Secret recordings of Saddam: The President and his advisers are discussing with missiles hit Saudi Arabia
Secret recordings of Saddam: The President and his advisers are discussing with missiles hit Saudi Arabia
Posted 11/08/2012 07:59 AM
Babinaoz (Reuters) – Documents collected by U.S. forces during the entry into Baghdad in April (April) 2003 now in the custody of the «National Institute of Strategic Studies» of the «National Defense University», based in Washington, DC. The institute offers «a group of Saddam Hussein” on his website, and in its citation index eight gates are: the regime of Saddam Hussein, an overview of the Iraqi group, recordings of the 1991 Gulf War, a recording War Iran – Iraq, recordings published on the occasion of the Conference of the Association for Middle East Studies, recordings Saddam and terrorism, publications based on the files of the Iraqi state, which was confiscated, and studies to be published.
And describes the site «group of Saddam Hussein» as recordings of Saddam Hussein’s regime made up of government files and audio recordings of high-level meetings, as well as letters to Saddam and his senior officials, and the correspondence between the ministries, and recordings belonging to the Office of the Presidential, and recordings of sporadic dedicated to topics of national security and defense policy, and diplomacy in Iraq. The Institute compiles recordings by source, for example, the Iraqi Intelligence Service, or the General Directorate of Military Intelligence.
According to the site, the Institute has more than 850 recording, without the 31 000 pages, and all the documents dating back to before April 9, 2003, the date of entry of U.S. troops Baghdad.
«University of National Defense» Department of Defense U.S., based next to the headquarters of the U.S. Navy. As for the “National Strategic Studies Institute,” Its function preparing specialist studies to inform the Secretary of Defense, and Army Chief of Staff.
«Home» publish some of these recordings, which have become history in an attempt to find out how Saddam and his senior aides are thinking and also in an attempt to understand the period of time beyond the borders of Iraq to the events affecting their consequences Middle East and the world.
War on Land (24 to 28 February 1991)
Saddam Hussein: May God help us
When I started the ground war in February 24, 1991, Saddam seems more interested in Mounahi psychological and media to fight his interest in the flow of coalition forces in Iraq and Kuwait. Thus, it was clear that Iraqi officials are trying to cope with images that adopted by the Western media images of the war as a biased, relying on the ability of the Soviet Union to exert more diplomatic pressure to end the conflict.
And when it became clear that the Soviet peace initiative will not succeed, that Saddam was struggling with the military situation continued to deteriorate. He insisted on staying in Kuwait as long as there was an equal opportunity to succeed while working at the same time equipping the Iraqi government to face the invasion of Iraq. The Saddam and his advisers prepared to arm the Iraqi people and the destruction of facilities that can be used to facilitate the advancement of the alliance, and to fight in the end of the house to house in the hope that drives the fall of a large number of victims and Washington to abandon the war.
Before you begin the ground war, Saddam discussed his plans for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait (February 23, 1991)
Saddam: I would like to announce a clear statement: In the case that America and its allies have rejected the initiative of the Soviet Union the bad guys, and learned Iraqi News Agency that there will be cooperation with political and religious trends in Kuwait to establish a national democratic system.
Izzat: that step, Sir, the world will consider us a different look altogether.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
Saddam: I would like to announce a clear statement .. In the case that America and its allies have rejected the initiative of the Soviet Union the bad guys, and learned Iraqi News Agency that there will be cooperation with political and religious trends in Kuwait to establish a national system of democratic
Saddam: I am not comfortable to leave Kuwait
Man 1: Sir,
Saddam: Praise be to God for everything!
Man 1: What are your expectations regarding the U.S. position in the coming days? Do you think they can try ..?
Saddam: I do not think that Americans will accept this project with such simplicity. Perhaps during that time trying to change another paragraph. This is the first point. The other point is that I am not comfortable to leave Kuwait during the first four days, Kuwait City, the City of Kazim. This is the status of our troops: Kuwait is situated on the ocean, and therefore, if we leave in four days, it will create a vacuum in our forces can the ruler of Kuwait, the U.S. Army to enter it. Thus, it is difficult to expect what to do next, where they can exploit that gap as a cover to harm our troops during the withdrawal.
Izzat: must focus these days on the withdrawal of our troops in that direction.
Saddam: I have given my instructions. And sent a letter this morning.
Man 1: Mr. President, with respect to the Iraqis there, how many Iraqis in Kuwait?
