WASHINGTON – A former intelligence analyst currently working as a civilian contractor will unveil publicly what he believes to be recordings of Saddam Hussein’s office meetings discussing his program of developing weapons of mass destruction at an International Intelligence Summit in the nation’s capital next month.
The highly confidential audio was overlooked when it was found in a warehouse along with many other untranslated Iraqi intelligence files, according to the contractor. The recordings are very significant because they may contain audio of Saddam’s secret intentions regarding weapons of mass destruction, he says.
Prior to 9/11, intelligence experts were convinced that Iraq was involved with weapons of mass destruction. However, no concrete evidence was found in the three years after the beginning of the Iraqi war.
The contractor who obtained and reviewed these tapes of historical significance plans to release them to the public Feb. 17, 2006 at the Intelligence Summit, a non-partisan, non-profit conference open to the public, scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
The summit will feature speakers including Yossef Bodansky, the former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism, WND’s Joseph Farah, former CIA Director John Deutch, former CIA Director James Woolsey and Maj. General Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret.).
Following the presentation by the contractor of what he discovered, a panel of experts will discuss ways to verify if the tapes were actually recorded by Hussein. The procedures will include voiceprint analysis and other technical means of voice verification.
This is the second year of the Intelligence Summit and it has struck interest in law enforcement officials, as well as college and university professors. The summit is funded by non-profit organizations involved in funding intelligence research and anti-terrorism efforts.
Attorney John Loftus, president of the Intelligence Summit, recently stated, in regards to the highly confidential audiotapes, “Saddam’s secret office recordings continued well into the year 2000. In all, they contain at least 12 hours of totally candid discussions with his senior aides. Clearly, after these tapes have been verified and corroborated, they will be able to provide a few definitive answers to some very important-and controversial-weapons of mass destruction questions.”
According to Loftus, the contractor who obtained the tapes would like to remain anonymous until he makes his presentation.
The International Intelligence Summit is a non-partisan, non-profit, neutral organization that utilizes charitable funds to hold a conference that serves as a forum where personnel from Intelligence agencies throughout the free world and emerging democracies may gather to meet and exchange information about their experiences, expertise and ideas. In this way, the Intelligence Summit provides a unique opportunity for the Intelligence Community to listen and learn from each other so that they may share their resources to strengthen the war against terrorism.
Loftus formerly served as a federal prosecutor, and is an intelligence consultant for various television networks.
The advisory council of the summit includes two former CIA directors, several generals, a senior officer of the Mossad and the former chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. This year’ list of presenters includes top espionage, counter-terrorism leaders who work for many different agencies throughout the free world.