Thread: iraq invasion plans
10-29-2004, 12:09 AM #1New Member
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iraq invasion plans
I've always said they had a hard on for Iraq and here's just a bit of icing.
October 27th, 2004 10:51 pm
US Gave Date of War to Britain in Advance
By Colin Brown, Deputy Political Editor, The Independent
27 October 2004
Secret plans for the war in Iraq were passed to British Army chiefs by US defence planners five months before the invasion was launched, a court martial heard yesterday.
The revelation strengthened suspicions that Tony Blair gave his agreement to President George Bush to go to war while the diplomatic efforts to force Saddam Hussein to comply with UN resolutions were continuing.
Alan Simpson, the leader of Labour Against the War, said the documents were "dynamite", if genuine, and showed that Clare Short was right to assert in her book, serialised in The Independent, that Mr Blair had "knowingly misled" Parliament.
The plans were revealed during the court martial of L/Cpl Ian Blaymire, 23, from Leeds, who is charged with the manslaughter of a comrade while serving in Iraq. Sgt John Nightingale, 32, a reservist from Guiseley, West Yorkshire, died after being shot in the chest on 23 September last year.
The court, at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, heard that contingency plans were drawn up by Lt Col Christopher Warren, staff officer at Land Command, Salisbury, Wiltshire, who was responsible for operational training.
Lt Col Warren said US planners had passed on dates for which the invasion was planned. The hearing was told Army chiefs wanted the training for the Army to start at the beginning of December 2002. However, due to "sensitivities" the training was delayed.
The court heard the training for the TA began two months late and for the regular Army one month late. Lt Col Warren was asked what the sensitivities were. He replied: "Because in December there was a world interest. If the UK had mobilised while all this was going on that would have shown an intent before the political process had been allowed to run its course."
The hearing was adjourned.
Basically all the UN **** was just lip service, they had planned on going to iraq for a long time, i'd say even more than 5 months prior but more rather they had a hard on for iraq september 12th and they had started getting hard bak in the 80's. this is why bush only let the inspections go on for a few wks before going in (i don't know the exact amount of time, goodie, do you know how long they were in before we went to iraq?).
NOW, this isn't fully confirmed yet and they may be proven false documents, but i go by richard clarkes testimony to validate my point, not this. this, like i said, is just icing.
10-29-2004, 12:35 AM #2
No more BUSH.......he's a sick individual
10-29-2004, 09:14 AM #3Originally Posted by Badgerman
10-29-2004, 09:19 AM #4
Whats your point?
The dictator is gone. Jihadists are on the run. Democratic Elections are on schedual. Who cares when , how, and by whom the planning took place.
10-29-2004, 01:12 PM #5Originally Posted by BigTen35
10-29-2004, 01:20 PM #6Originally Posted by Benches505
I agree, I bet the military, just incase has worked up plans for the invasion of both North Korea and Iran.
What do you think they do wait until the last minute to devise a plan? Not a good idea.
10-29-2004, 03:28 PM #7Originally Posted by HULK1732
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