Saddam: Do we have other than the Iraqi soldiers there?
Man 1: No, I did not mean that, I mean citizens.
Izzat: What do the citizens there?
Man 1: Is there not citizens?
Saddam: A small number of Iraqi citizens, are still offices and businesses open and easy for them to exercise their business. What have you got then?
Man 2: I have about 15 workers in Kuwait ..
Saddam: No. .. No, do not mean them. We ask all people who live there.
Man 2: for those who live there. I have about 15.
Saddam: the lack of other citizens.
Man 1: Sir, with regard to posters that carry your photos, do you want to remove them before ..
Saddam: Yes, I swear to God I knew from the first day that it was not appropriate ..
Man 1: for, Sir, this is true, however, when we hear anything about that they started ..
Izzat: can be removed in one day.
Man 1: What do you mean?
Izzat: it can be removed in one day.
Saddam: Even buildings, if our people …
Man 1: will they go close to buildings. That’s what I wanted to ..
Saddam: I am not comfortable to leave Kuwait during the first four days, Kuwait City, the City of Kazim. This is the status of our troops: Kuwait is situated on the ocean, and therefore, if we leave in four days, it will create a vacuum in our forces can the ruler of Kuwait, the U.S. Army to enter it
Man 3: The one who is going to happen in the end is (inaudible). After withdrawing the army (inaudible).
Man 4: at night – at night.
Man 1: will carry out the operation in the evening.
Saddam: It is better to withdraw troops yourself, instead of the enemy to do so on your behalf!
Man 1: I mean, not in the beginning, if it will take weeks, it must begin in the last day of the second week.
Saddam: Please record it! Has determined that the withdrawal will take four days!
Man 4: On the fourth day.
Saddam from Kuwait City, four days.
Man 1: In the last day, we must remove her in the evening. So what I see ..
Saddam: Note that good.
Man 1: Sir, do you Ngtal once he enters the Emir of Kuwait of Kuwait?
Man 3: realize they are important but have a bold and noble goal. Why should Palestinians came here if they are not arranging for something like that? They did not do anything during that period! But we have not heard from any process carried out, courage! Why? How Anatonhm Palestinians slaves? Should call themselves Kuwaitis! They did not do anything.
Man 4: Abu Abbas does not have anything, Mr. President.
Saddam: The Iraqi intelligence helped in some operations (inaudible).
Man 2: did not do any of those organizations, anything, including the Arab Liberation Front.
Man 3: they do not do anything.
Man 1: Even when carried out the operations of intelligence, did so by RUF fighters!
Izzat: it documented.
Man 1: It is documented, sir. Has supervised intelligence operations, but the elements that were carried out by fighters from the front. And carried out operations in Lebanon.
Izzat: I have seen documented, and the intelligence services are documented, the intelligence official sent a message that the LTTE carried out the process and that and that (inaudible).
Man 1: There has been a good process in France ..
Saadoun: The opinion leader Taha is not a reliable 100 per cent!
Saddam: Why do not we take that into account?
Saadoun: do not trust them in such circumstances. Should not be surprised if celebrated in Kuwait ..
Man 1: Americans will try to enter Kuwait in the twenty-fifth that of the National Day of Kuwait.
Saddam’s reaction to the start of War on Land (February 24, 1991)
Saddam with his bodyguards
Saddam: Let’s say air superiority limits our movement a bit.
Man 1: In addition to that, sir, you know our force posture, which owes it to your Excellency. In any case, albeit likely limited, there are about 30 km between each of the brigade and the other, there is a loophole.
Man 2: What is important is that our units Chen and a strong attack against the army ..
Saddam: the grace of God, and our units are still great.
Man 1: In the sixth evening, declared: «Since the beginning of the attack, surrendered about 500» (inaudible) and after I spoke with this and that, like Major General Abboud troops, he read the message stating that: «so far» that is, in the eleventh hour and a half « Army Corps came to blows more than 500 artillery shells ».
Man 2: War is now limited to the level of media and psychological warfare.
Man 1: In addition to that they began to say: «began sectors of thousands of Iraqis surrender».
Man 3: The media in order to dirty ..
Saddam: What will they offer .. Will declare things they wish they occur or expected to occur.
Man 1: That raises the morale. And then, in order to raise their morale, if they were in need of an image, will they make of them surrendered by them.
Saddam: I’ve said it before.
Tariq: All of them give a coward.
