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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Potential evidence of White House retalation in re Iraq WMD

Former military member, later assigned to ISG, discusses Scott Ritter investigation.

In re JRR on HuffingtonPost.

Claims to have knowledge of the evidence collection. Ref


when I worked with ISG, information was found about Scott Ritter and was (is?) being investigated. I know because I took part in collecting evidence

Posted by: jrr on December 28, 2005 at 04:16pm

Discovery for impeachment purposes: Potential evidence of leaking of classified information related to an ongoing federal investigation

There are potentially a finite number of people who meet this description, and narrowed.

This is what can be discovered using open sources, without an e-mail or an IP.

You might want to get a lawyer, because with all the information you've provided, it will only be a matter of minutes before GCHQ has you nailed. Here's a sample of what can be done with just a couple of pieces of information: pinpoint the most likely launch point of something the FBI is trying to cover-up.

You're going to lose.

Identifying information:

13 years, gulf war, Kosovo, airborne, air assault, FA, signal, ISG contractor

May be aware of 1st Battallion, Fort Sill, OK with howitzers.

On the FSO team [Fire Support Officer], worked with two other LTs in first assignment. Unclear why, despite supervising a platoon of 26 enlisted, unable to find a job other than computers.

Familiar with following terms: [Ref: jrr on December 13, 2005 at 01:45am ]

CMPC Combined Media Processing Center
DOCEX Document Exploitatoin
cat 2
MEDEX Media Exploitation

See other in re ISG.

Not fluent in Arabic or Farsi: "You don't have top speak the language as an analyst when you work with a linguist as I indicated. " [jrr on December 13, 2005 at 02:57pm]

Claims to have made an FOIA request in re ISG [to DoD?] before December 12, 2005 at 10:10pm.

Potential "other person" mixing up above data: See detailed profile [JRR on November 03, 2005 at 10:38am] Ref

Asserts familiarity with language translation in ISG
"much of the translation in the ISG facility also used third party nationals who speak arabic for the non classified translations. There is no shortage of linguists for this project. There is an overall lack of qualified arabic linguists within the government, but a lot of this is due to security clearance issues. There are now 3 year waiting periods. This is a big problem with very expensive solutions that no agency wants to pay for."[ jrr on December 12, 2005 at 06:05pm ] Ref


  • Would someone who holds an existing TS-SCI security clearance be stupid enough to leave this many details to be identified, tracked, and monitored; or is this disinformation?

  • Why is someone with a security clearance discussing the details of investigations?

  • What relationship does this person have with ISG?

  • Is there a disclosure statement that precludes discussion of the information related to an investigation?

  • Was the alleged investigation by ISG into Mr. Ritter lawful, or part of a program of retalation by the White House?

    Legal issues

    It's out: Either JRR is telling the truth, and ISG was involved; or JRR is telling a lie and ISG has a potential defamation case against JRR; and/or ISG is a classified Iraq investigation and the disclosures relate to a classified program/investigation.

    Either way, JRR could be a potential witness.

    Discussion and analysis

    FA = Field Artillery

    ISG = Iraq Survey Group.

    ISG = intercept namees with "Charles Duelfer"

    82nd Airborne -- Cross reference with "Khamisiyah" -- site of an ammunition cache called, "Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Area". If he was downwind, he's got medical problems; if he's involved, but survived or arrived later, it means he was on the upwind side or knows something called, "Presidential Advisory Committee".

    82nd AB = Fort Bragg, the same place that special forces units like to jump on CIA planes, but there's no mention of special forces, just field artillery.

    Here is information that appears to be unrelated -- meaning, although assigned to the 101st, this infformation about the 1-17th Cavalry would be in the "exclude" option:
    In the summer of 1990 the 1st Squadron received the new OH-58D scout aircraft. In August 1990, the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry was conducting a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center when the 82D Airborne Division was deployed to Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Troop B and part of Troop A deployed with Task Force 1-82. The units were alerted on the 5th of August 1990 and deployed on the 8th. The Squadron returned from Ft. Chaffee and deployed with the Headquarters and Delta pilots and aircraft on the 12th of August. The remainder of the Squadron deployed in September. The Squadron was commanded by LTC Roger I. Anglin, the executive officer was MAJ Michael C. Flowers, and the S3 was MAJ Robert D. Richardson.Ref

    Air Assualt = 101st.

