- New aspect of Valerie Plame/Brewster Jennings exposure
revealed. According to U.S. intelligence sources, the White House exposure
of Valerie Plame and her Brewster Jennings & Associates was intended
to retaliate against the CIA's work in limiting the proliferation of weapons
of mass destruction. WMR has reported in the past on this aspect of the
scandal. In addition to identifying the involvement of individuals in the
White House who were close to key players in nuclear proliferation, the
CIA Counter-Proliferation Division prevented the shipment of binary VX
nerve gas from Turkey into Iraq in November 2002. The Brewster Jennings
network in Turkey was able to intercept this shipment which was intended
to be hidden in Iraq and later used as evidence that Saddam Hussein was
in possession of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. intelligence sources
revealed that this was a major reason the Bush White House targeted Plame
and her network.
- CIA counter-proliferation network prevented a WMD "salting"
operation by Bush White House in Iraq.
- In fact, U.S. intelligence sources report that the first
shipment of VX nerve gas to Saddam Hussein was carried out between 1988
and 1989. The gas was shipped to Iraq by a U.S. company that was established
in 1987 -- The Carlyle Group.
- U.S. intelligence sources have also confirmed that Israeli
military officers served unofficially with the U.S. Central Command headquarters
in Baghdad. The Israelis were attached to the J2X (Joint Intelligence Liaison)
in Baghdad. Their presence in Baghdad, according to the sources, was kept