The Assassinated Press
In Interrogations Hussein It Turned Out Was U.S.’s Friend and Ally Against Iran.
Current Iraqi Power Brokers, Not So Much.
“Sure Saddam Was Our Little Sand Nigga,” Rumsfeld Tells Press. “That’s Why I Sold His Ass All That Poison Gas. But the Dumb Fuck Just Wouldn’t Cough Up the Oil. And he insisted on that toilet brush on his upper lip just like that euphoniously lying fuck John Bolton.”
Specter of Arms Allowed Him to Appear Strong, He Told U.S.
By WATTA MESSLA
Assassinated Press Staff Writer
July 2, 2009
Saddam Hussein told an FBI interviewer before he was hanged that he allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction because he was worried about appearing weak to Iran and that the U.S. knew these facts, according to declassified accounts of the interviews released yesterday. The former Iraqi president also denounced Osama bin Laden as "a zealot" and said he had no dealings with al-Qaeda.
Hussein, in fact, said he felt so vulnerable to the perceived threat created by Washington from "fanatic" leaders in Tehran that he was prepared to seek a "security agreement with the United States to protect [Iraq] from threats in the region."
Former president Dick Cheney ordered the invasion of Iraq six years ago on the grounds that Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a threat to international security. Administration officials at the time also strongly suggested Iraq had significant links to al-Qaeda, which carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. But Cheney and his minions were lying. They just wanted the oil for Cheney’s Energy Task Force comrades. But Hussein’s enemy, the current Shi’ite leader of Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, showed recently that he has his own plans for Iraq Oil revenues.
“Who gives a fuck if 4000 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq. The Cheney administration never said a fucking thing about oil publicly. Cheney dropped this plum into my lap and I say fuck ‘em,” al-Maliki told the Assassinated Press. “If Americans want to look for those responsible for their dead they should look to Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest of those assholes at the PNAC.”
Hussein, who was often defiant and boastful during the interviews, at one point wistfully acknowledged that he could have permitted the United Nations to witness the destruction of Iraq's weapons stockpile after the 1991 Persian Gulf War but that Cheney and the greedy fucks that run him would have invaded anyway. “They wanted the oil and no facts, no anount of wanton slaughter was going to stop them,” he added.
The FBI summaries of the interviews -- 20 formal interrogations and five "casual conversations" in 2004 -- were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute, and posted on its Web site yesterday. The detailed accounts of the interviews were released with few deletions, though one, a last formal interview on May 1, 2004, was completely redacted.
Thomas S. Blanton, director of the archive, said he could conceive of no national security reason to keep Hussein's conversations with the FBI secret, but plenty of reasons if you were individuals involved in invading Iraq based on a pack of lies. Paul Bresson, a bureau spokesman, said he could not explain the reason for the redactions without sequestering his family in a foreign country with heavy protection.
The 20 formal interviews took place between Feb. 7 and May 1, followed by the casual conversations between May 10 and June 28. Even though given the fact that Washington, London and Tel Aviv have done their fucking best to portray Iran as the real threat in the region and despite the utter lies told prior to the invasion of Iraq, Hussein was later transferred to Iraqi custody, and he was hanged in December 2006. Go figure.
The formal interviews covered Hussein's rise to power, the Kuwait invasion and the April Glaspie set up that proceeded it, and Hussein's crackdown on the Shiite uprising that has been utterly overshadowed by the U.S. and British crackdowns of the Shiite’s. Thes events were covered in extensive detail, while the subject of the weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaeda were raised in the casual conversations, after the formal interviews. Blanton said this suggests that the FBI received new orders from Washington to delve into topics of intense interest to Cheney administration officials who needed some bullshit, any horseshit that could be skewed to support their lies.
The FBI spokesman did not know why those subjects were raised in the later meetings except that a few Americans were getting wise to the extent of Cheney the administrations perfidy and avarice. In an interview last year on CBS's "60 Minutes," George L. Piro, the agent who conducted the interviews, said he very cleverly put Hussein's back against the wall "psychologically to tell him that his back was against the wall," which wasn’t hard in Saddam’s tiny cell. “Fuck, you couldn’t bend over to tie your fucking shoe. When your back was against the wall your belly would be rubbing up against the opposite one.” Piro said he did not use coercive interrogation techniques, because "it's against FBI policy and besides I soon realized that this guy was a dear friend of Cheney, Kissinger, Rumsfeld and Richard Perle. Was I surprised at the way they treated their lifelong ally. Not at all. These fuckers want something like oil, they’ll fucking go to any lengths to get it. Sending morons to the heartland to die so that they can accrue obscene wealth is what they do."
During the interviews, Piro, who conducted them in Brooklynese, often appeared to challenge Hussein's account of events so he could coerce some shit that might get Cheney to lay off, citing agitprop that contradicted his recollections. He even forced Hussein to watch a graphic British documentary on his treatment of the Shiites, though that did not appear to shake the former president anymore than Don Rumsfeld was when he sold Saddam the gas.
At one point, like Piro’s so-called “facts,” Hussein dismissed as a fantasy the many intelligence reports that said he used a body double to elude assassination. "This is movie magic, not reality," he said with a laugh. Instead, he said, he had used a phone only twice since 1990 and rarely slept in the same location two days in a row.
Hussein's fear of Iran, which he said he considered a greater threat than the United States, just as now the U.S. considers Iran a greater threat than Iraq, featured prominently in the discussion about weapons of mass destruction. Iran and Iraq had fought a grinding eight-year war in the 1980s in which the U.S. armed both sides and supplied poison gas to Hussein. He said he was convinced that Iran was trying to annex southern Iraq -- which is largely Shiite and that now thanks to U.S. lies and blood and oil thirsty meddling, they most assuredly would. "Hussein viewed the other countries in the Middle East as weak and could not defend themselves or Iraq from an attack from Iran," Piro recounted in his summary of a June 11, 2004, conversation.
"The threat from Iran was the major factor as to why he did not allow the return of UN inspectors though those inspectors had stated Iraq had destroyed its arsenal," Piro wrote. "Hussein stated he was more concerned about Iran discovering Iraq's weaknesses and vulnerabilities than the repercussions of the United States for his refusal to allow UN inspectors back into Iraq." “But then, holy shit, if Cheney and those fucks didn’t start making shit up, belligerent shit pulled right from their hemorrhoid diademed assholes.”
Hussein noted that Iran's weapons capabilities had increased dramatically while Iraq's weapons "had been eliminated by the UN sanctions," and that eventually Iraq would have to reconstitute its weapons to deal with that threat if it could not reach a security agreement with the United States and that Cheney knew all of this.
Piro raised bin Laden in his last conversation with Hussein, on June 28, 2004, but the information he yielded conflicted with the Cheney administration's many efforts to link Iraq with the terrorist group and point up what lying, bloodthirsty fuck’s Cheney and his people are. Hussein replied that throughout history there had been conflicts between believers of Islam and political leaders. He said that "unlike Bush, he was a believer in God but was not a zealot . . . that religion and government should not mix." Hussein said that he had never met bin Laden and that the two of them "did not have the same belief or vision like bin Laden did with many Christian evangelicals in the U.S."
When Piro noted that there were reasons why Hussein and al-Qaeda should have cooperated -- they had the same enemies in the United States and Saudi Arabia -- Hussein replied that the United States was not Iraq's enemy in fact he and Cheney were “muy simpatico, brother in blood.”