- Earlier this week, Intelligence International
LTD, the well regarded Britain-based intelligence advisory, sent an urgent
"Private Alert" to its world wide subscribers.
- Inside Cover has received a copy.
- "Saddam Warns of Imminent Showdown
with the U.S.," headlines the action gram.
- Intelligence International reports that
Iraqi diplomatic sources in Amman, Jordan, have claimed that Hussein recently
sent a memorandum to "senior staff in the party, state, and the army."
- The memo from Hussein asserts that "the
showdown with the United States is not far away."
- Hussein is said to be promising a "crucial
confrontation that will end in Iraq's favour."
- The memo continues, implying Hussein
may use weapons of mass destruction, "Iraq will confront -- with determination,
vigour, and a devastating response that will be remembered throughout history
-- the latest U.S. attempt to inflict harm on it."
- Intelligence International notes that
Hussein has made vain threats before. This time, however, the intelligence
advisory suggests Hussein should be taken seriously because President Clinton
has entangled America's military in Kosovo.
- Such an entanglement may have provided
Iraq with an "unmissable opportunity," the advisory concludes.
- Already NewsMax.com and other sources
have reported a massive shift of American naval and air power from the
Gulf -- leaving the region vulnerable to Saddam.
- Top military commanders like General
Jack Singlaub(ret.) and Admiral Thomas Moorer(ret.) stated at NewsMax.com's
"America at Risk" Los Angeles Conference that American naval
and air power has also been significantly drawn down in the Pacific.
- They both stated that South Korea is
extremely vulnerable to a North Korean attack in the near future.
- Affirming those sentiments this week,
General Hugh Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told Congress that
North Korea has engaged in a forward deployment suggesting a possible attack
on the South. He said American troops have been on a heightened state of
- Several defense think tanks, including
the Center for Security Policy headed by Frank Gaffney, have warned that
America may be faced with several, simultaneous crises, including ones
with Iraq and North Korea.
- Clinton's defense policies have effectively
"hollowed out" the American military. Experts say that the American
military would be unable to deal with one crisis, let alone several.