    There is and intercept between Gulf War and Afghanistan, but he makes no mention of Afghanistan:
    In September 1990, the Rakkasans once again answered the call and began deploying to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during Operation DESERT SHIELD. On 20 and 21 February 1991, two companies from 1st Battalion air assaulted into Objective Weber and captured 434 Iraqi soldiers. On 25 February 1991, the 48th Anniversary of the Regiment, the Rakkasans conducted the largest and deepest air assault operation in history, as it struck 155 miles behind enemy lines into the Euphrates River Valley. This action led to the timely defeat of Iraqi Forces and helped ensure a total allied victory.

    The 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, deployed to Afghanistan in early 2002, to provide security to the Kandahar International Aiport, as part of Task Force Rakkasans. 3rd Brigade

    This suggests that he was not part of 101st, but more likely assigned to 82nd.

    101st also eans that this person knows about Highway 8 in Iraq
    In August, 1990 the Iraqi Army invaded Kuwait. The US responded by deploying troops to Saudi Arabia. with one the first units to deploy being the 101st. The division fired the first shots of "Desert Storm" by taking out Iraqi radar sites on 17 January 1991. After the ground war began, the 101st was ordered to go deep into Iraq and set up a base of operations for further attacks. During the ground war phase of "Desert Storm," the 101st made the longest and largest Air Assault in history.

    More than 2,000 men, 50 transport vehicles, artillery, and tons of fuel and ammunition were airlifted 50 miles into Iraq. Units from the division Air Assaulted into Iraq and set up Forward Operation Base Cobra. Land vehicles took another 2,000 troops into Iraqi territory west of Kuwait to allow U.S. Armored Forces unrestricted access to Iraq.

    The 101st was responsible for seizing highway 8, which was used to resupply the Iraqi Army from Baghdad. To accomplish this, the division conducted the largest Air Assault in history. The division moved from FOB Cobra to set up FOB Viper, which was used as a base of operations to attack Iraqi Army units withdrawing from the Kuwait border. A cease fire was declared within 100 hours of the US launching the ground war. Five soldiers from the 101st lost their lives during the ground war. With the cease fire established on 27 February 1991, the division began preparations for redeployment. By 1 May 1991, the Screaming Eagles were home.

    Guess who was dumb enough to have their picture taken on Highway 8? That's right -- A finite number of people, with names provided by DoD, and can easily be subponaed: "Do you know anyone who meets the above description?"

    The individual would know about Forward Operating Bases called Viper and Cobra.

    However, there are details linking this profile to the 82nd:
    82nd Airborne Division paratroopers were among the first ground troops sent into the war-torn Kosovo region of the Balkans in Summer 1999, when the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment moved in from neighboring Macedonia. They were followed shortly by the 3d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who themselves will be followed by the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment in January 2001 as part of regular peacekeeping operation rotations.Ref

    We judge, based on ISG involement, individual has college degree, meaning he is an officer, most likely a senior captain or junior major -- most likely a captain.

    Potential perseonnl meeting this description are from the Citadel.

    Most likely assigned to the 82nd Airborne.


    One would think if they were involved in other activities, they would list them. Some of the assignments during the 82nd-101st overlsap with areas of operations "not listed" suggests these unit numbers are not bonafide for JRR.

    Unless he went to West Point, it's unusual to have a combination of field artillery, engineering, video analysis, computers and 82nd Airborne. But West Pointers would have had a legal course, so why assert, "I'm no lawyer" and claim ignorance of the laws?

