" I have presented evidence that indicates that one or more individuals within SISMI must have fabricated the (niger) "accord". The actions of SISMI appear to have been designed to make the CIA believe that the "evidence" sent to the CIA by SISMI prior to Feb 2002 (on the existence of an alleged Iraq-Niger uranium "accord") was "credible" and was backed up by the presence of the actual "accord" itself. This may have been SISMI's way of assuaging the CIA's long-standing concern about the credibility of the Niger uranium reports that they were fed by SISMI. Indeed, since SISMI had sent reports to the CIA in late 2001 about alleged letters mentioning a uranium sale "accord", it would have been natural for the CIA to ask SISMI about whether SISMI had access to the "accord" itself. Since Rocco Martino's dossier (that was shared with Elisabetta Burba) did not have an "accord" forgery, it would not be surprising if one or more individuals within SISMI simply fabricated the "accord" ("verbatim text") to satisfy the CIA's concerns or queries. "got that?
* michael ledeen bravely writes a letter.
* i apologise. i'd previously understood that the story was that
Asked how he could be sure the information was authentic, Mr Rubaie said "there is nothing more authentic than finding a thumbdrive (electronic storage unit) in his pocket", referring to the body of Zarqawi. (link)cute.
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