Saddam: certainly, they say things that others are expected to say.
Man 3: We are waiting for the weather to improve.
Saddam: This means that their account information is not correct.
Man 3: There are storms ..
Tariq: Is there a storm at the airport?
(Overlapping dialogues, inaudible).
Tarek: There is no intensive flights at the airport.
Man 1: (inaudible).
Tariq: Sir, I have George W. Bush rushed to the ground offensive (inaudible).
Saddam: Given the political situation.
Tariq: they were in a hurry. Did not expect to agree (to the offer to the Soviet cease-fire on 22 February). Have predicted that we will ask more of the conditions. Thus, when they realized that ..
Saddam Hussein: I expected to disagree with the Soviets and that it will be at the time a conflict between us and the Soviets, and they will continue to .. So that they can say: «Now you can see the other side of them».
Russian initiative of Arab .. And Bush twisted and methods
Saddam: .. The important thing for me there should not be any confusion with regard to the Soviet initiative and our agreement with them.
Tarek: There is no confusion.
Saddam: The last thing we did in the eleventh night had issued a statement on behalf of the Board of Directors representative of the revolution, attacking Bush and his ways crooked, and his stance against the Soviet initiative, and his insistence on aggression. In addition, our units will not be deceived those games and those rhetorical methods. Is the statement was issued?
Man 1: Yes.
Tariq: Sir, I have held a press conference.
Saddam: We have confirmed noted in a statement we are committed to agreements Tariq Aziz.
Tariq: At twelve o’clock, I (inaudible), issued a brief statement. Very short and to the international press (inaudible), confirms our agreement on the Russian initiative and Arabic (inaudible). I also read their paragraphs and denied allegations of bombing oil fields, stressing that the Revolutionary Command Council calls for the formation of a commission of inquiry (inaudible).
Saddam did not deny that as (inaudible).
Tariq: denied, I did that.
Saddam: I mean this to come to a commission of inquiry and examine the sites that have been beaten in Iraq and everywhere, whether those sites in Iraq or Kuwait.
Tariq: I understand the purpose of the permit, in any case, I had to have ..
Saddam: In order to confirm any of those attacks were aimed at military targets and which ones were not.
Tariq: In any case, I added that it was allegedly an American and that we are ..
Saddam: (interrupting). Will not agree with that because the Commission will discover that all the goals that have been hit in Iraq are not military objectives. But the oil fields which Dharbnaha were legitimate military targets to divert attention.
Saddam: As we agreed before, we must be calm, and we must maintain our assets and show how it vital to such biological assets that represent a strong blow against them. For your information, we will wage missile attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel today. Will all Nhagmeha
Tariq: I have come to see and they said that there are two hundred oil well ..
Saddam: We have suspended on all of them.
(Overlapping voices, inaudible).
Man 3: .. Ground forces depend on air forces.
Saddam: In general, we rely on our fighters because of our experience in the eight-year war.
Saddam: We will not bow our heads at all what we live
Hussein Kamel: should the Secretary of Defense to withdraw «those things» out. I have asked the Ministry of Defence is already about 25 per cent of those things. If they asked us to rest, we will not have a problem in providing them. Sir, We are in an excellent position and is equipped with warheads on missiles and bombs, which provides them the fighters. All of which have been modified, and ready for launch at any time, in addition to chemical and biological weapons.
(Voice of the sound of dishes)
Saddam: Where American troops are based and focused?
Speaker 2: Sir, in King Khalid Military City, «City Khaled», which is located 60 kilometers from Batin in Saudi Arabia, which is based in the Central Administration and the Department of the Air Force. Most of the sectors of the U.S. Army on the coastal side of Dammam where there are most of the complexes camps.
Saddam: I want to identify those communities are the major complexes and accurately and give them to the commander of the Air Force to be added to the list of the primary goals of biological weapons. It must be done by order of Muzahim. Direct order from it and has the green light to act, since that task does not fall within the normal daily operations. It will issue a decision in my name, location specific commands and alternative plans and prospects that task that must be followed literally.
Man 2: Sir, you must include the goals of economic importance such as oil refineries, power plants, and water tanks in those lists?
Saddam: These locations should be added to the list of tasks for the normal operations of the Air Force and will be dealt with Kahjmat and not as a task in particular.