    * * *

    Other details

    Age: As of 2005, approx 39 years old, born about 1966 or 1967.
    Home: Bought 1997, 31 years old

    Fatal admissions:

    A. Service: 1988-2001, assuming 13 years credible: "I left the army 4 years ago" [jrr on December 16, 2005 at 05:40pm]Ref

    B. Degreed, officer: "Has anybody here even been to an engineering school like me?" Ref

    C. Officer, field artillery: "I was a fire support officer with the field artillery and have pretty good knowledge of this. Even to fire a round in direct fire mode would require knowledge and consent of the fire support officer, fire direction officer, ground commander, and all the NCOs staffing those functions." [JRR on November 08, 2005 at 02:07pm]Ref

    D. Post Army Employment, DoD Civilian: "I went into a DOD facility for a roll out" [JRR on December 02, 2005 at 10:40am] Ref

    E. Experience in computers: "I got laid off when the IT bubble burst. I had to take some desktop roll out jobs as there was nothing in network engineering because new jobs were outsourced." [ JRR on December 02, 2005 at 10:40am ] Ref

    F. No legal degree. "I am no lawyer," [jrr on December 03, 2005 at 08:48pm] Ref

    G. Asserts employment/involvement with ISG, reviewing videos. " I worked with the Iraqi Survey Group" and "I analyzed hundreds of videos captured in Iraq" [jrr on December 09, 2005 at 11:23am ] Ref

    H. Political affiliation: RNC, " I am a conservative" [jrr on December 16, 2005 at 04:48pm] Ref

    I. Home ownership status, owns: "I bought my home in 1997" [ jrr on December 14, 2005 at 03:52pm]Ref

    J. Religious affiliation, Christian "I am a Christian" [jrr on December 13, 2005 at 11:30am] Ref

    K. View on death pentalty, opposed: "I am against the death penalty except in the most extreme case." [jrr on December 05, 2005 at 10:58am] Ref [Note: Rarely does he post more than once; but never at the beginning. Suggests using RSS-feeds for alerts].

    * * *

    Disinformation issues

    A. Discounting.

    We now know the US classified report about White Phosphorous [that they were illegal, and used by Saddam] are at odds with the claims by JRR that it wasn't a problem/didn't happen/not an issue. [JRR on November 16, 2005 at 12:51pm] Ref

    B. Shifting, Changing the issue from US crimes to Saddam: "If WP is a chemical weapon, then Saddam had chemical weapons thus WMDs, thus President Bush was right."[JRR on November 21, 2005 at 07:25pm] Ref

    C. Irrelevant assertions, insinuation of distractions: "If WP was a chemical weapon that guy in the pic would not be running, he would be dead already, but don't let facts get in the way... " [JRR on November 21, 2005 at 07:26pm]Ref

    D. Contrast the above with:
    Harry, as I understand it, the denial of WP use came from the state department, not the military. Is there a reference to a DoD denial that is used WP? If not, how does that constitute a disaster for the U.S. military?
    Posted by: JRR on November 16, 2005 at 11:56am Ref
    It's almost as if JRR in November was surprised by the revelations -- yet this was documented in the Ft Leavenworth lessons learned; then he changes to denials/not a problem.

    Things aren't matching:

    A. If it was legal, why deny the possibility in December; however,

    B. If it wasn't legal, why not assert the denial when the information surfaced in November?

    Let's put aside the potential that someone is playing around, and consider the potential link to AEI -- likely?

    Note: A discussion about Rendon Disinformation caused a stir. [baldmelon on December 15, 2005 at 02:44pm] Ref

    JRR -- A Tolkein Fan, Lord of the Rings?

    Rule of law, how does it stack up to POTUS? "I respect Fitzgerald, he is doing his job, and if it turns out some one violated the law, they should be punished. " [jrr on December 04, 2005 at 07:54pm] Ref

    Note the contrast: Fighting for Iraqis right to demonstrate, but the RNC doesn't like the Americans to exercise those same protest rights: "We gave them the right and they use it to some extent. Why are there not millions of them on the street telling us to leave?" [jrr on December 23, 2005 at 10:30am] Ref

    Summary Concern

    There are some inconsistencies in the assertions; and he's asserting knowledge of things which, as Conyers has indicated, are contrary to the laws of war. Ref