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2) CIA and DoD Attempted To Plant WMDs in Iraq — and Failed


American Gulf War Veterans Association
Joyce Riley vonKleist, RN,BSN spokesperson
 P.O. Box 85, Versailles, Missouri 65084
(573) 378-6049  (573) 378-5998 fax,

AUGUST 8, 2003


The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA), an independent Gulf War
Veterans’ support organization, has long searched for answers to explain why
nearly half of the 697,000 Gulf War I Veterans are now ill and why over
200,000 of those servicemen/women have requested disability, but have
received no adequate diagnosis or treatment, from either the Department of
Defense (DOD), or Veteran’s Affairs. Though there have been over 125 studies
done by the government at the cost of over $300,000,000 to the taxpayer, we
still have no answers as to what caused so many of our soldiers to become
ill.  Meanwhile, the suffering veterans are receiving little, if any,
medical treatment for this illness.  It seems that whenever veterans become
ill, the term “mystery illness” seems to be the first and often the only
diagnosis that is ever made.  Veterans are then left to fend for themselves,
sick and unable to work, with little hope of a normal life again.

The AGWVA is now again asking questions, this time, about the newest
“mystery illness” to hit the military.  After being pressured by a few
independent news reporters who have not permitted this “mystery” to continue
unabated, The DOD recently has been forced to announce the “mystery” deaths
of Gulf War II soldiers and that at least 100 other men and women have
become ill.  Again, however, there were no adequate answers, but, only that
the “mystery illness” diagnosis had reared its ugly head again.  According
to a family member of one of the military victims, the DOD recently, has
changed its label of the illness and is now calling it “pneumonia” in sharp
contrast to what a physician on the scene reported.  Due to continuing
pressure for sound answers, the DOD was again forced to send an
investigative team to Iraq, however the convenient, repeated lack of
diagnosis, unfortunately translates into lack of treatment, and lack of
compensation for the veteran.  The jury is still out, however, if the DOD
will be forthcoming with the truth this time.

Contrary to the “pneumonia” and “mystery illness” labels, enlightening
information surfaced today on “THE POWER HOUR” radio show
( in an interview with Mark Neusche, father of Josh
Neusche, one of the GW II troops to lose his life from the “mystery illness”
while serving in Iraq.  The father stated that his 20-year-old healthy son,
a former track star and non-smoker, had written home on June 26th explaining
that he would be going on a 30-hour “hauling” mission, but that he could not
disclose what they would be hauling. The son had stated that he had been to
the Palace of Sadaam Hussein, and it was later learned that he was “hauling”
at the Baghdad Airport.

Marsha Paxson also appeared on the show, as she is the journalist who broke
the U.S. story for the Lake Sun Leader ( Although the
“facts” behind this story are continually changing, Ms. Paxson  is one of
the few journalists who is remaining true to the facts of the original
story. Ms. Paxson revealed in her articles that the father reported that his
son was not the only ill soldier.  Neusche stated that while his son was in
a coma at Landstuhl Hospital, the father overheard the nurses say that they
were expecting numerous sick troops to be brought in all at one time.  In
fact, the father  actually witnessed approximately 55 other troops being
received by the hospital after they were transported by a military ambulance
(bus).  According to the father, the transported troops were exhibiting
varying degrees of the illness. Some walked, some were in wheelchairs and
others were on respirators.  In the commotion, a doctor reported to the
father that his son was suffering from a “toxin.”  No mention of pneumonia
was ever made to him, nor was it ever reported in the medical record.

Paxson and the AGWVA now question the diagnosis, the actual number of troops
that were reported ill, and when the DOD first became aware of this

One of the most surprising statements to come from The Power Hour interview
conducted on “The Genesis Network” was that while the son, Josh Neusche, was
a healthy young soldier on June 26, 2003, when he reported that he was going
to serve on the secret hauling mission, by July 1, 2003, he was in a coma,
and that day was suddenly classified by the military, as medically retired
from the Army without Josh or his family’s consent.   Josh did not die until
July 12, 2003.  Among other problems that this new classification created
was that the DOD was no longer obligated to assist the family in getting to
Germany to be with their son as he lay in a coma. Because the DOD would not
provide even so much as plane or taxi fare for the Neusche family, all 650
members of the 203 Engineer Battalion each contributed $10.00 to make the
family’s final visit possible.

The AGWVA is demanding answers in a timely fashion and according to
spokesperson Joyce Riley, “We will not tolerate another whitewashing of a
tragedy against our veterans. It has happened too many times before with our
failure to safeguard our troops, adequately diagnose and effectively treat
the victims of Agent Orange spraying, Project Shad
shipboard-experimentation, and Gulf War Illness I.  This time someone has to
be held accountable.”  Ms. Riley closed by saying, “Speaking out for our
past and present sick veterans is the best way for Americans to support our

The interview with Mark Neusche and Marsha Paxson can be heard at:  click on the “GWII mystery illness interview.”