Hussein Kamil: Sir, these vital sites should be added to the task and become special targets of special priority to biological and chemical weapons, because that will eliminate any form of life. People get water from the desalination plants that and you get fuel from refineries and therefore finish the job ..
Saddam: Muzahim has already issued a list of those sites and will care about it, whether refineries and ..
Muzahim: (interrupting) refineries, desalination, sir.
Saddam: May God help us.
(A lull in the dialogue)
Saddam: We will not bow our heads never touched their lives even though we had to destroy everyone.
Saddam and his advisors were discussing missile strikes on targets
In Israel and Saudi Arabia (in 17 to 18 January 1991 approximately)
Saddam: As we agreed before, we must be calm, and we must maintain our assets and show how it vital to such biological assets that represent a strong blow against them. For your information, we will wage missile attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel today. Will Nhagmeha all.
Tariq: conventional rockets?
Saddam: Yes, conventional rockets. I mean, we will use other heads, as opposed to headers that use them.
Man 1: Yes.
Saddam: the battle to become more exciting. The time has come. Not interested in two hundred additional aircraft or incomplete, then, how will maintain its strength on Israel? Let’s engage in fighting Israel. And see if they are unable to do so.
Tariq: We have to attack targets in Saudi Arabia and ..
Saddam: Some refineries Saudi Arabia, and later will attack the Saudi cities.
Man 1: Why then?
Saddam: Let’s focus on Israel. Let’s break the bones of the daughter of America, West Flischd Association, let them pass on death will happen.
Man 1: Yes, yes.
Saddam: Then, you will Nwala our attacks against Israel, then we wage attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not it?
Man 2: for (cross-votes).
Saddam: Riyadh, Jeddah, I mean that we will strike all the cities that fall within the scope of our missiles except Mecca and Medina. We would not want to fire any rockets at those cities.
Izzat: (inaudible) there was a program on Israeli television in which a woman asked: «How do you see the aggression?», She said: «We do not want to go to war against Iraq».
Saddam: Saudi Arabia?
Saddam: Let’s focus on Israel. Let’s break the bones of the daughter of America, West Flischd Association, let them pass, and death will happen after that, you will Nwala our attacks against Israel, then we wage attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not it?
Izzat: Yes, Saudi Arabia.
Tariq: the rules of our missiles safe, God willing, sir.
Saddam: Yes, all is safe.
Man 2: But Israel, how many times announced that they launched attacks against the rules?
Saddam is not a long-range missiles?
Man 3: Yes, yes.
Saddam: This long-range missiles, have we put in front of them for a whole month, so they can see and photographed. When I realized that the war became imminent, I met Abu rocket and I said to him: «I do not want to know the location of any one single rocket» and agreed with him on how to distribute the missiles can be stored and where. And therefore, did not suffer a single rocket to hit during those raids.
Iraqi missile at Riyadh
Saddam: Only now, we will begin the use of rockets and full strength, in the early morning. If you know you’re strong enough, I waited for two or three or four before they launched.
(Everyone speaking at the same time).
Saddam: So, you will attack them tonight, God willing.
Izzat: military objectives?
Saddam: The order of God, I consider all Israeli cities as military targets. We have identified three main objectives, the headquarters of the government, and other major factories, but that will happen.
Izzat: Can we say it is key objectives.
Saddam: I will also say (inaudible).
Tariq: I will announce the official targets. If, however, fell on the objectives of the housing, will be seen later as a normal targets.
Saddam: You will be normal, they also take revenge by attacking us with missiles. They have missiles.
Izzat: I wonder if they have cruise missiles.
Man 3: No, they have a different kind.
Saddam: They have Pershing missiles.
Man 3: do not have a Pershing.
Many people talking at the same time: Chris Jericho. Jericho missiles.
Saddam: Pershing, with Pershing. They have since a long time!
Tariq: long time ago.
Izzat: Since a long time, they have a U.S. Pershing.
Tariq: But I do not think that Pershing is able to reach Baghdad.
Izzat: The range of Alpercing 520.
Saddam: Alpercing can be up to Habbaniyah.
Tariq: Yes, Fallujah and Habbaniyah.
Saddam: But perhaps Algirko can be up to that range. Often gave the (U.S.) some missiles Algirko (to Israel) ..
Saddam: Some refineries Saudi Arabia, and later will attack the Saudi cities .. Riyadh, Jeddah, I mean that we will strike all the cities that fall within the scope of our missiles except Mecca and Medina, do not want to fire rockets at any of these cities