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In Reply to: (!)Powell used fake UK intelli doss beforeUN posted by andreas from dtm2-t7-2.mcbone.net (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 4:15PM :
The scandal in short
where you can also trampolin from the items/headlines below to all the linked stuff
Or in short:
"Marashi - the real and unwitting author of much of the document - has as his primary source the documents captured in 1991 for the Iraq Research and Documentation Project.
His own focus is the activities of Iraq's intelligence agencies in Kuwait, Aug90-Jan91 - this is the subject of his thesis.
As a result, the information presented as relevant to how Iraqi agencies are currently engaged with Unmovic is 12 years old. "
PORTIONS OF UK IRAQ DOSSIER USED BY POWELL ARE 12 YEARS OLD!
The US mainstream media is still running the "Terror Alert" as non-stop news. The reason is obvious. The rest of the world now knows that Colin Powell's presentation to the United Nations was based on a fraudulent dossier. Far from being an up-to-date intelligence assessment, the dossier was a patchwork of plagiarized student essays and contained descriptions of Iraq that are 12 years old, describing Iraq as it was at the start of the first Gulf War, not as it is today. That such fraud was in the British Dossier casts doubt on every other piece of material Powell presented to the United Nations. If one piece is fake, might it all be fake? Do you want to start a war by trusting too much?
The administration is terrified that this story will get out to the American people, which is the real reason they have thrown this "Orange Alert", as a distraction and smoke screen for the story of fraud before the United Nations.
It is UP TO YOU to get this story of deception before the eyes of everyone around you, in particular those friends and neighbors who are not getting their news from the internet. You must work quickly. Driven by fear, it appears Bush is going to start the war immediately, possibly as soon as Monday, rather than risk his justification for invasion and conquest unraveling any further.
/8/03 NEW YORK TIMES: Britain Admits That Much of Its Report on Iraq Came From Magazines
2/8/03 REUTER'S VIDEO ON PLAGIARIZED DOSSIER Fifth (they keep moving it around) video in list. Watch it, then email a friend
2/8/03 Intelligence? the British dossier on Iraq's security infrastructure "Marashi - the real and unwitting author of much of the document - has as his primary source the documents captured in 1991 for the Iraq Research and Documentation Project. His own focus is the activities of Iraq's intelligence agencies in Kuwait, Aug90-Jan91 - this is the subject of his thesis. As a result, the information presented as relevant to how Iraqi agencies are currently engaged with Unmovic is 12 years old. "
2/8/03 Brits admit plagiarizing Iraq report Even spelling, punctuation errors repeated
2/8/03 Blair Acknowledges Flaws in Iraq Dossier Britain Took Some Material That Powell Cited at U.N. From 12-Year-Old Academic Papers
2/8/03 THE SMOKING GNU The people who plagiarized the contents of the dossier didn't even check their spelling, let alone the facts!
2/8/03 REAL AUTHORS OF IRAQ DOSSIER BLAST BLAIR
2/8/03 Jane's Group Now Says British Dossier Copied Its Articles In one case copied article was from 1997
2/8/03 Brits' Iraq report was cut & paste production This story is NOT going away.
FOREIGN PRESS IS CARRYING THE DOSSIER FRAUD STORY! THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS EXCEPT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
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2/8/03 Academic says Britain copied his Iraqi dossier
2/8/03 Powell Cited Sham "Fine Paper" This story is NOT going away no matter how many bogus terror alerts Bush throws.
2/8/03 DOWNING STREET’S embarrassment over its Iraq “intelligence” dossier deepened yesterday with the disclosure that key sections were cobbled together by junior communications unit staff, including Alastair Campbell’s secretary.
2/8/03 Dossier was a rehash, admits Blair Govt.
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2/6/03 LATEST BRITISH IRAQ DOSSIER HAILED BY COLIN POWELL IS ACTUALLY PLAGIARIZED FROM STUDENT ESSAY! "On Monday, the day before the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell addressed the UN, Downing Street published its latest paper on Iraq. It gives the impression of being an up to the minute intelligence-based analysis - and Mr. Powell was fulsome in his praise. Published on the Number 10 web site, called "Iraq - Its Infrastructure of Concealment Deception and Intimidation", it outlines the structure of Saddam's intelligence organizations. But it made familiar reading to Cambridge academic Glen Ranwala. It was copied from an article last September in a small journal: the Middle East Review of International Affairs." Some of the info was from before the first Gulf War.
2/6/03 CNN PICKS UP PLAGIARIZED DOSSIER STORY! "The British government has been accused of basing its latest Iraq dossier on old material, including an article by an American post-graduate student. "
2/7/03 British officials admit to plagiarizing "intelligence" dossier It's the info that was 12 years old that's the real issue.