For more information on Gulf War illnesses, go to

For more information on Project Shad, go to



CIA and DoD Attempted To Plant WMDs in Iraq — and Failed

July 2, 2003
Pentagon Whistleblower Reveals CIA/DoD Fiascos

According to a stunning report posted by a retired Navy Lt. Commander and
28-year veteran of the Defense Department, the Bush administration's
assurance about finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was based on a
CIA plan to "plant" WMDs inside the country. Nelda Rogers, the Pentagon
whistleblower, claims the plan failed when the secret mission was mistakenly
taken out by "friendly fire." 20.06.2003 [08:07]

A DoD whistleblower details an attempt by a covert US team to plant weapons
of mass destruction in Iraq. The team was later killed by friendly fire due
to CIA incompetence. In a world exclusive, Al Martin
[] has published a news story about a Department
of Defense whistleblower who has revealed that a US covert-operations team
had planted "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (WMDs) in Iraq, then "lost" them
when the team was killed by so-called "friendly fire."

The Pentagon whistleblower, Nelda Rogers, is a 28-year veteran debriefer for
the Defense Department. She has become so concerned for her safety that she
decided to tell the story about this latest CIA-military fiasco in Iraq.
According to Al Martin, "Ms. Rogers is number two in the chain of
command within this DoD special intelligence office. This is a ten-person
debriefing unit within the central debriefing office for the Department of

The information that is being leaked out is information "obtained while she
was in Germany heading up the debriefing of returning service personnel,
involved in intelligence work in Iraq for the Department of Defense and/or
the Central Intelligence Agency. "According to Ms. Rogers, there was a
covert military operation that took place both preceding and during the
hostilities in Iraq," reports Al Martin, an online subscriber-based
news/analysis service which provides "Political, Economic and Financial

Al Martin is a retired Lt. Commander (US Navy), the author of a memoir
called "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider, " and he is
considered one of America's foremost experts on corporate and government
fraud. Ms. Rogers reports that this particular covert operation team was
manned by ex-military personnel and that "the unit was paid through the
Department of Agriculture in order to hide it, which is also very

According to Al Martin, "the Ag Department has often been used as a
paymaster on behalf of the CIA, DIA, and NSA and others." Accordng to the Al
Martin story, another aspect of Ms. Rogers' report concerns a covert
operation which was to locate the assets of Saddam Hussein and his family,
including cash, gold bullion, jewelry and assorted valuable antiquities.

The problem became evident when "the operation in Iraq involved 100 people,
all of whom apparently are now dead, having succumbed to so-called `friendly
fire.' The scope of this operation included the penetration of the Central
Bank of Iraq, other large commercial banks in Baghdad, the Iraqi National
Museum and certain presidential palaces where monies and bullion were

"They identified about $2 billion of cash in US dollars, another $150
million in Euros, in physical banknotes, and about another $100 million in
sundry foreign currencies ranging from Yen to British Pounds," reports Al

"These people died, mostly in the same place in Baghdad, supposedly from a
stray cruise missile or a combination of missiles and bombs that went
astray," Martin continues. "There were supposedly 76 who died there and the
other 24 died through a variety of 'friendly fire,' 'mistaken identity,' and
some of them---their whereabouts are simply unknown." Ms. Rogers' story
sounds like an updated 21st-Century version of Treasure Island meets Ali
Baba and the Bush Cabal Thieves, writes Martin.

"This was a contingent of CIA/ DoD operatives, but it was really the CIA
that bungled it," Ms. Rogers said. "They were relying on the CIA's ability
to organize an effort to seize these assets and to be able to extract these
assets because the CIA claimed it had resources on the ground within the
Iraqi army and the Iraqi government who had been paid. That turned out to be
completely bogus. As usual."

"CIA people were supposed to be handling it," Martin continues. "They had a
special `black (unmarked) aircraft to fly it out. But none of that happened
because the regular US Army showed up, stumbled onto it and everyone
involved had to scramble.

These new Iraqi "Asset Seizures" go directly to the New US Ruling Junta. The
US Viceroy in Iraq Paul Bremer is reportedly drinking Saddam Hussein's $2000
a bottle Napoleon-era brandy, smoking his expensive Davidoff cigars and he
has even furnished his Baghdad office with Saddam's Napoleon-era antique

The Iraq Debacle Du Jour has evidently been extensively documented by the
DIA debriefing teams with "extensive tape recordings of interviews with the
Iraqi returnees, the covert operatives (as well as their affidavits)." Al
Martin has dubbed this "Operation Skim Iraq."

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