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How Army Sleuths Stalked the Adviser Who Led to Hussein
The New York Times ^ | 12/20/03 | ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 12/19/2003 7:34:36 PM PST by Pokey78

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1 posted on 12/19/2003 7:34:36 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
This is great work by our troops.
2 posted on 12/19/2003 8:01:16 PM PST by Libertina (FReepers of a feather flock together...isn't life great?)
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See also comments here.
3 posted on 12/19/2003 8:49:15 PM PST by dighton
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To: Pokey78
Wow, I find this super-sleuthing totally absorbing.

Dogged special forces and brave grunts.....and computer nerds become heroes at last!

Leni

4 posted on 12/19/2003 8:58:04 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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Dogged special forces and brave grunts.....and computer nerds become heroes at last!

LOL!

This is my computer. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My computer is my best friend. I must master it as I master my life...

5 posted on 12/19/2003 10:31:00 PM PST by jennyp (http://crevo.bestmessageboard.com)
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To: Pokey78
Kudos to our troops. Some very smart people.
6 posted on 12/20/2003 4:52:49 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Pokey78
It took commanders in Baghdad several hours to realize whom they had nabbed, but the informant was quickly shipped to Tikrit for questioning on Saturday morning. By 8:30 p.m., Mr. Hussein was in custody.

Let us hope the electrodes are still attached to his testicles. I want to know how many ballot boxes his people stuffed in Florida, 2000.

7 posted on 12/20/2003 4:57:15 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: Pokey78
He was a balding, paunchy middle-aged veteran


8 posted on 12/20/2003 5:09:06 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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>>and computer nerds become heroes at last! LOL!

>>>>This is my computer. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Sorry, you don't cut the mustard if "there are many like it". Real computer nerds build up their own boxes out of parts, and there are *not* "many like it". ;-)
9 posted on 12/20/2003 5:10:49 AM PST by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: MinuteGal
4th ID bump!


10 posted on 12/20/2003 5:32:10 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; still, we only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: Pokey78
Funny, we no longer hear Dean or John "effing" Kerry complain about crummy intel in Iraq.
11 posted on 12/20/2003 5:39:03 AM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats soil the institutions they control)
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4th ID bump!


12 posted on 12/20/2003 5:39:49 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; still, we only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: Jacquerie
This is also GREAT real time training for the troops when you think about it. They probably have developed, one would hope so, a similar roadmap showing the familial relationships of KIM JONG IL. When the *s* hits the fan up there and he goes into hiding fears for his own toppling either from us or errant DPRK forces, we will need to grasp clearly where his two sons are (from first wife and second wife), the various concubines, chefs, personal assistants, etc. etc. Sheesh, by that time we will probably be able to bribe these various relatives and sycophants off with a hot dog with the works, or two .
13 posted on 12/20/2003 5:44:07 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; still, we only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: jennyp
This my computer, this is my gun. One is for sleuthing, the other's for fun.
14 posted on 12/20/2003 5:46:54 AM PST by Moonman62
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I dont know what I've been told, laptop's worth it's weight in gold!
15 posted on 12/20/2003 5:48:57 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (NORTH KOREA is a DANGEROUS CANCER in late stages; still, we only meditate and take herbal medicines)
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To: Libertina
I am more and more convinced that Clinton's stripping the CIA and FBI's ability to gather human intellegence, not only set up the ability for 9-11 to occur but has kept the war on terror from being more successful.

It takes time to build human intellegence gathering abilities.

It takes money to get informants of the enemy to spy for us.

It takes an administration that is more concerned with our security than with their poll ratings.

Human intellegence gathering is a messy murky sometimes embarrassing process. It certainly isn't for the faint-hearted or the politically correct.


16 posted on 12/20/2003 5:58:33 AM PST by ODDITHER
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This description of how Saddam was directing from a hole in the ground, sounds just like the Clintons method of operation.

17 posted on 12/20/2003 6:17:08 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: ODDITHER
The decimation of human intelligence really began under Jimmy Carter and his CIA Director Stansfield Turner. Turner really believed in satelites and gadgetry and thought that agents in the field only caused trouble. He reduced by more than half the operations element and human intelligence suffered greatly. (E.g., there was no agent on the ground in Afghanistan when Russia invaded in December 1979.)

First under Reagan and then under Bush the CIA began the slow process of rebuilding its operations. Then Clinton arrived and the rest is history. With any luck Bush II will have rebuilt operations by 2009.
18 posted on 12/20/2003 6:36:15 AM PST by gaspar
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To: Bluntpoint
Hi

Obviously, Saddam's people couldn't stuff enough Florida ballot boxes to win in 2000! And now they are paying for it. Sniff, sniff, it almost makes me feel sorry for them--but not quite. (;-D)
19 posted on 12/20/2003 8:25:26 AM PST by challenger
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You are correct. This PC business has done as much to harm us as depleting our forces and intelligence numbers has done.
20 posted on 12/20/2003 8:56:56 AM PST by Libertina (FReepers of a feather flock together...isn't life great?)
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