stationary in the resulting traffic jams.
In 1992, Clark wrote that more than 2,000 vehicles and tens of thousands of charred and dismembered bodies littered the 60 miles of highway.
“The clear rapid incineration of the human beings suggests the use of napalm, phosphorus, or other incendiary bombs,” he said.
“These are anti-personnel weapons outlawed under the 1977 Geneva Protocols.
This massive attack occurred after Saddam Hussein announced a complete troop
withdrawal from Kuwait in compliance with UN Resolution 660. Such a massacre of
withdrawing Iraqi soldiers violates the Geneva Convention of 1949, common
article 3, which outlaws the killing of soldiers who ‘are out of combat.’
There are, in addition, strong indications that many of those killed were
Palestinian and Kuwaiti civilians trying to escape the impending siege of Kuwait
City and the return of Kuwaiti armed forces. No attempt was made by U.S.
military command to distinguish between military personnel and civilians on the
‘highway of death.’ The whole intent of international law with regard to war
is to prevent just this sort of indiscriminate and excessive use of force,”
Ramsey Clark wrote. For more see… http://www.deoxy.org/wc/warcrime.htm
See also… the Francis A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois,
report on the War Crimes Complaint.