2/7/03 Britain's dossier on Iraq plagiarized, errors and all "I would call my colleagues' attention to the fine paper that the United Kingdom distributed... which describes in exquisite detail Iraqi deception activities," Mr. Powell said.
2/7/03 British government red-faced over plagiarized Iraqi dossier US calls "Orange Alert" to distract from scandal
2/7/03 UK war dossier a sham, say experts "Downing Street was last night plunged into acute international embarrassment after it emerged that large parts of the British government's latest dossier on Iraq - allegedly based on "intelligence material" - were taken from published academic articles, some of them several years old. "
2/7/03 Reuter's picks up story of plagiarized report "This appears to be obsolete academic analysis dressed up as the best MI6 and our other international partners can produce on Saddam,"
2/7/03 UK defends 'copied' Iraq dossier Downing Street has defended an intelligence dossier of evidence against Iraq after allegations that it included plagiarized material that was 12 years out of date. The UK intelligence document released on Monday was designed to help win over skeptics by detailing Saddam Hussein's efforts to hide weapons of mass destruction. But Channel 4 News claimed the document was largely copied from three different articles, including one written by a postgraduate student.
2/7/03 'Government plagiarized Iraq data' The story continues to spread!
2/7/03 The British Government Dossier cited by Colin Powell
2/7/03 One of the articles the dossier is plagiarized from, complete with typos and grammatical errors.
2/7/03 U.S. Scholar Uncredited in Iraq Report Claims that copying student papers was "research" fall flat on their face because the report's list of authors did not include the students whose essays were copied to make the report.
IF THERE ARE ANY NEWSPAPERS SHOWING THIS STORY AS A HEADLINE PLEASE SCAN AND EMAIL BEFORE NEXT WEDNESDAY. THANKS.
2/7/03 MI6 'intelligence' lifted from lecturer's article COLIN POWELL’S much-vaunted case for war against Iraq suffered a setback yesterday when it emerged that chunks of British “intelligence” that he invoked were copied verbatim from an old article by a young academic. “I was flattered at first, then surprised that they didn’t cite me,” said Ibrahim al-Marashi, 29, an Iraqi-American who lectures on the country that his parents fled in 1968. “I’ll be more skeptical of any British intelligence I read in future,” he said in a telephone interview. “It was a case of cut and paste. They even left in my mistakes.”
2/7/03 News of Bogus UK Intelligence Report Sweeping the Planet
2/7/03 No 10 admits 'mistake' over thesis - Downing Street has said it made a mistake in failing to acknowledge that a large section of a dossier on Saddam Hussein was copied from a Californian postgraduate student's outdated thesis. See that word, "outdated"? The Dossier Powell was waving at the UN does NOT reflect Iraq as it is today but as it was years ago!
2/7/03 U.S. Scholar Uncredited in Iraq Report THE AMERICAN PRESS PICKS UP THE STORY!
2/7/03 DOWNING STREET REPORT IS 'RIP OFF'
2/7/03 Britain's Iraq dossier plagiarized, outdated MORE US NEWSPAPERS COVERING THIS STORY!
2/7/03 UK's Blair under fire for plagiarized Iraq dossier Too bad the Tower is just a museum these days!
Plagiarize scandal story goes around the world, as seen on this screen capture from a Belgium teletext service. Translation: The alleged proof presented by the foreign state minister Colin Powell to the security council is no proof of recent developments and dates back to the 90s. According to an expert from the Swedish Institute for Peace Research (Sipri) the piece of film with Iraqi airplane was recorded in 1991. The elements in Powells evidence didn't show any proof of changes after the 90s justifying a war against Iraq.
2/7/03 UK report on Iraq was fake
2/7/03 The UK Iraq dossier and its use of open sources "That open sources should be used to compile such a report is not in itself surprising – indeed, the use of open sources was acknowledged in the introduction to the document. However, the direct copying of entire paragraphs casts some doubt on the processes used to create dossiers of this type. "
2/7/03 British dossier on alleged Iraqi WMD came from student's thesis
2/7/03 No 10 accused of plagiarizing Iraq dossier
2/7/03 NEW YORK TIMES PICKS UP PLAGIARISM STORY!
2/7/03 Plagiarism Allegations Embarrass Blair Administration
2/7/03 A dossier of evidence against Iraq is "solid", Downing Street has insisted after allegations that it included plagiarized material that was 12 years out of date. Phony Tony keeps a stiff upper lip
2/7/03 Der Spiegel picks up plageiarized dossier story
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