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WAR: Germany Assisted U.S. in Iraq War Military Operations

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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 06:47 PM
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German media sources are reporting that the German intelligence agency BND assisted the United States in targeting Saddam Hussein regime assets in the early days of the Iraq War, despite earlier claims by the German government that the country was not involved in the war in any way. According to the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and NDR television, German agents remained in Iraq throughout the war and provided direct intelligence support to the U.S. military that was used to target attacks. The BND confirmed that a few of its agents were in Iraq during the war, but has denied that they were directly involved in providing targeting intelligence data.
 



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Jan 12, 2006 — BERLIN (Reuters) - German spies in Baghdad helped U.S. warplanes strike at least one target during the 2003 Iraq war despite Berlin's statements it was not involved in the conflict, German media reported on Thursday.

The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and NDR television said two agents of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency remained in Iraq throughout the war, supplying U.S. counterparts with information.

"They gave us direct support. They gave us information for targeting," NDR quoted a former U.S. military official as saying in a preview of a programme to be broadcast later on Thursday.


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This is a pretty surprising report, given the vocal oppositions the Germans had always expressed regarding the war. It may not be well received at home, but will likely make Germany look better to Americans before Merkel's anticipated visit to Washington.




posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 08:33 PM
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humm, more and more the truth is coming out as to what other countries where thinking and doing about Iraq prior and up to the start of the war.

I voted yes for this submission.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 03:56 AM
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Did the agents act on their own or did they follow orders from home.

That´s a big difference, isn´t it?



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
Did the agents act on their own or did they follow orders from home.

That´s a big difference, isn´t it?


No, it is really not. The agents would have to follow orders from superiors in this kind of operation.



posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 01:38 PM
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One would think if this happened once it could happen again and perhaps it did?

This clearly shows that Germany is not as bad as many think. Working behind the scenees sometimes has advatages


Now lets hope that Merkel (sp?) extends even more help




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