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Another DocEx document has a strange take on diplomacy under Saddam Hussein's brutal regime. A top-secret roster of Iraqi Intelligence Service projects for 2003 shows some interesting, inventive, and disturbing initiatives that only the American invasion stopped. From CMPC-2003-005745.pdf:
Use of diplomatic briefcases as an explosive device that can not be detected using an X Ray device Sabotaging airplane fuel Development of a research project for self igniting chemical mixtures to be used in acts of sabotage Project for camouflaging a long range explosive device using a stick [or crutch]
If Saddam had remained in power, the IIS would have developed these murder systems for the state of Iraq. What purpose would an exploding diplomatic briefcase serve other than assassination or terrorism? Self-igniting chemical explosives are only useful for the same purposes, and probably violated the UN resolutions regarding chemical weapons. And can anyone imagine a rational state disguising its assassins as disabled people and their weapons as crutches?
This shows the Saddam regime as particularly virulent, as well as close to certifiable. It may or may not have much to do with WMD, but it certainly shows that the world is better off with Saddam locked away.Sphere It View blog reactions
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